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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

jwestveer So...the Ice Ages are a myth? (864 comments)

So the Ice Ages are a myth? As well as the warming period between Ice ages? Idiot.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

jwestveer MetaData? (320 comments)

Wow! That is some potent MetaData.

about a month ago
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Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa

jwestveer Really? (398 comments)

Frick you Detroit. Hire Americans.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

jwestveer Re:Get them a tablet instead (408 comments)

Yep, the solution is simple. MS is susceptible to thousands of hacks/viruses/botnets, and IOS is not.

about 4 months ago
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NSA Broke Into Links Between Google, Yahoo Datacenters

jwestveer Who gives the NSA the money to do these things? (394 comments)

Who gives the NSA the money to do these things? I guess I already know the answer, your congressional representatives. I am sure they told you about this when they were asking for your vote.

about 6 months ago
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Experian Sold Social Security Numbers To ID Theft Service

jwestveer They sold your ss# ? (390 comments)

Where did they get your # ? You gave it to them ? And the sale of your # surprises you?

about 6 months ago
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The Global Warming Heretic

jwestveer Re:136 degrees on 13 of Sept 1922 (1190 comments)

Yup, I must be stupid. Noaa must be stupid for recording it, and by your account Libya must just be stupid for no particular reason. I often found that if you throw away data that does not fit your postulation, the results come out much more favorable.

about 5 years ago
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The Global Warming Heretic

jwestveer 136 degrees on 13 of Sept 1922 (1190 comments)

The modern therometer was invented 1724 by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. According to Noaa, the highest ever recorded temperature on Earth was 136 degrees on 13 of Sept 1922. There has never been a hotter day on planet earth sense. Predict/compute/average/seasonally-adjust/argue all you want, but the facts say that it was warmer 87 years ago than it is today.

about 5 years ago
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Is Microsoft Improving Its Image?

jwestveer improving its image..... (746 comments)

Is that like putting lipstick on a pig?

more than 5 years ago

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You probably can not have your own email server to keep the government out.

jwestveer jwestveer writes  |  about 5 months ago

jwestveer (1453691) writes "Want to keep the government out of your private email? Simply run your own email server at home.
That way if some government organization wants to read your email stored on your server, they have to have a warrant to enter your home to access the server.

This used to be the case. Unfortunately no longer. Most internet providers do not allow you to run your own "email server" in your home. Some simply say it is against their terms-and-conditions for you to have a server. Others go as far as to block ports on your internet service, so that you can not directly send/receive email.

I often wondered why internet service providers do not want you to have your own email service. Ostensibly they say that it is to reduce SPAM, or because it is not "secure", others simply say "because". Of course you can get around this limitation by purchasing a "business" class internet service for a higher monthly fee. But is this the real reason, or has the government put pressure on service providers to make it easier for them to read your email?"

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