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Comment: Re:Encryption? (Score 1) 175

by Chrisq (#48903025) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

...which adds to the point that an email account, that doesn't contain emails about the subject at hand should also be part of a criminal investigation.

I can see pareidolia becoming an issue, with claims that pictures interpreted in a certain way could mean something when they really are just cat pictures.

Comment: No - Microsoft really are fighting this (Score 1) 175

by Chrisq (#48902915) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

You can't fix bad government policy with better tech...

But Microsoft is using the opposite tactic and fighting this with bad tech. If the government are spending all their money on licenses and all their efforts trying to integrate proprietary systems then they have less time and resources to snoop on citizens

Comment: Re:Herd immunity (Score 1) 652

by Chrisq (#48884675) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

99% Can seem high degree of protection, however if you work in an area where you meet thousands in a day, it will only be a matter of time before you succumb.

Now if everybody is at 99%.....it is as damn near to impossible as you are going to get.

I think you misunderstand. For 99% it works, no matter what the exposure. For the 1% they will succumb whether exposed to viruses from one infected person or hundreds.

Comment: Re:Herd immunity (Score 4, Informative) 652

by Chrisq (#48883669) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

The protection you get from vaccinations is on the "herd" level and not the individual. If the majority of the herd is not vaccinated, the vaccine itself provide very little protection to an individual....

Factually incorrect for most vaccines, which provide a high degree of protection for individuals

Comment: Re:its a tough subject (Score 1) 652

by Chrisq (#48883629) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

No one would be forced to get a vaccination, and everyone has a choice. It would be a condition of employment, anyone would be free to quit if they chose not to get vaccinated.

Provided that there were exemptions for genuine medical reasons (e.g. severe allergy to something in the vaccine), I agree

Comment: That's daft (Score 1) 307

by Chrisq (#48875853) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps
You could come up with a lot of these daft sayings:,

Net Neutrality means
... Having to write your web page in every language
... Having to have it accessible on any output device
... Having to make it understandable to anyone of any educational level.


Perhaps fortunately it doesn't mean any of these things

Comment: Re:Domestic war (Score 1) 148

by Chrisq (#48863889) Attached to: Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants

Voltaire said it was "difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

A good example is how many newspaper's refer to "the Prophet Muhammad". Since most readers aren't Muslims it would be much more accurate to say "the False Prophet Muhammad", or at very least "Islam's Prophet Muhammad".

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