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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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 1 month 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 2 months ago
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Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

stevez67 Norm makes the original argument with his data (137 comments)

It doesn't matter what you call it ... declining or dilution ... the end result is fewer women in CS career fields than men. The effect is less a less robust CS field and the resulting negatives that come along with a technology field operating with blinders.

about 2 months ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

stevez67 Who "needs"? (269 comments)

I love when someone writes drivel assuming what they think is what everyone needs or wants.

about a month ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

stevez67 Re:I'm glad (179 comments)

And then you connected to the internet to make it all work and your emails and files were routed through Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft datacenters and your effort was wasted.

about 2 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

stevez67 What's sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose (179 comments)

Every country (and reasonably sized corporation) on the planet is doing the same thing, always has done the same thing, always will do the same thing. Only fools believe their online activity is safe from snooping or ever will be.

about 2 months ago
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

stevez67 Every defendant makes the same claim (208 comments)

Remember the old adage; don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Ross needs to stop whining and pull up his big boy pants and take what he's got coming. If it hadn't been the US gov't it would have been another gov't that took him down. Ross should be happy it was the USA. Some of the less polite gov'ts would have just wacked him, dumped him in the ocean, and saved the legal expenses.

about 2 months ago
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Study Weighs In On the Reliability of Eyewitness Testimony

stevez67 Reader's Digest Version (102 comments)

Eyewitnesses testimony is not nearly as accurate as one would have hoped.

about 3 months ago
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iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors

stevez67 Re:People trust their phones with their lives (72 comments)

If you are one of the mobile phone developers who think the security of mobile phone operating systems is in any way acceptable and you jailbreak your device to make it more secure, you will have blood on your hands. FTFY

about 3 months ago

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