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Comment: Masochistic MoFo (Score 1) 547

by trippin_efnet (#49174599) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial
Wow. Is he a masochist? As others have stated above, for all of our terrible terrible problems, the US is a nice place to live. However, I don't think we've come far enough yet for him to return and receive a fair trial. His personal world here will never be the American Dream again. Too many muggles here are still drinking the 'Snowden is a Traitor' kool-aid.

His life in partial hiding is going to be better than the life in prison that our 'justice' system is sure to give him. In fact, I think he can make more of a difference as a figure head, speaking about the justice and liberties the US used to be known for. Show how a single individual can help improve upon the fucked up situation we're currently facing in the US.

I'm grateful for everything he has done, it took a real commitment and belief in justice to sacrifice his life in the US. I just really hope he doesn't end up spending his life in prison. A terrible fate for someone who is willing to give up so much to do what is right.

Comment: Re:Screw the commoners. Share amongst ourselves. (Score 1) 30

by trippin_efnet (#49036689) Attached to: Facebook Launches ThreatExchange To Let Companies Share Threat Info
As I'm sure you're well aware, we have/had many open lists where vulnerabilities are/were shared openly, so I don't really need to personally create one. This is not about anyone feeling entitled. This is about the fact that these systems are more important than just their servers. A lot of the software and hardware used to power their systems are also powering banks, many governmental systems, hospital networks, and on and on and on. To take the approach that we'll patch a few and leave the rest open is terribly bad for everyone. If you can't see that, you're not looking wide angled enough. But thanks for snotty reply. :)

Comment: Screw the commoners. Share amongst ourselves. (Score 4, Insightful) 30

by trippin_efnet (#49036053) Attached to: Facebook Launches ThreatExchange To Let Companies Share Threat Info
I find this path troubling. I could see this becoming a thing where only mega corporations benefit from this sharing, while leaving small companies, small projects, and the lowly common folk. These kinds of things should be discussed in the open. If someone knows of an exploit, it is irresponsible to not share this info so we can all band together and fix our fucking systems. It shouldn't only be the elite few in the circles of trust who get to fix their systems first.

Comment: Re: I would rather see 1000 terrorists go free... (Score 1) 562

by trippin_efnet (#48841231) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications
Yes. Do not allow our liberties to go away out of fear of what the worst case scenario could be. Statistics show the odds of dying from terrorism are extremely low. And there are plenty of other tools in their anti terror arsenal. They need to stop treating their own citizens as enemies and actually do targeted investigations.

Comment: Re:Rules and freedoms (Score 1) 302

First things first, though: when they talk about new rules and regulations, it is not because they imagine that everybody will suddenly be law-abiding, it is because it is not possible to prosecute people for breaking non-existent laws.

I'm pretty sure it is already illegal to 'pirate' movies in most western countries. One of the many problems I think a lot of people are struggling with here is, his proposed solution has too many negative side effects. It has too broad of a negative impact on law abiding individuals and very little real world positive outcomes. For example, most technically minded people can see that a criminal would just setup a website on a server in a country that has more to worry about than whether or not someone paid to watch the new Transformers movie. So, what is the next new law we'll need to pass after a website license?

We can pass these nickle and dime laws for the next hundred years and 'criminals' are still going to find a way around them. Often, the end result from passing laws to inconvenience a criminal doesn't do much other than inconvenience law abiding people, waste time, and waste money.

It does however make for a good headline and make it at least appear like they're attempting to make a real difference, even though it has no long term measurable positive effect.

Comment: Oh noes! It works for iPhone and toasters too! (Score 1) 336

by trippin_efnet (#36529050) Attached to: Android App Quality Pathetically Low Says Developer
Do some googling for "can't download apps for iPhone" or similar wording, and you'll see that this is a widespread chronic issue...

Do some googling for "can't download software to computer" or similar wording, and you'll see that this is a widespread chronic issue...

Do some googling for "can't stop vcr clock from blinking 12:00" or similar wording and you'll see that this is a widespread chronic issue...

Do some googling for "toast stuck in toaster" or similar wording and you'll see that this is a widespread chronic issue...

This post has got to be flamebait right?

TSA Worker Jailed In Body Scan Rage Incident 352

Posted by samzenpus
from the checking-out-your-package dept.
A TSA worker in Miami was arrested for aggravated battery after he attacked a co-worker for making fun of the size of his genitals. Rolando Negrin walked through one of the new body scanners during a recent training session and a supervisor started making fun of his manhood. From the article: "According to the police report, Negrin confronted one of his co-workers in an employee parking lot, where he hit him with a police baton on the arm and back."
United States

State Senator Caught Looking At Porn On Senate Floor 574

Posted by samzenpus
from the let's-vote-on-this-instead dept.
Everyone knows how boring a debate on a controversial abortion bill can get on the Senate floor. So it's no wonder that Florida State Sen. Mike Bennett took the time to look at a little porn and a video of a dog running out of the water and shaking itself off. From the article: "Ironically, as Bennett is viewing the material, you can hear a Senator Dan Gelber's voice in the background debating a controversial abortion bill. 'I'm against this bill,' said Gelber, 'because it disrespects too many women in the state of Florida.' Bennett defended his actions, telling Sunshine State News it was an email sent to him by a woman 'who happens to be a former court administrator.'"

Comment: Re:sex is immoral (Score 4, Informative) 577

by trippin_efnet (#14940242) Attached to: FCC Levies Record Indecency Fine
I could not agree more. After watching the teen orgy from Without A Trace, I had to wonder what was so offensive about it. I mean, its a night time drama, aimed at adults. It's not like they had little dancing, beeping, cartoon characters advertising this show. If there were children watching it, they were most likely watching it because the parents were watching.

I'm sure they were so offended by that clip because they were actually aroused by the idea, and this caused a bit of double think, which turned it into sexual repression. Maybe they were jealous they didnt think of it when they were kids?

Heres the clip of the 'teen orgy' that won CBS this fine.

If they decide to block direct linking to the video, go to "parents tv". The link to the video will be in the middle of the page inside the little box saying something like WARNING TAKE CAUTION

This way, you can not only view the clip, but see how over-the-top upset they were about it. we also have the added benefit of sucking their bandwidth dry.

Any organization willing to focus so much time trying to decide what I, as an adult, get to watch on TV in the name of protecting THEIR children, makes me a bit nervous.

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