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Comment Re: Hyberbole much? (Score 1) 278

They are desperate for you to believe that you can't legally leave, but there are many stories of people doing exactly that. TSA knows that they don't have the authority to prevent you from leaving - that's why they threaten an $11,000 lawsuit that they try very hard to present as a "fine". Puffed-up screening clerks have told travelers "We WILL be bringing that lawsuit" and nothing has happened.

The only authority they have is to prohibit people from entering the terminal. They can try to get airport police involved, but airport cops don't always uphold TSA's narrative that you can't leave.

Comment Re:Another year, another video codec... (Score 2) 285

You shouldn't. "NAS" drives, at least as they come from WD, are just Greens with TLER so they don't drop out of RAID. If you're not RAIDing, or if you're doing software RAID with MDADM or ZFS, shouldn't matter what you use. Even with hardware RAID, it really only matters if you're doing parity RAID. 1 or 10 won't care.

Submission + - Hotline Miami 2 too offensive for Australia (playerattack.com)

dotarray writes: It's official: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is too offensive for Australian audiences, according to the Classification Board. The latest from Dennaton and Devolver has been Refused Classification (effectively banned), and will not be released Down Under.

Comment Re:Also those sliding "give us your email' boxes (Score 1) 418

Adblock Edge works on a case-by-case basis, with Element Hiding Helper's aid in suppressing the whole-page darkening overlay, but I haven't found a reliable filter formula to work universally across sites. The other problem is that some sites make legitimate use of modal elements for "lightbox" photo viewers (though it seems to me that links to .jpg files would work just fine) or even login dialogs in the case of Spiceworks, and so a universal blocking expression would have to allow for these. It could perhaps be coded like popup blockers to detect user-requested overlays but there would be some wailing and gnashing of teeth before it was perfected. I recently resorted to the low-tech solution, which was sending a scathing E-mail to the customer-relations department of a site I was browsing (GelPro kitchen floor mats) stating that their modal overlay lost them my business. And yes, I did follow through by buying from their competitor. Not sure if I'm vindictive enough to scan and E-mail them the receipt, though part of me says it's the only logical way to conclude the interaction.

Comment Million-dollar question (Score 2) 566

I think what a lot of people want to know is whether 7.1a is still reliable and, if not, how many versions back one must go to get a release that's still feature-complete but not questionable in security.

In the meantime, if you need to encrypt a file, you can use GPG and Cryptophane if you want a GUI. Nowhere near as elegant as TC but it should get the job done.

Comment Fishy (Score 4, Interesting) 566

A FOSS project shutters itself and, rather than linking to a fork or posting tarballs of a few versions' worth of source, recommends commercial alternatives? If this isn't a hacked site then I'm thinking Lavabit - someone pressured someone else and in order to spill without spilling, they made the most absurd possible kind of announcement that they were closing.

Comment Re:no groping please? (Score 1) 141

This is it, right here. Mod parent up. If we have no other question answered in this discussion, I'd be fine with it as long as we get an answer to this.

Scope-n-grope is the most disgusting betrayal a government agency has perpetrated against the American people in recent memory (I consider it worse than the Snowden revelations). There is no excuse for what is being done to innocent air travelers and it is unconscionable that I would have no guarantee of being free from unwanted forced physical contact with government clerks (remember, they're not officers of anything) if I were to go to an airport with the intention of boarding a plane.

How can we guarantee that we will not be touched? Going through a nude-o-scope isn't enough, as they've been shown to alarm on sweat or rumpled clothing. Medical exemptions aren't enough as there's the risk of a TSA clerk overstepping their (barely existent) authority and demanding a grope anyway. Pre-(CHECK! LOOK AT HOW CUTE OUR TRADEMARK IS!) isn't enough as the T&C explicitly state that nobody is guaranteed expedited screening.

I'm happy to keep giving Amtrak my money - I don't care about speed and the experience is much nicer. However, I can't ignore principle. A US citizen should have the right to be free from unreasonable searches, and even if one does have to clear some kind of Checkpoint Charlie at airports, they absolutely must have the right not to be touched against their will.

How do we effect this?

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