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RMS: How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?

stanlyb Short Answer: NONE (264 comments)

Long Answer: only the sky is the limit.

about a year ago
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Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban

stanlyb Re:Hmmm (548 comments)

Free? Market? Free Market?

about a year ago
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Grocery Store "Smart Shelves" Will Identify Customers, Show Targeted Ads

stanlyb Just like google... (274 comments)

They promised to not use your personal data until....they changed TOS. Then they promised to use it only for ads....until they changed TOS. Then they promised not to f**** you......until they changed TOS.

about a year ago
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Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban

stanlyb Re:Dear MINISTRY OF TRUTH (548 comments)

You forgot this one:
King Rat - James Clavell.

about a year ago
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Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban

stanlyb Back to the dead tree books... (548 comments)

Amazing, the only way to read psychoanalysis is from the library.....
I wonder what Sigmund Freud would say about the hidden message here.

about a year ago
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Extreme Complexity of Scientific Data Driving New Math Techniques

stanlyb career in NSA anyone? (107 comments)

Anyone who manage to invent a new methods for analyzing such a big data will get job...you guess where....

about a year ago
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The Linux Backdoor Attempt of 2003

stanlyb Re:OMG enough: 2 = infinity (360 comments)

Yep, if no one has seen any aliens, you could assume that they don't exist. BUT, if you see even one alien, you could say that they are everywhere.
Simple math man, 2 = infinity .

about a year ago
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The Linux Backdoor Attempt of 2003

stanlyb Re:OMG enough (360 comments)

Under normal circumstances, you are right. But keeping in mind all the leaks, and all the multi-billion data centers, which no one but the government is using....kinda of changes everything.

about a year ago
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HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

stanlyb Re:Runnin' on Empty... (477 comments)

Since when USA became a comunist country? Working as much as i you are willing to, getting as much benefits, as you see fit...

about a year ago
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What Are the Genuinely Useful Ideas In Programming?

stanlyb Re:Design/architecture (598 comments)

Wrong, they are 99%. The "engineers", who does not even know what svn is, for example.

about a year ago
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What Are the Genuinely Useful Ideas In Programming?

stanlyb Sanity (598 comments)

You would be surprised how many delusional, idiot developers are out there.

about a year ago
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Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

stanlyb Re:Remember kids... (871 comments)

That's why you have to follow the letter when you are arguing your ticket. And because most of the cops who are sloppy, are actually sloppy, that means that they did not follow the letter, and made some mistake, big or little, does not matter, as long as this mistake invalidates your ticket.

about a year ago
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Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

stanlyb Man, you better take some history lessons (871 comments)

And then give me only one, i repeat, only ONE example of "goooood" government.
......
Still waiting....anyway, another flaw in your "thinking" process: society N.E. sum of individuals. Man, for real, take some math courses too, please.
Another flaw: "crime"....You do know that kissing your wife at public space is a crime...in China? Oh, sorry, i forgot, you dont have wife, and you dont kiss her at all.
Just for the record, there are only limit number of statutes, and limit number of amendments. i would say less than 100 in total. Not 10 000 rules, conditions, etc. And no, all these 10k "things" are just that, rules, not laws, in any meaning of the word. So breaking any of these "rules" is not a crime. Sorry man, take some other courses too.....actually, why don't you just go to preschool and start from the beginning?

about a year ago
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Former Microsoft Privacy Chief Doesn't Trust Company, Uses Open Source Software

stanlyb Re:Now, also make it understandable (199 comments)

Nope, the next obvious step is to use only compiler which you compiled by yourself.

about a year ago
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NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race To Create Offshore Havens For Data Privacy

stanlyb Re:doesn't europe spy as well? (166 comments)

Actually, it is the opposite. I don't know what kind of idiot did make your opinion "Interesting", but you both need some special medical attention.
Or with other words, the more decentralized the network, the harder for any entity to eavesdrop on all of them. Do i really have to prove it? Really???

about a year ago
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NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race To Create Offshore Havens For Data Privacy

stanlyb Re:doesn't europe spy as well? (166 comments)

But you have to admit, no one could compete with NSA, not in a 100 years....the irony.

about a year ago
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NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race To Create Offshore Havens For Data Privacy

stanlyb Re:Consolidation in the Cloud? (166 comments)

There is only one little problem: The IP addresses are limited. Of course, if every country does setup their internal network, and if you want to connect to your home computer only while you are not leaving your country, then it will work pretty well. Of course, it means BYE-BYE internet, HELLO intranet, but nevertheless, we are fast going this way....

about a year ago
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NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race To Create Offshore Havens For Data Privacy

stanlyb Re:"Offshore data havens" indeed (166 comments)

All of them, except Facebook are "public" records anyway, no point of trying to hide them. But facebook? which could tell stories about your personal life and contacts and feelings???

about a year ago
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NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race To Create Offshore Havens For Data Privacy

stanlyb Re:Sealand... (166 comments)

Be happy there is no "-1", as it would be you getting it, LOL.

about a year ago

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Holder Criticizes Stand-Your-Ground Laws

stanlyb stanlyb writes  |  about a year ago

stanlyb (1839382) writes "

Attorney General Eric Holder attacked "stand-your-ground laws" three days after the acquittal of a man in last year's shooting of an unarmed Florida teen, saying in a speech that such laws encourage more violence than they prevent.

Tell me nonbeliever, but after all the lies and lack of "backbone this man demonstrated, do you trust him this idea is for good?
I have only comment for you, once this law becomes obsolete, then nothing will stop anyone to just come, robe you, abuse you, rape you, and the leave in one piece."

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SOPA for scientist

stanlyb stanlyb writes  |  more than 2 years ago

stanlyb (1839382) writes "Every new day, a new SOPA arises. In this case it is called "Research Works Act (RWA)". Or from the article: "If passed, the Research Works Act (RWA) would prohibit the NIH's public access policy and anything similar enacted by other federal agencies, locking publicly funded research behind paywalls. The result would be an ethical disaster: preventable deaths in developing countries, and an incalculable loss for science in the USA and worldwide. The only winners would be publishing corporations such as Elsevier (£724m profits on revenues of £2b in 2010 – an astounding 36% of revenue taken as profit).""
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New U.S.-Canada border deal aims to cut bottleneck

stanlyb stanlyb writes  |  more than 2 years ago

stanlyb (1839382) writes "It is an "old" news, but having in mind the new coming "treaty" with the USA media goliats, i mean USA government, it all becomes to make sense. From the article: "WASHINGTON—Canada and the United States have pledged to overhaul border relations to save money and remove hassles but in return Ottawa will be exchanging more information on Canadian travellers and visitors with U.S. officials, a move that is raising concerns. The agreement, which will bring far-reaching changes to travel, police intelligence and commercial relations between the two countries, was given high-level endorsement in a White House meeting by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama here Wednesday afternoon. In addition to overhauling border operations, Canada and the United States are proposing to harmonize regulations on things like vehicle standards, food regulation and over-the-counter drugs in hopes of creating more efficient economic activity on both sides of the border."
And just for the record, one side effect of this treaty is that CANADA is going to effectively pay for screening, which the USA will use....ironic, ain't?"

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Study Confirms: News Networks Owned By SOPA Suppor

stanlyb stanlyb writes  |  more than 2 years ago

stanlyb (1839382) writes "From the article: "Well, well, well. We've noted in the past that while the serious concerns about SOPA and PROTECT IP (PIPA) have been all over the web and newspapers, they've mostly been mostly been absent from cable news... companies that are owned by the biggest supporters of these bills (the one "exception" was Colbert). But can cable news really continue to ignore the story while so many people are speaking out about it? Looks like the tide may be shifting. On Friday, Fox Business Channel had on Jim Harper from the Cato Institute to explain why these are terrible ideas and how Congress is trying to rush it through despite so many concerns."."
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