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Comment: It should be the other way around (Score 1) 73

by Trachman (#47414175) Attached to: Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative
Some politicians would benefit from returning from the moon to earth, and not thinking about traveling from earth to the space. There are many issues that are many times cheaper to resolve, and would improve the world, the real world, in a meaningful way. I am all for the space exploration and new technologies. All of such endeavors need to be financed with private voluntary contributions.

Comment: Can anyone guess when cavity searches will be norm (Score 1) 659

by Trachman (#47412557) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
I wanted to guess when anal and vaginal searches will become new normal, standard procedure. Sorry for direct and not necessarily tasteful reference here. I am sure that bearded men, sitting in the caves, will spread the new gossip about devices in bod cavities and will watch in disbelief what people in US allow for TSA personnel to do on themselves.

+ - Airport Security will not allow to have discharged electronic device. What's nex-> 2

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Trachman (3499895) writes "Latest news to the travelers flying into the US: you will discover that getting through security will become even more time-consuming and stressful. The US Transport Security Administration revealed on Sunday that enhanced security procedures on flights coming to the US now include not allowing uncharged cell phones and other devices onto planes.

Let's think about it. In the next decade some perverted heads will announce anal and vaginal devices as the next transportation threat. How far Americans are willing to go, how many liberties to lose for the sense of security."

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Comment: Information collection via power lines from PC's (Score 1) 109

by Trachman (#47381075) Attached to: Can the NSA Really Track You Through Power Lines?
Information collection via power lines has been developed a long time ago against hard to reach targets, such as, for example adversary's strategic forces (icbm), nuclear plants and warehouse, headquarters and other similar high value targets. Many times such objects are disconnected from internet (but have local computers) and if such targeted computers are using electricity, then they can be targeted. If you remember, a while ago, there was DSL internet delivered via power lines. Be sure that such internet delivered via power lines is one additional avenue, a tool, in NSA's toolbox. One of many

Comment: Email is the new Fax (Score 1, Troll) 131

by Trachman (#47376563) Attached to: Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks
I have very successfully managed implementations of several transformations where amount of work has been reduced by approx 90-95% by moving several processess to social networks, Yammer to be specific. There are many areas in the corporate world that would benefit greatly from broader adoption of work and communications within social networks. When I will be managing my own business enterprise, which I hope will happen soon, there will be no email for everyone. My prediction is that in the corporate world of productivity, email will take the role very similiar to the one currently taken by the fax and I predict that it will take 15 to 20 years for that. If anyone is interested I would be happy to share some of the best experiences.

Comment: So it is all about the fees and royalites? (Score 1) 210

by Trachman (#47346455) Attached to: Fox Moves To Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish Streaming Service
Except that there are much more smaller and independent channels who would love to get included in the big company's, such as dish TV, programming schedule. I can bet that this will accelerate and will spur more independent producers of the content. Internet was supposed to be a communication medium, delivering a cost effective and convenient way to to share data. One way or another, Aereo ruling will strike back legacy companies in the ways that they have not anticipated.

Comment: Re:Double speak (Score 1) 249

by Trachman (#47317859) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant
Not according to the Snowden leaks and subsequent disclosures. They search it, they copy and catalog your contact lists and all other data. Please read again, but all the cellphone data and communications is currently being "backed up". How about police using microphone on your iphone to listen to you? As strange as it sounds it may be infringing third amendment, which says that you do no need to quarter uniformed people (no need to quarter the troops). Using the same logic it is not fair that somebody would be using your own assets against you.

Comment: Double speak (Score 5, Interesting) 249

by Trachman (#47316809) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant
I think that we are getting deeper into the woods and Supreme Court can actually keep two opposing concepts in mind at the time and be ok with it. Supreme court decision covers police and says that police cannot spy on cellphone owners. Can somebody explain, if, then NSA, FBI, CIA, DHS, TSA, DIA and thousands of other agencies can continue spying? What if policeman will call his colleague at DEA, FBI and will ask for data: happens all the times. What about the usual process, where DIA employee working with NSA data while spying on US people will give a tip to local police to check "that person". Also, does the ruling cover only cellphones? What about the rest of devices, such as desktops, tablets etc. Ruling says that other devices are covered. The outcome is that spying and collection will continue as it has continued. People who have privacy concerns will be pacified with this ruling. Finest example of doublespeak and doublethink.

Comment: Cut that cable, cut it now! (Score 0) 484

by Trachman (#47315019) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service
Heaven forbid the big 3 Luddite networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC go out of business, so people have to keep paying ridiculous fees for garbage channels? Big dinosaur companies still trying to be relevant with their outdated overpriced business structure. Big isp's getting paid by advertisers and being paid by subscribers, in my view, if someone subscribes to a service there should be ZERO advertisements. FCC and Supreme Court work hand in hand to stifle innovation and keep the fatcats of America in power. Here is the thing: SC can issue as many rulings as they want, the younger generation is not getting hooked on the cable as fast at someone might want to. This is the process that will only accelerate after the ruling, because wittier alternatives will pop up. In the future, ABC, CBS, NBC and others will be analyzing in the and will damn this date when they received what they think is a favorable ruling.

Comment: Nest's promise is a pinky promise (Score 1) 82

by Trachman (#47289759) Attached to: Google's Nest Buys Home Monitoring Camera Company Dropcam
Legally, Matt Roger's promise is worthless. If google owns nest, then everything, all the assets, including chairs, notes and employee ideas are also owned by google. In addition, to that sooner or later such company will be financially consolidated to google consolidated financial statements. Consolidated financial statements are often linked to Company's general ledger, which often is managed by the same enterprise system which also records the sales. Sales recording system will all the customer information. Nest's promise is a pinky promise.

Comment: I have closed my Gmail and Hotmail accounts (Score 1) 82

by Trachman (#47289705) Attached to: Google's Nest Buys Home Monitoring Camera Company Dropcam
I did closed my "free" email accounts. I cant believe that Google et al. expects that not only we will let somebody else to control thermostat in our home but also install google cameras and google TV's on our refrigerators and other "things". Trust once lost can never be un-broken. I know that I am a minority, but I still cannot comprehend how so many people are ok with so much intrusion to the privacy. All of the house controls and security can and should be done without service providers, if any, knowing their customers.

Comment: Stealerships (Score 1) 455

by Trachman (#47268781) Attached to: NADA Is Terrified of Tesla
There is a reason dealerships are popularly referred to as stealer-ships. While people there are trying to make money, the selling practices are universally despised and not liked by many. As such, I say that we should welcome Tesla and all other manufacturers. The more the merrier. Dealerships are welcome to compete with the quality of their service in free market

Them as has, gets.