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Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City

l0ungeb0y Re:How is this not a general warrant? (189 comments)

Why should we not have a general warrant?
Isn't everyone a criminal that hasn't been convicted yet?

3 days ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

l0ungeb0y I can't relate, but it makes sense (301 comments)

Over my course of 13 years in IT Consulting, one of the most often repeated compliments is that I am a "genius" for being able to get up to speed on business requirements and advance a narrow feature set that was more value-added to their user base all over a single conversation.

While I've always seen my ability to understand "C-Level Speak", "Marketing Logic" and business principals as tangible assets that should define the software, I never thought I was anything but slightly more adept than other developers, since it was to me at least a given that all developers account for the business principals we are developing against -- I see now that perhaps I am a rarified quantity.

However, this has prevented me from using services such as O-Desk which focus on having customers spy on screen shots and key strokes of your "clocked in time", as I am all too aware that my most meaningful work is done while having a beer or 3 while I chill-intensify while mulling over the business aspects gleaned during that conversation and deriving user-flows and architectural concepts, which are then presented for approval and adoption. No keystrokes can be logged during that interval, which is really the most value-added and happens throughout the dev cycle as features are added and I work with the stake holders to really hone in on a core feature-set, since the reqs at that stage will change as they work to attract more stake holders. Instead, ODesk and their ilk think I am merely a shit shoveler who's time is merely spent writing code, good or bad.

3 days ago
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Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City

l0ungeb0y Re:PBS aired a half hour special on this recently. (189 comments)

especially because its hard to ID a perpetrator from above the top of their head.

That's why we need to outlaw hair and head wear. It will be in the best interests of public safety if everyone had a prominent barcode tattooed to the top of their clean shaven, bald head to aid in identification by Law Enforcement surveillance drones.

3 days ago
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Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City

l0ungeb0y Re:No privacy (189 comments)

So if you are sunbathing in your back yard, with 12 ft fences and no buildings visible, would you still presume privacy? Should you be mailed a ticket for sunbathing nude?

A ticket? Not at all.

Rather, you should expect a SWAT team to haul you off to prison to await trial, where you will be found guilty of indecent exposure and forced to register as a Sex Offender for the rest of your life.

3 days ago
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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

l0ungeb0y Re:Secret Laws? (309 comments)

Who says we're a Constitutional Republic any longer?

Secret Laws, Secret Warrants, Secret Detention and Secret Courts have been the norm since the Patriot Act, which was signed when we lost the War on Terror in 2001, by submitting to the terrorists and renouncing our freedoms in exchange for "Homeland Security".

And we love it. Notice how many TV shows are about Law Enforcement these days?

3 days ago
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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

l0ungeb0y Re:Obligatory (309 comments)

So let me get this straight, it's perfectly OK to kill people with drones as long as they're not American citizens?

Yes

And yes American citizens abroad as well.

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2014/mar/19/kesha-rogers/four-us-citizens-killed-obama-drone-strikes-3-were/
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/18019-federal-court-drone-killing-of-u-s-citizens-is-constitutional

... well, as long as you are on a terror watch-list which automatically removes your rights or aren't the "intended" target.

3 days ago
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

l0ungeb0y Re:Bullshit (397 comments)

Brewers get $30 a ton for the waste from beer manufacturing. Per can/bottle of beer, that's negligible.

You're the one that's full of shit. From the article:

The equipment and set up to do that would cost about $13 million per facility

Why don't you tell us how that $13,000,000 cost per brewing facility will be paid off by that $30/ton "profit" and thus be a negligible cost.
Also, what of the costs to your beef, which will also go up due to the loss or increased cost of feed?

5 days ago
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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

l0ungeb0y This needs to be Illegal (220 comments)

Under no circumstances should any Utility in the US be allowed to Off-Shore IT operations of it's Infrastructure to Foreign Entities -- doing so opens up the possibility of access being given to enemies of the US or US-based interests by employees of the IT company or by the IT company itself if it comes under the influence or control of enemies of the US.

The ability to fuck with the infrastructure providing power to all of Southern California is a capability no one should be able to hand over to foreign nationals. The Federal Government needs to shove their foot right up the collective asses of Cal Eds Senior Management and Board.

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

l0ungeb0y Re:WTF?? (797 comments)

So, kid gathers evidence of bullying by other kids, gets charged?

Yup

So, if I take a video of someone stealing my car, would I get arrested?

Yup

Under what circumstances could I do that and not be charged?

None

WTF doesn't gathering evidence of bullying get an exemption from wiretap laws?

Nope

Whatever law enforcement and officers of the court were involved in this are total morons. This makes no sense at all.

Consider yourself under arrest for obstruction of justice for asking so many questions and showing lack of respect for Law Enforcement.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

l0ungeb0y Re:Militia, then vs now (1617 comments)

When the constitution was ratified, the militia was the only defense that the United States had, and all able bodied men were expected to be ready to serve.

First off, the Constitutional Army was created by the Revolutionary Congress to be an OFFENSIVE force against the British Army who they were in TREASONOUS REBELLION against.

Secondly, the Constitutional Army was a Government run Military, supplemented by local militias but in itself, not a people's militia

Thirdly, the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution was passed in 1791, well after the Revolutionary War and has nothing to do with the Constitutional Army or the offensive actions taken against the British.

Fourthly, the 2nd Amendment states "... being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms" implies that this right was granted to the people to SECURE THEIR FREEDOM. Part of the security of freedom is to be secure against the tyranny of their own government.

And finally, if your stance was adopted, we must logically make all Law Enforcement and Gun Carrying Services Militias against an unarmed civil population, turning us into a MARTIAL POLICE STATE in every sense of the word.

So yeah -- you have a very unpopular opinion and I hope to god we the people get to rise our guns against people like you, in order to preserve or freedoms if you try to pull that shit.
 

about a week ago
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Saturn May Have Given Birth To a Baby Moon

l0ungeb0y The Birth of a Moon... (71 comments)

... or a Space Baby?

Wasn't a monolith shaped object spotted on Mars recently?

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

l0ungeb0y It's California Law that is the problem (1116 comments)

This all started with the LA Times obtaining a list of all donors to Prop 8 and publishing it's contents as a searchable online database.
http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/03/how-did-people-find-out-that-mozillas-ceo-donated-to-support-prop-8/

The law that requires that all political donors who donate more than $100 may be divulged is the issue here. So it would seem that if you want to donate and NOT face repercussions for having an unpopular opinion, then you should never ever donate more than $99 to any California Ballot Measure or Political Initiative based in California.

In this case, it appears that CA law regarding disclosure of political contributions has come head to head with CA Labor Code. And considering SCOTUS' recent decision to consider monetary campaign contributions as free speech, it also would potentially have Constitutional ramifications (not for Mozilla, but for the State of California disclosure policy) So in this case, there is likely fuck-all Eich can do about it unless he wants to make a major stink about it in Federal Courts, at his own expense and with no possibility of personal gain.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

l0ungeb0y An Alternative Law (650 comments)

Personally, I think they are going about this the wrong way. The Gov't should be sending Death Squads to kill all members of any household still running XP, or running any version of IE less than 10. Brutal? Maybe. But, boy will it do wonders for the social lives of us Web Developers.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Releases $99 'MinnowBoard Max,' an Open-Source Single-Board Computer

l0ungeb0y Re:One of many (97 comments)

Being the owner of a Cubie -- the integrated Intel HD graphics chipset is potentially a huge feature for building apps that render graphics or video, which is something I do a lot of.

about three weeks ago
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How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake

l0ungeb0y Bose QuakeGaurd® (101 comments)

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about three weeks ago
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Researchers: Rats Didn't Spread Black Death, Humans Did

l0ungeb0y Little More Than A Gratuitous Advertisement (135 comments)

Can't help but laugh at the heated comments in this thread over a non-Article that is little more than an Advert for a History Channel-esque show for Channel 4 in the UK next Sunday.

about three weeks ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

l0ungeb0y Re:No.... (824 comments)

That has inflicted more pain on the web than anything else INCLUDING the BLINK tag!

Well considering just about every site out there uses JS in their UI and an increasing number are using Javascript for the back-end as well, why do you still come around to the Interweb of Pain?

about a month ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

l0ungeb0y Habaneros are "ludicrously" hot? (285 comments)

C'mon. Standard grocery store habaneros are hot, but by no means "ludicrous". Just be careful with how much you use in a dish. They add a nice sweetness and flourish of color to your food. Personally, I would have reserved the term "ludicrous" for peppers over 500,000... at that range, they have little use aside from macho named sauces or use as an anti-personal weapon.

about a month ago
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Navy Database Tracks Civilians' Parking Tickets, Fender-Benders

l0ungeb0y Re:Relevant (96 comments)

How is it relevant? Posse Comitatus applies only to Military ENFORCEMENT of State Laws.
The Navy in collecting this data is not enforcing anything, they are merely conducting data mining.

The GPs comment is a Red Herring and SHOULD be modded down

about a month ago

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Romney Being Blackmailed for $1.0M Bitcoins in Tax Records Scandal

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  about a year and a half ago

l0ungeb0y writes "The Secret Service is investigating an attempt to blackmail Mitt Romney for $1,000,000 in "hard-to-trace Internet currency" to not divulge the contents of his purportedly stolen tax records. It would seem the "Streisand Effect" is getting teeth in the era of Anon and Wikileaks. Also noteworthy of discussion is Main Stream Media's refusal to reference Bitcoin by name. Tinfoil has anyone?"
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Portfolio Update

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Just added a couple pics from yesterdays shoot at Dalva.
Overall, the shoot went really well. I was very pleased with the makeup provided by Kamilla and the models were of course a pleasure to work with.

Being that I'm sitting on an 80gig dedicated server at a rather fab colo facility, I feel I need to get off my butt and put together my own portfolio page... the musecube thing doesn't cut it. So be looking for my link to update to a real online portfolio with many pics. On that vein, I'm also thinking about putting together an online mens rag, not porno, but something akin to Maxim but strictly photographic... but more on that later.

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Double Trouble

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Wow, getting lots of demand for my photoskills by models here in SF.

I just did a shoot last Saturday with Christy Holt which turned out very well.

This Sunday I will be doing a shoot on location with pin-up girls Susan Church and Dangerrr Doll. This shoot is already shaping up to be a very wild and fun happening complete with cat fight and plenty of that glam we all love. So be prepared for some very hot shots with these 2 done up to the 9's and at each others throats!

Also, Starri Noir has asked to pose as well. I am honored by that because of her affiliations with Eric Kroll, who's work I happen to greatly admire.
I am looking forward to doing some very obscure and artsy shots with her in the next week or so.

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