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Gay Couple Gets Marriage License From Kim Davis Deputy

Posted on September 4th, 2015 at 17:46 by John Sinteur in category: News

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A same-sex couple received a marriage license here on Friday, the first such couple to get one a day after the county clerk, Kim Davis, was jailed by a federal judge for refusing court orders to issue the licenses.

The couple, James Yates, 41, and William Smith, Jr., 33, entered the Rowan County Courthouse shortly after it opened, walking through throngs of protesters. Supporters of Ms. Davis yelled Bible passages and held up signs, including one briefly held up by Ms. Davis’s husband, Joe Davis, that read, “Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

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Ms. Davis remained in jail on Friday, and her husband said Friday that his wife planned to stay “as long as it takes” until a law was passed that gave county clerks like her the option not to issue marriage licenses that violated their religious convictions.

“She has done her job,” he said. “Just because five Supreme Court judges make a ruling, it’s not a law.”

If that’s the way your bran works, Joe, I hope you kept the receipt. It’s broken.


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  1. Do any of the people saying “Davis is following her beliefs, others need to read the Bible” ever remember Matthew’s story of being a tax collector and when faced with the moral decision between his job and following Jesus, he leaves his job (and his riches) and follows Jesus?

  2. No, they only read the Old Testament.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis found in contempt of court

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 at 23:53 by John Sinteur in category: News

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A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

“God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul.”

The judge said she left him with no alternative but to jail her, since fines alone would not change her mind. A deputy escorted her out of the courtroom, although not in handcuffs, to be turned over to the custody of federal marshals.

“Her good faith belief is simply not a viable defense,” Bunning said, noting that allowing an individual’s beliefs to supersede the court’s authority would set a dangerous precedent.

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The judge also told all five of the clerk’s deputies, including her son, Nathan Davis, that they are free to issue licenses to all applicants while Davis is held in contempt, but would also face fines or jail if they refuse to comply. He told them to meet with lawyers briefly and consider their fates before returning to his courtroom later Thursday to reveal their decisions.


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  1. I don’t know what prison jumpsuits are made of, but I hope they’re not made of mixed fabrics.

  2. Jail seems extreme. Why don’t they just fire her? That should be the law for government officials. Do your job or you’re fired.

  3. She can’t be fired, it’s an elected position. She would need to be impeached.

    Or step down – so now it’s up to her: step down, do her job, or rot in jail.

    And it appears the judge figured out rightly that a fine would simply be paid by her supporters.

Samsung fridge Pen Test

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 at 21:21 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Whilst the fridge implements SSL, it FAILS to validate SSL certificates, thereby enabling man-in-the-middle attacks against most connections. This includes those made to Google’s servers to download Gmail calendar information for the on-screen display.So, MITM the victim’s fridge from next door, or on the road outside and you can potentially steal their Google credentials.

Of course, you knowing what is in the fridge isn’t really the reason for the internet connection. It’s the marketing firms that want to know what is in your fridge that are the real customers.


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  1. They really want to know what’s in my fridge? That is pretty easy – they can buy the data from the supermarket that gives me “points” towards “free groceries” (or would, if I were to have any loyalty cards).

    A Fridge Too Far, imo.

  2. Yep – loyalty cards. I love em! I even have an app I scan em with so I do not have carry a wad of them. Since the data I use to fill out each loyalty card is bogus, including name, address, phone, email, etc., and since I do not use same bogus info on all loyalty cards, statistically my shopping must be thrown out as an outlier. Now back to what is in my fridge…hhhmm let’s see, milk for kids, celery that went off 3 weeks ago, one beer (better stock up), oude kaas…lekker, moldy bread …. and in the freezer…ut oh, I thought I disposed of those body parts….

  3. lol…you are way too organized, Mykolas, my friend!

    So you can even tell when a loyalty card sells your details?

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 at 20:33 by John Sinteur in category: News

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We recently mused, half seriously, whether the entire point of the Windows 10 upgrade was to harvest your personal information. With Microsoft suffering from a serious case of Google envy, perhaps it felt it had some catching up to do.

Now Microsoft is revamping the user-tracking tools in Windows 7 and 8 to harvest more data, via some new patches.

All the updates can be removed post-installation – but all ensure the OS reports data to Microsoft even when asked not to, bypassing the hosts file and (hence) third-party privacy tools. This data can include how long you use apps, and which features you use the most, snapshots of memory to investigate crashes, and so on.

The updates are KB3068708 (“Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry” and mandatory) KB3075249 (“Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7”) and KB3080149 (also an “Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry”, both optional).


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  1. With Google, the service is free in exchange for “your the product.” With Microsoft, one pays to get raped by them. Charming. Application level firewalls!

Republicans Like Obama’s Ideas Better When They Think They’re Donald Trump’s

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 at 14:45 by John Sinteur in category: News

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As a classic case in point, Republicans are more likely to oppose repealing the 1975 Public Affairs Act — which doesn’t actually exist — when they’re told that President Barack Obama wants to do so, while Democrats object when they’re told it’s a Republican proposal.  But even when it comes to real issues, reactions to polls can vary greatly, depending on the wording.

How much can namedropping a politician matter? Conveniently, Republican front-runner Donald Trump shares a couple of policy positions with Obama and other leading Democrats. In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, we randomly assigned one half of the 1,000 Americans surveyed to say whether they agreed with positions Trump held. The rest were asked whether they agreed with positions held by Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry or current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The trick: the positions were actually the same.


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  1. Just goes to prove that most Americans are too stupid to vote…

  2. @Spaceman – hardly any of them vote anyway…too busy consuming the latest entertainment fashion

  3. Right, people in other countries are not susceptible to this, that’s why no one votes for Wilders or for LePen.

  4. Exactly, if it was up to Desiato people would only be allowed to vote Labour of Socialist party. If not they should lose their right to vote.
    And what does his remark has to do with the subject at all? People think an idea is better is it comes from their favorite political party. What does that have to do with Wilders or LePen?

Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 at 14:38 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life.

The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008.

She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk’s office at the time of each divorce and has since remarried.


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  1. 3 options:

    1) If the parameters of her job have changed in a way that is not illegal but which she cannot morally condone, she should seek an alternate position and/or an alternate employer.

    2) If she refuses to perform her job, that’s insubordination, and she should be fired.

    3) She’s currently choosing to break the law, which is the option with the most serious consequences for both her and her employer. It also generates the most media exposure.

    There’s a danger in a thought system which lauds martyrs – it allows a follower to do something illegal/disruptive/dangerous, then perceive any resulting attention as evidence of the correctness of that action. Sadly, it’s also the basis of the US court system – get arrested, go to trial, and have the law (eventually) overturned.

  2. 1) it is an elected position.
    2) it is an elected position, she can only be impeached.
    3) there are contempt-of-court proceedings started by the ACLU, with a request for fines and no jail time (probably to prevent a bit of the martyr stuff)

  3. Reading a tweet-stream by author Jack Womack (@jwomack on twitter) who is originally from the area. He makes the points that:
    1) It’s a heavily evangelical area
    2) Family connections have a lot of weight there, so the fact that she “inherited” the job from a parent will be in her favor.

    Combine those things with the fact that it’s an elected position, and she may somehow manage to hold onto her job unless the Feds come in. Scary…

  4. I guess the poor sinning lamb has been born again – two or three or four times.

  5. Actually, she has a point. My GOD says I shouldn’t pay taxes…..

  6. @SueW — how do we know it was not immaculate conception? :-) (….more like immaculate deception)

Indian teacher explains the word “Fuck”

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 at 0:27 by John Sinteur in category: News

 

I’ve always learned via the phrase “fuck, the fucking fucker is fucking fucked, fuck!” meaning “oh dear, the machine gun has jammed, we’re in real trouble now!”


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  1. Brilliant! :-)

How Trump Continues To Lead The Polls – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Posted on August 29th, 2015 at 17:16 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Recent polls indicate that, despite public outcry against his incendiary comments on women and minorities, Donald Trump is still the leading Republican candidate. Here are some reasons Trump stays so popular with his supporters:

 

  • Highly relatable lack of qualifications for holding government office

  • Americans’ appreciation for classic underdog story of man who started with only several hundred million dollars and went on to make several billion dollars

  • Only candidate to publicly state willingness to make America great again

  • Exploits other Republican candidates’ weaknesses by allowing them to open their mouths and speak on issues

  • Very, very handsome

  • Voters eager to see presidential library with three infinity pools and rooftop driving range

  • Bolstered by impassioned endorsement from Donald Trump

  • Eccentric, megalomaniac billionaire still more relatable to average American than anyone willing to dedicate life to politics

  • Appeals to widespread desire to see nation implode sooner rather than later

 


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  1. Trump is just a diversion allowing Bush-Clinton to skate into office virtually unnoticed.

  2. @will: I think I’d notice any skating. Actually any chance of a Skating with the Stars extravaganza with presidential candidates that I could then be all superior and avoid watching?

The Closing of the Canadian Mind

Posted on August 28th, 2015 at 18:28 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Americans have traditionally looked to Canada as a liberal haven, with gun control, universal health care and good public education.

But the nine and half years of Mr. Harper’s tenure have seen the slow-motion erosion of that reputation for open, responsible government. His stance has been a know-nothing conservatism, applied broadly and effectively. He has consistently limited the capacity of the public to understand what its government is doing, cloaking himself and his Conservative Party in an entitled secrecy, and the country in ignorance.


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  1. This is the effect of the first-past-the-post voting system. Can get a majority with about a third of the votes, if the opposition is divided and you micro-target groups within the electorate to gain the swing 5%. (People who are bribed by such things rarely stay bought – for example, there are lots of discontented retirees who are observing the recent bribing of families with big cheques and feeling grumpy.)

    With Canada’s economy and international reputation in decline, the tar sands fiasco playing out in a time of cheap oil, a housing bubble on the point of breaking the middle classes, all the smart people in the present government have bailed in order to spend more time with their money.

    The next government might bring in proportional representation, which presumably brings its own set of difficulties. And both opposition parties claim they will legalize cannabis.

  2. So what have we learned: Any political system can be gamed by a devious and unscrupulous political party which is bankrolled by people with a similar lack of morals.

  3. @will: There are parasites in any ecosystem. For Freya, my cat, I use a nice product called Revolution – it handles most internal and external parasites.

    I highly recommend it. Your results on the body politic may vary.

Georgia Mom’s Letter About Anna Duggar Goes Viral on Facebook

Posted on August 27th, 2015 at 21:30 by John Sinteur in category: News

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“I know everybody is laughing about this Josh Duggar story. Oh, a DUGGAR on Ashley Madison, it’s so rich!” Kirkland wrote on Aug. 20, the day Josh confessed to cheating in a statement posted to his family’s website. “I wish more people would talk about Anna. I normally keep things light on Facebook, but let’s talk about Anna. Let me tell you: Anna Duggar is in the worst position she could possibly be in right now. Anna Duggar was crippled by her parents by receiving no education, having no work experience (or life experience, for that matter) and then was shackled to this loser because his family was famous in their religious circle. Anna Duggar was taught that her sole purpose in life, the most meaningful thing she could do, was to be chaste and proper, a devout wife, and a mother. Anna Duggar did that! Anna Duggar followed the rules that were imposed on her from the get-go and this is what she got in reward- a husband who she found out, in the span of 6 months, not only molested his own sisters, but was unfaithful to her in the most humiliating way possible. While she was fulfilling her ‘duty’ of providing him with four children and raising them. She lived up to the standard that men set for her of being chaste and Godly and in return, the man who demanded this of her sought women who were the opposite. ‘Be this,’ they told her. She was. It wasn’t enough.”

 


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  1. Read the bible, she’ll get her reward in heaven. He’s getting his now.

After Scandals, Ireland Is No Longer ‘Most Catholic Country In The World’

Posted on August 27th, 2015 at 8:16 by John Sinteur in category: News

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KENNEDY: Once, more than 90 percent of Irish people attended church each week. Now it’s only about 30 percent. That’s lower than in the U.S. One major reason is the avalanche of sex abuse scandals that rocked the Catholic Church in Ireland in the ’90s. Maeve Lewis runs an organization for victims of priest sexual abuse.

MAEVE LEWIS: What you find is, on any moral issue now, when a bishop or a priest or somebody attempts to speak out, that people will quite cynically say, you know, how could you listen to that with what they’ve done? And, I mean, really, the most damaging thing to the Catholic Church here was not the fact that priests actually abused children. It was the wide-scaled cover-ups that went on at very senior levels. That’s what people find unforgivable.


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  1. The church burnt its crops and salted the ground. The people who used to go to the church for spiritual and moral support have learned how to fast…

  2. Similar to Quebec’s Quiet Revolution. Many people in Ireland remain conditioned to believe, they are just not engaged in churchgoing. I can see the growth of new religious and political groupings, especially with families and older women.

The Crackdown on Little Free Library Book Exchanges

Posted on August 25th, 2015 at 11:06 by John Sinteur in category: News

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“Crime, homelessness and crumbling infrastructure are still a problem in almost every part of America, but two cities have recently cracked down on one of the country’s biggest problems: small-community libraries where residents can share books,” Michael Schaub wrote. “Officials in Los Angeles and Shreveport, Louisiana, have told the owners of homemade lending libraries that they’re in violation of city codes, and asked them to remove or relocate their small book collections.”

 


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  1. Keeping the people ignorant and easier to control, and god bless the people that are helping the effort. I’m sure they’re loyal conservatives.

H&R Block snuck language into a Senate bill to make taxes more confusing for poor people

Posted on August 25th, 2015 at 8:19 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The EITC is one of America’s premier anti-poverty programs. It targets poor families specifically, and because you have to work to get it, countless studies have found it encourages single mothers and other people without much connection to the labor market to enter the workforce. The Census Bureau estimates that it and the related Child Tax Credit keep 9.4 million people out of poverty every year, and recent research suggests that when you take into account the people the EITC brings into the workforce, the real number is probably twice that. If that weren’t enough, it also boosts test scores for kids in families receiving it and improves both parents’ and children’s health.

The EITC is awesome.

But because it offers refunds for people who otherwise don’t make enough to file taxes, the EITC expands the market for parasitic tax prep companies like H&R Block and Intuit. Currently, recipients only have to fill out a single-page form, and the IRS operates free tax preparation centers for low-income people having trouble completing their returns. But that hasn’t stopped commercial tax preparers from swooping in, and currently two-thirds of EITC claimants pay to have their returns prepared. Commercial preparers charge hundreds of dollars in fees, so a huge chunk of EITC benefits are going to these useless garbage companies, rather than to actual poor people. Preparers also used to offer high-interest “refund anticipation loans,” which were even more costly; regulators have pushed those out of existence, but similar “refund anticipation checks” remain.

But this apparently doesn’t exploit the poor enough for H&R Block’s taste, so they pushed hard to expand Schedule EIC, the form that EITC recipients fill out, from one page to four or five.


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  1. Crappy journalism. H&R Block needed a senator to do the dirty work for them, and the only interesting question is who did it. But Matthews can’t be bothered to do the actual investigative journalism to find out.

EU drops pesticide laws because US says it should

Posted on August 24th, 2015 at 18:21 by Paul Jay in category: News

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 The EU scrapped planned pesticide regulations under pressure from US officials over the controversial transatlantic trade deal TTIP, newly published documents have revealed.

According to documents obtained by the Pesticides Action Network (PAN) Europe, a visit from high-level officials from the US Mission to Europe and the American Chambers of Commerce (AmCham) in July 2013 convinced the EU to drop planned rules that could have led to the banning of 31 pesticides containing health hazardous chemicals.

AmCham representatives reportedly “complained about the uselessness of creating categories and thus, lists” of prohibited substances during the meeting, and US trade officials “emphasised the need for an impact assessment,” The Guardianhas reported.

The European Commission at first resisted, claiming that though they back TTIP “they would not like to be seen as lowering EU standards,” but relented later that same day, a letter from the desk of the Commission’s secretary-general has shown..


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Honest Cop Charged With Misconduct

Posted on August 24th, 2015 at 7:40 by John Sinteur in category: News

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With incidents of police shootings and brutality on the rise, one might expect police officers who draw attention to instances of police misconduct to be praised for their honesty and integrity.

But a Gold Coast police officer was stood down from his job and charged with a criminal offence for doing just that.

Sergeant Rick Flori had spent 25 years in the Queensland Police Force until he was suspended earlier this year.

He is accused of leaking footage which showed four police officers brutally bashing a 21-year-old man in handcuffs at a police station carpark in 2012.

The victim of the bashing, Gold Coast chef Noa Begic, was arrested and charged with ‘public nuisance’ and ‘obstructing police.’ But the horrific CCTV footage shows him being slammed face-first into the concrete floor of a Surfers Paradise police station, before being put into the back of a police van and repeatedly punched while another officer holds him still.

The officers later wash Mr Begic’s blood away with a bucket of water.

Sergeant Flori is alleged to have leaked the footage to the Courier Mail newspaper, leading to his suspension and prosecution for ‘misconduct in public office.’


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Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny

Posted on August 23rd, 2015 at 19:19 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Trump is probably too dumb to realize it, or maybe he isn’t, but he doesn’t need to win anything to become the most dangerous person in America. He can do plenty of damage just by encouraging people to be as uninhibited in their stupidity as he is.


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  1. The old “Devil made me do it” defense. Are they even smart enough to vote?

Jesus Paves

Posted on August 23rd, 2015 at 11:56 by John Sinteur in category: News

[(JACKSON, Miss) Mayor Tony Yarber:]


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  1. So, he’s saying that his potholes are the result of someone else’s prayers? I’m confused.

Careful where you point that!

Posted on August 23rd, 2015 at 10:13 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Second a Day

Posted on August 23rd, 2015 at 10:11 by John Sinteur in category: News


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Brace yourself: SOPA set to strike again

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 at 11:07 by John Sinteur in category: News

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ClearCorrect sent digital files over the Internet from a subsidiary in Pakistan to its Texas offices that were then used to 3D-print dental braces. Rival company Invisalign claimed the braces violated its patents, and parent company Align Technology — rather than seeking an injunction through the courts — turned to the ITC, an agency that typically regulates imported goods that infringe intellectual property rights, such as fake iPhones and knockoff Louis Vuitton handbags.

 


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Google Says More People Are Interested in Deez Nuts Than Hillary Clinton

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 at 10:45 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Donald Trump is an unrepentant racist buffoon who is, for the time being, running circles around the Republican presidential field. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is vacillating between bad pandering tweets to millennials and bad meandering responses to questions about her emails.

A disinterested and disheartened nation is turning to a new candidate, one with the promise to turn things around: Deez Nuts. Well, according to Google searches, anyway.

Google Trends says more people are interested in fake candidate Deez Nuts, who was polled at 9 percent in North Carolina by Public Policy Polling. Many local news stations covered candidate Nuts’s rise, which was very funny because news anchors were forced to say “Deez Nuts” on live television. In fact, people are so interested in Deez Nuts, it’s diverting a lot of attention away from the Trump campaign.


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  1. In Britain, media people call July-August “the silly season” for good reason.

Ashley Madison breach: GOP official used account for ‘opposition research’

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 at 10:16 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The executive director of the Louisiana GOP spent $176 on Ashley Madison, a website for people seeking affairs, but he says he wasn’t using it to cheat.

Jason Doré acknowledged that his name is on the list released by hackers this week, according to The Times-Picayune. But he said he used the account strictly for “opposition research.”


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  1. Calm down. “Research” isn’t a crime!

  2. Right – opposition sex research no doubt…

The Ashley Madison Hack Shows We’re Too Dumb to Cheat

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 at 0:08 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The writer Fran Lebowitz once created useful categories for people she believed were committing crimes against the rest of us (“You write poetry and you are not dead”).

After that train ride, I wanted to add a new category — “You are on the Quiet Car and you are not Quiet.”

In the wake of Tuesday’s revelation that up to 15,000 of Ashley Madison’s would-be philanderers might work for the United States government or military, I want to add yet another: “You are a government employee and you were too stupid to create a new email account when you registered on a website for cheaters.”

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Right now, I don’t care about cheaters in general. I care about the ones whose lifestyles I’m funding. According to The Washington Post, the capital has the highest rate of membership for the site of any American city. A number of those caught up in the hack work at the Department of Justice and — #irony — the National Security Agency.


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  1. No-one’s yet admitted that this was a way for prostitutes to connect with clients.

  2. In that way it wasn’t any different from just about every other dating site, right?

  3. I admit nothing. Notheeng.

Real Life First Person Shooter (Chatroulette version)

Posted on August 21st, 2015 at 12:43 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. Behind the scenes:

  2. I think they win the internet for this month.

The curious case of whistled languages and their lack of left-brain dominance

Posted on August 21st, 2015 at 12:38 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Whistled Turkish is a non-conformist. Most obviously, it bucks the normal language trend of using consonants and vowels, opting instead for a bird-like whistle. But more importantly, it departs from other language forms in a more fundamental respect: it’s processed differently by the brain.


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Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Posted on August 21st, 2015 at 9:24 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.

This has all been made apparent by a rather significant update to the Spotify privacy policy, pushed out to users today.


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  1. Oops. Read: we’re doing furious damage control now. Please allow yourself to be pacified while we tinker at the edges and then revert when the outrage is gone.

  2. How could it be worse? A wife finding that her cheating POS husband is playing “our song” to his lover?

Jeb Bush wants “a new arrangement with Silicon Valley” to ease crypto

Posted on August 21st, 2015 at 8:56 by John Sinteur in category: News

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“If you create encryption, it makes it harder for the American government to do its job—while protecting civil liberties—to make sure that evildoers aren’t in our midst,” Bush said in South Carolina at an event sponsored by Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security, according to The Intercept.

 

If you bolt up your doors, it makes it harder for police to raid meth labs.


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  1. And it we elect another bush or Clinton, we can just flush democracy down the crapper.

  2. “Evildoers?” You have to admire his ability to talk the language of the common people.

Your Toner Is No Good Here: Region-Coding Ink Cartridges… For The Customers

Posted on August 20th, 2015 at 23:36 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Xerox uses region coding on their toner catridges AND locks the printer to the first type used. So if you use an NA (North America) catridge you can’t use the cheaper DMO (Eastern Europe) anymore. The printer’s display does NOT show this, nor does the hotline know about it. When c’t reached out to Xerox, the marketing drone claimed, this was done to serve the customer better, I kid you not.

 


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  1. They should have said “We do this to rip you off for more profits.”…

My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers

Posted on August 20th, 2015 at 23:27 by John Sinteur in category: News

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In my 40 years of reporting on mass surveillance, I have been raided three times; jailed once; had television programs I made or assisted making banned from airing under government pressure five times; seen tapes seized; faced being shoved out of a helicopter; had my phone tapped for at least a decade; and — with this arrest — been lined up to face up to 30 years imprisonment for alleged violations of secrecy laws. And why do I keep going? Because from the beginning, my investigations revealed a once-unimaginable scope of governmental surveillance, collusion, and concealment by the British and U.S. governments — practices that were always as much about domestic spying during times of peace as they were about keeping citizens safe from supposed foreign enemies, thus giving the British government the potential power to become, as our source that night had put it, a virtual “police state.”


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Weaponizing Your Pets: The War Kitteh and the Denial of Service Dog

Posted on August 19th, 2015 at 20:34 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. I mostly use the TV-B-Gone in waiting rooms. Highly recommended.


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