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Comment: Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (Score 1) 266

by cayenne8 (#48943303) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change
I'm so thankful I live in states that either don't do inspections, or no sniff tests at least.

I can still modify my car to have a fun exhaust, tune it for performance.

My cars are in good repair, but I'm not wanting to be overburdened by regulations that suck performance out of my engines and make them sound like crap.

I'm actually looking forward to soon buying a 75-76 muscle car, maybe a Trans Am....455 4-speed and with a cam replacement, and some headers and making into true dual pipes...I can get over 500HP. Something fun to drive from years gone by.

Life's too short not to enjoy it to the max.

Comment: Re:TERRIBLE (Score 1) 90

by plover (#48942369) Attached to: Fixing Verizon's Supercookie

Verizon is completely nuts if they don't think there will be a backlash!!!!!!!!

From who? Thirteen enraged nerds on Slashdot? Their average customer doesn't understand the difference between their phone and their browser; they certainly won't get up in arms over a "super-cookie".

Verizon could easily afford to piss off every paranoiac on the planet, and they'd still have so much money they'll need to buy another dump truck to haul this month's profit to the bank. They have no real reason to change, so I'd recommend a strategy other than OMGPANIC!

Comment: Re:Is Encase worried yet? (Score 3, Insightful) 34

by plover (#48942249) Attached to: US Army Releases Code For Internal Forensics Framework

Yeah, the more I dig into it, the more it looks like an investigative tool than an evidence analysis tool. That's pretty cool, but as you say, it looks a lot like Wireshark. Still, when you're facing an unknown attacker, it may not hurt to have a couple different views on the problem.

Comment: Re:Majority leaders home district (Score 1) 159

How could Soviet propaganda reach the US, or the Americas (excluding Cuba)?

If you are at all interested in the actual answer, The Sword and the Shield is an absolutely fascinating book that answers your question. It was written by Vasily Mitrokhin, a senior historian for the KGB, who brought over thirty years of KGB mission records to the British after the fall of the Soviet Union. He discusses "active measures", which were propaganda campaigns designed to fracture public opinion and cast the US position in a questionable light. This includes really awful and regrettable things, like AIDS being formulated by the US Army at Ft. Detrick, those kinds of lies. Many of these rumors started by agents were spread to CPUSA members, who had members on college campuses around the country.

For a more entertaining version of how the Soviets influenced America and operated on her soil, I recommend watching 'The Americans' on FX network. Set in the 80's during the height of the cold war, the plotlines in the show are based roughly on actual events documented in the book, and from other sources of KGB history.

Comment: Re:It's a regressive tax. (Score 1) 86

by cayenne8 (#48941191) Attached to: US Wireless Spectrum Auction Raises $44.9 Billion did we survive at all, in those few short years ago before cell phones became so ubiquitous?

I mean, none of us were remotely able to find and get jobs back in the dark ages of the late 90's and early 2000's. Yep, we all lived in caves, some with the luxury of landlines, and almost no internet connectivity for most.

Yep, we were all pretty agrarian, farm families at home with no hope of finding a job outside, nor communicate with anyone further than the end of the block.

Seriously, this wireless and instant communication is a very recent thing....while it makes things MUCH more convenient, it isn't a necessity. If you're very poor, you get your ass out and find out what you need to do. The unemployment office will help you too these days still.

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