It isn't so much that they might be doing something abhorrent as it may be a case of getting rid of the people that have no NEED for a security clearance. For all we know, and the article doesn't really say, it could be people in Military Research. For that matter, we ended up getting about a hundred peoples clearance pulled in my Battalion alone when I was in Germany - they simply had no need to have the clearance that they had in the first place. The previous Command had been using clearances as incentives for basically sucking up to the Command.
Not everything is cloak and dagger BS, sometimes it's simply something that should have been done a long time ago.
Not really. While playing single player, you can use the built in cheat codes to pretty much do anything you want - FAR more than any maphack can do. As far as I know, the developers put the codes in there to test various things while designing the game and then leave them there for people to find. In some cases, there are rewards for finding all the possible cheat codes. It's pitiful that I know all this stuff but hey, once it's in my brain, I'm stuck with it forever.
Yeah, I'm late to the party - blame the holidays and my seriously mistaken belief that I could still drink like I did when I was in the Army.
In any case, Mike Rogers makes me ashamed to have to admit that I live in Michigan. I married into a rather large family and out of the more than four dozen (seriously - lapsed Catholics) in laws, precisely ONE supports Rogers. I also know of absolutely nobody that thinks that the collection of phone data is a good idea - and that includes a hell of a lot of people I served in the Army with - who you'd expect to follow the Republican line a bit more closely.
While I doubt that any real reform is going to come along in the short term, in the long run I predict that there will be more and more court cases that point out the fact that the Government is lying their asses off in regard to the issues re: terrorism safety and whatnot. I can only hope that public opinion will continue to grow until an actual majority can elect the people that need to be there to change things.
My apologies...I was thinking more along the lines of the peons and whatnot. Regardless, I sincerely doubt that Government lawyers are held to any sort of oath. If they were, they wouldn't be able to do their job which is to basically lie to the Court. Cynical, I know but still.
What gets me is that as someone who has been using Truecrypt for years, until all this NSA bullshit, I never even thought about whether or not my own government had subverted it. Since all the NSA bullshit started though, I've managed to curtail damn near everything that I do online. While I still use TOR for certain research and I still use Truecrypt for certain files, it's pretty god damn arrogant of my own government to make me doubt my own system. It's pretty bad when I have to go offline to do some of the things I need to do, double encrypt something (or more - sometimes four x encryption) it's a sad god damn day that I have to do it in the first place. Yeah, I like run-on sentences plus this rum is DAMN good.
Since I do a lot of pretty high end esoteric math crap, freelance, the LAST thing I want is for some government wonk to get a hold of it and make shit worse.
You know, you really are a fool aren't you? This comment is typical of why everything you post gets flagged. Why should Masnick comment on his plans here? So you can find even more to nitpick about? How about your own plans? Do you plan on commenting and if so, how? Are you willing to "publish(?)" your notions here? Are you at the very least, willing to answer this simple question: why do you insist on trolling here so much? Is this how you get your rocks off or are you like the little kid in grade school who doesn't know any other way to get the attention of the person they have a crush on other than to punch them repeatedly in the shoulder?
Agreed 100%. While I enjoy ridiculing OOTB regarding their infatuation with being contrary about every single thing that Masnick reports, I tend to think also that OOTB is one of those individuals that just can't stand not being talked about in some way be it good, bad or indifferent. Considering the fact that I have yet to see even one instance of OOTB agreeing with anything posted by Masnick, I seriously wonder why they bother to post here. Granted, it is the way of the troll to be as controversial as possible but this is just pathetic. If you KNOW that you're going to be reported every time you post, then the whole reason for trolling in the first place becomes negated.
Will you just post some naked pictured for your boyfriend already? It's kind of obvious that you have no idea what you're talking about so I am therefore forced to come to the conclusion that you're here for no other reason than to get Masnick's attention in the hopes that he'll ask you out on a date.
Well of course the NSA wants a totalitarian state rather than the rumor of one. Once they can actually BE Big Brother instead of acting like his younger, stupider half-sibling, they can continue on in their quest to rule the Earth.