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Comment: Re:Well at least they saved the children! (Score 1) 790

Let me get this straight: "It's just our genetic make-up" - the genetic makeup of normal, healthy human beings - to be "driven to breed well below the age of consent" and to have "natural urges [to] look at a child with feelings of lust".

Furthermore, one of the two types of child molester - specifically, the type that isn't mentally ill - "are just normal, otherwise healthy people who have a natural attraction to pubescent children below the age of consent" - just like everybody else!

But unlike other normal, healthy people, who are somehow able to "restrain themselves", the non mentally ill type of child molester just is not very good at repressing those "natural urges". Sadly, this leads to them being "incorrectly labelled paedophiles".

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that you're the other type.

Comment: Re:We need (Score 1) 278

by Indigo (#47439313) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

Love it! Understand about the layout, that stuff is hard to get right. It might possibly help to go to a 2-line layout. Maybe upsize the star / flag and use as background. You might consider adding an All-Seeing Eye logo for visual balance and as an attention-getter. Anyway, it's cool that you're taking the time to make these. It may not be an actual campaign, but it's important to get the word out.

Comment: Re:Watermelons! (Score 1) 547

by Indigo (#47304325) Attached to: NOAA: Earth Smashed A Record For Heat In May 2014, Effects To Worsen

I didn't know it was possible to stuff that many conservative hot-button phrases into such a small amount of text. "I don't care if the world's getting hotter, just end the subsidies and get the government out of my way so I can get rich, you damned Oreos, I mean Watermelons." Beautiful. *Slow clap*.

Comment: Re:Isn't hard drive access desirable? (Score 1) 361

by Indigo (#47028267) Attached to: How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

Thanks for that link. It was quite informative after a little additional Googling.

So, Mozilla's CTO / VP for Mobile says that the reason they're implementing DRM in Firefox is that the W3C has enshrined it in a standard, Google and Microsoft are already shipping it, and "not implementing the W3C EME specification means that Firefox users have to switch to other browsers to watch content restricted by DRM" like Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu.

In completely unrelated news, Mozilla's business partner Telefonica (TEF) of Spain, which makes FirefoxOS cell phones and either owns or partners with Brazil's iMusica DRM / content streaming business, requested that Open Mobile Alliance Forward Lock DRM be included in FirefoxOS, because their users can't download OMA DRM Forward Lock-protected ringtones, music, and wallpapers without it. The implementation for this is basically in approvals now.

Some people might find this relevant to the discussion. Now, this is evidently both a different technology (OMA DRM Forward Link vs W3C EME) and a different product (FirefoxOS vs Firefox Web browser). But it's the same company (Mozilla), and a group that has no issues with adding DRM to one product may have fewer issues about adding it to another.

Comment: News cycle (Score 2) 303

by Indigo (#46701361) Attached to: OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Does anyone else see anything odd about the search results for this story?

I Googled "heartbleed" around 15 minutes ago and looked through 13 pages of results. I was looking for some info a little on the hardcore side, and the Google results were kind of surprising. There were tons of big well-known sites at the very top of the list - Fox, CNN, BBC News, Reuters and Forbes, etc; then a whole lot of mainstream "tech news" sites (PC World, ZDNet and so on) and blogs (HuffPo for example), then finally some more tech oriented or actual tech ones (YCombinator, Netcraft, StackOverflow) with a tiny sprinkling of blogs and relevant support forums (Cisco). US-CERT's listing was down on page 3 or so and honestly there just were not that many "hardcore" sites to be seen.

Running the search again after clearing cookies, the layout has changed a lot. The big news sites hits have slid way down (Fox News is on p. 3 now, for instance) with tech news and blogs moving up. All in all, the harder tech sites are floating upward and the less so are moving down. It's like the lava lamp version of a security scare.

Wondered what other Slashdotters think, it just seems a bit... strange, somehow. Don't these things usually bubble around in the tech community for a bit before surfacing in the mainstream world? It's like every big news site on the planet picked it up simultaneously, followed by the mainstream tech news site, and finally it began to filter down into the tech world. Could just be an artifact of Google's update cycle, but it definitely piqued my curiosity.

+ - Los Angeles Police Officers Suspected of Tampering with Their Monitoring System 3

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "An internal audit conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in March revealed that 'dozens of the [voice] transmitters worn by officers in Southeast Division were missing or damaged.' In the summer of 2013, this same division was found to have mysteriously lost 45% of the antennae placed on their cars to pick up the signals sent by their voice transmitters. The Southeast Division of the LAPD covers an area that has 'historically been marred by mistrust and claims of officer abuse.' For decades, the LAPD had been closely monitored by the U.S. Department of Justice, but a federal judge in 2013 decided to end that practice after being assured by the LAPD and city officials that the LAPD sufficiently monitors itself via dash-cams and voice transmitters. A formal investigation is currently being conducted to determine whether or not police officers intentionally subverted mandatory efforts to monitor and record their patrols."

"The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults." -- Peter De Vries