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Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

secondhand_Buddah Re:Also... (165 comments)

Seeing as it is gospel, I would recommend clay tablets.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

secondhand_Buddah Re:XBMC ftw (420 comments)

XMBC also functions as a DNLA server when it is running

about 6 months ago
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University Developing Technology To Vote On Your Tablet, Smartphone

secondhand_Buddah Re:So now... (259 comments)

The whole issue here is to be able to determine whether your vote was actually counted. A hashing schema could be used to create an anonymous identifier per vote cast so that we could have an open and safe voting system

about 7 months ago
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University Developing Technology To Vote On Your Tablet, Smartphone

secondhand_Buddah Re:So now... (259 comments)

Publically accountable voting can work, especially if voting is extended to issues too.

about 7 months ago
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Senator Bernie Sanders Asks NSA If Agency Is Spying On Congress

secondhand_Buddah Re:Double question (363 comments)

Yes I agree with this. This may be how the NSA is legally circumventing the system. They get the GCHQ to spy on the US Citizens, while the NSA spies on everyone else on earth. This may very well be why the secret courts keep on saying the system is legal.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?

secondhand_Buddah Re:simple (381 comments)

You are 100% correct. Everything Hitler and his regime did was legal - pretty much like everything the US government is doing is legal.

1 year,17 days
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British Airways Set To Bring Luggage Tags Into the 21st Century

secondhand_Buddah Idiocracy dawns (123 comments)

Great!! So I will now be able to monitor my bags being jetted off to some exotic destination in real-time, while I go in the opposite direction. Isn't technology wonderful?

1 year,21 days
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Beware the Internet

secondhand_Buddah I'm glad the internet lifted the veil (314 comments)

I think the author longs for the bygone era when journalists were the primary source of how the majority of people shaped our personal views of the world. I for one, am glad that the veil has been lifted.

1 year,24 days
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WA Post Publishes 4 More Slides On Data Collection From Google, Et Al

secondhand_Buddah Re: Illegal power without Constitutional authority (180 comments)

How long before we find out that CAs are part of the whole spying industry also?

There is very high likelihood that they are . Verisign was founded by a group of ex CIA/FBI directors back in the 90's, who resigned to start Verisign. This happened after the Clipper chip program got canned. (The US government wanted to build a legal backdoor into every computer running the Clipper cryptographic system.)

Its the same reason that they bought Thawte from Mark Shuttleworth for about a $1 billion dollars. He controlled a significant amount of HTTPS encryopted HTTPS traffic via his start-up.

I suspect that Most HTTPS traffic can be decrypted on the fly by the US spy organisations.

1 year,25 days
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Google Asks Government For More Transparency, Other Groups Push Back Against NSA

secondhand_Buddah Re:https (323 comments)

You are correct. They have access to the root certs. HTTPS using commercial PKI it totally accessible on the fly by US government surveillance agencies.

about a year ago
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In France, a Showcase of What Can Go Wrong With Online Voting

secondhand_Buddah The possabilites (177 comments)

The main benefit of a workable electronic voting system is that we will be able to vote more regularly on a range of issues, taking some of the power away from the politicians. I think that this may be one of the primary reasons why Diebold, who can produce near perfect ATMS, cant/wont build an accurate voting system.

about a year ago
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Engineering the $325,000 Burger

secondhand_Buddah Re:I hope (353 comments)

And of course:

- religious vegetarian
- religious vegan

about a year ago
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Real-Time Gmail Spying a 'Top Priority' For FBI This Year

secondhand_Buddah Re:Any communication channel (283 comments)

I think the premise would be OK if it wasn't for the fact that a library full of statutes of actions that could put you on the wrong side of the law exists. In terms of the law, are all transgressors - all it takes is a little time, to find the charge to level at you.

about a year ago
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Smartphone Screen Real Estate: How Big Is Big Enough?

secondhand_Buddah size counts (320 comments)

I think that 15.6" with a fold out keyboard should just about do it.

about a year ago
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EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games

secondhand_Buddah Re:And in a nod to Xzibit (303 comments)

EA are planning on getting a banking license?

about a year ago
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Windows Phone 8 Having Trouble Attracting Developers

secondhand_Buddah Re:Well, Yeah (268 comments)

Well, I have been burnt by Microsoft phones twice already. Almost 3 times.
I most certainly will never buy another one until the phones can be upgraded to the latest OS version over time.

about a year and a half ago
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Reiser4 File System Still In Development

secondhand_Buddah state sponsored development (317 comments)

On the bight side, Hans might have a 20 year all expenses paid development cycle ahead of him. Think of the contribution he could make if allowed to.
Talk about making productive use of prisoners time.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Game For Young Kids?

secondhand_Buddah Coding for fun (338 comments)

Get the little buggers to code some unit tests in VI.

about 2 years ago
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US Air Force's 1950s Supersonic Flying Saucer Declassified

secondhand_Buddah Re:so all those people weren't crazy (300 comments)

why would aliens put flashing lights on an interstellar space craft?

There may be intergalactic travel laws that we are privvy to yet....

about 2 years ago

Submissions

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secondhand_Buddah secondhand_Buddah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Secondhand_Buddah writes "I'm not sure how this got overlooked, but the 17th Ocrober 2006 was a significant day in American history. It was the day that Habeas Corpus was suspended.

In terms of The Constitution of the United States, Article 1, Section 9:
"The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it."

The fact that it has been suspended is extremely significant. It has been in effect since 1789. This article provides an overview of what the Millitary Commissions Act, signed by the President on Tuesday, means to the American Citizens and their civil rights. Your civil rights are can now be determined at the whim of President Bush. Without sounding dramatic, this effectivly gives President Bush the ability to Dictate the law in any area that he deems to be a threat to national security.

Boy, I am so glad that I am not an American living in America today..."

Journals

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secondhand_Buddah secondhand_Buddah writes  |  more than 8 years ago Post One. Day One. Welcome to the bleeding edge. I intend to use this journal to document information for public knowlege, and sometimes amusement.

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