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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

qeveren Re:Translation ... (369 comments)

Assuming you make it to trial.

yesterday
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

qeveren Re:I got the perfect title for it (226 comments)

I was always fond of playing the Scumbag Humans(tm), sucking up all friendly-like to whoever was in the lead and 'helpfully' placing 'defensive' fleets (strangely consisting entirely of planetary bombardment designs and troop transports) around my ally's planets. __

about a week ago
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

qeveren Re:A Boom in Civilization (226 comments)

To anyone for whom interstellar travel is feasible, 'limited resources' isn't a thing that exists. There's literally nothing to fight over. Well, realistically speaking. A game in no way has to be (or should necessarily be) realistic.

about a week ago
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

qeveren Re:anything has to be better than beyond earth (226 comments)

I'm still bewildered that Firaxis actually cannot find a way to make a turn-based game function in multiplayer. I'm pretty sure like every other developer on the planet has managed this feat, but somehow not Firaxis.

about a week ago
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Several European Countries Lay Groundwork For Heavier Internet Censorhip

qeveren Re:WTF (319 comments)

I guess they want to lock it away someplace safe to make sure no terrorism gets on it or anything. XD

about two weeks ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

qeveren Re:Interesting (139 comments)

I'm pretty certain thermal imaging was already ruled a 'search' and required a warrant, so I'm not sure why using active radar is even a question to this judge...

about a month ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

qeveren Re:Tree of liberty (360 comments)

He was a guest on Top Gear, that counts right?

about a month ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

qeveren Re:Fire all the officers? (515 comments)

This reminds me that one can be disqualified for being hired as a police officer for scoring too high on an IQ test.

about a month and a half ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

qeveren Re:in other news... (225 comments)

I imagine the beam diameter is larger at the source, converging on the target. This keeps the flux(?) low enough at the source not to incinerate its own optics.

about a month and a half ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

qeveren Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (481 comments)

I'm not sure one can say "gun control is tighter in the cities" when the cities are basically located in a sea of guns.

about 2 months ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

qeveren Re:I paid for beta access, and it was worth it (473 comments)

Honestly I don't either. If they make the ads fit the atmosphere of the game and aren't being intrusive, then hey a new revenue stream for them I guess.

about 2 months ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

qeveren Re:I paid for beta access, and it was worth it (473 comments)

This 'small detail', unfortunately, leaves a number of backers who were depending on an offline mode - that they understood all this time they were going to get - basically shit-out-of-luck. That's kind of hard to let go.

Anyway, the real reason single-player offline got ditched is because the game is going to include technology to upload real-life advertising into the game world. It's right there in the EULA.

about 2 months ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

qeveren Re: don't use biometrics (328 comments)

It can take a long time to get into court. And while you wait, they'll be ruining your life.

about 3 months ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

qeveren Yeah, the biometrics companies... (328 comments)

Have GOT to be loving this decision. I hope nobody here on /. holds stock in any of them... XD

about 3 months ago
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Is the Outrage Over the FBI's Seattle Times Tactics a Knee-Jerk Reaction?

qeveren What I'm doing is just fine, (206 comments)

...because over there someone is doing something obviously much worse! That's how it works, right?

about 3 months ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

qeveren Re:Prison time (275 comments)

More recently, the sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in the head during a no-knock raid in Detroit.

about 3 months ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

qeveren Re:children during halloween? (475 comments)

...and if you ban things that are similar to child pornography couldn't you also ban images of women with small breasts because they evoke thoughts of children? (paraphrase)

Kind of like Australia, then?

about 3 months ago

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Actually Take These Petitions Seriously...

qeveren qeveren writes  |  about 3 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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