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Comment: How does non-neutrality help poor communities? (Score 4, Interesting) 127

by Black Copter Control (#48553561) Attached to: Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality
big companies don't want to deliver to poor communiies -- period.

"We'll give your community 'internet service', but you're only allowed to use MSN" Isn't my idea of of improved service.

If you want to improve service, then stop banning communities from putting together their own ISP's. If AT+T doesn't want to service the South Bronx, then the South Bronx Community Association should be able to run it's own community internet service.

Comment: Re:If they're going literal.... (Score 2) 251

by Black Copter Control (#48324149) Attached to: Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

Sec. 1519. Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy
``Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

The grouper was a tangible object which was evidence of an offense committed in the course of a federally regulated commercial activity. It was concealed in the ocean and/or falsified (the bigger fish was falsely represented as the offending fish) with the intent of frustrating the investigation for which they were explicitly entrusted with the evidence.

It's also not uncommon to have an offense covered by more than one statute. If I shoot someone in the head, that could qualify as either criminal negligence, aggravated assault or attempted murder (among others), depending on the related evidence and/or the mood of the prosecutor. Which statute the crime is prosecuted under is not the choice of the accused.

Comment: Re:capitalism (Score 1) 117

by Black Copter Control (#48239251) Attached to: Pentagon Builds Units To Transport Ebola Patients
The mines and plantations are mostly owned by foreign interests, so the bulk of the profits flow out of the country. The IMF and World Bank make it almost impossible to nationalize the local companies.

It's a long, and sortid process.. The reason why Haiti is so poor is that France forced them to pay billions of dollars (in todays terms) in damages for the loss of their 'property' (i.e. freeing themselves from slavery). They ended up deforesting the country to pay for their freedom, and they haven;t really recovered since. It sucks to be a colonial serf.

Comment: Makes perfect sense to me. (Score 5, Insightful) 106

Telling people (including 'enemies') which 'leaks' were authorized and which ones were really leaks could give people all sorts of interesting information -- including which disinformation^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H leaks to trust and which ones not to.

Comment: Re:What do you expect? (Score 1) 367

by Black Copter Control (#48068649) Attached to: Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger
Higher levels of data capture should require more than just 'permission'. It should require explicit user actions. Just because MS is technically capable of recording pictures of you "testing" their program in the nude (or with your spouse nude in the background) doesn't mean that they actually need to do it or should do it.

The capability should remain off until such time as the user decides that (s)he wants to enable it -- and then only until the user turns it off (My preference would be to see it turn itself off after a certain period of time in the absence of user action.

Comment: Re:Isn't that the whole point of this kind of thin (Score 1) 367

by Black Copter Control (#48068493) Attached to: Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger
Wording is very important: 'Turn it off' or 'remove it'?

It should also be noted that they promise to add/remove features all the time. This doesn't necessarily mean that they will also do it.

Besides -- if there really is a need to turn on keylogging and video capture, it should be under the explicit control of the user and only for as long as the user enables it for debugging purposes.

There is. of course, the problem that if the data is there, it makes life SOOOO Much easier on a malware author who no longer needs to install a key logger.. All they need to do is transmit the pre-existing keylogger 'debug' file to their C+C site to extract a (test) user's banking and password information.

Comment: Raspberry Pi with WIFi. (Score 1) 427

by Black Copter Control (#47635243) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
Straightforward, for the most part. A Pi would be more than enough power because it doesn't need to process a full gigabit worth of traffic... just the 100M that's going to wireless N.... and if you're not also using it as your edge router, then you don't have to load it for bear, security-wise.because any potential attackers afe going to have to find their way within a stones ghrow of your outer.

Comment: The mishmash of DNA is to be expected (Score 2) 198

Since mitochondrial DNA is passed on by the mother, this means that it's still possible that some guy's going around getting bears, dogs and horses pregnant. The human DNA match, of course would be from a woman getting pregnant by a bear.

The mystery continues.

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