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Comment: Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (Score 1) 36

Not as amazing as you ignorance about what happened with H1N1.
Hospitals around the country were filled to capacity, a lot of people died. It wold have been a lot worse without the H1N1 precautions that were taken.
8.4% of ALL deaths in 2009 were from H1N1. It was an epidemic.It's considered an epidemic if more then 7.3% of deaths are caused by a disease.
Bear in mnd that several state do not track death from influenza, so the number is actually higher.

No, no one is saying everything is ok. The two things transmit and spread differently.
Someone with H1N1 on the plane is contagious to everyone there.
Someone with Ebola not showing symptoms is a danger to no one.

Comment: Re:Oh noes .. Reality field collapses .. arrghh (Score 3, Informative) 51

by hairyfeet (#48045953) Attached to: New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet
So...they get infected just like Windows does? Because at the shop the vast majority I see are either "user installs pirated shit, gets bug" and "Hey u want to see teh hot lezbos for free? Install 'Iz_not_Viruz_is_Codec.exe" so u can watch teh hot womens 4 free!" which it wouldn't surprise me is also being used for this attack....except you know replace lezbos with "oiled up muscle men" ;-)

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 194

by hairyfeet (#48045193) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

That is why it is always better to use your own gear and while i don't know where you're at here you can get a wireless router for like $20, a wired only for around $10 so its not like its any great expense to do.

The nice thing about doing it through the router is you have better fine grained control, for example on his setup he can transfer pictures to the Win2K box for working on from any laptop or phone with WiFi but the access is strictly local, the Win2K unit has zero access to outside the LAN. You can also set it up so that ONLY a single port is allowed, or only traffic going a single direction, so if it were required he could set up a remote link to the Win2K box using a VPN and access it from the field without opening it up to the WWW.

Comment: Re:Update to Godwin's law? (Score 1) 503

by geekoid (#48042527) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

"-- pushed forward with NSA surveillance of all Americans;"
vastly stripped down surveillance. BTW, that's their job.

"-- seeks to make such surveillance inescapable;"
wanting to be ab; to execute legal warrants is no making surveillance inescapable.

"-- tripled the number of troops in Afghanistan over the previous "conservative" administration"
there wasn't enough troops to deal with the war. What would you have him do? All this shows ois the the previous administration underestimated needed capacity.

"-- redefined "collection" to mean "reading" in order to avoid following the 4th Amendment (would that work for filesharer's who didn't listen to downloaded music? Not a chance.)"
and?

"-- has killed thousands of innocent people with drone strikes in numerous countries."
which is far fewer if they used none drone weaponry. Civilian deaths is tragic, but historically it's a lot less now then any other war.

"-- destroyed the War Powers Act by engaging in war in Libya without Congressional Approval."
He has congressional approval. More specifically, the office of the presidency has authorization. YOU might want to ask yourself why the pubs scream about this, but don't actually talk about removing the power congress gave him?
too wit:
"That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons."

"-- let every single bankster off the hook."
fasle. several are in jail, and most DID NOT VIOLATE THE LAW. Why is that hard to understand?

"-- enacted Nixon's health care plan with the liberal parts stripped out."
So you don't remember what Obama originally wanted? What we have in a compromise. Do try to remember history.

"-- opposed an international treaty on banning cluster bombs."
Sigh. Did you just go to a web site and copy and paste? How about you find out why things are done, then be specific?

Comment: Re:Update to Godwin's law? (Score 1) 503

by geekoid (#48042389) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Wow, you use bold letter so everyone can really notices how wrong you are. HAve you heard of 'Encryption'?

The constitution says the government can search your think if they follow procedure.
Holder wanting to be able to execute lawful warrants is a reasonable thing for him to advocate for.

Obama hasn't violated any Constitution, regardless of how popular it is to claim he has. The office of the presidency was given permission to do everything he has done right after 9/11.

IF the pubs were serious, they would take a vote to remove it.

"That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons."

Angry? they write your congress person. Tell them you want that authorization removed. Let people know. Screaming on /. about something you don't understand does not help you.

Comment: Re:Update to Godwin's law? (Score 1) 503

by geekoid (#48042295) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Calm down Frances, you are mostly wrong.
The rest, well it's just inaccurate.

Do you think that the fact he was speaking to the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online might be why he brought up children?

If he was at the Global Alliance Against Terrorism Online, do you think he might have mention terrorism?

The government has a right to search you if it goes through the channels in the constitution. YOu do NOT have a right to hide info from the government if they go through the proper steps.

And you know what? that's reasonable.

"America is marching into becoming a facist state,"
Still? by golly we've been becoming a fascist state as long as I can remember. I"m sure we will get there any time now.
Nothing in the article at all is fascist.

Comment: Re:Update to Godwin's law? (Score 1) 503

by geekoid (#48042235) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

The only crazy thing is that you seem to thing a random post on /. is correct and don't bother to research even them most simplest detail's regarding something as important as this topic.

I'm being redundant because understand is important.
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/in...

Comment: Re:Update to Godwin's law? (Score 1) 503

by geekoid (#48042203) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Wrong. Also: Learn to research. HInt: it doesn't mean read 1 line that confirms a bias. No, base jumping does NOT constitute ANY form of terrorism in the US.

Definitions of Terrorism in the U.S. Code

18 U.S.C. 2331 defines "international terrorism" and "domestic terrorism" for purposes of Chapter 113B of the Code, entitled "Terrorism”:

"International terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

Involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
Appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
Occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.*

"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.
18 U.S.C. 2332b defines the term "federal crime of terrorism" as an offense that:

Is calculated to influence or affect the conduct of government by intimidation or coercion, or to retaliate against government conduct; and
Is a violation of one of several listed statutes, including 930(c) (relating to killing or attempted killing during an attack on a federal facility with a dangerous weapon); and 1114 (relating to killing or attempted killing of officers and employees of the U.S.).

Idiot.

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 194

by hairyfeet (#48042181) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks
Uhhh...nearly every router out there will let you set rules and set up devices which are not allowed to reach the outside, all you have to do is use 'em. For the record it was a $30 Trendnet so if I could set one up using that no name POS surely you can do so too?

And sorry if I didn't make it clear but that is the point of the VLAN, the 2K box can talk to the Win 7 box but CAN NOT reach the WWW, whereas the Win 7 box not only can reach the 2K but also the net.

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