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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

qeveren Re:There is no "almost impossible" (228 comments)

Well, with the exception of a random, message-length one-time pad. Technically even that can be brute-forced, but even then you have no way of telling which result is the original message.

yesterday
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

qeveren Re:Successful troll is successful (198 comments)

"Also, there are rumors at KSC..."

Whoa whoa, I'm not sure you guys want the Kerbals to be building rockets for you...

4 days ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

qeveren Re:Strange (131 comments)

No, see... they get all the protections of common carrier status, but none of the responsibilities. Because reasons. Many billions of reasons.

4 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

qeveren Re:How Many Ways Can This Kill You (589 comments)

Your attacker almost certainly has their weapon ready before you do, even when you have a normal firearm. You go for your gun. Your attacker kills you.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

qeveren Cue death threats... (589 comments)

... from the pro-gun lobby. Because nothing says reasonable discourse like threatening to kill people.

about a week ago
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The downside of police having cameras

qeveren I'm all for it... (3 comments)

If something is being picked up by a police officer's body-cam, then there's probably already a reason for said police officer to be there.

Not that I really care if everyone wants to record everything with Google Glass, either.

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

qeveren Re:Sigh (341 comments)

Canada is not a one-party-consent polity for recording conversations, IIRC.

about three weeks ago
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3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX

qeveren Re:What? (393 comments)

Remember, the instant the government spends money, it vanishes down a black hole, disappearing entirely without any positive effect on the economy. The government paying companies to make things for them in no way creates any value whatsoever, nope. Better to just cut taxes because, as everyone knows, demand follows supply and not the other way around!

about a month ago
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Senator Al Franken Accuses AT&T of "Skirting" Net Neutrality Rules

qeveren Re:because: Republicans (81 comments)

No fan of the Republicans here, but enforcement is the Executive Branch's bailiwick. :/

about 2 months ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

qeveren Re:This one will be quick. (311 comments)

Pretty sure you need a massive lobbying brigade in order to qualify for Safe Harbor protections. :P

about 2 months ago
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$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

qeveren Re:Kickstarter/Amazon still get their cut (448 comments)

I've noticed that the "report this kickstarter" links that the support pages refer to no longer exist, either. :p

about 3 months ago
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US Pushing Local Police To Keep Quiet On Cell-Phone Surveillance Technology

qeveren I guess by "debate", Obama really means... (253 comments)

... you complaining while he plugs his ears and yells LA LA LA LA LA. XD

about 3 months ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

qeveren Re:Absolutely disgusting (875 comments)

I think you've misspelled 'United States' in your post, there.

about 3 months ago
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Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs

qeveren Re:lawl. (417 comments)

Yep. Cut those social services, but boy do we need some new, untested, and buggy-as-hell jet fighters.

about 3 months ago
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Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs

qeveren Re:Russia (417 comments)

Actually, Canada does have nuclear weapons, after a fashion. IIRC there are some located on US military bases in Canadian territory, to be released to Canadian control in the event of ... well, the end of the world I guess. XD

about 3 months ago
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Lepton Universality In Question, a Standard Model Assumption

qeveren Re:Particles are more unique than thought (62 comments)

Actually, you're entirely wrong. Subatomic particles of the same type are fundamentally indistinguishable from each other.

about 3 months ago
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EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence

qeveren Re:Destroying evidence should have worse penalty (269 comments)

It's called 'spoilation inference', and actually works kinda like that. Not so much an automatic guilty as "the destroyed evidence shows conscience of guilt and therefore strongly supports the opposing side".

about 3 months ago
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EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence

qeveren Re:So... to summarise: (269 comments)

That's... sort of how it works, but not exactly. Depending on the jurisdiction involved, this leads to 'spoilation inference', where the destroyed evidence is considered 'conscience of guilt' and the court will consider the destroyed evidence as strongly against the spoiling party.

about 3 months ago
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In First American TV Interview, Snowden Talks Accountability and Patriotism

qeveren Re:Snowden's lies (389 comments)

What would be the point of copies? You'd just then shout, "They're obviously faaaaaake!"

about 4 months ago

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Actually Take These Petitions Seriously...

qeveren qeveren writes  |  more than 2 years ago

qeveren (318805) writes "The White House's "We the People" site is intended to give the general populace a means of raising issues via petition, and those that receive enough signatures within a specific time frame will be answered... unless they're inconvenient."
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