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Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

spacepimp Re:Lies, damn lies, and "market caps" (143 comments)

Having the transactional currency controlled and flowed through a single institution removes the benefits that something like a Bitcoin brings to the table. The point was no central point of control because every currency gets bent to someones advantage.

3 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

spacepimp Re:Land of the free (575 comments)

People viewing the way SONY wanted to neuter DNS and the visibility of awful collusion in the movie industry towards attacking Google and free speech hasn't gone entirely unnoticed. Serves them right is stronger now than it ever would have been.

3 days ago
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Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th

spacepimp Re:Google needs to share (183 comments)

For what you are saying to be correct they could have used robots.txt. They did not do that. The other facet that contradicts your comment is that the payment was mandatory. A news publication, blog or anyone cannot choose not to mandate the payment. So forward thinking next generation news sites cannot decide their own model. If these sites are so concerned about remaining profitable by the money Google was preventing them from gathering they could put up a pay wall as well. Oh wait no one is going to pay these cronied sites for their news, because it isn't valuable.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

spacepimp Re:Safety? (250 comments)

I think they were using the the NSA dictionary of safety and protect... If that helps...

about two weeks ago
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How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations

spacepimp Re:Honest question ... (148 comments)

You and your premonitions are worth doodelysquat... There are congressional members who are given info to over see the NSA and they are quite vocally denouncing the excesses of the NSA. You might also realize at some point that other members of the NSA are leaking the abuses..If you and your premonitions know more than CIA leaders/NSA leaders and congressional over site members then we are doomed. Luckily your premonitions are worthwhile to anyone but with a brain little enough to think you might have something useful to add.

about two weeks ago
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How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations

spacepimp Re:Standard M.O. (148 comments)

There are plenty of people who can take authority. They can defund the NSA. They can disband the NSA. They can add new layers of oversight to the NSA> Just because they haven't doesn't mean there is no one who can./ Remember they did defund the TIA in early 2000's... Then they allowed it to side step and rename itself and begin operating anew. I think legally at this point, if defunded to resume operation under a new name would be seen as the complete refusal to operate within the charters it was held to.

about two weeks ago
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How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations

spacepimp Re:Standard M.O. (148 comments)

Surprised? No... Concerned that US Citizens are being illegally monitored in their communications by the NSA? Yes... This is illegal monitoring of people who pose no threat to the US or their citizens. Monitoring them without a valid warrant with a description of what the threat they pose is is illegal.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

spacepimp Re:Baity question (446 comments)

What are the exact ways into an encryption released in open source Android, where the key is offered in TNO security, which Google never sees? I get the hypothetical, but what back door do they have if the OS is compiled from source by the end user?

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

spacepimp Re:First (446 comments)

Android isn't sold. It is open source. There is no sale of the OS which occurs. PGP already fought the battle about legal distribution of a means of encryption.

about three weeks ago
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New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps

spacepimp Re:Why is encryption not standard? (90 comments)

There is an encrypted Whats App. Secondly it hasn't been common practice to encrypt all data on closed fiber systems thinking this sort of thing wasn't occurring. Seeing that the fiber interconnects are tapped complete encryption of all data is something that some companies are working on implementing.

about three weeks ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

spacepimp Re:Shocking (224 comments)

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is about two years old. (pedantic I know)

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

spacepimp Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

Actually that isn't how the shots broke down. There were shots to the arm and hand (grazing) shots to the face/head. One or two to the top of the head and some torso shots. If you aren't aware of the facts don't use them.

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

spacepimp Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

Actually the first shot was the hand shot, which was when he was at the car. The last shot was the top of the head. I read that there were three top of the head shot which would indicate his head was down at the end of the altercation.

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

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

I am saying that you should make it clear you don't consent. If you give the cop whatever he asks for out of fear of violence (IE consenting to an illegal search) then we have already lost. I didn't suggest being non compliant, I said never consent to an illegal search, and only give ID if the policeman has a legally entitled reason for the request. Otherwise the only thing that happens is the behavior gets reinforced.

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

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

Who said anything about arguing? Saying calmly to the policeman that I do not consent to the search is now arguing? If you bend and consent to the search then there is no recourse to the cop. He broke no laws if you consent. So what neutral ground is there to fight on? He got via threat of violence what he legally couldn't, and is in the right. That only reinforces this sort of aggressive behavior on the cop side.

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

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

If you think saying "I do not consent to this search" is belligerent then you've already lost. How exactly do you have a single drop of recourse to the policeman if you consent to the search he has no right to perform? Once you do it is legal. He is using threats of violence to influence you into dropping your rights. Why is it this entire page is filled with people who think that calmly asserting your rights is belligerent and deserved of police brutality?

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

spacepimp Re:Obligatory (481 comments)

You can't sue them if you consent to being searched. You cannot sue them if they demand ID and then you produce it. In the end being arrested for upholding my rights is something I can sue for. Otherwise they can search and beat me all day and be completely in their rights about it.

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

spacepimp Re:Education versus racism (481 comments)

There is nothing about saying. I do not consent to this search, or in showing you identification that makes you belligerent. Once you have given your ID or consent to search you cannot sue, as they've not broken any laws. It isn't uncooperative to say you are going to operate within your rights. It isn't illegal for them to search if you've said go for it so what would you then sue them for?

about a month ago

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