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Comment: James Comey: the Man Who Wants To Outlaw Encryptio (Score 1) 241

by Indigo (#49644873) Attached to: James Comey: the Man Who Wants To Outlaw Encryption

> "There has not been a tradeoff between liberty and security in our response to terrorism in this country and in our efforts to offer security to the people of the United States," said James Comey, now the director of the FBI. Comey was the number two man in the Department of Justice during the Bush years when NSA and law enforcement surveillance of Americans grew to unprecedented heights. Now he's pushing to stop encryption by default on Apple and Android devices.


+ - X-37B to fly again

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 writes: The May 6 Atlas 5 launch will carry one of the Air Force’s two X-37B mini-shuttles on a new mission in space.

The Air Force won’t yet confirm which of the Boeing-built spaceplanes will be making the voyage. The first craft returned in October from a 675-day mission in space following a 224 day trek in 2010. OTV No. 2 spent 469 days in space in 2011-2012 on its only mission so far. “The program selects the Orbital Test Vehicle for each activity based upon the experiment objectives,” said Capt. Chris Hoyler, an Air Force spokesperson. “Each OTV mission builds upon previous on-orbit demonstrations and expands the test envelope of the vehicle. The test mission furthers the development of the concept of operations for reusable space vehicles.”

There are indications that the Air Force wants to attempt landing the shuttle at Kennedy this time.

Comment: WANT. (Score 2) 330

by Indigo (#48441307) Attached to: Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

I am so, so tired of short, wide screens. My home monitor is 1600x1200. I've had one that size for years and years. When the last one - a CRT - died, it was a hassle to find an LCD monitor that wasn't either shorter (no thanks - not going backward) or far more expensive. For work - software development - a tall wide monitor would be an absolute joy. Most likely it'll be out of my price range, but we'll see.

Comment: Jezus Slashdot, can you get off this shit already? (Score 1) 554

by Indigo (#48392949) Attached to: The Downside to Low Gas Prices

Getting *so fucking tired* of these windbag half-Eurosocialist opinion pieces masquerading as pleas for social justice. "News for nerds, stuff that matters!" You may have taken it off the front page, but at least *try* to stick to the format ok?

The whole premise here is "low gas prices are BAD because Americans aren't suffering enough for their evil ways. But they'll suffer more if we raise gas taxes, so let's do that! Oh and we're all fine with applying the thumbscrews the tightest to the people who can afford it the least." Look. I'm absolutely in favor of energy efficiency, in automobiles and everywhere else. I'm even in favor of social justice! But this shit is getting old.

Comment: Fortunately, no one was injured (Score 2) 221

by Indigo (#47959885) Attached to: Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

However, using state-of-the-art Channel 5 computer technology, we'll show you how disastrous it could have been. Here's how it would have looked if the plane had crashed into a school. Now here's how it would've looked if the plane had crashed into a school for bunnies. Now here's how it would've looked if the plane had crashed into a school for bunnies but one passenger had survived, gone home, and mercilessly beat his wife. -- Family Guy

Comment: Sweet deal! (Score 1) 231

by Indigo (#47903053) Attached to: School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

My children won't have to carry small amounts of cash, won't be allowed to buy snacks, and won't be allowed to buy food they already know they're allergic to? And in return they can spend their formative years being indoctrinated that being fingerprinted by the authorities every single day of their lives is the way we should all live our lives? Where do I sign up?

Good day to avoid cops. Crawl to work.