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Comment Re:TFA is not terribly clear... (Score 1) 152

I can destroy the phone without having to think twice. I doubt very much I would blow up my house for the same purpose. The cops can do that. And no, I will never invite an on duty cop into my house, even with the warrant. They can talk through the screen door, which they will have to open themselves if they want in. The minute you invite them, the warrant issue is moot and they can tear the whole place up and shoot the dog, and probably you if you even flinch. The trust is gone until we reform our system and demand adequate oversight. It's not really an argument anymore.

Comment Re:Cheesy 80's movie excuse (Score 1) 633

I believe "editing" in this context meant "Deciding what emails to publish", not "Changing the content of the published emails", so the DNC releasing the originals wouldn't help.

Wikileaks have made it clear they haven't altered the content of the emails, and the fact real phone numbers and blameless people's names appear in the emails would seem to confirm that (If it turned out they were altered, but Wikileaks left in people's phone numbers, that'd be a spectacular PR own-goal on WL's behalf.)

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Comment Re:Cheesy 80's movie excuse (Score 1) 633

WikiLeaks has shown great interest in anti-US material, and comparatively very little interest in anything that disparages Russia

I agree with much of what you say but this line is just silly. We all know that Putin's Russia is a corrupt, barely democratic regime with a autocratic strongman in charge (an ex-KGB boss no less.)

Leaking evidence that they're terrible would be a waste of time.

Also add to this that Assange is Wikileaks, and Assange has spent the last few years holed up on an embassy in an environment which would be stressful and intimidating even for someone not considered persona-non-Grata by some of the most powerful countries in the world. It's not hard to believe he'd be far more interested in the machinations of a political party whose leadership currently holds the Presidency of the country most likely to lock him in a dungeon for the rest of his life, than memos at a poisoned tip umbrella company owned by Vladimir Putin.

Comment Re:Erm... (Score 1) 29

Again, morality did not exist before humans showed up on the scene. We are nature's "morality". It emerged from our brains. It is our gift to nature. Love is our gift to god.

Comment Re:Unusually +ve but what's in it for refusniks? (Score 0) 155

Uhhhh you DO know there are ways to get updates other than WU, yes? That many of those make it beyond trivial to refuse the spyware updates (and if I'm not mistaken AutoPatcher doesn't include them in the first place) so that we can have Win 7/8/8.1 completely spyware free?

I have dealt with Win 10 on more PCs at the shop than I care to mention and I can say with confidence...Windows 10 is a giant piece of shit. Its buggy as fuck, its updates are more unstable than running a Linux alpha build, hell I had forgotten what BSODs even looked like until Win 10 and its "sad face of suckiness". And the new "features"? Its either designed to give MSFT more datamining or fricking more cellphone style crap. Hey MSFT? If I wanted a cellphone I'd use my smartphone, which just FYI runs Android because unlike your mobile OS it actually has apps..

There is NOTHING about the new OS that makes it worth leaving Win 7/8/8.1, hell even Windows 8 had at least one reason, which was it made a good UI for HTPCs, but 10? It sucks your bandwidth, spies on you, gives you zero control over the OS, and for what? So I can give MSFT more data on me? Fuck you MSFT, you want my data PAY ME, I'm not giving up an OS I paid $110 for so you can make free money shoving ads down my throat using MY bandwidth onto MY desktop and snatching MY data..fuck off.

Comment Re:TFA is not terribly clear... (Score 1) 152

This is no different than an order to produce blood/cheek swab or even passwords.

No, it's way different. With the burnt chip there is no evidence. That is the intention, and is what I would do to protect myself. I can have a backup buried elsewhere behind a "secret panel". There is no reason to grant the state undue advantage, they can go suck on it. The law is far too fickle to give blind obedience. Leave the armchair philosophy at home please.

Comment Re:How to stop Trump (Score 1) 144

Simple. E-mail server and other links led up to the debacle in Libya.

Well, that is a fun conspiracy right there. Does that come from the same school of "thought" that tells us that Saint Ronnie telling Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall directly and solely caused it to actually come down? Does it also excuse all the blunders that happened under Saint Ronnie that were more preventable and resulted in the death of larger numbers of Americans?

Only difference is that the Rosenbergs were not rich enough to be Above The Law. Hillary is.

Actually, the list of similarities between the two is far, far, shorter than the list of differences. The only similarity I have found so far is that both involved human beings. You haven't provided one beyond that yet.

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