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Comment: Hokey (Score 4, Insightful) 231

by Frosty Piss (#48245739) Attached to: Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

What is...

used commercial, nonattributable spyware thatâ(TM)s proprietary to a government agency

There are just so many things that are hokey about this story.

The spyware included programs that Attkisson says monitored her every keystroke and gave the snoops access to all her e-mails and the passwords to her financial accounts.

Happens all the time to people that open random emails and follow unknown linkys.

Attkisson says her source â" identified only as âoeNumber One"...

Good grief. In other news, let's talk about "chemtrails"!

Comment: Re:Needs better proof (Score 1) 231

by Frosty Piss (#48245677) Attached to: Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

I don't doubt this kind of thing is happening.

Nor do I, but the mere existence of spyware on someone's computer even a "journalist" is not evidence of Three Letter Agency spying. I'm *not* saying it didn't happen, but both stories referenced in the write-up sound very paranoid without a lot of (any?) hard evidence of government involvement.

Comment: Re:Where's Bennett? (Score 0, Flamebait) 175

by Frosty Piss (#48225069) Attached to: Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

I will not believe these claims until he has written a lengthy blog post on how this feat relates to Burning Man ice queues and distributed social networks.

Haselton earned a master's degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and created and operates a significant First Amendment website. I'm sure you have similar credentials? Why don't you tell us about it?

Comment: Get Off My Lawn (Score 1) 34

by Frosty Piss (#48172535) Attached to: High-Tech Walkers Could Help Japan's Elderly Stay Independent

I think this is terrific technology that has a great potential to help old people both now and in the future when you and I will be old.

It all seems a bit "hoaky" now, kind of on the interesting side of lame, but remember, this is how ideas start out: A basic idea that has to be developed.

I'm 50 now, which makes me a decrepit old man by Slashdot standards, but I expect to have a "helper robot" when I retire in 15 years.

After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.