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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Flavianoep Think of the CHILDREN!!1!!one!!1 (443 comments)

Without encryption, PEDOPHILES will be able to access CHILDREN'S DATA!
Remember, also those bast**ds will be able to USE the same BACKDOORS the law enforcement agencies intend to use.

9 hours ago
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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

Flavianoep Re:More Regulations, Please (221 comments)

Sounds un-American.

(Full disclosure: I am not American.)

11 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Flavianoep What for? (806 comments)

Doesn't he know that the imperial measures are defined in metric? Like 1 *F=5/9 k? By the way, I suggest that /. should require all temp measurements to be stated in kelvin, since it doesn't accept the 'degree' symbol.

yesterday
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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance

Flavianoep Re:Oh yes, we were (109 comments)

It's interesting that the politicians that *I* would describe as "liberal Democrats" are now the authoritarians.

It's happening everywhere, unfortunately. In my country there are even Social Democrats who stand for the night-watch state rather than the well-fare state.

2 days ago
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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance

Flavianoep Gobernator (109 comments)

I guess they would be better off with the "Sperminator".

2 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

Flavianoep Re:How about giving Tibet back to the Tibetans? (84 comments)

Tibet is strategically important to China, and I don't foresee them just giving it up because some hippies are holding protests. Tibet holds a huge supply of freshwater that flows into China.

Natural resources and freshwater, y'say? Thank you, I didn't know about that.

5 days ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Flavianoep US vs. Rest of the world (363 comments)

[William Kamela] later explained that about 60% of Microsoft's workforce is in the U.S., yet it makes 68% of its profits overseas

Those figures don't compare well, at least not to justify moving Microsoft out of US. The US is one country versus about 200 others; the latters' population is more than 200 times that of the US.

The only conclusion I can make from that figures is that it is very likely that the US is the single country Microsoft makes more profit from.

about a week ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Flavianoep Re:What is going on? (279 comments)

FTFY:

... you should be able to paint a horrible picture.

(Sorry, I couldn't help doing that!) :-]

about a week ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Flavianoep Re:Meanwhile (279 comments)

Your concern for micromanagement by your own country's unelected bureaucrats is more important to you than the lives of literally millions of people.

Sierra Leone, Liberia, and some other West African countries have not proved to be reliable to apply aid money where it's intended.

There are, indeed, African countries to be trusted, even in West Africa, but last time I checked Ebola had not spread to Cape Verde.

about a week ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Flavianoep Re:DAESH, not ISIL (475 comments)

Just because they decided to call themselves "Islamic," doesn't mean they deserve that name. There are many Muslim scholars who will not, and do not, accept that such a group be called so.

Besides, avoiding to call them "Islamic," helps to break, or at least, tone down the association between Islam and terrorism.

Finally, calling them Daesh, Un-Islamic State, QSIL, or the like, is a way to stress out that they are being attacked not for being "Islamic," but for being terrorists.

about a week ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

Flavianoep Re:Probably a bad idea, but... (192 comments)

Sorry, although I realize how things are not simple when talking about UK and its constituents, I must reckon how I was mistaken. In fact, I didn't know about the Pund Scots, I had only knowledge that there where pounds issued by Scotland, and to my knowledge, that the Scots needed to exchange money when travelling to England (must be because of the multiple designs, which may arise suspicion).

For anyone but you, which may be reading this, the situation is that the Scots have their own banknotes, but not their own currency yet.

about two weeks ago
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A 16-Year-Old Builds a Device To Convert Breath Into Speech

Flavianoep Morse code? (67 comments)

It is not taught in Indian schools.

about two weeks ago
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I think next winter will be:

Flavianoep I'm already in winter. (148 comments)

I live in São Paulo and this year's winter has been severe (i.e., very dry, because cold weather seldom causes problems here) so far.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Flavianoep Re:Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (352 comments)

No offense taken. FWIW, I am South American. I don't think Microsoft decision was the best, but they are about to lose the name Nokia in 2015 anyway. --- sent from my Nokia 500

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Flavianoep Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (352 comments)

I think that what everyone is missing in this discussion is that the complete name of the Lumia phones is four words long. One the first things that was promised when the merge happened was rebranding the name of the products to make them shorter. So change is from Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 930 to

about three weeks ago

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