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Comment: Re:TSA Security Theater (Score 1) 609

by Abe Skray (#34330774) Attached to: TSA Saw My Junk, Missed Razor Blades, Says Adam Savage

I'm convinced that security takes a backseat to profit. Harsh, inconvenient, invasive, even ineffective security is perfectly acceptable, as long as it doesn't cut into the profits of commercial interests.

I agree! Profit at the expense of security is one thing, but how about profit in the guise of security? That seems to be the only reasonable explanation for the TSA's adoption of full body scanners. Do they make flying safer? No. Do they make it easier for TSA "officers" to do their jobs? Hell no. So who is benefiting from them? Full body scanner vendors and Michael Chertoff, that's who.

Comment: Malaysian vs. Malay (Score 1) 132

by Abe Skray (#34309504) Attached to: Malaysian Indicted After Hacking Federal Reserve
I agree with the parent, but I want to make an important distinction in terminology.

There is nothing in the article indicating the Malaysian race is somehow inferior, or evil, or that hackers of the Chinese/Russian race are superior, inferior, or more evil, ergo no racism.

"Malaysian" is a term used to describe a citizen of Malaysia, a nation comprised of people from different ethnic groups. "Malay" is an ethnic term that can describe people from one of those groups. The expression "Malaysian race" is as meaningless as "American race" or "Canadian race."

Comment: Re:Every country, and a lot of corps could do this (Score 1) 334

by Abe Skray (#34243146) Attached to: Stuxnet Was Designed To Subtly Interfere With Uranium Enrichment

Frankly, more people should sabotage countries like Iran, or all muslim countries in general, for the simple reason that their handling of minorities can only be described as "genocidal".

Malaysia is a Muslim country. The ethnic majority are Malay (50.4%). Chinese (23.7%) and Indians (7.1%) are minorities. Inter-relations between the three ethnic groups are not without conflict and racism, but I'd be shocked to hear anyone to describe Malaysia's policies as "genocidal." Are you advocating that Malaysia be sabotaged just as strongly as Iran?

Don't bite off more than you can chew. If you're going to justify sabotaging Iran, don't drag all "muslim countries in general" into it.

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