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Comment: Re:Hardly viable... (Score 1) 40

by AHuxley (#47447345) Attached to: Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport
You could ask for a Commonwealth like site near the equator.
or a Commonwealth site with open land to pick up the parts after a test/error.
e.g. Woomera Test Range in Australia
As for spy equipment the UK has been happy to use Ariane/Titan /Delta from locations like Kourou in French Guiana. Skynet (satellite)

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 393

by AHuxley (#47446055) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
Why would you ever want a cashless society?
Your payment flowing into another account can be tracked for a service.
No more upper middle class lifestyle on a wage that cannot be proved to have paid for it - that boat, RV, SUV, new car, home renovation, new home would get a bit more tricky and need semi professional help to make seem legal.
No closing accounts and getting ready to move to another country without a lot more paperwork. A digital tax wall keeps you at home.
It will be sold to counter all domestic aspects of an illegal economy and money laundering in suburbia.
Wage in, food, savings, pleasure, costs of running a home out and tracked to see how it all adds up. That new pool seen from above was paid for how?
The other aspect is microtransaction standards per use of your new card. Thats a big win for your bank for every sale over decades as a consumer.
A huge tax base, everybody tracked in real time as to spending vs wages, savings with the correct amounts flowing to support endless wars, healthcare and needed public services.
Add in new transaction related criminal issues with time in a nice private prison. Enjoy your new gov backed debit card id from any bank your with, you can keep your accounts.
So your getting Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre for all currency transactions.
At the back end you will have the MARKINT projects.

+ - NSA Admits Retaining Snowden Emails, no FOIA for US press->

Submitted by AHuxley
AHuxley (892839) writes "The reports on a FOIA request covering "... all e-mails sent by Edward Snowden"
Remember how Snowden should have raised his concerns with his superiors within the NSA?
Remember how no such communication could be found?
Remember how one such communication was released but did not seem to be raising direct concerns?
Well some record of e-mail communications seems to exist but they are exempt from public disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act."

Link to Original Source

Comment: Explain to me (Score 1) 83

Re "Why the hell is the USDA being given samples of flu from the CDC?"
A lot of cash is/was sloshing around for eg. Department of Health and Human ServicesÃ(TM) Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority: BARDA, Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security, National Biodefence Analysis and Countermeasures Centre (NBACC) and Project BioShield.
Thats a lot of cool grants, funding, equipment, advancement and status within the US military industrial complex.
Every so often staff, the press and other governments like to comment on the signed international treaty obligations and labs that "test equipment", do "biosurveillance", "monitor pathogen outbreaks" or 'defend' or 'predict' using creative lab work.
e.g. that pesky 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC)
To share the funding and escape any questions over decades a wide variety of fronts, funds and locations are used, some internationally.

Comment: Re:Manager (Score 1) 199

by AHuxley (#47437485) Attached to: New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture
But seriously, hopefully:
Code great support for game developers on the PC over the Windows 8 to 9 upgrades.
Console can coast along as always.
Lock in new consumer revenue streams over generations of emerging product lines.
Have more people involved in decisions before another confidential ex parte motion.
Ensure ongoing quality encryption for consumers globally.

Comment: Re:Here's what I've learned (Score 1) 273

by AHuxley (#47436545) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls
re 'It's like going into every house in the country and passively photographing and recording everything there, but as long as nobody looks at that vast database unless there's some token cause, it's not a "search"."
It's not "like", thats what the UK did. "A province that is full of spies and their gadgets" (09 December 1999)
"In the last 20 years British intelligence has designed computer programs that keep huge amounts of personal data on a large section of Northern Ireland's population. These systems are said to store everything from their subjects' political and paramilitary associations to the colour of their wallpaper and the frequency of their car journeys."
So yes govs do like the "passively photographing and recording everything " aspect :)

Comment: Re:No one cares, so why does it matter? (Score 1) 273

by AHuxley (#47436511) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls
The fun part will be when the average person writes in or protest about community issues. When they find an issue and try to raise community awareness they will be noted by their local Fusion center .
Later they get the front door talk down via local or federal law enforcement officials about the exact nature of their new found cause.
People are now used to been tracked. The next step is to ensue they know they are been tracked.
Give the paternalistic system a bit more time to fully spread out to suburbia.

Comment: Re:Spock: 'member (Score 1) 273

by AHuxley (#47435495) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls
Could it have been something like Stellar Wind
" by four major lines of intelligence collection in the territorial United States together capable of spanning the full range of modern telecommunications"
"The program's activities involved data mining of a large database of the communications of American citizens, including e-mail communications, phone conversations, financial transactions, and Internet activity"
If you have 1h 20 mins free consider watching "29C3 Panel: Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, William Binney on whistleblowing and surveillance"

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"