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Comment: Re:Calm down - it's not a real prohibition (Score 1) 164

by GeorgeMonroy (#47280599) Attached to: US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA

From the news:

"he amendment would block the NSA from using any of its funding from this Defense Appropriations Bill to conduct such warrantless searches."

It only covers THIS appropriations bill. They'll just sneak funding into another one to make it up.

You have to pay careful attention to the language these people use.

" In addition, the amendment would prohibit the NSA from using its budget to mandate or request that private companies and organizations add backdoors to the encryption standards that are meant to keep you safe on the web."

So, money that is NOT budgeted, as in part of planned spending, as in slush fund money, is fair game.

Any time an amendment talks about what they cannot use particular money for, as opposed to simply prohibiting the action, it will be full of loopholes.

When there is an amendment that prohibits the ACTION, then we'll have something to be happy about. Nothing in this amendment prohibits the spying.

i want to mod you up so hard

Comment: Re:What a stupid time to post this drivel (Score 1) 654

If you want to eat healthy then good luck buying groceries for $200 month per person. We rarely buy anything in the aisles where all of the crap food is. We mostly shop in the produce, meat and dairy sections you know the refrigerated sections. You cannot buy vegetables in bulk as they only last so long. To eat healthy is expensive. We don't even go for the "healthy" health nut products. We range anywhere from $300-$400 a month per person to eat healthy. So yeah if you want to eat like crap then by all means spend $200 a month per person. It takes money to eat healthy.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?