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Comment Re:Logic need not apply (Score 1) 222 222

It's about getting the lies 'right.' Like throwing spaghetti against the wall to see when it's done.

Snowden created a mess, and the people in charge of covering things up haven't generated a proper 'story' that sits well with the people (the bad people are truly bad, the good people are truly good, etc.). Normally it takes two or three variations to strike the right chord, but with Snowden they've had to resort to random generation and painful iteration to find something that truly resonates.

Comment Re:There is no longer any bound (Score 1) 107 107

Ah, but there is; however, you won't like it. All this extra spying consumes resources, resources that would be better spent elsewhere...over time and as it increases, there is a noticeable drag effect on the economy. So you see, those shadowy creatures won't be kept in line by a shining white knight come to save us, but rather by the proverbial laws of thermo-economics.

Comment Re:Script kiddies at work (Score 1) 62 62

Being that he's a script kiddy, the hole's he's exploiting have to be known to the world + dog for months, years, possibly decades...this is on the order of having a hole in your living room for weeks, and doing nothing about it, when a hurricane shows up and makes you miserable.

He's underage, a script kiddy, and is truly a threat only to those people who think that 'pa$$word1' is an innovative password.

Comment Re:Script kiddies at work (Score 1) 62 62

Hmm, I don't know, grounding him for a month, and taking away his computer for a week or two would probably be as effective as a ten year sentence.

Remember, they're script kiddies, which, before /. and the internet went to the dogs, is one level up from being a newborn user. They're the equivalent of angsty teenagers, and should be dealt with as such; anyone arguing otherwise has had life too good.

Comment Re:Speeding not always an issue (Score 0) 335 335

Good luck with that. Your Ford Focus is probably not as safe at 60 MPH as my BMW 328xi (or whatever), so the safe speed differs per car. Additionally, since I suffer from microseizures, and you don't, you may be able to travel more safely at higher speeds than I.

Feel me? Good. Some people are blessed with the right bodies and cars to drive safely at 120 MPH on 60 MPH limited roads; others doing 30 MPH is a challenge.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.