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Comment: Re:See Apple's privacy site for details (Score 3, Insightful) 231

by Prune (#47943179) Attached to: Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died
No, it is not "here in the open", because "250 and fewer" includes zero as an option. As per the Ars article someone already posted early on in this /. discussion,, the 0-250 range is a reflection of new guidelines from the department of justice. A canary almost becomes unworkable for companies now because saying you have not received such a warrant in the given time period is equivalent to saying you have received 0 orders, which is more specific than the smallest allowable range of 0-250.

Comment: Re:I'm pro-global warming (Score 1) 427

by Prune (#47867223) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013
So like a typical ideologue, when you fail to summon logical arguments to support your view, you turn in your desperation to your last resort: abusive language. I hope you realize that you're just revealing that for you, this is about emotional investment, not rationality.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile in the real world... (Score 1) 427

by Prune (#47867169) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013
I know that me personally am willing to help the next generations by making reasonable compromises right now but it seems it's not the general consensus.

You do what you want, but who are you to tell other people how to live their lives? And yet, that's what most environmentalists do. This is why environmentalism really is like a watermelon: green on the outside, red on the inside.

Comment: I'm pro-global warming (Score 1) 427

by Prune (#47864107) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013
I live in Canada, and considering the number of articles in recent years which have listed the impacts of global warming on the country, it's looking like a huge win. Even if only some of the permafrost melts, this is a huge increase in arable land and will allow as much as a doubling of agricultural output. Access to additional fresh water also increases significantly, which is notable given how much hoopla is made about water as an ever-more scarce resource. Increasing population density further north, and making the north actually productive. Better access to natural resources in the north, including mining and gas/oil extraction in the arctic. Levying fees on ships going eventually year round through the northwest passage. The boon global warming, if real, will bring to this surpasses by an order of magnitude anything its politicians could bring about. So yes, please, bring it on!

Comment: Re:Follow the money... (Score 3, Insightful) 188

I would not mind paying for news if I thought it would make a difference and bring back real investigative journalism. But how many people do you think would be willing to do so? Not enough to make a dent in the situation, given how much real difference other scandals such as the NSA spying revelations have failed to make.

Comment: Oh dear (Score 4, Informative) 188

I didn't expect my submission to be actually posted, so I didn't bother to write a summary and only sent in a naked link to the story. Thanks to the editor for doing my job. My intention was just to bring attention to this in the expectation that someone else would make a proper submission. And, in a way, it's what happened--this is really timothy's submission.

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]