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NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

BSAtHome Reciprocal approach (136 comments)

Why not start spying on the spies and publish every single move and action they make. Follow the spies by spying on them and publish the results. Not only celebrities are public goods, the spies who collect information should be must be as transparent as they live on and deal in public goods. What is good for the goose...

about 2 months ago
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Twitter Capitulates To Governments, Censors Users

BSAtHome Re:It isn't designed as an uncensorable platform (91 comments)

Sure, a centralized system is always prone to "deletion".

Why then not design a variant that is decentralized and no single party is in control of the data? Just like the internet, problem --> route around it.

about 2 months ago
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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

BSAtHome Re:The power of EULAs only goes so far (216 comments)

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about 3 months ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

BSAtHome Appearances, all about appearances (409 comments)

People buy what is perceived a "good" deal. Whether the "good" is for the buyer or the seller is always a good question.

Why do people buy bottled water? The tap-water is free...

about 4 months ago
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GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users

BSAtHome Blackmail pool (137 comments)

Unfortunately, now they have a very nice pool of information/images to blackmail the persons(s) displayed. What a treasure that must be for the agencies. How better control the populous than dirty tricks.

Maybe we should start collecting the like info on the agencies?

about 5 months ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

BSAtHome Re:Root issue is lack of URPF and similar (92 comments)

Indeed, reverse path filtering should be mandatory, especially because it is so easy.

Also, RFC3514 should become a part of the IP standard. Not setting the appropriate bit from the sender side should then be punishable with eternal flogging.

about 5 months ago
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Italy Approves 'Google Tax' On Internet Companies

BSAtHome Re:Loophole closed (236 comments)

The problem, however, is that it may run afoul of European law by discriminating between national and European registered companies. It will depend heavily on the exact wording and application of the law whether the EU will allow it.
The loophole should be closed on EU level, but /that/ is a hard thing to do with all the lobbying going on. Maybe it is time that the tax-systems get better harmonised between EU countries and sanity can be implemented (I know, utopian thoughts, but still).

about 7 months ago
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NSA Metadata Collection Program Has Stopped Zero Attacks

BSAtHome Re:Wait a second... (199 comments)

Yes, but it did not hurt the bottom line. The NSA has prevented many, many economic failures. Terrorists are so last decade. The real value is in the economic edge you can blackmail from all others.

about 7 months ago
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Could Slashdot (Or Other Private Entity) Sue a Spy Agency Like GCHQ Or NSA?

BSAtHome Re:No. (188 comments)

Surely, there is a very simple method to do something about it.

When the state oversteps its boundary, it is time to replace the state. If not in orderly fashion, then with force. It is called revolution.

about 8 months ago
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WxWidgets 3.0: First Major Release in Several Years

BSAtHome Re:Some (in)equations (147 comments)

"Big number" minus "Another Big number" is approx.7

That is about right, isn't it?

Just like 2+2=5 for large values of 2.

about 9 months ago
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Where Does America's Fear Come From?

BSAtHome Re:Control... (926 comments)

It is "Fear and consumption".

A way to keep the populations under control. The Roman Empire used "Bread and circuses".

2000 years, and nothing has changed.

about 9 months ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

BSAtHome Re:And so... (258 comments)

But the start of a very productive work-day is upon us. The shutdown of facebook may recoup some of the lost economics from the government impasse.

Also, it reminds me of the final scene in Surrogates, where all people suddenly go outside to see the world again. It is a nice idea, though. One is allowed to dream of a better future.

about 9 months ago
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NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center

BSAtHome Re:Needs More Replicators (372 comments)

Yes, time to leave...

Scott me up Beamy.

about 10 months ago
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UK Mobile ISP Blocks VPN, Citing Access To Porn

BSAtHome Re:Do it! (195 comments)

The *internet* is objectionable. There is no content that is inane. Every letter can be abused for multiple purposes. The whole internet should be an opt-in.

about a year ago
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EFF Wins Release of Secret Court Opinion: NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

BSAtHome Farce royale (524 comments)

You at the other side of the pond have generated a farce beyond fantasy. Create secret court, abuse powers, secret court says "non", ignore, expand and repeat.

As a tech I'd say your system has found a resonance point where the loop-gain is so much greater than one that it might cause the earth's rotation to change....

about a year ago
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Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents

BSAtHome Re:Next step (175 comments)

You mean "saltmarsh"...

about a year ago
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The Death of the American Drive-in

BSAtHome Re:Guess It's Too Late (236 comments)

That is because the pirates got there first. The Drive-in closes because there are too many pirates. It is the secret reason!
Also, when there is too much rain, the pirates tend to raid the drive-in with their ships. A significant burden on the operators.

about a year ago
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3D Printers Shown To Emit Potentially Harmful Nanosized Particles

BSAtHome Something must go (180 comments)

When multiple options are available to mitigate the problem, then the most often used should be eliminated.

Hear you all, stop cooking! You're potentially killing yourself from nano-particle emissions. Stop cooking, now, please.

1 year,8 days
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The CIA Wants To Know How To Control the Climate

BSAtHome Obvious (238 comments)

The most obvious answer is always the one (almost) never thought of or mentioned: stop polluting the planet.

1 year,11 days
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NSA Spying Hurts California's Business

BSAtHome Re:Are you surprised? (277 comments)

It is called "blowback". No surprise there.

1 year,14 days

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Belgian rightsholders group wants to charge libraries for READING BOOKS TO KIDS

BSAtHome BSAtHome writes  |  more than 2 years ago

BSAtHome (455370) writes "People with a healthy interest in fundamental freedoms and basic human rights have probably heard about SABAM, the Belgian collecting society for music royalties, which has become one of the global poster children for how outrageously out of touch with reality certain rightsholders groups appear to be....

This morning, word got out in Belgian media that SABAM is spending time and resources to contact local libraries across the nation, warning them that they will start charging fees because the libraries engage volunteers to read books to kids.

Volunteers. Who – again – READ BOOKS TO KIDS."

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When will slashdot provide SSL content

BSAtHome BSAtHome writes  |  more than 6 years ago

BSAtHome (455370) writes "Since we now are seeing Big Brother legislation like the draconian one just passed in Sweden more often all the time, I am wondering when Slashdot will redirect http to https instead of the other way around like it is currently. All sites should start redirecting as much as possible to SSL for obvious reasons. Can the Slashdot community start a revolution and a coordinated email campaign to all sites they visit? Is it possible to push the use of transport encryption to a point where packet sniffing for content is not worth the trouble, even for the secret services of any country? Can the internet community go from "talking about using transport encryption" to actually using it for everything?"

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