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(Slashdot)   The NSA would like to know who everyone in America is calling and emailing at all times, regardless of suspicion or content. Ha ha, just kidding, had you going there for a second huh? No, they're already doing this   (yro.slashdot.org ) divider line
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2012-04-21 11:43:31 PM  
2 votes:
The greatest enemy this country has ever faced (and our ONLY current enemy) is the US government. Traitors, every last one of them. It's time for a purge of Stalinist proportions.
2012-04-21 12:43:45 PM  
2 votes:

cman: HOPE AND CHANGE

Did you really think Obama was gonna actually stop something like this?


I was under no such illusion, but it would be remiss of me not mention that Libruls warned you guys when you basically shiat your pants in fear following 9-11 and signed us all up for this BS.
2012-04-21 08:49:45 PM  
1 vote:

Smackledorfer: HighOnCraic: cman: p the boiler: cman: HOPE AND CHANGE

Did you really think Obama was gonna actually stop something like this?

And you think McCain would have? You think Romney will stop this?

Obama has flaws, his biggest one is that congress won't let him do anything. He may have wanted to keep this program going... I don't know. All I know is I feel safer than I would if we had a McCain white house

Hell no, they probably would have expanded it beyond its current position.

But, go ahead, continue to vote D or R and say "fark you" to third party candidates

The problem with third-party candidates is that they tend to be nutty, rich egomaniacs with no experience in politics who would rather jump at to the top position than start off in Congress or in state-level government. (John Anderson was a notable exception, since he'd spent twenty years in Congress before running as an Independent in '80, but his breed of moderate Republicans have mostly disappeared). They rarely have a strong, nationwide infrastructure. Someday, a smart group of people will start a third party from the ground up, instead of from the top down, and then, they'll slowly be able rise up and crush the two-party system by+++++++++CARRIER LOST

This.

There are winnable spots for third party folk, just not the presidency. Yet. And when that yet goes away, the third party will replace one of the two we've got, because that is a two man race for the most part.


Some people understand this; I had a reasonable discussion (seriously, it happens) about this in another thread. If third party candidates were patient enough to start at the municipal or state level, learn a little bit about how the system works, and try to peal off support from both of the major parties, they'll have more success climbing the ranks at the Congressional level, and have a good shot in a presidential election. It might take ten or twenty years, but that's a lot more practical than trying to rally around someone like Perot or Nader, who were just in it to satisfy their own egos and had plenty of money to burn.

/I wonder if all these "both sides are bad, I'm voting third party in the presidential election" will have the sense to support some down-ticket third party candidates as well. . .
2012-04-21 05:29:12 PM  
1 vote:

quatchi: Linux_Yes: mr_a: As long as they are going to read all my emails, maybe they could do something useful and back them up as well?

This way the next time Outlook throws away my address book, they could just send me a restore copy.

you need Thunderbird, my friend.

[pics.livejournal.com image 494x371]

The one wine worse that MD20/20?

Not really seeing the connection...

/Hot link is hot.



ahhh, a Newbie. let me introduce you to the world of Open Source Software. its free, more secure, and often better quality that proprietary software like Outlook. go to google and search 'thunderbird email'
2012-04-21 02:01:07 PM  
1 vote:
Anyone got any opinions on PGP?
2012-04-21 01:54:33 PM  
1 vote:
I would like to know who is stupid enough to think e-mail ever was or ever will be a secure means of comunication. If you do not want information to be known to the government or public, do not send it by e-mail.
2012-04-21 01:15:09 PM  
1 vote:
Ah, here's the Wired article about this. Link

It costs 40 million a year just to operate, and can handle 'yottabytes' of data. Apparently a yottabyte is a septillion bytes, and the next order of magnitude up hasn't been named yet. They are expecting to store around a thousand exabytes of data every year. To but that in perspective, Google's Eric Schmidt estimates all human knowledge from the dawn of mankind to now is about five exabytes.

While they will store everything from everywhere, they are particularly interested in password protected data. The idea is that they can crack the encryption at a later date, once the computing power is developed. Just like how today we can crack encryption from a decade ago due to the exponential growth of computing power.

It may be 20 years from now, but eventually they will be able to crack today's encryption technology, and when they do everything from the past will be available so they can figure out what every country and person was hiding. Good times.

As for me, I don't live in fear of this, but I know when tools this massive and powerful inevitably get used for political purposes it will be pretty crappy for everyone.
2012-04-21 01:09:48 PM  
1 vote:

p the boiler: adamgreeney: cman: p the boiler: cman: HOPE AND CHANGE

Did you really think Obama was gonna actually stop something like this?

And you think McCain would have? You think Romney will stop this?

Obama has flaws, his biggest one is that congress won't let him do anything. He may have wanted to keep this program going... I don't know. All I know is I feel safer than I would if we had a McCain white house

Hell no, they probably would have expanded it beyond its current position.

But, go ahead, continue to vote D or R and say "fark you" to third party candidates

There are no third parties. Not sane ones anyway. Give us a viable on and people would jump on it.

Exactly


The problem is that things have gotten so bad that the only sustainable solutions are seen as "insane" since they would require people to make fundamental changes in the way they live their lives. No one wants to hear that, so they keep voting for the snake oil salesmen who assure them that they can solve their problems without having to do anything that's difficult or uncomfortable. So time goes on, the problems get worse, the required solutions invariably get more extreme, people see them as more insane, etc.
2012-04-21 01:09:02 PM  
1 vote:
i224.photobucket.com
2012-04-21 12:52:51 PM  
1 vote:
... and yet still people won't even bother to encrypt their emails.
2012-04-21 12:45:43 PM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile, CNN is leading with F1 protests, Disney CEO resigning, and how to make a house out of beer cans.
2012-04-21 12:17:50 PM  
1 vote:
They don't have to break the law. All they need to do is to get an ally to spy on Americans in agreement with them spying on the citizens of that country. We share information. No laws broken. Spying on your own citizens accomplished.
2012-04-21 10:57:21 AM  
1 vote:

p the boiler: cman: HOPE AND CHANGE

Did you really think Obama was gonna actually stop something like this?

And you think McCain would have? You think Romney will stop this?

Obama has flaws, his biggest one is that congress won't let him do anything. He may have wanted to keep this program going... I don't know. All I know is I feel safer than I would if we had a McCain white house


Hell no, they probably would have expanded it beyond its current position.

But, go ahead, continue to vote D or R and say "fark you" to third party candidates
2012-04-21 09:05:01 AM  
1 vote:
HOPE AND CHANGE

Did you really think Obama was gonna actually stop something like this?
2012-04-21 08:43:58 AM  
1 vote:
As long as they are going to read all my emails, maybe they could do something useful and back them up as well?

This way the next time Outlook throws away my address book, they could just send me a restore copy.
 
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