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Silent Circle, Lavabit Unite For 'Dark Mail' Encrypted Email Project

G00F Re:Why DarkMail? (195 comments)

I agree, darkmail makes it sound bad at the start.

But I would go a step further, call it SMTPv2 (if changes to SMTP) or Mail 2.0, or webmail 2.0. A name that has no scariness in it. (other than playing off of web 2.0 crap) It will just sound like the logical next step and doesn't imply anything that the media can take as bad.

about a year ago
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UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

G00F Re:1 2 3 4 I declare flame war (976 comments)

Maybe you have a chance to man handle a 6'2" 250lb man who's spent 5 of the last 10 years in jail working out, but my wife will use a gun to keep her and kids safe.

You say that there are situations where other self defense should be used rather than a gun, implying that some other thing can stop them, and that you would get other chances. If your or ones you care about are under serious physical threat, then you do what you have to. The best way is to avoid situations like the yelling matches (please see "More Guns, Less Crime" for data on people who CCW are involved with less crime). But when they don't give you a choice, I hope you got a good plan B on your hip.

My wife vs the above man has a better chance when they are both armed, than both not. (50% both armed Guns are the great equalizer. Oh and my wife is a better shot than I am.

I care not about the attacker when it comes to keeping my wife and kids safe. Male/female, 16 or 46, the outcome of the attacker is forfeit. Only after I insure safety of mine, will I consider the safety of the bad guy.

The right to bear arms is the right to carry. Now please stop turning us into victims.

about a year ago
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UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

G00F Re:1 2 3 4 I declare flame war (976 comments)

I completely agree. The vast majority of people who decide to carry legally are more even headed and are involved in a lot less crime than those who don't. See the book "More guns, Less crime" for data, it also shows pretty good correlation that more guns means less crime and safer streets.

Because we are the type of person who want to be prepared for bad things, we are also the type to avoid bad things. Getting into a shoving match is the result of more than one bad choice.

Nearly half of the conceal class I took was more or less teaching how screwed you are in shooting someone, even if self defense.(see Zimmerman)

However, leaving or running away isn't always an option, when you have family who depend on you to keep them safe.

about a year ago
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Harvard, IBM Crunch Data For More Efficient Solar Cells

G00F Re:Why Efficiency? (65 comments)

Because installing solar panels, the panels themselves is only a small part. And much of the penels price is made up by things like shipping.

So if installation of solar panels cost 19k for 3% vs 20k for 9%, which one is the better choice?

about a year ago
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Seeking Fifth Amendment Defenders

G00F Re:FAIL! (768 comments)

+1

Nearly every advancement of civil rights came from people breaking laws.

That is quite profound, and true!

about a year ago
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Seeking Fifth Amendment Defenders

G00F Because if they don't have evidence (768 comments)

If they don't have evidence when they arrested you, why did they arrest you?

It becomes just another way of fishing. And another way for the gov to rule the people.

about a year ago
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French Police End Missing Persons Searches, Suggest Using Facebook

G00F Re:HELP!!! (95 comments)

Here in Utah, Susan Powel disappeared w/o any trace . . .
Nina Reiser disappeared with almost no traces
at least 1 of those Cleveland women found was an adult with next to no traces of foul play

People don't just disappear with out a reason.

The cops are doing this because its a lot of work that shows little results. IE, they feel it's a waste of time.

about a year ago
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FDA To Decide Fate of Triclosan, Commonly Used In Antibacterial Soaps

G00F Re:SOAP (223 comments)

There is only on kind of soap that works, the one that ALL the doctors are using, the plain, simple, normal SOAP. No artificial ingredients, no strawberry scent (who wanna to eat soap!!!) nothing.

While most medical staff do indeed use plain soap, surgeons at least, are required to use antibacterial soap.

I thought surgeons scrubbed with iodine.

about a year ago
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Gartner Says 3D Printers Will Cost Less Than $2,000 By 2016

G00F Re:3D printers will not be popular at any price (170 comments)

Yea but you get a free dishwasher, and clothes washer too.

Still using the old dishwasher, clothes washer, and sandwich-maker as before with only the cost of most of my income and diamond ring. . . .

about a year and a half ago
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Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second

G00F Re:So.... (450 comments)

" It wasn't so long ago that the Russian mafia targeted a Russian security specialist by kidnapping his daughter, raping her, injecting her with heroin and selling her into slavery."

Not that I doubt you, but I never heard of this, who was this? how long ago?

about a year and a half ago
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Huge Meteor Blazes Across Sky Over Russia; Hundreds Injured

G00F Re:ballistics (409 comments)

I'd rather you shoot at me with birdshot at 50m away than even a 22lr at 100 yards.

The multiple smaller masses energy dissipates faster in our atmosphere.

Not to mention in asteroid, as it enters our atmosphere, there is more surface area, thus more of its mass gets burned up before impact, if impact even occurs.

about a year and a half ago
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HR Departments Tell Equifax Your Entire Salary History

G00F Re:It's their information if you gave it to them (472 comments)

<i>the real unemployment rate in the U.S. is currently 23%</i>

Source: http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

Williams recreates a ShadowStats Alternative unemployment rate reflecting methodology that includes the &ldquo;long-term discouraged workers&rdquo; that the Bureau of Labor Statistics removed in 1994 under the Clinton administration.

The BLS publishes six levels of unemployment, but only the headline U3 unemployment rate gets the press. The headline number does not count &ldquo;discouraged&rdquo; unemployed workers who have not looked for work in the past four weeks because they believe no jobs are available.

about a year and a half ago
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Curiosity Finds Evidence of Ancient Surface Water

G00F Re:Not a Surprise (79 comments)

It is speculated our very large moon keeps our mantle nice and hot. But will it keep it hot enough and long enough who knows. Our core isn't as hot as it once was millions of years ago, and our rotation is slowing down.

Now, you may think that our gravity should be keeping the moons core hot, but the moon is locked, the same side if facing us, so no friction.

So, in theory, if we gave mars a large stable satellite, we could heat things up inside.

about 2 years ago
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'Hobbit' Creates Big Data Challenge

G00F Re:How big was the hobbit? (245 comments)

It;'s a good way to see if the movie is even worth the drive to a theater, sadly most IMO, are not.

about 2 years ago
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OCZ Launches Vector Indilinx Barefoot 3 SSD, First All In-House Design

G00F Re:I wouldn't. (122 comments)

I would go intel. I've heard good things with samsung, but I haven't used them.

about 2 years ago
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Foxconn Sees New Source of Cheap Labor: The United States

G00F Re:This is good for the US (430 comments)

"Manufacturing hasn't gone down in the USA, but manufacturing employment has."

I'm more than willing to go with the factories are more efficient with employess and need less, but then please explain why it is to hard to find products made in USA anymore?

Tools, clothing, electronics, even freshwater fish at the local supermarket all come from china. It's like the only manufacturing we do anymore is food!

And really, we have a whole lot more people now, so the amount of manufacturing should go up, as there are a lot more people who need the goods. So if that graph shows it flat, then in actuality it is down.

about 2 years ago
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Einstein Letter Critical of Religion To Be Auctioned On EBay

G00F Re:2012 (414 comments)

<quote>What "ample evidence" is there that any individual part was rewritten?</p></quote>

Is the fact that there are different versions of the bible not ample evidence enough?

about 2 years ago
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Rapid Arctic Melt Called 'Planetary Emergency'

G00F Re:Press coverage (757 comments)

Based off pollution:http://gas2.org/2009/06/03/one-container-ship-pollutes-as-much-as-50-million-cars/

Having the equivalent of 18,000 less ships * how much each ship pollutes relative to cars 50,000,000,000 = 900,000,000,000.

I think its overstated how many of those ships there are, however they all pollute a lot more than cars, and woudl be the easiest, cheapest bang for buck that can actually return as an investment relatively quick.

about 2 years ago
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Torchlight 2 Release Date: 20 September

G00F What, no boxes? (61 comments)

Torchlight 1 came in a shiny box DRM free. Site shows preorder steam only. Does this mean for preorder or at all?

more than 2 years ago
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The Mathematics of 'Legitimate Rape' and Pregnancy

G00F Re:There are no Facts (1469 comments)

<quote>Therefore, the child doesn't deserve to be punished with death for a crime he or she didn't commit.</quote>

So forcing the kid to grow up as a reminder that mom was raped? Think that kid will feel loved, or even if that kid is loved well, knowing or finding out that you are here only because some jackass raped the #1 person in your life?

And have you ever been pregnant before, or an S.O? It's not exactly something wonderful unless you are looking forward to what they are creating. Puking, bloating, weight gain, morning sickness, damage tot he body, even risk of death, loss of work, new clothing. Waking up every morning "fatter" than the day before because you got raped. So, 9 months of punishment for the mom plus the delivery. And what about caring for this kid? Who pays? oh punish the one who was raped again.

And to expound on another pearlier point, giving birth is not without risks. Sure, modern medicine has made it feel almost trivial, but the risk is always there, some more than others. Who gets to make that call of what risk is acceptable?

And what about daddy? Does he have access to the kid? and to the mom? Lawsuits? Who pays for all this? and who is being punished?

I am always disgusted when other people feel the need to take away rights of others so that they can feel empowered.

more than 2 years ago

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