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Comment: Re:No the rich are too powerful (Score 2) 376

by JaiWing (#45601609) Attached to: Fearing Government Surveillance, US Journalists Are Self-Censoring

No federal dollars that go to Planned Parenthood go toward abortion. That is already not allowed.3% of the medical services provided by Planned Parenthood go toward abortions.

97% of the medical services go toward health care related activities, including, but not limited to: STD testing, cancer screenings, birth control (again, not federal dollars), vaccinations, inoculations ....

Sorry to have to point that out.

Comment: Re:Which company bought this 'new' rule? (Score 1) 1143

by JaiWing (#45381121) Attached to: EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal

I'm not entirely against this rule, but I think it should be a local law not a national one. Someone in the middle of the city burning things is a pretty big asshole; someone living in a cabin in the woods isn't causing local problems and could possibly have circumstances that make the usage more understandable -- e.g., using wood that otherwise would go to waste, or using it as a back-up fuel source in case something goes wrong in the middle of winter.

An indoor stove that burns wood or coal really is dangerous, and it's most dangerous for the people inside the house. It makes you more likely to get serious, incurable lung and heart diseases.

My sealed wood stove pulls outside air for combustion and exhausts to the outside. the only time it is open to the inside is when I load it. once every 4-5 hours. I can honestly say i breath more fine particulate matter on my commute to and from work.

Comment: Re:Which company bought this 'new' rule? (Score 5, Insightful) 1143

by JaiWing (#45381097) Attached to: EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal

It also looks like this has become a minor right-wing cause. Jack-booted thugs coming to take away your wood-burning stoves, and all that.

The right wing tends to be against regulation that erodes personal freedoms. This particular rule may or may not be a good idea, but the healthy thing for society is to look at all new regulation with a healthy dose of skepticism and suspicion.

You have got to be joking. The same right-wing that is calling for anti-abortion law across all the state where they have uncontested power? The same right-wing that is taking away the right to vote in the same states?

That right wing?

Comment: Re:NOT robust at all... (Score 1) 584

um. you are saying the "bluest of the blue" (which I read as "liberal") would be more likely to agree that PRISM (or whatever surveillance program is de' jour) is acceptable? Really?
Why? Because that 'liberal' Obama (PRISM, ) is for it? Or maybe that 'liberal' Bush (TIA, Patriot Act, TSA)? which one?

This is not a conservative vs. liberal problem. This is a all government becomes corrupt problem.

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US Entertainment Industry To Congress: Make It Legal For Us To Deploy Rootkits 443

Posted by samzenpus
from the for-your-protection dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The hilariously named 'Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property' has finally released its report, an 84-page tome that's pretty bonkers. But there's a bit that stands out as particularly crazy: a proposal to legalize the use of malware in order to punish people believed to be copying illegally. The report proposes that software would be loaded on computers that would somehow figure out if you were a pirate, and if you were, it would lock your computer up and take all your files hostage until you call the police and confess your crime. This is the mechanism that crooks use when they deploy ransomware."

Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can't afford the disk space.

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