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LulzSec, Anonymous Reason For PROTECT IP Act, Says RIAA

ZDRuX Yea right... (228 comments)

LOL, I was just waiting for this.. Problem, Reaction, Solution.. works every time.

more than 3 years ago
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NYPD Anti-Terrorism Cameras Used For Much More

ZDRuX Re:Archiving (400 comments)

I don't know if you're being serious or sarcastic, but I'd just like to bring to everyone's attention that Google was created by In-Q-Tel which is a CIA front company for funding upstarts and "civilian' projects. In-Q-Tel ends up later withdrawing funding once the upstart can stand up on their own two feet (Google can now certainly do that).

From In-Q-Tel's website:
In-Q-Tel identifies, adapts, and delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. - In-Q-Tel Website

Fact:
In-Q-Tel sold 5,636 shares of Google Inc., worth over $2.2 million, on Nov 15, 2005.[6] The stocks were a result of Google’s acquisition of Keyhole, the CIA funded satellite mapping software now known as Google Earth - Wikipedia: Wikipedia

I don't care how people want to spin it, but Google is nothing more than a U.S. Gov't CIA start-up with a civilian face. And to say that Google no longer remembers who In-Q-Tel is (or vice-versa) because they sold their shares would be a joke, and an assault on most peoples' intelligence. This is like saying the corporations who buy and pay for politicians, have no say in what the politician does once they get into office. We all know it doesn't work this way.

more than 3 years ago
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Convicted Terrorist Relied On Single-Letter Cipher

ZDRuX Just goes to show... (254 comments)

This just goes to show how the whole Patriot Act has nothing to do with catching terrorists. They can barely communicate effectively, most of them just set their underwear on fire, and the rest live in far off lands, yet the nanny state is always local, ever present, and ever watchful... give me a break!

more than 3 years ago
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ISP's War On BitTorrent Hits World of Warcraft

ZDRuX Re:Sources? (252 comments)

I dropped my Rogers subscription just last week and moved to TekSavvy. Speeds are good (the same as Rogers), I'm basically paying 50% less, and I'm getting a consistent 15Mbits down. For anybody out there with Rogers.. please do all of Canada a favor and switch, even though Rogers is the one leasing the lines.

more than 3 years ago
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Artificial Clouds To Cool Qatar World Cup Stadiums

ZDRuX Hmm (154 comments)

The Chinese are seeding the skies with rain, and in Qatar, we create and maneuver artificial clouds.. there's no weather modification technologies, nothing to see here - everyone move along.

more than 3 years ago
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A Look At the World's Dwindling Food Supply

ZDRuX Where have I seen this before... (570 comments)

Hmmm, where have I heard these apocalyptic stories before?... I bet it's different this time.. it always is, they promise!

"Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio. Subsistence only increases in an arithmetical ratio. A slight acquaintance with numbers will show the immensity of the first power compared to the second" - Thomas Malthus, 1978 in his "An Essay on the Principle of Population"

"The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer." - Ehrlich in his book, The Population Bomb (1968)

The UN Population Division 2001 report, World Population Monitoring 2001, studied the relationship between population growth and development. Contrary to Malthusian doomsday predictions, this U.N Report stated: "From 1900 to 2000, world population grew from 1.6 billion to 6.1 billion persons. However, while world population increased close to 4 times, world real gross domestic product (GDP) [actual output of goods and service] increased 20 to 40 times, allowing the world not only to sustain a fourfold population increase but also to do so at vastly higher standards of living."

In 1990, the UNFAO Report on the State of Food and Agriculture estimated that with present technologies fully employed, the world could feed 30 to 35 billion people. Roger Revelle, Director of the Harvard Centre for Population Studies, estimates that the world's agricultural resources are capable of supporting 40 billion people. Indian economist Raj Krishna estimates that India alone is capable of increasing crop yields to the point of providing the entire world's food supply. India, it is worth noting has four times as much arable land per person as Japan and twice as much as Britain.



And the solution if you still believe there is a population problem?!.. Well, look no further than Obama's science czar Mr. John Holdren with his 1,000 book "Ecoscience" where he suggests we forcefully sterilize people and put drugs in the water to sterile entire populations without consent. Or simply implant you with a strilizaition "device" which would only be removed with government aproval.

"Of course, a government might require only implantation of the contraceptive capsule, leaving its removal to the individual's discretion but requiring reimplantation after childbirth. Since having a child would require positive action (removal of the capsule), many more births would be prevented than in the reverse situation.Holdren and his co-authors also tackle the problem of illegitimacy, recognizing that it could be one consequence of a society which, in its effort to limit births, downgrades the value of intact nuclear families and encourages lifelong bachelorhood: Responsible parenthood ought to be encouraged and illegitimate childbearing could be strongly discouraged. One way to carry out this disapproval might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption -- especially those born to minors, who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone...It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society.

more than 3 years ago
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Japan Reluctant To Disclose Drone Footage of Fukushima Plant

ZDRuX Re:Not Good (335 comments)

Wow, how is this post marked FLAMEBAIT?.. Wtf?.. They're scared to release photographs, so this person has some reason to be suspicious as to why that may be, and he's flagged as FLAMEBAIT? What is wrong with you people?

more than 3 years ago
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RSA's Servers Hacked

ZDRuX Re:Good non hype link, now do that for more storie (172 comments)

I have done research and have been showing you the evidence to support my arguments. You however, have done nothing of that sort. You say the radiation readings from Japan are a "billion" times lower than ones from Chernobyl, yet to fail to provide any evidence or explanation as to how you came to that conclusion so quickly, full well knowing the situation cannot be assessed so quickly after the tragic accident.

Perhaps you'd like to tell us what exactly "below health concerns" is? Is it the same type of harmless radiation that the U.S. government said was present at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility? Because that "safe" radiation caused an increase in lung cancers all over the area in a span of SIX YEARS, and yet you come out nearly 2 weeks after a much bigger accident in Japan and declare everything is safe, but have zero proof.

That's fine, I can see you're not here to actually present any credible proof or a coherent argument, you're just here to act cool because it's trendy to laugh in the face of possible danger (we don't know just how dangerous or not this "plume" will be). So you sir, have yourself a good day, and I really wish you are right and all the best to yourself and your family - I hope the plume misses all of us, and has no effect on anyone.

http://ehpnet1.niehs.nih.gov/docs/1997/105-8/correspondence.html

more than 3 years ago
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RSA's Servers Hacked

ZDRuX Re:Good non hype link, now do that for more storie (172 comments)

Yes, it's baloney, though I doubt..

Really? That's it?!.. This is your entire argument? Basically whatever I say is true because I said so... so there! Really, no effort at all put into any sort of coherent counter argument.

I guess the fact that nuclear fall out from Chernobyl made to it the U.S. and Canada in about 11 (ref 3) days and covered almost all of Europe totally escaped you (ref 1). Or the fact that grains of sand from the Mongolian deserts make it over to the U.S. each year even though it is much farther than the eastern coast of Japan(ref 2). But God forbid people take precautions, that would be un-American I guess.

If you're so against protecting yourself, at least do it for your children, or the people around you, don't be so self-fish.

1. http://www.unscear.org/docs/JfigXI.pdf
2. http://www.a-a-r-s.org/acrs/proceeding/ACRS2006/Papers/T-1_T3.pdf
3. http://www.nyas.org/Publications/Annals/Detail.aspx?cid=f3f3bd16-51ba-4d7b-a086-753f44b3bfc1

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calls For New Privacy Bill of Rights

ZDRuX Yea right! (217 comments)

The Obama administration's reported push for stronger federal oversight over online privacy is likely to be welcomed by privacy advocates increasingly concerned about the data-collection and data-sharing practices of big Internet companies and marketing companies.

There you go, this is what it's all about, always has been, and always will be.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Schools Consider Searching Pupils' Smartphones

ZDRuX Re:Sigh (283 comments)

No, actually.. it is not ok for you (or anyone else for that matter) to tell my child what is appropriate to keep on their PRIVATE cell phones. Neither are you, or a teacher allowed to peruse through my child's items at will. If they suspect something, or have reason for concern, they have my number, and may even refuse my child entry to school if they suspect there is reason to do so.

more than 3 years ago
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Telco CEO Asks For "Baby Bell Solution" For Australia

ZDRuX The Fed? (66 comments)

....overseen by an independent board (much like Australia's Reserve Bank the Fed

Yes, and we all know how well Federal Reserve banks manage things.

more than 3 years ago
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IT Graduates Not "Well-Trained, Ready-To-Go"

ZDRuX Re:It's Called 'Experience'! (609 comments)

Absolutely.. I went into college for a 3-year computer networking program. I specifically took the co-op program knowing it'll let me get my foot in the door of a company. I knew i had the skills and the know-how, and sure enough I've spent 2 co-op semesters at that place because the boss and the team liked me. I haven't gone back to finish my 3rd year of college, and I'm now employed full time as a "Technical Analyst" and within 8 months I can apply to a networking position within the department. So folks.. don't let anyone tell you college is 100% necessary, what is necessary is that someone can see you know your stuff and you're eager to work.. hell, go work an entry level positon somewhere just to show them, or sign up to a college co-op program JUST TO GET IN, and then don't go back to school (you can always go and finish if something fails).

more than 3 years ago
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Police Raid PS3 Hacker's House, Hacker Releases PS3 'Hypervisor Bible'

ZDRuX Re:Cheating (448 comments)

Why d'ont you go after the people who download illegal software then?

more than 3 years ago
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Voice of America Site Forced Offline By 'Iranian Cyber Army'

ZDRuX Hmm... (93 comments)

These could be false flag attacks.. either deliberate or not, we don't know. If we see more of these, the U.S. gov will finally have their excuse to shut down and control the internet.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubuntu: Where Did the Love Go?

ZDRuX Re:what? (778 comments)

You may be partly correct, but I don't think it it covers all the possibilities. I am first and foremost a windows user.. I was raised on it, it was "easiest" to get into, and I got to play all the new video games on it.

When I started dabbling in Linux recently I was faced with that dreadful dilemma and the million dollar question of "Hey guys! Which Linux distro is the best?!" .. of course by now I've learned there's no answer to this question and probably never will be.

A lot of people recommended Ubuntu since it's the easiest, has the most support, and an active user base of fanboys.. EVERYBODY was using Ubuntu! I would be stupid not to do the same - I was told.

Well.. for that reason alone I chose not to go ahead with it and went with using Fedora.

In short, Ubuntu to me is the Justin Bieber of Linux distro's.. the new hip thing on the block that everyone loves, which by default I hate.

more than 3 years ago
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LotR Rewritten From a Mordor Perspective

ZDRuX Re:Great book (583 comments)

This is the current problem and the correct solution all in one. I presume society and the current financial infrastructure would do quite well and not explode all in one go if the copyright had a limit on it for saaaaay... 5 years or so. This basically says that if you don't make enough money off of your invention in 5 years to satisfy your greed, then let someone else have a go at it and make a better version of it after that time has elapsed.

more than 2 years ago
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Sensor Measures In Fingertips If Driver Is Drunk

ZDRuX Re:Its Winter. (549 comments)

I'm sorry.. are you saying the cops can pull anyone over at anytime, just so the driver can prove he is sober? Because this is essentially what you're saying, because it's a privilege to drive, the cops can ask me to verify that I still qualify for that privilege.

Doing this is illegal right now, I don't see why it would be any different when these "sensors" are put inside your car.

I can have a suspended license, could have just murdered someone an hour ago, have had 30 beers, and the cops STILL can't pull me over unless there is a good reason to believe I have done any of these things. So unless I'm swirving all over the road, I can continue to drive.. THOSE are the right he's alluding to - have you so quickly forgotten you have them too?

more than 3 years ago

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No right to lawyer during questioning, SCC rules

ZDRuX ZDRuX writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ZDRuX (1010435) writes "Canadian suspects of serious crimes do not have a constitutional right to have a lawyer present during questioning by authorities, the Supreme Court of Canada said today. .....In the central case, the court ruled 5-4 that Canadians have no right to have a lawyer sit in during an interrogation.

The official ruling can be found here: http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/2010/2010scc35/2010scc35.html"

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2012 Olympics will see deploment of Copyright Cops

ZDRuX ZDRuX writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ZDRuX (1010435) writes "The police paid for by the people of London will be deployed during the 2012 Olympics to stop punters carrying non-sponsor items into venues.

Moves to safeguard company trademarks and stamp out ambush marketing, to preserve the monopoly of official advertisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) logo, are raising concerns among civil liberty groups.

Police will have powers to enter private homes and seize posters, and will be able to stop people carrying non-sponsor items to sporting events."

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Cybersecurity Act of 2009

ZDRuX ZDRuX writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ZDRuX (1010435) writes "The Online Journal is reporting about a new Senate-bill S.773 or the "Cybersecurity Act of 2009". The bill states that "the president may order a Cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic" and would hand the government continuous access to "all relevant data concerning (critical infrastructure) networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access." George Orwell must be turning over in his grave.

Olympia Snowe (one of the people introducing the bill along with Jay Rockefeller) adds: "American's vulnerability to massive cyber-crime, global cyber-espionage and cyber-attacks has emerged as one of the most urgent national security problems facing our country today. Importantly, this legislation loosely parallels the recommendations in the CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) blue-ribbon report to President Obama and has been embraced by a number of industry and government thought leaders."

What exactly are thought leaders anyway?"
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ZDRuX ZDRuX writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ZDRuX (1010435) writes "(From Michael Geist's website) Jon Healey of the LA Times points to a joint rellease [pdf] from the MPAA and the National Association of Theatre Owners trumpeting their success in stopping the camcording of Spiderman 3. The release notes that the industry stopped 31 camcording attempts worldwide, which it credits with helping lead to the movie's record opening. Healey focuses on the economic side of the story — he rightly says camcording is wrong, but also wonders about the actual box office impact of camcording.

Canadians will find the release interesting since it lists the various countries where Spiderman 3 camcording was stopped. Given the recent hysteria about Canadian camcording, one would expect a sizable percentage of the 31 incidents would be traced back to Canada. In actual fact, the industry says there were nine incidents in the U.S. (including theatres in California, Florida, Indiana, NY, and Texas) along with 22 other incidents in Argentina, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Not one Canadian incident is mentioned in the release."
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ZDRuX ZDRuX writes  |  more than 8 years ago

ZDRuX writes "An ontario court has struck down sections of Canada's secrecy law in throwing out RCMP warrants used to search a reporter's home. The Ontario Superior Court judgement quashes three sections of the so-called leakage provisions of the Security of Informatino Act, passed following the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The provisions were used by the RCMP in January 2004 to search the home and office of Ottawa Citizen reporter Juliet O'Niell — an attempt to find the source of leaked information about the Maher Arar affair. The full story can be read here: http://www.cbc.ca/cp/media/061019/X101968U.html"

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