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Comment: Re: This is why .... (Score 1) 112

by WindBourne (#48680233) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance
Nope.
He took a loyalty oath. When he gave up information about abuses of spying on Americans, he was a whistle blower. He should have stopped there.
Instead, he went on to give information about spying on AQ, North Korea, China, Russia along with spying on friendlies as well. THat was treason pure and simple.

I am no longer connected to that world. However, I find it hard to believe that AQ , ISIS, etc have not made massive changes to avoid all of the issues that Snowden released.
As such, he has made this world a much deadlier place. In fact, I would not be surprised to find out that part of why Russia is invading Ukraine in the way that they are and pushing things is because we no longer know what they are thinking and how putin is reacting to various deals.

I am all for whistle blowers. These are ppl that report ILLEGAL actions, or abuses of powers against citizens (that may actually border on the edge of legality).
But telling other nations our capabilities to spy on them, all of which was what the NSA was set up for, is out and out treason.
When most other nation's citizens do this, they execute them. But all will lock them up for this.

Comment: Re: This is why .... (Score 1) 112

by WindBourne (#48680185) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance
First off, as I said elsewhere, this is not about pat act.
Secondly, I am not sure that O or even the regular dems outside of the security committees knew about this.
Third, Udall had been trying to bring it up without breaking his oath. He more than hinted at it for a LONG time.

Fourth, being a dick does not help your case. It simply makes you like Juvenile. And Faux News is just that. Faux.

Comment: Re: This is why .... (Score 1) 112

by WindBourne (#48679733) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance
Which does not matter. Patriot act is not the issue, nor the problem. Nearly all aspects of pat act were and continue, to be needed.

the real issue is that the congressional oversight committee of 2002-6 PURPOSELY allowed us to create systems that did NOT have safety controls in place. Had we done the correct system, it would have had controls to prevent a number of abuses.

Now, not only has snowden told enemies how to evade us, but we have the same sets of neo-cons that allowed the abuse in the first place screaming bloody about this. Worse, a number of u idiots have called for the NSA, a relatively powerless entity( no ability to arrest, etc), to be disbanded and then for the tech. To be handed over to FBI and CIA. If u neo-cons ever get that, not just america, but world will be in deep trouble.

Comment: drop h1 and change green cards (Score 1) 494

by WindBourne (#48677995) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
Seriously, all h1b, L1b, etc should be stopped. Instead, we should increase the number of green cards and they should be based purely on national needs. If we are short software ppl, then bring them in. It does not matter what nations. Just who is the best in the fields that are needed.

Comment: Supercharger? (Score 2) 120

by WindBourne (#48677293) Attached to: Tesla Roadster Update Extends Range
While it is obvious that the new batteries will nearly double the range (li batteries double about every 7-8 years), what about the super charger? No doubt the roadster owner should pay for it (which would also include the electricity), but these the guys that helped make Tesla. Without them, tesla NEVER would have gotten off the ground.

Come on, elon. You can do the super charger.

Comment: Re:I doubt this is true, BUT.... (Score 1) 316

by WindBourne (#48677043) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day
When you want to prevent treason, the first rule is to have ppl that have a stack in the success of the nation. In addition, you pay them enough. In addition, when you have a KNOWN path that is easy to break, you switch away from it.
What you will see is that ALL of these companies that got cracked had windows, had outsourced to India, and not a one of these companies were allowed to do retail business in India.

Comment: Re: This is why .... (Score 1) 112

by WindBourne (#48677015) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance
and what does any of this have to do with the fact that CONgress/W basically removed the oversight from NSA back in 2004?
Absolutely fucking NOTHING.
Since that time, CONgress has not done their job of oversight, by asking very thin questions and KNOWING that lies were being told.
It is for that reason that Udal and others have been HINTIng that issues were afoot. In fact, Udall had hinted at this before Snowden turned both whistle blower and traitor.

Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.

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