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Comment: Re:Do a prenup (Score 2, Insightful) 447

by xski (#48130699) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

If both party's motives are pure, they should have no problem with one.

Well, if someone asks for a pre-nup he or she is already considering divorce to be a event with a rather high likelyhood. Is it really smart to marry someone who considers divorce a likely event?

It means nothing of the sort. It means they understand that life isn't a fairy tale, that anything is possible in human relations and that includes divorce, like it or not. Is it really smart to marry someone who lives in a fantasy land where bad things like divorce don't happen? Or worse, just don't happen to them because they're somehow special? Likelihood isn't the issue. Possibility is. Its always possible.

+ - One of the Most Alarming Internet Proposals I've Ever Seen->

Submitted by Lauren Weinstein
Lauren Weinstein (828974) writes "You'd think that with so many concerns these days about whether the likes of AT&T, Verizon, and other telecom companies can be trusted not to turn our data over to third parties whom we haven't authorized, that a plan to formalize a mechanism for ISP and other "man-in-the-middle" snooping would be laughed off the Net.

But apparently the authors of IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) Internet-Draft "Explicit Trusted Proxy in HTTP/2.0" (14 Feb 2014) haven't gotten the message.

What they propose for the new HTTP/2.0 protocol is nothing short of officially sanctioned snooping."

Link to Original Source

Comment: Fortunately, Safeway has an Ethics Hotline (Score 1) 191

by xski (#45822147) Attached to: Safeway Suspends Worker For Sci-Fi Parody of His Firing
Safeway strives to maintain the highest level of honesty and integrity in its dealing(s) with employees and vendors. If you have any questions, concerns or information regarding business ethics or integrity in your dealings with Safeway, please contact our confidential Business Ethics Hotline at 1-866-239-1376 or email us at

Thar ya go.

Comment: Re:"Why are you spying on grandma?" (Score 1) 841

by xski (#45637533) Attached to: Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

So, essentially, the NSA is an industrial espionage agency and any government helping them is too dumb to notice it.

No, those other governments were already doing in with their own resources anyway. They were happy to have a new resource-rich partner.

Fuzzy recollection from my mid-to-late 90's Ecomonist-reading days: others (EU, Russia, China, Aus, SA, Japan, ok, pretty much everyone in the global economy) apparently had long made use of government intel assets for industrial/economic spying. There was a small stink when the US was caught doing similar things, except, it was only a small stink because the US was able to say "And here's what we saw while we were spying.. Here's the German spies, here's the UK spies, those are the French spies over there, let's see i know we have some Israeli's around here too, oh there they are discussing affairs with their Arab spy friends...." and so on, to which the collective response was something along the lines of "Oh. Yes, Well then..."

Or at least that was my take-away from the series of news articles and reports. There are no innocent parties.

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