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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

waynemcdougall Time to build a moat (500 comments)

This ruling is a great boon for vampires

about 2 months ago

Press Used To Print Millions of US Banknotes Seized In Quebec

waynemcdougall Where's Perry, eh? (398 comments)

So someone is trying to take over le Trois-Rivières area? with a counterfeitprinterantor, eh?

Did anyone spot an ornithorynque wearing a fedora and assisting the Mounties?

about 3 months ago

Porn Will Be Bitcoin's Killer App

waynemcdougall Re:Why is everyone claiming Bitcoin is anonymous? (216 comments)

Several years ago, a friend of mine worked in Iraq doing computer forensics on computers taken from Islamic whack jobs. One of his jobs was to watch all the porn videos looking for other video that might have been embedded in it.

My wife would kill me if she caught me watching steganography.

about 3 months ago

Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police

waynemcdougall Re:Metlink IRP (287 comments)

He has not yet been arrested and Metlink were simply following their IRP for a security breach which doesn't discriminate based on intent.

No. This is simply wrong. If "Metlink were simply following their IRP" then they would have started investigating and taking action last month when their gaping security violation was first reported.

Instead they did nothing until exposure of their incompetence was threatened by mainstream media.

about 3 months ago

Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

waynemcdougall Dupe!! (465 comments)

This is totally the same article as the one posted on the 5th!!

about 4 months ago

RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

waynemcdougall As per the contract (291 comments)

17. RSA agrees that should the existence of this contract, the general nature of the agreements made herein, or the relationship bewtern the RSA and NSA be made public then the RSA shall, with due expediency, issue the following denial: "we have never entered into any contract or engaged in any project with the intention of weakening RSA's products, or introducing potential 'backdoors' into our products for anyone's use."

about 4 months ago

New Zealand's Hackable Transport Card Grants Free Bus Rides

waynemcdougall Problem already solved (96 comments)

Good news everybody! Here in New Zealand such actions as hacking cards to add value, or taking personal information off websites, or even wiping data off someone else's computer system are all illegal.

Thus solving the problem once and for all.

about 5 months ago

Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

waynemcdougall Re:Military propaganda movie for home consumption (726 comments)

Yup, I only saw it once, in the theatre. I addressed your point about the rock attack above. Guess it was tl:dr

The planet looked like a bug native home to me. But even if the movie "told us" the bugs had invaded - well it is Earth propaganda. They would say that. You can't trust any of it.

It's like the commercials inside the Robicop movie, except the whole of Starships Trooper is an advertisement. For the military government.

about 5 months ago

Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

waynemcdougall Re:Military propaganda movie for home consumption (726 comments)

Oh yes. The bug quarantine zone. Where you are not authorised to go

For your own safety of course. There are no human controlled mass-drivers here. No siree.

You can trust Earth-mil-gov. We are your friends.

(Cf the radiation zone in Oblivion)

about 5 months ago

Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

waynemcdougall Military propaganda movie for home consumption (726 comments)

You cannot understand the Starship Troopers movie until you realise it is all a propaganda piece.

If you think the Bugs are a threat, you have missed everything.

To understand the movie Starship Troopers it is crucial that you realise the _entire_ movie is propaganda for the Earth's military government. It is clear at the start, and the finish, but it never stops being that a propaganda show.
So nothing can be accepted at face value. Here's what we know:

1. Earth is under control of a military government (a junta)
2. Life is tough: food is rationed, the world is overpopulated
3. You can't have children (or vote) without serving in the military
4. There are dissidents / rebels / those who oppose the one-world order

To keep the population under control, the military leaders need a war. The population will accept hardships, and the excess population can be whittled down. People can be kept busy with work creating disposable goods (bombs, spaceships, uniforms), so they don't have time to think or rebel.

The Bugs are not a threat to humans. They defend themselves. They have no space flight capability. They have no means of attacking Earth. They are a manufactured threat.

Their purpose is to kill as many young people as possible. Young people are a threat to the established order (notice how _old_ the military leaders are). That is why the military strategy is so stupid. The purpose is to get people killed. Population control.

And then grieving relatives at home will continue to support the war.

Because the carnage is so great, people get promoted very quickly. Ignorant, naive young things in command, who will just follow orders.

Finally, we have the giant rocks hurled onto Earth. Bugs? Nah. That's the Earth government. Notice how the rock impacted _directly_ on to the area that was rising up against the military government on Earth?

Multiple birds killed with one (big) stone. Dissidents: vaporised. Support for war: raised amongst survivors. Population: culled. GDP boost: keep people busy rebuilding infrastructure

And THAT'S why the female 'heroine' got such a bollocking for changing course without orders. They nearly got in the way of the rock, and the ship sensors could (did!) log the source. Not the bugs. Humans.

So the sequel is the three friends: one a grunt, one an office, one an 'intellectual'. The first two miraculously survive to figure out what is really going on, go to scientist friend, who betrays them. They go on the run. Carbonite may be involved.

But in the third part, the scientist turns out to be working for them on the inside. he had to betray them to save them. But he's been collecting enough info to blow the whole conspiracy wide open.

And together the three of them overthrow the junta, bring peace and democracy, and an uneasy truce with the bugs. Maybe start some colonies. They all live happily ever after.

(Until the Bell Riots)

about 5 months ago

BBC Unveils Newly Discovered Dr.Who Episodes

waynemcdougall Re:Dear Friend in God (184 comments)

I am very interested but with respect to (1) please clarify as to whether that is Black or White Guardian

about 6 months ago

Cricket Reactor Inventor Says $1mil Prize Winners Stole His Work

waynemcdougall Insightful, informed discussion (131 comments)

Sitting back waiting for the intelligent, insightful and informed posts explaining the merits of the two sides. Looking for the Anonymous Coward post by the informed insider.

about 7 months ago

Researchers Complete New Gondwana Map

waynemcdougall New Zealand (116 comments)

And New Zealand just pops into existence at the end like some just anchored a boat and fished it up out of the sea

about 9 months ago

Real-Time Gmail Spying a 'Top Priority' For FBI This Year

waynemcdougall Also talking (283 comments)

The FBI has also learned that talking face to face us being used in nearly every criminal activity of two or more people (gangs). Henceforth all conversations must be recorded on your official government recorder, which will relay all conversations in real time.

Until you receive your recorder, refrain from I monitored conversations except in the designated monitored talking booths.

1 year,23 days

The Empire Writes Back About the Failed Death Star Petition

waynemcdougall Re:is there a reference to Earth at all in Star Wa (90 comments)

There is something wearing an American flight suit in the Cantina scene. But you know how the sand people will buy any old junk the Ferengi pick up that fell through a wormhole backwards in time.

about a year ago

NASA On Full Court Press To Deflate Doomsday Prophecies

waynemcdougall Re:Complete waste of time... (286 comments)

...you can't fix stupid.

At least, not yet. Science, genetics specifically, still offers us a little hope of finally leaving superstition behind us.

But it sure is difficult to watch the deluded go about their hand waving, crystal gazing, and ancient calendar worshiping.

That's just the sort of thing a Capricorn would say!

about a year ago

Earth Avoids Collisions With Pair of Asteroids

waynemcdougall Re:What did we do, the Lambada? (256 comments)

Earth's next trick is to move 3 million miles farther out from sun to stop that pesky overheating problem

about a year ago

Voyager 1, So Close To Interstellar Space That We Can Taste It!

waynemcdougall Still receiving commands? (271 comments)

What sort of commands are we sending?

"Keep going"
"Just keep going"
"Don't turn around and come back"
"Just a little bit further - just keep going"
"Nearly there - keep going"

about a year ago


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