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Comment: Re:bill of rights restricts GOVERNMENT (Score 3, Informative) 113

by jythie (#48667847) Attached to: How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us To Greater Harm
Yes and no. The East India Company was a very real thing of course, but it was run by people like them to the detriment of 'not people'. Remember that most of the 'founding fathers' came from the american ruling class and wished more power. While they knew 'oppression', they knew it in the same way middle management knows it, unhappy there are people above them but still comfortably in better shape than. So when they pictured things like the East India Corp, it was a model of what people like them could do with their freedom, not something they had to fear being used against them. At most it was competition, something on their level that they would need to counter.

Comment: Re:bill of rights restricts GOVERNMENT (Score 1) 113

by jythie (#48667821) Attached to: How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us To Greater Harm
Not only that, but they generally envisioned people being able to simply shoot other people if said people were exerting power against them. Then again, they also only envisioned a small percentage of the population as being 'people' which is important to keep in mind since the problems of a ruling class have generally never been the same as an underclass and thus the priorities and tools are crafted differntly.

Comment: Re:Not a magic bullet... (Score 1) 71

by jythie (#48659747) Attached to: JP Morgan Breach Tied To Two-Factor Authentication Slip
Which brings up the question, was the lack of two factor authentication actually a factor in this particular breach, or is it something that is simply being tacked onto the story?

If two factor auth can be handled by an app, or even a dongle, how much additional protection can it really provide?

Comment: Bad idea... (Score 1) 123

by jythie (#48650035) Attached to: "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars
So they are replacing easily identified and robust mechanical controls with a touchscreen technology that has been falling by the wayside because it is unreliable?

Who wants to bet this is actually a case of some manufacturer having old inventory or excess capacity they need to justify and made some kind of deal to offload these terrible devices by using them in cheap cars.

Next, in 2018 or so, mechanical controls will be the "in" thing only found on nicer cars...

Comment: Re:Study financed by (Score 1) 281

by jythie (#48646967) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety
Sadly those gullible people are also to blame for why the red light cameras were attractive as a revenue stream in the first place. If people just sat down and said "hey, we do not like taxes, but that is how services are funded" instead of buying into the "taxes are stealing from me!" BS then such sneaky ways of keeping books in the black would not be necessary in the first place.

Comment: Re:undocumented immigrant (Score 1) 440

by jythie (#48609697) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance
I mostly agree with that assessment, except the time part. While it is getting a lot of press latetly, it could be argued that things were actually MUCH worse in the past. Judges have been getting better about sticking to actual law, where as they used to be even worse about 'well of COURSE we did not mean that!'.

Comment: Re:undocumented immigrant (Score 1) 440

by jythie (#48609565) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance
America is God's chosen country, and as a chosen people with an exceptional destiny manifested for them, we have more rights than those dirty foreigners. If God had meant them to have the same rights, he would have made them be born here to people who were citizens of european ancestry.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 440

by jythie (#48609449) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance
Without details there are all sorts of possible reasons, including they only 'suspected' he was an undocumented immigrant, or the person was covered under one of the 'not a high priority' cases where if the person is caught doing something else they are worth deporting but simple knowledge of their existence does not justify the cost involved.

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