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251  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Silk Road Seized - Dread Pirate Roberts Arrested on: October 03, 2013, 01:17:03 PM
Example:
If I sell drugs on a site vs if I have a site that people sell drugs is the same to you guys now? there is a slippery slope if doing the former leads to an arrest?

(It has nothing to do with legalization by the way, I am not against that  but have yet to hear how legalization is going to be applied. Every corner store or limited sellers and where exactly those seller are bringing their supply from...)

Example: Someone is using telecommunications to monitor all activity.  They arrest someone based on that activity.  Does that arrest justify the fact that they spied on my innocent communications?

The ends NEVER justify the means.

I already said (anything remotely close to) blanket snooping is wrong (see above).
But how do you think all arrests are made, I mean in other times in history? Take any case from the 20th century or whenever before the current NSA era. Listening to communication to catch bad and evil people has helped and certainly nothing new, not even a 20th century invention.

This is exactly what I am talking. In the face of an evil authoritarian and corporate take over of our world we are doing and saying things that will do nothing to improve the world, just play in the hands of those who want this world this way.

252  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Silk Road Seized - Dread Pirate Roberts Arrested on: October 03, 2013, 12:45:30 PM
Example:
If I sell drugs on a site vs if I have a site that people use to sell drugs is the same to you guys now? there is a slippery slope if doing the former leads to an arrest?

(It has nothing to do with legalization by the way, I am not against that  but have yet to hear how legalization is going to be applied. Every corner store or limited sellers and where exactly those sellers are bringing their supply from...)
253  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Silk Road Seized - Dread Pirate Roberts Arrested on: October 03, 2013, 12:13:54 PM
If the part of the indictment that he was actually involved in it and not just a 'platform provider' is true then of course it has be shut down. The whole issue of NSA snooping being bad is because normal, legal and fair things are being infringed upon, if we are going to get mad that a site used for various long illegal activities is shut down we are going way too far.

(Before accusing me of things remember I am using IF here)

Legal vs. Illegal is actually a much more slippery slope than it is purported to be when they want to get you.  A phone can be used for illegal purposes.  In addition the phone company is making a profit on the arrangement of the illegal services.

Action and participation are  clearly different and distinguishable from any other involvement (passive, 'providing means', etc), both in law and in practical terms.
Legal vs illegal is only a slippery slope when those applying the rules are allowed to apply it the way they choose.
254  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Silk Road Seized - Dread Pirate Roberts Arrested on: October 03, 2013, 11:26:56 AM
If the part of the indictment that he was actually involved in it and not just a 'platform provider' is true then of course it has be shut down. The whole issue of NSA snooping being bad is because normal, legal and fair things are being infringed upon, if we are going to get mad that a site used for various long illegal activities is shut down we are going way too far.

(Before accusing me of things remember I am using IF here)
255  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: October 02, 2013, 08:54:04 PM
 Kiss Kiss

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfLGzjLr_W8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfLGzjLr_W8</a>
256  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: LastPass - What are your thoughts? on: September 30, 2013, 07:01:02 PM
Thanks all smiley
257  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: LastPass - What are your thoughts? on: September 30, 2013, 04:38:21 PM
(Yes I know there are more recent threads mentioning LastPass but the thread title got me here smiley )

I have always used KeePass (or my brain) but I think I need something across browsers and devices.

On a scale of 1 to 10 how comfortable is everybody with LastPass these days?
258  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Where are comments stored? on: September 29, 2013, 01:42:54 AM
FWIW, XnView has search (Tools-->Search) that includes searching EXIF but when I tried the SC comments they are not EXIF, at least not to XnView


259  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 26, 2013, 06:19:26 PM
Two blondes in Las Vegas were sitting on a bench talking ... and one blonde says to the other, "Which do you think is farther away ... Florida or the moon?" The other blonde turns and says "Hellooooooo, can you see Florida?"

 tongue
260  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: jv16 Powertools 2014- Endorse Study Results Before They're Published?! on: September 25, 2013, 12:00:33 PM
No google cache of the deleted comment? I am not asking for me (I read it earlier any way) but in general

FWIW I have never used such software (except CCleaner's registry tool which clears 'left over' stuff) because, for example, I care more about program start up than the computer itself.
261  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba! on: September 24, 2013, 03:07:04 PM
Smashwords will allow reviews only after downloading/buying from it, correct? If so I should take advantage of the coupon and add my review thereafter...
262  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: send many emails on: September 23, 2013, 05:45:30 PM
plus I wouldn't like my email to end up in spam folder

That would require even more advanced set ups. Even then experience tells me you are bound to sooner or later with any tool.
263  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: --> Newsletter for Aug 28, 2013 - Codename: Safety and Security on: September 21, 2013, 10:58:44 PM
mouser, I never received this newsletter (not in spam either)

The pruning included me?
264  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Alternative to Linkman on: September 19, 2013, 10:27:12 PM
If first few minutes is anything to go by we may have a winner, fast and what I need. Few more days of same and I will keep it  smiley
265  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Alternative to Linkman on: September 19, 2013, 09:31:39 PM
Thanks xtabber. To quote forum user Contro:

Running to try

 Wink
266  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Alternative to Linkman on: September 19, 2013, 07:25:23 PM
All I'd really like is a standalone and portable bookmark manager that just saves the site names and URLs (with an optional notes field) in a tree list - and invokes your default browser when you click on one. Some keyword or tag feature might be nice - plus the ability to sort them and use folders - plus print the list out as a CSV.

Linkman is very nice. But it's way beyond what I need or want.



+1

Agreed
267  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Alternative to Linkman on: September 19, 2013, 01:30:54 PM
Are there any other alternatives to Linkman or LinkStash? not really because anything is wrong with either (although while using/trailing both I did experience a couple of crashes (for both!) but since I am/was unable to replicate I didn't report it to the devs)

So out of curiosity more than anything else, any other alternatives?
268  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation available for download free on: September 18, 2013, 05:40:32 PM
269  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: memory use and reason on: September 16, 2013, 10:34:44 AM
Skype can certainly consume that, I have seen it happen. As to why, bloat and probably nothing else.
NSA stuff likely won't show up as a known exe, or even as a component of a known exe. Highly doubt that.
270  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: cloud|fleet - be the captain of your data on: September 12, 2013, 03:12:07 PM
Very interesting, thanks for posting about it, I am interested to see where it goes. However, if I were them I would drop the 'distributed social networking' planned feature. That's a black hole.
271  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Proposal for Improving Quality of News-Related Threads on: September 11, 2013, 04:25:09 PM
I think in theory what mouser proposes is a really good idea but to me it sounds like swinging the pendulum away from a discussion to an article. Almost as if they are blog posts with comments instead of threads on message boards. Nothing really wrong with that, mind you.
272  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Best Job Around the World on: September 10, 2013, 05:55:01 AM
Like #10

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273  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kiss Encryption Goodbye... :* on: September 06, 2013, 11:02:32 AM
Me enemy? Such a nice guy as me?   tongue

Won't comment any more, for reasons Renegade mentioned.
274  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kiss Encryption Goodbye... :* on: September 06, 2013, 10:45:23 AM
I meant "something else we are not seeing" or "we don't know". A program so secretive has so much details available to supposedly outside contractor and relatively low ranking soldier and not only that they got those details out too.
I don't agree that this can simply be a case of somebody heroic having root access, sees the info and slowly walks out with them. It's as if in our analysis of this situation we are subconsciously influenced by Hollywood plots.
275  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kiss Encryption Goodbye... :* on: September 06, 2013, 09:12:46 AM
Every other article about NSA and privacy issues has a line like 'restricted to those cleared' yet Snowden and whoever else were just able to look at it, walk out with it and reveal it.

That's one of the perks when you have sysadmin privileges. It's good to be root.

A "NSA contractor" in this case ... every post and article is convincing more that something else is going on beyond (I am not saying it's not super bad or evil) what is being simply released by a contractor or soldier (a private)
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