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Comment: Re:This just in... (Score 4, Insightful) 140

Herein lies the kicker. Yep, Wheeler was placed there specifically for that purpose. It's an old Scientologist trick. They couldn't get the OK as far as their tax exempt status so they got their own people hired into those positions in order to make the decision in their favor. And, you know what? You can't do anything about it other than try to show proof that they did so with that intent, the intent to subvert the democratic process. It is a subversion of it but they know you can't do anything about it, so all they have to do is feign the desire to have the public concern heard even if they never intended to listen, and then make the decision in the ISP's favor. Wheeler, and his masters, knows that once the decision is made it will take Congress to counteract it. Then of course you have the President and the Vice President both of which favor the big corps that pay for this lobbying.

Comment: Re:Amen, brother Amen! (Score 1) 522

I send email to myself when I want a long term easily searched record of some random tidbit or web page.I don't read them unless I need them, that way a lot of them stay front and center if I choose to view unread mail.

It has also taken years to get rid of all sorts of extraneous email by having multiple mail accounts, ensuring I don't particpate in anything on the web unless they give an option to uncheck "send me email". If someone sends me email that I don't want I send back a message saying I don't want to receive any more. If I get more I mark them as spam. It has taken a long time to tame the inbox.

Comment: Do it enough times (Score 1) 149

by HermMunster (#46729581) Attached to: NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed

If you know about it and have access to virtually unlimited resources you can afford to attach to your target and do it as many times as you want in order to get what you want.

And, frankly, I don't believe the guy that claims responsibility for the bug.

As well, if something this simple could cause such an issue then clearly it is an issue for lots of other important security programs.

Comment: Re:April Fools? (Score 5, Insightful) 274

Whether they are joking or not, regardless of their claims, the activity of the NSA is a violation of the constitution. It matters not what the FISA court says or what they believe it should be. It is a civil rights violation and they have been breaking the law. Without a warrant any collection of data is a violation of the 4th amendment. The purpose behind the 4th amendment was to stop general warrants, of which, the NSA activities qualify.

Comment: Re:Lame duck President (Score 1) 316

Seriously, we have an retired ex-head telling the President to ignore what the commission stated. Makes sense seeing as he's the man that likely instituted many of these programs to begin with. And he says we'll appreciate them after the next attack? Seriously? After the next attack? It is pointless to have them if they don't stop the next attack.

Comment: Re:make my day... (Score 1) 453

by HermMunster (#45599139) Attached to: The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!

It is dead except for every other place on the planet besides where these reporters seem to be. OK, report, but analyze first. Cut the diatribe. Why would there be a decline? BECAUSE THE CONSOLES HAVE JUST BEEN RELEASED (and were long anticipated) and people only have so much income to spend on this shit. You can also blame it on EL CHEAPO HP PRODUCTS, AND THE AWFUL WINDOWS 8(.1). Intel hasn't done shit for years. We've seen no true advances in processors, operating systems, etc. And computer repair is better than ever so people are holding onto their units longer.

Decline in a market doesn't mean the market is extinguished. These people really need to pull their heads out of their asses and shut the fuck up. They must be part of the cretin tribe because nothing they said makes sense.

There are record numbers of motherboards being sold by Gigabyte and Asus, the two top manufacturers of motherboards. There are more gaming rigs being sold than any time in history.

The problem is QUALITY!

Comment: Two lines of thought (Score 1) 126

by HermMunster (#44965119) Attached to: NSA Director Wants Threat Data Sharing With Private Sector

1) if you're in trouble you can try to divert the attention away from your efforts into efforts that you might want. Good tactic to switch the attention off what you are doing bad and what you could do that's bad.

Make no mistake. This is without a doubt a bad thing for them to do.

2) if you are in trouble air everything bad so that when it all settles down there's nothing else that could rise up.

Snowden has been doing a great job with his releasing of information to combat this by not having it all disclosed at the same time, thus extending it and keeping the irritation up and the nation's attention on the NSA.

"I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations.'" -- Robert G. Ingersoll