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@mangemongen @athanrebelos Wrong, wrong again, @mangemongen:


1. They didn't say this person is guilty of rape because they had prior convictions/served jail in the past. Quote me that sentence if you believe it's the case. You're drawing your own stupid conclusions from evidence that isn't there.


2. Nothing said above would land the author in criminal court "in all of(?)" Europe. If you disagree, please quote the exact statutes she's broken and link it with the specific text that you think broke said statue(s). Until then, kindly STFU.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Exclusive: Uber driver accused of assault had done prison time for a felony, passed background check anyways

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@mangemongen Ummm first off, CTFO (urbandictionary.com if you don't understand the acronym). I'm sorry you (Daveea?) were convicted of some felony, but I think if wait 7+ years it'll be off your record in some states.


Anyway, let's take some of your inane quotes in turn:


1. "Defamation of a person i pretty much definitely not legal in United States. It's even worse someone from a supposed journalist."


- Soo you're implying that stating someone's multiple felony convictions over half a decade (2009, 2012, etc.) upheld by a court of law and jury of his/her peers is "defamation"? And then you're trying to stir the pot MORE by saying it's a journalist? News flash: this is what journalists do for a living. They report on facts. The fact that you think anything the author said is remotely in the realm of defamation is LAUGHABLE. Honestly, go RTFM, consult a lawyer, or do whatever it is you think best and then come back and correct your whacky rant.


2. "The whole idea behind a criminal sentence is that when you've served you're time, past covictions can't be legally held against you as probable cause if you're ever suspected of another crime. See why accessing other past convictions is fucking bad."


- First off, believe you mean i) served *your (not you're time) and ii) to have ended your "See why..." sentence with a question mark? Second, we're not talking about legally holding something against anyone. We're talking about a journalist bringing up someone's multiple FELONY convictions and oh, probation violation WEEKS before assaulting a passenger he (you/your fellow criminal?) were entrusted to drive somewhere safely. Again, this is what journalists do -- they draw (likely) conclusions and let the public interpret them as they see fit.


3. "There are a few others but guess what, here as in every other instance ever it's rightfully serious crime for the Kindergarten that has express allowance and even requirement to check criminal records of applicants to ever leak that information to anyone else."


- Wrong. Just wrong. Criminal records are, as you astutely point out in the beginning of your rant, public knowledge. Anyone can look this up and thus there's no expectation of privacy here. Using the word "leak" is just silly and an obvious attempt to draw some conclusion that has no merit.


4. "The US police of removing more and more job markets for convicted felons is another foreshadowing."


- Do you mean "policy"? Or are the "police" removing jobs? The supply of labor is enormous and there's nothing wrong with corporations (or governments) excluding some body of people they feel are STATISTICALLY more likely to fail. It's just like requiring a college degree; sure, there are high school-only graduates that are perfectly qualified for some jobs, but odds are better that a college graduate is more qualified. It's called "market signaling" and it's taught in Econ 101 classes across the world. Maybe you sat in on one in your prison continuing education?


5. Comments inline on this abortion of a paragraph:


"You are probably smart enough yourself [sic/redundant] to understand that your own vile disregard for the privacy of others as swell [sic] as you're [sic] complete lack of respect for the fact that everyone is innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. You've done a great service to who [sic/should be "whom" as subject of sentence] the fuck knows whom [sic, ibid.], all I know is it won't be you and defnintelly [sic] no more than maybe 0,000000001% [sic, lack of source] Americans as your [sic] slowy [sic] invalidate human rights which will only end when you wake up in a country where no one is protected from anything. Anarchy? Hope it turns out well for everyone involved."

1 month ago on Exclusive: Uber driver accused of assault had done prison time for a felony, passed background check anyways

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@kalium Wow, deep/original insight. In other breaking news: water is wet and ice is cold.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Researchers put millions of people at risk to convince USB manufacturers that their security problems are serious

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"One of the firms with which the Chris Christie administration agreed an investment deal, ..."

And you're the editor here?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Shockingly, Chris Christie just lied in a press conference about Pando’s pension coverage

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Respoitory, eh? Do you even editor, bro?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Structured Web: YC grad Kimono Labs makes its giant respoitory of user-generated APIs searchable

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@Umfuld Wrong. Many sites ban Tor IPs -- not difficult to do.

4 months, 1 week ago on Gawker staffers publicly call out “pathetic” bosses for refusing to deal with vile anonymous trolls

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@rbottoms Yeah dude, you're saying stupid stuff (to yourself no doubt). Did you expect to engage in a meaningful conversation with anyone -- libertarians or otherwise?

4 months, 1 week ago on Anonymous hackers claim to know ID of Ferguson police officer who killed unarmed Michael Brown

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"We haven’t made much money yet, but we haven’t really lost anything yet either."


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We have absolutely ZERO deal flow and have no idea if it's because of absolutely inane comments like these submissions we send in to pandodaily instead of, you know, doing real due diligence. Probably it is, but meh .. let's write it instead because nobody wants our unsophisticated me-too fund to invest in them anyway.

4 months, 1 week ago on Startups Anonymous: The easiest “NO” our angel fund ever delivered

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@entrepreneurSF Well f'in said, sir. Honestly, this post was so stupid and naive that I'm not even sure it was worth your time to respond to (however cathartic to tell this uninformed "investor" off).

4 months, 1 week ago on Startups Anonymous: The easiest “NO” our angel fund ever delivered

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Because, "..., then turn off Bluetooth" wasn't nearly as click-baity of a headline.

4 months, 1 week ago on Don’t want your smartphone tracked? Don’t go to San Diego

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Aaand worst analogy of the year goes to "Umfuld".

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Attackers have breached Tor’s system to reveal the identities of its users

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Great article, but why on earth would they need to ACQUIRE DocuSign, rather than use them or someone else as a service? Just doesn't make sense to me.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Can the Zillow-Trulia merger finally disrupt the home buying process? Brokers should be terrified to find out

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Throw some more buzzwords into that sentence. You can't.

6 months ago on An author claims Byliner ebooks screw authors. Here’s my royalty statement to prove they don’t

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"I certainly had gripes of my own the (then fledgling) company."

Great sentence, editor.

6 months ago on An author claims Byliner ebooks screw authors. Here’s my royalty statement to prove they don’t

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"That loan has a credit-card-like interest rate of 9%." 


That is just an uninformed comment. Do you even finance, bro? Credit card APRs are upwards of 30%; a 9% interest rate is well within "market" for a company that, you know, loses money.

6 months, 1 week ago on GoDaddy: The pig in the IPO parade

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Who the f' is Christy Turlington Burns?

6 months, 2 weeks ago on What to expect night one of Southland. (Hint: Awesome)

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Oops! What's that you just dropped, Lacy? Oh, it's a name? #nm #humblebrag

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Warning: There might be a BBQ fist fight at Southland

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Great article, and confirms what I (and many others I'm sure) had assumed. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Bad news for whistleblowers. Secret is far less secret than you think

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How many seconds did it take you to write this "post"?

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Startups Anonymous: My biggest beefs with the startup crowd

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Breaking news: Paul Carr is an asshole.

7 months ago on Confirmed: Hotel Tonight keeps a secret list of whiny assholes, and I’m on it

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"It’s unlikely that Time Warner’s objective in backing Maker and was to generate purely a financial return" -- holy proofread much?

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Hollywood is making it rain on the YouTube ecosystem and why it’s only beginning

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"I have way too much time on my hands to be writing shit like this".

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Startups Anonymous: A list of fears from the CEO of a startup in NYC

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These guys were HEAVILY (and rightfully) criticized in the crypto world for not releasing the source code until pressured, over and over, and over again. Then some more. Check out this Quora thread for more information: http://www.quora.com/Silent-Circle/Will-Silent-Circle-silence-critics-who-demand-they-uphold-their-promise-to-release-their-source-code-If-not-can-they-be-trusted. Make sure to expand the comments on that thread, and read the references to Nadim Kobeissi's "release the source" campaign. They even went so far as to censor out reports of their use of vulnerable libraries.


While I respect Phil Zimmerman, I don't necessarily trust the ex-government team that he has assembled around him. Nor do I trust whomever made the decision to censor comments on their product (see above). Don't get me wrong, I'm sure they're all incredible patriots -- but patriots may be more inclined to side with the government they love so dearly when said government is at odds with their users. They claim "Silent Circle’s service offerings have no government-mandated backdoors." when they really should be saying something akin to "Silent Circle’s service offerings have no backdoors, government-mandated or otherwise."


Frankly, I just don't trust this phone. Nor do I trust the company behind it. What is needed is some EFF sponsored open source company with entirely open source client and server software. The problem is that this is expensive, so private companies will fill the gap. To get people to trust them, however, they really should play by the book that has been long established in this space: disclose, disclose, disclose.

10 months ago on Idealism costs: Silent Circle announces ultra-private, ultra-expensive Blackphone

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@Steve_Schmid7  What on earth are you talking about? You want Facebook to turn itself into a charity? Or you think the government should force it to?


Newsflash: it would NEVER have hired all the people it did, acquired (read: injected wealth into) the companies/founders it did, contributed hugely to the local real estate boon, or provide a huge influx of consumption.


I think Facebook is a has-been company (in terms of mind share, thought leadership, etc.), but it's still got loads of cash. If you start comparing private companies competing in a capitalist economy to governments or charities, you've lost your mind. Without proper incentives, there is no Facebook and the aggregate economy is worse off.


Go take an econ 101 class and come back to the comment board.

10 months ago on Follow the photos: The real reason Facebook just paid almost 10% of its market cap for WhatsApp

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"In 2006, Facebook was the only startup that had furniture from Design Within Reach" 


Umm, what? Is this supposed to be a serious statement?

10 months ago on Follow the photos: The real reason Facebook just paid almost 10% of its market cap for WhatsApp

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Taxi drivers are still rude, disgruntled pricks (for the most part); that's the #1 reason I prefer to use another service such as Uber or Lyft.

10 months, 1 week ago on Dear Lyft: I’ve found someone else. I just couldn’t handle surge pricing

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@Erno @eismcsquare  You sound like someone who just read securityfocus.com for the first time. Stating your preferences on Linux distributions and somehow trying to blindly indicate one is superior is no way to go through life. Come present some evidence -- hell, even anecdotes -- and maybe people won't dismiss your nonsense outright.

10 months, 1 week ago on I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

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@David Mayes Did you comment have any purpose other than to point out "look! I too was a senior manager at a big tech company!".

11 months ago on The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages

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@jiveFyre My god you are annoying -- and very obviously created this account simply to bash aspects of (and players in) this story. 

11 months, 1 week ago on Exclusive: Uber driver accused of assault had done prison time for a felony, passed background check anyways

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"post-Internet landscape" ..

.. do you even believe the bullshit you write?

11 months, 3 weeks ago on History was erased twice yesterday

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Please read this sentence aloud to yourself -- and then edit it:


"The movie doesn’t focus so much on the ups and downs of the competition itself, however; this is no sports movie."

12 months ago on “Computer Chess” is the year’s best movie about technology

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@DanielVincentKelley @guitarpunkjack Wah, wah, wahhhh. Someone call the wahhhbulance on you, you little twerp. And by you I of course mean @DanielVincentKelley. You are such a whiner. Why don't you start making progress *somewhere* instead of just complaining to whomever will listen?

12 months ago on BREAKING: Protesters attack Google bus in West Oakland, smashing window

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@DanielVincentKelley @neoganda @mrjkd Step up, bitch. My tech guru punk ass will slap the shit outta you.

12 months ago on BREAKING: Protesters attack Google bus in West Oakland, smashing window

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Nice research. And all I can say after reading it all is FUCK NUANCE.

1 year ago on A small Chinese startup stood up to patent bullying from the maker of Siri – and won

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@nspyraishn You keep using that word ("dearth") -- I do not think it means what you think it means.

1 year ago on Bitcoin, you have a China problem

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Protip: just say "money" when you mean it. This sophomoric construct does not add to your writing: "a significant waste of resources (read: money)".

1 year, 1 month ago on The worst practice in advertising is far too common (and expensive)

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@lyonlee Take your spam elsewhere, kthxbai.

1 year, 1 month ago on Why Facebook pages are a bust for brands

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@sophiaandresov Uh huh, suuuree you did. Liar.

1 year, 1 month ago on Startup snake oil: Scamming early stage entrepreneurs

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Why wasn't Moat awarded legal costs? This seems appropriate given the prejudicial dismissal.

1 year, 1 month ago on Score one for the little guy: Court dismisses ComScore’s patent lawsuit against Moat

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Whoops, hit submit too soon and my Edit period expired. Here's what I meant to write:

These SpiderLabs guys sound like a bunch of amateurs with all of their mistakes/ill preparation. (I'm half way through the article anyway -- just scrolled down to see comments so far, maybe my opinion will change after finishing?)

If you want to read a more technical description of some analogous techniques, check out these two books (one includes a chapter from Fyodor of nmap fame):

1. http://www.amazon.com/Stealing-Network-How-Own-Box/dp/1931836876

2. http://www.amazon.com/Stealing-Network-How-Own-Continent/dp/1931836051

(There are newer ones in the "Stealing the Network" series but I haven't read them so I can't recommend them -- or not.)

P.S. Sorry about the massive images -- think PD did that automatically? I'd remove if I could without breaking the link ..

1 year, 1 month ago on I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

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These guys sound like a bunch of amateurs with all of their mistakes. (I'm half way through the article anyway -- just scrolled down to see comments so far, maybe my opinion will change after finishing?)

1 year, 1 month ago on I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

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@juararetardino "Amazon has never made money and shows no prospects of making in in the future." <-- stupidest thing ever written.

Seriously, do you not get that Amazon could, in a moment's notice, flip a switch and be instantly MASSIVELY profitable? They invest almost every dollar that comes back in the door. Take this Apple fanboy's write-up for instance: http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/05/bezos-not-bozos/.


1 year, 2 months ago on Steve Ballmer: The. Worst. CEO. Ever.

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"The creators filed a whopping 80 patents in the process of building it." 

You say it like that's a good thing. At least try to get a quote from her on how they're for defensive purposes only; she is, after all, the the former president of the EFF so I'm sure she'd be willing to weigh in!

1 year, 2 months ago on Move slow, make it perfect: The three year development of Spin, Skype’s hot new competitor

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@lenkendall You realize your link goes to the Wikipedia page for "Internet" right?

1 year, 2 months ago on Who knows shareholders’ best interests?

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@Platonic Solids Haha touche! Nicely done.

1 year, 3 months ago on Calm down, media, before you hurt someone

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@neoganda @PatrickSF Yeah of course they're not selling us throughput that's equal to the physical line/last-mile speed. They wouldn't be able to provide the upstream bandwidth -- or anywhere near it -- so why bother?

1 year, 3 months ago on The tech industry’s dirty secrets (à la Reddit)

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"Work for a fiber internet “to the home” company…We offer 50gb a second and the fastest 150gb when in reality the company tested a fiber to check bandwidth and couldn’t calculate the speed as the machines weren’t powerful enough, something like 40 terabytes a second before the machines topped out…"

Does this snippet not make sense to anyone else? 

1 year, 3 months ago on The tech industry’s dirty secrets (à la Reddit)

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