BoxTurtle

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  • I suspect the Saudis will buy a Nuclear Bomb soon.

    They already have, they financed Pakistan’s bomb and I’m sure that if they requested the use of one Pakistan would oblige.

    Boxturtle (Otherwise, they just let Pakistan store them)

  • Further, must we now prepare for pig fly-overs or bovine joy-flying?

    It is a myth that a pig cannot fly. Given sufficient thrust, a pig will fly quite well.

    Boxturtle (And there’s a lot of thrust behind war in Syria)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 07:15:52View | Delete

    I think my mother was bitten by a snark.

    I have an alibi!

    Boxturtle (And can you prove it was a snark and not a troll?)

  • My gosh, Obama has told the truth for once about his foreign policy!

    Boxturtle (Msg to Satan: Get out your mittens, it’s going to be getting COLD down there quickly)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 07:04:30View | Delete

    Here’s Ryan’s side of things.

    Looks to me like the standard GOP plan to combine all programs, then hack ‘em to death.

    Boxturtle (Ryan is unpredictable, though)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 07:01:40View | Delete

    I’ve seen a couple of photos from that volcano, yours is one of the best. Nice to be able to watch a volcano from a safe distance.

    Boxturtle (“safe distance” can vary suddenly, though)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 06:35:15View | Delete

    The link doesn’t work for me. Dunno if I’ve seen it or not.

    Boxturtle (And I might not admit it, even if I have seen it)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 06:33:45View | Delete

    Well, kinda. The grocery store will have you logged and those logs could be got with an NSL. But it’s unlikely that the NSA will go that far for a pest like you or I. But they could.

    Boxturtle (other NSA keywords include enrichment, Occupy, Anonymous, Hamas, and 235)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 06:31:08View | Delete

    Not just Tor. Anything that tries to anonymize or encrypt is marked for extra scrutiny. If you have something to hide, they want to know what it is.

    Boxturtle (Known NSA keywords include uranium, plutonium, North Korea, Iran, and Boxturtle)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 06:29:01View | Delete

    Howdy!

    The NSA was asking about you, said they missed your little chats.

    Boxturtle (they also wanted cake)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 06:16:20View | Delete

    That’s true, once it leaves your local provider. You have a single connection to that provider so they know whatever goes over it is you. If your provider is small enough, they may have a single connection upstream as well. They can’t easily tell what you’re doing, but they can tell you’re using EPIC to [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 06:12:55View | Delete

    Kerry/Obama are SO screwing things up that I sometimes wonder if I simply don’t understand their goals. Perhaps their goal IS total chaos in the mideast, in the hopes that it will keep the terrorists busy over there and not bombing over here. Boxturtle (Keeping carefully unaware that right wing terrorists here have killed more [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 06:02:47View | Delete

    Yes. But as soon as you try to use it, your upstream (or their backbone) will detect it and report it. If enough people use such things, it will make things more difficult for the NSA. But they are already beating on companies that do such things, because under the TCA there MUST be a [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 05:57:46View | Delete

    Don’t put too much hope in Liz in Foreign policy. She’s currently channeling Bibi.

    Boxturtle (Thanks to The Roundup and Brandon for that link)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 05:55:32View | Delete

    It would help if I actually read what Oldnslow was responding to, rather than assuming he was referring to snooping. But it’s still pretty easy to fix: STOP MEDDLING! We had no strategic interest in Syria, let ‘em be. The Gaza election was fair, so work with the Gaza government even if it’s Hamas. When [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 05:48:39View | Delete

    VERY nice. Pay the extra to get high security glass, if you can. I got that glass in my door and you can throw a brick at it and the brick will just bounce.

    Boxturtle (it’ll be a b***h to install a pet door, though!)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 05:46:03View | Delete

    Naw, I can fix it. Though I’d be stopped or impeded every step of the way. 1) Strong Encrypt everything automatically when it leaves your computer. 2) Prohibit the trading of customer information. Period. 3) Prohibit the trading of marketing information if it could identify a person. 4) Require warrants. Boxturtle (Most of the governments [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 05:40:29View | Delete

    When you downloaded that browser, you were logged. Those logs went right to the government who will now pay more attention to you because of it. ANYTHING designed to circumvent USG snooping attracts additional USG snooping.

    Boxturtle (do business in bitcoins and watch your connection get slower from all the evesdroppers)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 05:36:50View | Delete

    The quote from that link that says it all:

    “What’s the harm of bombing them at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens?” – Bill Kristol

    Boxturtle (must I post pictures of civilian bombing victims, or is my point taken?)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 05:23:26View | Delete

    What to do and HOW to do it. The people who could change things are the very people taking advantage of this new technology. Me, I’d pass a law requiring any information the government collects on private citizens without warrant must also be collected on politicians and their aides and be made public real time. [...]

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