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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ThatsMyNick Re:this story is missing information (244 comments)

How does making the passenger delete a tweet improve safety?

2 hours ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

ThatsMyNick Re:5% 0%. (431 comments)

I never said what Palestine is doing understandable based on the cost argument.

I dont have a side in this war, I find both of them equally deplorable. However the economics of a tool used, and how the other side can react to a tool, can be discussed freely, without taking a side. My point was the iron shield which was specifically build to stop rockets from Palestinian territory. The flaw is it is too expensive compared to rocket is takes down. Building rocket or purchasing good rockets is not that expensive. A few weeks of bootcamp is all is required to train soldiers on rockets (with iran and saudi backing, it costs peanuts to train them, and get better rocket tech)

yesterday
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

ThatsMyNick Re:i bet (187 comments)

Hundreds is a small number, I am sure there are hundreds willing and capable of doing this. Hundreds work for the DHS, probably not, but you only one of them working and having access in the DHS

yesterday
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Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix

ThatsMyNick Re:OpenSSL (50 comments)

How many people think the openssl bug was maliciously inserted?

2 days ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

ThatsMyNick Re:5% 0%. (431 comments)

The problem is it is not sustainable. Each intercept missile cost $60,000, a rocket launched by hamas costs $800. Hamas can DDoS the hell of out Israel. All they need is decently trained soldiers and decent supply of rockets.

2 days ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

ThatsMyNick Electric card (708 comments)

Do they drive electric cars, and use more electricity as a result. Electricity use is a rather misleading metric.

about two weeks ago
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Tired of Playing Cyber Cop, Microsoft Looks For Partners In Crime Fighting

ThatsMyNick Re:No-ip isn't shady (113 comments)

hotmail has been known to send a lot of spam. I hope someone takes control of hotmail domain, since microsoft is unable to police it. (Note that it has recently been brought down, by someone should have taken control of their domain when it was a serious problem).

The point is a free service being abused is expected. It is not as if noip encouraged abuse and were paid by abusers.

about two weeks ago
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Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

ThatsMyNick Re:It's already going on... (353 comments)

There will more consequences that you state here. Drive during peak hour traffic, you get a higher premium than the ones that leave early or dont drive in peak hour. Drive early morning, late night, higher premiums for you. "The device tracks your mileage, time of day drive, and number of hard brakes" - progressive snapshot.

Soon, the device will have gps which will give you a "higher discount". Drive through or around risker parts of the town, higher premiums for you.

The net effect is insurance companies dont even out risks, but just cherry pick the juicy customers, that are pretty much risk free. The rest either pay a very high insurance or go uninsured. Picking out juicy customers is not what insurance is supposed to be.

about two weeks ago
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Gov't Censorship Pushing Users To More Private Messaging In China

ThatsMyNick Re:wait wait wait... (47 comments)

so let me get this straight... the country with arguably one of the best written histories over millennia, is no longer allowing history to be maintained?

Victors and the rulers still get to keep making and writing history. Peasants, dont.

about three weeks ago
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India Launches Five Foreign Satellites

ThatsMyNick Re:Great for India (85 comments)

they still can't clean up their garbage, their sewage, or feed, house, and clothe 90% of their population. They can't even keep the power grid they do have up and running reliably.

You know what can fund them? Launching satellites for other countries, commercially, can. :)

about three weeks ago
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Fox Moves To Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish Streaming Service

ThatsMyNick Re:Big Difference (210 comments)

They dont have re-transmission rights. It costs extra obviously.

about three weeks ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

ThatsMyNick Re:What about... (249 comments)

If they have the authority to detain you if you not divulge your password, for all practical purposes they can make you reveal your password. People that are motivated enough about their privacy and data, that they are willing to be detained is exceptionally rare.

By the same definition, all a court can do is hold you on contempt of court, if you refuse to divulge your password, you dont have to give the court your password too. Admittedly the court can hold you much longer than ICE and CBP, but it is just becomes a degree of pressure. They both are effective enough for pretty much everyone.

about a month ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

ThatsMyNick Re:What about... (249 comments)

Do read https://www.eff.org/wp/defendi... . ICE and CBP do have the authority to detain you or refuse entry into the country (for non-US citizens), or detain your devices (the last one happens often), if you refuse to give them the password.

about a month ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

ThatsMyNick Re:What about... (249 comments)

The TSA can never force you to give them your password (or copy data from your phone for the matter). CBP (Customs and Border Protection) always could and still can. Know your acronyms and rights folks, it can be very useful.

It obviously doesnt cover lying by law enforcement. But that is already a crime.

about a month ago
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Expedia To Accept Bitcoin

ThatsMyNick Re:they do not accept bitcoins (87 comments)

Yup, they do not accept Euros either. They convert your Euros into US dollars, which they accept.

about a month ago
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Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

ThatsMyNick Re:Why are these numbers stored? (117 comments)

Nothing in the article says they stored these numbers. Target had their card readers compromised. It could be the same case here.

about a month and a half ago
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Fixing China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Them

ThatsMyNick Re:Bollocks (322 comments)

Nope, average american produces more CO2 than an average chinese person, but nope, an average american doesnt pollute more than average chinese person. SO2, NO2, soot (carbon particles) and other particulate matter are much more serious.

Also averages are misleading. An average artic (or antarctic) resident would populute more, than an american, it doesnt mean they dont get to complain about american pollution or chinese pollution.

about a month and a half ago
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Fixing China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Them

ThatsMyNick Re:Bollocks (322 comments)

Why should China, or any developing country, give up its own economic development

It shouldnt, and no one is asking it to. We are asking China to stop polluting though. I live in west coast, and a lot of our air pollution comes from China. It is not unresonable to ask China to stop. It doesnt even have to affect their economic development if done right.

about a month and a half ago

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