* Posts by Slrman

8 posts • joined 4 Jul 2014

Shakes on a plane: How dangerous is turbulence?

Slrman

"Spill my drink?" NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

Slrman

Fascist Thinking

This fascist fanatic regards everyone as a criminal. The Constitution and the principle of "Innocent until proven guilty" means nothing to him. All this means is one more proof that the USA is no longer a free country.

It isn't as if any rational person still believes the USA is a free country.

Think about it.  No-warrant wire taps, indefinite detention of citizens without charges, approval of rendition of prisoners and torture, stop and frisk without probable cause, search and seizure without a warrant, no-knock entry, confiscation and destruction of cameras that might have been used to film police acting illegally, police brutality, police shootings that go without  investigation, managed news, and the civil-rights destroying "Patriot" Act.

Acts of police behaving illegally, with shootings, Tasers, and unwarranted violence now appear almost daily.  Rarely are these offenses punished.  Most often "an investigation" is claimed, but soon forgotten.

In addition, the USA, with 5% of the world population, has 25% of all of the prisoners in the world.  That means the USA has the most people in prison of any nation in history.  Even by percentage of residents incarcerated, not just sheer numbers, USA is # 1

Does any of that sound like a free country?

As Dwight D. Eisenhower said about communism, "It's like slicing sausage.  First they out off a small slice.  That isn't worth fighting over.  Then they take another small slice that isn't worth fighting over.  Then another and another.  Finally, all you have left is the string and that isn't worth fighting over, either.

Apple slaps a passcode lock on iOS 8 devices, but cops can still inhale your iCloud

Slrman

Another reason

Did we really need another reason not to use the cloud? Not just iCloud, any cloud service. Back ups are easy and quick to do on external hard drives attached to your computer. I do it every day. My phone mostly contains items from my computer and the few things it does not I can back up to the desktop system

If you choose to believe Apple when they say they cannot access your device, that's your error, not mine. But I don't have an Apple phone anyway nor do I keep sensitive data on my phone, either.

Yes, I do have Macintosh computers as well as Windows systems. That doesn't mean I trust any manufacturer. OK, I am paranoid. But am I paranoid enough?

Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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Re: Solving the problem.

That's because you are a considerate, rational person. That also makes you in the minority. Good on ya, mate. Thanks for setting a good example.

Slrman

Could it be?

Banning talking and texting on phones has no effect because people are doing it anyway? Maybe people that are most likely to do it are the ones that may be careless drivers anyway?

Here in Brazil, the same ban exists but I see people driving and using their phones every day. Only yesterday, I observed someone stopped in the middle of a narrow street, blocking traffic.

With three cars behind him he would glance into his rear view mirror when anyone blew their horn but kept talking and blocking the street anyway. He knew we were there but didn't care.

In a way, it was good that he at least stopped. Obviously, he was an arrogant person that didn't care about anyone else and might have been a bad driver without the phone.

HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

Slrman

Nope, no iPhones for me

One more reason why I do not and will not have an Apple phone or tablet. I do have an iMac a by now elderly 2008 model. my phone and my tablet are from LG and Samsung, respectively.

Yes, I know they may have their secrets, too. But Apple seems to be increasingly underhanded with their spying. If they need it for "Analysis and Diagnostics" why don't they install it only of devises it provides to employees? Alternately, they could provide then free or at low cost to people that agree to that level of intrusiveness?

When you have to hide what you're doing, it's a good sign that you know you shouldn't be doing it.

That 'wiped' Android phone you bought is stuffed with NAKED SELFIES – possibly

Slrman

Personally, I keep everything on a micro SD card. I do periodically check the folders in main memory to be sure there's nothing there. If I were to sell or give away a device, I would not include the SD card. If I did, I'd erase everything then use my desktop system ant its "Erase Frees Space" feature. If I were paranoid or actually had something of a sensitive nature on it, I'd use one of the slower, but more secure, erasing options such as over write 7 times.

Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

Slrman

WHo would think?

It isn't as if any rational person still believes the USA is a free country.

Think about it.  No-warrant wire taps, indefinite detention of citizens without charges, approval of rendition of prisoners and torture, stop and frisk without probable cause, search and seizure without a warrant, no-knock entry, confiscation and destruction of cameras that might have been used to film police acting illegally, police brutality, police shootings that go without  investigation, managed news, and the civil-rights destroying "Patriot" Act.

Acts of police behaving illegally, with shootings, Tasers, and unwarranted violence now appear almost daily.  Rarely are these offenses punished.  Most often "an investigation" is claimed, but soon forgotten.

In addition, the USA, with 5% of the world population, has 25% of all of the prisoners in the world.  That means the USA has the most people in prison of any nation in history.  Even by percentage of residents incarcerated, not just sheer numbers, USA is # 1

Does any of that sound like a free country?

As Dwight D. Eisenhower said about communism, "It's like slicing sausage.  First they out off a small slice.  That isn't worth fighting over.  Then they take another small slice that isn't worth fighting over.  Then another and another.  Finally, all you have left is the string and that isn't worth fighting over, either.

Within 50 years, the USA will split into several mutually antagonistic countries. The world will be a batter place for that.

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