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Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

MoeDumb Convictions, convictions, convictions (871 comments)

My impression is that the majority of cops and their precincts just want convictions, evidence and truth be damned.

about a year ago
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The Search Engine More Dangerous Than Google

MoeDumb A Better Default PW (210 comments)

PW: ChangeMeNow!

about a year and a half ago
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Saudi Arabia Implements Electronic Tracking System For Women

MoeDumb The ultra-conservative kingdom? (591 comments)

Like every sharia law complaint country, Saudi Arabia is not 'ultra-conservative.' It is ultra-repressive and tyrannical.

about 2 years ago
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Another Unreleased iPhone Lost by Employee In a Bar

MoeDumb Hey did you hear this one? (225 comments)

An Apple employee walks into a bar . . .

more than 3 years ago
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Crowdsourcing Analysis of the Palin Email Trove

MoeDumb Re:WTF? (284 comments)

Someone's got his facts straight. Those are legitimate questions, but the answers are still sealed even two years later. Why? I mean seriously, Why?

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Alternatives To Tor Browser Bundle For Windows?

MoeDumb Re:Tor (201 comments)

Good grief. Time to bail on this thread.

more than 3 years ago
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File-hosting Sites Not a Safe Haven For Private Data

MoeDumb The not-so-obvious solution (134 comments)

FTA: "The researchers said the most effective countermeasure against the attacks is the use of encryption on the user's computer." Enough said.

more than 3 years ago
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An IP Address Does Not Point To a Person, Judge Rules

MoeDumb Re:wishful thinking (293 comments)

"ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI!?" If that's a personal question maybe for being sacrilegeous?

more than 3 years ago
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An IP Address Does Not Point To a Person, Judge Rules

MoeDumb Re:Wow. (293 comments)

Never underestimate the capacity for human greed.

more than 3 years ago
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Department of Justice: FBI Too Focused On Child Porn

MoeDumb Re:Bureaucrats (487 comments)

"Things like written stories about child abuse or cartoon images depicting fantasies of child abuse will essentially market child abuse to people who would otherwise be, sexually, well-adjusted individuals." Sexually well-adjusted individuals by definition, will be repelled, not marketed, by such material.

more than 3 years ago
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Pirate Party of Canada Promises VPN For Freedom

MoeDumb Re:Good Luck... (98 comments)

Have of which are honeypots for all you know. And btw, why?

more than 3 years ago
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Dropbox Can't See Your Dat– Er, Never Mind

MoeDumb Re:the love of cloud (333 comments)

That's the ticket. YOU do your own encryption before sending it up to the cloud. Then it doesn't matter what DB does.

more than 3 years ago
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Jesse Jackson, Jr. Pins US Job Losses On iPad

MoeDumb Re:Even more strange (628 comments)

Your joke, updated: Two politicians approach a bridge too narrow for both. One says "I never step aside for scoundrels." The other stepped aside, and said "I always do." The first crosses and yells "Sucka!"

more than 3 years ago
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White House Releases Trusted Internet ID Plan

MoeDumb Re:Let me guess (229 comments)

I, for one, miss the Middle Ages.

more than 3 years ago
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DARPA's New Hi-Tech Telescope

MoeDumb Oh yeah? (89 comments)

Not if they're running around in another dimension.

more than 3 years ago
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Chinese Censors Crack Down on Time Travel

MoeDumb Oh grow up (154 comments)

The more repressive the government the more sensitive it is to cultural 'insults.' The more inbred the people too.

more than 3 years ago
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Five of the Best Free Linux Disk Encryption Tools

MoeDumb Re:Link? List? (135 comments)

flamebate: to flame oneself until burnout is achieved.

more than 3 years ago
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Five of the Best Free Linux Disk Encryption Tools

MoeDumb Re:Link? List? (135 comments)

First you show improvement, then we pay you.

more than 3 years ago
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StunRay Incapacitates With a Flash of Light

MoeDumb Can you spell "burnt retinas," boys and girls? (431 comments)

LIke this isn't going to damage in the eye in some way. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not immediately detectable, but . . . Say, where did those spots come from?

more than 3 years ago

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MRSA-Killing Paint Created

MoeDumb MoeDumb writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MoeDumb (1108389) writes "MRSA-Killing Paint Created

ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2010) — Building on an enzyme found in nature, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces which safely eradicates methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the bacteria responsible for antibiotic resistant infections.

"Here we have a system where the surface contains an enzyme that is safe to handle, doesn't appear to lead to resistance, doesn't leach into the environment, and doesn't clog up with cell debris. The MRSA bacteria come in contact with the surface, and they're killed."

In tests, 100 percent of MRSA in solution were killed within 20 minutes of contact with a surface painted with latex paint laced with the coating.

Continues: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100816142114.htm"

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Another Step Towards Regulating the Internet

MoeDumb MoeDumb writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MoeDumb (1108389) writes "The FCC Takes Another Step Towards Regulating the Internet

In step with federal government intrusion into the health care system, the auto industry, and the financial industry, the FCC and the Obama Administration has had its eye on asserting control over the Internet.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently closed its official public comment period “In the Matter of Framework for Broadband Internet Service.” In English? Despite broad opposition, three of the five unelected members of the FCC are one step away from officially regulating the Internet under laws originally intended for monopoly telephone carriers in the 1930s.

So how can the FCC make this dramatic change in the way the government treats the Internet? Well, according to the Democrats on the Commission and far left advocacy organizations like Free Press, it’s a surprisingly simple process – one that does not include the approval of Congress approval or any elected officials.

Just since June 17, the FCC: opened a Notice of Inquiry to seek the “best legal framework for broadband Internet access” on a partisan 3-2 vote; accepted comments on these proposed regulations; and then allowed for reply comments so that policy, advocacy, and industry leaders would have a chance to refute whatever points were made during the initial comment period (to whomever might be interested in a seemingly obscure telecommunications issue, in the middle of August!).

And that's it, folks!

Now, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski believes he can defy the majority opinions of Congress and the American People and ignore a federal appeals court ruling and simply call a vote of the Commission that would officially reclassify broadband services under the Depression-era Title II regulations.

In response to erroneous-to-delusional claims made by Free Press, the leading radical group pushing for Internet regulations, members of the Internet Freedom Coalition filed reply comments with the Commission on Thursday to clarify to the FCC – and to the public – just how damaging thee regulations will be to both consumers and producers . . .

Continues:
http://biggovernment.com/ldrummer/2010/08/17/fcc-takes-another-step-to-regulating-the-internet/"

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Two Harvard Professors Blow the Whistle on ACTA

MoeDumb MoeDumb writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MoeDumb (1108389) writes "...Two Harvard professors take to the pages of The Washington Post to blast President Obama for failure to live up to his pledges of transparency, and for acting in an unprecedented and unconstitutional manner. And no, this time it's not about his handling of and signature on the unconstitutional health care legislation passed this week in Congress. They reserve their harshest criticism for lack of precedent, transparency, and apparently constitutionality. Among their points:

The leaked draft of ACTA belies the U.S. trade representative's assertions that the agreement would not alter U.S. intellectual property law.

It raises the stakes on the constitutionally dubious method by which the administration proposes to make the agreement binding on the United States.

The leaked draft, though incomplete in many respects, makes clear that negotiators are considering ideas and principles not reflected in U.S. law."

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