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Comment Terrorism! Murka! 9/11! (Score 3, Funny) 83

We have to put a stop to this dangerous movement of self-creation and innovation that is not under the protective regulation of government. We need common sense laws immediately that require all 3D printers to be registered, and licensure for their operators.

We cannot allow this threat to our national security to continue.

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Comment FIFY (Score 1) 955

"Edward Snowden, the leaker who gave us the evidence of US government spying on its people is under threat of being extradited back to the U.S. to face persecution."

No Law or Act can be construed as to compel any person to conceal the commission of a crime, including crimes committed by government against its Citizens.

Comment Re:Such Reasonable Action (Score 1) 297

Well, I specifically included it as sort of a slap in the face, since a "paramilitary" is not part of formal armed forces, but most of these guys are wannabe-commandos.

From wiki: A paramilitary is a military-esque force whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military, but which is not considered part of a state's formal armed forces.

Comment Re:What phone is most compatible with Tor? (Score 1) 404

You would still have to go through the cellular network, and the phone would have to trust the carrier's CA, so really there is no such thing as security on a mobile phone. The carrier can still monitor all of your encrypted traffic. Here's a site that explains it pretty well. Employers do this all the time:

http://theorylunch.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/ca-mitm/

Google

Google To Buy Waze For $1.3 Billion 153

An anonymous reader writes "Google and Israeli start-up Waze have agreed in principle on a deal in which the search engine giant will buy the road traffic information sharing application for $1.3 billion. Waze, which claims more than 40 million users, describes itself as an app bringing together 'the world's largest community of drivers who work together to fight traffic, and save time and gas money on their daily commute.' There have been previous reports that first Apple and then Facebook wanted to acquire the Israeli start-up."

Comment Linus, Shut the Fuck Up (Score -1, Troll) 334

Linus, listen, you may be the father of the Kernel, but it is not your Kernel. It is not your own private property. You are enjoying the notoriety that comes on the backs of thousands of developers who, by the way, are working for free.

Shut the fuck up already. We're all tired of your childish bullshit. Bugs need to be fixed, and if a lot of them get fixed in a particular release, so be it. Shut your goddamn mouth for a change, understand that the Kernel has exceeded your ability to "go it alone," and get the FUCK out of everyone's way.

Fuck you very much, and have a nice day.

Comment Re:Such Reasonable Action (Score 5, Interesting) 297

It's the ongoing paramilitarization of law enforcement.

In my sleepy little city in a rural corner of my State, our 8-member police department has 2 armored vehicles, 28 fully-automatic machine guns, 2 grenade launchers, and routinely engages in military-style exercises on weekends where they set up Soviet-style checkpoints and violate peoples' civil rights. People have been bringing this up at city council meetings only to be told by the council members that this type of activity is necessary to keep us safe - the typical GOP line.

Even my "Tea Party" congressman, who ran on the "Tea Party" platform, has been completely silent on the recent revelations about government spying on American Citizens, instead focusing his efforts on the GOP's scandal-du-jour, usually whatever bullet list of talking points Sean Hannity is vomiting on his radio show that day.

All of it is paid for by the Federal Government's various drug and terrorism interdiction programs - and we're not even in a border state, unless you count the Atlantic Ocean to be a high-drug-traffic border.

Comment Cue the NSA (Score 1) 581

"When Xbox One is on and you're simply having a conversation in your living room, your conversation is not being recorded or uploaded." They also say data gathered during normal use won't leave the console without your explicit permission"

Except of course when a secret court grants the NSA permission to compel Microsoft to activate the video and audio sensors to conduct illegal suspicionless spying on American citizens.

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