Comment Re:Truecrypt Re:Not much worry with a source build (Score 1) 472

Digitial Forensics for Prosecutors presentation suggests Truecrypt has a backdoor.

yes it called the $5 dollar wrench but only get used against you if they think your a terrorist (OR your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former room-mate is suspected terrorist.)

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Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 452

As a society, we have created a few legally protected categories for groups that have historically experienced vicious and extraordinary persecution. You clearly don't fall into that category, given what you have said about your background and history.

Snicker snort. You have it all wrong. We have created a few legally protected categories for people with strong lobbies.

Common decency and self-respect should dictate that people like you refrain from claiming to be a member of such a group, but obviously you think differently. Of course, you'll eventually discover that you're mainly hurting yourself anyway.

As usual, you're a racist and you don't even know it. I've found that most racists believe their views to be justified. It's not me that puts me into this group. And I get prejudice from both sides, to boot. You are an exemplary example of the tedious kind of racism which I've only seen more and more of throughout my life, the kind that comes from people who think they can't possibly be racists.

Comment This is Unquestionably Unconstitutional (Score 1) 298

If the NSA is probing into an American's smartphone without a judicially authorized warrant, then the NSA is acting criminally. If this is true, there is no fucking way that Snowden should be prosecuted.

This is HUGE, because isn't metadata transmitted over the public airwaves; this is data stored inside a person's private device--where the person has a legitimate expectation of privacy.

There is no possibility of a NSA figleaf providing a half-assed justification for this kind of an intrusion. This kind of stuff is CRIMINAL and the persons doing it are CRIMINALS.

This is maximum bad.

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Comment Re:And the saga continues.... (Score 1) 298

So you're saying that I, as someone who is actually aware of and heartbroken by what has happened to my country, should risk my my career, freedom, and life for the sake of a population that can't be bothered to step away from Honey Boo-Boo long enough to clean their own backsides? Thanks, but I'll pass.
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Comment Re:Wait (Score 1) 196

At some future point I can see human-embeddable devices becoming commonplace, and this is a beta proving ground for the concept. The phone is an accessory people carry everywhere... shrink it and figure out a way for batteries to be charged through motion or vibration and have much improved recharged cycles. I can see someone getting an ear implant to go along with it.

May not happen in our lifetime, but it's not so far out there as to be impossible either. Think of the Human+ movement.

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Comment Re:how can you not play an audio file? (Score 1) 440

That score of "5" needs to be stripped away because you really don't have a clue as to what you're talking about when it comes to analog. Everything you cited against magnetic tape can be debunked with a simple internet search. And yes, I've been using analog, open reel tape... since the 1970s.

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Comment As someone who worked at the elections (Score 4, Informative) 343

Once the count was on and I started to see a few more votes in that pile for the liberal democrats, I knew it was going to take a sizable proportion off the mainstream party in error. Having a look at statistics though, where I was working and surrounding regions had informal vote rates of 12% to 15% (much higher than the national average). It's also a labor party stronghold, which is the party who just got knocked out.

It's also worth pointing out that the particular ballot paper was enormous, over 1m long, 110 candidates for 6 positions, 35 parties and can be very confusing to explain to people who barely speak english, on how to make their vote formal, let alone read the 6.5 point print on who they're voting for.

Moral of the story is, you can't help stupid people, but you can let them to vote... (NB: Australia has compulsory attendance to vote and compulsory preferential voting in federal elections)

Comment Re:No Analog is not better... (Score 1) 440

As in, if you have a sample rate of 48,000Hz, you can play back a frequency of 24,000Hz (already above the range of human perception). Higher sample rate = more high frequencies you can't hear.

"ultrasonic sinusoids as high as 120 kHz have been reported as successfully perceived."

I have to wonder how accurate the anecdotes we get about hearing are... 20kHz seems just too damn conveniently ROUND of a number to be the actual upper-limit. I'm middle-aged and I can hear 20KHz without a problem, though of course I shouldn't be able to do so... Sadly I don't have much in the way of reliable equipment that can substantially exceed 20KHz, so I can't even test the actual limits of my hearing.

Comment Good news (Score 4, Insightful) 343

In my experience, you get better government when there are more opinions at the table. The occasional election of people from minor parties (Greens, Pirates, Libertarians, etc...) makes it more likely for there to be objections to the really awful policies that the mainstream politicos try to force through. Even if you don't necessarily agree with what the guys have to say, they're probably a better choice than the typical minions of the expected 'lesser evil'. As such, it's good news when these sorts of guys get in... even if it was possibly 'an accident'.
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Comment Voting "Accident"? I think not. (Score 4, Insightful) 343

In the last 30 years, when has the losing party every accepted the loss gracefully?

Sure, the article says "Mr Leyonhjelm accepts his party probably gained votes in error, with voters thinking they were choosing the Liberals." ... but what else is he supposed to say?

When the people make a massive mistake in democracy, it's still their decision to make. Look at the american elections for the last 20 years. Both sides will say the people made mistakes.

Comment Re: how can you not play an audio file? (Score 1) 440

But a 30 IPS properly aligned Studer multitrack will have frequency response up through 80Khz and dynamic range greater than what can realistically be achieved on most DAWs

$250,000 is a LOT of money to spend in the audio production world. Personally I would much rather spend that on a huge mic locker, top of the line preamps, acoustic treatment etc.

@ daftna: Dude, you are awesome. You made every point I wanted to make - and then some.

The 'money' factor aside - when I think of all the hours I've wasted with a non-magnetic tweaker in my hand, adjusting bias on a 24tr deck, track by track... hours that could have been used creatively...

...and I don't recall a single producer, or artist, or sideman ever saying, "Wow, I really like the tape hiss on this track!" or "Uh oh! The singer failed to clip (overload) the high note here. We'll have to take it again."

Comment Re:Might be? (Score 0) 314

I'm as anti-smoking as it gets (not anti-smoker, that's a strawman), but I don't give a shit about e-cigs being used by existing smokers. What I do want to avoid is people getting addicted to nicotine through e-cigs and then either getting stuck with those or moving on to other tobacco products. I find it fine as a lesser evil for existing smokers who have trouble stopping, but it's still harmful for you and it's costing you a lot of money, taxation or not.

There's a fine line to draw in order to help existing smokers transition to them (since they're evidently better than actual cigarettes) and discouraging non-smokers (especially teenagers) from trying them out. By painting the opposition as nutjobs, all you're doing is looking like a nutter yourself.

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Comment Re:The concept of a library (Score 1) 108

That's merely because it's not cost effective to send somebody that's making a minimum of minimum wage over to your house to retrieve the book. Around here, it's cheaper to just write off the cost of the book, or more likely send it to collections. Most of the books they lend weren't $20 new.

If it were cost effective, they probably would do so.

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