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Comment Re:Internet Explorer (Score 1) 391

If I had mod points, I'd mod parent up. The NSA's current attack, as described by Snowden, would be a man in the middle attack done on the outer layers of the TCP/IP packet onion. ONLY if the two and from addresses are interesting, do they bother to save and analyze the rest of the packet.

That includes VOIP data, which means that Obama's "We're only paying attention to WHO you call, we're not listening in on your calls" is a big red herring.

Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 467

Or, as GK Chesterton put it in _All Things Considered_:
 
 

When I was a very young journalist I used to be irritated at a peculiar habit of printers, a habit which most persons of a tendency similar to mine have probably noticed also. It goes along with the fixed belief of printers that to be a Rationalist is the same thing as to be a Nationalist. I mean the printer's tendency to turn the word "cosmic" into the word "comic." It annoyed me at the time. But since then I have come to the conclusion that the printers were right. The democracy is always right. Whatever is cosmic is comic.

Comment Re::-) Nice one (Score 1) 49

I prefer my Bible in Latin. But really, the original *AMERICAN* Bible is the 1611 KJV with several books removed. I always blamed that on Martin Luther, but he just said they were unnecessary; it took American printers working under Capitalism to notice they could sell a thinner Bible for the same amount, less cost, and more profit.

Comment Don't we already have this? (Score 4, Informative) 257

Something similar has been available for YEARS- all you need do is ask the phone company to invalidate the IMEI number.and/or activate the memory wipe software built into Android, iOS, and Windows phones.

Has Symbian and Blackberry been left out of this feature? I would have thought consumer demand for it would have produced it on those platforms as well long ago.

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