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Comment Re:Next step? (Score 2) 111

3G and 4G require the network to identify itself. You either need the carrier private key or downgrade the link to 2G (what most stingray class devices do)

So I'm likely to know I'm on a Stingray. Do you think I could sort of wardrive to try to locate the device? Or should I just call a random friend and talk about it and say bad things about the FBI and law enforcement while on the line?

Comment Re:How Would That Help? (Score 1) 274

An armed society is not a polite society. It's a society in which the people who are very good with the standard weapons can freely act like assholes, and everybody else has to be polite to the point of obsequiousness. Having guns around also makes suicide easy and effective, and we generally want to avoid it being easy to do impulsively.

Comment Re:Salmon's now on my "foods to avoid" list (Score 1) 514

However, GGP was attempting to say GMO was bad because of what some characters said in science fiction stories, not using them as illustrations. In Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", the protagonist says "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch" (usually used as the acronym "TANSTAFFL"). Now that's certainly a philosophical opinion, and can be argued about. Saying that it's true because $REASONS is fine, saying it's true because the character said so is inane.

Comment Re:Salmon's now on my "foods to avoid" list (Score 1) 514

Nobody is trying to keep that hidden. If an orange is not the product of genetic engineering, the manufacturer can put a label on it appropriately. That way, intelligent people can ignore the label and idiots can buy food only with that label. Everybody should be happy.

I'm much more concerned about sulfites in food, since I have a friend who's got real problems (like "go to the hospital" problems) with them. If nobody's required to put a "CONTAINS SULFITES" on food (you can't necessarily tell from the currently required label), why should they be required to put "GMO" or "NOT BLESSED BY PRIEST OF CTHULHU" labels on?

Comment Re:GM producers are shooting themselves in the foo (Score 1) 514

How big do you want the mandatory labels to be? If we mandate labeling GMO foods, and all ingredients or trace products that have an actual known deleterious effect to certain people, which I consider more important, will we be able to buy a loaf of bread whose wrapper is not completely nutrition information?

Comment Re:GM producers are shooting themselves in the foo (Score 1) 514

DDT is still very benign in its effects on people, and we used it because it was fatal to some critters. It was restricted because it appeared to be seriously harming birds.

Was Agent Orange tested by the FDA and found to be fit for human consumption, or at least human dousing? I really don't think so.

Thalidomide is why we have strict testing requirements on drugs. We're dealing with GMOs being found safe by the post-Thalidomide FDA.

I'm sure the FDA looked at this fish, and did studies to find if there would be any problems. They might conceivably have missed something, but there is good evidence that it's harmless. More harmless than some stuff found in food that isn't required to be labeled and which can cause real medical problems.

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.