More Encryption Is Not the Solution
Setting up GPG is easy. The difficulties associated with secure key management increase significantly with time.
EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012
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.
The Downside of Warp Drives: Annihilating Whole Star Systems When You Arrive
So more like the Soliton wave.
Validating Voters For Open Source Governance, In Person
Posting to undo accidental mod.
European e-ID Announced
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.
Europe Agrees To Send Airline Passenger Data To US
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."
Former TSA Administrator Speaks
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!"
Drones, Dogs and the Future of Privacy
Only the Daily Mail for reference, but...
In all seriousness, though, they might just plant a baggy on your property. Good luck.
Inside the Great Firewall of China's Tor Blocking
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.
Liquid Metal Capsules Used To Make Self-Healing Electronics
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.
Fighting Mosquitoes With GM Mosquitoes
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.
Film Studios Seeking Complete Block of Newzbin2 in the UK
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.
Ohio Emergency Responders Stage Mock Zombie Invasion
Evidence for the presence of Legionella bacteriophages in environmental water samples.
Wikileaks Suspends Publishing Of Cables Due To "Financial Blockade"
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.
Analysis of Galaxy Spin Reveals Universe Might Be Left-Handed
Does anyone know whether this is likely to have an effect on scales other than the galactic?
For instance, on small chaotic systems.
Telecomix Releases 54GB of Syrian Censorship Logs
Tired and forgot to anonymise. It's been nice knowing y'all.
Telecomix Releases 54GB of Syrian Censorship Logs
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.
Developer Seeks FDA Approval For Therapeutic Game
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?
8 Ways To Circumvent the PROTECT-IP Act
Probably meant Namecoin; the distributed DNS alternative.
Chief NSA Lawyer Hints That NSA May Be Tracking US Citizens
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.
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