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Comment: Re:Security Theater at its finest (Score 1) 447

by Jens Bergqvist (#29544471) Attached to: High-Tech Gadgets Can Pose Problems At Mexican Border
For some reason we (as in the western world) decided that the proper response to a paramilitary attack on the Twin Towers was a full scale military assault on the entire muslim world rather than a repeat of the (proved) successful Marshal Plan response of pumping in massive amounts of capital into the disadvantaged countries. The latter solution would have wiped out the roots of muslim terrorism (poverty and hopelessness) but we chose to reinforce just those feelings instead. What the hell do we do now?

Comment: BSA Methodology: Make it up as you go along... (Score 5, Informative) 138

by Jens Bergqvist (#27987749) Attached to: Calling BS On the BSA Global Piracy Report
Earlier in the week BSA representatives here in Sweden all but admitted that the figures for Sweden were made up.
http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.229795/bsa-hoftade-sverigesiffror (sorry, link in Swedish only)
They used a combination of general estimates and figures for other countries. No Swedish businesses were involved in the study at all...

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. - Andy Finkel, computer guy