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  • Feb 6th, 2016 @ 5:52am

    Re:

    not sure 'partnering' is the correct term, it is more of a funder/fundee relationship...
    gg and others at the intercept have discussed the subject of editorial independence, etc numerous times...
    i still have some qualms about the relationship and potential for abuse, but we live in an age of patronage: working outside The System requires a sugar daddy...

  • Feb 2nd, 2016 @ 12:22pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    "We put the rotten egg smell in gas so people can know its there on purpose... this is a good idea. Now if we, instead, put an aerosol poison in it instead of give it a smell... that would be really bad idea"

    um, the gas *is* the 'aerosol poison', no need to add any...

  • Feb 2nd, 2016 @ 12:18pm

    Re: Re:

    heh, ninj, think you need to back the outrage bus up a little, and let scote roll out from under...
    pretty much think scote *did* address the scheme itself, and i agree in most respects...

    AND, of course it has to 'be about the fine bros'; again, that is part and parcel of the techdirtia worldview: tend your rep, and your rep will tend to you...
    (the corollary is obvious)

    WHOEVER it is: T-rump could say he is all for puppies and rainbows, and i am IMMEDIATELY wondering what the hell is wrong with puppies and rainbows now, BECAUSE of the source and his reputation, past acts and misdeeds...

  • Jan 30th, 2016 @ 7:01am

    Re: Absolutely horrible ruling

    i heard a million monkeys just walked away from their typewriters...

  • Jan 30th, 2016 @ 7:00am

    Re: Re:

    NO, it is EXACTLY that kind of unvarnished truth and realistic assessment which needs to be said REPEATEDLY, and LOUDLY in contravention to Empire's lapdog propaganda machine we call the mainstream media...
    NOT talking about it is the 'sin', NOT facing up to the corrupted system is the problem...
    YOU are the problem when you call for abject authoritarian acceptance of any/all outrages foisted on us all...

    unless/until the critical mass of sheeple bare their fangs at Empire will anything change...
    power NEVER devolves voluntarily...
    NEVER...

  • Jan 27th, 2016 @ 6:43pm

    Re:

    so its like ubiquiti ? ? ?
    think distributed/individual-based, 'mesh' networking is a pretty cool idea, if not the ultimate in small dee democracy in action...
    if i recall, wasn't just a urban-friendly method, but actually more popular in rural areas; the line-of-sight thing being one of the main issues...

  • Jan 17th, 2016 @ 8:14am

    Re: Pretentious

    rightio!!!
    ONLY properly integrated startups with -like- totally 'representative' percentages of demographics we aspire to at all levels and job descriptions is acceptable, otherwise it is a krime against humanity...

    OR:

    'if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out'...

    *sheesh*

  • Jan 4th, 2016 @ 7:23pm

    Re: Benefactors First, Citizens Last if at All

    oh, you don't know how spot on your subject header is...
    was just reading about one of the 7th circles of bankster hell, wherein all ye here may abandon all hope:

    turns out, that latest round of regulatory relaxing and wall street's tailor-made laws, have made it so when the poo poo hits the rotating blade, and the banks start falling like dominoes, the arbitragin', scammin', HFTin', lyin', hookers and blowin' masters of the universe are FIRST AND FOREMOST in line to be paid back 100% for their leveraged market manipulations ! ! !
    actual people who put up REAL money the banksters leveraged out the ying-yang ? small-time depositors and joe and jane nobody ?
    F.U.C.K.E.D.

    long lube, but short condoms...

  • Jan 4th, 2016 @ 4:32pm

    Re: Re: Hate to tell you:

    two of my favorite quotes regarding kapitalism:

    Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

    john maynard keynes

    Under capitalism, man exploits man.
    Under communism, it's just the opposite.

    john kenneth galbraith

  • Dec 30th, 2015 @ 6:23am

    Re: Re:

    well, we're still in a 'State of Emergency', since nine eleven, doncha know...
    so -you know- anything goes...
    um, for our own good, and shit...
    'cause, um, national sekurity and terrorists and shit...
    now, shut up, sheeple, and chew your cud...

  • Dec 19th, 2015 @ 11:54am

    Re:

    @ balls-
    not only that, but where you gonna go ? ? ?
    The They (tm) have you by the short and curlies...

    arguendo:
    A. you need a cellular telephonic computing machine technology thingy,
    B. you have X number of carriers available in your area,
    C. HOW many is that ?
    D. what do you do when you go through all X of them, and find they are ALL EEE-vil, and ALL suck at customer service, etc ? ? ?
    E. see, A.

    (oh, and for extra credit, you can plug this formula into nearly ANY major 'commodity' service -phone, banking, media, health insurance, utilities, etc- and get the same result... seeing a pattern ? ? ? i know the conclusions -while inescapable- are like kryptonite to proper propaganda viktims raised on a steady diet of kapitalist imperialism... yeah, i'm looking *directly* at you, mr. whatever...)

  • Dec 9th, 2015 @ 3:38pm

    Re: I'm Hating on This So Much

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  • Dec 9th, 2015 @ 3:34pm

    Re: Re: Re: Palindrome

    more like a palindrone, described as a malapropism with misplaced intentions...
    hee hee hee

  • Dec 9th, 2015 @ 3:26pm

    Re: Re: Re: Wyden is a Democrat

    1. dem'rats vs rethugs : sorry, *relative* to the problem of confronting and dismantling Empire, there is very little difference between them, they BOTH support Empire 110% ! ! !

    2. they BOTH agree to avoid important issues by common consensus; they BOTH emphasize the hot-button issues which are *relatively* inconsequential in the overall scheme of things, but serve very well to keep us divided...

    3. they BOTH are beholden to the Korporate Money Party, NOT the 99%... one dollar, one vote ! ! !

    4. they BOTH by common consent, excoriate, eliminate and exterminate ANY third-party challenges/'outsiders' that gain any traction; destroying ANY attempt by the citizenry to get at meaningful alternatives to the korporate-kontrolled duopoly...

    5. indies as a whole cohort, outnumber each of the asses and oliphant's parties... only a matter of time... then the 'elections' will be called off...

    6. and -of course- BOTH parties manifestly and egregiously have avoided their constitutional, legal, and fiduciary duties in performing (the correct word with a different connotation) as representatives...

    IF THEY HAD BEEN DOING THEIR DUTY -at long last- they would be declaring wars, instead of abdicating that constitutional duty by letting the preznit have a free hand to bomb/destroy/murder with impunity around the globe...

    IF THEY HAD BEEN DOING THEIR DUTY, there would be a fuckton of banksters in jail or strung up; and BOTH parties have been party to that monumental injustice... BOTH cover for each other when push comes to shove, and BOTH use bullshit scare tactics on their constituency...

    IF THEY HAD BEEN DOING THEIR DUTY, there would be NO secret renditions, (NO renditions, per-i-fucking-od ! ! !) NO warrantless taps, NO 'scoop it all up', NO black torture sites, NO secret courts, with secret laws, secret verdicts, and secret executions...

    THAT is anti-thetical to America, sir/madam!
    WHERE were YOU when all this shit was (IS!) going down ?

    with the occasional exception of a wyden, etc, WHO speaks up against these abominations ?
    NO ONE on the inside, NEVER...

    (ONLY if a snowden FORCES the issue does ANY of this crap come out...)

    secret executive signing statements ? ? ?
    i don't care WHAT bullshit 'reasoning' someone tries on me, THAT SHIT is unconstitutional, anti-small-dee-democratic, and fucking breathtakingly immoral...

    NONE OF THAT is what i love about America, land of the FREE, home of the BRAVE; and everything i hate about amerika, the Empire...

    put me on your fucking list, komrade feinstein !

  • Dec 8th, 2015 @ 4:58pm

    Re: RMS was right

    being 'right' is the easy part; there are ALWAYS a million other unremarked RMS's for every one that is semi-known...

    no, being right is easy, being heard AND persuasive is hard...

    (ESPECIALLY when the deck is stacked against you with a korporate-kontrolled media...)

  • Dec 7th, 2015 @ 5:29pm

    Re: Saying it again...

    uh, mr. cressman, i'm afraid i have some bad news for you:
    um, first, 'competency', 'knowledge', 'experience', and 'expertise' have NOTHING to do with being a mainstream politician...
    please disabuse yourself of that non-starter...

    and while there are *some* clueless dolts who are twue bewievers and spout whatever idiotic crap their handlers tell them to, *most* are smart enough to realize what they are selling is snake oil, but they don't care, it is all about power and perquisites...
    the way to get those power and perquisites is to do the bidding of the 1%...
    the way to NOT get power and perquisites is to do the bidding of the 99%...
    it IS that simple...

    it has actually been 'proven' that the wants/needs of 99% of us have close to ZERO influence on the political system...
    there are all kinds of realizations which should follow from that factoid...
    ('show me an acorn, and i can deduce the universe', kind of thing...)

  • Dec 2nd, 2015 @ 6:02pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    i appreciate the apparent restraint, and additional caveats offered as to *why* termination upon accusation is not viable...

    however, i think it has gotten even further than that, like the idea that most of us probably don't get through a day without a felony or two (BECAUSE of the kriminalization of life, NOT because we are actually kriminals), most of us are *probably* 'guilty' of some ridiculously broad copyright/trademark traducing at some point or another (OR the mere ACCUSATION of such from unknown unknowns)...

    again, the point is the kriminalization of EVERYONE, such that EVERYONE is subject to being jacked up for ANYTHING at ANYTIME...
    then, any citizen dares bitch about anything, the KGB, er, i mean stasi, er, i mean SS, er, i mean, i mean our dearly beloved faderland superiors who are only concerned with our safety and well-being will rightfully and wisely see to our, um, re-education to the correct normality...

    thank you sir, may i please have another ! ! !

  • Dec 1st, 2015 @ 2:58pm

    Re: Re: Vtech needs to be sued out of business quickly

    yes, they could...
    the sheeple could do ALL sorts of stuff if they acted in concert...
    prolly not gonna happen until the bread and circuses run out...
    then it will be too late...

    besides -no slur upon techdirtia- but how many parents are tuned in to this website on the off chance some tech-related story has this impact on their special snowflakes ? ? ?
    otherwise, it gets a 10 second mention on the mainstream news, then down the memory hole it is flushed ! ! !

  • Nov 30th, 2015 @ 4:42pm

    Re:

    woohoo
    don't go in for too many 'me too' posts, but that was spot on...
    i LOVE taking someone's own (purported) values and turning the tables on them, as you so ably did there...

    bravo, sir/lady poster, well done indeed...

  • Nov 30th, 2015 @ 4:39pm

    Re: Stupid Geek

    no, he's just a tool...
    *my* theory for why so many of these tech-ignorant ideas are floated, is because they DON'T want capable, knowledgeable, experienced nerds, et al to provide any significant advise and guidance (never mind leadership)...

    *that* would shoot down ALL their idiotic ideas; and they don't really care they are idiotic, they just want to out-bluster the other pols...

    actually listening to the nerderati and basing decisions on that could lead to well-measured and smart responses (which *might* include 'doing nothing', *gasp*), and we can't have that ! ! !

    (reminder: action is not achievement)

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