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Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration

tqk Re:More stuff (108 comments)

I won't be happy until about 80% of my computer's functionality is integrated into my browser.

Dumbest (most ignorant?) statement ever? What, exactly, do you think a computer does, really? Show you cat pix?

yesterday
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Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration

tqk Re:When will they act as nodes? (108 comments)

# aptitude show tor

Tor is a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system.

  Clients choose a source-routed path through a set of relays, and negotiate a "virtual circuit"
  through the network, in which each relay knows its predecessor and successor, but no others.
  Traffic flowing down the circuit is decrypted at each relay, which reveals the downstream relay.

  Basically, Tor provides a distributed network of relays. Users bounce their TCP streams (web
  traffic, ftp, ssh, etc) around the relays, and recipients, observers, and even the relays
  themselves have difficulty learning which users connected to which destinations.

  This package enables only a Tor client by default, but it can also be configured as a relay and/or
  a hidden service easily.

  Client applications can use the Tor network by connecting to the local socks proxy interface
  provided by your Tor instance. If the application itself does not come with socks support, you can
  use a socks client such as torsocks.

You need apps which grok tor for tor to do anything useful (and I'm still trying to sort out that last bit for myself (no hurry)).

yesterday
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

tqk Re:Exact Opposite of the Obama Campaign Message (224 comments)

But he IS the one who can issue the order to stop prosecuting them.

Sure, if he wants a Daley Plaza moment of his own. You don't think he's that stupid (aka suicidal), do you?

yesterday
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

tqk Re:Transparency (224 comments)

The results are in, you won the election. You can stop pandering now and we can do whatever the hell we actually planned to do, irregardless of anything you believed or said might happen, figurehead.

FTFY.

yesterday
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

tqk Re:Obligatory quote/s (224 comments)

... wake me up when Obama starts going around assassinating dissenters with polonium ...

Ptheh. They have drones to take care of that nowadays. Polonium is so passe. Besides, poison is traditionally a female's weapon. Take that Putin.

yesterday
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

tqk Re:Nothing new (224 comments)

Oh, of course! That's why we have some of the highest per capita social welfare spending in the world, some of the toughest environmental regulations, highest corporate taxes, and highest income taxes! That's why corporations are fleeing the US; they can operate in a much more cut-throat fashion in socialist nirvanas like Canada and Ireland. How could I not have seen that!?

You're absolutely correct. Much better to be in the land of the free and home of the brave where regulatory capture is far more reliable (where cash into the right pockets can get you anything and damned near nothing can stop you, especially fscking whistleblowers trying to enforce the law of the land), and if it isn't you can tie the bastards up in court until they die of old age.

Look up the old saw, "Rose colored glasses."

yesterday
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

tqk Re:Nothing new (224 comments)

I am well aware that my freedom comes partly from people who volunteer to go to strange and unpleasant places, meet new people, and get shot at by them.

How? You don't actually believe that, do you? If so, why? How are people in foreign strange and unpleasant places possibly going to affect your freedoms? Ie., how did (specifically) Afghanistan's Taliban affect any US citizen's freedoms? By harbouring bin Laden? Last I heard, Muhammad Attah (the ringleader) spent the previous few years in Europe before 9/11. Why not invade Germany or Great Britain?

The US today is any tyrant's wet dream. It wasn't foreigners who did that to you. It's a self-inflicted injury.

2 days ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

tqk Re:is anyone really surprised here (195 comments)

Liberals will be furious at your claim...

Would you please just piss off? Haven't you yet noticed that both "Liberal" nanny-staters AND "Conservative" Don't Tread On Me! types BOTH have their hands in the cookie jar (your wallet), and have done so for a *long time*?

How you idiots can *still* be banging that librul vs. conservative drum after all we've seen for the last two centuries just amazes me.

4 days ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

tqk Re:elections are bought (465 comments)

Sure, but nobody actually falls for it, do they? You know, free will and all that?

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can We Create a Culture of Secure Behavior?

tqk Re:Wrong question (169 comments)

Invent the holodeck, that's the only way everyone can have anything.

Idiot. That buggy piece of crap damned near destroyed the ship almost every time it was used. They should've spaced the twit who came up with the idea before they had a chance to implement it..

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

tqk Re:Huh? (452 comments)

You don't even say what the fuck your company does or even what industry you're in ...

That shouldn't much matter. What the employees are engaged in and what they do might be useful information. If you can surf the web on Windows, you can do it with any OS, but if these are engineers needing Matlab or Autocad, or graphic artists needing Photoshop, it may be an uphill struggle doomed to fail miserably.

about 6 months ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

tqk Re:Is it not obvious? They have dirt on him! (312 comments)

Well, I have some residual trust in the good in people.

Yet at the same time you accuse $omeone else of blackmail. What a confused person you are.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

tqk Re:Why? Is it really necessary? (187 comments)

Never had a Linux computer hacked that I noticed. (have had Windows boxes hacked to the point they'd hardly run.)

If this box was supplying connectivity to a LAN of Windows boxes, that would be a different thing. That isn't the case here.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

tqk Re:Why? Is it really necessary? (187 comments)

... you just make sure you only enable services that you want.

I block my email program from making any network connection other than imap/smtp.

Is there an echo in here?

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

tqk Why? Is it really necessary? (187 comments)

I can understand trying to wall off Windows from what you can, but with non-Windows you just make sure you only enable services that you want. Use good passwords, lock it down so only what you want running can run, and don't listen to the script kiddies knocking on your door. Crank up the stereo.

I assume your box hangs off a router of some sort? It's probably all you need for a firewall.

about 6 months ago
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Illustrating the Socioeconomic Divide With iOS and Android

tqk iOS vs. Android, and vice versa. (161 comments)

I currently have five moderator points ("Use 'em or lose 'em."). I think I'll use 'em to down-mod the very article/submission.

-5 Flamebait.

about 6 months ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

tqk Re:So Arrest Them (207 comments)

And if the Media did, how would they portray that person? Would they describe them as a legitimate revolutionary, or as a freedom-hating terrorist?

Both, one after the other, dependent upon who won.

Besides, who knows what would happen after we started shooting politicians? I'm not sure it' a good idea.

It'll be a really bad idea for those who try it. No, I think mass armed insurrection is the only way to go. The well ordered militia will just have to gear up and go down to the statehouses and take them over. Bon chance.

about 6 months ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

tqk Re:Why can't we all... (207 comments)

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony.
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company.

"Sunshine, lollypops and
rainbows ..."

Why are we still fighting crap like this? "Those guys ..." are not people we associate with willingly, yes? So who's letting them get away with this? Somebody shoot the fsckers already! It's self-defence!

about 6 months ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

tqk Re:So Arrest Them (207 comments)

Agreed arresting them would be the just thing to do. But like all of the actions from that period their orders originated from the highest levels of the executive ...

That thing in the Constitution about rising up and revolting ... Does that include shooting your politicians? You'd think that would be a good place to start. Is anybody doing anything about that?

about 6 months ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

tqk Re:So Arrest Them (207 comments)

If it's obvious they were assaulting people without cause, why haven't they been arrested ...

Why were they hired? Who hired them, who managed them, who laid down their ground rules? Who did their performance appraisals? Who signed their cheques?

Those people can always find flunkies to do the work (need money feed family|patriotism|...). Go after "Those people."

about 6 months ago

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US Military FAIL! Service Members' History Lost, AGAIN!

tqk tqk writes  |  about 2 years ago

tqk writes "As the son of a WWII serviceman (a Flight Lieutenant/Tail Gunner in a B17 bomber) and an IT geek, I think this is appalling. On PBS Newshour last night, I saw a story about this along with an interview with the ProPublica reporter (?) who's on it. Since then, I've learned this has been going on as far back as the war in VietNam. "Backups? What're those?" Entire service histories are being lost! Historians have been screaming about it and veterans are being forced to drag lawyers in to prove they did what they did. $DEITY!!!111

See ProPublica."
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Democracy's death and rebirth?

tqk tqk writes  |  about 3 years ago

tqk writes "I think this's a fascinating read. Tying together "The Arab Spring" revolutions, mass protests from India, Israel, Britain, Wall St. (among others), it posits that twenty/thirty-somethings have given up "en mass" expecting their political systems to even bother to listen to their objections, much less do anything about them. ACTA is about to be signed despite objections from elected congresses, corruption and regulatory capture seem to be all that governments are capable of these days. This story reminds me of the '60s rebellions against the status quo and "business as usual.""
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Geeks & News. Columbia Journo Review hint.

tqk tqk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

tqk writes "There's this story in CJR lauding the L. A. Times for (in CJR's opinion) a story worth highlighting. CJR: "Nathaniel Popper gets this story by combing the websites of the Federal Reserve, FDIC, SEC, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which have for the first time begun publishing records of their meetings."

As a geek who's built databases connecting related data in efficient ways, this is intriguing. There ought to be a lot of room for pro-bono, NGO oversight ops in there, not to mention potential funding, yes?

Story: http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/la_times_quantifies_the_domina.php

I'm available for the sysadmin or backend db portion (yeah, I'm poor, but I'm not living in my Mom's basement!). Really, I think this could be pretty cool, adding much needed oversight on how gov't. works and what are its interconnections.

CAPTCHA: "despotic". Ha, haaaa! # =[8]-)"

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