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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

josephtd Re:Meh, vote left. (410 comments)

Do I vote for the Democrat that is going to blast me in the ass or the Republican that is blasting my ass?

about 8 months ago
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FISA Judges Oppose Intelligence Reform Proposals Aimed At Court

josephtd Re:Shocking (187 comments)

The sarcasm is not strong with this one.

about a year ago
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FISA Judges Oppose Intelligence Reform Proposals Aimed At Court

josephtd Shocking (187 comments)

Organization accustomed to operating in secret resists the notion of having a potential opposing viewpoint to consider. I understand that they feel this suggested reform indicated the American people have decided they do not trust in the impartial judgment of this panel. Perhaps we should just remove the defense attorney from criminal proceedings as well. That should clear out the case backlog, I mean obviously Federal judges are beyond reproach. Let's kill the appellate courts while we are at it too. That should save time and money as well.

about a year ago
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Physicists Plan to Build a Bigger LHC

josephtd Re:HAHA SUCKERS! (263 comments)

If you'll recall it came down to SC or the space station. The space station was thought to create more jobs in the long run, so that's where the pork went. As many commenters have mentioned, there has been not much of substance out of the LHC. On the other hand..... thinking about the space station makes my stomach hurt.

about a year ago
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Google's Encryption Plan To Stifle NSA's Dragnet Will Raise the Stakes

josephtd Re:I will believe ... (216 comments)

Here's the problem with your argument.... In most cases it is becoming apparent that data is being collected outside the established rules of the road. You are quite naive if you believe that intelligence and law enforcement agencies are somehow "better" in the EU member states. Just to refresh your memory, some of those same EU member states accepted prisoners for enhanced interrogation methods.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

josephtd Re:The Problem here is not marriage (1073 comments)

Wrong. Two branches put this law on the books. Members of the executive, by even their oath of office, are obligated to follow the law.

about a year and a half ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

josephtd The Problem here is not marriage (1073 comments)

Again we see that the Courts are saying that citizen groups do not have standing to support laws placed on the books by their elected officials. Much as Obama refused to defend DOMA, the CA AG and Governor decided not to defend a duly passed statue. This is beyond the pale. IF you don't like a law, get it changed through the process outlined in the Federal and most State Constitutions. This imperial head of state nonsense must end. For the record, I have no objection to the outcome, I just feel there is too much wrong with the way these outcomes are coming about these days. You have no moral standing to complain about FISA, the NSA or the Patriot Act if you defend the way the executive branch in CA and the US acted and the manner SCOTUS came to this ruling.

about a year and a half ago
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NSA Data Center the Focus of Tax Controversy

josephtd Re:Cry me a river... (120 comments)

China

about a year and a half ago
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Haswell Integrated Graphics Promise 2-3X Performance Boost

josephtd Re:Now intel users can play 10 year old games :D (133 comments)

Exactly. It seems we hear this every time has an integrated graphics upgrade. By that I mean a chorus of marketing speak to make us believe their graphics offerings compete and surpass with lower end discrete GPUs. In reality, there is hype, hope and ultimately disappointment as the parts actually end up in the hands of users. It's getting old. Integrated GPUs are still great for office applications and basic OS effects rendering. The real benefit is cost savings to manufacturers and battery savings to users. It's a trade-off, nothing more. Not saying they don't have a place, but let's be realistic....

about a year and a half ago
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Ouya Performance Not Particularly Exciting

josephtd And... (305 comments)

Many of those devices are also self contained computers with everything you need to use them included at that price. Not making a dumb comparison, just pointing out that there are flaws in the reasoning behind the last sentence of TFS.

about a year and a half ago
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Senate Bill Rewrite Lets Feds Read Your E-mail Without Warrants

josephtd Re:Yep this is democracy (403 comments)

And exactly why I started this..... Party identification needs to end on ballots. We need an informed electorate. The President says he is for change... let's see him prove it. http://wh.gov/XDEW

about 2 years ago
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SETI Running Out of Money

josephtd Re:That's sad. (312 comments)

Or more of the slashdot readers that claim to support their efforts to pony up.

more than 2 years ago
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NFL: National Football Luddites?

josephtd Re:the pro in pro sports (257 comments)

College sports, basketball and football specifically have become so commercialized that there is very little separation between them and their professional counterparts. That being the case, I'll take real professionals where the skill level is higher any day. I don't get this holier than thou attitude that still persists about college sports. When the Houston Cougars lost their last game of the season and by extension the Conference USA title, the lead story was how they cost Conference USA BCS money. Give me a break.

more than 2 years ago
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China's 5-Year Cyberwar Met With Western Silence

josephtd Re:Not so much that they are weak (185 comments)

Ah, but what CAN they do? Tightening of security is an obvious step, but if any of these private entities did anything in retaliation, our own government would be out to prosecute them. Pretty sad. US society, hell all Western societies, are really meant to pull all but the super elite down to a common lowest level. Wasn't always this way, but we must think of the children.

more than 3 years ago
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Governments, IOC and UN Hit By Massive Cyber Attack

josephtd Re:That says it all (122 comments)

OMG ya think? Who else has the ability to put something this massive together?

Just off the top of my head.... The US, Russia, the UK, Israel, Germany Not saying they aren't behind it, just that they aren't the only game in town.

more than 3 years ago
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Chinese Hackers Targeting NYPD Computers

josephtd NY SHield (212 comments)

Go check out the NY Shield threat warning/reporting program.

more than 5 years ago

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