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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

Ceriel Nosforit Peasants revolt (242 comments)

Thoughts of a free man:

"Execuitive branch"?

State, Treasury, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Defense, Health and Human Services,
Housing and Urban Development,
Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security ...Agricultural terrorist? Actually that makes sense with all the amfo they have. They probably have more of it than some states have in TNT equivalent nuclear arms.

On a completely unrelated note, farmers need drones, don't they? Big ones, for dusting crops, herding cattle and what not.

about a week ago
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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

Ceriel Nosforit Re:My favorite test (147 comments)

That's objective and not the subjective outcome though. In each of our worlds one would be rich and the other would be dead.

about two weeks ago
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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

Ceriel Nosforit Re:My favorite test (147 comments)

If I built a similar chamber and got a different lottery number, would I be guilty of causing your 'death'?

about two weeks ago
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Drone Search and Rescue Operation Wins Fight Against FAA

Ceriel Nosforit Grave misconception (77 comments)

...clearly operating to the benefit of society (as opposed to purely commercial drone use)...

Is this some kind of anglo-american thing? Over here the reason commercial entities get tax breaks is because they should be operating to the benefit of society. Economic speculation and other short-sighted ventures are tolerated as the exception and not the norm of society.

about two weeks ago
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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Too many colors in syntax highlighting (168 comments)

Constant distractions on the internet have made it hard to concentrate for me too. Learning to multitask helped a bit though.

about two weeks ago
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Pushdo Trojan Infects 11,000 Systems In 24 Hours

Ceriel Nosforit 11k...? (32 comments)

I just don't understand how this is worth a headline on Slashdot. The targeted population centers alone are so vast and connected that 11k is a pittance. The common flu probably has a greater influence there.

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

I was going to mod the lot of you ignorant mouth-breathers as flamebait but instead I have decided to educate you.

[Thrymskvida] is one of the best known poems from the Poetic Edda

Thor is primarily an asar deity and he'll be a she if it damn well pleases him. Marvel representing Thor as a female in other adventures than the one in the Edda is far, far from being unprecedented.

about two weeks ago
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Rightscorp Pushing ISPs To Disconnect Repeat Infringers

Ceriel Nosforit Re:You can tell they are extremists (92 comments)

Or they might suddenly start advocating huge increases in bandwidth in the US, so that when you drop from 100/50 Mbps to 256/256 Kbps it really stings.

about three weeks ago
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Rightscorp Pushing ISPs To Disconnect Repeat Infringers

Ceriel Nosforit Re:You can tell they are extremists (92 comments)

A reasonable, sane person would demand limiting a pirate's bandwidth; not disconnecting them completely.

A reasonable, sane person would demand that we do nothing, because this sort of draconian enforcement is disgusting.

A reasonable, sane person could choose to do these among many things, being reasonable and sane.

I mean to say that if a sane person did support draconian enforcement for some disgusting reason then they would not take it to an extreme.

about three weeks ago
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Rightscorp Pushing ISPs To Disconnect Repeat Infringers

Ceriel Nosforit Re:You can tell they are extremists (92 comments)

It is something scary they can make threats with. Here in Finland where I live internet access is a human right.

Presumably you Statesians will want to comply with our philosophy in preparation for when we are the world's only super power.

about three weeks ago
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Rightscorp Pushing ISPs To Disconnect Repeat Infringers

Ceriel Nosforit You can tell they are extremists (92 comments)

A reasonable, sane person would demand limiting a pirate's bandwidth; not disconnecting them completely.

We don't chop off the hands of thieves anymore.

(But we do put loonies in the loonie bin. Hmm!)

about three weeks ago
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German Intelligence Employee Arrested On Suspicion of Spying For US On Bundestag

Ceriel Nosforit Re:NSA: Stop Spying on Americans (74 comments)

I have a more devilish advocacy for you.

This is a solid way to get evidence for a court case if you can get a foreign country to recruit your loyal. It's not exactly a double-spy spiel (hah!), but sort of a one-and-a-half one.

You just have to get the courts to play along, so that your guy who is actually a patriot becomes a traitor in name only. Perhaps establish a penal colony on some tropical island. Get three witnesses like this and you have some very specific, irrefutable things to accuse a nation of.

about a month ago
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Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light

Ceriel Nosforit Re:1990 called (104 comments)

The '90s didn't have indoor position tracking, like Philips seem to say they have.

I'm into this. Maybe. Depending on the resolution of the positional data. If the luminary is also a coded aperture projector then with compressed sensing techniques the obtained resolution could be very high indeed in both time and space.

If that's not what they're doing, give me money and I'll get it done. :p

about a month ago
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Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Attribution (86 comments)

Iran? If they start work at 8:00.

Iran 46 Saturday-Thursday 8 and 6hours Thursdays

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Well well well!

Israel: Sunday-Thursday, 8.5h
Russia: Monday-Friday, 8h
United Arab Emirates: Sunday-Thursday, 8h
Saudi Arabia: Sunday-Thursday, 10h

China: Monday-Friday, hours unlisted.

So the short-list got shorter. Here I was thinking everybody worked the same days.

Usual business hours in Russia:

Banks 8am or 9am-5pm or 6pm Mon-Fri

Offices 8am or 9am-5pm or 6pm Mon-Fri

- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ru...

Russia has no shortage of enemies who might false-flag them, but the short-list is still manageable. Dragonfly probably won't be able to move much without being attributed.

Threat-level: minimal. Political gun which can not actually be used.

about a month ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

Ceriel Nosforit Re:consent (130 comments)

In conducting the experiment, they among other things caused harm through inducing depression which persisted even after the experiment. Causing harm was part of the intent even if not the ultimate intent.

Your argument was: the means justify the end.

about a month ago
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Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Attribution (86 comments)

No, it would not... Government bureaucracy so rigid that we can have much better guesses than that. We should be able to eliminate most countries in this range, and their enemies to accommodate false-flag ops, and subtract according to capability. You get a short-list and then you just wait for the smoking gun.

about a month ago
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Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat

Ceriel Nosforit Attribution (86 comments)

"...the group mostly worked between Monday and Friday, with activity mainly concentrated in a nine-hour period that corresponded to a 9am to 6pm working day in the UTC +4 time zone."

Which government has working days like that? Is it the Russians?

about a month ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

Ceriel Nosforit Re:consent (130 comments)

I was addressing whether or not there could be legal issues, so the subject of intent becomes very relevant.
The intent, for half the people affected, was to cause harm.

about 1 month ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

Ceriel Nosforit Re:consent (130 comments)

There are laws against assault, bullying, and so on. The positive spin in innocuous but the negative spin is not.

With 700 000 potential victims, the numbers are against them because when your sample size is that large outliers are the rule and not the exception.

The risk of copycat suicide for example should have been obvious to those conducting this study.

about a month ago

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Nokia & HTC slay troll, troll regenerates

Ceriel Nosforit Ceriel Nosforit writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Ceriel Nosforit (682174) writes "“This is a great victory for us,” HTC’s German lawyer, Martin Chakraborty, said after the ruling. “The part that’s left for IPCom now won’t help them much in the case pending in civil court against us.” *** After IPCom lawyers narrowed the range of technology they said was protected by the patent, the court backed those claims. “It’s a very positive ruling for IPCom because the patent is now valid,” IPCom Managing Director Christoph Schoeller said in an e-mailed statement. “We hope the civil litigation based on that patent will now come to a conclusion we’ve been fighting for years. Nokia and HTC haven’t paid a cent for using the patents for years.”"
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Apple astroturfing or editor corruption?

Ceriel Nosforit Ceriel Nosforit writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Ceriel Nosforit writes "Why are we seeing so many lame articles mentioning Apple products when they're barely related to the contents of the article? What will it take to make this crap go away?"
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A rare insight into the working of the brain

Ceriel Nosforit Ceriel Nosforit writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Ceriel Nosforit writes "The left hemisphere of neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor's brain stopped working correctly as she had a stroke, and she took this as an opportunity to study how the brain worked from the inside. In the YouTube video of her dramatic, informative and entertaining presentation of her experience, which utilizes a real human brain as prop, she gives us valuable insight about ourselves and how we experience reality."
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Ceriel Nosforit Ceriel Nosforit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ceriel Nosforit writes "
The Swedish government has proposed a law which would allow the National Defence Radio Establishment to intercept all electronic communications passing the national border. To meet customers' demand for integrity, TeliaSonera has decided to move the production of e-mail services for Finnish customers to Finland.
Kauppalehti

TeliaSonera's move is however not completely benevolent, but a necessity for compliance with Finnish privacy laws, as they state in their press release. This is interesting because even in the liberal paradise of Northern Europe Finnish and Swedish law and practice can be in such contradiction. Compare with Echelon & local variants and the rest of the world."

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