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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

koan Hmm (97 comments)

Be interesting to see some pollution metrics for this things processing.

7 hours ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

koan Concern is pointless (156 comments)

Satellites can see more (top down not angled view) and stream video to a ground station for viewing at a later date.
Watch demo of civilian tech here: http://www.skyboximaging.com/

Interesting no?
As for inclement weather, the balloon would be possibly more useful but it's so limited, that's a debatable point.
Imagine what the military has, so this balloon is little more than a joke.

7 hours ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

koan Pay attention (340 comments)

Look at who runs that section of Sony, look at who runs Comcast, look at who finances the MPAA, RIAA, etc, look at who runs Hollywood, look at who lobbies "Net neutrality", piracy issues, and ME foreign policy, look at the finance industry and who the majority of leaders are there. look at who we let tell our stories.

Look at how important story telling is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Understand the fundamental nature of storytelling and the importance this aspect of humanity, and then look again at who we let tell our stories.

Just look, pay attention.

9 hours ago
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Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

koan And (154 comments)

So will Google, Apple, and Microsoft's encryption schemes.

It's really just a sucker deal when they tell you they care and are going to implement encryption, how else do you settle the cattle after all Snowden showed us.

Tell them it's encrypted, put them at ease and make them complacent again, then provide the "agencies" with a master key/backdoor.

yesterday
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Brain Stimulation For Entertainment?

koan Wirehaeds (86 comments)

Just another addiction.

yesterday
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

koan And (310 comments)

New drought maps show groundwater levels across the U.S. Southwest are in the lowest two to 10 percent since 1949.

The remaining bits, in certain areas, will be poisoned by fracking

Suddenly this article makes sense.
http://www.theguardian.com/wor...

The Bush family buys 100,000 acres over one of the World's largest fresh water aquifers.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

koan Huh (259 comments)

The poster suggest his time in the "liberal arts" taught him critical thinking, and yet states that the jobs available were "not up his alley" and now wants back into STEM.
What makes you think your decision making ability is any better now? Why STEM when you changed over to LA earlier?

Because you think you would get a job easier with a STEM oriented degree?

Would it be wiser for me to go deeper into debt and get a second undergrad degree?

When is it "wiser" to get into debt, much less get into debt deeper?
Go into the military?
For what reason finances?
There is something cognitively wrong with the person that wrote this, my suggestion is you talk to someone that is much older than you and understands the system, you seem to be making "unwise" choices and I would say you aren't capable of critical thinking currently.

Or you wouldn't be here asking what you're asking, talk to someone older and wiser in "real life".

yesterday
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

koan Re:Attention (293 comments)

If you can't even spell "lose" you shouldn't be commenting, not to mention the fact he/she completely ignored "(or other entity)" in his rush of self indulgence.

yesterday
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

koan Re:Attention (293 comments)

So according to you my original statement is still valid just minus the MPAA (even though I suggested other entities may be involved).

2 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

koan Re:Attention (293 comments)

"loose"?

2 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

koan Attention (293 comments)

but people should be wary of scams.

This is a warning worth noting, as previous "pirate" domains have been taken over it becomes difficult to know who is running what.
That's means the MPAA (or other entity) could run a pirate site and easily gather more than enough evidence in the process.

2 days ago
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Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

koan Re:Silly (181 comments)

As for the author:

The Finkbeiner test is a checklist proposed by journalist Christie Aschwanden to help journalists avoid gender bias in articles about women in science. To pass the test, an article about a female scientist must not mention:

        The fact that she’s a woman

While I agree it should be about the science, it's amusing to see that some people feel the mention of gender invalidates the science.

2 days ago
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Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

koan Silly (181 comments)

A "particular drought" is a data point, a detail, climate change is a large scale event made up of millions of data points.

What they should be looking (and some are in fact looking for) is trends.

Nate Silver's name seems to be taken as the data gold standard now.

When FiveThirtyEight was relaunched under ESPN's ownership on March 17, 2014,

Washington Post journalist Ezra Klein wrote: "There are good criticisms to make of Silver's model, not the least of which is that, while Silver is almost tediously detailed about what's going on in the model, he won’t give out the code, and without the code, we can't say with certainty how the model works."[179] Colby Cosh wrote that the model "is proprietary and irreproducible. That last feature makes it unwise to use Silver's model as a straw stand-in for "science", as if the model had been fully specified in a peer-reviewed journal".[180]

I'll let you do your own footwork on who owns and controls ESPN.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

2 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

koan Laugh (269 comments)

Google's services are the safest place to store your sensitive data.

-Eric Schmidt

God himself could not sink this ship!

-Unknown Titanic crew member

  When asked during an interview for CNBC's recent "Inside the Mind of Google" special about whether users should be sharing information with Google as if it were a "trusted friend," Schmidt responded,

"If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."

The attitude, people here should do their due diligence and look at who Mr Schmidt hangs out with, that will answer all your questions.

2 days ago
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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

koan Fanbois (160 comments)

Security failures, obvious complicit interactions with the NSA and other agencies, buggy as crap even though they design the hardware and write the code, something only a fanboi could love.

4 days ago
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"Lax" Crossdomain Policy Puts Yahoo Mail At Risk

koan Re:Again I ask... (49 comments)

By definition "new tech" can not be lagging, and no I just use gmail's "Inbox" although I own a domain name and could easily set up my own server why bother?

I guess a simpler way to say it is "What does Yahoo offer anyone they can't get somewhere else", and better at that.

4 days ago
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'Revolving Door' Spins Between AT&T, Government

koan Re:This is how it works (60 comments)

Those are all corporate, and MIC stands for Military Industrial Complex, of which all the categories you mentioned are subsets.

The people are something to be fed of off, we are cattle to them and for the record, here's Eisenhower warning us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

5 days ago
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IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

koan Ever considered (112 comments)

That when a site goes down and someone else gains control of the domain, or sells its self as the new site it may just be the MPAA, or NSA, or FBI fronting?

5 days ago

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011

koan koan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

koan (80826) writes "The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, allows companies or the government free rein to bypass existing laws in order to monitor communications, filter content, or potentially even shut down access to online services for "cybersecurity purposes." Companies are encouraged to share data with the government and with one another, and the government can share data in return. The idea is to facilitate detection of and defense against a serious cyber threat, but the language is so broad it could be used as a blunt instrument to attack websites like The Pirate Bay or WikiLeaks"
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