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Citizen Eavesdrops On Former NSA Director Michael Hayden's Phone Call

moxley Re:Bragging about torture (390 comments)

were?
WERE?

Are you paying attention? This guy we have in the whitehouse has continued and expanded prety much all of Bush's troubling policies, and has some of his own that could have come from the sick mind of Dick Cheney himself.

  In fact, our p-residient has taken positions on things that are more fascistic than even Bush/Cheney would have dared to do...

about a year ago
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California Elementary Schools To Test Anti-Piracy Curriculum

moxley First Step: Pirate the curriculum. (356 comments)

First Step: Pirate the curriculum.
Step 2: Post to internet, create memes
Step 3: Ridicule curriculum to the point that it's worthless.
Step 4: Profit?

about a year ago
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Research Finds Link Between Inflation and Laughter In Federal Reserve Meetings

moxley Just like Enron (144 comments)

Or could it be that they're just assholes who have a better understanding of what a house of mirrored cards our debt based financial system is than most of the public, and (like those douches at Enron who laughed about old lady's power being shut off due to such high bills thanks to their profiteering/racketeering) think it's pretty damn funny that they kite a whole system the way a criminal kites a check.

about a year ago
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Should Cops Wear Google Glass?

moxley technology can protect or harm... (223 comments)

I believe that all police should ALWAYS have to be recording - it's in the public interest and any cop or police higher ups who object to this aren't interested in professional policing...It's something that could save so much time and money as well.

Technology can be used to guarantee our liberty, as with this sort of technology.... ...or it can be used to further repress us......and I don't think I need to even give examples here, everyone is well aware....

1 year,28 days
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MIT Students Release Code To 3D-Print High Security Keys

moxley Obligatory (207 comments)

....I do not think Les Claypool appreciates this.

about a year ago
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Nine Traits of the Veteran Network Admin

moxley Re:I RTFA (142 comments)

Because there's a mirror on the ceiling?

about a year ago
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HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player

moxley Yeah, lets ban Hondas too (364 comments)

Yeah, lets ban Hondas too - because I've heard they're sometime used in robberies.

about a year ago
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Why People Don't Live Past 114

moxley It is not allowed. ... (916 comments)

Because that thing on their hand starts blinking at 35....and then you know what happens

more than 2 years ago
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Man Unknowingly Tweets the Osama Raid

moxley Doesn't matter. (354 comments)

It's not like it matters...

They have a new bogeyman...and he is the people.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast's 105MBit Service Comes With Data Cap

moxley bytes not bits (372 comments)

I doubt it's really 250 gBIT...... it's gotta be 250 GBYTES.

250gBIT is only about 32gigs, so there's no fuckin way that's right.

more than 3 years ago
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MS Removes HTTPS From Hotmail For Troubled Nations

moxley Re:Easy to remedy (147 comments)

I totally agree.

With how ridiculous the government and some elements of corporate America have become in the US as of late, sharing obvious information like that is bound to get you branded as a "domestic terrorist..."

Yeah, I'm joking somewhat....somewhat..

more than 3 years ago
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Postal Sensor Fleet Idea Gets Tentative Nod From the USPS

moxley Careful what you wish for.... (77 comments)

On the surface this sounds like a good idea, provided that data is collected from sensors only - for things like radiation and chemical/biological agents.....

However, I could easily see DHS wanting to expand this to more troubling activities....

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Kills Mark Zuckerberg Action Figure

moxley Do what businesses traditionally do..... (123 comments)

Do what businesses traditionally do when faced with this sort of thing:

Slightly change it, by adding a freckle to the figure's face or something; then rename it (I suggest something like "Zark Muckerberg, - billionaire superhero/supervillan extreme," then use the controversy for marketing..... "MARKeting," get it? {rimshot}!

more than 3 years ago
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Scott Adams Says Plenty Would Choose Life In Noprivacyville

moxley Worst justification ever. (467 comments)

"Plenty of people" do it is the WORST justification ever.

Plenty of people do all kinds of stupid shit. Look at our political leaders. Plenty of people like that show "2 and a half men," Plenty of people smoke crack daily.

This guy should get back to drawing Dilbert.

more than 3 years ago
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Gamer Banned From Dragon Age II Over Forum Post

moxley Lawsuit time... (469 comments)

I hate to jump right to litigiousness, but it seems like the only thing a company like this will respect...

Sure, they may listen to the users if there is a big enough outcry and it starts to affect their sales - but how long would that take?

more than 3 years ago
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Attacked By Anonymous, HBGary Pulls Out of RSA

moxley Re:That's War (415 comments)

Totally agree - what does this guy think that everything is flowers and puppies and then one day all at once the fascism starts?

No, it happpens incrementally, just as it is happening here, just as it happened in the Weimar Republic transition to fascist Germany, just as it happened in Italy and Spain, (though in addition to economic crisises there was post war faction/partisan street violence at times which helped stoke a lot of public fear and a desire for strength and stability in government) - now days we have the ever present "terrorism," fear mongering, economic crisises, war, government corruption etc - we are still headed down the same path.

Hitler made gradual changes early on, and there were a lot of people worried and criticizing him, explaining where the country was headed. They were derided by national socialist press and others as being alarmist - guess where they ended up shortly there after? Among the first to be put in camps. As is oft quoted, Everything Hitler did was legal - he made it that way.

more than 3 years ago
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Piracy Whistleblowers Paid $57K In 2010

moxley I wonder... (141 comments)

I wonder how many of those who reported this obtained and/or installed pirated software. I am guessing that a lot of the time when businesses are reported, it is revenge motivated.

Even if the person reporting the piracy wasn't the one who actually pirated the software, I hardly find reporting businesses to the BSA to be admirable behavior.

more than 3 years ago

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Slashdot listed as terrorist haven by VA cops

moxley moxley writes  |  more than 5 years ago

moxley writes "In what amounts to an utter display of ridiculosity, Slashdot has been mentioned as one of several havens for terrorists belonging to the group "Anonymous" (of anti-scientology "chanology project" fame). Anonymous has been listed (alongside Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups) as a domestic terrorist group in the recently leaked Virginia Fusion Center Terror Assessment, which apparently was first obtained by the eminently informative Cryptome website

There is a story about (as well as a link to) this fusion center report which focuses more on the report calling some of the oldest US universities being terror threats and "radicalization nodes" where terrorist groups are recruiting, etc on RawStory.com; (whether you like RawStory or not, the reporting on this seems solid).

I found the mention of "Anonymous" and Slashdot, as well as the new terrorism tactic they list, "hacktivism," to be much more interesting and disturbing.

You can download the PDF document and see for yourself, (see page 45) by using the following link:
http://rawstory.com/images/other/vafusioncenterterrorassessment.pdf

Obviously I don't want terrorism to occur and support police and federal agencies when they are truly protecting and serving the public — a huge part of which includes protecting our constitutional rights. These fusion centers have proven (as the ACLU and others have warned) to be hotbeds of lowest common denominator thinking and "overzealous police intelligence gathering."

You may have heard about what happened recently in Misourri with their fusion center, the RawStory article covers this somewhat as well. In an opinion I share with many others, it's just plain bad law enforcement on top of the civil liberties issues — I just thought the community here should know."

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