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Comment: Re:But that's not all Snowden did... (Score 5, Insightful) 348 348

Preposterous. 'Just following orders' (or, 'Just following our directive', as it were) is no excuse. Every human being has an inalienable set of rights, and surveillance violates these rights; culpability for that violation exists regardless of the NSA's ostensibly-foreign 'jurisdiction'.

Comment: Re:Is this why they fly into airplanes? (Score 1) 71 71

A waterfall is very, very far from a 'vertical water surface'. I doubt it the polarization of the light coming off of a waterfall makes it look any more similar to a pool of water than the colored light coming off of it does (that is to say, not at all).

Comment: Re:To all who say it's not two-dimensional (Score 1) 137 137

Except people do call pieces of paper (and, more commonly, things drawn on them) 'two dimensional'. With great frequency. It's entirely consistent to call something five atoms thick, where the axis perpendicular to its plane is pretty much entirely irrelevant to its design, 'two dimensional'.

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