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Comment Make yourself be part of "the solution" (Score 5, Insightful) 429

Having gone through some of the same things, the best advice I can say is to ignore those feelings publicly. At work I'm riding the wave with the rest of them. At home I'm back on my happy train. The last thing I want is to be marginalized at work because I'm "that guy" who is a roadblock instead of a guy that moves things forward.

In the tech industry, you do NOT want to be the enemy of the executives.

Definitely point out real problems when they're there, and nix projects that are bad, but try not to let your bias lead you to make irrationally bad arguments. And who knows, you might learn to like some of the stuff, which will help you in the future as well both because you know more, and also because your attitude will be more open. It's worked for me so far at least - I just bought an iPad and a Surface Pro today for testing, will be getting a Nexus to validate very soon as well. It's actually pretty fun.

In any case, good luck, and long live lynx!

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Submission + - Austrian Man Raided For Running Tor Node Exit (lowendtalk.com) 5

An anonymous reader writes: From William, the man affected: "Yes, it happened to me now as well — Yesterday i got raided for someone sharing child pornography over one of my Tor exits.

I'm good so far, not in jail, but all my computers and hardware have been confiscated.

If convicted i could face up to 6 years in jail, of course i do not want that and i also want to try to set a legal base for running Tor exit nodes in Austria or even the EU.


Submission + - Anonymous: 'Bigger and Stronger Than Ever' (ibtimes.co.uk)

DavidGilbert99 writes: "Anonymous, the online collective best known for attacks on PayPal, Sony and the FBI, have come a long way since forming in the nether reaches of 4Chan's /b/ forum.

IBTimes UK spoke to an Anonymous member who says the group is now bigger and stronger than ever, with new members tripling in 2012. It also now has a global reach with at least 50 national cells in operation.

The Anonymous member talks about the effect the arrest of Sabu had on the group, how the process of choosing targets really works and how the idea of Anonymous is so simple and basic it won't be corrupted."

Comment What a load of junk by Scott Adams (Score 2) 198

What happens when the government doesn't have the privacy? They say "oh no, we need the privacy that we deny you"


If we shouldn't have privacy from governmnt because "oh who cares it's boring", then neither should any police, fire, rescue vehicle, or any politician from the public. It is not in the public's interest to make governmnt managers a higher class of citizen who can see all but not be seen.

Comment Re:This is why we cant have nice things (Score 1) 327

So you're cool if the info from all these hypothetical car, face-cam, license plate reader database, shopping discount cards, etc, becomes completely public domain for everyone, and all tied back to the individual(s) who own them? If I want to look up everything you've bought and everywhere you've been, and every website you ever visit, I can do so with a couple clicks?

I'd assume that's what you want based on your statement that people should be open about what they do.


Submission + - SkyDrive account suspensions prove you can't trust cloud storage (blogspot.ca) 1

quantr writes: ""When cloud storage services started appearing they proved very popular, with Dropbox being the standout example of how easy and useful files in the cloud can be. The convenience of having an online storage pool you can access from any and all devices is great, and such services are only going to get more popular as we consume ever more digital content.

There is a problem, though. Each service has its own set of terms and conditions, and if you violate the rules, you could see your account suspended and access to your files cut off. This has recently been demonstrated by Megaupload being taken offline, but in that case all users lost their files, not just a few individuals.
This problem gets worse if the cloud storage service you use is linked to other services. One example of this is Microsoft’s SkyDrive, which is accessed through a Windows Live login that is also used for accessing Hotmail, Messenger, and Xbox Live. If your account gets suspended, you lose access to all those services.""


Submission + - Canadians to get unbundled cable TV channels (financialpost.com)

Jerry Rivers writes: The CRTC, Canada's communications regulator, has approved changes to the way cable companies bundles programming to allow the purchase of selected channels while dropping others they do not want. However, they won't necessarily be paying any less.

Comment As if dating wasn't bad already (Score 1) 467

I can't imagine what it would be like in both gender directions as we freely have access to each others browsing and chat logs.

Actually, I can - people wouldn't browse or chat about the things they want to. So, it's a great society if you're willing to give up many of the perfectly legal things that you want to do. Save a few bucks and give up your identity because you must conform to the norms or be an outcast. Aren't there already cults that people can join if they want to live like this? They're pretty cheap to live in from what I understand, maybe the author can go try one out for a while and let us know if it was worth it.

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