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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

jmd False Falg? (129 comments)

The more this unravels the more I smell false flag.

5 hours ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

jmd Re:Muslims? (874 comments)

I am not an apologist for any group. But can ask what we call it when the US Gov't (CIA especially) pulls off a coup or destabilizes a country fostering civil war.

I ask that as a serious question because if it is state sanctioned it appears as acceptable. If not state sanctioned then it is terrorism.

Remember the US Constitution clearly has avenues to redress the government up to and including overthrowing it. But if you choose to overthrow the government you'll likely spend a lot of time in jail or be dead.

5 days ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

jmd Re:Enlightening... (769 comments)

And the population runs around screaming "wait until shit hits the fan". Well shit has been hitting the fan for years but as the above comment shows, the formula to diffuse it works, so people keep running around saying "wait until shit hits the fan"

While the person to reveal the torture sits in jail. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kiriakou

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

jmd Out of control (769 comments)

In case no one has noticed it seems everything is out of control theses days. War, spying, bankers and the economy, human rights and the list goes on.

As Leonard Cohen says in his song The Future:
Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
has crossed the threshold
and it has overturned
the order of the soul

It seems that everything we ever used to benchmark human progress has slipped away.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who's the Doctors Without Borders of Technology?

jmd Just go for MSF (112 comments)

http://www.msf.org/work-msf

about a month ago
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Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

jmd Evolution of tech (178 comments)

When anything become a commodity with little room for innovation like we have now between iOS and Android, something invariably pops up.

Hurry up Firefox OS

about a month ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

jmd Chromebook Acer c720 (345 comments)

I bought an Acer Chromebook c720. Wiped ChromeOS and installed Bodhi Linux.

Nothing wrong with ChromeOS that Linix can't fix.

about 2 months ago
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Test-Driving a $35 Firefox OS Smartphone

jmd ZTE Open C (132 comments)

I have a ZTE Open C and while I'd say Forefox OS 1.3 is not yet ready for prime time the basics work. I believe 2.0 will be a significant step up. I picked this phone up to use while my Galaxy Nexus was repaired. Worked fine for basic stuff. Phone, maps, websbrowsing.

Maybe the reviewr has too high expectations for this level of phone.

about 2 months ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

jmd Not dependent on humans? (481 comments)

"And unlike pigs, for example, their population is not dependent on humanity to survive."

unless humans destroy the environment an octopus survives in.

about 3 months ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

jmd Re:Oh Geeez (195 comments)

No, not at all jealous. But, I am pissed because many bankers have been fradulent and not prosecuted. And at age 59 my retirement and retirement saving are a full 1/3 less now and this is directly related to the financial crisis of 2007-08.

about 3 months ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

jmd Oh Geeez (195 comments)

Can't we find something better of DoJ to do. Start with bankers please.

about 3 months ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

jmd When the push is on (427 comments)

I'd guess this means the company has met its apex in development or econimic health. Or both.

I bought a Google Nexus Galaxy and Google has said they will not put out Android 4.4 for this model. Too old they say. But they will shove other crap down my throat.

Something will emerget in time to push Google aside. Firefox OS? Ubuntu? something from Asia?

MS is basically history, Apple shows signs of cracking... Google is up after Apple.

about 3 months ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

jmd Re:PLEASE! (241 comments)

What are you waiting for?

about 3 months ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

jmd No surprise here (188 comments)

Lets see... Judith Miller of the NY Times... and don't forget the NY Times also delayed publishing the story of ATT illegal wiretaps until after the 2008 elections. So many more....

The days of Watergate are over. Now media is a manipulative source claiming to be guardians of freedom.

Epic Fail

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

jmd Re:I guess I'll just (127 comments)

hahahaha seems that way doesn't it?

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

jmd Re:Agreeing with Gov? (419 comments)

I agree. While the US gov't has a lot to account for, the truth multinationals take advantage of this scenario in any number of arenas. Tax invesrion and as you sugest, they might run emails that directly violate US laws onto foreign servers to exempt them from courts.

The truth is..we are laying the ground work for globalization. If governments cannot hold a multinational corporation accountable for any number of situations, who can?

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

jmd Globalization (419 comments)

I'm suspecting the zeal MS is showing in challenging the US gov't has more to do with laying the groundword of "nation-states" being neutered. This is about power in the future. If they win against the US gov't this is just one more nail in the coffin of the battle to make governments useless. This goes hand in hand with the Trans Pacific and other trade agreements. These things are designed to strip power from government.

This is just one more step in the march of capitalism that will likely destroy civilization in the long run.

about 4 months ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

jmd Re:One word... (305 comments)

Yes. Thorium. Should have been done long ago.

about 4 months ago
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The Benefits of Inequality

jmd "was rife" (254 comments)

and still is rife.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

jmd TOR relay (208 comments)

Because it is not just a job.. it is an adventure!

about 5 months ago

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