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Comment: Re:Sad State of Affairs (Score 1) 102

by bug1 (#48844003) Attached to: Feds Operated Yet Another Secret Metadata Database Until 2013

Obviously we do need better ways to catch and confine criminals and we also need better ways to tune these people up and make them normal members of society

And a strong social welfare system so people dont get so desperate they see crime as a way to "fit in" with our capitalist society.

Comment: Re:I would rather see 1000 terrorists go free... (Score 3, Interesting) 562

by bug1 (#48841463) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

Or to say it another way...

âoeIt is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished.

But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, 'whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection,' and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.â - John Adams

Comment: Trust (Score 2) 562

by bug1 (#48841375) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

ensure that police and spies can listen in when a court approves

The US Government is willing to break their own constitution so they can secretly spy and kill people.
They need to demonstrate that there is effectual oversight to their abuse of power, and that the courts are capable of operating independently before they can be trusted.

Comment: But how to protect us from God ? (Score 1) 258

by bug1 (#48796647) Attached to: AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

If we had true AI it would be be able to workout things that an organic brain is just too simple to understand. And yes, organic brains do have limits, eg dogs will never understand algebra.

When AI understands so much of our world that we dont, we would be in a position where have to take a "leap of faith" and just choose to believe it in order to benefit from it.

How do we protect ourself from the manifestation of god ?

Comment: Re:bean counters ruin another company (Score 1) 230

by bug1 (#48749237) Attached to: AMD, Nvidia Reportedly Tripped Up On Process Shrinks

I'm thinking of that happy little picture of the world with a circle over portions of South and East Asia and the large islands in the Indian Ocean where half of the population of the planet lives.

Madagascar ?

I dont see the connection, maybe i need to research geographic sterotypes...

Comment: Re:encouraging piracy (Score 2) 437

by bug1 (#48727573) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

Also;
Australia has 'parallel import' laws which make it legal to bypass country wide restrictions used by corporations, so they cant legally stop us.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (government funded pro consumer organisition) are pretty strong in areas like this and i would expect them to cause problems for the media cartels if push came to shove.
Using a VPN is encouraged by mainstream consumer oriented groups like choice magazine, see http://www.choice.com.au/revie...

Comment: undisclosed (Score 1) 129

by bug1 (#48708039) Attached to: Google Researcher Publishes Unpatched Windows 8.1 Security Vulnerability

"Google's security research database has after a 90 day timeout automatically undisclosed a Windows 8.1 vulnerability"

"undisclosed
adjective
1. not made known or revealed: an undisclosed sum"

From that description i assume google has a database of recent security vulnerabilities (from the last 90 days).
Vulnerabilities are immediately public information, then after 90 days they are removed from the list as they arent recent, and assumed to be patched ?

OR

Its the opposite and the person writing the description for the story should have said disclosed instead of undisclosed.

(sarcastic comment about reundisclosing the vulnerability so they can redisclose it in another 90 days)

Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 1) 302

by bug1 (#48607899) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

In your economics 101 did they teach you that there ISNT a magical money tree ?

It wouldn't surprise me they'd taught you that in yours, since there's a lot you seem to be missing.

Perhaps you would be so kind as to explain this magical money tree to me, or do i need to send you a cheque to cover your expenses first ?

Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 1) 302

by bug1 (#48607437) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

Overall the economy gains. This is economics 101, you really ought to read a book or take a class about this stuff.....

Thanks, i just need to understand money velocity then my education will be complete. Can i have job as rich banker now.

In your economics 101 did they teach you that there ISNT a magical money tree ?

Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. -- Bertrand Russell

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