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Comment: Re:NYT doesn't report news but does try to create (Score 1) 416

by Cederic (#49632325) Attached to: The Medical Bill Mystery

Two pairs of glasses, glass lenses, light reactive, UV protecting, anti-glare coating, including frames.. about £250. Maybe £350 if you want varifocals.

You can get shit plastic lenses far far cheaper if you want to economise. Children go free.

I don't know about removing all teeth, we seem to keep ours. Maybe it's because we don't keep bleaching them?

Comment: Re:Close all phone conversations with a key phrase (Score 1) 151

by tehcyder (#49630051) Attached to: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

There was a period of a month or so that I answered the phone (when caller-ID showed that it was a friend who was in on the joke) with things like "Kill the president" or "The dirty bomb is ready". ;-) This was after the news about Total Information Awareness came out (really, anyone who was surprised by the Snowden leaks hadn't been paying attention for the past decade prior... it was obvious what sort of capabilities they were working toward. Heck even back in the 1990s with Carnivore the US government was already starting down this path).

So if teh evil government are recording all this, why didn't they send someone round to check up on you and/or beat a confession out of you? It's almost like they only apply it to actual malefactors.

Comment: Re:works differently in the states. (Score 1) 271

by tehcyder (#49629663) Attached to: USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device
Unless you're some sort of crusading twat trying to show that you live in a police state, or you have suffered a serious brain injury or something, then the only reason for not giving up the password to your encrypted disk is because what's on there is going to get you more than a couple of years in jail, i.e. you're a criminal.

A criminal using a computer is a criminal.

Comment: Re:I'm innocent! Honest! (Score 1) 271

by tehcyder (#49629425) Attached to: USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device

How is turning your computer off "destruction of evidence"?

If you were looking at child porn or cracking someone's online bank account, then turning your computer off most certainly destroys the (immediate) evidence of what you were doing.

Just because something has legitimate uses doesn't mean it can't have illegitimate ones as well.

Comment: Re:...eventually put people on mars...my butt (Score 1) 132

by tehcyder (#49628589) Attached to: Opportunity Rover Reaches Martian Day 4,000 of Its 90-Day Mission
He admitted to 7 hours and 10 minutes, and that's assuming no real waiting time, and an implausibly quick airport exit time. And omitting the time to get to his destination at the other end, although possibly his extremely wealthy consulting client has his meetings in the airport bar.

8 hours sounds about the minimum to me, and certainly not 5.

We cannot command nature except by obeying her. -- Sir Francis Bacon