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  • Commented on The Snowden leaks; a meta-narrative
    It doesn't really require a conspiracy of racial oppression to explain why responsible governments would want to keep drugs like cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, LSD, opium out of the hands of recreational users. We already *have* effective processes and systems in...
  • Commented on Lighting up again
    The Gulfs are seeding ideas into writers that could lead to someone on this side of the continuum opening the way for them. This is why we don't see any intelligent civilisations in the universe: The aliens invent writing, their...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    ... but life expectancies will also have increased beyond 80 ... To fix that, the crapification of health service will soon become a government priority (if it isn't already): Combined with them rigging pensions to force savers into an...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Maybe I missed it, but "Doublethink" is also needed: The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them... One notes the consensus about how better treatment motivates the well-rewarded to excel for the...
  • Commented on I'm back
    Lots of scenarios where that would be useful. Useful enough to compensate for the adverse scenario: If it works: People, who routinely lie as part of their day job, will use this device to bone up their lying skills. If...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    Yes, they do and that process is why we are totally screwed in terms of budgets, scope creep and actual security provided! There will *always* exist possible scenarios, requiring more safeguards put in place. Until *nothing*, not even Brownian Motion,...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    Chilling conclusion is that there's a rogue airliner out there that can now sneak about flight corridors All planes "out there" can do that. Why go through with all the grim work of murder, piracy and sneaking past RADAR stations...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    What if "we" did it? Those Freescale engineers were perhaps going to China with the 'sploits they engineered for NSA wichs are now built into about 60% of the western IT infrastucture. The "assisted suicides" of the Indian BAE employees...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    .. Terrorism has political goals; as a political goal, "make everyone very angry with you" serves no obvious purpose. One necessary prerequisite for torching off a violent uprising is "The Massacre". The end goal of "making everyone angry" is...
  • Commented on Circumstantial connections
    Military vessels with air defence capability are another matter, and they would indeed have radar and a watch officer ... Military systems, who are not in an active state of alert, will not be running at full performance, for...
  • Commented on Rule 34, meet Kafka
    even Iran. Iran is in many ways a far saner country than Pakistan or Saudi Arabia. They have an industrial base with decent engineers and scientists, women can go to university without getting acid thrown in their face on...
  • Commented on Schadenfreude
    Haha - Obviously you have not yet been exposed to to Human Resources, which are all female territory, for Punishment by Training....
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Maybe the NSA created bitcoins simply to root out people that they can later squeeze - or bust to meet KPI's? Bitcoins are created by smart people and there is a sort-of inverted NSA-ish logick in creating anonymous money that...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    You should probably get more acquainted with the concept of "Level 3 Assets" since we taxpayers have assumed such a large stake in them. A Level 3 Asset is priced indirectly by a model, which can be proprietary. That is,...
  • Commented on What scared H. P. Lovecraft
    What about Dark Matter? What is it really up to? If the universe is 95-98% Dark Matter, then perhaps WE are the ghost and the things that go bump in the "real world", where the shadow-people leave, ... Speaking of...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    I think the Snowden affair killed "Office 365" - at least for organisations that have trade secrets and IPR to care about. My own government is ratting me out to the NSA (and whoever else pays them for access), *all...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    But - LyX 2.0 for Mac does not install properly out of the box! All the document templates (and other stuff, examples, e.t.c.) are not installed to where they are supposed to be according to the config. One of the...
  • Commented on The next moves in the Spooks v. News cold war
    So what kind of information would make the UK security community (or some powerful suborganisation) really scared? How tax payers money are being wasted would be a good bet!...
  • Commented on Who ordered *that*?
    They apparently can nick all of your stuff and you have to sue to get it back (tough if you cannot afford it): http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/08/more-american-stasi-us-drug-agency-fabricates-cover-stories-for-data-collection-including-from-intelligence-intercepts.html And lie to the Judge in court on how evidence is obtained: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/08/more-american-stasi-us-drug-agency-fabricates-cover-stories-for-data-collection-including-from-intelligence-intercepts.html One could suspect...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: 419/Rule 34
    Only if written in Java .-p Erlang has very efficient thread- and event management mechanisms and relies on message-passing instead of locks so it fits well with soft-realtime distributed computing that I think one would want in ATHENA (The language...
  • Commented on Who ordered *that*?
    Sure - But: We have secret laws, secret evidence and secret courts, so any cause for being detained could quite conceivably be secret too so the secrecy of the secret "legal" system is not violated?!...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    If North Korea was interested in earning some money on someone getting nuked then they could use the financial markets to set up a string of leveraged bets on the indexes. The trouble with that plan is that Al Qaeda...
  • Commented on PSA: Ignore the news
    Perhaps we should worry a good deal more about "Dumb AI", that exists today, than the smart variety? Most news articles today are created by journalists, edited and embellished upon by robots and distributed automatically to media distributors via subscriptions....
  • Commented on Thinking the unthinkable
    If the EU desires to avoid repeating the previous economic disasters clearing a path for opportunists, sociopaths, sadists and necrophiliacs to form a single-party government and cleansing of the opposition then the EU should perhaps tell Germany to ramp down...
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