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Comment: Re:Proof (Score 1) 111

So there is some circumstantial evidence and the conclusion that because the hack was executed at a high level, it must be the government. And then the accusation that China is motivated to take down Github, even though that is clearly a futile goal that never had any serious chance of working. Maybe for a few hours, but it's not like Github would just give up and close, and the projects it hosts would call it quits too. So it is so highly skilled that only a government could do it, but also incredibly naive and doomed to failure.

Comment: Re:WWJD? (Score 1) 831

Yep, especially since he was probably bisexual or just gay. The bible even says so, describing how he hung out with naked young men and lived with his BF for a while. I wish someone could invent a time machine just so we could get pictures of Jesus kissing another guy and force all the extremists to confront it.

Comment: Re:He's just trolling (Score 1) 187

by AmiMoJo (#49371771) Attached to: Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash

Microsoft is different because end users find the bugs and suffer the consequences of them. Failure to fix problems looks bad. On the other hand the NRC has every reason to keep issues quiet or ignore them if they are not public knowledge, and certainly little reason to go looking for them. As long as nothing really bad happens they will keep getting paid by the industry.

Comment: Re:E, The most boring racing (Score 1) 158

by AmiMoJo (#49369723) Attached to: At the Track With Formula E, the First e-Racing Series

F1 is incredibly expensive so they have to make the cars incorporate technology that will eventually filter down into production road cars, making it possible to view the sport as R&D. That's what drives most of the changes these days, a desire to test things like hybrid performance engines and new tyre technology. For example quite a few cars incorporate a version of the KERS system now.

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 1) 436

by AmiMoJo (#49369659) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

In Europe workers do have a certain expectation of privacy at work. For example, your employer can't read your private emails even if you use a company computer to access them at lunch time.

Exactly where you draw the line isn't entirely clear. I'd have thought that an aircraft's cockpit would be a reasonable place to put a camera. I imagine the main objection from the union is that the airline will be looking over their shoulders the whole time, which could be dealt with by making it a rule that the recording only be in the black box and only accessible in case of an accident.

Comment: Re:Maybe this is just my perspective as an outside (Score 1) 120

by AmiMoJo (#49369529) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

The one reason I ever bother using Twitter is to communicate with companies with whom I have a problem. If I get bad service I write about it on Twitter. Having to do customer support in public usually encourages a faster, better response in my experience.

So far British Airways is the only one that has not responded well to tweets, although they did at least respond.

Comment: Re:Maybe this is just my perspective as an outside (Score 1) 120

by AmiMoJo (#49369517) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

Actually GamerGate is a perfect example of what the GP is talking about. Aside from the people who committed actual crimes in support of GG, some number of people got sucked in to the rubbish about ethics in journalism and #NotYourSheild. If they tied their accounts to their real identities somehow when people google them they are going to see that they fell for that scam or worse actually condoned what was happening with full knowledge.

Comment: Re:Well, well, well, taking about safety... (Score 2) 187

by AmiMoJo (#49369391) Attached to: Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash

How many other industries have more than $12B in insurance before the government will step in?

I mean, there's no other industry that could cause that much damage in a single incident, is there?

You are just defeating your own argument there. Why should nuclear be so heavily subsidised and not be liable for the massive costs that oil is? If BP can be on the hook for $43bn why can't nuclear? It's because the maximum cost is actually an order of magnitude or two more than $43bn, and the government set the rate a long time ago and never changed it.

If all the subsidies were cut I'd be happy, because no-one would build any more nuclear plants anyway.

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money. -- B. Franklin