* Posts by AbeSapian

137 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jan 2014


Puking! protester! forces! Yahoo! 'techie! scum!' to! ride! vile! bile! barf! bus! to! work!



I was in the midst of po' folk and riffraff. It was disgusting. I burned my clothes.

Terminator-maker 'Cyberdyne Inc' lists on Tokyo stock exchange


Cyberdyne vs Alien

Get away from her you bitch!

Facebook flashes its One Tool To Rule Them All in security threat analysis


Help Me Obiwan Kenobi!

You're our only hope.

Tech giants KNEW about PRISM, web snooping, claims top NSA lawyer


I'm shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on in here!

Here's your winnings, sir.

Gmail data-mining lawsuits fail to get class action status


Lawyers 1, People 0

"First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." - Henry VI, Part 2.

'Software amplifier' boosts quantum signals


Re: Does it work on

Yes, but it all relies on probability. It might cost a little, or it might cost a lot. It all depends on how the cat is feeling at that moment.

That NSA denial in full: As of right now, we're not pretending to be Facebook or Twitter


Appropriate Legal Authority

'Nor does NSA target any user of global Internet services without appropriate legal authority. Reports of indiscriminate computer exploitation operations are simply false.'

Given that the "legal" authority comes from a secret court whose deliberations are never revealed to public scrutiny, I'm not very reassured. The FISA courts have always been a rubber stamp and will always remain so.

CIA hacked Senate PCs to delete torture reports. And Senator Feinstein is outraged


Here's Your Winnings Sir.

I'm shocked, shocked to discover there's gamboling going on here!

X marks the... They SAID there was a mystery planet there – NASA


Flash Gordon

Maybe it's the planet Mongol operating in stealth mode.

Telstra 'snot boxes' challenge Turnbull's FTTN plan


5 Mbs

Out here, in the ass end of the universe, I'd kill for your 5 Mbs speed.

'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code


Every Child Left Behind

This smacks of our own misguided No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) emphasis on education. For us in the U.S., NCLB has been an unmitigated disaster for education and an assault (IMHO) on the ability of students ordinary means to assume leadership positions in government and business by depriving them of social and historical background needed to put society and technology in context with human needs and goals.

NCLB focuses on science, math, and engineering while sacrificing the arts and social studies. It creates worker bees that can operate the machinery of business, but lack the context necessary to decide policy.

It is the single worst thing we have done to our children. It virtually unravels the gains made by end of slavery and the establishment of child labor laws.

China targeted by new Android Trojan


Mother Told Me Not To Go

Know where you make your updates from.

Q: What's government-owned, designed to kill, and now more transparent? A: DARPA!


Re: From the DARPA catalog...

Laugh while you can monkey boy!

Amazon reports rare profit and is punished by Wall Street



Followed by Wall Street flopping on their back, kicking and screaming.

Yahoo! Mail! users! change! your! passwords! NOW!


Not To Put Too Fine a Point On It

Just why, exactly, was Yahoo sharing user's passwords with a third party? The only reason to have the password is if you're going to log into the account. What was that third party doing?

Regardless of the fact that it was the third party's systems that were hacked, it is an enormous breach on the part of Yahoo for even sharing passwords with that third party. The liability is Yahoo's.

Japanese quantum boffins 'may have the key to TELEPORTATION'


Step One:

Build a Heisenberg compensator.

Developer's rare $50,000 Twitter account @N stolen in web shakedown


GoDaddy ...

deeply regrets any inconvenience this may have caused (but don't expect any compensation).


Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

If they can do it to GoDaddy, they can do it elsewhere as well.

Is Google building SKYNET? Ad kingpin buys AI firm DeepMind


"It's the brain drain. His brain is draining." - Beatles, Help!

Google bus protests are Kristallnacht against the rich – tech VC legend



Hallelujah sister.


Re: Eat the rich

Slow dipped feet first into boiling lard. Then served with garlic butter, fava beans, and a bottle of good Chianti.


Re: Blame @ Charles Manning

"Free education (that results in useful output), or at least very well subsidised education, is a really good thing."

My that's a big word. Can you say, "Metropolis?"

Everyone deserves the same access to quality education. One of the principle objections I have to No Child Left Behind is that it promotes a class of techno-drones that may be good for programming or operating machinery but lack the foundations in history, philosophy, and political science to serve in society's leadership positions.


Re: Blame

Believing that the 1% create jobs in America is like believing in the Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy. Actually, you stand a better chance with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy because, in one form or another, they actually deliver.

The job creators are and always have been small businesses - the owners of which are as far from the 1% as the poorest of the poor statistically speaking.

Devs write 'film my shag' sex app for Google Glass



These people need to search EBAY for a life.

Microsoft empties a can of BUG SPRAY on Visual Studio 2013, hands sticky result to devs


I Wish ...

Microsoft would fix the bugs in Windows 7.

US can't get its hands on Navy hacker Victor Faur, aka SirVic


Re: But, but, but...

Actually, it's just as illegal for a person in the U.S. to hack a foreign computer as it is to hack a domestic one (unless you work for the NSA).

Look out, Earth! Here comes China Operating System (aka Linux)


This Will Make Getting Ripped Off Much More Efficient

None of that tedious waiting around to be hacked.

Mystery 'doughnut' materializes in front of Mars rover: 'OH MY GOD! It wasn't there before!'


It's All Fun and Games Until Somebody Gets Hurt

Maybe it's just the Martians yanking the JPL's chain.

'Toothless' environment protections in secretive global trade pact TPP leaked all over the web


U.S. Citizens


Many of us are screaming as loud and often as we can. But our elected officials have become a wholly owned subsidiary of big business. High election turnout is 30% of the electorate. That's pathetic.

Most of the citizenry eligible to vote are too ignorant / lazy / stupid to bother.

Of those that vote, too many suck from the corporate propaganda teat to realize how they're being screwed.

It's hard enough to get reasonable people to run for public office, let alone get them elected. Throw in the shafting we took from the Citizens United decision and the corporate ownership of nearly all the media outlets, having your voice heard above the din is nearly impossible.

I regret to say the shining beacon on the hill has gone out for the indefinite future. I sometimes think that the only solution might be for every other reasonable nation in the world to declare war on the U.S.


Re: "should be subject to the same dispute settlement mechanism as the rest of the agreement"

As a U.S. citizen, I hate to say it, but you're right. We lost WWII. It just took 70 extra years to do it.


Re: Companies sue governments for policies they don't like?!!

Large multinational corporations have become like super governments, rendering political governments impotent. Like the floating party in The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, they drift from country to country, plundering the resources as they go, and leaving nothing but a path of destruction behind them. There's the real war of terror.


Re: As with any free trade agreement with the USA...

Like the song says, "The large print giveth and the small print taketh away."


Get Ready to Bend Over and Take It Like a Man

My that's a big word. Can you say Fascism?

Top patent troll sues US regulators for interfering with its business


A Bridge Too Far

Send these trolls back to the bridge they came out from under and set it on fire.

Don't panic! Japan to send nuke fuel rod into MELTDOWN in Fukushima probe


On the Plus Side...

With all the radiation washing ashore in California, now they can tan both sides without having to turn over.


What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Fukushima. No problem. The west coast doesn't have nearly enough radiation washing ashore yet.

Infosec experts boycott RSA conflab over alleged 'secret' NSA contract


How to Become Radioactive In One Easy Lesson

Fukushima required an earthquake and cost money. RSA did it all by their little lonesome and got $10M in the process.