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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

Prune Re:See Apple's privacy site for details (230 comments)

No, it is not "here in the open", because "250 and fewer" includes zero as an option. As per the Ars article someone already posted early on in this /. discussion, http://arstechnica.com/tech-po..., the 0-250 range is a reflection of new guidelines from the department of justice. A canary almost becomes unworkable for companies now because saying you have not received such a warrant in the given time period is equivalent to saying you have received 0 orders, which is more specific than the smallest allowable range of 0-250.

2 days ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

Prune Re:Jean-Luc Picard is my idol... (191 comments)

Contrast this to the reboot of Battlestar Galactica , which paints a very
realistic portrait of advancement of science/artificial intelligence causing the downfall of humanity..


FTFY

5 days ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Prune Re:I'm pro-global warming (427 comments)

So like a typical ideologue, when you fail to summon logical arguments to support your view, you turn in your desperation to your last resort: abusive language. I hope you realize that you're just revealing that for you, this is about emotional investment, not rationality.

about two weeks ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Prune Re:Meanwhile in the real world... (427 comments)

I know that me personally am willing to help the next generations by making reasonable compromises right now but it seems it's not the general consensus.

You do what you want, but who are you to tell other people how to live their lives? And yet, that's what most environmentalists do. This is why environmentalism really is like a watermelon: green on the outside, red on the inside.

about two weeks ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Prune I'm pro-global warming (427 comments)

I live in Canada, and considering the number of articles in recent years which have listed the impacts of global warming on the country, it's looking like a huge win. Even if only some of the permafrost melts, this is a huge increase in arable land and will allow as much as a doubling of agricultural output. Access to additional fresh water also increases significantly, which is notable given how much hoopla is made about water as an ever-more scarce resource. Increasing population density further north, and making the north actually productive. Better access to natural resources in the north, including mining and gas/oil extraction in the arctic. Levying fees on ships going eventually year round through the northwest passage. The boon global warming, if real, will bring to this surpasses by an order of magnitude anything its politicians could bring about. So yes, please, bring it on!

about two weeks ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Prune Re:Talking Point (427 comments)

It's because you're a crybaby complaining about moderation on Slashdot. Seriously, are you 12?

about two weeks ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Prune Re:Meanwhile in the real world... (427 comments)

I doubt there's any harm in that.

There's tremendous economic harm.

about two weeks ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Prune Re:Oh dear (188 comments)

If you'd actually read the already existing reply, you'd have noticed I already corrected my phone's autocorrect error before your redundant post.

about two weeks ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Prune Re:Oh dear (188 comments)

Good thing I live in Canada. All I would get here from the mounties is a polite chiding.

about two weeks ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Prune Re:Oh dear (188 comments)

it's --> its

about two weeks ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Prune Re:Oh dear (188 comments)

And yet that distinction couldn't be more significant: only one of those is realizable in our physical universe (and thus it's limits are the also the ultimate limits of any physically realizable objects, be they brains or computational machines).

about two weeks ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Prune Re:Follow the money... (188 comments)

I would not mind paying for news if I thought it would make a difference and bring back real investigative journalism. But how many people do you think would be willing to do so? Not enough to make a dent in the situation, given how much real difference other scandals such as the NSA spying revelations have failed to make.

about two weeks ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Prune Oh dear (188 comments)

I didn't expect my submission to be actually posted, so I didn't bother to write a summary and only sent in a naked link to the story. Thanks to the editor for doing my job. My intention was just to bring attention to this in the expectation that someone else would make a proper submission. And, in a way, it's what happened--this is really timothy's submission.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Prune Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

10-20? Normally, I sympathize with the victims of bullying, as I've on occasion been bullied by the bullies in my school. But when you have as many people bullying you as you claim--well, maybe the problem isn't everyone else, maybe it's you.

about two weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Prune Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

What's wrong with services.msc on a Windows Server machine? Any serious answers from people who actually used it?

Nothing, they're just different. And having written both Windows services and systemd ones, I don't get the impression that systemd somehow reinvents what Windows is doing, unless something as generic as "not using init scripts" is equivalent to reinventing Windows (hint: it's not, and TFA is flamebait).

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Prune Re:A bit less than 10 years ago (848 comments)

several of the "counterforce" targets on the list are inconveniently located in or near major population centers

And who is responsible for locating them here? The Russians, of course--and thus civilian casualties would be on them for essentially using human shields.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Prune Re:Mod parent down for lying (848 comments)

I dare say I've utilized the moderation system effectively. You claim its rasion d'être is for people like me to be moderated down, and yet it is my post that was moderated to giddy heights, and the request I made in said post was quickly granted by our moderating overlords. What say you to that? Perhaps this is (no longer) the Slashdot you thought it was. Cheers

about three weeks ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

Prune "vaunted" Canadian healthcare system (221 comments)

You mean the one that makes me wait months and months any time I need to see a specialist, unless it's an absolute emergency? An informed consumer of healthcare these days hardly benefits from the knowledge a mere GP can offer, which by definition is rather lacking in specificity (all they really bring to the table are the ability to write prescriptions and issue referrals). Think of it this way: you're likely spend a lot more time on the (hopefully small number of) ailments you suffer from, and the amount of research and knowledge you'd acquire would pale in comparison to what a GP is likely to have much practice with. A healthcare system that creates incredible delays when trying to reach a specialist is shit, no matter how "free" it is.

about three weeks ago

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First commercial carbon capture project is failing

Prune Prune writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Prune (557140) writes "A Saskatchewan report that the world's first commercial carbon capture project is failing could be grave news for those involved in efforts to blunt humanity's contribution to climate change.
It's a story with global implications, potentially bad ones, for the energy sector: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/greenpage/environment/carbon-injected-underground-now-leaking-saskatchewan-farmers-study-says-113276449.html"

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