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Comment Re:Yep :/ (Score 5, Insightful) 332

While I like her study, there was another study and reported here in /. back in 2000 - 2004
about AOL chat groups and how people and groups of people whom are on the fringes of
behavior. the study presented that people when encountering like-minded people seem
to see the fringe behaviour as socially acceptable.

real interesting, figured that everyone knew this by now, but like the lady said, " it was laughed off "

Comment Re:North Korea (Score 1) 158

I've really looked at this problem, couple of issues came up
A) Why did they choose Tungsten Carbide instead of Eglin steel. just does not seem as effective
B) unless the design is conical in nature, 30% of Ball bearings are going towards earth ( could be a lot more if it's a ball design or tube design )
C) in any case, upon a Kessler Syndrome happening, space exploration would stop for 25 to 50 years unless someone comes up with a way to clean up space ( maybe a world wide concerted effort with lasers to clear a basic launch path. )

so the next step is for someone to create the clean up device.

Comment Re:Wikileaks (Score 1) 211

the post by WikiLeaks specifically stated Family

A database of verified people and their family is a simple family kidnapping filter.
Bill made a lot on a deal, Bill is just a verified twitter user whom owns a store, brags about it business, and did a huge deal
that he's popping a bottle of wine.
Villain opens up the database and starts a review of reasonably near targets and finds Bill, Villian take his daughter and
Bill will have to pay $$$ to get his kid back ( which is most likely dead )

Those that buy data are trackable.
and facebook is troubling.

Comment Re:Wikileaks (Score 1) 211

while you see it as a Doxxing Database, I see it as a kidnapping database.

A database of verified people and their family is a simple family kidnapping filter.

Bill made a lot on a deal, Bill is just a verified twitter user whom owns a store, brags about it business, and did a huge deal
that he's popping a bottle of wine.
Villain opens up the database and starts a review of reasonably near targets and finds Bill, Villian take his daughter and
Bill will have to pay $$$ to get his kid back ( which is most likely dead )

Comment Re:I'll grab some popcorn (Score 1) 211

Well, in the factual world, data is data. Causation and Correlation are not fact, but propaganda can make it like look fact. Great example is the Kevin Bacon game, given enough, people might think you know KB directly or have access to his ear.

Now more directly, I gather data all the time for my Real Estate business, I'm a realtor.
I note overgrown lawns and messy landscaping ( means they forgot to call the service, on holiday, or don't have money )
I note garage sales ( Means they might be cleaning house for a sale )
I note New Baba signs ( means they might sell and want to upgrade a house )
I see data all the time, and try profit from it.

A database of verified people and their family is a simple family kidnapping filter.
Bill made a lot on a deal, Bill is just a verified twitter user whom owns a store, brags about it business, and did a huge deal
that he's popping a bottle of wine.
Villain opens up the database and starts a review of reasonably near targets and finds Bill, Villian take his daughter and
Bill will have to pay $$$ to get his kid back ( which is most likely dead )

Comment Re:Wikileaks (Score 1) 211

> self-aggrandize their reputation:

what a wonderful phrase. I hope to use it. Anyway on to the reply

I have never liked Wikileaks in any way. Spilling the beans without some sort of check
and balance does more harm than good. That's why qualified, and skilled reporting, is
required. A good story will always sell, Great story's, make great reading IE: what you had mentioned.

I feel that people who are validated on Twitter will be subjected to Doxing and possible harm. You don't
have to be too famous to become a target of someone that wants to make quick cash.

Comment Re:Disassembled.... (Score 1) 199

I do know a bit about maritime law, if the drone was attached to the US vessel in any physical way, it's a huge violation.
Maritime laws have been around for a very long time. and stupid act's like that can lead to very physical trade problems,
maritime people are really different, they have to work together, because simple errors can now cost almost billions of dollars
worth of insurance claims. Also, how do nations retaliate, simple, Customs not clearing a ship or delay ( very few US flag
vessels call China, but many call USA ) can have a huge long term business cost to a steamship line.

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