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New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild

stevez67 The fly in the ointment ... (128 comments)

" ... the number of escapees was so small as to be undetectable." Until the undetectable escapees start multiplying and sudeenly they're detectable.

2 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

stevez67 An attitude that's good for his business (225 comments)

You have to take everyone's perspective into account. He wants all the info he can get, for free.

2 days ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

stevez67 Google's track record (237 comments)

They thought Google+ and Glass were good ideas too.

5 days ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

stevez67 Communication has never been secure (556 comments)

Snail mail and land line phones were never secure, all it took was a search warrant/court order (really easy to get) and the police had it. Email is no different. All the ranting about the NSA and government intrusion just diverts from the fact that; 1) if you don't want anyone to hear what you say, don't say it. 2) if you don't want anyone to read what you write, don't write it down. The USA founding fathers lived with the knowledge that they would be held accountable for what they said and wrote, and today it's no different.

about a week ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

stevez67 TV? (148 comments)

Who wastes their time watching the "lowest common denominator" garbage troweled out on TV?

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

stevez67 Re:The truth of the matter (629 comments)

"This is standard stuff" - like being a d*ck is ok because it's standard? The only thing standard about the 90-day notice is someone made it up. Can't imagine who lol. "Keep vulnerabilities out of the NSA toolkit" - your tinfoil beanie is slipping. This is just another case of a big tech company being a-holes just because they can be.

about two weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

stevez67 Definition (161 comments)

Hacked = CEO and CFO ran off with the money

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

stevez67 Re:Honest question ... (148 comments)

Everyone has been spying on everyone else in every imaginable way (and some unimaginable ways) since time immemorial. Only the fundamentally naive and those who didn't, and still don't, care thought/think no one was/is spying. Nothing has changed and the world hasn't ended ... but several pseudo-journalists make a decent living fanning the flames of paranoia amongst the conspiracy theorists.

about 2 months ago
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10-Year-Old iTunes DRM Lawsuit Heading To Trial

stevez67 Re:Change in operations instead of cash.... (246 comments)

I'd like to put Chevy parts in my BMW, but it's neither Chevy's nor BMW's problem, it's a problem with me feeling self-entitled to have things "my" way regardless the realities of life.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

stevez67 In the news today (436 comments)

An imbecile makes threats specifically against his ex-wife and local police, then tries to hide behind "freedom of speech" after they took his intimidating and threatening rants (calling them rap lyrics is being way too generous) seriously. I guess he thought this was golf and he'd get a mulligan.

about 2 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing

stevez67 A flight risk? (166 comments)

I didn't know Kim Dotcom could fly. Float, maybe.

about 2 months ago
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New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps

stevez67 Snowden? (90 comments)

Besides being the subject of a lot of clickbait, exactly what has he accomplished?

about a month ago
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Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

stevez67 He doesn't want it to end (243 comments)

Because then he becomes even more irrelevant than he already is.

about 2 months ago
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Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success

stevez67 Games are getting to be like TV shows (33 comments)

Everything is a boring clone of some other game. so lacking the ability to raise capital through the usual investment channels this one has decided to fleece the kickstarter crowd.

about 2 months ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

stevez67 What he specifically means (450 comments)

Any decision he disagrees with is a) any document or rule he disagrees with is toxic, b) any decision he disagrees with is misguided, and c) he's taking his ball and going home.

about 3 months ago
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Court Order: Butterfly Labs Bitcoins To Be Sold

stevez67 Re:Nice (66 comments)

Recognizing the value of an asset (e.g. stocks, bonds, paintings, sculptures and etc.) doesn't confer legitimacy as a currency.

about 3 months ago
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Is Public Debate of Trade Agreements Against the Public Interest?

stevez67 Re:Of course not. (219 comments)

There is no democratic process in international treaties and agreements and only a naive person would suggest there was. In international trade, as in any business agreement or contract negotiation, both parties are out to get as much from the other side in the agreement as they can while giving up as little as possible. And as negotiations proceed it's common for things to be included in the bargaining that the proposer has no intention of actually giving away or accepting ... it's just part of the negotiations. Open the negotiations up publicly and no deal would ever be reached because neither side would be allowed to compromise.

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

stevez67 Re:Oh, so long as it's precise... (206 comments)

the press is too busy pretending to be a news organization to impersonate a government organization.

about 3 months ago

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