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Europe Agrees To Send Airline Passenger Data To US

eldacan Your references actually support the OP... (403 comments)

you should not make blanket statements like this. that's just fear mongering.

to summarize: as far as i can tell this pnr agreement covers flights to/from the us and flights through us airspace

Sorry but your references actually support what the OP said: the agreement covers all flights, not just flights from/to/over the US. The articles say that the agreement applies to airlines operating flights between any of the 27 EU countries and the US. Taken literally, this means it applies to all flights (including internal EU flights) operated by airlines that have flights from/to the US. I see nothing in the articles you mention that suggests a different meaning.

more than 2 years ago
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Go Version 1 Released

eldacan Re:Pi is wrong on the main site (186 comments)

but shouldn't it still be accurate? No. The imprecision has nothing to do with Go. It comes from the mathematical algorithm used to approximate pi.

more than 2 years ago
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Full Disk Encryption Hard For Law Enforcement To Crack

eldacan Why should they not have access to the data? (575 comments)

I don't get why the police forensics should not have access to a hard drive data when they have a warrant.

What's next, we should fight against the police right to enter a home with a warrant?

Seriously, people are fine with police carrying guns, but they should not have access to a hard drive because they could misuse the power?

I'd rather fight for sound rules on delivering warrants, and efficient checks on abuse of power.

more than 2 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

eldacan it's freedom vs power (1452 comments)

Exactly. It's the old power vs freedom problem. Pursuing absolute freedom is stupid: when you increase someone's freedom at the expense of the freedom of someone else, you are not increasing freedom globally.

The freedom to harm others (physically or, in Stallman's view, by depriving them of the right to change the software they use) is better called "power", and that is not desirable in itself.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu Dev Summit Lays Out Plans For Hardy Heron

eldacan Re:In my opinion... (261 comments)

tried middle-click drag?

more than 6 years ago

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