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The argument that the guy is a loser calls back to him being a college drop-out, which some people made some time ago. But then again so is Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

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Well, he did get his GED before he went to community college (where he never got a degree either). biggrin.gif
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In 1895, at the age of 16, Einstein sat the entrance examinations for the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zürich (later the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETH). He failed to reach the required standard in the general part of the examination,[20] but obtained exceptional grades in physics and mathematics.[21]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein


You may be good at some things and not at others. Nothing unusual.
 
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While education has its uses, actual intelligence, common sense, and practical experience are far more valuable in the long shot. Education at its base is simply recorded knowledge that someone deemed necessary for you to learn. Who does the educating is actually far more important. At the end of the day, knowledge is knowledge and believe it or not, you do NOT have to have a fancy diploma to gain knowledge.
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Snowden has absolutely no credibility for anything. I don't know why you people believe him so much, as if he's some kind of messiah. The guy is a complete loser and as previously stated, does nothing but release clickbait 'headlines' in order to garner attention. He desperately wants to remain relevant, but the truth is nobody cares about him. Folks need to stop sensationalizing this guy and just let him die alone and forgotten in some crappy hotel suite.

I'd say he has some credibility, having worked for the NSA and leaked one of the largest ever troves of classified material from them.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein


You may be good at some things and not at others. Nothing unusual.

While I understand where you're coming from, being from the community, he's not a pioneer, he would just be repeating what may have been taught to him. Anyways, lets get back to our tinfoil hat'd comments.
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I'd say he has some credibility, having worked for the NSA and leaked one of the largest ever troves of classified material from them.
Exactly, I don't understand why people hate this guy so much, if it wasn't for those leaks all we'd have are suspicions.
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I've known this for ages ...

It's inherent to the nature of digital signals and the fact that such are what controls smartphones.

To the skilled individual (or the well informed), calling another users phone with a command to make that phone "auto answer," while giving no visual indication to the owner of the remote phone, is a relatively simple thing.

It's been possible since phones went digital...

I don't sweat it as one, it's nearly impossible to avoid (short of removing your phone battery) ... and two, I could care less if folks listen to any of my daily activity.
    
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Exactly, I don't understand why people hate this guy so much, if it wasn't for those leaks all we'd have are suspicions.

Operational issues are the real problem here. A lot of people think 'oh boy the NSA must be out for me/us/it' but that would 'probably' be ill-advised, and small fish.
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Operational issues are the real problem here. A lot of people think 'oh boy the NSA must be out for me/us/it' but that would 'probably' be ill-advised, and small fish.

It is not so much concern for active spying on daily citizens, but the fact that there is a huge database illegally accumulating and recording details of your private life. I don't do anything illegal, but I certainly do not want it being monitored and recorded without my express permission.
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