48 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011
surveillance isnt about the average person
please remember that all the domestic spying is only to target whistleblowers or other contrarian influential people of all kinds. what kind of a society we end up with if the historical influence of such people is severely curtailed is anyones guess.
Re: Doing the Warmist shuffle
why start at 1970? look deeper. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/Five_Myr_Climate_Change.png
fb has a file on everybody
clever joining of data from places you wouldnt believe means they really do have a file per fleshy body and you even if you are not on fb. and fb is just one collator for the nsa and friends. info is power
It isnt climate scientists who claim 99.9% of climate scientists believe in agw ... it is warmist activists -a big difference.
Re: How commentards do science: word analysis on a writeup by El Reg
you think the reg should take a position on gw agw? I dont. I want info.
Re: Exclusive rights
you ARE a servile twit arent you?
I have stated before that this is a failure of my browser software to help me decide who is the certifies that the HTTPS connection is valid. FIREFOX IN PARTICULAR I AM LOOKING AT YOU!
"If you REALLY have something to hide from the NSA et al, you probably shouldn't be doing it in the first place. You DO have a right to privacy, and that should be taken seriously, but you absolutely need to get into perspective what the real threats against you are."
True, the average man has no need of protection against NSA/GCQ but whistlenblowers DO need it. For example we have the apparent suicide of a government employee in UK over leakage of damaging information about our governments involvement in Iraq. OUR SOCIETY DOES NEED PRIVACY!
Re: Global climate "science" isnt science
I think you missed the point.
Re: Global climate "science" isnt science
Actually a lot of astronomy is hypothesis. It has made a lot of predictions which can and have been tested with further observations. Climate "science" predictions from the 1990s on the other hand have completely failed. viz. lack of any global warming over the past decade.
Global climate "science" isnt science
because you cant experiment on it like you can with tadpoles and atoms and god help us if they could. climate science is just observation really.
I think China has vastly more to gain by spying on American corps than vice versa. Much US tech has been developed because of their strong capitalism and legal system. China is a primitive pick pocket by comparison regardless of their economic boom. If and when China starts generating new tech then they will have our true respect.
Re: And Eric Schmidt's climatological background is ... What, exactly?
model != machine and climate scientist != physicist
We analyze the evolution of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, examining 11 944 climate abstracts from 1991–2011 matching the topics 'global climate change' or 'global warming'. We find that 66.4% of abstracts expressed no position on AGW, 32.6% endorsed AGW, 0.7% rejected AGW and 0.3% were uncertain about the cause of global warming. Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming. In a second phase of this study, we invited authors to rate their own papers. Compared to abstract ratings, a smaller percentage of self-rated papers expressed no position on AGW (35.5%). Among self-rated papers expressing a position on AGW, 97.2% endorsed the consensus.
They are spinning ... lying. The study actually found that 97% (of those who expressed any opinion) had an opinion that humans are to blame for SOME global warming. ***SOME*** COULD BE ANY TINY FRACTION.
asteroids dont spiral down
asteroids like anything else in free fall are satellites that orbit ... and orbits are ellipses not spirals. the only way for something to spiral down would be for it to lose kinetic energy somehow but that doesnt really occur in space.
face saving formulae
a raft of face saving formulae to enable the mass of non-activist scientists to jump the bandwagon in some partially dignified way before it crashes will speed the demise of warmism.
whats next after AGW
AGW will not die out until the next stupidity can be invented and implanted in the masses brains. Be careful what you wish for.
when you hear a dog talk, you dont criticise its grammar
Actually the standard of driving in Dubai compared to the rest of the Arab world is fantastic. Slip out into the other emirates and the standard plummets. Rulers want Dubai to be the Singapore of the Middle East and really have done miracles over the past 3 or 4 decades to civilize the place - partially by using western, often British in older times, consultants in key government positions. Hats off.
Re: THE HONEY TRAP
you seem o so well informed about how to slant the case against assange. probably part of some US social ops team.
if you have some control over "your" browser
I would like to be able to tie https sites to specific certificates in my browser. Then I wouldnt have to check the certificate every time I visited the site to be sure that one of the zillion other root certs installed in my browser wasnt being used. eg I should be able to tell my browser to only say https hsbc is valid if it is signed verisign not any other root cert like neverheardofthem.com. i couldnt get firefox addins to do that on all platforms. any tips?
so somebody can watch every detail of your internet banking transactions?
Should people be able to communicate in private? I think the answer is yes.
post hoc ergo propter hoc
often abbreviated to just post hoc
Re: smell advertisers fear
I suppose you mean "DNT with default off is a fig leaf strategy to ensure greater monitoring."
since DNT with default ON appears to be the raising of the hammer over the whole concept of untrammelled monitoring
smell advertisers fear
there is a lot of money at stake here. you can smell the fear and self interest in the worm tongued arguments against dnt. legal backing for dnt in the future must be in their nightmares too. should advertisers track and stalk people who dont state their preferences? my instinct tells me no, but it is debatable.
Just good old medieval patronage
And which prescient business genius is going to make the call on who "have the potential" and gets the money? Some gormless party funky of course. And who will they decide gets the money. More gormless party flunkies of course. The fuckers should just drop income tax for all if they want to promote industry. The cancer in our society is the unlimited public sector.
From from I can see, Oracle is trying to negotiate up Google's dumb literal copying of some code (example they gave was a bog standard range check routine!) into a crime against humanity.
The giveaway for me what the total lack of info about the assist power unit which was supposed to provide nearly all of the missing power.
A lot of candidates for inquisitor general post here. If you think the prohibition on self incrimination is simple to understand then you prolly fit in that category.
I tried whatsapp. I didnt like the bit in the agreement about "we will use your bandwidth to facilitate communication between other users" or something similar for start, and when it got to the bit about demanding my phone number, I asked myself why should I part with that for a damn internet chat client? ... uninstalled it, and took my tinhat off.
IP Address=Intellectual Property Address
simple practical browser based solution for many cases
Browser should simply show who, out of the hundred of signers the browser trusts, the https cert was signed by. I say give users a little information about how that GREEN color came about.
green hsbc.com signed by verisign .. i feel happy
green hsbc.com signed by somedutchpersonidontknow .. suspicion raised perhaps call hsbc support for reassurance
bert or berk
maybe, bert ... but most science (especially pseudo science, lol) is viewed through the prism of human nature ... and on that topic non-scientists are often better
Germany is a lumbering dim witted giant and France is a domineering little monkey sitting on its shoulders.
blame the civil service
not the thick pol
"The key can be retrieved only when a fresh biometric sample from one of the problem gamblers is presented, making it hard for the data to be tapped for other purposes."
The lady is an expert on philosophy and talks very nicely but the hard encryption doesn't add up for me. What does "hard for the data to be tapped" mean? Is the person's rough facial structure used as the decryption key? I would think there aren't enough reliably measurable bits of info in a face to defeat brute force decryption.
"The two-stage send process that is the norm for all of our mailers was over-looked because someone was in a hurry." is an utterly pathetic excuse by someone without a clue about security. full marks for posting it as news item though.
and from firstname.lastname@example.org
says it all ...
problem in browser not "ca"
chain of trust is ... I trust browser .. browser trusts ca ... ca trusts anybody they like
Dont blame the ca ... blame the browser for gaily trusting a clearly untrustworthy ca
Blame yourself for trusting untrustworthy browsers ... although you have little chance except with ff plugins to find a trustworthy browser.
linkedin probably decided to cash out now before they become the next myspace
Programmer half life
SQL programmers spend half their lives writing programs to split documents into relations .. and then spend the other half joining them back up again. NoSQL programmers simply use one bird to kill the other when there is insufficient value in having the data as relations.
Get thee behind me .. bitch!
worth saying again
what about the obvious possibility?
that they TUNED IE to work well on that benchmark .. at the expense of all the benchmarks.
new one on me too. wikipedia thinks it expresses multiple disjoint parallel systems piping information from the field up to the top and thereby losing context.
4chan trollface or equivalent please
I predict it will be MUCH used here!
change over there
s/mohammed/mohammed bin mohammed/
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