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Comment: Re:Which company is next in line? (Score 4, Interesting) 353

by NettiWelho (#47617459) Attached to: Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

Which company is next in line?

What makes you think they have not been parallel-processed?

Microsoft's terms and conditions for its US users explicitly state that it has the right to deploy "automated technologies to detect child pornography or abusive behaviour that might harm the system, our customers, or others".

Now, is it my imagination or does that description cover something like: "Our employees have free access to everyones files so eventually all pics get viewed and tagged. Because think of the children. Terrorism, fire, brimstone and death!".

TFA says it requires 'fingerprint'. ie. already having whatever theyre looking for archived...

Comment: Re:citizenship is irrelevant (Score 2) 272

by NettiWelho (#46928061) Attached to: Rand Paul Starts New Drone War In Congress

Just ou of curiosity, how is using a drone to attack an individual target somehow illegal, where carpet-bombing with a B-52 is not illegal? Or is your contention that any use of force against al-Qaeda illegal?

Whats it again with the legality? What the Nazis did was perfectly legal under German law at the time - They were killed for what they did anyway.

If the target is actually an hostile combatant, then sure whatever, drop an anvil on the guy. But if you double tap a completely unrelated wedding party and then the rescuers, how is what US doing any different from what the Nazis and the Soviets were doing? If you willingly murder defenseless civilians and claim legal right to kill enemies of the state per law(and anyone else getting in the way, just to be sure), you deserve death penalty for war crimes, regardless whetever your victims official 'crime' was having a jewish mother or uploading US critical youtube videos.

Comment: Re:citizenship is irrelevant (Score 3, Interesting) 272

by NettiWelho (#46927047) Attached to: Rand Paul Starts New Drone War In Congress

typically inside sovereign nations not at war with the US In the case of Yemen, it's with the permission, and sometimes the assistance, of the host government, which doesn't control that area where the drones are used. In Pakistan there appears to be at least tacit permission. In Afghanistan, well, there's a war on.

In all cases, the law in the US (AUMF and others) allows it.

Claiming lawful action under German or puppet regime law didn't help the nazis, they got hung anyway. The US set the precedent on this one pretty solid.

Comment: Re:citizenship is irrelevant (Score 0, Troll) 272

by NettiWelho (#46926905) Attached to: Rand Paul Starts New Drone War In Congress

International Law, the thing that only applies to you if you are not American.

That only holds water as long as US is top dog. You'll all be tripping over eachother to hunt down Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld when their extradition to Hague is the condition for food aid 15 years down the line.

Comment: Re:magical scenario where (Score 1) 737

by NettiWelho (#46737229) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

Well, you also have to remember that the 20th century was a time when many people knew a shovel was used for more then cleaning crap up from your dog and wasn't afraid to use it for those other purposes. That is widely missing in today's society I think.

Sure, there are some who can and will pick up a shovel, but I think they will be in short supply.

You hang around the wrong circle of people if that is your perception of what people are willing to do when faced with prospect of starvation or death if you dont work to survive.

Comment: Re:WHAT? (Score 1) 737

by NettiWelho (#46737053) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

>And who exactly is in the best position to figure out a way to produre more [electricity] when that happens?

Not computer scientists or programmers. They wouldn't have the faintest clue how to produce regulated 120 VAC @ 60Hz.

Next asinine rhetorical question, please.

That depends whetever youre starting from collecting metals from earth to produce the tools that produce the tools for producing the generator or working with already existing cache of technology capable producing exactly the thing you want.

The sooner all the animals are extinct, the sooner we'll find their money. - Ed Bluestone