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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

INT_QRK Re:Link to the study (346 comments)

Doh! Too early, damnit!

2 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

INT_QRK Re:Link to the study (346 comments)

Ummm. Don't all plants and "animals" contain DNA? Don't we humans also "contain" DNA? Whisky Tango Foxtrot, over. OMG Ponies. I hear that our local water contains di-hydrogen oxide.

2 days ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

INT_QRK Re:Frank Herbert was right (779 comments)

Note that Montgomery County, Maryland, is a bedroom community for the U.S. Capitol. Its residents are overwhelmingly denizens of the ecosystem of national government (government officials, workers, support contractors, lobbyists, and parasitic non-profits). As such Montgomery County, and indeed the Beltway megapolis at large, fully reflects the values and mores of those who consider themselves the ruling class. Yes, this is how these people view the world. This is how they see you as subjects.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

INT_QRK Re:So... (779 comments)

Yes. Absolutely.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

INT_QRK Re:what state are they in? maryland? (779 comments)

In the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Maryland (DPRM), your judgment is subordinate to that of any and all benevolent and wise agents of State control.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

INT_QRK Re:Why is this being covered on slashdot? (779 comments)

How insightful. Greetings from the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Maryland (DPRM), and welcome to our highly advanced Nanny State. We are indeed programming future generations to utterly depend on the One Party for their wellbeing, cradle to grave, in joyful and obedient service to our elite maternal benefactors. statism |sttizm| noun a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs: the rise of authoritarian statism.

about two weeks ago
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Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware

INT_QRK Brilliant Social Engineering! (95 comments)

So, how can you be sure that "click here" in TFA doesn't itself download malware disguised as malware detection? If I were a black-hat govy who wanted to root out people worried about government malware, I might use such a ruse. Think about it.

about 2 months ago
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US Weather System and Satellite Network Hacked

INT_QRK We quarantine infectious diseases don't we? (76 comments)

It's time to quarantine malicious actor countries. We need to study innovative means, methods, and architectures to isolate, contain or somehow filter extremely maliciously behaving countries. A "Great Firewall of China" is becoming a more and more obvious need.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training

INT_QRK Make sure you get permissions... (102 comments)

Make sure you get specific written permissions, and execute your exercise in a controlled, preferably closed, network to prevent unintended or collateral damage. Lots of laws come into play, and you don't want to risk liability for damage or criminal culpability for breaking any laws.

about 4 months ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

INT_QRK Re:Anonymity == being a schmuck for a good number. (728 comments)

Concur. Every crime against a victim who happens to be a woman isn't a "Crime against women," any more than every crime whose victim hails from a particular race or religion isn't a crime against that race or religion. People need to stop blowing so much political smoke. It only makes the debate and all of its participants more stupid.

about 4 months ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

INT_QRK Re:Request the government to provide it (94 comments)

The problem with that approach is that information releasable under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not include information that has been classified. Another kicker? The category of unclassified information administratively designated "For Official Use Only" (FOUO) is also exempt release under FOIA. Even though FOUO is clearly defined, its use is increasing applied with considerable discretion, to the effect that Agencies routinely mark nearly everything FOUO these days. I am neither defending nor condemning these practices, just explaining. "Catch-22 is a beauty, all right!" - Yossarian

about 4 months ago
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First Teleportation of Multiple Quantum Properties of a Single Photon

INT_QRK Re:xkce (107 comments)

Thank you.

about 4 months ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

INT_QRK Re:Corporate Malfeasance (293 comments)

Could not agree more. Competition is one thing. Facilitating competitors' advantages against one is quite another.

about 4 months ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

INT_QRK Re:Well duh. (293 comments)

Bingo.

about 4 months ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

INT_QRK Re:This is huge (308 comments)

Moonshine?

about 4 months ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

INT_QRK Re:Everything is an excuse for more security theat (221 comments)

The bigger problem is that debate anymore devolves immediately to "choice" between false dichotomies, vacuous positions screamed between raving caricatures on the left to insane caricatures on the right.

about 4 months ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

INT_QRK Re:Everything is an excuse for more security theat (221 comments)

I apologize for having carelessly left an impression that I disagreed. I actually identified with your points, and I was going off on a tangental rant. This being /., I'm so used to reading America haters on both sides of the Atlantic painting uninformed pictures of violent crime ridden America; and for the same reasons, the distortions inherent of ubiquitous press and entertainment media only capable of creating highly cartoonish caricatures of reality. The serious shame is what it's doing to our children, and thus future generations. When I was a kid, we could leave the house in the summer every morning, and not return until dinner, or even by dark, unless we got hungry and diverted home, or to a friend's home, for chow, sometime noonish. Now kids are prisoners of "play-dates" and hovering parents who are scared shitless by the sick perception that if they divert theirs eyes for a second, Johnny's going to be butt raped and murdered, no question. Why? Because in the statistically few tragic occasions when something, anything, sensational does happen anywhere in any small corner of the country or the world, it's splashed all over CNN, MSNBC or Fox every 15 minutes all day. Did shit happen in the 50's and 60's when I was growing up? Sure. But when it happened in Tallahassee, we didn't get to hear about it all day long in San Diego on 24 hour news networks for 5 freaking days running, with constant streams of "experts" reminding us constantly how we need to imprison our little darlings for their own protection. Life will suck for our grandkids.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

INT_QRK Is IOS8 a pig? (504 comments)

Not that I can tell after only 2 days. Are you a troll?

about 4 months ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

INT_QRK Re:Everything is an excuse for more security theat (221 comments)

I'd just recommend that when you compare, it's done intelligently and fairly. I mean, there's a huge difference between the insanely distorted America depicted in clever headlines and media soundbites and the many and varied communities across the United States. The US is not CNN, it is not the E Channel, it is not Hollywood. Really. I've lived and traveled extensively in Europe and Asia across the decades. I've found there to be at least as much variation in good and bad neighborhoods, rich and poor, genteel and tough, both Europe and Asia. There are streets, stradas, rues, calles, etc., on either continent that I avoid at night or alone.

about 4 months ago

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