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Comment these guys are so amazing: (Score 2) 91

resistant to heat, cold, vacuum, desiccation, radiation, pressure, toxins, etc.

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

you realize they could leave earth (ejecta from a sever impact) and colonize other planets

then you think... wait a second, maybe we're here because these guys colonized earth

Comment Re:In other words. (Score 0) 257

The letter of the law and the spirit of the law are separate concepts.

The laws are often written where vague terminology, grey areas, and wiggle room can be extended or limited according to whim.

I do hope she gets the records another way, that satisfies all of the legal snags, real and ridiculously interpreted.

Even better if the Secretary helps Beth do that. Right?

But if another attempt results in another overly aggressive block, maybe you should stop defending the corrupt and believing their lies.

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 1) 705

when you control the delicate personal details of millions of people, you are held to a standard far and above that of a corner deli manager managing shoplifting

the owners are not going to get 0% blame, ever. you provide top notch security. or heads roll, period. it's not as deadly as a nuclear power plant, but that's more the direction you should be thinking in terms of security, way way above and beyond this "bad guys do bad things, oh well (shrug)" bullshit lack of proper accountability you are trying to push here for some retarded reason

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 1) 705

you refer to hypothetical situations, yet you are willing to give the hackers 100% of the blame already

why are you so quick to rush to relieve the owners of any blame? you have an agenda and a prejudice. you have recused yourself, you have lost all credibility to properly allot blame

and if you say i am the same, i was the one saying the hackers are not innocent, before you jumped in with your prejudice and curious desire to deflect all blame from the owners

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 1) 705

i specifically said the hackers aren't innocent. do you see your prejudice at work in your statement when go from "deserve full" condemnation... because it "may have been" an inside job? your own words betray your uncertainty while you jump to full judgment

regardless, when you store the sensitive personal information of millions, you have assumed a heavy responsibility. including keeping close tabs on your employees. carefully vetting them, making sure they are happy, and quickly getting rid of them if indicate malice

the owners of this company cannot escape any culpability here, no matter what the final story

Comment Re:Not surprised at all (Score 1) 189

there are economics professors who can't balance their checkbook

there are classical musicians who don't know anything about pop music

there are constitutional lawyers who don't know anything about basic social decency and fairness

yes, on the topic of capitalism and markets you can a fucking retarded propagandized moron, while being a gifted lawyer, or programmer, or whatever

in fact, it's often the case that people with very high iqs in limited domains are fucking retards on social issues like politics and economics. because you can play 12 games of chess in your head or manipulate complex topological shapes or memorize a dictionary doesn't mean you know how to talk to a girl, have friends, or articulate a coherent economic or political philosophy

in fact, it's often the case that this limited aspergers/ autistic style intelligence in a small mathematical domain fills people, like yourself, with a false confidence about being intelligent in all domains. when in fact, on topics that require social intelligence, which they actually severely lack, they are fucking laughable idiots

a guy on the street, who deals drugs, and never passed the fifth grade, can have a hell of a lot more social intelligence, and understand these issues better, than some cloistered, sheltered asperger's fuck who thinks he's so fucking smart, when he only has a bright flashlight beam in a dark room: only one small corner is bright

the rest of us have turned the switch on in the mental room and are firing on all cylinders, and are actually intelligent on these topics, you autistic social retard

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