art guerrilla’s Techdirt Profile

artguerrilla

About art guerrilla




art guerrilla’s Comments comment rss

  • Dec 9th, 2016 @ 6:03pm

    Re: Re:

    1. isn't crying foul about the THEORETICAL/UNPROVEN involvement of foreign gummints in OUR elections the very definition of hypocrisy when WE HAVE BEEN THE biggest perpetrators of interfering in elections the world over for for-fucking-ever ? ? ?
    NOT saying it isn't prudent to 'investigate' such an issue, but are you REALLY thinking that is what this is about; or is it simply a putin/russkie bashing exercise, with a side order of 'fake news' repression ? ? ?
    2. again, that WE HAVE grossly and materially interfered in COUNTLESS elections of foreign nations is beyond dispute; for US to cry about POTENTIAL interference in OUR elections is hypocrisy squared, no way around it... REGARDLESS of whether we do/don't 'investigate' (color me skeptical) any real foreign influence/interference/hacking, etc...
    3. this hypothetical figleaf of yours doesn't fit... if the figleaf doesn't fit, you must quit...
    4. if ANY OTHER nation could be seen as interfering in both the elections as well as 'our' (sic) gummint policies in general, it would certainly have to be israel...
    5. what insulting, arrogant, presumptuous pricks the dem'rats are: the ONLY way killary could have lost is by some sort of cheating or foreign influence... what loser scumbags...
    (obligatory disclaimer: wouldn't vote for t-rump in a thousand years, but i wouldn't vote for killary in a million years... i dispute the progressive principles of ANYONE who did...)

  • Dec 9th, 2016 @ 5:51pm

    Re: Re:

    you mean you didn't drr the typo...

  • Dec 9th, 2016 @ 5:48pm

    Re: Re: Also compare versus previous elections

    could only find one story on the wisconsin 'more votes than voters'; and it was skimpy on details, BUT did mention the vote was corrected...
    i have been riding a broken-election-system hobby horse for DECADES (as, of course, have MANY OTHERS), and *NOW* dem'rats -in particular- are weally, weally -like- mad at the electoral college and hackable voting systems ? ? ?
    first, fuck you, where have you been, the system has been fucked up forever...
    second, uh huh, ONLY when YOUR ox is gored (pun definitely intended) do you show a GLIMMER of interest in fixing a broken system...
    i *guess* better late than never, but i don't believe you crybabies are serious and sincere about reforming the election system... i have ZERO faith you will follow through and we will join hands in solidarity to reform the election system from top to bottom...
    nah, won't happen, the dem'rat (or rethug) party operatives you take your marching orders from don't want to 'fix' the system, they thought they already 'fixed' the system to their advantage, and don't want anyone mucking that up...
    after you johnny-come-latelies get over your butthurt, you will not stick with the reform bandwagon...
    there will still be an electoral college, there will still be mutually beneficial gerrymandering, there will still be the two hydra heads of the one Korporate Money Party, there will still be hackable, flawed, unauditable computer-based voting systems, there will still be obscene amounts of money raised, and since money has become equivalent to political speech, you and i will have none, and the 1% will have it all...
    ...and Empire will go merrily rolling along, no matter who is Empress/Emperor
    same as it ever was...
    same as it ever was...
    same as it ever was...

  • Dec 8th, 2016 @ 7:34pm

    at christenson

    because you are still thinking of your gummint as a mostly earnest system weally, weally twying weally hard to serve the greatest good for the greatest number; when the barely disguised reality is that it is a con game to take the all the goods from the greatest number of sheeples...
    it makes no sense to think this is a sincerely intended means of governing successfully...
    when you look at it as an institution hijacked to serve the interests of the 1%, *then* it 'makes (perverted) sense'...

  • Dec 8th, 2016 @ 3:51am

    just hating on acrobat DC...

    ...use PDFs ALL the time in our work, and it took me practically no time at all to hate on acrobat dc s/w... (PC) previous version was 'ok', but this version (forget number, i think within a version of the latest) sucks: two-three clicks to do what was once a one-click operation; crappy measuring process; when you smoosh the plus button to zoom in, after 2-3 clicks, the little button bar jumps around, so you have to re-coordinate your mouse to where it moves up a quarter inch or so; etc, etc, etc...
    seems like everything that was directly accessible is now 2-3 more mouse clicks away for no good reason other than they revamped the whole interface for no good reason other than some middle manager justifying their existence...
    in fact, stopped using it at home when working from there, and use a $20-25 alternative which works better for me...
    really getting tired of adobe, historically been high-handed, ignoring users and getting worse...

  • Dec 7th, 2016 @ 5:39am

    Re: Re: No Persecution?

  • Dec 5th, 2016 @ 11:18am

    oh noes, wait until they find out...

    ...when they ban the relatively harmless sexting, then the dirty little pervs will get together in meatspace and, you know, have a meeting of the meats...
    bound to happen eventually...
    *snicker*
    dog damn, why is it prudes and moral scolds are so-o-o-o concerned with what EVERYONE else does in their private lives ? ? ?
    i really do not give a shit what those control freaks do in their lives, why are they so hellbent on controlling every one elses ? ? ?
    could it be they are the 25% of authoritarian shits ? why, i believe that is so...

  • Dec 1st, 2016 @ 3:47pm

    Re: On the gripping hand...

    have you gone crazy eddie ? ? ?
    conform to your role ! ! !

  • Dec 1st, 2016 @ 10:40am

    Re:

    simply the thousandth variation they have on:
    Motherfuckin' Eagles, bitchez ! ! !

  • Nov 30th, 2016 @ 3:33am

    Re:

    yep, used to take regular headphones, 'wear' them on an acoustic guitar, put the banana plug in the mic input, and, voila!, instant semi-electric guitar...

  • Nov 28th, 2016 @ 5:40pm

    Re: Sentencing Guidelines

    its deja vu all over again...

  • Nov 28th, 2016 @ 4:13pm

    Re: no, no, no, you don't unnerstan...

    um, this was the one and onliest time this kind of stuff has ever happened, ever...
    honest...
    we're really not lying now...
    just that one time...
    and, like look:
    we caught it ! ! !
    system worked ! ! !
    nothing to see here, now move along...

  • Nov 28th, 2016 @ 10:32am

    what a tangled web we weave...

    ...when we practice to deceive !
    one of the major problems we find ourself in, is that it is all tied up in one gloriously, huge, tangled skein of Empire... you cant tug on one string without all the interlocking strings pulling back: you cant address mainstream media failures without addressing the failings of capitalist imperialism...
    you cant address systemic election fraud without preventing money-type 'speech' from overwhelming mere human speech, etc, ad infinitum...
    in other words, unless/until Empire falls, there is no way to effectively isolate one problrm to fix it, all roads lead back to the oppression by Empire...

  • Nov 24th, 2016 @ 6:23am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If the EFF ever needed to put "Broken by Design" stickers on something...

    spot on, paul...
    focusing on 'sides' and baring our stunted sheeple fangs at each other is EXACTLY what the monty burns of the world want...
    The They stroke their white persian cats, lave their chitinous claws, and cackle eee-vil laughs that aren't funny, when their puppetmastering of pitting us against each other works exactly as planned...
    it is not: My Infallible Side/Brand vs Your Incorrect Side/Brand; it is: Bottom vs Top, 99% vs 1%, krony kapitalism vs free markets, Empire vs rule of law, freedom vs oppression...
    *those* are the 'sides'...

  • Nov 24th, 2016 @ 5:59am

    Re: Poor Adidas

    1. think tech dirt made it clear they were standing on principle/law, whether the beneficiary is Big Co, or little guy...
    2. actually did 5 mins of googling and found out several factoids: as poster downstream proposed, it was about increasing 'tithing' to their cult, er, church by adding a zero to the mark's, er, parishioner's donation...
    3. they were -at least of article i saw- offered 5000 to 'settle' by adidas and they wanted -you guessed it- to AT LEAST add a zero...
    4. from the statements of cult, er, church members, appears to be a legal extortion racket, plain and simple...
    5. apparently, it is adidas 'thing' to use the 'adi' prefix for marketing BS/fluff: adiColor, adiZero, etc... the 'zero' thing is supposed to refer to a lightweight line of shoes, etc...
    6. searching 'adizero' came up with a zillion pages of adiCrap from adidas... searching 'add a zero' came up with a zillion pages of programming/spreadsheet tips, with *one* on a church newspaper story about this, and *one* with a link to techdirt's story...
    lastly: frankly, i simply refuse to recognize there is ANY basis for the so-called traducement* AT ALL, "adiZero" and "add a zero" are -to me- in no way, shape, or form confusing to differentiate...
    i don't care if it is cola or clothing, or in the same geographical market, simply not the same thing...
    simply saying *something* that kinda/sorta *sounds* like *something* else is some kind of actionable traducement ? ? ?
    no, that is idiocracy-level shit...
    (*phuck ewe two, spel czech, traducement is a word...)

  • Nov 22nd, 2016 @ 4:54pm

    Re: Re: Re: I welcome feedback

    i give techdirtia high marks for its comment policy, and overall inclusiveness and evenhandedness for even extreme positions such as yours truly is prone to pronouncing...
    *this* is how a democracy should look and feel: no holds barred, rollicking, roiling, bursting with energy; and yet also revolving around a general consensus which produces a type of group-wisdom... (sometimes)
    in any event, even the non-starters are welcome, the walts and such of the world provide a handy and useful foil to demonstrate the faults in their argumentation, and educate the like-thinking/non-thinking cohort to how their position is in furtherance of Empire, while the better option is to further freedom...

  • Nov 22nd, 2016 @ 4:20am

    goons for the state...

    ...gotta be goons, we ain't hiring the smart ones, now are we ? ? ?
    and *thats* the way Empire likes it, up against the wall, citizen ! ! !

  • Nov 18th, 2016 @ 10:32am

    Re: Well read 'agent legal'

    dear dog in heaven, i knew the piggies selected FOR the stupid, but that writing is by a 6th grader who failed language arts...
    (no comments from the peanut gallery, i can write rings around 90% of you, but this informal venue does not require 'standard'writing conventions...)

  • Nov 17th, 2016 @ 1:45pm

    Re: The "C" Word

    i will swim against the tide on this one, as i find far too often that FAR too many people aver that ONLY gummint entities are capable of censorship, but i totally disagree with that...
    state censorship may be one of the most egregious forms, and may have legal protections (at least theoretically), but private, 'legal' censorship is still censorship...
    in fact, i will maintain that the censorship-lite practiced here with flagging posts which are superficially hidden IS a form of censorship, albeit crowd-sourced and about as mild as censorship can get... regardless of whether it is done by popular acclaimation, it is still a form of censorship...
    (AND about the only form of censorship i dont get too upset about since the content is still available...)
    worst and most insidious of all, is the self-censorship we all engage in for this hysterical, uber-PC era...
    EXACTLY WHY i go 'overboard' in many of my posts: i am both staking a claim to say whatever fucked up shit i want to say, which gives YOU ALL the space to voice your not-so-fucked-up shit... further, this crazy person from crazytown advocating for -say- stringing up ALL the politicians, gives room for less extreme people to carve out a reasonable landing spot... otherwise, WHAT incentive is there for politicians to have a change of heart ? ? ?
    no, you milquetoasts need a crazy person to provide the impetus your ineffectual voting and sternly worded letters to the editor wiil NEVER accomplish...
    you're welcome...

  • Nov 17th, 2016 @ 11:32am

    the overarching point...

    ...that is most telling, is the retroactive approval/legalization of the previously illegal/unthinkable...
    as the author rightly points out, what else does this tell the spooks, other than they can do whatever the fuck they want, and the legislators will protect THEM, not US, their real (not) constituency...
    upshot is, NO constitutional protection (on this side of the pond), and spooks run amuck with no effective oversight...
    if that ain't the very definition of a police state, i dont know what is...

More comments from art guerrilla >>