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Comment Re:Not entirely sure (Score 1) 116

In London, overall crimes rates were not reduced in the study I read. If the goal is "move the crime to where the people we don't like live", then, sure, you might accomplish that - like much of modern policing. Otherwise, you're just moving the crime hotspots around.

So you’re trying to say we should only put cameras in Red States?

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 47

When I both started and stopped taking an SSRI there were prolonged periods where I was dizzy when turning while walking and shorter periods while driving. There were even a few instances of depersonalization and derealization, so when you feel like you're trippin', you tend to move slowly ans deliberately.

Comment Re:Trump's Fault (Score 1) 123

So the only countries that have increase CO2 emission since the Kyoto Protocol are now choking to death on the particulate pollution they generated along with the increase CO2 emission, and that is Trump's fault! Looks to me like Natural Selection in action and they have elected to be deselected by their own actions, evolution is a cruel mistress.

Comment Re:And just try symmetric encrypting with GPG... (Score 2) 216

As near as I can figure out he really pissed off because gpg doesn't say
"We're calculating really complex mathematical shit, we're really not frozen."
"we're not frozen, just really busy doing computer stuff that's really complicated, so don't start pounding on the keyboard until we tell you to or you'll just screw shit up"."
    and finally
  "start pounding on the keyboard like a chimpanzee trying to write the complete works of Shakespeare because we need some really random shit"
and use the phrase "shitfest" like punctuation.

Comment Re:Low Interest In The Public (Score 2) 216

After the snowden reveal, I switched to it exclusively when communicating with a friend of mine.

The NSA is not interested in your cat videos.

But if they are encrypted, they don't know they are cat videos. One of the points of encryption, like document shredding is to "do" everything, if you only 'do' the important things the Snoops will know what is important and what isn't. Decrypting, like reassembling shredded documents is very expensive, make them spend on junk mail and cat videos and they won’t be able to afford your important stuff.

Comment Re:So what are the stats on /.? (Score 1) 174

With 9 comments here already, I see the problem being blamed on:
- Freedom of speech
- Admins
- Muslims
- Liberals

No surprise that they're all ACs.

I'm sure it would be very upsetting for the ACs if /. started tracking IPs, but I suspect that a disproportionate number of "Trolls" come from the same IPs.

The original intention of posting AC was to protect a user from reprisals who posted a comment that contained insider information pertinent to the subject, but would be embarrassing or even illegal to an employer, a government or other organizations. Now it more likely to shield trolls from being responsible for their comments, even in the vaguest of virtual sense, than it original intention.

Tracking IP's tell us nothing about an AC, but does allow law enforcement to backtrack to a location. It is entirely feasible for multiple /.ers to be behind the same NAT, and banishing an IP addy can be circumvented as easily as rebooting a cable or satellite MODEM. Tracking IP could easily have a chilling effect on a forum that long cherished a wild-west style of no-holds-barred free speech.

If being Trolled or Flamed leaves you intolerably butt-hurt, perhaps a safer-place may be more suitable to your sensitivities.

Comment Re:Polling Lies (Score 1) 145

First of all, people are going to answer Slackware even if they don't use it, because the Linux community is pervaded by a bunch of neck-bearded hipsters who liked Slackware before Slackware was cool. The reality is that they all run RedHat but are just desperate to look cool and unique.

The barb would have been sharper if the distro would have been Kubuntu instead of Redhat.

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