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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

jwest Re:Why single out Whole Foods? (794 comments)

Not with all the mercury and PCBs floating around in the ocean.

Ah, mercury. Sweetest of the transition metals.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: State of the Art In DIY Security Systems?

jwest Re:Great advice (248 comments)

The police won't give a shit, most burglary goes unpunished even if you give them evidence.

+1 on that. My house was broken into a couple years ago and my laptop stolen. I had Prey installed, so I was able to give the police a picture of the thief from the laptop camera and the thief's IP address with the street address associated to their account. The response was "That's nice." They never did anything. Later, I even found out the guy's name, what kind of car he drove, and that he was committing other burglaries (I left Prey running for a few weeks after the theft and got all kinds of pics and screen caps). I gave it all to the police. They still did nothing. I gave up and wiped the machine remotely. The guy's probably still out there. At least where I live, the police are not interested in theft not matter how much you evidence you give them.

about 8 months ago
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Google Street View Logs Wi-Fi Networks, MAC Addresses

jwest Privacy (559 comments)

'Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently said internet users shouldn't worry about privacy unless they have something to hide.'

This is the same argument conservatives made right before they instituted warrantless wiretaps and body searching old ladies at the airport.

more than 4 years ago
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Jack Thompson's Letter To Take-Two Exec's Mother

jwest Tres bien! (351 comments)

You stay classy, Jack Thompson!

more than 6 years ago

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