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Comment Re:Dumbest thing I've heard today. (Score 1) 367

Well, once the infrastructure is in place, we might as well use it to scan other groups of US citizens, as well. Such as, convicted criminals and the members of the Ohio Presbyterian Grandmothers Association Luncheon.

Why members of the Ohio Presbyterian Grandmothers Association Luncheon?

Why not? "Because we can", says the NSA . . .

Submission + - Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages->

PolygamousRanchKid writes: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Saturday that if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages.

I just spit out my coffee . . .

Mr. Christie, who is far back in the pack of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, said at a campaign event in New Hampshire that he would ask the chief executive of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith, to devise the tracking system.“At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. It’s on the truck. It’s at the station. It’s on the airplane,” Mr. Christie told the crowd in Laconia, N.H. “Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.” He added: “We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in.”

I'm sure foreign tourist will be amused when getting a bar code sticker slapped on their arm.

A FedEx spokeswoman declined to comment on Mr. Christie’s remarks.

Mr. Christie, get your lips away from the crack pipe.

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Comment Re:Lasers and aircraft... (Score 2) 121

I don't want to shoot down the drone. I want to shoot the person piloting the drone. Triangulate the signal controlling the drone to locate the pilot, and then shine your own laser at the pilot.

Wow! We don't have a nuclear arms escalation race anymore. But we have a drone arms escalation race. Armaments manufacturers will make a bundle on drone/anti-drone selling weapons.

Comment Re:"Less than Lethal"...How Reassuring (Score 1) 179

A laser mounted on a drone could blind you . . . permanently . . . but you would still be very much alive. That's definitely "Less than Lethal".

Such weapons are banned under the Geneva Conventions. But North Dakota can claim that they never signed it.

Paint the drone to look like shark for even more amusement.

Comment Re:Who would have thought there was more? (Score 1) 89

we can't trust our computers anymore

Our computers? Even though I "bought" my computer . . . I'm not sure that I actually "own" it. There is probably a legalese expression in the fine print pf the documentation somewhere, that the manufacturer has a right to install any sort of spyware that they want on "my" computer.

Comment Re: He's got company (Score 1, Interesting) 442

Trump would make a hilarious president

If Hillary gets elected, it will be business as usual in Washington. The Democrats give a little here, the Republicans there, and they come up with a comprise, that really doesn't satisfy anyone.

The Donald, is a guy like, you do as I say, or, You're fired!". If he gets elected, he will stick a weed up Washington's ass. It will be pandemonium . . . but maybe this chaos is exactly what the American political system needs. A good shake-up.

Submission + - Hillary Clinton dismisses e-mail controversy as 'partisan game' 1

PolygamousRanchKid writes: Sorry Hillary, but I am a techie, and I know what an insecure, unaudited e-mail server means.

"It’s not about Benghazi,” Clinton said. “And you know what, it’s not about e-mails or servers either. It’s about politics.”

It's about security policies. Most big companies have them. And if you violate them, you get fired. Or worse. A little system administrator in the State Department who used a private e-mail system to conduct official business would be hounded more than Snowden. Clinton vowed to fight back aggressively, saying, “I won’t get down in the mud with them. I won’t play politics with national security or dishonor the memory of those we lost. I won’t pretend this is anything other than what it is: the same old partisan games we’ve seen so many times before. I don’t care how many super PACs and Republicans pile on. I’ve been fighting for families and underdogs my entire life and I’m not going to stop now.”

“Now I know most of the attention these days is on a certain flamboyant front-runner,” Clinton said, referencing Trump. “But don’t let the circus distract you. If you look at their policies, most of the other candidates are just Trump without the pizzazz or the hair.”

As opposed to without the sleaze

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