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UK Police Now Double As CCTV Cameras

BenJCarter Re:I believe all police activity should be filmed (161 comments)

If we video tape everything police do, it removes doubt. Too many bad police have not been truthful and it has seriously corroded public trust. It will also provide them with good evidence in day to day operations.

about a year ago
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UK Police Now Double As CCTV Cameras

BenJCarter I believe all police activity should be filmed (161 comments)

To cut down on the "he said she said" and reduce the ability of police to lie. Pictures or it didn't happen. Or at least their testimony is more open to reasonable doubt.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: With Grants Drying Up, How Is a Tech Non-Profit To Survive?

BenJCarter Re:More important: Why are they drying up? (178 comments)

We aren't at war anymore. You must have missed the president guy's mouth noises on the subject.

about a year ago
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Texas Bills Would Bar Warrantless Snooping On Phone Location

BenJCarter Re:Dammit, Texas! (277 comments)

The politicians distract us so easily with their party disguises. Myself, I vote for the person, not the party. Tweedledee or Tweedledum...

about a year and a half ago
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New Content-Delivery Tech Should Be Presumed Illegal, Says Former Copyright Boss

BenJCarter Re:Welcome to the land of the Sheeple (379 comments)

They will decide it for me regardless if I depend upon them or not.

There is no government of the people, for the people, by the people anymore (if there ever was.)

Hopefully we can still talk freely (unless it violates parole).

I can't tell you who to vote for, that's your decision. I'll just say vote or STFU. The party supporting election integrity isn't a bad place to start if you want to push towards empowering those of us that still believe the Government works for us.

about 2 years ago
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US Military Designates Julian Assange an "Enemy of State"

BenJCarter Re:So I suppose Obama (805 comments)

ROFLMAO!

about 2 years ago
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US Military Designates Julian Assange an "Enemy of State"

BenJCarter Re:So I suppose Obama (805 comments)

Who did Cheney try to execute without due process? How did he fail to kill them? If he failed because the courts wouldn't let him, isn't that due process?

about 2 years ago
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US Military Designates Julian Assange an "Enemy of State"

BenJCarter Re:So I suppose Obama (805 comments)

Well, that is certainly "Change".

If it came down to two shitty choices, I guess I'd rather be waterboarded than blown up with a missile.

Did Bush execute any US citizens without due process? Hell, did he waterboard any US citizens without due process?

about 2 years ago
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Partisan Food Fight Erupts Over NASA, Commercial Space

BenJCarter Re:Partisanship is GREAT for space policy (164 comments)

I said it doesn't cost TAXPAYERS anything. In other words, we aren't forced to fund it. The people who do pay, do so voluntarily.

about 2 years ago
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Partisan Food Fight Erupts Over NASA, Commercial Space

BenJCarter Re:Partisanship is GREAT for space policy (164 comments)

The beauty of Commercial Space is, it doesn't cost taxpayers anything. As a matter of fact, it does the opposite of cost, it generates jobs and tax revenue. The pragmatist in me thinks commercial space corporations need to hurry up and get big enough to graft along with big boys so they can get a place at the troughs of power, and we can get space exploration moving again.

Say what you want about the East India Trading Company, it really tied the planet together...

about 2 years ago
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White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

BenJCarter Re:Air resistance. (1184 comments)

The issue is, we're not dropping enough of them...vote 'em out!

Say "No" to Robomney

How exactly will you "vote 'em out" by saying "No" to the challenger? Don't worry, it's a rhetorical question, there is no math.

about 2 years ago
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Iran Nuclear Agency Not "Thunderstruck" By Virus

BenJCarter Re:One or both lied? (91 comments)

Why would anyone be "baffled" by what is going on? It is not like it would be unprecedented for the chief of a government agency to outright lie about something like this. On the other hand it would not be unprecedented for the "leaker" to turn out to be lying either.

Heh, Iraq had Baghdad Bob, maybe Iran now has "Tehran Terry"?

more than 2 years ago
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Chaos Monkey Released Into the Wild

BenJCarter The shot heard 'round the Web... (76 comments)

The media war is getting serious. Chaos Monkeys? How about you get Stars back?

more than 2 years ago
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How Will Steam on GNU/Linux Affect Software Freedom?

BenJCarter Re:And you are why... (580 comments)

Depends on the definition of desktop. In 1899, people were still using quills on their desktops...

more than 2 years ago
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How Will Steam on GNU/Linux Affect Software Freedom?

BenJCarter Re:And you are why... (580 comments)

I will certainly crow about the fact that Linux has serious traction in one of the most vibrant markets in the world today, mobile devices. What is wrong with people making money off apps running on a standardized OS?

Cool apps are cool; getting paid to make them is even cooler.

more than 2 years ago
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How Will Steam on GNU/Linux Affect Software Freedom?

BenJCarter Re:And you are why... (580 comments)

But it is on a plurality, if not a majority, of mobile devices.

more than 2 years ago

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Think about the fact that IPv6 is tied to your unique MAC address

BenJCarter BenJCarter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

BenJCarter (902199) writes "And no NAT, so everyone has to wear a nametag to the party.

Paranoid, or not paranoid enough?"
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Targeted Killing is no big thing.

BenJCarter BenJCarter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

BenJCarter (902199) writes "From the shoot first and ask questions later category:

"There had been extensive debate within the administration over the past year on how much to disclose about the drone program, particularly decisions to target U.S. citizens without judicial review. Three Americans were killed in Yemen last year, including alleged al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki and his teenage son."

And his teenage Son, also a citizen...

How do we know when a citizen is a terrorist?

What Constitutional justification has been offered for killing a citizen?"

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US Staging Air Power near Iran?

BenJCarter BenJCarter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

BenJCarter (902199) writes "According to Wired's Danger Room

"The U.S. Air Force is quietly assembling the world’s most powerful air-to-air fighting team at bases near Iran. "

The military seems to be worried about a low tech Zerg. The lack of direct interfacing of F-22's and F-15s seems clunky also. Lucky for US forces, they have BACON. And you KNOW Iran doesn't want to mess with BACON..."

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Not Only Did the Righthaven Troll get Smashed...

BenJCarter BenJCarter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

BenJCarter (902199) writes "Righthaven’s first client, Stephens Media of Las Vegas and operator of the Review-Journal, invested $500,000 into the Righthaven operation at its outset. With Judge Pro’s ruling, the media company is losing financial control of hundreds of articles and photos.

"The irony of this? Perhaps those who buy the copyrights could issue DMCA notices to the Review-Journal stopping them from redistributing them?" Randazza said via an e-mail, citing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


Las Vegas Review Journal seems to have lost the mana they used to create it. Imagine the ironic justice if they become vulnerable to the Righthaven model as a result...

Giggity!"

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Apparantly, all our base are belong to them

BenJCarter BenJCarter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

BenJCarter (902199) writes "According to Fox News, hackers "took over" NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (whatever that means). They can add and delete users according to the news report.

Why do I sense a crisis, just screaming for a new government solution. Said solution will, of course, be aimed straight at my Interwebs..."

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Why do Google and Verizon get to choose the rules?

BenJCarter BenJCarter writes  |  more than 4 years ago

BenJCarter (902199) writes "Doesn't sound like net neutrality as much as it does a backroom deal:

Google and Verizon have come to an agreement on how network operators can manage Web traffic, according to two sources briefed on their negotiations.

The agreement, expected to be announced within days, comes as the Federal Communications Commission tries to get major Internet content firms and network service providers to strike a deal on disputed points of so-called net neutrality rules."

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