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Comment: Re:Virgin Mary grilled cheese (Score 1) 124

by myowntrueself (#48923763) Attached to: Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

After hearing about the grilled cheese sandwich that looks like the virgin Mary I read this headline and the image that comes to mind is a roast turkey where the pattern of browning on the skin sort of looks like an image of the prophet Muhammad.

Then I think Facebook is being biased. If they allowed pictures of the virgin Mary grilled cheese then they shouldn't censor pictures of the Muhammad roast turkey.

Then I imagine extremists shouting "death to the turkey!"

(News can me so much more entertaining if you allow yourself to be creative.)

The thing is, no one would know it was an image of the prophet Mohammed because no one knows what he looked like.

And the worst part is, how will Facebooks system be able to tell the difference between an image thats 'supposed to be that one Mohammed who was the prophet' and an image thats of one of the millions of Muslims around the world whose name is 'Mohammed'??

Comment: Re:Open source code is open for everyone (Score 4, Informative) 193

by myowntrueself (#48918351) Attached to: Serious Network Function Vulnerability Found In Glibc

FOSS *is* more secure, and that's true even with the occasional vulnerability.

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.

Its true *ESPECIALLY* with the occasional vulnerability because thats a vulnerability thats been found, publicised and fixed unlike in the proprietary shit where the vulnerability will be found by a limited group of people and kept secret so they can use it.

Oh, you mean those nice folks over in Eastern Europe?

and the intelligence network of the 5 main english speaking nations...

Comment: Re:Heartbleed (Score 1) 193

by myowntrueself (#48918105) Attached to: Serious Network Function Vulnerability Found In Glibc

Apparently "many eyes" were not reading that bit of code.

Will you please actually read the quote rather than quoting an inorrect interpretation. The quote is:

"given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow"

It means that once a bug is found, it is shallow, i.e. quick and easy to solve for someone. It doesn't and never did mean that all bugs will be found.

'many eyes' weren't reading that bit of code.

But you can fucking bet that 5 eyes were reading that bit of code!

Comment: Re:Heartbleed (Score 1) 193

by myowntrueself (#48918101) Attached to: Serious Network Function Vulnerability Found In Glibc

That's great in theory, but no one likes reading lines and lines of old code looking for a potential error. Know what? Even fewer people do it for free. At least in proprietary software, people are paid to do it.

In proprietary software and free alike many people are paid to do it.

They do it so their masters can then exploit the bugs they find and pry into your private life, hack your bank accounts and generally fuck with you.

Comment: Re:Open source code is open for everyone (Score 2, Informative) 193

by myowntrueself (#48917957) Attached to: Serious Network Function Vulnerability Found In Glibc

FOSS *is* more secure, and that's true even with the occasional vulnerability.

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.

Its true *ESPECIALLY* with the occasional vulnerability because thats a vulnerability thats been found, publicised and fixed unlike in the proprietary shit where the vulnerability will be found by a limited group of people and kept secret so they can use it.

Comment: Re:Escaping only helps you until a war. (Score 2) 330

by khasim (#48911881) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

The Army alone has about 500,000 soldiers. A lot of them are in support roles but a private military also needs support.

Where are the families of the people in the private military? Because if they have to go back to the USofA (the "enemy" in this scenario) to visit Mom and Dad then there's going to be a problem. So you'll need room on the uber rich estate for the families of your military. And your support personnel.

Which brings up the infrastructure to support those families. Schools, hospitals, etc. Which means more support personnel.

Which means more schools and hospitals, etc.

Of course you can skip that if you want to. But remember who has the guns.

Comment: Re:Who are you? I'm bat- er, ANON! (Score 1) 407

Pedophiles are like Nazis

You have that backwards. Pedophiles are the group that society wants to watch burn. The group that nobody will cry for as they are marched to the stake, or the concentration camp, or the guillotine. The group that politicians use as moral grounds for passing laws based on hate and vigilantism instead of justice.

It's a slippery slope my friends.

Pretty soon it'll be people who are suspected of having harbored lustful thoughts of girls who appear to be under age.

That and camera technology in the posters you see everywhere advertising clothes/makeup etc for young girls so that men whose eyes linger just a little too long on the poster are flagged as potential pedos.

Comment: Re:They better be damn sure we're not home... (Score 1) 386

Most of us practice head shots for hours at a time.

People in the South tend to have guns within reach at all times; what could possibly go wrong? :)

As I replied to a similar comment below.

Do you idiots seriously believe that if the government was going to target you for surveillance, and go to the length of breaking into your home in order to bug it, that they would do so while you were there????

Some people never leave their homes though! I guess the ultimate in defence against this kind of thing is being a shut-in!

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 386

>> Me too. It's a hell of a lot harder to bug every man, woman, and child in the west than it is to intercept and crawl their communications

You don't need to do that.
You just put a worm or backdoor in all these peoples smartphones :)

>> bug every man, woman, and child in the west

The east attempted that before '89, didn't work so well

It didn't work out that badly either. You don't directly spy on everyone; you give everyone a really good incentive to spy on everyone else for you. Kind of what 5 eyes does but on a more personal level.

Comment: Re: What did you expect? (Score 3, Insightful) 190

by grub (#48903763) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
PGP/GPG is much easier to use these days than it was in the 90's. Plugins exist for many mail clients that do the heavy lifting in the background.

Friends and family are surely tired of my tinfoil hat, they just do not seem to care about their privacy. Many say the "I have nothing to hide" line.

Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 5, Insightful) 407

by khasim (#48901777) Attached to: Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

I'm sure that they have the best of intentions. The problem is with the underlying assumption that there is some kind of conspiracy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenatchee_child_abuse_prosecutions

Once you accept that there is a conspiracy, there is no end to it.

If they were just interested in cataloguing the various cases then that could be done by scripts and Google news. If something is not getting media exposure then it is more likely to be because of lazy "journalists" than because someone is trying to bury the story.

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