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Comment Re:secure wifi (Score 1) 109

The ISP is not publishing their results at this time. Neither are Starbucks or McDonalds. So I disagree with your suggestion that connecting to "real" hotspots vs these "faked" ones is an identical situation.

But I do agree that we would be better off if we all assumed that all Internet traffic should be considered to be "untrusted" and that end to end encryption, including anonymity would make us all a lot safer from profiling and reduce the potential for invasion of privacy (like these guys did).

Comment Re:Contempt of Court (Score 1) 204

from: https://www.facebook.com/legal...

If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on Facebook, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim. Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct users' actions on Facebook and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on Facebook. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on Facebook. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of Facebook.

They do not claim to control user content at all. So if they do control some, then they are exceeding their guidelines.

Comment Re:Speaking of myths... (Score 1) 115

Bats "don't really swoop down on your head and get tangled in your hair."

Bats are great fliers, and they seem to love getting really close to your head. Living in an area where bats would come out on summer night to catch flying bugs... they love to get real close to people and objects. I don't see any reason why they would not sometimes crash into swinging hair. It seems more like a statistical thing... "bats USUALLY don't get tangled in hair".

Also, if there were bugs in your hair, then I suspect the bats would go there to get them.

Comment Can we trust Iran? (Score 1) 311

Shervin Pishevar, the Iranian-born VC

Iranian-born... as in born in Iran? That's important information. I know it is important, because when I searched for more information on this person, it was repeated over and over again in multiple news reports.

It is good to know that he was born in Iran. Otherwise, how else could I judge the validity of his ideas?

Born in Iran? I hope this is attached to his title for life so that I and others can know exactly where his ideas are really coming from.

Comment Re: This is a great loss (Score 1) 160

He's not resting in peace. We can be quite confident that he's currently burning in hell. The Bible clearly says that suicide is a serious sin and a person who dies in such a state of sin immediately goes to hell. There is no salvation or peace to be found, only eternal damnation. I know this won't be popular here, but it's God's word and it's the truth. As a believer, I have a duty to share God's truth with all of you, and that truth is that Ian Murdock is burning in hell for committing suicide.

You say this as if you don't have a choice as to what you believe.

You might want to take responsibility for the things you feel instead of offloading them to a religion of your choosing.

Comment Russian Insecurity (Score 1) 296

Having all keys in one location will weaken the security of their own nation.

But the request is not surprising. Like our own national security departments, the government is trying to offload the labour of eavesdropping onto the public sector. Who lives in a country where this isn't happening? The only difference between us and them is that they are asking for the keys prior to making a request in the name of terrorism. In practice, there is probably little difference between what Russia is asking for and the permissions you (and me) already gave up in your own country.

What a blessing terrorism is for those who want to side step your individual securities and stifle free speech.

Comment They don't want anyone buying it (Score 1) 622

Car companies do not want to Buy a new car. They want you to Lease.

The price of a new car is not real. It is simply an inflated price the manufacturer uses to set up your lease payments. And the lease is not designed to allow you to own the car. The high sticker price ensures that when your lease is up that they will convince you to start a new lease on a new car rather than pay the remainder of the inflated debt.

The car companies are designed to extract as much as you can afford or more on a monthly basis and provide you with nothing to show for it in the end. Their goal is to extract as much as they can squeeze out of your disposable income and renegotiate this every couple of years. So you end up in an endless cycle of paying money to "borrow" their cars.

Smart people buy used cars that highly depreciated from the suckers who bought new.

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