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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

myowntrueself Re:Like LAME (244 comments)

Is there a better name for this "ship of Theseus" method?

How about Neurath's boat?

2 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

myowntrueself Re:biz.Nazi accident-prone (418 comments)

Naturally a disrespected & dis-satisfied COMCAST customer can simply take their money elsewhere. take away their profits ... they change or die. It's also accurate to observe among predators that if members of a pack suffer **accidents** assaulting some prey they then choose different prey. A broken limb here ... a bloodied snout there ... slashed eyeball someplace else; details don't matter. Negative re-enforcement adds up for any pack, jackles or biz-nazis. Any observant person can see this outcome; 'it's natures way of telling you somethings wrong.' And mother nature does such a fine job of teaching.

Comcast might be the only high speed internet available in many locations.

about a week ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

myowntrueself Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

A big chunk of Ukraine was part of Poland, the people there still speak Polish and self identify as Polish. Poland is part of the EU, therefore Ukraine should be part of the EU.

It all makes sense!

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

myowntrueself Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

1) It's not about defending ourselves from foreign invaders, so we have no business here, regardless of whether we think slightly better about the cunts in Moscow or the cunts in Kiev;

2) You're a fucking idiot if you interpret an arms reduction agreement as promise of military aid, and so was the Ukraine;

3) The US has been in full imperialism mode since the '40s. It is never a good time to invade the US;

4) The artificial creation of the Ukraine was the first problem;

5) The undemocratic overthrow of the Ukrainian government was the straw that broke the camel's back;

6) This doesn't make Russia's behaviour correct;

7) There is no correct behaviour.

That you refer to 'the Ukraine' shows that you are neither Russian nor Ukrainian and misinformed even about the name of that country.

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

myowntrueself Re:They made the blocks into wheels (202 comments)

I don't think they need holes, the rope could go around the rim of the 'wheel' forming a kind of tire.

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

myowntrueself Re:Tag, you're it! (184 comments)

Its ok, just a matter of time before Israel implements the final solution to the Palestinian problem.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

myowntrueself Re:Tag, you're it! (184 comments)

Yeah I'm sure the schoolkids and babies are also terrorists.

Just look at the kill ratio to see who is more dangerous to whom.

about 1 month ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

myowntrueself Re:Tag, you're it! (184 comments)

nice trolling, its a prison, not a concentration camp!

The concept of the concentration camp was invented by the British in South Africa as a way to 'concentrate the population' of Boers into managed camps.

Gaza really isn't that much different.

about 2 months ago
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World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Goes Into Production In China

myowntrueself Re:Why? (85 comments)

We got the idea with the Hercules that you could resupply military fleets or save fuel with launch your cargo ship into the air if time became an issue(because of the war). It was misguided, but at least a reason for the amphibious design.

Why are they building giant amphibious cargo planes today? Who has that need?

There are these islands which are kind of contested and which China is trying to assert sovereignty over. They are really small and many won't have room for an airstrip.

I *guess* that being able to quickly resupply these islands from the air would be very handy for China.

about 2 months ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

myowntrueself Re:"Issue on board" (752 comments)

The use of the word 'poking' in that sentence just cracks me up.

I imagine a cartoon missile polity peeking in 'Excuse me, mind if I explode?'

That would be a Canadian missile. And it would probably go something like
"Sorry, mind if I explode? Ooops looks like I'm going to explode anyway, sorry. Sorry about that. Sorry."

about 2 months ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

myowntrueself Re:Except, of course, they have to prove you can (560 comments)

Sure, but lying is perjury. He shouldn't be compelled to incriminate himself according to the fifth amendment.

False confession of guilt as part of a plea bargain is also perjury but it happens all the time.

about 3 months ago
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San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

myowntrueself Re:They hate our freedom (404 comments)

Dislike it all you want, but people have freedom to do as they want.

'Free country' doesn't mean what you think it means.

Eg:
Free Speech Zone

about 3 months ago
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Supermicro Fails At IPMI, Leaks Admin Passwords

myowntrueself Re:Anyone who trusted SuperMicro... (102 comments)

I have literally never had a complaint with an intel motherboard except when it had onboard ATI graphics — Mach64CT, what a POS, you couldn't even trust it to provide a framebuffer without getting the colors wrong.

server mainboards, who cares about the colors? That includes windows.

But how will you know your Windows server has crashed unless you can see the blue screen?? If its purple or green how will you even know?!?!?

about 3 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

myowntrueself Hybrid/Electric? (619 comments)

So did shares in Tesla go up on this news? Expected increases in Prius sales?

about 3 months ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

myowntrueself Re:And other stuff (378 comments)

Usually they'll use that to threaten the suspect into a plea bargin. Either admit guilt and go to jail for five years, or fight it and they'll do the best they can to send you for fifty.

What amazes me about this plea bargain system is that if you are, in fact, innocent and you 'plea bargain' to plead guilty and get off lightly aren't you purgering yourself (ie lying under oath about your guilt)?

Not that I'd expect a conversation to go like:
"If you plead guilty you get 5 years but if you fight we'll see you locked away for 50"
"But I'm innocent, wouldn't that be purgery?"
"Oh yeah true, you can go then."

about 3 months ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

myowntrueself Re:Continued development (475 comments)

If the last current build is secure why should we need continued development? The tool is out there and it works. I don't see that as a problem.

Possibly some service pack for windows will make truecrypt stop working on that platform. This could easily be engineered and 'requested' in an NSL to MS.

For Linux, less likely but perhaps some changes to the kernel could do it, less likely to be from an NSL though.

about 4 months ago
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B-52 Gets First Full IT Upgrade Since 1961

myowntrueself Re:I wonder (190 comments)

Still being used purely for counterinsurgency operations.

Only true, today, because that's the only kind of wars the US is fighting at this time. But B-52s absolutely are used in other roles than counterinsurgency.

"B-52s also played a role in Operation Iraqi Freedom," long before the insurgency even began.

"B-52 strikes were an important part of Operation Desert Storm," in which the US did not face a notable insurgency.

"B-52 had the highest mission capable rate of the three types of heavy bombers operated by the USAF in 2001."

Right, so when its not used *in* counterinsurgency operations its used to set up the conditions for a nice long running counterinsurgency operation.

about 4 months ago
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B-52 Gets First Full IT Upgrade Since 1961

myowntrueself Re:I wonder (190 comments)

Given the number of cruise missiles it carries - yes it is. If you absolutly, positively need to fuck up someone's day, a B52 is still one of the ebst weapons to do it.

Still being used purely for counterinsurgency operations.

about 4 months ago

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