You just need to spend time where they hang out...
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I'm sure there are lots of docs in that....
- Security. While they are putting it on a separate domain, I am concerned that it gives more exposure to the router software so that it can be breached and access my transmission. I'm underwhelmed by their assurances that nothing will happen although the counter argument is that any current thoughts that it's secure are delusional.
Will my Internet slow down when someone connects to my XFINITY WiFi network? The broadband connection to your home will be unaffected by the XFINITY WiFi feature. Your in-home WiFi network, as well as XFINITY WiFi, use shared spectrum, and as with any shared medium there can be some impact as more devices share WiFi. We have provisioned the XFINITY WiFi feature to support robust usage, and therefore, we anticipate minimal impact to the in-home WiFi network
Translation, the up to five foreign users are going to eat ithe shared spectrum in addition to my own machines. Since my video streaming usage is already marginal, I don't know if this will drop my performance.
- Inconvenience Finally, opting out is going to require marching through their website or having the patience and understanding to deal with the delays at their call center hell.
Anyone else have thoughts on this?"
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The Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee was created in the wake of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing but was scrapped soon after the 2001 terrorist attacks as intelligence and law enforcement officials shifted their focus to threats from outside the country. The committee will be comprised of figures from the FBI, the National Security Division of the Justice Department and the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.
In his statement announcing the return of the committee, Holder said he remains concerned about the specter of attacks prompted by Islamic extremists, but he said this committee will be tasked with identifying other threats.
“We must also concern ourselves with the continued danger we face from individuals within our own borders who may be motivated by a variety of other causes from anti-government animus to racial prejudice,” Holder said. According to reporting from Reuters, the ACLU is pushing back against the DOJ plan, fearing “it could be a sweeping mandate to monitor and collect controversial speech.”"
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Now imagine what would have happened if Snowden had provided his materials only to the NY Times. Oh, wait, we don't have to imagine. We know what would have happened because previous leakers did that, only to find the NYT was already under the thumb and they chose not to publish.
Yeah, like they chose not to publish the papers Daniel Ellsberg released to them! Oh, wait...
They pass their information to the military that assassinates them instead. Is this meant to be better?
OK, name one person who has been assassinated by the US military for any involvement in the Occupy movement or for any blog posts. I'll wait...
Electorally, the rich are way dis-empowered compared to the masses, whether based on simple capita counts, or contributions to the treasury, or indeed receipts from the treasury.
Nice obfuscation. The problem with political contributions is that they purchase access. If I contribute $5000 to a senator's campaign, and you contribute $0, which of us is more likely to be able to get a meeting with him/her? The ability to call a politician on the phone and have them take your call, personally is worth much more than the value of a vote.
He's a master baiter!
Thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the fish, and please tip your waitress...
The meme going around is that people are increasingly being mugged in major cities specifically for their smartphones. I don't know if that's real or not, but the cops in several places (SanFran, NYC, LA) are saying it is.
Ya know, this is a trend that is really beginning to piss me off. In the beginning, one of the best things about UNIX/Linux was that the documentation was all, always, locally-available. And, for the most part, to read it you just had to type "man whatever". Yes, manpages were not known for their readability, but they did (usually) have all the info you needed. Now, for so many projects, the documentation is all somewhere on teh Interwebs, or (at best) you have to find
Would it hurt GNOME/KDE/whatever devs to at least include basic manpages in their packages? Why can't aI type "man evolution" to see what command switches might be available, or to get some kind of tips?
The Dartmouth BASIC timeshare system also had Star Trek and Lunar Lander (in 1972, anyway). Good times!
Just for kicks, I booted into Emacs once (init=/usr/bin/emacs in GRUB) - it works, but it's weird...
Won't even let me comment. All it posts is the title. Furrfu.