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201  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 14, 2015, 04:18:26 AM
... and if encryption is banned, then the government can't use encryption either ...

Since when did the laws of a country ever apply equally to its people and its Government ?

Pfft~! Silly, silly! Wink

We have "The Rule of Law" that ensures equal treatment under the law for all. That guarantees that nothing can go wrong.

In fact, I read a book all about this and it explained just how things work properly for a wonderful world! Indeed, I have a useful passage handy to help illuminate the situation.

Quote
For once Benjamin consented to break his rule, and he read out to her what
was written on the wall. There was nothing there now except a single
Commandment. It ran:

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

After that it did not seem strange when next day the pigs who were
supervising the work of the farm all carried whips in their trotters.

We should support our leaders because they have a hard job. Poor David... he's only trying to make the world a better place, and there's so much ingratitude here!

So, that's the price of living in a civilised society. If you don't like it, you can move to Somalia. tongue

@4wd - BTW, you spelled "Godvernment" wrong there. Wink
202  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ideas that will change society on: January 13, 2015, 09:22:15 PM
No such thing. Ideas are a dime a dozen. Implementation is what changes the world.

HA! Come back and say that when we finally get disclosure and the world finds out about all the aliens that have been visiting Earth for millennia! tongue

Atlantis? Hey...



Great Pyramids in Egypt? Yeah... aliens.

David Cameron? Yeah... shape-shifting reptilian alien.

Them there ideas is gonna shake stuff up~! tongue

@40hz - Cthulhu is an alien! tongue
203  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 13, 2015, 09:14:39 PM
I'm not quite sure why this film has attained the nascent cult status it has.

There are quite a few films that I've seen in the past that won awards and had lots of praise, and turned out to be some of the worst drivel.

I don't quite get the attraction to some of them. But, there's a crowd out there that loves to watch stuff happen on the screen with no point to it. Kind of like reality TV. Meh... whatever floats your boat.
204  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 13, 2015, 09:11:52 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Ac7ap_MAY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Ac7ap_MAY</a>

http://princesoftheyen.com/#watchthefilm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4172710/

Downloaded! It looks interesting.
205  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 13, 2015, 06:02:13 PM
Just that there's times when some of what gets posted (mostly by Ren) feels a lot like it's basement baiting. Wink

Meh... You're just sore that it's illegal for you to collect rainwater, plant tomatoes, have the wrong kind of grass for your front lawn, water that front lawn, not maintain that front lawn, etc. etc. smiley

But, I digress. This thread is very much off topic.



One point that should be brought up is that in terms of entropy, both encryption and compression look about the same. They both aim to maximise entropy, though there is a stronger emphasis on this in compression. Still... If I sent a compressed file with no extension and deleted/altered the header, you'd have a hard time knowing which it was.

Using compression schemes like PAQ8PX would also help. (Or high-compression algorithms that are very CPU inefficient.)

206  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 13, 2015, 09:37:56 AM
Can't resist 1 more...

Also, it's impossible. HTTPS, TLS, etc. etc. etc. He's proposing on breaking everything as what he's proposing isn't possible. And people will just use something else, like "F*** Cameron Chat" or something.
207  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 13, 2015, 09:08:43 AM
I'm friggin' dying to comment/rant on this... I'll restrain myself... (Damn you Stephen! tongue )

It's ridiculous. For countless reasons. I'll list one...

For those of us that communicate electronically with sensitive or confidential business information, it is entirely reasonable to encrypt our communications.

I'm dying here...
208  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :) on: January 12, 2015, 10:16:34 PM
I think a few of the sci-fi fans here will appreciate this short:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpmkpCK3ysg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpmkpCK3ysg</a>
209  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: home automation on: January 12, 2015, 03:57:49 PM
Me? None.  Wink
210  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 12, 2015, 05:38:30 AM
Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Battle:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk</a>

THAT WAS EXCELLENT!  Thmbsup

It was just so well done. They absolutely nailed it. The hangover stuff was really good - especially with "Ben" & "Tim" pouring drinks! Grin
211  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 12, 2015, 03:45:23 AM
Epic Rap Battles (NSFW)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT2z0nrsQ8o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT2z0nrsQ8o</a>

Hitler vs. Darth Vader?  Thmbsup

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpqNvskS_kM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpqNvskS_kM</a>

Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates?  Thmbsup

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njos57IJf-0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njos57IJf-0</a>

Lots more there too.
212  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Expanded role for Anonymous - Now more like The Watchman than V? on: January 11, 2015, 06:29:37 PM
Got my popcorn. smiley

You know that popcorn is GMO, and contains secret messages! You're a courier for anonymous!
cheesy   Grin

Damn. Conspiracy parody humor is even more fun than the things themselves! It's like Nathan Poe made his law while time traveling to talk to Edgar Allen Poe!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe

Heh! Absolutely!

Sometimes it's hard to really go over the top so as not to trigger Poe's law. There are a truckload of people that really are serious about some really wonky things. Hollow Earth? It makes for good fun. There are a lot of very real things in history that are wonky beyond belief though, and trying to drag up some simple facts on some topics will freak people out -- invariably they think you're just a nutcase because they're unfamiliar with much history. e.g. USS Maine (and here), Tuskegee, Operation Northwoods, Gladio B, Gary Webb, etc. Just a few years ago if you said that governments were spying on people, you'd be called a nutcase.

Just wait until people find out about GMO Epicyte corn. Wink
213  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Expanded role for Anonymous - Now more like The Watchman than V? on: January 11, 2015, 05:47:54 PM
Got my popcorn. smiley
214  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Windows Email Server Options on: January 10, 2015, 08:45:51 PM
How are you finding hMailServer so far?

I ran it for years, and was quite happy with it.
215  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Open Source News anyone ? on: January 10, 2015, 08:35:57 PM
AJ's reputation stops a lot of people from actually listening to what he says. The majority of his show is just news articles from AP or Reuters or Al Jazeera or whatever, and then he comments on them. Often in a rant. smiley

James on the other hand is very articulate and calm. He's also much slower to pass any kind of judgement/verdict. When he does speculate, he's clear about that.

There are other journalists and pundits that I like, e.g. Michael Snyder, "Tyler Durden", Luke Rudowski, Dan Dicks, Peter Schiff, Jeff Berwick, Tom Woods, Lew Rockwell, Bruce Levine, etc.

I don't agree with everything they all say. That's one of the problems with how a lot of people view XYZ - they seem to feel that they need to agree with XYZ 100% or hate them. Heck, I like Bernie Sanders but I disagree with most of his ideas. Same for Alan Grayson - I like the fellow, and he has a lot of good ideas, and a lot of bad ones as well.

But, it's nice to see more and more variety in media springing up. MSNBC, CNN, BBC, ABC, etc., are all pretty much useless tools now. PressTV is probably more reliable than the BBC now.
216  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 10, 2015, 07:34:49 PM
When Canada takes over the world~! MWAHAHAHAHA~!



217  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 10, 2015, 09:54:48 AM
^ Might want to check those projectiles... looks like some men might be giving their all to make them.  Grin

What better way to shoot the enemy, or as Bubbles might call them, dirty cock suckers! tongue

218  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Open Source News anyone ? on: January 10, 2015, 09:49:58 AM
I support The Corbett Report with a monthly subscription. He does amazing work.
219  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Authorities suspect a shark tried to eat Vietnam's Internet on: January 10, 2015, 09:37:44 AM
So...who owns the shark?

The FBI says it's North Korea.

Yes, and - being under alien (mind) control - they used alien technology to HacK the shark and make it attack the cable.

 cheesy

Once again illustrating the inter-dimensional aspect of the alien Illuminati reptilian overlords and their ties to communism! And Jews. Marx was a Jew. And Trotsky. Alien Illuminati reptilian overlord shape-shifting Jews! Operating out of communist North Korea! Coincidence? I think not!

And sharks are lawyers... lawyers are Jews... Coincidence? I think not!

Is that a kipa on that shark in the video? I swear it is! If not, it must have been edited out! In Hollywood! And we all know what that means!

tongue
220  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 10, 2015, 09:27:48 AM
Spotted in the wild:

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221  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: This Robot Is the Best Limit Texas Hold'Em Player in the World on: January 09, 2015, 11:37:04 AM
So... does it pass the Turing test?
222  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :) on: January 08, 2015, 08:14:55 PM
Don't fix things. Just listen. Or something. tongue

 Thmbsup That was excellent!
223  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Peer Review and the Scientific Process on: January 07, 2015, 09:49:16 AM
I'm not sure whether the term "peer review" carries any real weight nowadays - or whether it retains any scientific credibility or has any real meaning for science.
Interesting review of the state of affairs:

I lost faith a couple decades ago. I've since only received confirmation in my apostasy.
224  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 07, 2015, 09:39:19 AM
Oh man... I near pissed myself at this:

http://cdn.thewire.com/im...-spending-v-addiction.gif

Enjoy! cheesy

225  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Text/Research Book Request Thread on: January 07, 2015, 07:29:17 AM
Check this:

https://www.techdirt.com/...r-textbook-supplier.shtml

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Developers Of Chrome Extension That Finds Cheaper Textbook Prices Receives Legal Threats From Major Textbook Supplier

...

OccupyTheBookstore is a Chrome extension that allows users to find better prices on textbooks while browsing bookstore websites. Follett doesn't like this because the extension draws sales away from the stores it supplies. It sent a cease-and-desist request to the team behind the extension, asking (nicely, at this point) to knock it off or it will be "forced" to involve its legal team.

http://occupythebookstore.com/

Quote
Save hundreds right on your school's bookstore website

That could help.

Also, from the TechDirt article:

Quote
Quote
In an interview, [Texts.com founder Peter] Frank said that before today the tool had only been downloaded 200 times since it was first made available in April. By Friday evening, it had been downloaded 15,000 times.

All Follett had to do was leave it alone. Now, it's faced with a viral opponent and armed with little more than law firm letterhead.

Too funny!

(Should we have a "Streisand" thread? That could be fun!)

Your post was very timely! cheesy

But with the price of textbooks... sheesh... I get dizzy just looking at some of the prices.
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