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Comment: So what's the real story here? (Score -1, Troll) 145

Cops are hoping to catch people engaging in illegal sales, and who are actually dumb enough to take up the cops on this offer to use the parking lot as a safe haven? (If you think this isn't possible, look around for stories about idiots calling the cops because someone stole their stash, or the idiots with outstanding warrants who get lured to the police station by the PD running a raffle and claiming the person won an item they can pick up at the station.)

Cops have installed spiffy new facial recognition software in their surveillance system, and they want to start keeping track of the cash transactions that take place via CraigsList?

There is simply no way this is actually a good faith attempt to benefit the citizenry here. None.

+ - Libraries in Washington DC Promoting Privacy with Tor

Submitted by ArcRiley
ArcRiley writes: According to a recent article on Vice, libraries in Washington DC will be hosting a 10-day series on government surveillance and privacy titled Orwellian America.

One of the main events is a free workshop on using Tor and helping patrons install Tor Browser Bundle on their laptops. Seems those radical militant librarians are at it again!

Comment: Voodoo/2.0 (Score 2) 106

by J'raxis (#48743155) Attached to: European Researchers Develop More Accurate Full-Body Polygraph

In other news, the same research group has improved the accuracy of entrail reading by including other internal organs, doubled the accuracy of palm reading by using both hands, and are now hard at work devising ever-larger crystal balls in the hopes of refining their accuracy beyond "total bullshit."

Comment: Re:At 5PM.... (Score 1) 327

by fatboy (#48512045) Attached to: You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

So? In the other 8 months it'll still be useful. Or split the difference and point them southwest.

Or continue trying to find ways in which you're a special little snowflake, and trying to make it so that anything that doesn't make something 100% useful for you personal makes the entire thing pointless.

No, the point is there are millions of people that live where I do. Many millions more also live at similar longitude or on the eastern side of their timezone. I'm not a "special snowflake".

Comment: Misleading headline (Score 2) 151

by J'raxis (#48460675) Attached to: Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

Headline: Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

Article: "My biggest regret is I didn't take the threat of the copyright law and the MPAA seriously enough," Dotcom said ...

Big difference between taking the law seriously and taking the threat of the law seriously. The headline implies that there's some sort of actual legitimacy to the law and that he's almost apologetic for doing something "wrong." The actual quote however is just a recognition that the government thugs are the thugs they are and the threat they represent is real.

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