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Comment: Re:Isn't the difference (Score 1) 252

by JackieBrown (#49098869) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

I thought about this as well and switched to Yandex which has a similar interface as gmail. I'd never thought I'd go to the Russians for privacy but they seem less likely to be subpenaed by the feds. That said, using a Russian email probably already brings it's own extra attention to me.

I thought of setting up my own server but decided it really wasn't worth the bother. Most of my friends and family use gmail, so gmail still gets their profile one me regardless of what I do.

Comment: Re:Like all governments ... (Score 3, Insightful) 116

by JackieBrown (#49089467) Attached to: The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill

We just went through this in my hometown (San Antonio.)

We passed laws outlawing cell phones because it causes reckless driving. The thing is, we already have laws against reckless driving.
Do we need a law for eating food in the car while driving or putting make up on?

Comment: Re:Ironic complaint :) (Score 1) 220

by JackieBrown (#49079345) Attached to: Obama Says He's 'A Strong Believer In Strong Encryption'

Both parties seem to be in an all or nothing mode. Republicans have a history of beating the drums and then panicking and backing down. The recent homeland security bill is a good example of the democrats either getting everything or shutting down the department of homeland security.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 220

by JackieBrown (#49079297) Attached to: Obama Says He's 'A Strong Believer In Strong Encryption'

They will demand answers because a portion of the population has been convinced that being an all seeing oracle at the center of the communications universe is the job of government.

Unfortunately, a large portion of people are starting to believe that all aspects of life and everything else are jobs of the government.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 2) 220

by JackieBrown (#49079285) Attached to: Obama Says He's 'A Strong Believer In Strong Encryption'

Didn't really hurt Bush, even when it was apparent he was more interested in golf than security.

Bush played less golf in two terms than most presidents play in one term. Obama is at over 4 times as many games. This is a Michael Moore image that has really stuck, though, and is a good reminder of the power of propaganda.

Comment: Re:Best alternative? (Score 2) 370

by JackieBrown (#49028959) Attached to: Samsung Smart TVs Injected Ads Into Streamed Video

Just don't buy a smart tv. They cost a whole lot more than "dumb tvs" and you can by a roku box/amazon fire stick/ etc for a fraction of the price difference.

Those are also cheaper to "upgrade" (replace) when you want something better and is more mobile than carrying your entire TV around.

Byte your tongue.