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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

GodfatherofSoul Is that a feature? (443 comments)

"In case of theft, car will split in half and eject occupant into nearest Jewish community center."

Seems a bit drastic...and antisemitic.

about 2 months ago
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William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

GodfatherofSoul My bosses phone has an audio-to-text feature (278 comments)

Hell, maybe mine does too I just never bothered checking. When I saw that he could convert his voice mail to text I knew the government was recording all of our conversations.

about 2 months ago
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The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

GodfatherofSoul Slashdot has gone full 'tard (173 comments)

It's overrun with ACs high-fiving each other. The character of this website is gone now. I don't know what happened or exactly when it happened, but this isn't the same place anymore. I've been a poster for going on 15 years and I found myself leaving for a bit a few weeks ago. I think I might be done for good now. Really sad to see what happened here. I just wish I knew where everyone else went...

about 3 months ago
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The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

GodfatherofSoul Re:FP? (173 comments)

The difference is now that there's an explicit ruling, anyone doing so can't cry about the lack of clarity. Someone would have to take the fall. Sure, cops violate personal residences without warrants all the time and probably even listen in on phone calls, but that evidence is inadmissible and grounds for getting a case thrown out and convictions overturned. I'm not naive enough to expect this ruling to be followed absolutely, but anyone who violates it knows that either they or a lackey is going down.

about 3 months ago
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Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 15 Years For Organizing Protest

GodfatherofSoul Re:Eh?? (70 comments)

Ex post facto protections aren't a god-given privilege.

about 3 months ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

GodfatherofSoul Is that really hacking? (378 comments)

n/t

about 3 months ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

GodfatherofSoul Re:Real easy to see what's going on here... (346 comments)

There you go again not reading. If you pay attention to my 1st two posts the point I've been trying to make is that people like you ignore the distinction between NSA spying and leaking information on foreign intelligence ops. Every time Snowden is criticized, someone like you reverts to using NSA spying analogies as your defense of Snowden when that isn't what people we're complaining about.

WE AGREE ON NSA SPYING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, go back and read my original post on what we DON'T agree with.

about 3 months ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

GodfatherofSoul Re:Real easy to see what's going on here... (346 comments)

No offense, but the Snowden debate really doesn't factor in how foreign nations feel about being spied on. And, talking about your "rights" not to be spied on is just naive.

about 3 months ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

GodfatherofSoul Re:Real easy to see what's going on here... (346 comments)

No, it's simplistic because you're choosing to ignore the leaking of information on valid intel operations overseas. And that is my ENTIRE point. If you look at Snowden selectively then ignore the reasons people criticize him, then yes every one who speaks ill of Snowden starts to look like a villain.

about 3 months ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

GodfatherofSoul Re:Real easy to see what's going on here... (346 comments)

Your analogy is simplistic. I am all for Snowden leaking information on the NSA's illegal activities. I am totally against all of the superfluous information he dumped on the public about US intelligence operations abroad. He is far more Brenda Manning (or whatever his name is now) than Danny Ellsberg. People such as yourself dumb the entire debate down to "is he a whistleblower or isn't he?".

The reasons people such as myself are so pissed off at Snowden aren't that we're defenders of the NSA as your simplistic argument claims. We're pissed off because he vastly exceeded the actions of a whistleblower and drove deep into the realm of espionage against the US. Now, we're seeing that he's actively working WITH foreign intelligence services. You think he's working at a Moscow McDonalds?

about 3 months ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

GodfatherofSoul Snowden proving to be the perfect stooge (346 comments)

A young cocky and very intelligent man who thinks he's way smarter than he is. The way he got conned into that Putin interview should be exhibit A that he's not that insightful. The fact that his exit plan was so cobbled together is also proof.

about 3 months ago
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$57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops

GodfatherofSoul Re:An interesting caveat (216 comments)

Ah yes. Kind of like yelling "stop resisting" while they beat the shit out of a guy laying on the ground.

about 4 months ago
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US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

GodfatherofSoul Re:Embarrassing info, or are the feds just idiots? (272 comments)

2.) This we know. I saw a story a while back that even NSA surveillance was being leaked to local law enforcement sometimes whenever they ran across illegal activities. I have no doubt that they're abusing this information.

about 4 months ago
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US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

GodfatherofSoul Re:Get used to it. (272 comments)

Exactly. This stuff is the smart play if you're a politician. If you DON'T do it and something bad happens, the public will blame you for not doing enough. If people cared enough to complain, things would change...but they don't.

about 4 months ago
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US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

GodfatherofSoul Re:Ha! (272 comments)

We don't need a revolution. Things are the way they are because the American people don't give a shit. Polls prove it. The public accepts the "if you're not doing anything wrong then what do you have to hide?" mentality. These are the same people who broadcast their daily irrelevant activities on Facebook. You think they really care about the government *maybe* reading what any yahoo could find following their twitter account?

As soon as any politician starts hearing people screaming into his answering machine all day or yelling at him every time he's in public, and they start thinking they might not get reelected, that's when change happens.

about 4 months ago
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Small Genetic Change Responsible For Blond Hair

GodfatherofSoul OK, so you explained the blonde hair (125 comments)

Now, where the heck do the blonde jokes come from? I've never seen any association between stupidity or airheadedness with blonde people.

about 4 months ago
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Interviews: Jennifer Granick Answers Your Questions

GodfatherofSoul A lot of internet privacy issues are etiquette (35 comments)

And, etiquette hasn't caught up with technology. Filming people getting drunk at your party and posting the pics on Facebook is bad etiquette, but people haven't figured that out yet because the technology is cool and new. People down to their core haven't figured out that what you post on Facebook isn't just shared with your trusted friends, but is now indexed and associated with you forever. That's OK for older guys like me who have some understanding of the repercussions, but what about kids who haven't figured it out yet? I was on Yahoo answers trying to talk a teenage girl out of sexting her BF because she assumed that he had no way to rebroadcast the pics from his phone!

Once people figure out the importance of internet privacy via the outlets they control, they'll start to associate the effects of privacy on other sources holding their personal information. Once that happens, I think we'll start to see improvement all around as public pressure still does affect change.

about 4 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

GodfatherofSoul Re:Snowden broke the law; so "fair" is moot (519 comments)

I don't know why you dumb down the whole story to "OMG he leaked gud stuff!" Did you read my post? My point is (using your analogy) he exceeded simple jaywalking to report a crime. He picked the locks on random cars on the way in and reported the contents of gloveboxes. He broke into the cop's patrol car and broadcast the officer's notes on an ongoing investigation.

about 4 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

GodfatherofSoul Re:Obama, Kerry, et al. (519 comments)

Yeah, the administration is full of traitors and not the guy who leaked information on US spying operations abroad.

about 4 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

GodfatherofSoul Snowden broke the law; so "fair" is moot (519 comments)

However you feel about Snowden this isn't debatable. And, he's basically pissed away the whistleblower defense by breaking the leaker's code (make all your evidence publicly available to all members of the media, discriminating in what information you leak to focus on wrongdoing by your government, and attempting to reduce "harm"). So, regardless of fairness he'd be accepting the reality of a long jail term if he comes back to the US.

about 4 months ago

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Residential intrusion detection

GodfatherofSoul GodfatherofSoul writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GodfatherofSoul (174979) writes "For the past 5 years that I've been in my house, I've noticed what I would call nuisance attempts to either peer into or enter my home. Before I secured my window wells and trimmed back some shrubs, I'd noticed on many occasions the covers would be completely removed *windows remain secure). Before I installed a motion sensor light, I'd find my backyard gates unlatched.

The last "hole" is my garage door opener. Very frequently when I've left the house for extended periods (over 24 hours), I'll come home to find the remote key pad with the cover open as if it were used. I've rigged the garage door before and I don't think anyone has ever entered through it, but I don't doubt someone has been plugging in random numbers trying to get in.

I'm in a good neighborhood with nosey neighbors, so I don't expect more than "industrious" teenagers at work. But, I would like to surreptitiously see who's doing it without them seeing me. I'm on a typical residential street, so I don't have options like a wildlife camera. Again, I'm not interested in installing some whole-house security camera system. What I want is a localized system that I can put in place to detect when someone is at the keypad using it and preferably record that content while I'm away. Any ideas, Slashdotters?"
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Stephen Hawkins

GodfatherofSoul GodfatherofSoul writes  |  about 3 years ago

GodfatherofSoul (174979) writes ""In making that announcement, Hawking recanted a position he had held for nearly 30 years. He also pulled the rug out from under a generation of science-fiction fans, declaring dead a favorite plot device. "There is no possibility of using black holes to travel to other universes," he said, with evident regret. And, finally, he conceded defeat in a long-standing bet with Caltech astrophysicist John Preskill, who thought there wasn't a problem in the first place.""
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Natalie Nudie Scene: our prayers are answered

GodfatherofSoul GodfatherofSoul writes  |  more than 6 years ago

GodfatherofSoul (174979) writes "Looks like Natalie Portman has finally done a nudie scene, and it's free!

"You can watch it online for free or download on iTunes," Portman told FOX at the premiere of the new Wes Anderson film in which she is featured only in a 12-minute prologue entitled "Hotel Chevalier." "This is something I'm really, really proud of."


Just add hot grits :)"

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