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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

monkeyFuzz How many more negative Comcast stories (742 comments)

will it take before a general boycott of Comcast is in the works? Or are people just too attached to their TV to ever care?

about a month and a half ago
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Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry

monkeyFuzz Re:I call bullshit.. (151 comments)

As for a general scientific citation about the costs of microfarming versus organized industrial scale farming I'm going to have to say I don't have one.

In other words...bullshit. I do appreciate the honesty all the same, albeit buried within other irrelevant drivel.

about 2 months ago
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Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry

monkeyFuzz I call bullshit.. (151 comments)

Organized, structured, large scale farming does less ecological and environmental harm than the people those farms would feed instead scrounging for food or running ad-hoc microfarms.

Can you provide citations for this?

about 2 months ago
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William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

monkeyFuzz Maybe time to switch to.. (278 comments)

silent phone or get a blackphone?

about 4 months ago
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What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

monkeyFuzz Sounds like a good case for.. (286 comments)

Silent Circle Mobile or some similar service. Not sure if the Blackphone handset can thwart GPS tracking but this way hopefully all they can glean is your approximate location via cell tower records from the carrier. Of course, I'd still explicitly withhold consent of the search.

about 5 months ago
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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

monkeyFuzz Console yourself cabbie, you won't be the only one (314 comments)

The ride-share drivers may as well make hay while the sun shines as I suspect their 15 mins of fame is close to done. Once autonomous vehicles are approved for use (yes I expect the same lobbies to fight it) neither ride share drivers not cabbies will be required to provide safe transportation and all this crying over this and that issue will be moot. All one needs is a fleet of self driving cars taking the human factor out of the equation for good!

about 5 months ago
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Security DVR + iNet + X10 = Easy Home Automation (Video)

monkeyFuzz Re:Hacking (25 comments)

And the NSA doesn't even have to pay you for it! Yay!

about 5 months ago
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Iran Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg For Facebook Privacy Violations

monkeyFuzz Re:... nobody is talking about the privacy violati (304 comments)

You seem unaware that if you volunteer your private information to the interwebs, it becomes public.

So by your logic, every password, security question, or purchase you've ever made using the "interwebs" is open to public scrutiny? I suppose there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in your world?

about 6 months ago
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US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking

monkeyFuzz Re:presumably... (225 comments)

Anything done by civilians that maximize profits* of US Corporations = Legal
Anything done by civilians that hurts profits of US Corporations = Illegal


*profits = national interest = national security

about 6 months ago
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First Arrest In Japan For 3D-Printed Guns

monkeyFuzz Re:Hurray for Japan (274 comments)

Odd, that's not what I got out of the paragraph you quoted. Assuming the facts are true, amosh seems to suggest that the availability of firearms to Swiss citizens is indeed restricted to a great degree so availability is an important factor.

about 7 months ago
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Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

monkeyFuzz Re:Not an upper limit (333 comments)

Ever stop to consider the implications of success in the quest for immortality on a planet with finite resources, let alone the social and political consequences of control over who will drink form said fountain of youth? We are already approaching the carrying capacity of the planet within a generation. If anything we could probably use some chlorine in the gene pool and better resource management.

about 6 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

monkeyFuzz Get over this crap already! (630 comments)

From the vast majority of /. posts on this weapon the community resembles a bunch of 10 year old boys playing war and comparing and contrasting all kinds of minutiae without considering what are arguably the more important issues: Why do we need yet more efficient means of destruction? What purpose does it achieve? Instead of being raving fanboys have you considered the opportunity cost of the resources expended in such programs?

about 7 months ago

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Number of billionaires globally doubles since start of financial crisis

monkeyFuzz monkeyFuzz writes  |  about three weeks ago

monkeyFuzz (3398671) writes "According to the article, since the financial crisis began, the number of billionaires worldwide has more than doubled and interestingly enough apparently, if the world's three richest people were to spend $1m every single day each, it would take each one of them around 200 years to exhaust all of their wealth"
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DoJ justifies identity theft

monkeyFuzz monkeyFuzz writes  |  about a month and a half ago

monkeyFuzz (3398671) writes "Apparently it's ok to fake a Facebook account without consent for "law enforcement" purposes. At this rate even avoiding Facebook to protect yourself may not be viable. I think a comment I read recently here on /. is sound advice : create your FB account with a super hard random password that's long and throw it away. How else to prevent such shenanigans?"
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After 12 years of war, labor abuses rampant on US bases in Afghanistan

monkeyFuzz monkeyFuzz writes  |  about 9 months ago

monkeyFuzz (3398671) writes "According to the article...
Over the past decade, the U.S. military has outsourced its overseas base-support responsibilities to private contractors who have filled the lowest-paying jobs on military bases with so-called third-country nationals, migrant workers who are neither American citizens nor locals. As of January 2014, there were 37,182 third-country nationals working on bases in the U.S. Central Command region, which includes Afghanistan and Iraq, outnumbering both American and local contract workers.

South Asian workers are at the bottom of the social hierarchy on U.S. bases. They earn far less than American or European contractors, work 12-hour days with little or no time off and, on some bases,
aren’t allowed to use cellphones or speak
to military personnel.
These laborers do the cooking, cleaning, laundry, construction and other support tasks necessary to operate military facilities. In Afghanistan, they primarily come from India and Nepal, and are employed by subcontractors for one of two large American companies, Fluor Corp. and Dyncorp International, which manage U.S. bases in Afghanistan under the Department of Defense’s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP). Dozens of subcontracting companies, mostly headquartered in the Persian Gulf, work on Fluor and Dyncorp contracts.

The U.S. government has been aware of inequities and violations in the military contracting system for at least eight years. In 2012, both the Obama administration and Congress issued new rules to curtail these problems. But no contractor has ever been prosecuted, suspended or fined for trafficking abuses on U.S. military contracts. When pressed for a reason, McCahon responded: “If you look at most of the defense contractors, the large entities, they tend to be staffed and headed by former generals. They still have friends in the Pentagon.”"

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Support recruiting our troops?

monkeyFuzz monkeyFuzz writes  |  about 10 months ago

monkeyFuzz (3398671) writes "The article says...

Senate subcommittee held hearing on case it described as 'one of the largest fraud investigations' in Army history. The Senate's Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., held a hearing on Tuesday to address a case involving fraud and abuse in Army recruiting that it has described as “one of the largest fraud investigations” Army investigators have ever handled in size and numbers of people involved. More than 1,200 Army recruiters and assistants are under investigation on suspicion of fraud involving tens of millions of dollars from a program aimed at boosting recruitment during the Iraq war, according to papers released on Monday by a congressional panel. One person, now under prosecution, was fraudulently paid $275,000 under the recruitment program, and four other top recipients received more than $100,000 each, documents from a panel of the Senate Homeland Security committee said.

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PirateBrowser anyone?

monkeyFuzz monkeyFuzz writes  |  about 10 months ago

monkeyFuzz (3398671) writes "According to the article ...

The Pirate Bay has switched to a new domain name again in the matter of days – from thepiratebay.ac to thepiratebay.pe, and has revealed that the new system they are developing will make the domain name system completely ‘irrelevant’ thereby closing the loophole of domain takedowns forever."

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