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Government Sent 2,000+ National Security Letters To AT&T In 2013

nigelo Re:Don't panic! (67 comments)

> 3K NSLs is 600 per state,

Mathematics. Please study it.

about a month ago

HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

nigelo Re:Move on (573 comments)


about 2 months ago

AMD Confirms Kaveri APU Is a 512-GPU Core Integrated Processor

nigelo Re:Yeah i don't get it (130 comments)

He said it on accident.

about 5 months ago

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

nigelo Re:Bragging about torture (390 comments)

>I guess there must be some magic key that controls the press when you get elected to the highest office to serve the people.

Yes, I think it is the fact that you are elected to the highest office to serve the people, don't you?

about 6 months ago

Call Yourself a Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights

nigelo Re:Stallman would have something to say about this (488 comments)

'When referred to as "scare quotes", the quotation marks are suggested to imply skepticism or disagreement with the quoted terminology.'

I was curious about the answer, so I did what you should have done instead of just posting the obvious link and followed your link and posted the answer. :P

about 6 months ago

No Upper Bound On Phone Record Collection, Says NSA

nigelo Re:NSA Directory Keith Alexander in a nutshell (238 comments)

... and if we had voted out all the incumbents, you believe that the FISA legislation would have magically disappeared?

about 7 months ago

Myst Was Supposed To Change the Face of Gaming. What Is Its Legacy?

nigelo Re:as it turns out... (374 comments)

Bit of a damp squid, eh?

about 7 months ago

MIT Research: Encryption Less Secure Than We Thought

nigelo Re:Interesting times (157 comments)

There, there - They're there.

about 8 months ago

First California AMBER Alert Shows AT&T's Emergency Alerts Are a Mess

nigelo Re:This is pure security theater (380 comments)

> This is as beautiful an example of idiotic, worthless, counterproductive security theater as we've seen.

On the contrary, this kind of episode will easily increase the acceptance of automated license-plate scanning by the general population, if only because it *could* stop the need for these kinds of messages.

about 8 months ago

Campaign To Kill CAPTCHA Kicks Off

nigelo Re:sounds like a wetware problem (558 comments)

> Why can't there be a captcha showing a picture and three buttons with possible answers?

Well, ~33 per cent will be correct due to chance, which isn't a very good success rate considering there may be BILLIONS of bot-members posting spam.

So, a picture and 10,000 possible answers? Might be considered clumsy.

about 8 months ago

New for 2013: An In-Depth Analysis of Kubrick's 2001: a Space Odyssey

nigelo Re:Good luck with that (164 comments)

I disagree.

I'm sorry you didn't like the book, but if you did, you might see that the enjoying the film pretty much requires you to like the book.

about 9 months ago

Google Raises Campaign Funds For Climate Change Denier

nigelo Re:Out of touch much? (365 comments)

> 9) consider quotes from dead famous people as gospel if they support our agenda.

That *is* the definition of 'gospel', surely?

about 9 months ago

MS Handed NSA Access To Encrypted Chat & Email

nigelo Re:Burying the lede (379 comments)

> They play with English a bit.

Mount Everest is a bit of a hill, too, I suppose? ;-)

about 9 months ago

The Average Movie Theater Has Hundreds of Screens

nigelo Re:Too Bright (924 comments)

I suppose we could fix this by calling it a PI Number, but then every idiot will have 3142 as the combination for their luggage.

about 10 months ago

Firefox 22 Released, Boosts 3-D Gaming and Video Calls

nigelo Re:Are there still memory leaks? (156 comments)

I'm pretty sure that closing a tab will not free up the memory in Firefox immediately due to the 'closed tab caching' (may not be the right jargon) that goes on in Firefox.

I'm talking about the ability to un-close a tab - right-click on any tab header and choose 'Undo close tab'.

Please feel free to correct me if I'm off-base here.

about 10 months ago

Firefox 22 Released, Boosts 3-D Gaming and Video Calls

nigelo Re:Are there still memory leaks? (156 comments)

Memory leaks are normally attributable to the plug-ins used, rather than Firefox, nowadays.

Unfortunately, memory leaks are usually blamed on the browser, not on a plug-in, regardless of the cause.

about 10 months ago


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