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Comment: Re:ok, i will bite (Score 2) 373

by nazsco (#49788147) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping

found, something.

The second thing I want to just mention very quickly -- last week, Congress obviously was busy. It left town without finishing necessary work on FISA and some of the reforms that are necessary to the Patriot Act.

I said over a year ago that it was important for us to properly balance our needs for security with civil liberties. And this administration engaged on a bipartisan, bicameral basis, talking to Republicans and Democrats about how we could preserve necessary authorities but provide the public greater assurance that those authorities were not being abused.

The House of Representatives did its work and came up with what they’ve called the USA Freedom Act, which strikes an appropriate balance. Our intelligence communities are confident that they can work with the authorities that are provided in that act. It passed on a bipartisan basis and overwhelmingly. It was then sent to the Senate. The Senate did not act. And the problem we have now is that those authorities run out at midnight on Sunday.

So I strongly urge the Senate to work through this recess and make sure that they identify a way to get this done. Keep in mind that the most controversial provision in there, which had to do with the gathering of telephone exchanges in a single government database -- that has been reformed in the USA Freedom Act. But you have a whole range of authorities that are also embodied in the Patriot Act that are non-controversial, that everybody agrees are necessary to keep us safe and secure. Those also are at risk of lapsing.

So this needs to get done. And I would urge folks to just work through whatever issues can still exist, make sure we don't have, on midnight Sunday night, this task still undone, because it's necessary to keep the American people safe and secure.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the...

Comment: ok, i will bite (Score 1) 373

by nazsco (#49788121) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping

the article only has quotes on him asking to approve it. there is zero about his reasoning. did he just say those 4 quoted phrases about senate having to say yes? or did he provide any semblance of a reason for why they have to say yes?

i can't find his actual words anywhere.

here are the latests "new" on whitehouse.gov:
      Reasons We Need the Clean Water Rule
      4 Years of Building Energy Efficiency Across America
      Implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Comment: Re:Answer (Score 1) 309

by nazsco (#49788095) Attached to: How Much C++ Should You Know For an Entry-Level C++ Job?

exactly this!!!

C++ != C

so, if you are going to break away from C, and use a high level language, use a high level language.

Do not use something crippled and ill designed. C++ was good when the alternative was cobol or fortan. And the only reason it is where it is today was because it got a ride on C reputation. But as you pointed out, it is not C.

Comment: Re:Typo: Digital Rights Management (Score 1) 371

by nazsco (#49678765) Attached to: Firefox 38 Arrives With DRM Required To Watch Netflix

don't drag the discussion to this point. if someone wants to rent a movie or a game so be it.

now, what we are taking here is Mozilla using the time we all contributed coding, documenting, promoting the browser to serve adobe's purpose and distribute a security/privacy hole to millions of people that do not plan to risk their freedom just to rent a movie ever!

Comment: Re:What if the leader/decision maker is incompeten (Score 1) 255

by nazsco (#49233239) Attached to: On Firing Open Source Community Members

> So you have 2 people who think differently and thinking the other is wrong. Which one is? Who knows! Its easy in hindsight of course.

don't appear to be easy in hindsight either because gnome 3 still stand by all the bad choices users complained back then....

also I'm sure there were some hundreds of people saying that 4 were wrong...

Comment: Re:Just curious who decides.. (Score 1) 91

by nazsco (#48942029) Attached to: US Wireless Spectrum Auction Raises $44.9 Billion

the people dumping the money into campaigns. In this case you can clearly see that the buyers for the spectrum are the ones deciding, since every item listed will result in the government buying services from them.

"here is 40billion to buy this pipe. but you have to promises to use it to pay to deliver water via that pipe to those places where i plan to install said pipe"

Comment: the fiber is a lie (Score 1) 201

by nazsco (#48889969) Attached to: Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

i have fios. it is coax cable on the street. then on the post near my house it is split into fiber. the fiber goes to my place into a very big box, with two Verizon emblazoned power supplies! and become cable again to a cable modem...

the only explanation i have for this insanity is that if they advertised it as cable, i, who only pay for internet, would be allowed by law to have access to basic cable channels unencrypted. so they do this turnduckey of cables just to avoid it, and force me to pay $20/mo for basic cable.

and the only explanation i have for them dropping it is either that nobody pays that 20, like me. or that they finally got rid of the laws that force them to provide free unencrypted basic cable for cable internet customers.

Comment: Re:Makes sense. (Score 1) 629

by nazsco (#48797463) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

any and every android update is a new OS install.

android has paritions. a new update, is simpy a new image they unzip on those partition and apks they install.

a new update could even decouple the browser apk pretty easily. just remove it from the system partition and install the base one.

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