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Comment: Re:How about (Score 1) 126

by Virtucon (#47959277) Attached to: Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad

Naw, I wouldn't put my chances up to an arbitrary decision by a judge. The constitution needs to be extended to take into consideration the modern world. Metadata is one thing but actual contents need to be protected information for private parties wherever they are stored and who is the trustee.

Comment: Re:How about (Score 1) 126

by Virtucon (#47955409) Attached to: Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad

Well we have that but if I give something to my attorney it's only through attorney client privilege that he can keep that confidential. The same doesn't hold true for other third parties. If I have my data stored on a cloud provider, that should be considered confidential and not subject to espionage by my own government. In the case of prosecuting a case I could argue that the data could be produced but then I shouldn't be compelled to provide the decryption keys for example that is if I'm the accused.

Also to point out the oath and affirmation is pretty subjective considering the FISA court allowing warrantless wiretaps.

Comment: How about (Score 1) 126

by Virtucon (#47953517) Attached to: Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad

Instead of trying to block certain aspects of searches we should just bite the bullet and get a Privacy amendment to the Constitution. Certainly where laws may have been broken there's an interest in seeing justice done but US laws should only apply to the US and citizens who reside there. For example, the IRS would no longer be allowed to shake down the Swiss or US citizens lawfully living in other nations. This would also mean that information we trust to third parties would be considered private and would overturn that horrible judicial precedent that has allowed this horseshit to go on long enough. While we're at it also lets exclude every fucking company from mining our daily activities for fun and profit.

Comment: ISS now a stinky Hotel (Score 1) 47

by Virtucon (#47953477) Attached to: Boeing To Take Space Tourists On Its CST-100 Spacecraft To the ISS

The ISS has now jumped the shark. Yes there have been a few space tourists but now it would seem that instead of doing real science aboard the ISS its now about tourism. I guess that means logically any future manned missions should allow for a paying guest but I don't think astronauts who've trained for years want turndown service added to their mission statement.

Comment: Re:DIY (Score 1) 130

by Virtucon (#47853211) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

All this has been baked and there's multiple documents covering it along with any customizations. I realize handbrake is out there and I use it but sometimes ffmpeg direct is always best for me. scaling example:

-vf scale=640:480

for removing black bars example:

-vf "cropdetect=24:16:0" to a dummy file, then once you know the size of the bars (crop detect output)
-vf "crop=640:256:0:36"

Again, there's lots of recipes out there and it's all documented as well. Just search.

Comment: Re:Tonya (Score 1) 819

by Virtucon (#47846593) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

she didn't bop Nancy on the knee. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and her bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt,[6] hired Shane Stant to break Kerrigan's right leg so that she would be unable to skate. After failing to find Kerrigan at her training rink in Massachusetts, Stant followed her to Detroit. When she stepped off the ice after practice at Cobo Arena and walked behind a nearby curtain into a corridor, Stant struck her on the thigh a few inches above the knee with an ASP telescopic baton.

Comment: Re:TIme for high speed rail and lower rail prices (Score 1) 819

by Virtucon (#47846567) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

I can't see both as being compatible. High Speed Rail will require large amounts of capital investment and in order to be successful will need to be 1) more convenient/reliable than air travel 2) Competitive in terms of routes and time schedules with airlines 3) have the political backing to accomplish this. Telecommuting is probably the easiest answer and is even mandated for federal employees but I don't see the old ways changing.

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