Those deep field photos always give me vertigo.
These are political reforms: it may look like something has changed, but it's business as usual.
Adding a new meaning to the term "security theater"...
Once those pesky real journalists that insist on facts and sources start digging into this, I'd expect the cataclysmic claims will be slowly walked back to something much less sinister, like almost all other claims of thwarted plots.
Are you serious? One of their agents saw that they had the intention!
They call themselves the 'intelligence' community, but even that is a lie.
Did our ancestors imagine they were giving the Federal government the right to ban speech?
OF COURSE THEY DID. That's why several of the prominent political ones went to extra lengths in an attempt protect us from it, with their early amendments to the Constitution.
Yeah, I don't think it's ridiculously unreasonable that a site meant to host software projects has a requirement that hosted projects actually be software projects.
But it doesn't. "Meet the projects that prove GitHub is a collaboration tool for all stripes". Well, all stripes except for collaborative satire against the wrong group of people.
Well. Github's Terms of Service clearly identifies that "We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and Accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable". I assume they used that discretion to find it either "offensive" or "otherwise objectionable". And clearly Github is well within their legal rights to take down this content.
But it does illustrate the limits of Github's commitment to freedom and openness: if it offends Github's staff, or if Github thinks it offends people who could get them in some level of trouble, they'll take down your content. So, you can still use Github as a platform to effect change in the world, but only insofar as Github&co agree with you.
It seems it was also too hot for Hacker News to discuss.
Belief in atheism is a belief.
Atheism is a belief *about* religion, but that doesn't make it a religion.
I also have beliefs about planets, but those beliefs aren't planets...
Are they providing a sensible version of GNOME? I very want to shuck Ubuntu, and this would let me have my Steam games *and* a usable desktop system.
(I know there are GNOME alternatives, but I'm hoping for the easy way out.)
I really wish you kids would stop discovering Mitnick and worshiping him like a hero.
Lets get some facts about Mitnick straight.
You would do well to follow your own advice.
Nobody here is idolizing him, we are merely pointing out that he is perhaps the best example of a geek being punished out of all proportion to their actual criminality, and deliberately hounded by prosecutors and law officials who were behaving no better than the lowest sort of playground bully.
That's all; the fact we keep mentioning him is not because we think he was a uberhacker; quite the reverse. The people bullying him were the ones claiming that.
Get off your fucking high horse and learn to read!
guy is charged with breaking into the Danish Police central servers *and* one of the biggest Danish banks.
And if those charges against him fail he will be further charged with 'treading on the cracks in the pavement' and 'looking at me in a funny way'.
You do get the difference between 'charged' and 'convicted'; yes/no? Or did you not learn that in your reading class.