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Visa To Offer Person-To-Person Payments

Dr_Ken Re:what about privacy? (187 comments)

It just an expression used in Michigan and Ohio a lot. I'm not sure if they do or not. My limited experience with ducks is that they love big fat juicy insects for snackage.

more than 3 years ago
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Visa To Offer Person-To-Person Payments

Dr_Ken Re:what about privacy? (187 comments)

It's not. That's the problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Visa To Offer Person-To-Person Payments

Dr_Ken Re:what about privacy? (187 comments)

Oh I know. That's why I prefer my PTP transactions to be me handing over (or accepting) banknotes. Unfortunately this is hard to do if you're in Michigan and you want give your pal in Ontario $12 USDs. Not a big deal really but who wants the "imperial entanglements" that go with converting USDs to CDs and paying the conversion fees, showing ID (which will be recorded), and etc.? And of course if what you're buying or selling is pr0n or something else you'd rather not disclose (or be able to be discovered) what's the alternative? Not PayPal that's for sure.

more than 3 years ago
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Visa To Offer Person-To-Person Payments

Dr_Ken Re:Anything better than Paypal (187 comments)

And so the best thing about PayPal is also the worst thing about it too.

more than 3 years ago
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Visa To Offer Person-To-Person Payments

Dr_Ken what about privacy? (187 comments)

Look for the government and lesser snoops to dive on this like a duck on june bug.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Private Info Increasingly Used In Court

Dr_Ken I think evidence for lawsuits is what... (270 comments)

is being cautioned here. If you claim your back was hurt in a slip n fall accident and you show recent pictures of yourself skiing or running a marathon on FB you may have an issue. I'd be more afraid of stalkers, identity thieves, scammers, and the like getting your data.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Published Research Findings Are Often False

Dr_Ken Yes it does. (453 comments)

The article says "this phenomenon doesn't yet have an official name," [yet] but it actually does. It's called "lying".

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Censorship Expands

Dr_Ken Re:Private company (764 comments)

Agreed. If I don't want to sell a published item it isn't censorship. Censorship occurs when the police and courts actively prohibit published works. You shouldn't have to be a libertarian ideologue or an ACLU dweeb to understand that.

more than 3 years ago
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The 10 Worst Tech Products of 2010

Dr_Ken The list was lamer than the products (203 comments)

A lame article really. The products may not be your cup of tea but they ain't all half bad either. Except for the "iPad made simple" one. That choice was more funny than lame.

more than 3 years ago
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Underwear Invention Protects Privacy At Airport

Dr_Ken Re:Similar... (325 comments)

Aluminum foil? There are some serious comfort issues with that choice of material.

more than 3 years ago
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Underwear Invention Protects Privacy At Airport

Dr_Ken Might save your gonads from radiation too (325 comments)

Frisking bad as it is, is unlikely to give you cancer, deform your eggs/sperm, or sterilize you. So there's that.

more than 3 years ago
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The End of Free

Dr_Ken Vulture capitalists wanna get paid... (348 comments)

is the new meme for the internet? Fuck 'em. If they wanna get paid let them invent something I really need or want. Fuck 'em if they don't. Their desire to be billionaires is not a claim against me.

more than 4 years ago
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Petaflops? DARPA Seeks Quintillion-Flop Computers

Dr_Ken why is it that it's always the military (185 comments)

that comes up with the R&D money for this stuff? Where are the "free market" entrepreneurs that neo-liberal economists are always blabbing about?

more than 4 years ago
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Congressman Steps Up Pressure On Google, Facebook

Dr_Ken John Conyers is old, tired, confused, (120 comments)

He can't even stay awake during committee hearings. He should retire. He doesn't know shit abo

more than 4 years ago
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Phishing Education Test Blocked For Phishing

Dr_Ken Maybe this is an intelligence test or experiment (113 comments)

I'm just sayin'. It has all the hallmarks of a IT grad student behavioral study experiment or perhaps a prank or a hoax. Are people really that stupid?

more than 4 years ago
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How Slums Can Save the Planet

Dr_Ken Kelly should go live in a favela... (424 comments)

Hooray for capitalism! What an asshole. A privileged white male from America lecturing us on what creative thing slums are!

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Enforces "Supplier Code of Conduct" After Child Labor Discovery

Dr_Ken What a surprise! (249 comments)

I am shocked, (shocked!) to discover capitalists exploiting people for their own profits! Shocked I tell you!

more than 4 years ago
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Utah Considers Warrantless Internet Subpoenas

Dr_Ken I'm no lawyer but.. (234 comments)

it's hard to see how this can possibly be legal. A warrant being issued without judicial review first? That's like an omelet without a egg.

more than 4 years ago
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Who Will Control the Cost of the NYT On Digital Readers?

Dr_Ken Re:Let the NYT go out of business (217 comments)

I think they mean "record" as in "silly, pompous, official organ of the establishment's conventional wisdom and the status quo". And: Did you get a whiff of the latest stink of scandal from the "All the news that's fit to print" outfit today? Yet another NYT plagiarism scandal.

more than 4 years ago

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Norway:the most infection free country in the worl

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dr_Ken (1163339) writes "And why is that? "We [Norwegian doctors] don't throw antibiotics at every person with a fever. We tell them to hang on, wait and see, and then we give them a Tylenol to feel better," states Dr. Jon Birger Haug of Aker hospital in Oslo." Hmm...you'd think this would be a common sense derived best-practice everywhere."
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Amazon and the Kindle have killed the bookstore.

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dr_Ken (1163339) writes "Sure if you go to the local Barnes & Noble or Borders there are plenty of people in there. But that's not the issue economically. The average person buys (maybe) two or three books a year tops. And at least one of them is a gift for someone else. No the real customer the brick and mortar stores care about are those amongst us that buy a book every other week or so. And that customer is now buying eBooks for their virtual library instead of dead tree editions.
"iTunes and file sharing killed Tower Records. The key symptom: the best customers switched. Of course people who were buying 200 records a year would switch. They had the most incentive. The alternatives were cheaper and faster mostly for the heavy users."
Are brick and mortar bookstores about to go the way of the home landline, newspapers, and full service stock brokers and be disinter-mediated?"

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Microbes that keep us healthy starting to die off

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dr_Ken (1163339) writes ""The human body has more microbial than human cells, but this rich diversity of micro-helpers that has evolved along with us is undergoing a rapid shift--one that may have very macro health consequences." Oh oh."
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Astronaut's Toolbag Vaporizes

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "From Gear Log.com —

"Last November, [ a space shuttle] astronaut accidentally lost the tool bag during a spacewalk. At the time, it slowly drifted away from the International Space Station, forever out of reach. Ever since, the tool bag has been orbiting earth--and monitored by the U.S. Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center, which tracks over 19,000 other pieces of space junk in orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the report said.

The tool bag weighed about 30 pounds and contained a scraper tool, grease guns, and trash bags. It was about the size of a small backpack, according to the article. This would have been a perfect video clip for YouTube, if someone could have, well, orbited the Earth and filmed it before burning up with the bag. Guess that wouldn't have worked out." From Gear Log.

Various *high tech solutions* such as a shoulder chord, a tether line or Velcro patches were not employed for some reason. Go figure?"
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Should Copyright Of Academic Works Be Abolished?

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "From the Tech Dirt summary of this Harvard Cyber-Law Center study: "I've even heard of academics who had to redo pretty much the identical experiment because they couldn't even cite their own earlier results for fear of a copyright claim. It leads to wacky situations where academics either ignore the fact that the journals they published in hold the copyright on their work, or they're forced to jump through hoops to retain certain rights. That's bad for everyone." Indeed it is and especially so given the huge amounts of tax dollars spent doing research that then gets published in proprietary journals where it can't be accessed without payment."
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Hows Teen Uses The Internet / New Media

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer blog comes this post about diaries kept by teenagers about their Internet use.

Some revelations: Teens don't use twitter that much. They like to make their own play lists and shun net radio. They avoid paying for music and other media AMAP. They like their TV shows on the net rather than on the living room box. And newspapers? They don't read 'em. Some more items that were surprises (to me anyhow) and some others that were fairly predictable are also mention.

All in all an interesting read and glimpse of what the media-centric society they've started evolving looks like."

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Wife Exposes chief spy's personal life on Facebook

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "From a news story in the (U.K.) Daily Mail: "The new head of MI6 has been left exposed by a major personal security breach after his wife published intimate photographs and family details on the Facebook website. Sir John Sawers is due to take over as chief of the Secret Intelligence Service in November, putting him in charge of all Britain's spying operations abroad. But his wife's entries on the social networking site have exposed potentially compromising details about where they live and work, who their friends are and where they spend their holidays.""
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William Gibson's Neuromancer After 25 Years

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes ""Neuromancer is important because of its astounding predictive power. Gibson's core idea in the novel is the direct integration of man and computer, with all the possibilities (and horrors) that such a union entails. The book eventually sold more than 160 million copies, but bringing the book to popular attention took a long time and a lot of word-of-mouth. The sci-fi, community, however, was acutely aware of the novel's importance when it came out: Neuromancer ran the table on sci-fi's big three awards in 1984, winning the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award.""
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Indian military to use hot chili pepper grenades

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "According to this news story in Ananova The Indian Defence Ministry is looking into a cheaper and simpler form of tear gas agent for riot dispersal and crowd control.

Defence researchers say the idea is to replace explosives in small hand grenades with a certain variety of red chilli to immobilise people without killing them, reports the BBC.The chilli, known as Bhut Jolokia, is said to be 1,000 times hotter than commonly used kitchen chilli.

Probably much cheaper to fabricate than conventional CN or CS gases and way less toxic too."
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GM's Killing Off The Wrong Brands!

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "GM's decision to kill off the historic and innovative Pontiac brand while saving (for now)Hummer, Saab, and Saturn seems ass backward to many automotive geeks. Saab is for librarians that want an import, Hummers are for the double Y chromosome types who will buy the most powerful machine offered whatever the price, and Saturn is for soccer dads who want the automotive transportation equivalent of sensible shoes . Not exactly bankable demographics, eh? On the other hand Pontiac gave us the Corvette, GTO, Firebird and some other real classics and is currently offering the uber-cool Solstice. So which brand is more likely to have a real future?"
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Some In Silicon Valley Rue Earlier Obama Support

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "Michael S. Malone @ Pajamas's Media says some of the Silicon Valley crowd who championed Obama last year are starting to rue the day they made that decision. "What I think is most misunderstood by outsiders is that the electronics industry is not monolithic, and that its players do not all share the same interests. And nowhere is this divide greater than between start-up companies and the giant, well-known corporations — even though the latter, just a few years before, were start-ups themselves. For example,"says Malone,"you may think that the competitive challenge that big tech companies fear most is from other big tech companies. You know: Apple v. Microsoft, HP v. Dell, Cisco v. Juniper, MySpace v. Facebook. But in fact, that isn't the case. Sure, those are dangerous competitors; but far more threatening is that clever new start-up that seems to appear out of nowhere. That's the threat that wakes up Fortune 500 tech CEOs at 3 a.m." Not all taxes, laws, regulations and other red tape are created equally. Larger companies can add them to the mix, pay the taxes and add the costs to the price of their service or product, but little ones and start-ups find these things to be a much higher hurdle."
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Norhtec's $199 Gecko EduBook to Run on 8 AA Batter

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "From Tom Milnes @ End User: "Norhtec is aiming at bulk school orders with this model. In the video the speaker says that they are shopping the model around to "developing markets" and according to Engadget are offering $150-160/unit pricing on bulk orders, and according to other sources for as little as $110 assuming a bare bones configuration running Linux. That still sounds like it might be a little pricey for the developing world." Perhaps, but it's a good start assuming that their kleptomaniac leaders don't steal all the grant money to buy them with first."
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Tatical Leather Corsets? Hot, Kinky & Bullet P

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dr_Ken writes "The Tactical Corset- It's leather for that post-apocalyptic fashion style that all pop culture hipsters love, it lifts and separates, has garters, and includes a pistol holster and an attached equipment pouch for "interrogation gear" too. Practical, tactical, stylish and kinky. What more could a geek like you ask for?"
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What's The Big Deal?

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago Apparently some amongst the nuttier elements in today's new atheist movement are apoplectic because bible verses were being surreptitiously added to telescopic sights for rifles sold to the US military. Boo hoo. I see this as a simple matter of changing the contract specs, not worthy of all the hoo-ha currently being voiced. Beretta has their trademark and name on the grips of all 300,000 or so of the M-9 pistols they have sold to the Pentagon. All the rifles and other small arms have their makers names and marks as well. At least they did when I was active duty, not that long ago. If the Pentagon brass feels so strongly about this they should just say so, but jeez. These folks doing all the bitching really need to get a life. Warriors have been carving, writing, etching and doodling on their weapons and kit since the first cavemen carved symbols into their war clubs all those thousands of years ago. And all the tut-tutting from these goofs ain't gonna change a damn thing.

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My Slashdot story submissions suck...

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Or so it seems to the editors. I am down to 38%. Yeah I know, "it happens". Still though..

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This Would Be A Good Time To Investion In Lithium

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

If, as seems likely, battery-powered cars are poised to replace cars with internal combustion engines this might be a good time to invest in lithium a commodity that'll be necessary for electric cars to run on. Technology Review has an interesting article about the world's biggest supply of lithium yet discovered in the salt flats of the high desert of Bolivia. Some really beautiful photos accompany the article too.

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Follow A Primitive Diet and Lifestyle For Optimum Health, Fitness & Logevity

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

So says this blog. And it seems to make sense too. Humans evolved to live and eat like this and it seems that our bodies adapt well and thrive on this regimen as well. Take a look and make up your own mind. freetheanimal

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On Engineers, Terrorists And Pop Culture Studies Doctorates

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

There was a news item at /. recently as to why so many Third World terrorists seem to have engineering degrees or backgrounds. The typical posts posited that engineers are educated in how to problem-solve and build things or that engineers are by temperament and training very rigid in their thinking. Well yes both of those explanations are to some degree valid as far as they go and if adjusted for individual circumstances, but they kind of miss an obvious reason, perhaps the main reason; there are so many of them. Third World countries tend not to waste what scarce educational resources they have on students who want to study things like contemporary pop-culture and other pointless shit that doesn't require or even justify college attendance. I mean sure if you want to view each one of Quentin Tarerentino's movies and then write books about them, be my guest. The glory and the student loan payments are all yours. But Third World countries want engineers, school teachers, MBA's, physicians, economists and such who are dedicated to the practical arts. Pop culture scholars and experts are not in such high demand in poorer countries. Nearly every single foreign (i.e., non-U.S. citizen) I've ever met in my academic career was studying the practical arts. The only exceptions being Europeans and Canadians. That IMHO is why Al-Qaeda and their ilk get terror recruits that are doctors, engineers, pharmacists etcetera; because that's the biggest pool of likely candidates available to them.

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Courts Starting To Reign In Taser Abuse...

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

...and it sure is about time too. In 2005 a California LEO tasered a man on the street who wasn't resisting, attacking or trying to flee. Without a word of warning, the LEO tasered the man in the arm with two metal darts, delivering a 1,200-volt jolt. What happened next?

"Temporarily paralyzed and in intense pain, Bryan fell face-first on the pavement. The fall shattered four of his front teeth and left him with facial abrasions and swelling. Later, a doctor had to use a scalpel to remove one of the darts."

The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has now concluded that cops can no more tase people without good cause than they could punch, club or hit them. The irony here is that these weapons were supposed to reduce the level of violence in LEO/citizen contacts. I don't wish the cops and security forces any ill will but this needed to happen.

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The Final Solution To Air Plane Terrorism

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

In view of the TSA and the airline companies total inability to properly screen passengers as confirmed by recent events comes my prediction as to where this is all going: Soon airlines will strip all passengers naked and have them don paper coveralls. Then feed them tranquilizers so they dose off or stare contentedly into space in a condition of utter passivity. And no carry-on luggage either. Absolute safety. That's what it'll all come to eventually. It may take another decade or so but that 's what I see on the security horizon. And that's why I don't fly any more either.

Update: And when the above mentioned prophecy comes true then here is the other reason why I'm reluctant to fly. Especially when such items become commonplace amongst the black market arms dealers.

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Are Americans Overlawyered, Process-Obsessed or Just Plain Nuts?

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

In recent days we have seen some very successful attacks against foreign based Al Qaeda terrorists with drone strikes. Please note that when the USAF killed these guys with missiles they killed a few others along with them as well. And what was the reaction here in the US? Oh well. Those are the breaks. You hang with terrorists and you get what they get.

True enough. But contrast that reaction with what happens when one of them is captured instead of liquidated. If they get water-boarded or are subjected to other forms of abuse or have their legal rights infringed upon we react with furor and outrage. WE DO NOT TORTURE Americans exclaim. But we can, have, and will continue to kill them as well as any unlucky passersby. That however is just fine. Go figure? Only in America I guess.

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A Modest Proposal For The About-to-Be Released Gitmo Detainees

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ABC News has reported that a USAF drone attack on an Al Qaeda base in Yemen killed a terrorist released from Gitmo by the Bush administration. He was supposed to have been rehabilitated from terrorism in Saudi Arabia, but which didn't happen. And according to the ABC story the Obama administration is going to release to rehab about 100 more of them soon. But this got me to thinking. Why not imbed a transponder that relays the GPS coordinates of the perp to the USAF? You know, in the event things don't work out. It's what we do with probationers, parolees, and others who require closer watching than usual, but is still short of incarceration. And if they should decide to rejoin their AQ buddies....why the Air Force can find 'em for corrective action. Just a thought.

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Star Trek Stops Women From Becoming Computer Scientists

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

So says this story at Wired. Who would have thought? I would say in my experience that women tend to pick guys who are "hot" or "kewl" if they wanna date, party, fuck, etcetera, but (the smart ones anyhow) tend to look beyond ephemera like hotness and kewlness when they're ready to settle down into a more permanent relationship. So I guess the point of this article is that if you wanna date or hook-up with women you'd better hide the video games, action figures and sci-fi fan boy stuff until they get to know you better. Or until you get tired of them.

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NYC Thug Learned His Gun Handling Skillz From Rap Videos...

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

And that's what got him killed. Funny in an sickly ironic way. He tried to shoot at cops with a MAC-10 auto-pistol by turning it sideways (like actors in rap videos and movies do) causing it to jam and quit firing. The cop used his pistol properly and scored four hits on the rapper wannabe killing him. The street is a harsh mistress who does not suffer fools gladly. Heh. Rest in pieces you asshole.
H/t: instapundit blog.

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Pirate Party MP Drafting Internet Bill of Rights For EU

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

News Item: "The lone Swedish Pirate Party member of the European Parliament is drafting an Internet Bill of Rights. Will it be any more successful than the last few attempts?" Ars Technica

No, probably not. State entities (i.e., governments) create bureaucracies to act as anti-bodies to kill off anything that threatens (or could threaten) their dominance. I hate to be so pessimistic but these things alway seem to go that way. Esp. in Europe.

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Garden Noam (Chomsky) Figurines For Your Yard!

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Those trite garden gnome figurines that decorate the lawns and gardens of the bourgeoisie are just so lame. But now the smarter, hipper left-wing homeowner can get a plaster figurine of MIT linguistics professor and socialist gadfly Noam Chomsky instead. Way cool, huh? I fully expect to see these things all over Ann Arbor starting next spring myself. Nothing says "power to the people!" like a politically astute garden Noam, eh?
h/t:Boing Boing blog

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"Better Safe Than Sorry" Say The Nanny Staters...

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

A Toronto, Ontario CA game player got raided by the local SWAT team because a "neighbor" snitched to the cops that he was walking around with firearms. He was, but they were made from LEGO bricks. And the irony here is that it's the arrestee that is embarrassed. Sad what low self-esteem the citizens up there have. The government is suppose to fear the citizenry not the reverse, eh?

Lego My Toy Gun-Toronto man's hobby draws armed officers

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On Using Moderator Points on /.

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

It gets to be time consuming and seemingly pointless. I read the article that is linked on the /. entry (usually) and then wade through the comments. Unfortunately the comments pretty quickly tend to veer off into off-topic smart-assery of no interest to me or to have any relation to the topic or trope of the story they are supposed to be a comment on. It makes me wonder if the game is worth the candle.

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"Godfather of Spam" Going to prison.

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Four year sentence means he'll get out in 19 months. But it's a start. Stock fraud is what got him rather than the spamming itself. Cause that's how the feds roll. If they can't get you on the actual charges you're guilty of (in their opinion) then then they go after minor, but still criminal side issues. And it won't ever stop either. If you send out several million emails and only a few of them work, you still win big. If you can stay outta jail, that is. At least that's the way the scamming spammers are looking at it.
'Godfather of Spam' goes to prison for four years

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UK News Report: Cops busting people just to get their DNA for database!

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

This is about the most off-putting and egregious violation of a person's dignity and privacy that I've heard to date. When I got stopped the police for [sic] "not having enough reflective material" upon my person while riding a bicycle after sunset and was force by the officer to give my thumb print and be photographed before he'd release me on my way. I was told when I went to pay the fine (($50 USD in 2002) that the purpose was to make sure that I was who I claimed to be and didn't try to do an "somebody stole my ID" defense. I grudgingly bought that line since I wasn't carrying any ID. I thought at the time that this was beyond merely embarrassing but was deliberately humiliating. But now I hear this stuff from England and it makes me wonder anew. Especially so coming from GB where the traditions of privacy and personal autonomy go so deep culturally. And now this shit. Is there any point where the UK population will just say "enough already!"? Or American people as well.
Police routinely arresting people to get DNA, inquiry claims H/t to the Boing Boing blog.

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TSA Protects America Against Lizard Smugglers

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Thank god! A guy with 17 live lizards taped his chest was detected and detained at LAX. Thank you TSA. All your bullshit is worthwhile after all. Now if you could improve your detect & bust record with some of the other dangerous items prohibited in airports.
Man tied lizards to chest at airport

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The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (With Pics of the Membership)

Dr_Ken Dr_Ken writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Yes they can and quite easily too. But should a insurance snoop be able to cut off her disability benefits because there is a pic of her smiling on her Facebook page? The insurance company sure thinks so. Well, we'll see. But damn is this kind of health care by bureaucratic diktat really what people want? I know I don't. So far I've been seriously underwhelmed by the Dems health care reforms. Ordering people to buy a policy or else is reform? WTF you guys? No wonder the whole effort is losing steam.
Creepy insurance company pulls coverage due to Facebook pics.

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