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Comment: Re: Cell Phone = National ID (Score 3, Interesting) 107

by ShieldW0lf (#47286059) Attached to: Chicago Adding Sensors For Public Monitoring

Am I the only one who thinks this is cool as hell, and wants this made open access for all?

Why is it ALWAYS with the fear mongering about the privacy you already don't have, and no one ever talks about the better decisions we could be making if everyone knew what the elite already know?

Sensor networks are interesting for their potential to tell us things we'd never think to ask. About ourselves.

Quit trying to hide like cowards and chase the power to watch the watchers, you mis'rble bastards!

Comment: Re: This should be interesting... (Score 3, Interesting) 100

by ShieldW0lf (#47160619) Attached to: Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

Challenge Accepted!!

They want to allow people to be reassured that they have "enough" privacy by giving them tools that will protect them from other end users learning their secrets, whatever they've decided those secrets should be.

Their saleable advantage is that they can let people manipulate you. They've been using mass analysis of mail as a way to better do that since their mail services were invite only.

They want you to be satisfied with them not just invading your privacy, not just manipulating you with what they learn, but manipulating you for anyone who wants to pay.

But don't worry, your data is secure in transit!

Comment: Re:Chicken or Egg (Score 1) 42

by DrLang21 (#47154291) Attached to: Science Moneyball: The Secret to a Successful Academic Career
In larger research institutions employing several researchers, it is common for the head of the institute to be put as the last author on all papers, whether they had much of anything to do with the research or not. This is how you get "top researchers" claiming authorship to hundreds of papers. Honestly at that point they aren't doing much research anymore.

Comment: Re: I believe it because.. (Score 1) 291

by ShieldW0lf (#47137919) Attached to: Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Saving money for a rainy day is hard. Giving everything you have and will have to your kids is easy. Wasteful greed is an immature trait that is not lost at 5, 16, 25 or 60. It's lost after you become a parent. People who don't have children ARE NOT ADULTS, ever. Irresponsible to count their vote as though they were.

Comment: Re: Well... (Score 1) 493

by ShieldW0lf (#47124667) Attached to: Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

Let me be the first.

I don't trust the medical industry. They sell things that are harmful. They promote things that are non optimal because the optimal choice is generic. They publish non replicable research most of the time to promote their careers. They hide mistakes with out of court settlements and non disclosure agreements. They cut corners to drive up profits. They serve money, which means serving the interests of the aging boomer population, whose interests conflict with mine. And, they are wrong all the fucking time.

I trust them to treat a critical situation when they're the best available option at that time, using tried and true methods. I don't trust them to inject drugs containing heavy metals and viruses into the whole population for x dollars a pop.

Some guy was ranting about getting a pound of flesh from people who don't vaccine. The problem is attributable to excessive population density, allowing the diseases to spread more rapidly than they sicken, and preventing people from avoiding the ill. Wanna keep concentrating in cities, using industrial farming and wasting ridiculous amounts of energy, despite all the warnings? That's OK. There's a disease for that.

Comment: Re: I believe it because.. (Score 1) 291

by ShieldW0lf (#47105377) Attached to: Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Hear, hear

I believe it because I had it, loved it, had it taken from me, long for it, hate the person I become without it, and wish I could wreck terrible vengeance on everyone who participates in the vile social system that thought it acceptable to take it from me.

I used to be such a nice guy to be around...

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out. -- Andy Capp