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Comment: Re:This is a huge first step! (Score 1) 212

by Zeio (#48413017) Attached to: Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

I expect a lot of agents to come in and stump against transport encryption. I question why on earth you wouldnt want to make it harder to sniff. Even if there is a man in the middle possibility, they need a copy of every cert. Lugging around millions of certs and trying to apply them to every flow to see if you can get into that flow sounds a lot harder than not encrypting.

Comment: This is a huge first step! (Score 0, Flamebait) 212

by Zeio (#48412833) Attached to: Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

They put the inventor of PGP in jail - Phil zimmerman. Reason: simple transport encryption - even without trust - makes Fedzilla and its police state angry.

This would force the Fedzilla police state to obtain end-point warrants rather than be able to sniff the firehose.

I would rather have transport encryption than nothing. Also, even if these are back doored by the NSA, the government would have to prove how they got the information without a warrant.

This is an imperative first step.

Comment: Re:But the case hasn't even started! (Score 3, Insightful) 119

by Zeio (#48412813) Attached to: US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

I agree here. This is the actions of a police state. Its quite disturbing to see complete forfeiture of assets without a trial taking place. I know normally tycoons and other scum like Madhoff and Ken Lay deserve to be tarred and feathered and pilloried for their crimes against society and shareholders, but who exactly was DAMAGED by Silk Road? Did all of the buyers receive their goods? If so, what is the DAMAGE?

How does the government have standing to claim silk road DAMAGED all those buyers?

Why doesnt the government go after Jack Ma and Alibaba? (As in they block those transactions and forbid buying off that fraud-racket-exchange)? Alibaba sells stolen fraudulent broken junk that is masqueraded as legitimate (its basically a crime mall) but we let that go and shut down silk road and seize all assets? Doesnt make sense. Criminal rackets operate eyes wide shut but it seems the Fedzilla is only angry that they couldnt collect tax off these transactions in which case he should be sued for that money.

Total forfeiture seems out of the bounds of due process.

Comment: Re:I just read that article (Score 1, Insightful) 119

by Zeio (#48044581) Attached to: Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

Actually if you read the various articles on the data used for this study (Leisure World / Laguna Woods data) or watch the 60 minutes show they clearly articulate people who abstained from alcohol lived shorter lives.

So if you want to live a long time moderate (1-2 units/day) may actually be needed.

Comment: Drink IPA (Score 5, Interesting) 119

by Zeio (#48042847) Attached to: Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

I drink Pliny the Elder every Thursday @ 11 am at a bar locally here that taps just ONE KEG and this keg lasts about 1 Hour. 30-50 pitchers of beer.

Micro-bubbles in the brew.

Pliny is nice. Its balanced, lots of hops, IPA classic, only good fresh, and its smooth

Hops are really awesome. They are brain food. Also brewers yeast is able to even control blood pressure.

I love beer.

Comment: Re:Compound Found In Beer Impairs Brain Function (Score 5, Informative) 119

by Zeio (#48042809) Attached to: Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function



Vitamins didn't seem to affect longevity, but alcohol intake did, with people who drank up to two drinks per day having a 10-15 percent reduced risk of death compared to non-drinkers. "A lot of people like to say it's only red wine. In our hands it didn't seem to matter," says Dr. Kawas.

might want to check the facts on this.

Comment: Re:Ageing can be seen as a treatable disease. (Score 1) 478

by Zeio (#47967067) Attached to: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Identify what resources are limited and change the culture and work culture to use less of them.

Its hard to argue against longer lives when nearly everyone from age 21-62 drives a car to work to get printed fiat monopoly money to feed themselves in the age where nearly all the work is transitioning to knowledge can be done from home/telecommute/virtual teams.

Dream big, its OK. Maybe if life was possibly longer people would take more time making big decisions and the rat race would slow down. I think there would be less inter-generational low/middle class reset where every generation is in a rat race to build from zero.

I think Star Trek type futures are possible for Earth, and we dont need to install lifeclocks to get there. We should also just consider valuing life and not simply pleasurable existence.

Comment: Ageing can be seen as a treatable disease. (Score 2) 478

by Zeio (#47966933) Attached to: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

I don't think there are many dreams of futures without some form of life extension.

Some wax poetic and philosophic about how life extension is like the One Ring stretching out Bilbo and Gollum, but with a properly enlightened society with strong family ties multiple generations co-habiting could provide an awesome view of the past, living history, to help teach the next generation.

I see ageing as a currently inescapable fact of life. I also know there are 400 year old clams. I think we should attempt to treat ageing as a disease, who that each life is valuable and worth saving and cherish the time the elders spend with the young to bring a different (but sometimes wrong and thought provoking) perspective.

There was an episode of TNG (Half a Life) where people who got to a certain age killed themselves. I was strongly in favor of letting the scientist live, but the show used the family and social norms and mores to make this a hard show to call black and white on.

So let's think to do the opposite of Logan's Run. Lets dream big and not run to the grave like its a cradle.

Comment: Re:DING DONG! (Score 2) 142

by Zeio (#47948905) Attached to: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

No, not at all. If you know who Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are, you will be wishing for kind, nice old Larry back.

I was in a meeting with Safra a while back. I was a fly on the wall. Then a discussion came up about engineering details. Not too relevant to business besides timelines.

She interrupted the line of thinking and said the "Little people will take care of this."

She is amazing to hear speak, she has her business acumen, some technical chops, and she has her stuff together. She is one lean, mean chainsaw. Larry is seriously tame compared to her.

And Hurd, well, he is known for slash and burn techniques that do well for shareholders (in consort with a favorable market) but usually reduce headcount in sometimes painful ways. HP has many coffins with Hurd's name on it.

Larry is going to sit in a lawn chair enjoying retirement and watch Hurd and Catz vie for total power, control and domination. I put my money on Safra. He gets to watch a cage match to see who wins the title of Larry, Turbo Version 2.0++

Comment: Musk worship (Score -1, Flamebait) 260

by Zeio (#47853451) Attached to: Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

I get a little tired of the Musk worship.

Why does his company need a huge pile of tax breaks to succeed? If I open a company tomorrow, how can I get away with not paying taxes?

Why are Tesla's debt bonds in Junk status but he continues to get freebies from states?

Why are Tesla's cars so rudely expensive? Is there a plan for a 4 door sedan that a real family can afford in the 20K - 30K range like the Prius?

Why is it that a guy with a big mouth and political friends on all sides gets so much tax subsidy, loans, breaks and deals?

Why are guys who run factories employing tons of US citizens in US based factories (like Toyota) who produce super reliable product with great mileage get slapped by the media when a bogus story about a gas pedal getting stuck?

Not sure why people need a super-hero.

3.8 million priuses have been sold and cab drivers will tell you they easily go into the 300K range and even if the battery runs out the car is still useable.

But instead we continue to give money to the cartoon guy.

Comment: Re:This is what the US has become (Score 1, Insightful) 137

by Zeio (#47842527) Attached to: Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

Agree. They should be fought. Their copyright extension act is unconstitutional as it violates equal protection of laws. However, the oligarchical collectivists enjoy total control over the laws in the USSA Police state.

Deadmouse is, however, an un-original riff ripping repetitive douche and would be a bad rallying point for this cause.

A good treatment of US crappyright law is here:


Generally totally favors drug, software and media companies and screws everyone else.

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