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More Encryption Is Not the Solution

elewton Re:Complete idiocy (207 comments)

Setting up GPG is easy. The difficulties associated with secure key management increase significantly with time.

about a year ago
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EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012

elewton Re:A real shame (278 comments)

Neither group had an acceptable reason (either may have been valid).

They appear to have been motivated by the delusions of religion and ideology, respectively.

about 2 years ago
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European e-ID Announced

elewton Re:Let's get Godwin out of the way (155 comments)

I am quite capable of identifying myself, when I choose to, with my speech alone.

The papieren are for the verification of my identity by a third party for the other agent in the transaction. These agents compel citizens to carry third party verification and can compel transactions.

more than 2 years ago
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Europe Agrees To Send Airline Passenger Data To US

elewton Re:Why? (403 comments)

Not true. I have very much enjoyed visiting the U.S. and would like to go to New York again for a show next year.

At the moment, however, I would feel safer visiting China or or Cuba (where their citizens are treated poorly), than the U.S., which kidnaps and tortures foreign citizens.

The U.S. has joined Iran, North Korea etc. on my list of "Places that are too dangerous to visit right now."

more than 2 years ago
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Former TSA Administrator Speaks

elewton Re:Don't see it happening (196 comments)

This vegetarian kept talking about how bad abattoirs are and the ethics and dangers of intensive meat production, and I was like, "Dude, you don't even eat meat!"

more than 2 years ago
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Inside the Great Firewall of China's Tor Blocking

elewton Re:Thank you Chinese government (160 comments)

It's not actually a real problem.

I've developed a method for reducing unpleasant stimulus by avoiding it, rather than interfering in the communication of others. I'm hoping to make millions by patent trolling.

more than 2 years ago
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Liquid Metal Capsules Used To Make Self-Healing Electronics

elewton Re:Crack Team? (135 comments)

I don't know about *MOST* users lives. Most the people I know who use cocaine seem to do so infrequently, and as part of a balanced diet. That seems to be representative of coke users in general; problem users seem to represent 5%-15% of the population, similar to a lot of drugs, though the problematic effects are fairly severe, as is dependence.

Crack cocaine is also a very different drug from base cocaine.

I don't use either, and don't want to.

more than 2 years ago
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Fighting Mosquitoes With GM Mosquitoes

elewton Re:Genocide (521 comments)

We shouldn't eradicate them. We should keep thousands of samples from all over the world frozen and maintain a limited breeding population in zoos.

But the wild population? The one that keeps killing HUMANS? We should probably get rid of that. We do a ton of damage to the environment and wipe out a great many species just by existing as is. We can worry about mosquitoes after we solve all the other problems.

more than 2 years ago
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Film Studios Seeking Complete Block of Newzbin2 in the UK

elewton Re:I applaud this. (231 comments)

Tentatively agreed. I hope this will lead to more people defaulting to encrypted and proxied connections.

Especially if an Ubuntu distro already set up to do this becomes widely used.

about 3 years ago
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Wikileaks Suspends Publishing Of Cables Due To "Financial Blockade"

elewton Re:BTC? Stamps? Gift Cards? (316 comments)

That's why anyone using Bitcoin seriously at the moment should use an exchange to instant sell their Coins for a more stable currency, and buy Bitcoins only exactly when they want to transfer them.

Holding Bitcoins is for speculators.

about 3 years ago
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Analysis of Galaxy Spin Reveals Universe Might Be Left-Handed

elewton On the micro scale (171 comments)

Does anyone know whether this is likely to have an effect on scales other than the galactic?

For instance, on small chaotic systems.

more than 3 years ago
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Telecomix Releases 54GB of Syrian Censorship Logs

elewton Re:Can't be right (51 comments)

FUUUUCK.

Tired and forgot to anonymise. It's been nice knowing y'all.

more than 3 years ago
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Telecomix Releases 54GB of Syrian Censorship Logs

elewton Re:Can't be right (51 comments)

Don't worry. Islam is just as (IMHO more) barbaric than the Old and New Testaments.

While we're posting biased but well sourced links: http://www.wikiislam.net/

Posted AC to reduce the probability of my murder.

more than 3 years ago
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Developer Seeks FDA Approval For Therapeutic Game

elewton First as a therepeutic drug... (48 comments)

Then as a recreational one.

If a game can have a medically recognisable affect, it falls under the purview of those who would regulate your private activities for reasons of their morality.

If this is approved, what's the over/under on how long it takes before it is used as a justification for government interference with a tool that is used to bring pleasure in a manner contrary to a morality?

more than 3 years ago
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8 Ways To Circumvent the PROTECT-IP Act

elewton Re:Well, what did you expect? (284 comments)

Probably meant Namecoin; the distributed DNS alternative.

more than 3 years ago
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Chief NSA Lawyer Hints That NSA May Be Tracking US Citizens

elewton Re:Well yeah (213 comments)

And, just as it is reasonable to expect that sociopaths will spy on you for their own advantage, it is reasonable to expect that sociopaths will steal your stuff if you make it easy.

A predictable percentage of humans qualify for ASPD or whatever they're calling it these days. Anybody trusting a significant number of humans should take appropriate precautions.

more than 3 years ago

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Hawking Obviates God?

elewton elewton writes  |  more than 4 years ago

elewton (1743958) writes "Prof. Hawking is at it again; now claiming to have described "Spontaneous Creation" of our Universe in "The Grand Design."

I'm not aware of any peer review of the claim, which goes out of it's way to poke the almighty.
"It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going."

Has Hawking lost it? Or are we about to witness the victory of a single, wheelchair-bound genius over the forces of Yahweh?

I'll be praying for the latter."

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