From the news:
"he amendment would block the NSA from using any of its funding from this Defense Appropriations Bill to conduct such warrantless searches."
It only covers THIS appropriations bill. They'll just sneak funding into another one to make it up.
You have to pay careful attention to the language these people use.
" In addition, the amendment would prohibit the NSA from using its budget to mandate or request that private companies and organizations add backdoors to the encryption standards that are meant to keep you safe on the web."
So, money that is NOT budgeted, as in part of planned spending, as in slush fund money, is fair game.
Any time an amendment talks about what they cannot use particular money for, as opposed to simply prohibiting the action, it will be full of loopholes.
When there is an amendment that prohibits the ACTION, then we'll have something to be happy about. Nothing in this amendment prohibits the spying.
i want to mod you up so hard
A plane is a bus with wings. Busses have people on phones all of the time.
This is awesome
I have 4 just for myself
This is because you have two OSes on your PC. One is Windows 8 desktop and one is Windows 8 Metro. Yes it is that stupid.
They are the same! Software is used to network lock your phone. =)
This is Slashdot we are talking about. Nobody is even kissing frogs here.
They do. It is called refresh and you can even start it from the Windows 8 UI.
You can search anything all the time. When you are in the app store you start typing or bring up the charms menu on the right and type in the search field. This works for the whole OS. It is like having a built in Bing search everywhere anytime but for your local computer.
It is not free. You pay with your privacy.
Microsoft does not preinstall ads on their operating systems.
If you want to eat healthy then good luck buying groceries for $200 month per person. We rarely buy anything in the aisles where all of the crap food is. We mostly shop in the produce, meat and dairy sections you know the refrigerated sections. You cannot buy vegetables in bulk as they only last so long. To eat healthy is expensive. We don't even go for the "healthy" health nut products. We range anywhere from $300-$400 a month per person to eat healthy. So yeah if you want to eat like crap then by all means spend $200 a month per person. It takes money to eat healthy.
The goal of education should not be to produce good workers as you put it. The goal should be to produce thinkers.
You don't have to use Apple RAM.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (3) Ha, ha, I can't believe they're actually going to adopt this sucker.