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Comment: Re:And no one will go to jail - just like bankers! (Score 1) 140

we are going down a road that violates the very tenets of our nation's forming.

Going??? It's well underway.

9/11 was the most spectacular win for the terrorists, because they more or less kicked the foundations out from Western society, and have helped to create the worst form of surveillance state you can imagine.

This is the Stasi, the KGB, J Edgar Hoover, McCarthy, and cyberpunk all rolled up into one festering mass of shit.

Comment: Re:And no one will go to jail (Score 1) 140

or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort

Well, arguably these clowns have become the enemy of democracy, the Constitution, and the rights of pretty much every person on the planet.

No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

And, he's now confessed.

OK, fine, maybe it's not technically treason. But if the US isn't going to do some serious cleaning of house, it's only going to get FAR worse from here.

The rot at the upper levels of these agencies has created a mentality of "by any means necessary", and a complete indifference to the law.

If he just says "oops, sorry about that" and he and his subordinates aren't seriously punished, this shit will only get worse.

Comment: Re:And no one will go to jail (Score 1) 140

Fine, waterboard the son of a bitch, get the truth out of him that way.

He seems to think it's OK for other people.

This man can no longer be trusted, and if he isn't prosecuted and jailed for what he's readily admitted, democracy in the US is fucked, and the rest of the world won't be far behind.

Comment: Re:Then, Why isn't he being arrested and charged w (Score 1) 140

You more or less have to assume the entire upper management of the CIA (and other TLAs) are all equally corrupted.

They've decided that the people overseeing them don't know what they're talking about, and taken matters into their own hands.

Treason indeed. And there's no way just one guy is responsible. The whole system has rotted into this.

Comment: Re:When will we... (Score 4, Interesting) 140

Jail isn't going to do any good unless you put the whole agency in jail.

OK, fine.

If there is no oversight, and I don't mean a FISA court whose job it is to say everything is rosy, then you can't have an agency like this.

Having the CIA directly lying to congress about their activities, and actively spying on the people who are supposed to oversee them is something straight out of fiction -- only it's no longer fiction, they're doing anything they please, and no longer accountable to anybody.

Fuck, hit them up with a RICO suit. Do ANYTHING.

What next, he'll go into private industry as a security consultant for corporations? Oh, wait ...

This is bloody scary. Neither Americans nor the rest of the world signed up for a fucking security agency which is no longer under anyone's control except people who feel they can do anything they want.

Comment: Re:And no one will go to jail (Score 4, Insightful) 140

It is. The next step would be for the Senate oversight committee to vote to refer the matter for prosecution. The question is whether they want to go down this road or not.

The way I see it, if they don't go for prosecution, they've more or less given these agencies carte blanche to violate the law, lie about it, and have no consequences.

Sorry, but I think this sounds like treason, or at the very least an indication that all of the assurances we've had that they're playing by the rules is a pile of shit.

So, the question of "do you spy on Americans?" "Are you in compliance with the law?" "Have you been using this information to make yourself rich?" -- every single thing they do pretty much must be distrusted.

Blatantly lying to Congress means they've reached a point where they don't give a shit.

This is madness.

Comment: Re:When will we... (Score 5, Insightful) 140

Fuck the apology. Put him in jail.

At this point there is no choice but to assume that when the CIA and NSA say they're in compliance with the law, they're bloody well lying.

When they're outright lying to the people who oversee them, they've become a criminal organization.

Comment: Re:I thought that the OR2 delivered a 1080p displa (Score 2, Funny) 46

It's disappointing to see that each eye is just 1/2 1080p because it uses a single 1080p phone display shared by both eyes.

Yo dawg, I hear you like specs ... I 'spec the specs for your specs aren't what you'd 'spec.

Just remember, just because the marketing department says something, doesn't mean carries the same meaning as you and I would assign to it.

Comment: Re:Very original (Score 1) 139

It's odd that people needed instructions on how to tape a filter to a fan?

Well, there was a market for a $1000 product ... apparently nobody else thought of it.

Yes, this is the low-tech solution, but if it works just as well as the expensive one ... it's a damned fine solution.

How have you made the world a better place this week?

Comment: Re:Very original (Score 5, Interesting) 139

More like people were overpaying by thousands of dollars because until now none of them had the simple idea to duct tape a filter over a fan.

Well, he went as far as confirming he was getting the same particle counts.

His solution was remarkably simple and really cheap. He strapped a HEPA filter to a fan and quickly began to enjoy clean air. A particle counter he purchased confirmed the filter was effective.

He's not saying "I just invented something revolutionary", he's just sticking it to the people selling over prices kit.

And in my book, that gets applause.

Comment: Re:Very original (Score 5, Insightful) 139

He straps a filter on to a fan and this is noteworthy? Ok then.

He got similar results to a $1000 product, and told everybody how to do it.

That is newsworthy.

I suspect there are a lot of people in places with a lot of air pollution who would really like to have this.

Kudos to this guy.

Comment: Re:How is this viable as an attack medium? (Score 4, Interesting) 161

by gstoddart (#47574475) Attached to: "BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

The most I can see happening with this is someone putting bad firmware onto a USB device and selling them on EBay or similar as a means of stealing people's data, but I think that would be pretty easy to track

Really? Because the worst I can imagine is the NSA or another spy agency getting a shipment of devices from the manufacturer so that when you get it delivered new and in the box it's already compromised. Your brand new shiny Dell or HP would be compromised from the factory.

Think I've not got enough layers of tinfoil? Google for "Cisco NSA routers".

At this point, if it can be exploited by these clowns, it will be.

law enforcement will figure out the trick pretty quickly

Unless, of course, it's law enforcement who have done it.

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