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Citizen Eavesdrops On Former NSA Director Michael Hayden's Phone Call

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 Re: This might help the situation (390 comments)

Indeed! Bob Dylan's refrain "How does it feel?" pops into my mind for some reason ...

about a year ago

NSA Can Spy On Data From Smart Phones, Including Blackberry

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 Re: Use VPN (298 comments)

They haven't cracked AES 256-bit keys yet. There are still still 2048 and 4096-bit RSA keys to be "examined" by the NSA.

1 year,6 days

NSA Can Spy On Data From Smart Phones, Including Blackberry

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 Use VPN (298 comments)

You can use VPN on your iPhone (and home n/w) to stop surveillance .

1 year,11 days

DuckDuckGo: Illusion of Privacy

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 Re:VPN (264 comments)

Am I missing something really obvious? Why would you even try something like DuckDuckgo? It's only "remedy" for privacy is it's policy of not tracking users. Serious considerations for privacy would impel one to consider an anonymizing network layer such as I2P. Or if you really want relatively foolproof privacy, get a VPN connection, install VPN network monitoring software and configure your DNS settings manually.

about a year ago

The Pope Criminalizes Leaks

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 Re:Suspicious (266 comments)

I wonder if there is something about the last Pope they don't want leaked. Could it be he stepped down to avoid a standing pope being shown to have committed some horrible crime against children?

It's possible. Also likely that Benedict XIV was shown to be too dovish about going after the predator-priests. Cardinal Law of Boston was given a prominent place in the Vatican hierarchy after he hushed allegations of sexual abuse in his archdiocese (and shuttled the priest to another parish to protect him). The Vatican hierarchy acts no differently than any other politicians abusing authority and hiding their mistakes.

about a year ago

Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 Re:Not Science Fiction - not Trek (514 comments)

Hmmm, Perhaps we need to review our code on this one. DS:9 has the most complex character development, plot and action sequences of any Star Trek series? Why is this so rarely acknowledged? And Benjamin Sisko's character is every bit as forceful and commanding as Picard ever was. Go DS:9! *sound of virtual coin clinking sound in voting booth*

about a year ago

Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 Re:6 word review. (514 comments)

You mean the real "Khan", not the Cumberbatch Khan-pretender, right? Montalban defined the character for eternity.

about a year ago

Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 Re:Not MY Star Trek... (514 comments)

If I wanted to watch attractive, young people doing exciting things, I'd watch sports.

oh . . . you mean pr0N!

about a year ago



NASA, Leap Motion And What The Future Of HMIs Look Like

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 writes  |  about 5 months ago

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 (2926785) writes "Leap Motion was one of the many companies that participated in early April's NASA’s Space Apps Challenge, the NASA incubator innovation program. Thousands of people are involved from over 100 cities, while the company supplied seven host cities around the world with devices for the challenge.

Teams will be able to use the Leap Motion Controller to create and manipulate 3D experiences. Real-world use cases include:
    Operating a Mars rover remotely to collect specimens
      Manipulation of 3D data clusters
      Space navigation around the solar system"

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California's anti-game senator Leland Yee arrested on corruption, bribery charge

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 writes  |  about 6 months ago

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 (2926785) writes "Democratic California state senator Leland Yee, an outspoken critic of the video game industry, has been arrested on bribery and corruption charges. The FBI nabbed the politician this morning during a sting operation, sources have told NBC Bay Area. Yee represents District 8, which includes video game development hotbeds like San Francisco and San Mateo County. Gamers know him as the man who put forth the much-publicized violent game law that the United States Supreme Court struck down in 2011."
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Washington taxi group sues to shut down Uber in Seattle

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 writes  |  about 6 months ago

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 (2926785) writes "The Western Washington Taxicab Operators Association has filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. in King County Superior Court, saying the company that began a ride-sharing service last year in Seattle has an "unlawful and deceptive business practice which harms the economic interests of taxicab drivers.""
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