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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

fustakrakich Re:Bob: So we just went ahead and fixed the glitch (186 comments)

Turn all the records over to Congress and start over.

I'm sorry, what? Turn the records over to the same panicky corrupt bastards that created the department? Give me some time to figure out the logic there..

I'm afraid if you want to start over, you'll have to destroy the universe.

yesterday
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

fustakrakich Re:Likely to make them less transparent (186 comments)

...a motivated Congress...

Congress is already motivated by that which brings the greatest rewards. Who is going to motivate them to change anything?

yesterday
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

fustakrakich Re:Yes, but more (186 comments)

Then you need someone to watch the watchdog and oversee the oversight committee, turtles all the way down, and up...

yesterday
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

fustakrakich This is how things are done now (338 comments)

Instead of raising prices they just water down your beer and step on your drugs.

2 days ago
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Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies

fustakrakich Re:Biggest problem in IT security: ID-10-T errors (129 comments)

...it just has to increase the cost of mass surveillance to a level where it is no longer feasible.

It doesn't work that way. It becomes a call for a bigger budget and higher taxes to pay for it.

3 days ago
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Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies

fustakrakich Re:Who will be auditing Snowden's code? (129 comments)

See? Now I know you're full of it.. When have you ever seen anything subtle from the Russians?

3 days ago
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Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

fustakrakich Re:The Stasi & Stripes (209 comments)

How is this different from what the Stasi did?

Our government acts with the full consent of the governed.

3 days ago
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

fustakrakich Re:Generations before us (204 comments)

Baby Boomer generation built Internet...

Baby Boomer generation monetized the Internet, and left us AOL in the wreckage. Then again, the "greatest generation" sent them to Vietnam to settle a trade dispute. Guess which program lasted longer.

4 days ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

fustakrakich completely subjective (100 comments)

As is the "value" of everything. Money certainly has no intrinsic value in nature.

5 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

fustakrakich Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

Vice? The billion dollar (with 70 million of 21st Century Fox's money) "counter-culture" rag? By a guy who says he worked for Reuters, only he didn't? That Vice?

Hooah

about a week ago
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Bing Implements Right To Be Forgotten

fustakrakich receive uncensored results? (64 comments)

I don't believe that for a second. Everybody is censoring now. Of course in the US the laws mandating censorship are secret, cuz, you know, terrorists.

about a week ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

fustakrakich Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

And by the way, why would a commercial airliner fly through such an airspace anyway?

To get to the other side?

about a week ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

fustakrakich Re: Awesome! (163 comments)

"We", is "us"? Who is supposedly doing the "fixing"? With all the guidance we go through in our lives, very little of it is devoted to fixing one's own self, before trying to fix everybody else's. We're creating a world of little Napoleons here.

about a week ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

fustakrakich Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

In fact, TPB and wikileaks are perfect examples.

They are still getting the velvet glove treatment in a public relations game, and can be nuked at any time. The ruling institutions are not affected at all, in fact, they are fortifying as more and more people hand in their underwear to provide a DNA sample for an MPEG license and demand that you do to. As long as somebody owns your wire you are screwed.

about a week ago
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Telcos Move Net Neutrality Fight To Congress

fustakrakich Re:Net Neutrality has always had a clear meaning (52 comments)

Just like our phone calls go thru no matter who we call or we is calling us, that is how our internet should work.

Apparently the internet scrambles a letter or two. And the phone system? Well, I have memories sonny. Calls didn't always go through... And a quarter for the first three minutes just to call out to the suburbs. Ah, but we had it good, only had to dial seven numbers, none of this area code crap. KLondike-5 3825

about a week ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

fustakrakich maximum curvature radius... (64 comments)

Does that mean something like, minimum radius?

about two weeks ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

fustakrakich Gyricon (64 comments)

Coming from, where else? Hint: not Apple, but close...

about two weeks ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

fustakrakich Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

Perhaps you'll be the victim of slander...

The words are nothing. You would be a victim of those who believed them. Everybody wags the dog in this argument.

about two weeks ago
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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

fustakrakich Re:Poll Results (117 comments)

Polls are one of the worst methods of "information gathering" known to man...

But elections, the only polls that matter, speak volumes. Salesmen know their trade... Some may claim they're being hacked, but it still boils down to free choice. The trinkets and money have no power of their own. Media polls are pure advertising and distractions that exploit known psychological weaknesses of... the crowd

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

fustakrakich Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

The internet doesn't live in the real world.

You mean there are no servers and cables? Everything is just... there?

about two weeks ago

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Bacteria and global warming

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Like we do, most bacteria respire, that is they convert carbon containing compounds, into carbon dioxide and water, and as an outcome of this process generate cellular energy. Unfortunately, for us there are far more bacteria on the planet that there are people and as a consequence bacteria produce rather a lot of carbon dioxide. In fact the microbes that break down plant matter in soil release 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year into the atmosphere, which represents around eight times the amount that humans are putting into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. As the temperature of our planet increases, we will inevitably alter the activity of planet’s microbes and through this fundamentally their impact on the Earth’s climate"
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Good News on the Free Speech Front

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police:

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a plea from the Cook County state's attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers...

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2010 against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to block prosecution of ACLU staff for recording police officers performing their duties in public places, one of the group's long-standing monitoring missions."
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David Cameron 'orders new curbs on internet porn'

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "

The new measures will mean that in future anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new internet service provider (ISP) will be asked, when they log on for the first time, whether they have children. If the answer is "yes", the parent will be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters, as well as a series of questions on how stringent they wish the restrictions to be, according to a newspaper.

If the answer is "no", all male customers over 18 will be immediately tagged as pedophiles."

Journals

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Hey babe, mod bomb here often?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Apparently someone in my friends list has a bunch of points to blow off. Somebody who knows how to game the system by not posting for a few days. I know that trick too. It works every time, being automated and all. But I like being a motormouth between gigs. I just might leave this account for all to see the abuse and just make another.. You'll know if it happens

I see you...

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According to Hobby Lobby birth control and abortion are teh evil

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 4 months ago

But that's only if their employees might benefit. If their hedge funds benefit, well then, all bets are off. Any ruling in their favor would be most egregious, but will definitely prove that wealth/power does not concentrate in DC. It is funneled through on its way to business that owns it. This is how capitalism works, even in so-called "communist" countries. If these people are going to demand that their taxes match their "morals", they damn well better make sure their investments do the same.

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There is no dichotomy between socialism and capitalism.

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 4 months ago

Socialist leaders are just as capitalist as Warren Buffet and Carlos Slim. They simply take a different route to profit, and not really all that different when you remove the layers of abstraction. All of them use the state to their advantage. They all need an army to protect their fortunes. "Communism" in China, or anywhere else is nothing but state run capitalism, kinda like watching closed circuit TV. I believe American/European capitalists would like the same thing. They want consumers, not competition. This would be their motivation to turn the internet into TV, for instance. They want concentration of property/wealth/power through mergers and acquisition. They do not want decentralization. That is just "chaos" to them. The market collective has just as much, if not more disdain for the individual. It's what the market will bear, not the person. They use the force of law (government) to steal our wages and pensions. Capitalists are collectivists. It is their power*, which manifests itself through government, that we must redistribute more evenly.

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