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Ubuntu Privacy Issues Eerily Similar To Windows 10 submitted by heuristic to technology

motoguy 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago

Its not even that. You can easily turn off features in Ubuntu if you don't like them, including the sending of information. At work, we run heavily modified versions of Ubuntu as it is.

Two Virginia television journalists fatally shot in on-air attack submitted by International_Local to news

motoguy 5 points 36 points (+41|-5) ago

Except that what you're describing happened in Australia which had a rapid decrease of gun crime and massacres.

Not really. Check your sources.

“Countrywide, homicides are up 3.2 percent; Assaults are up 8.6 percent; Amazingly, armed robberies have climbed nearly 45 percent"

The solution to the problems lies not with guns, but with people. If you look at countries that are relatively safe in terms of violent crime, like Switzerland, Singapoore, or Israel, there are 2 main characteristics of public policy that stand out. First is the super strict laws that govern people everyday life, and second is the homogeneity of the people where things like stereotyping and racism are not shunned upon because people understand that public safety>public feelings.

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deleted by user submitted by NFL_SUNDAY to politics

motoguy 9 points -8 points (+1|-9) ago

People need to understand that there is no giant controlling group somewhere in the government that wants to hold power. Its all just a bunch of people wanting to get paid, and the difference between Democrats and Republicans is that they want to get paid in different ways. The NSA spying program happened because the government had a budget, and someone somewhere proposed this program for "national security" which is a noble cause but really its just so he and all the people under him can get paid. Multi-year program = multiple years of funding.

Although I can't know that for sure, but to me, it makes no sense to rig the election. Let the popular candidate win, so that the people are happy, and happy people spend money because they are less worried about the state of the country, which keeps the economy flowing, increases tax revenue, and lets everyone get paid, and the rich become even richer.

If Bernie wins, he will still have to play ball with the rest of the goons in Congress.

Of course, if he loses, or even worse, dies, then we will have pretty clear evidence that US is properly fucked.

The amount of pro-Windows 10 circlejerking over on Reddit is absolutely sickening. submitted by Taka to MeanwhileOnReddit

motoguy 9 points -7 points (+2|-9) ago

MS, our governments, and who knows who else to be used however they want against us is bad. VERY bad.

I really wish people would just think critically about this.

We all like to act like we have privacy in regarding to the internet, and then there are people trying to invade this. Think about what happens when you, say, search for something you don't want other people to know. You basically tell your computer, which you barely know how it works on a basic level, running software which you didn't code, to send a signal over a wire, which you really don't know where it ends, which tells some other computer, which you don't know who has access to to connect you to another computer, which again you don't know where it is, or who has access too, and your computer tells that computer to send the information to your specific IP address, which is determined by your internet company that maps your IP address to a physical address with your name, and a bunch of other things. Its great if your connection is actually encrypted, but again, 99% of people who use the internet don't realize how encryption works, and just blindly trust a different company to provide the encryption.

So basically, as soon as that signal gets sent by your computer, automatically if you use certain software, you really can't consider it private anymore. If you really wanted privacy, you would use either your own wifi network, or your own cables, with hardware that you control and a specific encryption scheme with your own code, or at least code that you know 100% what it does.

So while on the surface, the whole spying on us seems really bad, but when you consider how ignorant the average person is, its not that it stops being bad, it just DOESN'T REALLY MATTER. You can argue a million different things about how this could lead to a and b and argue the whole "well, it seems trivial now, but in the future, it could lead to 1984" or whatever, but again, you have to realize that the stupidity and ignorance that you see pretty much every day is the norm. That is the society we live in. Trying to convince people to be smarter is like trying to convince someone not to enjoy sex - no matter how many logical arguments you put forth, people are just going to do what is comfortable for them. That is reality. I mean, look at how many people think that Trump would be a good president, based on what he says in the campaign, ignoring all his history and the fact that campaign promises are empty words. This is the society we live in. You can almost argue that we deserve to get shit on for being so ignorant.

Its like, everyone hates the wallstreet companies for causing the financial crisis, but lets just say in a hypothetical case, the government dissolved those companies. How many people do you think would gladly accept the economic tumroil that resulted from doing that? People would bitch and moan even harder because they would loose jobs and won't have money to put food on the table.

The only thing you can do as an individual, which is really the best thing for your own sake, is to a) get educated, and b) learn to navigate the society that you live in. While it may make you feel good that you are aware of the whole NSA spying on citizens, posting about it really doesn't accomplish anything, and it just stresses you out more.

Town of 4000 learns it will receive 3000 migrants. Residents told to put up with it or leave. submitted by Amateur_Wizard to news

motoguy 10 points -6 points (+4|-10) ago

Honestly, I don't feel bad. Ive been to Europe, most of the dumber common people tend to shit on USA a lot, saying how their country is better.

Well, this is what extreme socialism looks like.