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Comment: Re:Okay... and? (Score 2) 316

by crazyvas (#47739043) Attached to: For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

To add to that: generally, personal income is not double taxed either in this respect. Anything one hears to the contrary is usually political FUD.

Quote below from IRS. Heck, they even point out how to give them the least of your money. http://www.irs.gov/Individuals...
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If you paid or accrued foreign taxes to a foreign country on foreign source income and are subject to U.S. tax on the same income, you may be able to take either a credit or an itemized deduction for those taxes.

Taken as a deduction, foreign income taxes reduce your U.S. taxable income.

Taken as a credit, foreign income taxes reduce your U.S. tax liability. In most cases, it is to your advantage to take foreign income taxes as a tax credit.
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Comment: Re:Match (Score 1) 146

by crazyvas (#47209973) Attached to: Auditors Release Verified Repositories of TrueCrypt
Sorry, meant to login FWIW before posting that:
Thank you. Mine:

sha1sum *
16e6d7675d63fba9bb75a9983397e3fb610459a1 *TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg
7689d038c76bd1df695d295c026961e50e4a62ea *TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
1d503ddb5f619ca868ea42bd7435f0dff5975997 *TrueCrypt_v7.1a.zip
c2a8c78a23f97ffb17bf47448c9f2daa3c8f80cd *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-console-x64.tar.gz
a53a7a609a25d9a1e33f720ce5c0265ddd4e8b25 *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-console-x86.tar.gz
086cf24fad36c2c99a6ac32774833c74091acc4d *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz
0e77b220dbbc6f14101f3f913966f2c818b0f588 *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz


sha256sum *
04db58b737c05bb6b0b83f1cb37a29edec844b59ff223b9e213ee1f4e287f586 *TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg
e95eca399dfe95500c4de569efc4cc77b75e2b66a864d467df37733ec06a0ff2 *TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
4b87892bf9f217deb28eb67570803664512613aee7cf92df6e31dcca6e26fab7 *TrueCrypt_v7.1a.zip
3f48210cca1c17f433572845586d5e2a1a717a545480d136cb970689a44e3c32 *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-console-x64.tar.gz
7871a40aaca4556d2c6f3377d62347bc38302f4f1ef191e7d07123bdf4a4d008 *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-console-x86.tar.gz
43f895cfcdbe230907c47b4cd465e5c967bbe741a9b68512c09f809d1a2da1e9 *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz
9d292baf87df34598738faef7305cddaa15ea9f174c9923185653fb28f8cfef0 *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz


md5sum *
89affdc42966ae5739f673ba5fb4b7c5 *TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg
7a23ac83a0856c352025a6f7c9cc1526 *TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
2c664c527ee622b17da6fcd76979fba4 *TrueCrypt_v7.1a.zip
eb71d8108afec84d4dc72c523b57763a *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-console-x64.tar.gz
218d80bbe69cb63dba124efb62600e0f *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-console-x86.tar.gz
bb355096348383987447151eecd6dc0e *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz
09355fb2e43cf51697a15421816899be *truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz

# file sizes
9526318 TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg
3466248 TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
24467591 TrueCrypt_v7.1a.zip
1642506 truecrypt-7.1a-linux-console-x64.tar.gz
1648060 truecrypt-7.1a-linux-console-x86.tar.gz
2667681 truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz
2644819 truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz

Comment: Re:Boring and repetitive? (Score 1) 394

by crazyvas (#46934649) Attached to: Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions

Fundamentally, I don't think he knows that trading freedom for convenience is something that people always do, in every society, and always have. Without that acknowledgement, he thinks that it's reasonable that perhaps everyone would rather go without a phone instead of give up a bit of theoretical freedom.

The real issue at present is people trading freedom for convenience *without knowing they are doing so or being aware of exactly what their costs are*. And by the time they find out, it might well be too late. As you pointed out, the value of someone like RMS and his message is to illuminate what is happening so people can make that tradeoff in a more informed manner.

Comment: Re:There is this button. (Score 4, Insightful) 184

by crazyvas (#46887449) Attached to: Distracted Driving: All Lip Service With No Legit Solution

Stop spinning this as a personal responsibility/freedom issue. That's complete BS. The real issue at stake is the freedom of other people to exist, and to exist without injury caused by your stupidity.

I'd rather you get busted if you fuck up too, but instead, what will likely happen when you fuck up is, someone will lose an arm or leg...or a life. Stop thinking about whether you will be "found at fault," and start thinking about someone losing their life or limb, because that is the consequence of relevance here.

Comment: Re:Spy vs Spy (Score 1) 118

by crazyvas (#45648187) Attached to: CyanogenMod Integrates Text Message Encryption
One other point to add to the parent: Whatever you give up now, whether it's metadata alone or metadata + content, consider that this will be stored forever. It might be become easier/legal to probe into these several years down the line. If the govt's storage systems are incompetent, they might all even become public at some point.

It is /still/ worth protecting what you can.

Comment: Re:Extensions needed! (Score 1) 399

by crazyvas (#44532591) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?
Here it is: http://mailvelope.com/


- works with Chrome, Firefox in development
- provides end-to-end encryption
- reduced the complexity of creating/setting up new keys etc. to a bare minimum. I've sent instructions to non-tech friends who set it up in a few minutes with some very basic handholding.
- is not mail client specific - all it does is encrypt a textarea, so you can get it to work, for instance, on google calendar in addition to yahoo mail or gmail or whatever
- uses its own editor so you can avoid using the web gmail provider's textarea (gmail, for instance, autosaves drafts)

Disclaimer: I am in absolutely no way connected with mailvelope. I'm just a very happy user.

+ - Patent trolls getting the attention of the Feds-> 1

Submitted by crazyvas
crazyvas (853396) writes "The New York Times has published an article on the FTC which is planning to investigate the patent system, and likely patent trolls such as Intellectual Ventures. From the article: 'To its defenders, Intellectual Ventures is a revolutionary company unfairly viewed, in the words of its co-founder Peter N. Detkin, “as the poster child of everything that is wrong with the patent system.” To its critics, it is a protection racket otherwise known as a patent troll. This summer, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to begin a sweeping investigation of the patent system after the agency’s chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, urged a crackdown. She has singled out a particular kind of miscreant, one that engages in “a variety of aggressive litigation tactics,” including hiding behind shell companies when it sues.'

How does Intellectual Ventures describe itself? See for yourself here."

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Comment: Re:Credibility? (Score 1) 264

by crazyvas (#44279777) Attached to: DuckDuckGo: Illusion of Privacy
And even if the arguments on the blog article are poorly made or outright incorrect, my personal hope is that it would initiate a more technically correct and interesting debate here that will help us all understand DDG and similar search engines better.

What's that? No, I'm not new here. I can still hope, can't I? :)

Comment: Re:Credibility? (Score 1) 264

by crazyvas (#44279753) Attached to: DuckDuckGo: Illusion of Privacy
I agree that it seems to be a biased article with not much emphasis on quality. However:

1) Slashdot likely has a higher proportion of DDG users than the general population given the interest in privacy, security, and tech here.

2) Since there are very few DDG users in general (compared to google, etc.), it's difficult to find an opposing view to DDG's stance. An opposing view can be helpful in seeing where the problems lie, and what all a DDG user might want to be concerned about.

Hence, even though this blog might lack any credibility at all (and its misspellings and seeming bias don't help it any), it still holds some value here on Slashdot, IMHO.

+ - The Middle East beats the West in female tech founders->

Submitted by PolygamousRanchKid
PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) writes "Only 10% of internet entrepreneurs across the world are women, according to Startup Compass, a firm that tracks such things. Except in Amman and other Middle Eastern cities, it seems. There, the share of women entrepreneurs is said to average 35%—an estimate seemingly confirmed by the mix of the sexes at “Mix‘n’Mentor”, a recent gathering in the Jordanian capital organised by Wamda, an online publication for start-ups.

Reasons abound, and they are not always positive, says Nina Curley, Wamda’s editor. Although more than half of university graduates in many Middle Eastern countries (51% in Jordan) are women, the workforce is dominated by men (women provide only 21% of it overall, and a paltry 16% in Jordan). The internet, however, is a new space that is more meritocratic and not as heavily male. The technology also lets entrepreneurs work from home, making it easier to raise children.

The number of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East is likely to grow, including in the least likely places. “Well-educated women in Saudi Arabia want to work, but their family often objects,” explained an entrepreneur at the Wamda shindig. “Running an internet start-up from home is the perfect compromise.”"

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