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Comment Re:Hatchet jobs aside (Score 2) 169

Tor is backdoored. You can see that from the ease with which the Feds locate sites and users.

Tor is open source, the project just manages the sources. You might be able sneak in some subtle exploits if you're in charge... but if the Feds are finding people it's more likely they've just set up a bunch of fake nodes.

When a company first sacks someone facing no charges, then hires a PI to confirm their reason for sacking, even though he's not claiming wrongful dismissal. That pretty much tells you that the organization is stuff full of bad actors.

Or the project is under intense scrutiny and suspicion so they want to cover their bases.

And that is Jacob.

These "we slept together and he licked my muff and that's rape because I didn't agree before hand he could lick my muff, only share the bed"...

It's about consent, and sharing a bed with someone doesn't give you consent.

Now in many cases that's an indication that they are interested, and in that case you can try to get consent. But just because you think they are interested in sex and you can get consent doesn't give you the right to shove your hand down their pants while they're asleep.

these are Assange style attacks, they were disclosed in the Snowden leaks, and they just make him more, demonstrably honest:

That's a theory, it's a theory to watch out for, it's possibly the reason why they hired the PI you were so concerned about, but the fact he was accused of misconduct isn't evidence that he was framed.

Comment Re:Well... (Score 1) 813

If the US government fails to care about blatant disregard of law's a Clinton and she's a Democrat...then perhaps it's legitimate to appeal to other state-level actors to help throw aside the veil of secrecy?

At what point are the people of the US entitled to recognize that their government directly serves the interests of a small coterie of oligarchs, and try to work around it?

Again, let's recall:
"I don't have a private email server"
"It was only private and family correspondence"
"Well nothing secret went on that server"
"Nothing I knew was secret was on that server"
"Nothing ACTUALLY MARKED SECRET was on that server"
and then, after at least a week of denials, a carefully vetted pile of emails was 'given' to the FBI/DOJ and there were STILL secret things found in the correspondence.

And yet, the response from half the electorate and most of the major news organizations is "What me worry?" and "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy*"
*now including Red Scare 2016(tm)

Ok lets, here's what appears to be the first press conference she gave. But there's no evidence that a) she deliberately sent classified emails on the system, b) intended that her lawyers delete work emails along with the personal emails before turning the server over, or c) knew that either had occurred.

But even IF she was guilty of all those things, and the FBI would have prosecuted her if not for her political influence, and by rights she should be in jail.

Even if those things were true.

It's still absurd to consider voting for Trump over her.

Comment Re:Trump Trolling (Score 1) 813

ie the DNC generating good speeches and endorsements

They are? Everything I've heard about the DNC is that it's been an absolute disaster, with Bernie supporters constantly interrupting speakers who are spending most of their time castigating Bernie supporters for not falling into line after the DNC rigged the nomination for Hillary Clinton, to the point where something like half the delegates walked out after her coronation. Er, nomination.

Then I guess my suggestion would be to start listening to reputable news sources.

Comment Re:Does this surprise anyone? (Score 1) 813

No, Laureate University she dumped $55 million of taxpayer money into and got Bill $16.5 million of it personally.

Trump, questionable ethics and conflicting story. Clinton, stole taxpayer money.

Ever wonder why the Trump U stories disappeared and never came back? He mentioned the Clinton sealing taxpayer money and they freaked out and told the press to be quiet about it.

Ahh, that "scandal", where an organization paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million and the State Department gave $55 million to a completely different organization.

The press stopped talking about Trump U because it's old news and there's so much other crazy Trump stuff to report.

The press never talked about the Laureate University scandal because it was a dumb idea for a scandal.

Comment Re:And give Putin a Pulitzer Prize (Score 2) 813

Who cares about the friggin emails.

This was an attempt by Russia, who considers the US a rival and possible enemy, to create political upheaval in US and change the outcome of an election.

These distinctions matter, the NYTimes did what it did to inform the public and make the country stronger, that's why functioning Democracies give freedom of the press such high regard.

Russia's actions are literally intended as an attack on your country and are carried out in a way to inflict damage. That's why the NSA and CIA exist, to engage in this kind of soft warfare.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 5, Informative) 813

You mean Hillary? Because Trump, despite all the mud being thrown this way, has done very little concrete evil in comparison.

Yeah, if you look past all the scams, lawsuits, lies about donating to charity, racist comments, racist acts, misogyny, donations for explicit political favours, mob connections, and rape allegations then he's practically a saint.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 5, Insightful) 813

Valarie Plame was not a "undercover" agent. And Dick Cheney didn't out her, it was a well known secret.

The ONLY people offended by her "outing" were people who hate Cheney. Hate him all you want, just don't do it for this, it is a non-issue. I also find it simply amazing that this is a huge deal to certain people, while at the same time, those same people are voting Clinton, who has done much much worse.

Clinton exposed classified information by accident, and through a channel she (wrongly) felt was secure.

Libby deliberately leaked classified information to the press as part of a political smear job.

There's a vast difference.

Now I don't know that Cheney had anything to do with it, he may have explicitly ordered it, he may have created a culture where it was expected, or he may have stopped the idea dead in its tracks if he'd only been told about it.

Comment Re:74 at time of crash (Score 2) 569

I'm not so sure that a simple software fix can fix it. Some key notes:

About 4:40 p.m. eastern daylight time on Saturday, May 7, 2016, a 2015 Tesla Model S, traveling eastbound on US Highway 27A (US-27A), west of Williston, Florida, struck and passed beneath a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck-tractor in combination with a 53-foot semitrailer. At the time of the collision, the combination vehicle was making a left turn from westbound US-27A across the two eastbound travel lanes onto NE 140th Court, a local paved road. As a result of the initial impact, the battery disengaged from the electric motors powering the car. After exiting from underneath the semitrailer, the car coasted at a shallow angle off the right side of the roadway, traveled approximately 297 feet, and then collided with a utility pole. The car broke the pole and traveled an additional 50 feet, during which it rotated counterclockwise and came to rest perpendicular to the highway in the front yard of a private residence. The 40-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the Tesla died as a result of the crash.

US-27A is a four-lane highway with a posted speed limit of 65 mph. A 75-foot-wide median separates the two eastbound lanes from the two westbound lanes. Additionally, at the uncontrolled intersection with NE 140th Court, both eastbound and westbound lanes incorporate left turn lanes, allowing for a median opening of about 132 feet. At the time of the crash, it was daylight with clear and dry weather conditions.

Eastbound. Afternoon. May. Aka, the sun was right behind him. Clear and bright outside. This is a perfect recipe for light-colored objects ahead to be overexposed, against other overexposed objects, potentially including the road and the sky. If you have a big block of RGB(255,255,255), how do you determine the boundaries? The best you can do is recognize that it's a threat and disable autopilot, while warning the driver.

A more appropriate solution, if this was indeed the case, would be a hardware fix: read the *raw* data from the camera. A potential alternative, if the frame exposure time can be adjusted, would be to read out alternating short and long exposure frames and combine them.

Comment Completely bogus (Score 2) 172

So many thing wrong with this that it is hard to know where to start. Looks to me that it was more of an ego trip on the part of the author than a valid study.

First of all, cable is obviously a screw job. There is no way that I can pretend that cable has any merits. But still ...

NetFlix content is generally older than cable content. While Netflix is creating some new shows, it is unlikely that many people are signing up for NetFlix for their "look, we made a little show" content.

People who are watching NetFlix have to be paying for Internet too. And many pay for a faster speed than they otherwise would to watch NetFlix. So Internet prices should be considered. Once that is done, since NetFlix is watched less, it might even end up costing more per hour, but "per hour" is just stupid.

Computing the cost per hour is pointless. Both are unmetered. People turn cable on even though they might not be paying attention to it, it becomes just something that's there and might occasionally be interesting. The same isn't quite as true for NetFlix since you have to actively select what you want to see. But realistically NetFlix is likely watched less simply because there is less to watch. If NetFlix had live shows such as news feeds then it might get watched more in a month making its meaningless "hourly cost" less, but it does not.

All that you can really say is that cable is more expensive than NetFlix, as long as you are not getting screwed too bad on Internet access.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 1) 675

Wasn't it just a month or so ago that all the Oppo research on Trump was leaked? Is your memory really that short?

No, that also helped Trump. It gave the RNC the DNCs entire playbook on Trump so the RNC would be better prepared to counter it.

Supposedly Guccifer 2.0 even offered the playbook to Trump's camp but someone there was smart enough to turn it down (major scandal if it ever got out they had it) though I don't know how authoritative that info is.

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