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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

EzInKy Re:If you can't do, sue! (48 comments)

Disagree. I just think that anyone who depends on something as esotoric as the law to keep others safe should be held responsible for all others who are damaged by their ignorance.

5 hours ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

EzInKy If you can't do, sue! (48 comments)

Most of the world knows that security is fleeting, and those that deepend on the law to preserve obscurity is the fleetingness of all. Do they not even consider that citizens of nations that don't give a shit about legal protections are the very people their customers need to be protected against? These companies should be paying rewards to anyone who can defeat their protections, not punishing them.

5 hours ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

EzInKy Really pisses me off! (76 comments)

Even with my tiny less then 6mb connection AT&T continues to threaten to charge me more for exceeding their 150gb bandwidth limit. They are already sucking over $100 a month from me, yet they still want more. It is way past due for the entire U.S. to consider cruising the internet as neceassary as cruising the roads. This is required infrastructure as necessary to survive today as highways were 30 years ago. So many mundane tasks such as keeping up with current events and even paying your bills necisatate using the internet that considering it a luxory is really out of synch with the current reality. The internet as become necessary for everyone to have, so the internet must be free for everyone to access.

7 hours ago
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The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

EzInKy Re:No profit in it (180 comments)

Taxing is done by governments, and governments must monitor if they are maintain control and stay in power. Paying a government a privacy tax would only further fund their efforts invade their citizens lives.

4 days ago
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The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

EzInKy No profit in it (180 comments)

Any business depends on profit to survive, and there is no profit to be had in providing privacy...and certainly not privacy without a fee. A fee of course means a method of payment, and every method of payment is traceable to some extent. Even totally volunteer systems are no guarantee of privacy, as governments are certain to be the first to volunteer.

4 days ago
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Anonabox Accused of Lying About Its Product Being Open-Source On Kickstarter

EzInKy Agreed on the moot point (72 comments)

If the code is freely available and anyone who wishes to can flash their devices with it there really isn't an issue here.

5 days ago
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Anonabox Accused of Lying About Its Product Being Open-Source On Kickstarter

EzInKy A simple link to the code? (72 comments)

Surely that would settle this silly dispute. Either the code is there, or it is not.

5 days ago
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Early Childhood Neglect Associated With Altered Brain Structure, ADHD

EzInKy Re:Makes sense (87 comments)

So you deny it was Reagan who drove the second parent from the home then? Name one major sociatal change in the last thirty years that enables the average person to support a family on one income. Hell, we can't even get a living minimum wage passed in this country. It's all about more profit for the profit mongers and nothing about the survival of the family. So for some it is the best of times, for others the worst of times.

5 days ago
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Early Childhood Neglect Associated With Altered Brain Structure, ADHD

EzInKy Makes sense (87 comments)

And I believe correlation will be found with the lack of child rearing and the forcing of both parents working on the populace. Began with Reagan as I recall, and most certainly coincides with the continuos concentration of wealth in the upper class in this country.

5 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

EzInKy Re:What this fuss over nothing? (179 comments)

One big problem is lack of important fundamentals, such as jury nullification. There are still many nations who follow the rule that the law is above the will of the people.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

EzInKy Re:What this fuss over nothing? (179 comments)

I would think that governments thad do not defend its citizens against prosecution by foreign powers would be of greater concern.

about two weeks ago
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GNOME 3 Winning Back Users

EzInKy I'll take another look at it. (267 comments)

But if it still tries to force someone else's idea of how a desktop should behave I doubt that I will move back. Really, why do Gnome developers find it so hard to allow users to change things to their likings anyway?

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

EzInKy Re:Grades do mean something... (389 comments)

Employers just want employees who benefit employers. Admittedly, the current education system comes near to excelling producing the type of students that they seek. For better or worse.

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

EzInKy Re:"Talented C students" (389 comments)

G'day and g'luck sir/madam.

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

EzInKy Re:"Talented C students" (389 comments)

I've been to college and graduated with nearly twice the GPA I achieved in High School, thank you.

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

EzInKy Re:"Talented C students" (389 comments)

Passing tests is easy, homework is drudgery. If you've already passed the test, why should have to waste time proving that you are studying how to pass it? Homework is nothing than busywork, just as credit hours are nothing than putting time in a seat. You either know something or you don't.

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

EzInKy Re:"Talented C students" (389 comments)

Okay, I've moved on I guess. What I got out of your post is that is short sighted not to waste time performing tasks just to appease those who care about marks and not results. You might be even insightful, but I've got other knowledge to obtain and have no time to waste proving to you that I am obtaining it.

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

EzInKy Re:Grades do mean something... (389 comments)

Along the same lines, good grades do not mean that you will be successful in the work environment.

The same as bad grades don't mean you won't.

It is a first pass, enough to get your foot in the door.

Which means that there may be many very good employees that you won't even let through the door simply because they think so critically that they won't toe your line.

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

EzInKy Re:"Talented C students" (389 comments)

If they get C's in highschool, it is because they are lazy (both intellectually and in terms of work ethic).

Of course it couldn't be that they just were bored out of their skulls studying things that they had learned five years earlier reading encyclopedia for recreation, right? As I remember High School: Get an "F" for not doing the homework because I was busy discovering new things, get an "A" for passing the test. End result, a "C" average.

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

EzInKy Re:You've got to draw the line somewhere... (389 comments)

So you defend the idea that a human's potential can be summed up by a few numbers taken at arbitrary points in their life? A college degree is no longer a plumb, it has become a necessity to survive in modern society.

about two weeks ago

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T'Pring dies!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 2 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The actess who portrayed Spock's potential mate T'Pring passed away Tuesday. According to the BBC and others the cause was complications from a heart attack. Leonard Nimoy took the time to tweet "Saying goodbye to T'Pring, Arlene Martel. A lovely talent." I'm sure there are many here who will also be saddened as she was most probably in our first fantasies of interspecies mating."
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Technocrat dying again!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 8 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "Bruce really seems to have a hangup over who posts what. Technocrat, which under different leadership to Slashdot could have become a real competitor for news from nerds for nerds, is again hung up by it's stance against anonymous postings. Bruce, you are screwing the pooch once again! Just why is it you are so against free speech?"
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Technocrat.net is coming!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 8 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "Technocrat.net is planning on going live today! According to the site:

" The software is ready to run, with basic features. No moderation yet. On Tuesday morning I will deploy the software on my server and do a little testing. After that, probably around mid-day California time, we will have a low-user-id land-rush, we'll put the site on the air with rather shaky software and we will start soliciting for volunteer editors. Thus, Tuesday will be a live test and there will probably be a lot of issues in the software. Please keep your expectations low until I can work through them. "

What other Slashdot's alternatives are in the planning as the result of beta?"
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When Slashdot Beta goes mainstream, where will you go?

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 10 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "I'm sure most of you have checked it out, and am just as sure most of you don't like what they are plan to force upon us. So my question is, where do you plan on getting your Slashdot fix once the beta becomes the default? I know I'm trying to learn CSS so I can undo the damage they are inflicting."
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Queens WWIII Speech Revealed

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "This BBC article provides details of the script the United Kingdom's Queen was to deliver in the event of a nuclear holocaust. The document, released by the government under the 30-year rule, was drawn up as part of a war-gaming exercise in the spring of 1983, working through potential scenarios. In it, the Queen was expected to urge the people of the United Kingdom to "pray" in the event of a nuclear war. Although it was only a simulation, the text of the Queen's address — written as if broadcast at midday on Friday 4 March 1983 — seeks to prepare the country for the ordeal of World War III.

The script reads: "Now this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds. I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father's inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939. Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me. But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all, the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.""
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Meteor Strike injures hundreds in Central Russia

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year and a half ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The BBC reports: A meteor crashing in central Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 500 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Scientists have played down suggestions that there is any link between the event in the Urals and 2012 DA14, an asteroid expected to race past the Earth on Friday at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200 miles) — the closest ever predicted for an object of that size. Prof Alan Fitzsimmons, of the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast, said there was "almost definitely" no connection. "One reason is that 2012 DA14 is approaching Earth from the south, and this object hit in the northern hemisphere," he told BBC News. "This is literally a cosmic coincidence, although a spectacular one.""
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