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EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

Gallomimia Insert Fiction Here (282 comments)

Here is a story about this very concept. The characters use encryption, get a local ISP with indie music sharing bundle to switch to encrypted traffic only in order to conceal their own encryption in the noise, thus inspiring google to make the switch to HTTPs. http://www.craphound.com/littlebrother/download/

2 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Gallomimia So Scientific (666 comments)

Solving the question once and for all of the scientific validity of a very controversial topic: By voting on it!

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Gallomimia MPAA already knows that (291 comments)

And they don't want you to know it!

about two weeks ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Gallomimia Not just every file you own... (329 comments)

This command erases every file in every directory which your username is allowed write permissions. That's a lot of files.

I guess I'll be setting up separate users for my gaming versus other usecases of the computer.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

Gallomimia 2014 called, they want their news back (160 comments)

This isn't new information. It's been terrible for a long time. Why are you posting it, let alone putting it in the mailout? I've heard catalyst is pretty damn broken for windows too. So I have an ASUS oc2 radeon 7790 for sale. Replaced by my gtx780. Bye bye ati.

about two weeks ago
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The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun

Gallomimia Re:Look for what you can see. (300 comments)

... then you'll notice a star vanishing...

Sounds to me that's all they're looking for. In data we already have. Someone's just looking for funding by sounding fantastic. Cloud computing lost its luster so we need to invent new catch phrases. Such as "A fool and his money are soon parted" By 'scientists' making up crazy things.

about three weeks ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

Gallomimia The point is moot (552 comments)

I feel the points drawn up in this discussion, and by this article are very moot. I've browsed the comments and many are very good, and the topics are broad and far-reaching. I've ignored the article because it is drivel, propaganda, and as many commenters have pointed out, self-serving salesmanship.
But there's a very important point that I'd like to bring up which casts all of this aside as moot:
Everyone is assuming that they want more programmers in the US. Everyone is assuming that they want the US to remain a technological superpower.
I don't believe they do. Example: The University of Florida, a couple years ago, announced the closure of its computer science department, with the intention of focusing more the liberal arts, and on sports. No matter that it was in the wake of anon-ops and similar hacktivist actions which sincerely pissed off the established powerbase.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

Gallomimia A reverend from Mississippi (292 comments)

Sounds to me like they've gotten a call from a now infamous Reverend from Mississippi who called a now infamous radio station regarding the foul language, despite the warnings preceding it, contained within a now infamous record of spoken word by the now infamous George Carlin.
It's no different. First it was radio broadcast, then it was Television broadcast, now it's cable and satellite, video games have ratings and restrictions too. Here comes books, and finally, the internet.
Then there will be nothing at all to stop the Ministry of Truth. Beware the thought police!
We now interrupt this post for the daily two-minutes-hate.

about a month ago
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Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone

Gallomimia Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Ph (75 comments)

Hilarious that Boeing would want a self-destructing phone, because a phone that blows up would be the perfect thing to have on an aircraft!

At least, it will raise the sales of Boeing as airlines replace planes that blow up!

Just kidding! Obviously the phone won't physically blow up.

about a month ago
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What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Gallomimia Trust Harvard Business to tell you about Money (628 comments)

I think we can all agree that a columnist from the Harvard School of Business, where most of the same folks responsible for the crash of 2008 come from, has a bias and is obviously writing propaganda to discourage us from looking forward to replacing wage slavery with a mechanized labor force. I won't even read TFA nor even the excerpt. The credentials of the author say it all. We should be looking forward to a collapse of such a harmful and destructive system.

about a month ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

Gallomimia Project Prism (281 comments)

Find out what Project Prism is. This article is Full of Shit.

about a month and a half ago
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The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

Gallomimia IF!? (401 comments)

If total methane leakage—from drilling through end use—is greater than about 4 percent

IF?? It's a lot more than 4% now. Companies are not properly regulated, and do not properly report when they blast a few thousand cubic meters of unprocessed gas straight into the atmosphere. All of your speculation and statistics is for naught. Get away from us. We only want news, not spin doctors. I thought this site was about InfoTech not people stupid enough to chain themselves to a tree and believe its going to stop big business. We all know what dollars can do to an industry because we all see what Microsoft and now Apple are doing to ours. Go back to your tree.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Gallomimia Re:Software assurance for consumers? (415 comments)

Let's also remember that the latest two major releases of OSX have cost zero dollars to upgrade to.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Gallomimia It was Steve Jobs Dream (415 comments)

Why shouldn't Microsoft steal that too?

about a month and a half ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

Gallomimia Re:...and here we go again (184 comments)

And yet the rest of us got it for free. At least if we had paid money we would have the right to complain about how worthless the drivel you spout is.

about 1 month ago
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British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Gallomimia Told you so (135 comments)

What? Someone already posted an I told you so comment? Well.... We all told you so.

about 2 months ago
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Chinese Government Moves To Crack Down On Puns

Gallomimia Also (156 comments)

They're not punny. Outlaw them!

about 2 months ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

Gallomimia Re:Hindsight is 20:20 (523 comments)

pretty sure if that comet comes in earth's orbit the last thing we will be worrying about is a few kilograms of plutonium on its surface.

about 2 months ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Gallomimia They obviously need this. (213 comments)

To keep the zombies out during next year's fema disaster of course.

about 2 months ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Gallomimia Re:Duh (227 comments)

oh of course someone else already posted that.

I'll add that if you need a trendy rss feed like slashdot to inform you of this you are most decidedly not an actual nerd|geek|technophreak|politicallycorrectspeakhere but just a poser

about 2 months ago

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