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Comment DYI (Score 1) 173

My home setup is:

  - home assembled PC, 4 core CPU and 16 GB of ram
  - Ubuntu 14.04
  - ZFS (8 TB)
  - MakeMKV and Handbrake
  - Ruko box attached to the TV and home network

Total one time cost $1500.00

Sure Plex is charging $40.00 per year but notice I control the entire setup. No one throttling the bandwidth between the Plex Cloud and my TV and no one selling the information about my DVD / Blu-Ray collection to advertisers.

Comment Re:Constitutional Rights (Score 1) 367

It means whatever the current politicians in power say it means

Only because The People allow them to get away with this. If we were to start having mass layoffs in Congress they would change their tune.

After all, there was no encryption back at the start of the country, so surely the founding fathers didn't mean to include it did they?

Comment Constitutional Rights (Score 4, Insightful) 367

The 4th amendment says

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized

That means if the FBI wants me decrypt any of my documents they can show my lawyer a search warrant otherwise they can FUCK OFF. If you want to fight these fuckers you, yes you, can start by teaching other people how to use strong encryption and why they should use it all the time. Yea,the NSA has monster facilities to break encryption but the cost of that is not zero. There are more of us then there are of them.

Comment Re:Where does all the money go? (Score 1) 144

What does Yahoo actually have left

Their real estate holdings are pretty valuable. I think they own 8 or 9 large buildings in and around Sunnyvale. The Sunnyvale campus alone has got to be at least 10 acres. 10 acres in the Silicon Valley in the hottest real estate market since the dot com. Real estate developers are probably drooling at the thought of all that land coming up for sale.

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