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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

MasseKid I don't get it... (284 comments)

I don't get how encryption can hurt public safety. The courts have been quite clear the government can get a warrant and force you to unencrypt your files. So the only thing the FBI has to fear here is if they were operating outside the bounds of the constitution and trying to avoid judicial scrutiny.

about a week ago

State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

MasseKid Re:Yeah, Right. (335 comments)

This is tesla, not google's driverless car....

about three weeks ago

Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

MasseKid Mind boggling (167 comments)

Statements like these are mindboggling.... "Because they are no longer reporting to Wall Street, they can be more competitive." Your share holders want you to maximize profits and growth, this rarely results in wanting you to be less competitive...

about a month ago

Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation

MasseKid 3$ per user (50 comments)

That's a massive three whole dollars per user. I'm sure Big companies are taking notice at the going rate for privacy.

about a month and a half ago

The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

MasseKid Don't sweat it... (135 comments)

Why sweat it? This was the obvious next step in advertising. If he hadn't of done it, someone else would have done it a few days/weeks/months later.

about 2 months ago

Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

MasseKid This is chilling (790 comments)

This is chilling, not for pedophiles, fuck them, but for the average citizen. While, I absolutely believe it's google's job to report illegal activity they accidentally uncover to the police, this appears google is actively searching your e-mails for things to forward to the police, and that's a chilling thought for free speech, freedom, and prevention of abuse of power.

about 3 months ago

Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents

MasseKid Better summary: (184 comments)

Stalemate continued, EFF showed some promise, but the DoJ has to 1) actually comply with the order, 2) The judge actually agree on merits, 3) The DoJ not immediately file for an appeal due to matters of national saftey, 4) the DoJ actually give the information to the EFF.

Don't get me wrong, what happened today was good, however calling it a victory is a bit premature.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Doesn't Have Plans For a Dedicated Handheld Gaming Device

MasseKid Good... (84 comments)

Good, the hand held gaming console is dead...

about 6 months ago

Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

MasseKid Can someone explain something to me? (227 comments)

Can someone explain something to me, because I don't get it. If I want content, and netflix has the content, and I have a subscription to Netflix and an ISP, assuming neither has a monopoly, why does it matter if netflix or the ISP pays for the transmission of data? One of the two of them has to pay for it for my consumption. I understand this all changes if there's a monopoly by either netflix or the ISP, but without the monopoly, why does capitalism not drive this to cost+ a reasonable cost of doing buisness/profit margin? And if it does, why do I really care if I pay this money to either the ISP or netflix, I have to pay it to someone. Now obviously, this goes out the window if one or both has a monopoly. Also, please, I'm looking for a real answer as to why I should care, not "zomg, ISP greeeeed"

about 6 months ago

Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

MasseKid Funny... (664 comments)

They say let the cops handle it, yet the cops WON'T go arrest these guys even if you give them the same GPS info. This happens out of frustration from the uselessness of the police to act in these scenarios, not because they think it's the best course of action.

about 6 months ago

Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat

MasseKid But why... (171 comments)

But why would I ever want to eat the bottle?

about 6 months ago

New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

MasseKid Buying guns? (156 comments)

Buying guns is perfectly legal.,, Well, to be fair the last one tells you they are instore only, but the others will gladly and legally ship straight to your FFL.

about 6 months ago

Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality

MasseKid Re:Advocates and Proponents only? (139 comments)

That makes no sense. The providers are already clearly in bed with the feds given everything that's been leaked lately. There's nothing stopping them from them forcing the providers to shut down service now, if there's nothing stopping them from activating a kill switch later. The problem you describe already exists. Then again, so does remote kill of all GM vehicles via OnStar, yet as scary as that sounds, there hasn't been serious abuse of it so far. Doesn't mean vigilance should stop, but it also bounds the likely hood of something happening.

about 6 months ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

MasseKid Barbaric (914 comments)

Justice is not an eye for an eye. Justice is not torture. Justice is not becoming what you seek to destroy.

about 7 months ago

Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

MasseKid Worth it? (347 comments)

Absolutely. It's the ONLY time of the year you can buy a commercial and if it's moderately funny have people actually go out and LOOK for your commercial to see it again. Where else can you get your commercial to be talk around the water cooler? We're still talking about 1984 30 years later....

about 9 months ago

Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating

MasseKid Where was the NSA? (313 comments)

So the NSA, for all of it's intrusion into privacy to protect us all, could not find 93 co-conspirators who had access to nuclear weapons, how on earth can we expect them to find a small terrorist cell? What the hell are we trading our liberties, privacy, and freedom for if they can't even uncover something as large as this?

about 9 months ago

Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview

MasseKid Best way... (692 comments)

The best way to light the path to your future is by burning the bridges of your past.

about 9 months ago

British Spies To Be Allowed To Break Speed Limit

MasseKid Not exactly... (278 comments)

Just because there isn't a current exemption from law for them, does not mean the law applies to them. When you are above the law, you do not need an exemption from laws that do not apply to you.

about 9 months ago

US Military Settles Software Piracy Claims For $50M

MasseKid Does the OP really not understand? (127 comments)

Seriously. Does the OP of the summary really not understand that open source != free? Publishing the source code has nothing to do with licensing. If the military had paid for 500 copies of open source software and installed it on thousands of machines, they would STILL BE PIRATING IT.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What's On Your Hardware Lab Bench?

MasseKid It depends on what I'm working on... (215 comments)

Seriously, it depends on what I'm working on. There are items I wouldn't even bother trying to trouble shoot without a VNA and there are items I don't need more than a multimeter. I wouldn't say the oscilloscope is dead, it's use case has simply changed.

about a year ago


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