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Comment: Re:Actual thought process (Score 1) 271

That website is not science, its a promotion of a book of fiction. The author has a PHD in history, he claims a level of expertise that he does not appear to actually hold. His book is full of inaccuracies about how EMP would affect various electronic and electrical systems and he's a fear monger on the subject. Isn't he the ding dong who co-wrote some other pseudo-science books and articles with Newt Gringrich? I suggest finding links to useful analysis by professional engineers and physicists.
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+ - HBGary + 2 firms advise BoA to attack Wikileaks->

Submitted by kismet666
kismet666 (653742) writes "+3 Fail. First fail: HBGary Federal apparently discovered how to use IRC to see some publicly available communications by members of the Anonymous hacker community: http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2011/02/09/security-firms-pitching-bank-of-america-proposed-targeting-glenn-greenwald/. Fail 2: Then they joined 2 other firms, Palantir Technologies and Berico Technologies, in a pitch to to BoA for assaulting Wikileaks and prominent supports of that organization like Glenn Greenwald. Fail 3: they let their network get hacked by Anonymous. Maybe its time for Greg Hoglund to go back to researching rootkits and leave all that enterprise security consulting to others."
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Comment: Re:Greenwald must be bored (Score 1) 381

by kismet666 (#34692752) Attached to: Is Wired Hiding Key Evidence On Bradley Manning?
Apparently you don't actually read Greenwald before criticizing him. His posts are supported by verifiable facts. You might disagree with his conclusions, but he doesn't just make up stuff and start pandering it, he uses logic and facts to make his arguements. Some of his conclusions are quite scary: he sees that the US media has abandoned its critical role in our democracy and has become little more than a propaganda channel for the ruling class.

Comment: Re:Ethics lecture from a sock puppet (Score 5, Interesting) 381

by kismet666 (#34692686) Attached to: Is Wired Hiding Key Evidence On Bradley Manning?
You're right etymxris, AC is full of it. Claiming that Greenwald's 'sock puppetry' undermines his credibility, when the sources for those charges are suspect and Greenwald has convincingly repudiated them demonstrates the AC is a liar and quit possibly a sock puppet herself.
Security

TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old 1135

Posted by samzenpus
from the security-theater dept.
3-year-old Mandy Simon started crying when her teddy bear had to go through the X-ray machine at airport security in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was so upset that she refused to go calmly through the metal detector, setting it off twice. Agents then informed her parents that she "must be hand-searched." The subsequent TSA employee pat down of the screaming child was captured by her father, who happens to be a reporter, on his cell phone. The video have left some questioning why better procedures for children aren't in place. I, for one, feel much safer knowing the TSA is protecting us from impressionable minds warped by too much Dora the Explorer.

Comment: Re:This guy is a criminal (Score 1) 489

by kismet666 (#33047558) Attached to: Interview With the Man Behind WikiLeaks
How is he a criminal if Wikileaks released this information outside of US jurisdiction? Also, both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to the needless deaths of thousands of Americans, hundreds of American allies, and hundreds of thousands of civilians. People I care about have been maimed and killed 'over there.' Isn't that blood upon the hands of the US government and the American people who put them in power? Lastly, this undermines your assertions: "An ongoing Pentagon review of the massive flood of secret documents made public by the WikiLeaks website has so far found no evidence that the disclosure harmed U.S. national security or endangered American troops in the field." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38417666/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/

Comment: Re:I still say (Score 1) 489

by kismet666 (#33047432) Attached to: Interview With the Man Behind WikiLeaks
Please explain how what Wikileaks posted could plausibly lead to more lives lost than either the Iraq or Afghan wars? I've seen estimates in the hundreds of thousands civilian deaths for each war. Also, how do you reconcile your point of view with the fact that "An ongoing Pentagon review of the massive flood of secret documents made public by the WikiLeaks website has so far found no evidence that the disclosure harmed U.S. national security or endangered American troops in the field." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38417666/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/

Comment: Re:Glory Hound (Score 5, Insightful) 489

by kismet666 (#33047064) Attached to: Interview With the Man Behind WikiLeaks
I suspect Wikileaks leaks what whistleblowers provide them. How would they be able to leak embarassing documents from places where there are no whistleblowers submitting things to Wikileaks? Also, are you saying that as long as the USA isn't as bad as North Korea or China its good enough? I thought the USA was a democracy with free speech that was a beacon for all of the world to admire, was I wrong? Is the USA really just trying to stay above the bottom 5% of the world? Regarding Assange's personality, I think that only someone with a huge ego, big balls, and a desire for publicity would be able to lead Wikileaks. A meaker man wouldn't hold up under the constant scrutiny and criticism. What does it matter whether you like the guy or not? How is the guy's demeanor significant? Who cares if the guy enjoys international attention, if Wikileaks is helping to uncover lies that allow organizations to exploit the masses isn't it doing a public service?

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