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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

Ziest Re:Perjury (191 comments)

The government does not have authority to lie to courts in order to obtain a conviction.

The government may not have the authority to lie to courts _BUT_ unless someone hold them accountable then it is a moot point. A law that is not renforced is essentilly a law that has been rescinded. America is quickly reaching a point, if we are not there already, where their are two systems of law; one for the wealty, the privledged and the corporations and one for the rest of us. Guess who is getting fucked hard ?

about three weeks ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

Ziest Re:This is just a repeat (282 comments)

I just got the mental image of you rolling over on your back and peeing on yourself just like a dog going into submission.

about 3 months ago
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NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Passes House 303 Votes To 121

Ziest Re:Slow clap (208 comments)

Friend, I'm guessing that you have never served in the military. If you have, please tell us which branch and where were you stationed.

about 5 months ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Ziest Re:do they have a progressive view? (336 comments)

The problem with Austin is that it is surrounded by Texas and is at the mercy of the state legislator which, as the late great Molly Ivins would tell you, is one of the most stupid and reactionary in this country. Austin may be groovy and progressive but once you leave the corporate bounds of Austin you are in Texas, set your watch back 150 years.

about 6 months ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Ziest Re:do they have a progressive view? (336 comments)

A friend of mine once worked for a company in San Jose, CA. that the owners decided to move to Austin. More than 60% of the company quit rather than live in G*D forsaken Texas. As much as people jump up and down about how much better the tech industry and the living standard is in Texas the fact is that it is damn near impossible to get tech workers to leave California for Texas.

about 6 months ago
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NSA Infiltrated RSA Deeper Than Imagined

Ziest Re:we must end this jewish problem once and for al (168 comments)

America today is NOT the country my ancestors fled Eastern Europe for nor is it the country my wife and I grew up in. America is now a country run for the benefit of the wealthy, the privileged and the corporations. The CIA, NSA, FBI, DEA, etc. now exist to keep the powerful in charge and to detect and eliminate any movement that will challenge the status quo. Google "Green is the new Red"

about 7 months ago
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Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

Ziest That may be true .... (285 comments)

But the problem with Austin is that it is surrounded by Texas. Traveling in any direction the moment you leave Austin you are waist deep in loud, ignorant, obnoxious assholes. I used to work for a company in Sunnyvale, CA. that announced that it was moving to Austin. They kept going on and on about how cheap housing was and how big a house you could get for the money you were paying in the Bay Area. Even with all that more than half the company quit rather than move to G*D forsaken Texas. The company did move and was out of business within a year.

You could double my salary and I would still never move to Texas.

about 8 months ago
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The New PHP

Ziest Still waiting (254 comments)

I'm still waiting for PHP to be completely case sensitive, a sane scoping scheme and real object oriented (can you say polymorphism)

about 8 months ago
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Mozilla Location Service: Geolocation Lookups From Cell Towers and WiFi Data

Ziest Re:Great (46 comments)

Thank G*D for the 22nd Amendment

about a year ago
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HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

Ziest Re:Runnin' on Empty... (477 comments)

My objection to this technique has always been that by doing this, you essentially lose the people that have skills and can get jobs, and keep the people who don't have skills and can't get jobs, weakening your company. I'd generally rather choose who to make redundant, even if it costs a bit more, and keep the people who I know are actually productive around.

Correct, mostly. I have seen this happen in a number of companies I have worked out, The mgr starts a round of layoff, either by laying people off of annoying workers until they quit, what also happens is that the smart, talented workers they want to keep read the writing on the wall and leave. The mgt tries to compensate by ramping up the off shore offices but soon discover that it's damn near impossible and really expensive to replace the good people who walked out.

Rinse then repeat.

1 year,16 days
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HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

Ziest Re:Runnin' on Empty... (477 comments)


It's 2:00AM, some "very important server" has just gone down.

[Pointy Headed Management]"We have to get this server working or we'll lose millions an hour"

To which I would reply: "I thought you moved all those jobs it India so that we could have a 'Follow the Sun' model and none of us would have to woken out of a sound sleep, Bangalor will take care of it. Well, what happend to that plan?"

1 year,16 days
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Lockheed To Furlough 3,000 On Monday, Layoffs Also Kicking In

Ziest Re:Damn (341 comments)

Vacuum Tubes ? Really ? Aside from guitar / bass amplifiers and hi end stereo equipment who uses vacuum tubes ? And $37.1 billion ? Who knew

1 year,20 days
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Are the NIST Standard Elliptic Curves Back-doored?

Ziest Re:Meta review (366 comments)

Look up "premillennial dispensationalism". It explains why the fundies love Israel so much. It has very little to do with the Jews but it's all about jebuss.

about a year ago
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John Gilmore Analyzes NSA Obstruction of Crypto In IPSEC

Ziest Re:USA! USA! USA! (362 comments)

The Soviet Union did and where is it now? In the graveyard of empires, the same place this country heading at full speed. In my mind it's not will the American Empire will break up, its when.

about a year ago
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John Gilmore Analyzes NSA Obstruction of Crypto In IPSEC

Ziest Re:USA! USA! USA! (362 comments)

Other countries did and do spy on their citizens, mostly the Soviet Union and it's allies. North Korea also comes to mind.

about a year ago
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John Gilmore Analyzes NSA Obstruction of Crypto In IPSEC

Ziest Re:WE HAVE MET THE NME AND THEY ARE NSA (362 comments)

Correct. Making bigger haystacks, poisoning the well is the key to, if not bring down the NSA, but at least bog them down. If what we have read is correct, that the NSA retains everyting that is encrypted, encrypt everything and generate tons of garbage email that is encrypted, If many set their mail servers to have a catchall address which silently gets tossed into the bit bucket. The idea here is that what ever is the cost to decrypt a message it is not zero.

The other point is that stuffing their databases with garbage will render their databases usless. I'm not sure at what percentage the DB is of no value. Its way more that 10% but under 75%. Where that point is I don't know but lets find out.

about a year ago
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Lord Blair Calls for Laws To Stop 'Principled' Leaking of State Secrets

Ziest Sad (395 comments)

It's sad that the British and the Americans spent 40 years and billions if not trillions defeating the Soviet Union and now that it is gone they are rushing to become what they once fought against. The FBI, CIA, NSA and the DEA should just get it over with, stop pretending and merge & rename themselves the Stasi. The really sad part is the average American, if they even notice at all, will start chanting "USA! USA!" I think it was Ambrose "Bitter" Bierce once said that the Americans will get the government they deserve.

about a year ago
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Info Leak Wars To Get Messier

Ziest Re:All the info online? (350 comments)

Hate to break it to ya pal, but no one except your boss and your SO has any interest in your porn browsing. 95% of all porn is run of the mill stuff.

about a year ago
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Info Leak Wars To Get Messier

Ziest Re:If you have nothing to hide... (350 comments)

Yes, the government says they have nothing to hide BUT their actions scream "We have metric shit loads of things to hide". Things are going to get "interesting" in the next few years. It would be best if people started being more paranoid and start learning how to drop off the grid. We here in the west spent 40 years in a cold war with the Soviet Union. Some of the lessons that were learned on how to conduct activities while dealing with those guys, eg. Moscow Rules, would be instructive to those peoples and groups the government is and will be going after. Google the phrase, "Green in the new Red"

about a year ago

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The Huffington Post is reporting that Wikileaks is

Ziest Ziest writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Ziest (143204) writes "The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/02/wikileaks-down-website-go_n_791436.html) is reporting that everyDNS.net has pulled the DNS records for the wikileaks domain."
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