* Posts by Richard 32

5 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jan 2014

Snowden 'more helpful than dangerous' says ex-Colin Powell aide

Richard 32

A platform would make no difference to those who think him a traitor. How can I be so sure? Three words: Donald Trump Frontrunner. He proves the well of our stupidity is truly bottomless.

Norman Conquest, King Edward, cyber pathogen and illegal gambling all emerge in Apple v FBI

Richard 32

But... the cloud may be searched

It is true that a mobile device has an abundance of data and possible evidence on it. However, much data is also sent to could services. The metadata can be a rich source of evidence and leads to other actors/information. Right now, I side with apple because the government demonstrated unambiguously that they are unworthy of trust. This is technology taketh away what the government should should never have been given. The government will need to work hard to regain the lost trust. Unfortunately, they seem to be more interested in "justice" for Edward Snowden's alleged crimes than rebuilding trust with the citizenry.

Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

Richard 32

Why is compelling servitude "freedom"?

Much has been written about the florist and photographer who refused to service a gay wedding because it offends their religious beliefs. Regardless of what you may think about their beliefs, why in 2015 is persecution of someone for exercising their faith a good thing? Or rather, what sort of person, when told that what they requests offends a deeply held religious belief, rebuffs, reproves, and then uses force of law to compel servitude? The answer is a narcissist. Only someone who cares not for others and only thinks of themselves would do such a thing.

So, at least in the application of compelling service for a gay wedding, why is the state enabling narcissism and persecution something to be applauded?

No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off

Richard 32

100 watts?

Isn't 20VDC X 5A = 200 watts because DC power to watts has a multiplier of 2?

MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

Richard 32

Looks like the Motion Picture Ass. of America has given yet another reason to skip the theatre and wait for Netflix. Why wait in line, pay $40+ for tickets and refreshments when you can pop it in your Queue and watch at your leisure.