"Under CISPA, can a private company read my emails?
Yes. Under CISPA, any company can “use cybersecurity systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information to protect the rights and property” of the company. This phrase is being interpreted to mean monitoring your communications—including the contents of email or private messages on Facebook.
Right now, well-established laws, like the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, prevent companies from routinely monitoring your private communications. Communications service providers may only engage in reasonable monitoring that balances the providers' needs to protect their rights and property with their subscribers' right to privacy in their communications. And these laws expressly allow lawsuits against companies that go too far. CISPA destroys these protections by declaring that any provision in CISPA is effective “notwithstanding any other law” and by creating a broad immunity for companies against both civil and criminal liability. This means companies can bypass all existing laws, as long as they claim a vague “cybersecurity” purpose."
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I'm not going to lecture or threaten anybody. We're all adults here; if you weren't, and I found out you'd violated somebody's trust, I'd just be forced to assume you were a very tall, very unaware child.
My brain keeps trying to insist that it can understand this (which it can't of course, except for the loan words like "heavy metal concert"). Also, I adore that the closest related video YouTube could come up with was for "Bad Romance".
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.
I don't think anyone can find anything political in that picture, at all.
- Go to Random Article on Wikipedia. This will be the name of your band.
- Go to Random Quotations. The last three or four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your album.
- Click random article 10-15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.
- Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days." Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
- Use Photoshop or whatever to mix it all up.
Güines, not necessarily science
"Avant-garde metal with Celtic nationalist/anarchist themes."
Your Score: The Frog
You scored 39% domestic, 39% gregarious, 35% trickster, and 44% intellect!
Wild, Solitary, Serious and Emotional: you are the Frog!
Sensitivity, regeneration, renewal. In many cultures, frogs are a strong symbol of luck and wealth. Frog medicine teaches the power of transforming oneself, a natural path of change that occurs over a lifetime. Frog is also a symbol of femininity and fertility, and natural healing. Frog people tend to be pleasant, positive, and well in-tune with the energies around them.
This test categorized you based on four different axes of personality, which were then associated with a different animal. The four axes, as well as all possible results are explained below.
( Read more... )
http://unemployed.myminicity.com/ - Can you guess what country I'm in, before you click the link?
::edit:: I've got paved roads, and a two-story building!
We have established several sister-city relationships:
- Tilfaneg, in New South Wales, Australia;
- Druborogh, in the Marshall Islands;
- T'Gonia, in Argentina;
- GuanaBana, in Guam;
- Molygoria, in Russia;
- Newton's 1st, in Austria;
- Queequeg, in the United Kingdom;
- Bolvangar, in Russia;
- Lynnburg, in Ireland.
- Shaheraville, in northwestern Australia;
- Vulcanopolis, also in Greenland;
- BabaJaxville, in...France?
- Buddhasville, in Sri Lanka;
- Southofpoland, in Italy;
- Birdiopolis, in the United States of America.
::further edit:: An office building! Unemployment! I'm excited... are you excited?
::even more edits:: Roads! I need roads!
::triumphant edit:: Managed to break their server on 1/27/08... also, I now have corrupt cops and crime. Whee!
Incarnations so far: ocelot, domestic cat, lynx, ocelot, domestic cat, lynx, ocelot... I'm going in circles here, kids. Oops, just changed myself to an ermine by agreeing with almost everything. WTF? And now back back to ocelot, then domestic cat...heh. It's like a feline carousel.
P.S. In some ways, the website version is more interesting, because it tells you how many times you've changed.
I go on with my morning, and try setting up to find the local printers...can't find them, that's odd. Can't find the downtown server, in fact. ( Heyyyyy... )
From the site:
The Johari Window was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingram in the 1950s as a model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up.Input your views to my Johari window
Now do the same with the Nohari window, a variant that looks at the antonyms of the mostly-positive traits given in the first.
Should be interesting...by the by, I think I finally answered everyone who posted it last week, at least those I knew well enough to try.
Your personality type is RLOAI
|You are reserved, moderately moody, organized, accommodating, and intellectual, and may prefer a city which matches those traits. |
The largest representation of your personality type can be found in the these U.S. cities: Oklahoma City, Albuquerque/Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Reno, Greenville/Spartanburg, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago Area, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Louisville, Providence and these international countries/regions Czech Republic, Guam, Austria, Luxembourg, Philippines, Iceland, Indonesia, Portugal, Taiwan, Hungary, Israel, France, New Zealand, Slovenia, Canada
City Reviews at CityCulture.org
Neat little site; tells you what star is far enough away that the light you're seeing from it right now left when you were born. Snazzy trick.
Mine? γ (Gamma) Leporis , from the constellation Lepus (the Hare).
::edit:: Of course, it changes over time, so this post is next to useless, except maybe as a divination tool...