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State Secrets Defense Rejected In Wiretapping Case

cryptodan Fucking judge is a terroristic asshole. (269 comments)

What a fucking dumbass judge. You fucking terroristic asshole. You do not have a need to know so you shouldn't be granted access to classified documents what a fucking ignorant son of a bitch.

more than 5 years ago
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18% of Consumers Can't Tell HD From SD

cryptodan Re:Many variables (603 comments)

I've never heard about this. How do humidity and elevation affect plasmas differently from LCDs?

I am not sure, but someone told me it affected the picture quality. I can confirm this with my experience with a Plasma TV the US Navy had installed in our barracks. The picture quality was so piss poor during the summer that it made it numbing to watch TV. The picture quality increased when it was cooler and less humidity. Here is some information about Plasma TV's and Altitude

more than 5 years ago
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18% of Consumers Can't Tell HD From SD

cryptodan Re:Many variables (603 comments)

I like the look of plasma over LCD but sadly, it seems LCD is winning out.

Plasma's are fine and dandy for high elevation low humidity areas like the mountains, however, LCD is the perfect fit for lower high humidity areas like the southeastern portion of the USA. I am still glad I bought my LCD tv, and not a plasma. I have heard multiple complaints from people I work with that have Plasma's on how crappy their dvd's and blu-rays look. They even went as far as buying another TV in LCD format and they are amazed at the picture quality improvement both in high action scenes and steady ones. However, you go back west its another story with the Plasma's.

more than 5 years ago
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Secure OS Gets Highest NSA Rating, Goes Commercial

cryptodan My motto for things all man made. (352 comments)

If it is made by men then it can be broken by men. There is no such thing as 100% secure and flawless program take human genetics for example.

about 6 years ago
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Politician Forces German Wikipedia Off the Net

cryptodan Re:What Rights? (569 comments)

unfortunately the argument of "Either you are with us or you are against us." is still 100% Valid. You either support terrorism and the acts that terrorists do, or you do not support terrorism, and you want to do anything within means and power to abolish the fear that terrorism instills. the "you are with us or against us". Also tends to imply "If you don't support the measures we advocate against terrorists then you must be supporting terrorism".

We need more people out there that support any measures that need to be taken to thwart a tragedy, and stop thinking that a peaceful talk and negotiations will help avoid an attack, because it wont. Case in point is Japan during WW2.

about 6 years ago
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Unhappy People Watch More TV

cryptodan Deaf people (193 comments)

So I guess people who cannot hear and watch TV while reading the closed captions would be considered bi-polar?

about 6 years ago
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Politician Forces German Wikipedia Off the Net

cryptodan Re:What Rights? (569 comments)

And maybe that's why Europe and Asia has a long history of despotic strongmen. Order over freedom tends to get that for you.

As opposed to our *recent* history of them, of course. Fortunately, those of us in the U.S. are about to get rid of our despotic strongmen, along about January 20 of next year. No more of the "You better watch what you say," or "Anyone against us is unpatriotic" type of people. Mindless jingoism doesn't look good no matter what country you're from.

unfortunately the argument of "Either you are with us or you are against us." is still 100% Valid. You either support terrorism and the acts that terrorists do, or you do not support terrorism, and you want to do anything within means and power to abolish the fear that terrorism instills.

Now that we have a defacto state of a dictatorship in the US Iam more fearful then I was under the Bush Administration. I am worried that all the efforts of the last 8 years will be completely washed down the drain, and another more serious attack will instill, because of our lack of a defense system and the policies under which now make it easier to thwart a terrorist attack much like those that were planned to drop transatlantic flights over the Atlantic into the Atlantic Ocean and kill hundreds of people. I hope to God Biden wasn't right in the testing of Obama, because if he was then we need to beef up our defense posture even more and be more vigilante and leave no rug unturned sort of speak. We must continue to investigate all leads even if they seem ridiculous.

about 6 years ago
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Top Microsoft Execs Moonlighting For a Patent Bully

cryptodan Re:subverting the system (130 comments)

Even then as a contractor for the government, the ideas I get and work with become the sole responsibility of the contract company i am working with. It is in my contract.

about 6 years ago
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Top Microsoft Execs Moonlighting For a Patent Bully

cryptodan Re:subverting the system (130 comments)

Its all in the contract you sign when you apply to work for these people. So all in all its the employee's fault for not reading.

about 6 years ago
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Top Microsoft Execs Moonlighting For a Patent Bully

cryptodan Re:Nice way to retire, bill (130 comments)

Isnt that part of humanity to become the King Lion in the jungle, and control everything as far as the eye can see? I know thats what i Have learned from observing humanity. It is time that people realize that humanity is a cut throat species where you aim for the top, kick ass, take names, and then kick people out to make it there. Learn to live with that fact. Power, Greed, and Free Thought is what makes us who we are.

about 6 years ago
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Microsoft's Ethical Guidelines

cryptodan Re:A string of meaningless words!! (271 comments)

"....Microsoft provides a broad range of policies, programs, and products that are focused on our commitment to responsible and ethical business practices that promote user choice, industry opportunity, interoperability, and transparency....."

Last I checked Microsoft's Exchange Server works well only with IE. Unlike Gmail or Yahoo mail. Exchange is lousy with Firefox, Opera or Safari. Where is the choice?

And Exchange Server 2008 I belive even screws up the IMAP support, so Thunderbird users get the bird as well... So much for interoperability and transparency.

Have you used Lotus iNotes which is Lotus Notes for the web? It is completely broken and useless in non-internet explorer environments, so I would take your exchange bashing elsewhere. I prefer a somewhat working OWA then one that doesn't work at all.

more than 6 years ago
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Japan To Get 1Gbps Home Fiber Connections

cryptodan Re:Think of the Backbone (275 comments)

Then upgrade the backbone. Instead of limiting the speed for end users, invest in the backbone and eliminate the clogging. I'm guessing Japan doesn't have that big of a problem with the backbone though. (neither does Sweden it would appear, I can easily reach 100 Mbps if I download directly from someone else on a 100 Mbps connection within Sweden)

Its a lot easier to upgrade infrastructure in a smaller place then it is in a bigger one. Sweden and Japan are small assed nations compared to the USA, so the cost of long haul fiber would be cheaper for those nations, then it would be for the USA.

Do you need a quick physical geography lesson to see this?

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_surface_area_of_Japan
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sw.html
http://open-site.org/Regional/North_America/United_States/

Can you afford to help run high capacity and long haul fiber optic cable from Annapolis, Md to San Francisco, Ca so everyone can be all happy and content with their broadband? As well as to connect each and every house hold in the US to be able to use this new High Capacity and long haul fiber back bone network? I dont think you can, so please stop sounding like you are smart, because quite frankly you are not.

more than 6 years ago
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I google myself ...

cryptodan Re:Google myself? (388 comments)

I had a girlfriend last week. I nearly had to hand my uid in. Luckily, we're now just friends with benefits, so I get to retain my nerd stature.

Is that when you found out, she had a lower UID then you?

more than 6 years ago
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US No Longer the World's Internet Hub

cryptodan Re:And other intelligence agencies in other countr (433 comments)

They don't have laws against it that the break in order to do it. It's the lack of order that causes problems. The USA claimes to be rule-driven, but then breaks its own rules. Other countries, like China are easier to operate in. They have no real rules, and if you fall on the wrong side of one, you pay someone off and everything is ok. The US has some twisted concerns about bribery (it's legal if you call it a "contribution" but not if you fail to report it, and we outlaw a non-US citizen bribing someone in a foreign country as a regular necessary part of operating in that country). So we just don't get it sometimes. But even China can be easier to operate aa business in than the USA.

There are rules in play when you work at any of the intelligence agencies they are called USSID's United States Signals Intelligence Directives. many of them outline such activies as eavesdropping and wiretapping and who and what we can collect on. USSID 18, for example, deals with collection of information on US Citizens, Businesses, and Our Allies. Violation of such rules and guidelines can get your clearance suspended or in some cases completely revoked, and never to be re-instated. If you get it revoked, you are promptly escorted out of the building by security guards with personal effects in a box. In worst of cases you are also read your miranda rights. Not many people understand that portion, yet claim the IC can do what they want because they are the Government and are above the laws, which totally ass backwards.

more than 6 years ago
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ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging FISA

cryptodan Re:hooray sortof (542 comments)

Yeah go ahead mod me down to troll go ahead and show your inability to accept the truth and the facts that you are presented with. Way to go mods guess you are severely blind. I dont give a shit. You mod anything down to troll that you do not agree with or do not even care to think about. Can't think critically or logically? Then maybe you shouldn't be online.

more than 6 years ago

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