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Comment: Re:Security through legislation is no security at (Score 1) 204

by Max_W (#47387203) Attached to: New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country for Russians...

The Russian society is divided in numerous socioeconomic groups, the same as the US or any other society.

These groups have different understanding of security, and completely different interests in general. For some, security means keeping control over their power and billions, for some finding at last a job or starting a modest web-based business.

There are not only Russians, French, Americans, etc., but also socioeconomic groups with very similar interests and aspirations.

Comment: Being credible (Score 1) 189

by Max_W (#47348515) Attached to: Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba
I think reaching out to Cuba would do much more good than publicly worrying about its dissidents and freedoms.

It all lacks sincerity, especially after Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Sarah Harrison.

Co-development, sincere equal cooperation would do a lot of good to Cuba and to the USA itself. There are a lot of people and business in the USA who need assistance not less than people and companies in Cuba.

Comment: Re:Art.12. The Universal Declaration of Human Righ (Score 1) 104

by Max_W (#47261153) Attached to: Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss
But UK signed the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It should either follow it, or withdraw its signature. I am not singling out UK or any other nation. Every government, which signed it, should work on compliance.

If there is a criminal activity, then a judge must look into it and give a permission to search the Gmail account of a particular individual. It is as simple as that.

Comment: Art.12. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Score 1) 104

by Max_W (#47260883) Attached to: Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss
Article 12.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Universal means it is about all humans, not only Anglo-saxons, British or US citizens.

Comment: Is intertnet a CIA's project? (Score 1) 131

by Max_W (#46971035) Attached to: Silicon Valley's Love-Hate Relationship With President Obama
President Putin said on the April 24, 2014, that internet is a " CIA project"

I invested years, a life, in learning internet technologies. I feel myself diminished and humiliated.

Was I working on the 1984-Machine?

I thought that I was contributing to one of the greatest innovation of human civilization, and suddenly - "a CIA project", a military ploy, a lie,...

Could you, please, convince me back that my life was not spent in vain?

Comment: an effective solution (Score 4, Insightful) 329

by Max_W (#46965949) Attached to: Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030
Closing cities to all automobile traffic. This is it.

Commuting becomes very fast as bicycles do not need traffic lights.

There are cargo bicycles too for supplying shops. Strangely people will eat less as they move more. Anyone who was on a long distance cycling tour could not to fail to notice it. People overeat due to to an anxiety. And regular physical activity reduces anxiety dramatically.

As a by-product we get that there will be no bad areas in a city due to traffic noise and pollution.

+ - Microsoft and HP joined sanctions against seventeen Russion companies and banks. 1

Submitted by Max_W
Max_W (812974) writes "Article in Russian language:

The technical support, new equipment shipments are over. The IT fears that existing licenses will stop working too. Now the IT departments of these enterprises are facing a formidable task of switching from Microsoft, Oracle, HP products to open source solutions just in a few days(!).

Cozy days of corporate soft, of white shirts and ties are over for these ITs, now they are in the harsh cold brave world of the Open Source on their own."

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.