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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

ThatsNotPudding Proof that you can take an oath (410 comments)

and not have a fucking clue as to the true meaning of the words you literally mouth.

yesterday
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FCC Fines Verizon For Failing To Investigate Rural Phone Problems

ThatsNotPudding HOAs (94 comments)

Anyone who would defend even the concept of an HOA is a greedy fascist. "Let's control every facet of the neighbor's lives, lest they devalue our precious property values by a few percentage points!!"

2 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

ThatsNotPudding The real reason (512 comments)

"Hey, Silicon Valley: we need paid-off with massive contributions or we'll grandstand on this (while not really giving a shit, other than having red meat to throw to our racist base)." -- GOP

about a week ago
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Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet

ThatsNotPudding A humble request (104 comments)

Please make them easily re-fuelable AND establish a real refueling system. Hell, add in the ability to replace / upgrade parts during the pit stops.

We have to stop making future space junk.

about two weeks ago
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Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

ThatsNotPudding Re:Prepare for more (257 comments)

but most generally we experience a particular flavor of Arab-dominated Islamic extremism

So... Boko Haram in Nigeria is Arab-dominated? Huh.

about two weeks ago
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Silk Road Trial Defense: Mt. Gox CEO Was the Real Dread Pirate Roberts

ThatsNotPudding Heh (119 comments)

Do you also support contract killings? Because he ordered hits on a few people.

Or so you've been told by the Fed^H^H^H Media.

about two weeks ago
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SystemD Gains New Networking Features

ThatsNotPudding What stuns me (553 comments)

Yes, I can see it now. A stripped Linux kernel will boot, and then in turn will boot the SystemD-OS.

What stuns me is that Linus still doesn't seem to give a care, even as the very ground under his feet erodes into thin air.

about two weeks ago
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SystemD Gains New Networking Features

ThatsNotPudding Accurate Headline (553 comments)

Metastasization Continues Unchecked.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

ThatsNotPudding Government Pipes (417 comments)

While it would be nice to think about FedGov controlling all the fiber pipes, ensuring equal and universal access, real competition, and reasonable pricing, there would be a downside.

It would only be minutes after this dream was realized when moralizing politicians would insist on fine-grained monitoring of all user activities, along with the banning of all websites showing anything more naughty than a fully-clothed nipple. The bible-thumpers and 'think about the children' hand-wringing helicopter freaks would insist on a draconian system that would make even the Suadi Arabian Morality Police jealous.

I'm all for Net Neutrality, but we should be careful what we wish for, as the devil will always own the details.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

ThatsNotPudding Simple (417 comments)

The endless, brutal, and almost always hypocritical and contradictory criticism of Obama is the 21st-century's GOP method of continuing to shout 'Nigger!!' at the top of their lungs.

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

ThatsNotPudding God and the Devil (329 comments)

Just as Satan is God's Most Valuable Employee (doing exactly what he needs done), Terrorists are the same for Dictators (and those that dream of being a Dictator): a perfect - some might say purpose-built* - excuse to destroy what they fear the most: the freedom of true privacy.

* - As some one pointed out on Twitter: ask yourself why Al-Queda has never even once tried to attack Israel.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Favors Net Neutrality

ThatsNotPudding Looking forwards (255 comments)

I am looking forwards to the day when an enfeebled Grover Norquist demands all of his Federal benefits, just like that hypocritical waste of skin Ayn Rand.

about three weeks ago
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FCC Favors Net Neutrality

ThatsNotPudding Too Late (255 comments)

Now that the GOP controls both houses, if anything the FCC proposes angers the Republican paymasters (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, et al.), Congress will just zero-out the parts of the FCC's budget that is even remotely attached to overseeing cable / broadband. Nothing is about to change. Nothing.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

ThatsNotPudding LOL (1350 comments)

Khomeini was a clever bastard who tricked the Iranian reformists who wished to replace the Shah with a democracy. He promised before he got on a plane in France to be merely a figurehead. In short order he had co-opted the revolution (which was, by and large to that point, secular in nature).

History repeats. The intellectuals that started the Russian Revolution got bum-rushed (and ice-axed) by their own thugs (Stalin and Beria).

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

ThatsNotPudding Doctor George Tiller (1350 comments)

But that was how many years ago? 500+? The Catholic church and it's beliefs have greatly changed since. The way I see it, Islam (or some members/sections of it) today is where the Christian/Catholic religion was many centuries ago was.

Dr. George Tiller was murdered (ironically in the doorway of his church) by a Christian zealot for daring to assist women in controlling their own freaking bodies.

But this does point out the one common bedrock of all organized religions: the control and subjugation of women, up to and including rape and murder.

Fuck religion (all of them).

about three weeks ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

ThatsNotPudding Simple and Disallowed (229 comments)

One major drug smuggling gang has been able to continue flooding the UK with Class A narcotics unimpeded for the last year after changing their operations.

Simple: legalize it all. Now, you've removed the massive profits, reduced the associated violence of the sellers, the theft and robbery crimes of the users, while also reducing the amount of ODs, allied health costs, and even deaths, ala Portugal.

But they have no idea of allowing these solid, provable benefits to society, as it would be a detriment to their power and money (i.e., they're just another criminal organization).

about a month ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

ThatsNotPudding Cuba (182 comments)

I wonder if the Norks knew about the on-going US / Cuba negotiations, with the US side-objective of removing one more semi-allied state from their nearly empty ranks.

Relatedly, I'm pleased that this mostly disappointing lame-duck President called the GOP on their kowtowing to the grandchildren of those that fled the collapse of the immorally corrupt Mafia / CIA backed Bautista regime that made their families filthy rich. To quote a former history teacher: "The most a woman could aspire to under Bautista was to become a high-class prostitute."

about a month and a half ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

ThatsNotPudding Odds (580 comments)

Being shot by the homeowner is the single biggest fear among would-be intruders, ranking higher than being caught by police.

But the most likely outcome of John Q Programmer playing out his 'Home Alone with a Gun' scenario is accidentally killing another family member that returns home unexpectedly.

This will be down-rated into oblivion by thin-skinned, heavily-armed nerds defending their Dirty Harry / Rambo RPG fantasies.

Want to actually murder someone and get away with it? If you're a White American male, become a cop and kill as many minorities as you wish, with the only 'punishment' being a paid vacation during the whitewash 'investigation'.

What a country.

about a month and a half ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

ThatsNotPudding Don't worry (435 comments)

Soon, Cuban cigar production will be industrialized to meet pent-up demand, followed by the sacrifice of quality on the altar of profit margins...

The Miracle of the Market Place!

about a month and a half ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

ThatsNotPudding Do not (177 comments)

Do *not* stare directly at the Freedom Blimps, as you will be targeted by the Freedom Drones.

about a month and a half ago

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Wireless Meters Telex All Clear to Crims

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ThatsNotPudding writes "Wireless utility meters are rapidly being rolled out to make reading them easier / faster for the utility employees. Naturally, there is no encryption and the clear signals can be picked up at almost 500 meters away every 30 seconds, clearly showing ~=zero energy consumption = nobody home. Brilliant."
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Off-shoring getting much, much closer

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ThatsNotPudding writes "Business Plans Underway for a Visa-Free Floating Community off Half Moon Bay Coastline
The vessel will most likely be a used cruise ship for foreign entrepreneurs, converted into a co-working and co-living space where no visa would be required, just a passport.

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http://belmont-ca.patch.com/articles/plans-underway-for-a-visa-free-floating-community-off-half-moon-bay-coastline/media_attachments/edit?upload_started=1344471883asset%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Bto_id%5D2493494asset%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Bto_type%5DArticlearticle%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Buser_id%5Dnew_asset_attachment_attributesIn international waters just 12 nautical miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay, 1,000 foreign entrepreneurs are slated to live and work on an anchored converted cruise ship, providing Silicon Valley companies with what they need most: highly skilled programmers." I guess VCs have finally tamed hurricanes and tsunamis — along with any sense of decency."

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