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Comment: I think this is bullshit (Score 5, Insightful) 1746

by samantha (#46652373) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

I am a lesbian and I still think hounding Eich for standing for Prop. 8 and threatening to boycott a cornerstone of the internet and internet development if he was CEO of the Mozilla foundation is complete and utter intolerant bullshit. I am very disappointed with people doing such things and disappointed he caved to such.

Comment: incoherent (Score 4, Informative) 108

by samantha (#46595791) Attached to: Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?

Google glass and Oculus Rift are in completely different spaces. One is Augment Reality and the other is Virtual Reality. One is for overlaying outside reality and the other is for replacing at least visual outer reality with other content. One is for augmented interaction with in commonly perceived visual world the other for deep immersion in a virtual world/worldview.

It is pretty sloppy thinking to consider them competitors.

Comment: Snowden is a hero (Score 1) 180

by samantha (#46179443) Attached to: How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors

Cybersecurity is a joke as long as NSA and other government agencies are poking access, surveillance and disruption holes in everything that they can. There will be much hype about cybersecurity to "protect" us as a guise to control, subvert and shutdown at will as much actual "computer power to the people" as possible. Be aware and do not play into this.

Comment: that blows my mind (Score 1) 234

by samantha (#45863839) Attached to: Even After NSA Leaks, Government Still Trusted Over Private Firms

Governments around the world have killed millions of their own people, not to mention those of other countries. US government puts more people in cages than any country, ever. Most are in for doing something with no victim, except perhaps themselves. They are not guilty of force or fraud or any direct harm to anyone. The US government runs GITMO, and tries to say torture is ok. There are Executive Orders from the president that enable detaining anyone, in principle, without due process of any kind and indefinitely. Government, when it goes south, just borrows more money or prints it or takes it from the citizens and they have no choice but to pay or be thrown in a cage. The have racked up such a bill that it would take at least two generations to pay it off. And for what? So they can spy on everything we say, all that we do, every where we go in physical world and online treating us like we are all potential terrorists or innocent until proven guilty or troublesome cattle? Is that what the people trust?

Business on the other hand can do none of these things.

So WTF would any sane person trust governments more than businesses?

Comment: then law is useless (Score 1) 511

by samantha (#45803729) Attached to: US Federal Judge Rules NSA Data Collection Legal

If a judge says this is legal it does not mean it is right. It only means it is within the law or precedent as the judge sees it or claims to see it. It does not remotely mean it is right or even Constitutional. And I don't give a damn. What the NSA is doing is utterly wrong. Unbearably wrong. It shall not stand.

What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.