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Comment Re:Every word is undermined.. (Score 1) 367

I would say that encryption of police radio communications has also contributed. It has contributed to the secrecy of local enforcement operations rather than being something the community can get behind. There were many hobbyists who enjoyed tracking law enforcement and enjoyed following it. You knew the officers names and had familiarity. Now the whole thing is secret and has contributed to a mistrust of enforcement.

Comment Re:Computing plateau (Score 1) 75

I'm on year 7 with my Dell Vostro 1520 currently running xubuntu 14.04. Does most of what I need, even plays Minecraft 1.10.2 relatively well. I never thought this laptop would last so long, I remember thinking it felt a little flimsy when I got it. But it has stood the test of time and will probably continue for a few more years.

Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 165

There are scams around bitcoin just as there are around regular money.

Make $10k a week sitting on your couch, only $299 for the complete package. Is that a problem with regular money? It is well known now that small time folks can't make money mining, yet the whole thing is a scam because some people continue to dump money on mining equipment. Where there is money to be made you will always find suckers throwing it away, that does not mean the money itself is a scam.

Comment Re:Ergo (Score 1) 97

At wartime military officials have lots of power over civilians of the nation they are fighting. They can shoot somebody and tell they wanted to take their gun, and maybe get away with it. I'd rather have people who haven't commited than ones who do.

I have taken a crack at translating this because the first sentence is very true.

Here goes....

During wartime military officials have a lot of power over civilians of the nation they are fighting for. A military official could just shoot someone without just cause and later claim that the civilian was reaching for their weapon. There is a good chance that the military official would get away with it.

The last sentence gets me a bit, but I think you are saying....

If you were the FBI you would rather have law abiding citizens in your database because this would allow you to expand your power.

Comment Re:Oh great (Score 5, Insightful) 365

Why? Linkedin is probably your most scrubbed and polished version of yourself that you would post on the internet. If FB is a picture of you sitting in your underwear on the couch nursing a hangover, LinkedIn is you taking a professional photo wearing a tux.

It is a place that you want the world to see and this deal will mean nothing to the users of the site. It may provide some enhanced tools (Office 365 integration) to buff up your resume, but I fail to see how it even matters otherwise.

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