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Comment Re:Distinctions (Score 1) 166

Oh there's plenty of pissed off people in Michigan, I am pretty sure it's why Gov. Snyder (who sounds like Kermit the Frog) rarely shows up in Detroit much less Flint environs. For some decidedly real news views I would peruse:

If I were Rick I would be a little paranoid that someone might you know - just blow him away.

In fact I am even more pissed that NO ONE will go to jail but they still collect when they pass go. Of course this goes for Wall Street, the Banksters, Cheney/Bush and yes Barack too.

Submission + - Dutch city to experiment with basic income.

BarbaraHudson writes: The Guardian is the latest to report about experiments with a basic income, in this case in Utrecht. The idea has been around for more than 2 centuries, and has become a bit of a hot-button topic on slashdot. It seems to be gaining political support now that job insecurity has become the new normal.

To those who say it is an unaffordable pipedream, Westerveld points out the huge costs that come with the increasingly tough benefits regimes being set up by western states, including policies that make people do community service to justify their handouts. "In Nijmegen we get £88m to give to people on welfare," Westerveld said, "but it costs £15m a year for the civil servants running the bureaucracy of the current system. We will save money with a 'basic income'."

Horst adds: "If you receive benefits from the government [in Holland] now you have to do something in return. But most municipalities don’t have the people to manage that. We have 10,000 unemployed people in Utrecht, but if they all have to do something in return for welfare we just don’t have the people to see to that. It costs too much."

Submission + - Microsoft has your encryption key if you use Windows 10 ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: The fact that new Windows devices require users to backup their recovery key on Microsoft’s servers is remarkably similar to a key escrow system, but with an important difference. Users can choose to delete recovery keys from their Microsoft accounts (you can skip to the bottom of this article to learn how) – something that people never had the option to do with the Clipper chip system. But they can only delete it after they’ve already uploaded it to the cloud.


As soon as your recovery key leaves your computer, you have no way of knowing its fate. A hacker could have already hacked your Microsoft account and can make a copy of your recovery key before you have time to delete it. Or Microsoft itself could get hacked, or could have hired a rogue employee with access to user data. Or a law enforcement or spy agency could send Microsoft a request for all data in your account, which would legally compel them to hand over your recovery key, which they could do even if the first thing you do after setting up your computer is delete it. As Green puts it, “Your computer is now only as secure as that database of keys held by Microsoft, which means it may be vulnerable to hackers, foreign governments, and people who can extort Microsoft employees.”

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