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NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

Kr1ll1n Re:Misuse of FOIA (231 comments)

Looks like a -1, (didn't think this shit through) mod.

Federal regulations require e-mail monitoring to prevent leaks. He had access to systems that had no such monitoring.
Further, it is now a known fact that the NSA was monitoring and storing all digital communications they could get their hands on.

Failure to produce data he claims (and they don't deny) they had, is incriminating enough.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

Kr1ll1n Re:Misuse of FOIA (231 comments)

God damn you are either incredibly dumb, or an NSA shill.....

First off, lets begin with this: The Freedom of Information Act is NOT a fishing lure. It is not designed to request all the emails of a certain employee, nor should it. The FOIA is designed for targeted requests for specific information, not blanket demands so conspiracy theorists can try to dig for "evidence." The NSA should have ignored this FOIA act or pointed that out.

http://www.foia.gov/how-to.htm...

What can I ask for under the FOIA?

A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. You can also specify the format in which you wish to receive the records. You should be aware that the FOIA does not require agencies to do research for you, to analyze data, to answer written questions, or to create records in response to a request.

Furthermore, captain fuckface, let me explain how this shit works....

Second off, this story (and the multitude of Greenwald/Snowden cult of personality reposters) is missing the most important thing in the NSA's response, the last sentence:

For your information, there are no emails indicating that Mr. Snowden contacted agency officials to raise concerns about NSA programs.

That's the real story here. The FOIA request was trying to show that Snowden tried to warn the NSA about abuses but they ignored it, the fake story Greenwald and Matthew Keys are trying to push is that the NSA is somehow hiding it, the real story is that Snowden, Libtard hero, never even tried to whistleblow.

He's no patriot, he's just a cowardly little shit.

An FOIA request is made which would either prove, or disprove something in question. In this case they were trying to prove Snowden had attempted to run these abuses up the chain. NSA challenges the FOIA request, and will not produce evidence that they have stated they are in possession of. Remember, if the NSA had done no wrong, the e-mails would prove this.

Now please go fuck yourself straight to the fiery gates of hell. The US and the rest of the civilized world would do wonders without spineless cowards and traitors of your ilk. You are useful for nothing more than pig food.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

Kr1ll1n Re:@CauseBy - Re:Yes (381 comments)

I am in agreement with AC.....

In his defense, watching your kids from the get go will prevent them from wandering off.
OP is just a lazy parent.

about two weeks ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Kr1ll1n IMHO, and solution....... (401 comments)

Doubled local-cost tariffs on the following;

Imported Labor
Exported Labor

Oh, you want to send a position overseas? What's the current market rate again? 80k/yr?
So you want to pay 10 people a combined total of 1.6m/yr vs. 800k/yr?

You cannot find any local talent that can do the job? Fine. You should have no issues paying the premium of local market salary x2 to bring someone in from out of country that can do it.

about two weeks ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

Kr1ll1n Damn people can't put 2 and 2 together anymore... (619 comments)

The taxes are too low because of inflation

VS..

The government spends trillions on wars and other federally chosen "investments"

WHICH ALSO MEANS...

Inflation goes up, devaluing everyone's income

ULTIMATELY LEADING TO....

Mass populace has a reduced standard of living and the government saying just like the people, they need more money.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

about a month ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

Kr1ll1n Re:All goes away once H1B goes away (234 comments)

A vote is useless so long as there are still votes to increase government power overall.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

Kr1ll1n Re:All goes away once H1B goes away (234 comments)

THIS^^^^^^^^.

I get tired of hearing the corporation=thief mantra, and nobody laying blame at the feet of the security guard (AKA government).

Bear in mind the security guard is hired to act like a security guard. The thief will always act like a thief.

about 1 month ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

Kr1ll1n The comment from Infosys wax revealing...... (234 comments)

"Today, we are recruiting for over 440 active openings across 20 states in the U.S."

Today, we are looking for applicants, where the positions are in 20 different US states. Infosys says nothing about that actual applicants, just where the position is.

about 1 month ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Kr1ll1n Tell the PGA about Correlation != Causation (405 comments)

I am a disc golfer. I have met many traditional golfers that have left their game and become disc golfers.
Here are three of the reasons they have cited as why;

* More laid back players\atmosphere
* Majority of courses have zero green fees
* More family oriented
* Only takes 1-2hrs to play a round
* Costs of gear is a fraction of the alternative
* Costs to be in the PDGA is much cheaper than the PGA

Translation is that some golfers convert to disc golf because it is much cheaper, more laid back, and they can get their whole family involved.

about 3 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Kr1ll1n Re:WTF?? (798 comments)

No law was broken so you can't take this route.

Assault, harassment........

about 3 months ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

Kr1ll1n Do you not understand the problem with asking? (312 comments)

The very fact that you ask this question should indicate the problem.

This question comes from a place of trust. "I trust our president to do the right thing. Why hasn't he?" This line of thought is almost identical to that of a battered spouse saying "he beats me because he loves me!" By asking the question, you are defending the indefensible and giving the benefit of the doubt.

To further the point, look at those that claim "it is just metadata", in defense of the program.

What is the metadata of an M4A file?

[/share/MD0_DATA/NAS/iTunes/Music/Jack White/Blunderbuss] # strings 04\ Love\ Interruption.m4a | more
com.apple.iTunes
name
iTunNORM
jdata
--RETRACTED (hex hash, could be tied to account)--
!data
Love Interruption
data
Jack White
"aART
data
Jack White
data
Jack White
data
Blunderbuss
gnre
data
  trkn
data
disk
data
cpil
data
$data
2012-04-23T07:00:00Z .apID
&data
--RETRACTED (verified as iTunes Account info)--
cnID
data
atID
data
  plID
data
stik
data
+purd
#data
2012-12-31 03:11:01
)sonm
!data
Love Interruption
#soal
data
Blunderbuss
"soar
data
Jack White
`)covr
`!data
JFIF
--More--

As you can see, I had to retract metadata off of an M4A file, just to keep my info secure. Metadata is not some cryptic bit of info, depending on the detail. For all I know, there may still be identifiable info in what I have posted already......

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Kr1ll1n Not a developer, but..... (531 comments)

Notepad++ on Windows
TextMate on OSX

about 5 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

Kr1ll1n China? (560 comments)

Their heat map has China as much cooler, yet they are one of the world's largest contributors to greenhouse gases.

about 5 months ago
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California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps

Kr1ll1n Re:All the cyberlibertarian rage... wrong question (374 comments)

Anybody adult that believes what is being advertised to them, in it's entirety, needs the hard lesson that advertisements are lies.

Sad, but true. That will be the most educational event that they could use in the real world, IT or not.

about 6 months ago
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Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School

Kr1ll1n Re:Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High Schoo (489 comments)

But anyway, firstly pink for girls is a 100% social construct (pink used to be for boys 100 or so years ago). But, your daughter is subjected to immense peer pressure.

Agreed.

Second, girs do like bright shiny colourful things, but so do boys. In fact so do adults but they're generally better at suppressing it. Nonetheless, there's a reason sports cars are generally not matte grey.

Attractiveness of objects isn't the subject of discussion. The type of objects children of certain genders pull towards is.

Third it doesn't matter: they can still grow up to be scientists if that's what they want. Playing with dresses and dolls as a kid doesn't alter that.

Nobody ever suggested it did. What was suggested was that girls tend to gravitate towards certain objects of play, which in the long run, does not benefit them if they were to pursue something more technical in nature, later on in life.

Fourth, while you're there to guide your kid and influence where you can, if you try to force her in to being something she's not in order to please you, then you will be disappointed, and she will be upset.

Nobody ever said anything about forcing the issue. Exposure does not equate to force, and it is incredibly disingenuous to suggest that it is.

Finally, your kids probably won't grow up to be tech geeks. Most of the population (male or female) is not.

Intelligence can provide a better quality of life, assuming self-control is exercised as well. Being a "tech geek" would only suggest they have a better chance at a higher quality of life.Many other scientific disciplines would do the same.

about 6 months ago
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Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School

Kr1ll1n Re:Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High Schoo (489 comments)

Likewise, you can't just sit there and say;

"Societal pressure is the problem!" when many others have examples (yourself included) of a societal pressure failing miserably. The plural of anecdote is data, and believe me, there is plenty of it that suggests girls and guys each pull towards different things, despite what others around them are trying to expose them to.

about 6 months ago
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Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School

Kr1ll1n Re:Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High Schoo (489 comments)

As a father of a girl;

BULLSHIT.

I have exposed my daughter to every tech and geek part of myself I can possibly throw at her.
She loves gadgets, but only for the games. She doesn't want to tear them apart.
She loves to dance and sing.
She loves wearing pretty princess dresses.
She loves playing house with her baby dolls.

I have actually tried to steer her away from pink, frilly crap, and since she inherited her father's strong will, she refuses to budge.

about 6 months ago

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