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Comment Re:Whistle blower (Score 1) 608

There was nothing illegal about what the government was doing, the Patriot Act gave them all those abilities, legally. Any idiot who failed to acknowledge the act and didn't know what was going on was totally at fault for being ignorant. Anyone who has been paying attention already knew what Snowden has been crying about. "The spy agencies are spying!" Yes!! That's what they do! It's in their name!

Comment Re:Yeah, be a man! (Score 1) 608

The verdict has already been decided.

Well, yeah, his open betrayal of his country was a pretty solid confession on it's own. He's not pretending to not be breaking the law, he thinks he's more important than the law. He thinks the average citizen is qualified to know what he knew and judge the actions of others based on it. He was and is wrong, and he's a pussy for fleeing to Russia. If you think you're innocent or in the right, or dealing justice, you don't run.

Comment Hero? A stupid one... (Score 1) 686

I think he tried to do the right thing, but I sincerely believe that he did the wrong thing. Truth is relative and anyone who didn't always know that the SPY agency was SPYING probably shouldn't know it now either. Oh and he went to Russia, then told world leaders their phones were tapped. As if the US was the only one doing any of this... If you want to change the system, you have to play by the existing rules, otherwise you are just a cheater.

Comment good idea, but... (Score 1) 732

no computer system should be able to 'apply the brakes', if anything they should only, and in the most restrictive sense possible, be able to disallow further acceleration. And when the system is in doubt or fails, it must ALWAYS default to doing absolutely nothing. Big brother my ass though, if it is illegal to speed, it makes sense that it shouldn't be possible for cars to speed. Such a feature should be on e default but should also be easily bypassed by the vehicle's owner. No fixed system can take into account unknown circumstances and as such this should be easily opt-out-able. I think most sensible people will opt-in though...

Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.