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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

Zxern Re:Police legal authority (161 comments)

And that's it exactly. The stingray is basically a wireless phone tap without the pesky need to go through the phone company to do it and therefore no need to goto a judge for a warrant or even an NSL letter.

Right now they can tap anyone they want whenever they want with no oversight whatsoever. They don't want this brought before a court as this would reveal their (probably illegal) parallel construction schemes. So it shouldn't be a surprise they'd rather throughout a case than have it brought up for review.

3 days ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Zxern Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

They already have strains that are resistant to one of the major diseases, unfortunately they produce a poor tasting product.

about two weeks ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

Zxern Re:Comcast tried to steal $50 from me (223 comments)

For one thing most manufacturers outsource rebate promotions to a 3rd party. These 3rd parties don't want to make rebates easier for you to claim as that means less profit for them.

about two weeks ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

Zxern Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (461 comments)

Why would you need a certificate? Just use a drivers license. I don't see them issuing $75 annual bartender licenses so proof of age is just BS. It's just a hoop to make the dancers lives that much harder for doing a job someone considers a sin.

about two weeks ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Zxern Re: This is silly (720 comments)

This is exactly what Warren Buffet does and why his secretary pays more in taxes than he does.

about a month ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

Zxern Re:IRL (204 comments)

This is the big problem here. ISP's want to treat this traffic as though it was transit traffic when it's not. As far as level 3 goes these networks are the destination as it's their customers requesting the traffic. It's like a doorman charging the pizza delivery guy for the privilege of entering the building to delver a pizza.

about a month and a half ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

Zxern Re:Boycott will end this in less than a week (204 comments)

Not really. The last mile infrastructure could owned by the municipality, isp's then compete with each other to offer services over it.

about a month and a half ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Zxern Re:symbols, caps, numbers (549 comments)

Sigh. You really expect people to remember a phrase that changes every 90 days?

about a month and a half ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Zxern Re:Hoax (986 comments)

Not that movie again!

about a month and a half ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

Zxern Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

Sadly things might have turned out a little better there if had taken power.

about a month and a half ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Zxern Re:Bullshit. (342 comments)

The same thing it's been telling people for decades. While it may be "cool" and ok to be a geek, you're still basically a social outcast to the rest of the world.

about 2 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Zxern Re:Bullshit. (342 comments)

It is a culture problem, just not a male vs female one. Just reading slashdot shows how much people in the tech industry enjoy talking down to others. It's not a male vs female issue, its a I'm smarter than you are therefore I call you whatever I want to. The difference is that when you do this to women they take it personally and feel you're only doing that because she's a woman.

about 2 months ago
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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

Zxern Re:I Maintain an EMR System (240 comments)

True, however it was actually rocket science at work.

about 2 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Zxern Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

There is a very big difference between buying bonds, and buying real world goods. His point is that buying bonds does as much for the economy as sticking your cash in the mattress. Just take a look at the economy for the last 4 years and you can see this playing out. The Stock Market is doing great! The real world economy is stagnant.

about 2 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Zxern Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

No they don't stick it under the mattresses, they dump it into the stock market. Which is great if you play in the stock market, but kinda sucks ass for everyone else. See the last 4 years for a perfect example of this.

about 2 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Zxern Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

Whats truly sad is that a large public works program would have been far better way to save the economy than giving banks trillions of dollars in bailout money. It's not like our infrastructure doesn't need the work. Aging roads, bridges, sewers, gas lines all over the country need to be replaced.

about 2 months ago

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