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Comment: Misleading title (Score 4, Interesting) 137

by Zouden (#45410999) Attached to: Facebook Patented Making NSA Data Handoffs Easier

Cooperating with the NSA to give unrestricted access to private data (aka PRISM) is completely different to complying with subpoenas. Facebook got a patent on the latter, but not the former as the headline suggests.

If you have a problem with FB giving over your data in response to legal requests then take it up with the agencies making the requests, because Facebook don't get a choice in the matter.

Comment: Foreshadowing (Score 2) 376

by Zouden (#44368597) Attached to: The Last GUADEC?

Is this a preview of what might happen to Linux distros at some point in the future? Android has had a bigger impact than anyone expected. I wouldn't be surprised if it leads to Linux becoming more marginalised (servers only) and fewer people adopting it on the desktop.

Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.