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Germany Scores First: Ends Verizon Contract Over NSA Concerns

Cordus Mortain Encryption (206 comments)

Have I missed something here? Are the German authorities really sending sensitive information over the internet unencrypted? It's just not that hard to set up VPNs

about 2 months ago
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How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

Cordus Mortain Re:Yes they do (217 comments)

It's not even just a European model. Canada has had universal healthcare in some provinces as long as England has. You'd think that the US look just over the border and see how it's working for Canada, and realize it's not as bad as they think it is.

about 4 months ago
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Mass. Legislature Strikes Back: Upskirt Photos Now Officially a Misdemeanor

Cordus Mortain Re:no surprise (256 comments)

Key word - consent. You could always not consent to be scanned - but that would result in you not getting on your plane.

about 5 months ago
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Face Masks Provide Chinese With False Hope Against Pollution

Cordus Mortain Re:Professionally fitted??WTF (156 comments)

It's really easy to tell if it's a good seal. Put the mask on, and put your hands over the inlets for the cartridges. If you can breath in, it's not a good fit. Pretty simple. No "professional" required.

about 6 months ago
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Face Masks Provide Chinese With False Hope Against Pollution

Cordus Mortain Re:Popular misconception re: face masks in influen (156 comments)

Yeah, try telling stupid people that. It's much easier to tell people to wear masks to protect themselves than to protect other people. People are such selfish f***s.

about 6 months ago
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White House Responds To Net Neutrality Petition

Cordus Mortain Re: Translation: Piss off, Peasants (245 comments)

His point is that it's not 100s of executive orders every day, which is what the OP was saying. It's funny how Republicans and Tea Baggers claim Obama is a dictator but when their guy was in office, they were strangely quiet.

about 6 months ago
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White House Responds To Net Neutrality Petition

Cordus Mortain Re:Translation: Piss off, Peasants (245 comments)

*sigh* 2 minutes of Googling demonstrates that average hasn't actually changed much: https://www.federalregister.go... 2013 - 21 2012 - 38 2011 - 33 2010 - 35 2009 - 39 Super majority or not, he signed more in the first two years than he did in the second two.

about 6 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Cordus Mortain Re:All or nothing (903 comments)

Or you could assume that your money is going to fund heart transplants and cancer treatment. Money is fungible after all.

about 8 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Cordus Mortain Re:Insurance and contraception (903 comments)

Also, are you saying that people who take heart medication because they have a heart condition shouldn't be covered? Who are you to decide what should and shouldn't be covered?

about 8 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Cordus Mortain Re:Insurance and contraception (903 comments)

So you're saying that sex leads to kids 100% of the time?

about 8 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Cordus Mortain Re:Insurance and contraception (903 comments)

Couple of things to note: 1) The contraceptive pill doesn't *just* stop women from getting pregnant. Many women take it as it makes their periods less painful and shorter. Ergo the pill has a multi-faceted purpose. 2) If you (and I don't just mean the OP) believe that men shouldn't help cover the pill because it's not their responsibility, then they should stop having sex with women who aren't on the pill. There's a reason why women take men to court to help pay for the children those men helped to create. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

about 8 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Cordus Mortain Re:This is the problem with religious people. (903 comments)

I want to seem them prove they risk going to hell. Once they can prove that hell exists, then they can prove that paying for contraception (whether they use it or not) risks eternal damnation. Extra ordinary claims require extra ordinary evidence.

about 8 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Cordus Mortain Re:All or nothing (903 comments)

I find most wars unethical - yet I have to pay for them.

about 8 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Cordus Mortain Re:Fuck religion. (903 comments)

It's lucky then that churches don't pay taxes, or they'd have to fund the wars the rest of us have to pay for - whether we agree with them or not.

about 8 months ago
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Australia's National Broadband Network Downgraded

Cordus Mortain Re:In between. (122 comments)

It also sounds like someone in government can't write a contract that specifically forbid IBM from subcontracting the whole thing!

about 8 months ago
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Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'

Cordus Mortain Re:good for them! (275 comments)

+1

about 8 months ago
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Smart Cars: Too Distracting?

Cordus Mortain Re:Crappy voice software (180 comments)

Siri only seems to work when I'm using my bluetooth headset, possibly because it has better noise cancellation. She still gets it wrong though, so for numbers I call often I've created "fake" entries in my contacts list. I often call my wife on my way home from a job, so I tell Siri to call "ICE" which happens to be an acronym - In Case of Emergency.

about 8 months ago

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