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Canadian Minister Lies On Net Surveillance Claims

DreamerFi Re:Lips (155 comments)

So you say only ventriloquists should enter politics?

more than 5 years ago

A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

DreamerFi Re:Complexity (618 comments)

"And who's to say 20-30 years from now we're not projecting stereo images directly onto your retina, or even your optic nerve?

Please don't tell this to any advertisers...

more than 5 years ago

New Legislation Would Federalize Cybersecurity

DreamerFi Just to make you shut up (194 comments)

[The bill] would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish "measurable and auditable cybersecurity standards" that would apply to private companies as well as the government. It also would require licensing and certification of cybersecurity professionals. "

And any of us who went public with information on illegal/un-ethical wiretapping or gross incompetence would lose their license.

That'll shut up those pesky security professional/privacy advocates.

more than 5 years ago

South Korea Joins the "Three Strikes" Ranks

DreamerFi Re:Stop it from spreading? (278 comments)

Yeah, that's a problem.

Now if only there were some disgruntled low level techs, angry at this law, working at an ISP or two that could assist with something like that.

Naah, that'll never happen.

more than 5 years ago

South Korea Joins the "Three Strikes" Ranks

DreamerFi Stop it from spreading? (278 comments)

Simple. Accuse prominent law-makers of copyright violations.

Three times.

Except for the french president, he only needs two more.

There probably needs to be made a ruckus for each law-maker that needs to be disconnected, but after a few successful stories in the media, they'll either write exceptions for themselves into law (and that can easily be used against them next elections) or the law is dropped.

more than 5 years ago

ACTA Could Make Nonprofit P2Ps Face Criminal Penalties

DreamerFi Re:It works! (149 comments)

They're not making possession or use of music, films or movies a crime

Actually, they are.

Thanks to the vague definition of 'significant infringement', it'll allow random seizures of music players on the street. "Prove ownership of these songs, or spend years in jail".

more than 5 years ago

How Many Hours Of Work Do You Do Per Workday?

DreamerFi I only work half-days (354 comments)

from 8 AM to 8 PM, that is.

about 6 years ago

Google Chrome Tops Browser Speed Tests

DreamerFi That's not the browser speed (371 comments)

That's just the rendering engine they're testing. My browser is called "AdBlock".

more than 6 years ago

Australian Government Censorship 'Worse Than Iran'

DreamerFi Re:Parent post is not off-topic (516 comments)

If the Australian government were forbidding discussion of certain key political figures, or of certain religions, the claim world hold

Aren't they? How do you know? They may claim they're not filtering that, but how do you know for sure? Since Connors is already comparing his critics to child pornography supporters, the step to block his critics is a very small one indeed.

more than 6 years ago

Open-Source DRM Ready To Take On Big Guns

DreamerFi There's only one way to make DRM really invisible (520 comments)

And that's by not having it at all.

I don't buy products with DRM, no matter how much they've tried to make it non-intrusive for me.

And backed by Sony? That puts it on my personal blacklist right away.

more than 6 years ago



DreamerFi DreamerFi writes  |  more than 8 years ago

DreamerFi writes "During the 2004 election, the electoral-vote.com Website tracked the state polls in all 50 states and presented a red/blue map of the U.S. updated every day. It drew 700,000 visitors a day and was in the top 1000 sites in the world. Now it is back, tracking the 2006 Congressional elections, with a red/blue map for the Senate, descriptions of all 33 Senate races and the top 40 House races, pictures of the candidates, a wealth of (polling) data available for download, and much more, The Votemaster is presumably still Andrew ("Andy") Tanenbaum, the author of five popular computer science textbooks, the creator of MINIX (the precursor to Linux), and the supervisor of the students who wrote the RFID virus that caused a media sensation) in March."


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