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Let's get paranoid!
I think we can all see where this is heading!
"you can't have access unless you have the ability to access any lawful network"
Key word being "lawful" - essentially this could (will?) end up with internet censorship on a massive scale! Just look at the UK currently - slowly but surely the internet is being divided into the good and the bad. Next step is to make the bad illegal!
[Please see title and this sentence for a hint that this post might contain a little sarcasm, but not too much I should hope]
J. S. Mill time!
There is a book - currently (though perhaps not for long) freely available on the internet - called On Liberty.
It was published in 1859 and it was written by British philosopher John Stuart Mill.
It would be quite good - I think - if all people desiring to hold office, were to read and understand it.
In it we find grand gems of wisdom, such as:
"If a person possesses any tolerable amount of common sense and experience, his own mode of laying out his existence is the best, not because it is the best in itself, but because it is his own mode. Human beings are not like sheep; and even sheep are not undistinguishably alike. A man cannot get a coat or a pair of boots to fit him, unless they are either made to his measure, or he has a whole warehouseful to choose from: and is it easier to fit him with a life than with a coat, or are human beings more like one another in their whole physical and spiritual conformation than in the shape of their feet?"
As far as extremism and the silencing of opinions is concerned:
"But the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error."
We do no one any favours by blocking out opinions and views. Instead we (our "extremist" counterparts) should clash those opinions in an effort to find truth or a common ground. If views are never tested then we are never given the chance of exchanging them for other views or of spreading the views because they've been tested.
Quotes taken from: http://www.billstclair.com/Serendipity/on_lib.html
Coat icon because a coat is apparently more complex than a human life in the view of some people.
Re: Poor Gotfridd
Wait, are you saying that because the Swedish courts found him guilty, people shouldn't be saying that he's guilty?
The hacking done to Danish system had nothing to do with banks, so there's no real similarities, except it's both charges of hacking. It'd be like saying a robber who robbed a jewellery store and was found guilty, shouldn't be extradited to the country in which he robbed a liquor store because it's basically the exact same scenario.
Also it's hardly the responsibility of the Swedish courts to prove that he's guilty beyond reasonable doubt (a term I'm not even sure is used in Swedish law -are you?), it's the prosecutor who has to do that. The Swedish courts would've given a guilty verdict if they thought the prosecution had done its job, without the defence mounting a counter-argument.
But since you seem quite sure that he was wrongly convicted and that the things he are charged for in Denmark more of the same (I.E wrongful conviction coming up), then how about you stop being AC and start posting some sources other than the spewing of said AC?
Because honestly, I would be interested
Re: What could possibly go wrong?
One could maybe argue that a company complaining that a comment is libellous - which is then proven to not be so, has actually cause harm to the original commentator by attacking his reputation as a good source for knowledge? Counter-suit?
Re: So, while we can...
Except that a comment being posted by a random anonymous person will have a hard time convincing anyone - and so will likely not cause economic harm. Once that comment is suddenly identified with "well known person" or someone actual - Professor of X - the comment can now suddenly be believed.
So the revelation of the author can cause the comment to become libellous.
Re: Writers can use this
So you're saying Google is getting a monopoly on the book marketing market?
Re: Historical Google Books
"without Google scanning these rare books."
Except if perhaps the library had scanned its books?
Re: Somebody doesn't get the concept of preorders
You get them before they would become available in your country, not necessarily before it becomes available at all.
It's like pre-screenings at a cinema.
The film might have opened in the US, but your pre-screening is still taking place a week before the national opening.
AFAIK there was a pre-order which was exclusive for Fins too, those pre-orders will hopefully ship before the phone is made available in the Finnish stores.
Wait wait wait...
Does this mean that an individual author can't write Google and tell them to pretty please remove the excerpts from his book?
Or does it just mean that an individual author can do that, it just cannot (and should not) be done by default?
Also individual author is my term of choice here, because I couldn't care less about "the publishing industry"
And Paris - cause like her, I am in need of guidance
Maybe the increase in USA requests is because more of them are made within the public legal framework. This might mean that the NSA is attempting to make more transparent its requests.
Or it could mean that the public laws are slowly transmuting so that it doesn't matter if things are done secretly or not.
Maybe it's because Google has unified its account system and there's now plenty more info to pilfer.
Or maybe - and most likely I think - the world governments are just more and more nosy about the common man. I mean, I guess I'm flattered, but I'm just not that type of guy.
At least we'll have Rollerball tournies to entertain us - yay future
Re: Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
While the constitution provides checks for some of these things, I'm not sure I've seen the part prohibiting the NSA from spying on Merkel - which according to the good senator was the case in point.
Surely you don't think he cares about American citizens?
Please stop, I do not want to imagine McCain invading Snowden...
The problem I have with McCain is that he seems to simply jump on any bandwagon he spots!
If the American public (say 60-80%) were to come out in support of sending a blue cheese to the moon, I feel pretty sure I know who'd be giving interviews to The Gorgonzola Herald about the wonders of cheese on the moon.
I have no doubt that the man is pretty clever, I just think he has given up on politics, and now simply tries whatever he can think of to remain somewhat relevant.
Surely any lawyers involved in this will be disbarred?
Does Mr. Ulbricht not have any teeth?
I'm not going to say that my ideas was to deliberately lie to the NSA. But if Reddit were to go crazy with ideas about who might be doing it. If the people behind were doing a vetting process in public of various companies - wanting input from the community (all the while the process was already under way). Just trying to get a little safety from obscurity.
It would most likely be for nought, but worth a shot I would think
So the innovation is that the data is now broadcast to Apple (and therefore the NSA)?
Personally I would much prefer this as an offline thing. Something constantly monitoring my location and broadcasting online - no thanks!
Something I can carry on my person that periodically broadcasts a time-sensitive signal to nearby devices (which then have functionality based on this) - which doesn't use GPS, doesn't have online capabilities - would be sweet! I wouldn't mind if that something was built into my watch or even my phone (in so far as I could trust it not to store data and send it)
Looking at posts above mine - I am inclined to think something like what I want, already exists. Now I just need the money for it.
Here are two suggestions.
#1: The auditing company should not be based in the USA.
#2: The auditing company should not be public knowledge until the results of the audit are published. False information should be spread or attempted to be spread about who is doing the audit. This in an effort to keep the more strong-arm ways of the NSA from getting to the auditors (Now that they cannot throw domestic law at them - see #1)
Does this mean the NSA will eventually find their mission to be protecting the USA from Cyber Command? (And is it just me, or could Cyber Command be part of Doctor Who serial?)
So that's the end game to these Snowden "leaks"
Re: The metadata WILL be pwned by the spy agencies.
@ Mr. Spoon - your aim was for the nail, and it seems you've hit its head! Well done!
Shooting down Snowden's plane would make for an excellent story.
Especially considering he's has (probably) already leaked everything to others.
The result would be a lot - a LOT - of angry Germans (and Europeans).
Some very frustrated Americans
A whole lot of diplomatic discussion - if not an actual war.
There's a very easy way to verify if the NSA is running a man in the middle attack.
Look up your own key - if it's wrong, then they are. Or if you don't trust that, check offline - in person - on your friends mail to see if it's the same.
The key isn't public to anyone but you, so verifying it should be simple enough, or am I missing something? (other than any basic understanding of how this actually works - which I have 0 idea about)
Let's pretend for a moment that Snowden is actually intending on moving himself from Russia to Germany (he's most likely not, but let's pretend).
Not only would he have to get binding assurances from Germany. He'd need assurance from Russia that he wont be lawyered out of his asylum because of some weird law.
He'd need assurances from any country he plans to cross - whether by land, sea, or air - that he wont be stopped and have his journey extended by a couple of thousand of kilometres (landing him in the US/Guatanamo Bay), he'd probably need assurances from the other EU countries too that the EU wont try to step in once he's within the EU.
There's just way too much stuff that could go wrong - especially when a video call could probably be just as good!
I'm a fan!
The problem is - as I believe they are well aware - integrating it into the lives of regular people.
We might think people are surely willing to give up a little usability for a lot of freedom - but survey says we'd be wrong.
And no - I don't have an actual survey - this is a chance for people to prove me wrong and lift my spirits.
Key exchange surely shouldn't be that big of a problem, if you're setting up a Dark Mail you can generate your public and private key locally and give Dark Mail your public key. Why would I need Dark Mail to generate my keys - that would mean that Dark Mail had access to the content of my emails, which is what we're trying to avoid
The fact that this report is apparently written by either a time-traveller, Cameron's speech-writer, or someone from the NSA is either; Awesome, neato, or frightening - respectively!
Re: If there is 100% participation
Your post is good, but it was Illuminaughty that brought it to up-vote status!
Is the idea that user look at where the mouse is?
Because I feel rather sure the exact opposite is true. That little mouse-cursor is the bane of my reading/watching/lol'ing/liking experience! It is retired to some remote corner of the screen until I have need of its services again.
Also I would somehow expect this to backfire - even if it's somehow a good way of figuring out where users are looking. Oh look 98% of users never even look at the ads, and it seems all our ad-clicks are performed when a user has some sort of seizure.
Re: Dear Moran
Except for the second count: "Driving w/ monitor visible to driver (Google Glass)" - at least that's what I make it out to mean.
Re: For everyone saying 'good'..
You are right!
Let's allow everything until we know that it's not safe!
Why err on the side of caution - it's not like someone's going to die, right?!
Opera turbo = in-browser proxy service
Just in case you want to access the ruling a bit quicker to be informed about these horrible horrible sites...
You're missing the big picture here guys!
Much like when Google had big issues for short while - not at all related to NSA installing anything on their systems
This is NSA having issues for a short while - not at all related to the S-NSA (Secret-National Security Agency) installing anything on their systems.
Did you actually believe that the NSA was the top of the hill? That secret court orders and other such time-consuming nonsense was actually - genuinely - necessary?
I don't see the UN as some moral force for good.
I see it as a diplomatic institution, which will not work as well as we could hope, if everything done there is riddled with doubts - in the minds of politicians, NGOs, the populations of the world, and all others who are affected by decisions made there.
You might argue that spying will help alleviate the doubts in the politicians minds, but that is - I think - only partially true. And it most certainly cannot be true about the doubts of other groups - I sincerely doubt that the US envoy to the UN will go on National TV to tell the public about how their spies have found out things, that'll put current dealings in another light.
First off: Of course none of the other members of the security council are trustworthy - hence it being bundled with a bunch of none too good suggestions.
Secondly: You are right! Spying - when complementing hot-topic diplomacy - can be a good thing!
I can't help but notice, however, that you did not make examples of countries already on friendly terms.
I'm not as naive as to think spying doesn't take place between friendly countries (sadly?), but I would hope that the nations of the world could get together and do something about blatant spying in the UN. Furthermore, whilst spying can be good, being discovered in spying is not good.
I think I've said it previously, but surely with these scandals about the US spying on UN headquarters, it is about time to relocate the UN to a more trusted nation? One of the other countries on the security council? Or let it rotate in 5-10 year periods - OR declare one piece of land somewhere a no-mans-land and hold it there - OR convene in airport transit areas which are already no-mans-land!
Now granted it's possible he cannot understand Danish, at least not to a level that'll suffice for legal matters, however translation is easily done.
The fact that he was acquitted of one crime - in Sweden - because his computer was not under his control (necessarily) doesn't mean that same defence will work in Denmark.
Even so, no excuse not to come to the wonderful country.
Forgive me for asking a question, but who down-votes the above post?
If the corrections he's made are wrong, then sure downvote - but for the love all things post a reply correcting mistakes!
If the corrections he's made are spot on, then are you pissed because he made a semi-snarky remark at the end, or because you really wanted the tablet to be unable to do those things, and having someone shatter that dream pissed you off to no end?
I'm seriously asking, because I do not get it
Re: Office 2013 RT is not designed for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities
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I could see this perhaps working if it is marketed as a breakfast substitute.
5+ minutes more in bed is always a plus in my book. And breakfast is the most important meal of the day they say, so I'm fairly that single piece of bread isn't quite optimal.
Re: One question...
My guess would be that there isn't simply a one-phage-hit-all thing in existence, but that you'd need specific variations to combat specific infections
Re: Good news!
"Could the Superbug Killer be a menace in disguise?"
"How the Superbug Killer could end up killing your family"
"Terrorists believed to support Phage research; Should you?"
Re: Giant person-eating super-phages
You could, but by that time the Phage(s) will simply the devour the bat as you're swinging it.
Minor update to the story
(source: http://politiken.dk/tjek/digitalt/internet/ECE2107661/nets-dropper-java-i-den-naeste-version-af-nemid/ )
Also the system is now working
Re: One JVM to rule them all
Well the alternative would be every bank has different ways of you logging on, each with various security issues, each done differently, and each done by people of varying degrees of skill.
The NemID system is set up so users make an account (mostly just their social security number) and a password. Then when they log into NemID they are prompted to deliver a code matching a set of numbers. So 4452 = 452234 - which then gives you access.
If you are logging in using the correct bank page, then even if your account and password is stolen, the baddies still have to find a way to get the correct number, or they wont be able to log in.
It's not a perfect system, but it's easy enough for people to use, and secure enough that it would take quite an effort to gain access to an account. Unless you can get in the know about which numbers correspond to which for what users.
I know it's hard, but please - for the sake of those people getting an xbone - try not to screw this up by making it more "engaging" than it has to be!
This might also be a difficult thing to grasp, but if you could go ahead and ensure that any games you develop with this in mind, is also able to be played without this service - that'd be great! And I do not just mean that SP will work, but MP too. If your game is really that great, then we will surely want to play it years from now when server support has died down. And if your goal isn't to make a game that great, then fuck off!
It seems we're reaching a point where including the companies in any talks like this would be redundant.
You simply write the NSA and ask what said company would be told to say, if they were asked these questions.
(No it hopefully isn't that bad, but we can't seriously trust anything a US company says it does or does not do, since they can simply have a order on them to say this or that)
We only wish to use the power of the atom for peaceful power generating purposes...
Except you're assuming that the constitution is somehow relevant to these matters...
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