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Comment: Re:MY data in AMAZON's cloud ?? (Score 1) 114

by AK Marc (#49354515) Attached to: Amazon Announces Unlimited Cloud Storage Plans
You are wrong. Amazon is a greater risk because there are more known unknowns and unknown unknowns. They can build a cloud. If I build my own, I can specify the MTBF myself. I can spec higher or lower equipment. Same reason why building my own PC is a lower risk. Rather than unknown components, I can specify specific components. This modifies risk.

Your stupid assertion is that risk is the same if you can't prove the risk is different. By that standard, parachuting without a chute is no more risky than snorkeling in a 5 ft pool. Neither are well defined risks, so we must accept them as equal.

No, I don't believe in that religion. I'll stick to more traditional risk management practices.

Or, to put it in the framework of your wrong religion, the risk is that the outsourcing company is lying to you. That is an additional risk that will always make outsourcing more risky than insourcing. It's the lazy and incompetent managers that mutter "core competency" while outsourcing the vital portions of the company. And the piles of consultants who make money writing rigged reports recommending outsourcing. Liars cheats and thieves.

And you there, leading the charge.

Comment: Re:How fucking tasteless (Score 1) 339

by AK Marc (#49352279) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb

If you look into this, you'll find the rumors regarding "talks of surrender" are greatly (and cleverly) exaggerated.

After Hiroshima, the Allies requested a surrender. Japan surrendered. The allies rejected the surrender (unacceptable terms). Nagasaki was nuked. Japan revised their terms of surrender. That one, still with terms, was accepted.

Which of those sentences are false? If none are false and they are in chronological order, the US committed mass murder to negotiate better terms of surrender.

Comment: Re:Risk (Score 1) 247

by AK Marc (#49351379) Attached to: Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess
For all those sites, I use 1234 or similar. Who cares if someone takes over my Slashdot account? It wouldn't help them do anything. So all my "post only" accounts (Medium and such) are easy. Forums get another. Anything with financial info (PayPal, Banks) has a unique password, and email is as secure as the banks.

Comment: Re:Prepare to restore from backup often (Score 3, Insightful) 247

by AK Marc (#49351057) Attached to: Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess
Yeah, the kids locked my wife out of her iPhone. She put on a password, not thinking it through. The kids kept trying to get in past all the warnings and such, and not reading anything they were doing. It was only after it stopped letting them try to log in that they gave up. I didn't put a password on my phone because the version of Android I'm using makes 911 a 1-click when you are on the login screen. After having to say "sorry misdial" a few times (can't just hang up when you realize what happened, or the police come looking for you), I removed the password, so that 911 isn't a single click away.

Comment: Re:How fucking tasteless (Score 1) 339

by AK Marc (#49351013) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb

However, if you study the military history, you'll find the reality is that Nagasaki was a major sea port and industrial center (including the Mitsubishi Steel and Arms Works), making it unquestionably a military target.

And it made the torpedoes used in Pearl Harbor. If it were hit in 1942, it would have undoubtedly been a military target. But hitting a civilian manufacturing town (even if the civilians were manufacturing implements of war) just days before a surrender, and after talks of surrender had started makes Nagasaki more a terrorist act than Dresden, which was thought quite poorly of at the time (by both enemies and allies).

Hiroshima nuking killed about 20,000 troops. Nagasaki nuking killed less than 200 troops. Two orders of magnitude. The Nagasaki bomb wasn't intended to weaken the military's ability to fight, but was intended to weaken the public's will to fight. One is a military goal, the other terrorism.

Comment: Re: Invisible hand (Score 1) 525

And due to REA and the USF, and the fact you didn't talk about not having electricity and phone, I will assume you have 3 of the 4 I mentioned, and are a lying little shit only talking about the one you don't have, and pretending that is somehow standard.

Yes, if you moved to Antarctica, you'd have few services. And yes, unincorporated Alaska has no services either. But middle-of-nowhere Alaska, if still an incorporated area, will likely have 4/4 for the services I mentioned. You'd have to deliberately avoid the services to end up somewhere they weren't.

Comment: Re: Invisible hand (Score 1) 525

He mentioned discrimination first. I just asked how far his discrimination went. Would you have preferred serving Atheists in the alley? A bill up for vote now in Indiana would allow exactly that (religious discrimination would be explicitly allowed by law).

And you seem to be assuming something about me. "you want to be treated special". Who us "you" and what special treatment did I ask for?

Comment: Re:homeowner fail (Score 2) 525

Comcast lied and caused a loss. That's fraud (in civil, but not criminal court). He should sue Comcast for the price of the house. Chances are, they'll build whatever they have to to make the lawsuit go away. If he gets the "recorded for quality purposes"recording, it should be a slam-dunk.

Comment: Re: Invisible hand (Score 2, Insightful) 525

So providers shouldn't provide services to black people, because they make poor customers when you make then eat in the alley?

Or phone and electric were built to serve all, even in a particular customer was served for a loss, so why do you think that Internet is less of a fundamental service than electricity or roads or water or phone?

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.