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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

jodido On the other hand... (201 comments)

There was nothing preventing the pro-municipal fiber people from answering the Comcast distortions. It's called "debate," something which seems to have gotten lost in all the laws restricting speech, advertising, etc. If you don't like what your opponent is saying, say something else. If you can't answer it, then you deserve to lose.

yesterday
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Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant

jodido Re:Getting a warrant (55 comments)

How sweet that you trust the courts to defend your rights. When is your sixth birthday, this year or next?

about two weeks ago
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Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant

jodido Getting a warrant (55 comments)

Exactly how difficult, on a scale of say one to ten, do you think it will be for the Canadian cops to get warrants?

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

jodido Re:Anyone who... (117 comments)

I've already seen Wagging the Dog. Science fiction. It's based on the idea that most people are very very stupid. Most people who think that never include themselves, interestingly enough.

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

jodido Anyone who... (117 comments)

makes a decision based on an online poll, page count, or anything to do with YouTube deserves what they get.

about two weeks ago
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Lawrence Lessig Answers Your Questions About His Mayday PAC (Video)

jodido It's all a fake (148 comments)

In the 1970s there were a bunch of laws passed that supposedly were going to greatly limit the influence of big money in elections. They all totally failed. So now you are going to try it again. "This time it's different."
It's not true that "big money is stealing our democracy." We never had democracy. If we did there wouldn't be any big money. Also--if the problem is big money, then countries where elections are publicly financed should have "better" governments. Name one.

about a month ago
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Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba

jodido Re:So will he go to jail upon return to the US? (190 comments)

If you're pretty much any kind of professional--teacher, doctor, artist, etc--you can go legally without prior permission from the US. It's called a "general license." BTW IANAL FYI

about a month ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

jodido Bet (249 comments)

Any takers on a bet that Congress will pass a law making legal what the Supremes just ruled against?

about a month ago
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Google Building a Domain Registration Service

jodido Re: Getting popcorn (69 comments)

I believe you are mistaken about the need to have a FB acct to view content flagged as public. I'm a photographer and use FB to post photos. I send the link out to a list of non-FB users and they can all see the photos without an FB account.

about a month ago
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NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Passes House 303 Votes To 121

jodido Legislative Theater (208 comments)

There's Security Theater, and now we have Legislative Theater. Arguing about whether the law could have been "better" or "stronger" is just playing their game. IT DOESN"T MATTER what the law is. The ruling class--like every minority ruling class in history--will do whatever it needs to to stay in power.

about 2 months ago
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Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us -- Spam

jodido Re:The amusing thing is... (139 comments)

If that's true, then why is the blockade still in place (and it's real, btw)? Why can't U.S. residents travel freely to Cuba? Why can't Cubans easily get US visas to travel here (from the US govt, not the Cuban govt)? Why is it illegal to send money to a Cuban in Cuba?

about 4 months ago
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More On the "Cuban Twitter" Scam

jodido Re:Three interesting things (90 comments)

"Castro" didn't expel anyone. When the wealthy lost the sources of their wealth--ie, it became the property of all instead of the property of the few--they voluntarily left and went to a country that values getting rich at the expense of others, chiefly the U.S.

about 4 months ago
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More On the "Cuban Twitter" Scam

jodido Three interesting things (90 comments)

About the US cyberattack on Cuba. First of all, it failed, as every US attack on Cuba has failed. Second, the US puts form over content--the idea that if you get people to follow your Twitter feed sports scores, when you say "OK! Everyone out to the Plaza to overthrow the government!" that hundreds of thousands of people will show up and try to overthrow the government, even if they didn't know they wanted to (which in Cuba most people don't). Third, the continuing destruction of internet trust on the part of the US. And fourth, their willingness to put people at risk without telling them they're putting them at risk.

about 4 months ago
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How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware

jodido Re:Skynet? (234 comments)

The real point is not whether you think you have anything to hide or if you have inadvertantly committed your daily three felonies. When it suits the police, you will get caught up in a net. The evidence will appear, or else they will convince you that they have so much evidence against you anyway (whether you believe it's real or made up) that you will end up pleading guilty. An excellent film that shows how this works is "Sins of the Father." It takes place in the UK but happens here--and there, and a lot of other places--every day.

about 5 months ago
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Movie and TV GUIs: Cracking the Code

jodido Facial recognition (74 comments)

Maybe they'll explain to TV producers that facial recognition software doesn't work by showing each face it's checking. Yet somehow get through ginormous databases in minutes.

about 5 months ago
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SXSW: Edward Snowden Swipes At NSA

jodido Re:What exact laws were broken? (116 comments)

There are laws, there are always laws, there always have been laws. But the supersecret govt spy agencies--and this is true in Canada, too, and the UK, France, etc--just ignore the laws. The laws are on the books so liberals can claim that there is "oversight." But there isn't any oversight.

about 5 months ago
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NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

jodido What is to be done (347 comments)

The best way to fight trolling and character assassination is not to engage in it yourself. And to totally discount anyone who does. And to demand evidence. It hardly seems necessary in /. to remind people how easy it is create fake web sites, blogs, whatever. This kind of sabotage only works if you let it.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

jodido Re: Because people already have E-mail addresses? (149 comments)

If the interface is "so much better" why are you using Thunderbird? I won't use gmail because I think the interface is very hard to use. If all you want to do is send mail, it's even hard to find the "send" button.

about 5 months ago

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Default PC?

jodido jodido writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jodido (1052890) writes "Back in the day (2005 or so) if a technically-literate person asked you what PC you'd recommend, you'd probably say Dell (at least, I did). Dell seems to have fallen on hard times--or has it? What's your default recommendation now? (if it's "get a Mac [or Linux]," please save the bandwidth)."

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