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Comment: Re:Flash and Silverlight (Score 1) 59

by Nyder (#47934741) Attached to: Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Flash and Silverlight, Adobe and Microsoft, again -- and again and again. Is it the year of the Linux Desktop yet?

Netflix requires sivlerlight. And, I suspect, 99% of the people out there with silverlight installed, only have it for netflix. I can't think of a single other reason I'd install it. And I specifically banned netflix in my house because of the silverlight requirement.

Well you don't need silverlight for

Comment: Re:Meanwhile the world burns (Score 1) 200

by Nyder (#47907679) Attached to: New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

The NSA, with apparent approval from our gov't, spies on its own citizens with impunity, and let seem to be caught flat-footed by events unfolding the Middle East and Ukraine (at least from what I have heard on the radio)
The president twiddles his thumbs while our allies cry out for help.
What in three hells happened to our country?

Corporations bought it. And helping Ukraine and stopping the ISIS doesn't help bring profits to the shareholders.

Well, until it causes problems with oil, then suddenly we'll see a big need to go take them bad dudes down.

Comment: Re:So-to-speak legal (Score 2) 417

by Nyder (#47907655) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Users who try to use anonymity, or cover themselves up on the internet, are usually doing things that aren’t so-to-speak legal.

They have no evidence of you doing anything illegal, they cannot prove that everyone using Tor is a criminal, but even the hint of suspicion is apparently enough for them to cancel your subscription. I must ask, however, if such behaviour is "so-to-speak legal?"

I'm surprised they haven't came after me for using a VPN.

Comment: Re:I do not understand (Score 2, Informative) 53

by Nyder (#47906835) Attached to: Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

If someone wants me to type in my account and then my password I won't

I really won't

Common sense tells me that no one has any right to demand me to type in my account name/number and then my password

That is why I do not understand why there _are_ people who are simply void of any common sense

Ain't there enough stories of scams already? Why can't those people learn _anything_ from the mistakes of others?

No where do they say they are asking for the steam account info. Fake raffle wants a username/email & password to sign up, then it installs a program that access your steam stuff. most people on their home computer either have steam running all the time and are logged in, or auto log in.

I do don't do and I don't bother signing up for online raffles or anything claiming i will win something, because that is stupid.

But yes, giving your account info out is very dumb, but I don't think that is the case here from the summary & article.

Comment: Fucking Government doesn't care about US (Score 4, Funny) 73

by Nyder (#47900659) Attached to: NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension

I mean, seriously, wtf is the problem here. This is against the constitution. You know, the laws you the government is supposed to be holding. In fact, you are being called on it, Congress said Fuck you on this shit, the Senate is being slower on it, so that means it's okay to continue violating our rights for 90 more days?

Fuck you and fuck no!

I guess for the next 90 days, American citizens should ignore Federal Laws. I mean, if they want to play this way, we should play back.

Comment: Re:Homeland Security FTW! (Score 0) 94

by Nyder (#47900195) Attached to: Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

If businesses and individuals can have drones, then the terrorists have already won. Sadly, the terrorists won right after 9/11 when the Federal government ballooned into a never before seen size, with the passage of the unPATRIOTic Act. Any time the government gets more power, the people lose.

I hope you guys are enjoying the government you've elected. It doesn't matter if you voted for Bush, Gore, Kerry, Obama, McCain or Romney, the result would all be the same. We kept hearing over and over again "Things like this won't happen when Obama is president!". But guess what? They do happen, and they're happening more often.

That's the end of my libertarian rant. Now start with your straw man attacks.

I beat the system, I didn't vote.

Comment: Yes, develope for the disabled (Score 1) 119

by Nyder (#47900179) Attached to: The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading

I can see how this would be great for deaf people, using something like google glasses to get subtitles of convo's around them. How about making something for people who can't speak, but can form the words with their mouth, Might need something like a mic but with video/lasers for reading the facial movements, that outputs it to a speaker.

Sure it will get used for bad, but that is going to happen regardless anyways. So how about we do some good with it and help out the disabled people with some nice technology to make their lives more like ours?

Comment: Re:What are the bounds of property? (Score 1) 163

by Nyder (#47900167) Attached to: Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

In the fifth dimension (time) your ownership started at some point in the past delineated by your purchase and will end at some point in the future marked by your death or other event. Again, check your deed for the particulars.

Hmm, according the the book "A Wrinkle in Time" Time is the fourth dimension. Plus the Tesseract Concept was I thought a great solution to getting around. I do want to point out it was like 30 years ago when i read this book. But I was down with a red head smarty/nerdy chick being the hero.

Comment: Re:How do we actually know? (Score 1) 203

by Nyder (#47878355) Attached to: 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

I could harvest 5m gmail names from google searches, and then publish them with bogus passwords and create panic. Is there some statistic that says how many of these were real passwords? Because wouldn't it be illegal to use them (accessing another person's account w/o their permission is a crime in the USA).

Seems like it would be easy to manufacture a lot of FUD by making these claims w/o really having any passwords at all, and no one could verify it?

They had my email and an old password I used on it.

So while I am no one important, the list seems legit.

Comment: Re:She deserved it. (Score 2) 499

by Nyder (#47878029) Attached to: Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

Read the article. The terrorist group wasn't tangentially related to the organizations she belonged too, they were "affiliated." As in, "officially attached to or connected." Not "oh a few people were in both groups," like many people are suggesting. The article doesn't explain the connection, but presumably they were all of the same blanket organization. She visited a convicted terrorist from the group in prison, suggesting that she knew the terrorists and was in an organization that she knew was connected to terrorism, even if she herself did not assist with any terrorist acts.

Knowing terrorists and having been tangentially involved in a terrorist organization is not in itself a crime, but yes without a doubt that is something she should have disclosed. Essentially, she lied on her background check and got fired. Good.

Of course not everything should be asked on background checks. I think it's fair to say, sexuality shouldn't be asked, or political affiliation, or a number of other things. The potential for abuse is too high. But if you can't ask employees if they have a connection to terrorism, what are background checks for at all?

I read the article and I came up with the opposite conclusion. Did she know that the activist group she was working with/for had ties with a violent organization? Nope, why would she?. She was about women's rights mostly, and the organization dealt with that. She moved on, and probably didn't think much about it. I don't dwell on the stupid shit I did in the 80's.

This clearly is someone using the letter of the law to get rid of her, not sure of the motives, but she is purposely being targeted.

How can you work when the system's so crowded?