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Comment Re:I just want to point out... (Score 1) 498

Don't be a retard. Al Alwaki was dead for two weeks before they killed his son. In fact, he hadn't even seen his dad in two years. Murdered by Obama without any evidence of wrongdoing on the kid's part. I mean, how deep do you want to deep throat that Federales Uber Alles propaganda cock? Here's an advance "thank you" for the police state we are soon to have where you can be jailed at the president's whim, murdered at the president's whim -- all of it based on "secret laws". How Soviet of you.

Seriously, click on the link I posted. It only takes the most minuscule effort -- way less then it takes to rationalize the gutting of the Constitution. Oh wait, you're too lazy and stupid to actually learn anything about what's going on. Here's a quote and a rag to wipe that DC jizz out of your eye -- once you can see again, read:

Gibbs wasn't entirely familiar with the situation, and didn't know that al-Awlaki's son was killed two weeks after his father was killed ...
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He was a boy who hadn't seen his father in two years, since his father had gone into hiding. He was a boy who knew his father was on an American kill list and who snuck out of his family's home in the early morning hours of September 4, 2011, to try to find him. He was a boy who was still searching for his father when his father was killed, and who, on the night he himself was killed, was saying goodbye to the second cousin with whom he'd lived while on his search, and the friends he'd made. He was a boy among boys, then; a boy among boys eating dinner by an open fire along the side of a road when an American drone came out of the sky and fired the missiles that killed them all.

Comment Re:It's the New You (Score 2) 295

Google's youtube had no trouble connecting my real name to my youtube alias. I suspect that it's extremely hard to never leak information, possibly involving separate hardware (or at least virtual separate hardware), vpns for unrelated IP addresses, and never giving google your credit card info -- for each online alias. I do have an android phone and google play account so it isn't rocket science to imagine how google could cobble together who I am from that info. IP address plus credit info (which includes real name) compared to IP address plus youtube login and it is a reasonable guess I'm that alias.

Comment Re:I just want to point out... (Score 1, Insightful) 498

I didn't realize he had gone after the families of the bad cops. I agree that that is not just wrong, but pretty sick.

Not in America it isn't sick -- certainly not according to Obama administration's explanation for why it killed Al Alwaki's innocent 16yo Colorado born son: "I would suggest that you should have a far more responsible father if they are truly concerned about the well being of their children."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/24/robert-gibbs-anwar-al-awlaki_n_2012438.html

So, if it is the position of the President of the United States, that the sins of the father are the sins of the children, how could it be sick for Dorner to believe the same thing? If it is sick for Dorner to believe as Obama does, is Obama sick?

Comment Re:not the first one (Score 1) 498

Absolutely correct. But for the authoritarians this is the perfect opportunity --- who is going to object to throwing these drones into catching Dorner? At the end of this there will official statements about how helpful the drones were and that will be that essentially. Public support will swell even if the ultimate intended use isn't good or reasonable.

  The real problem America faces, is not that authoritarians are grabbing power, it is that Americans want them to. Democrats and republicans only disagree on who should wield that power. Obama and GWB are perfect examples of this tribalism. Identical policies yet pure hatred by the opposing tribe. In the end it will lead to dictatorship, it has no where else to go and Americans for the most part crave that so long as their tribe wins. That's where the next civil war will come from. Not from civil libertarians fighting for freedom, but between the DNC and the GOP as they struggle to decide which party will be the last one to hold the dictatorship before the electoral rotation of seats ends.

Comment Re:RHEL 7 isn't even out yet! (Score 3, Insightful) 231

To put this into a stupid slashdot car analogy, what this guy is saying is that he drives a left hand drive stick shift at work, may even have a left hand drive stick shift at work for testing, and when he gets home, he uses a left hand drive stick shift too so that his work life is easier.

Now, if he drove an automatic at work but a stick at home, he mind find himself accidentally slamming on the brakes when coming to a stop (muscle memory clutch foot coupled with an oddly wide brake pedal (that's breaks and petals if you want to troll a spelling nazi)). Or, if he drove a right hand drive MG at home, he might end up making a crazy turn into oncoming traffic at work with their left hand drive cars.

Comment Re:Not good for vehicles! (Score 2) 419

There's one gas station in my area that also sells ethanol free gas and its price is basically the same as everywhere else (except for the really sketchy stations that sell gas super cheap, probably from rusty tanks). It's the only place I fill up. If I find myself running low and its inconvenient to go there, I'll pump one or two gallons at a different station, but I won't fill up. This could be a good means of marketing for gas stations to differentiate themselves. Never in my life before have I been a regular patron of any particular station -- I'd just fillup at what was near me when I needed gas. Now that there's just one station that sells the good stuff though, they get 95% of my business.

Submission + - Aaron Swartz's prosecutor Steve Heymann Should Be Fired (tumblr.com) 1

Weezul writes: Thanks to a last minute appeal by Aaron Swarz' girlfriend, a petition to fire Boston Assistant US Attorney Stephen Heymann has passed 25,000 signatures, has crossed the threshold required to elicit a White House response. Steve Heymann is the prosecutor in the Massachusetts US Attorneyâ(TM)s office who so aggressively and unreasonably went after Aaron to further his own career.
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Submission + - Why Couldn't Obama's SEC Chief Save Aaron Swartz?

theodp writes: 'You don't want to mess with Mary Jo,' President Obama quipped on Jan. 24th as he introduced Mary Jo White, his pick to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. White, Obama emphasized, was a nominee who could be counted on to 'fight for the American People.' Unfortunately, while White — acting as JSTOR's attorney — tried to fight for Internet activist Aaron Swartz, his Boston prosecutors apparently weren't afraid to mess with Mary Jo, and declined to drop the ridiculous charges. Swartz committed suicide on Jan. 11th. So, should the President be concerned that his pick for SEC Chief — touted as one of the nation's best lawyers — was given the metaphorical middle finger by his Dept. of Justice? If it's any consolation, there are reports that White and her law firm seem to be having better luck fighting for Wall Street than Swartz.

Comment Re:No sympathy.... sorry. (Score 1) 224

According to wikipedia, this dish was started in 1991 and and became operational in 2000. While I'll grant that wifi wasn't ubiquitous in the early part of that time frame, it was much more prevalent toward the end. Plus there were other kinds of radio technologies gaining common currency in that time frame (cell phones for example). It's a little disingenuous to hark back an additional thirty years in support of your argument, because this dish hadn't been built then.

Anyway, it seems to me it would have been reasonable to build this is a place less likely to be affected by consumer tech than on the east coast. Was it a pork project? What other sites were considered? There really isn't much info on these aspects.

Submission + - Corporations Profiting from Drug War Ask Eric Holder to Stop Legal Pot (reason.com) 3

cathyreisenwitz writes: "A coalition of interest groups whose members profit off marijuana prohibition, including the former leader of a chain of abusive teen rehab centers, have sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that the Department of Justice prevent Colorado and Washington from taxing and regulating marijuana."

Comment Re:I Got It! (Score 2) 538

You may have a problem with true random number generation if you let a computer pick for you.

You could try diceware instead -- it's pretty unlikely you'll end up with dice that have some kind of vulnerability built into them that will compromise your password picks. Plus it costs a tiny fraction of a true random number generation card.

http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html

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