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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

jmcvetta Re:But...but...but...she has a VAGINA!! (222 comments)

Yahoo may pass the total value of the Russian stock market soon, if trends continue. Only Chuck can save Yahoo now.

If this is true (I'll take your word for it), it says more about the meaning of stock market valuations than about Yahoo per se. On one hand we have an established but declining internet advertising company. On the other - all the public companies of a large, heavily industrialized, nuclear armed, multi-continental nation. Really?

2 days ago
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

jmcvetta Re:How long things take.. (222 comments)

1. Board sez: "Increase profits!"
2. ?????
3. Profit!

2 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

jmcvetta Re:Malware (391 comments)

Snowden documents taught us that the NSA and CGHQ do it over internet backbones. [...] Pushing towards HTTP/SSL address that

Consider: cryptome.org has long refused on principle to support HTTPS. Their reasoning seems to be that it is better for users to know they have zero privacy, than to believe they do have some privacy. Just something to think about.

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

jmcvetta Re:Wow. This whole sorry clusterfuck sucks (549 comments)

made up mainly of those rich middle class women who think that nerds who have been picked on their entire lives for being nerds are somehow opressing them.

Oppressors complaining the oppressed are oppressing them. Fun fun fun!

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

jmcvetta Re:cowardice (549 comments)

One amusing difference: The A-Team were fugitives from "justice". Whereas many self-described "social justice warriors" are apologists for the police state.

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

jmcvetta Re:Media blackout (549 comments)

The reason you don't care (and the reason you still felt you needed to comment TELLING us you don't care) is because you're lucky enough to have the luxury and privilege to ignore these stories.

Your privilege is not my privilege, you filthy capitalist bigot.

2 days ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:5th Admendment? (446 comments)

Your past victimhood is not good justification for a police state. I've been burgled, mugged, shot at, and had friends who were assaulted. Sorry bro, not that impressed.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:5th Admendment? (446 comments)

Where you see the boogeyman of conspiracy theory I see the complex interaction of economy and culture.

A man who achieved and understood far more than you or I is often quoted: All crime is political. That's not an argument, just something for you to ponder.

Stay scared, comrade.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:5th Admendment? (446 comments)

Who are these little and big "guys" you are talking about? The distinction here is between citizens and the state.

What people are saying is that citizens - human beings - have certain consitutional and moral rights. These include, but are not limited to, freedom from intrusive surveillance ("unreasonable search and seizure") and freedom from being coerced to testify agains oneself. These rights come paired with the responsibilities of citizens, such as taxes and military conscription.

Few would assert these same rights for the state. If you do, I would be very curious to know your reasoning.

The state has many rights a citizen does not: the rights to wage war, operate a police force, build highways, seize land thru eminent domain, etc. Just as the state's rights differ from those of a citizen, so do its responsibilities differ. In the prevailing ideology of American democracy, the state is said to operate with the consent and direction of the people. Transparancy is but one part of this responsibility.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:Baity question (446 comments)

Selling an actually-secure mobile device in USSA has been illegal at least since the Clinton regime.

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:Then demanding decryption will not be "reasonab (446 comments)

I fully expect whatever illusions Google and Apple have about creating this "perfect" secrecy to protect the consumer will be overridden by the "need" for governments to combat terrorism.

Quick way to tell if your communications are "perfectly" secret: Look around, is there an FBI man physically tailing you? No? Okay, that's a good indication you don't have the knowledge/skills to do actually-secure communications.

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:Then demanding decryption will not be "reasonab (446 comments)

You only need to code the backdoor once, plus a little maintenance to keep it working with each new Android version. Then you can bill fedgov $$$ every time you use it at their behest to search & seize the personal documents of an American subject.

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:Then demanding decryption will not be "reasonab (446 comments)

So no businesses use Android today?

Dude, got news for you: all cellphones sold in the USSA are p0wned by law (CALEA). If they need to ask you for the password, you just haven't pissed of the right part of the Gestapo yet.

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re: 5th Admendment? (446 comments)

Yes and no. Government officials who choose not to follow the Consitutution usually find it expedient to 'interpret' the document in a way that suits their purposes, rather than attempt open defiance.

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:5th Admendment? (446 comments)

Because "child predators" (or actually, this risk of encountering the same) are for the most part a fictional creation of the bigmedia. Stay scared, comrade, stay scared.

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

jmcvetta Re:5th Admendment? (446 comments)

So they could still stand up and say "no; provide us a Warrant first".

Quick, break out the rubber stamps!

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

jmcvetta Re:Number of interviews... (454 comments)

Most flunk on basic questions like "describe any sorting mechanism" (someone hands you 1000 sheets of paper, each with a page number out of order, walk me through the process you will use to sort them).

If you're writing your own sort algorithms, and you aren't hacking on the standard library of your language, you're probably doing it wrong.

about a month ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

jmcvetta Re:Duh (454 comments)

The kind where you choose who gets a degree by the brains of the student, not the wallet of their parents.

How unamerican.

about a month ago

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