On so many levels
87 posts • joined 5 Jan 2010
Seems to me this is typical terrorist practice...attack your target by harming (or at least inconveniencing) innocents.
Denying people the use of what they've already paid for does not hurt Sony, it hurts their customers. It's more than heavy handed, and a bit narcissistic, to think that your actions against a target are important enough that you can just disregard the collateral damage.
That's not the least bit heroic; it's cowardly and despicable. I pay for my Netflix subscription via PS3 and I damned well expect to be able to use it.
You need to understand that:
(1) Assange making the accusation of treason means that it's his expectation that the entire democratic process at work in the free world must defer to his rather biased decree.
(2) International law does not require that every wingnut fringe hacktivist agree with it in order to be subject to it. And there's no such thing as a right to break the law.
(3) Assange may not pay people to procure illicit data, but he does demand payment from news agencies in exchange for early access to the data his cronies release, and he openly denounces those who refuse to play his payola game. Corrupt much?
All politicians everywhere sabre-rattle. It's called vote-pandering. They're expecting their voter base to pat them on the back for their rather impotent venom directed at the "bin Laden du jour." That doesn't mean that the appropriate punishment involves jeopardizing diplomacy worldwide for the sake of sh!ts and giggles (or some rather subjective Guy Fawkes-esque idea of vigilante justice).
So, Gillard is a traitor to Australia for not protecting their own local Michael Moore wannabe and his flock from an angry world? When did Assange suddenly gain the rights and privileges to speak on behalf of the entire nation of Australia for his own personal purposes?? Seems to me Julian is rapidly becoming the Kim Jong Ill of the blogosphere. He's essentially a blogger with a fanclub and a God complex, not much else.
...whose representative demographic incorporates the entire world's Justin Bieber fanbase. And I revile anyone who hero-worships a bunch of script kiddies who couldn't spell their own names if their lives depended on it.
When did we all decide that criminal acts are cool as long as some authority figure is embarrassed by it? All you Anonymous supporters...keep in mind who your heroes are when they steal your identity and credit records in order to fund their "fight against evil."
As much as I hate the WBC, this just gives them ammunition that they can hand to their minions to fling at the sane folk, in lieu of the usual fistful of poo.
First of all, Anon (or Jester, or whatever) should not have bragged about it; that's free publicity for America's foremost hate institution. Secondly, they should have just quietly rerouted the site to some hideous fetish link. Not that I'm encouraging crime, mind you...just saying, that would've been better.
Gaming cafes must provide intravenous nutrient and hydration feed, a full reclining cyber-couch, and full neural interface with the game. That way your body can rest easy whilst you slay imaginary goobers with your imaginary weaponry, in your imaginary life that is so much better than your "real" one.
This would also be a boon to the Chinese government, as it would give them an opportunity to re-program these folks to be more docile and subservient citizens. Direct neural interface is much more efficient than subliminal messages embedded in commercials and cartoons.
If there was a chance in hell that they would ask the guy to join in, he would've been invited in the first place.
And I'd see it as cheating either way. Not sure why any guy would "tolerate" it...unless he were allowed to watch. If not, he's not only been betrayed, he's also been left out.
Bottom line...if you keep trying to join in and they keep kicking you out of bed, you'd better just get your coat and piss off out of it...
The vast majority of the few decent beers born on this side of the Atlantic are brewed here in Colorado. Notable exceptions are Dogfish Head and Sam Adams breweries. Other than that, we've got the few craft breweries who know that ale is not lager with brown food coloring stirred in, and that not all stouts must taste like automotive cleaner.
Here's to dark beer and the demise of Buttweiser.
I think the pad sizes indicate the size that they CREATE, not the size that they improve upon.
There wouldn't be so many efforts to pick holes in Steevus Christ's coat if (a) he weren't such an iPutz about the whole "if I use a word it becomes mine forever" thing, and (b) he weren't richer than God's accountant.
It's not a coincidence that the people most likely to fight for their freedom of expression are not justice crusaders lamenting the government's ill treatment of downtrodden victims. No, instead it's a bunch of idiot children who demand their right to act up and get away with it. And they are coddled, encouraged, perhaps even inspired by feckless lawyers who drool at the thought of yet another asinine, yet very public and hotly debated, freedom-of-speech case. If someone went back in time and enlightened the early American congressmen regarding the most likely future use of the freedom of expression, they would crumple the Bill of Rights and start over.
...why the big-time volcano boffins are in Newcastle? I'm pretty sure there aren't many places farther from active volcanoes than Newcastle. Do they at least occasionally vacation in Iceland or Hawaii, or something?
Aside from that...isn't molten metal (which is mixed in with molten rock) a good source of heavy duty electromagnetic interference? How close would the listening station need to be?
Here's 2 things that I just don't understand...
1) The way the Religulous Right here in the USA can claim that they are making progress into our future, when they are obviously stapled to a 2,000 year old dead horse that they flog viciously when no one is paying attention to them.
2) The way your average net addict can read a story thoroughly, scrutinize the details, and then take the time to criticize it and question its newsworthiness as though their opinion mattered. If an article is, as you say, not worth reading...what does that say about the twit who invests such effort pointing that out???
Whoops...I hear the Conservative stormtroopers coming. Where's that can of pepper spray...?
The U.S. is the most oppressive state? Really? So far the U.S. has no officially state-sanctioned religion by which people can be and are punished (like Iran), no CCTV cameras installed every 30 meters (like in the U.K.), no commonly accepted political assassinations (like in Russia), no government sanctioned program designed to forcibly purify the nation's racial homogeneity (like Israel), no government limitations on starting a church or rushed trials involving death sentences (like in China)...the list could go on forever.
I get that Linus's disciples are rabidly anti-establishment, but do the more rabid specimens really believe the trash they talk?
I'm starting to think the answer should've just been posted in the article. After reading about a dozen posts bearing roughly the same answer to the math question, I find myself severely amusement-deprived. Yes, I did the math too, but I'm not about to mistakenly presume that (a) I'm the only one who did, and (b) anyone cares.
Instead I will buck the trend by pointing out that, given the sheer number of coins, heat expansion as well as nasty accumulated coin-schmutz (a.k.a. grime) would be factors that would noticeably affect the total height of the stack. Not to mention that you'd need to measure from exactly the same land elevation and/or the same distance from the earth's core and...ugh.
Screw this...I'm going to watch some Zero Punctuation videos. Laters.
Christ, people...it's called "Odds and Sods" for a reason! If you aren't morbidly amused by oddball stories involving incompetent celebrities making themselves look even dumber than usual, then go read a Linux textbook. Your cynicism buttons must be jammed.
Now, as I was saying, I don't blame Naomi for being reluctant to admit having handled Taylor's dirty stones. Think of the social stigma. He really should've washed them first before giving them to her.
A whopping 2,500 people? And still not enough of them with enough sense to vote "The Princess Bride" into the top 10? I weep for humanity.
E.T. was fun, but you didn't see him swashing his buckle about saying "Hello...my name is Insipid Muppet. You took my Reese's Pieces, prepare to die."
*Hrm* Right, well, must be off. Bad satire doesn't write itself...
Every time you pay someone other than "Reagan II: the Sequel" for your online communication, liberal Islamic abortionists burn a Bible on a pile of smoldering fetuses while worshipping Satan. It's all right here in the Book of Revelation, in the Reagan chapter. It's that part that's scrawled in the margin, in pen.
Just when I thought the conservative propaganda juggernaut could not stoop lower, they dig a new sub-basement and snuggle right in.
Really...sounds like the kind of thing Tom Cruise might say to someone who criticizes that other scamlord supreme, L. Ron Hubbard. Lots of parallels between Scientology and Macophilia:
-Similarity in dress code
-Relative incompetence in subject matter (ask the average Mac-adamian what a PCIe bus is and you'll get a blank, drooly stare)
George Lucas and Steve Jobs apparently think that their income between big hit products/movies/whatever can be fulfilled by way of lawsuit. Some judge somewhere just needs to step in and say "WTF are you doing?! Quit wasting my time. Go do something useful and leave these folks alone."
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