"Fallout 1 is so much better than TES 3" is like saying "Minecraft is so much better than Halo 2". They're completely different things. Ah well. Just goes to show you're a simpleton universally, not just in terms of what vidya you like. Idiot.
If the program was 100% as-stated and was only being used on suspected terrorists, they wouldn't need passwords. Hence everyone (well, everyone sensible) being angry about it. But, I'd bet my life that it isn't being used 100% as stated, or anywhere even close to that number. Look at it within the context of, say, the IRS scandal wherein the revenue service targeted Obama's political opponents. Or Operation Fast and Furious, where the government provided a Mexican drug cartel with weapons which were used to attack a border station. Unfortunately, it's not 1790 anymore.
Yeah I'm in full agreement with you, the prospect of this sort of thing being barely newsworthy is incredibly depressing. I don't understand how there's a debate going on in the other NSA thread, or how anyone could be for anything even remotely similar to this.
Guys, why does privacy matter on an individual level? You're so unimportant that there should be laws forcing construction companies to build residential areas solely out of glass. It would make sure police could see potential criminals and smash their way through the house towards them. That's a good thing, right?
I was working today and I got to be in an area that was basically Rynnas' POV if he was having a sweet coma dream. For example, google "Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA" and tell me that isn't quaint af.
I'm aware that that's what you said, but you were saying it response to my statement "moar local stuff ppl. . ." which wasn't me indicating that the pictures above were local stuff, but rather a call for the thread residents to post things from their areas. For instance, Fear could post a lawnmower or inst could post a field of wheat. Also, Ontario pictures in general: "Wow look a tree" "Hey man look it's another tree" "Why are all the pictures of Ontario trees?" "There's a stream too, guys"