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Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 653

by Shoten (#49435079) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

Does this mean that President Fiorina will cut off ties to Saudi Arabia once elected? Didn't think so....

No, no, no...you see, she's not criticizing Tim or Hilary for their stances. She's criticizing them for doing business with people that don't share their stances.

Fiorina, on the other hand, hates both fags and women. Hence, she's not a hypocrite herself for being FROM Silicon Valley or having done just as much business with China. So it's all good!

Well, then she is a hypocrite for having done business with countries where gay people have rights.

Ah, hell...I hadn't thought of that. Well played, sir!

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 653

by Shoten (#49413745) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

Does this mean that President Fiorina will cut off ties to Saudi Arabia once elected? Didn't think so....

No, no, no...you see, she's not criticizing Tim or Hilary for their stances. She's criticizing them for doing business with people that don't share their stances.

Fiorina, on the other hand, hates both fags and women. Hence, she's not a hypocrite herself for being FROM Silicon Valley or having done just as much business with China. So it's all good!

Comment: Re:Cookie authenticated or open WiFi is insecure? (Score 5, Informative) 40

by Shoten (#49353537) Attached to: Big Vulnerability In Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests At Risk

Isn't it sort of obvious that hotel networks are a free-for-all security wise?

Use a VPN and SSL.

RTFA; that won't help.

The problem is that before you can connect out to use your VPN, you first have to get provisioned by the hotel's wifi. This involves at a minimum checking a box that says "I won't try to hack or do bad things," along with either authorizing a charge, giving the webpage your hotel frequent traveler info/name and room number, or authorizing a charge for the Internet access. Those pages are what put you at risk; the attacker hacks the router that serves up the page, adds a nice little bit of extra code to serve up malware (that he also uploads to the router itself, so no need for outside Internet to get it), and boom...everyone with a vulnerable system that connects in that hotel gets pwned.

And that's beyond the risk of the machine serving as a jump-point for deeper penetration into the hotel itself. How is your using a VPN going to protect the hotel's keycard system from being hacked? Or protect your private information that resides in the reservation system?

Comment: Re:Cooling (Score 1, Insightful) 148

by Shoten (#49339873) Attached to: First Nuclear Power Plant Planned In Jordan

Seems to me cooling might be an issue in an already water poor area of the world.

Jordan has access to enough water. Just because it's in the middle east doesn't mean it's a desert. Power plants go near population centers, and population centers exist near water. Even more importantly, there's a difference between "drinking water," with all of its sanitation, distribution, and monitoring needs, and just plain "water," which can be found in any lake. Heck, lots of power plants have man-made lakes to supply that water.

But you're missing the real point. Modern nuclear plants don't need that much water. The Fukushima reactor is the oldest design there is, and its dependency on water is one of the reasons it's no longer used. Passive cooling towers (the big bong-looking cement things that we associate with nuclear plants, but which can also be used on other non-nuclear plants) massively reduce the water requirements of a nuclear plant, and are almost certainly what would be used.

Comment: Re:Google wants a monopoly... (Score 2) 139

by Shoten (#49330915) Attached to: Chinese CA Issues Certificates To Impersonate Google

Nothing wrong in pointing out that an advertising company whose sole business is spying on their users would make sure that any competition is eliminated.

It is possible to dislike both. Please do try to use your brain.

There is when it's totally off-topic and entirely irrelevant. It doesn't matter that Google is involved; this is about China and spying on their own citizens. Google's business model has nothing to do with it. Disliking Google has even less to do with it...because Google is, to date, the only tech company that has ever stood up to China over things like this. In this situation Google is actually the good guys.

And, for the record, every company wants a monopoly. That's why monopolies were outlawed. I think it's you that should use your brain.

Comment: Re:Google wants a monopoly... (Score 5, Insightful) 139

by Shoten (#49329369) Attached to: Chinese CA Issues Certificates To Impersonate Google

...on processing of your private information. It is in its interests to make sure everything is secure until the moment it reaches their servers.

And if you live there, China wants a monopoly on knowing your private information...plus incarcerating you and even killing you to harvest your transplantable organs should it find that it doesn't like something it learns about you. Like that you think Tibet should be free. Or if you worship the wrong god.

Please do try to keep a sense of perspective?

Comment: Re:You don't say... (Score 1) 606

by Shoten (#49220335) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure

SigEps are racists. Wait, frats in general are racists. No shit, Sherlock. PKA on my campus was 100% Jewish. If you weren't Jewish, you weren't getting in. Some were all white. Some all black. The entirety of the greek system is racism and sexism in action. Give me a break with your feigned outrage.

Now, now, now. It's not actually true that all frats are racist. In fact, even the most racist of frats aren't even racist all the time.

When they're committing date rape, race is of no concern to them.

Comment: Re:1.2 what? (Score 4, Insightful) 199

1.2 pedobytes.

According to the article, they seized more than 4 times more child porn than the Library of Congress has.

But unlike past investigations into the distribution of child porn, which typically involve targeting suspects individually, police have instead seized over 1.2 petabytes of data—more than four times the amount of data in the US Library of Congress

I'm kind of surprised that all congress could only manage to accumulate 300TB of child porn.

Actually, they seized 1.2 petabytes of data, not child porn.

The situation is that this is a data center. So that means SANs and virtual hosts. SANs mean that you don't just have a 1-to-1 relationship between a hard drive (or even a hard drive array) and a computer. And virtual hosting means you don't have a 1-to-1 relationship between a server and a website. So I'd bet my paycheck that they went in with a broad net, grabbing every SAN that they thought contained child porn. In essence, they grabbed the whole data center so that they can figure out just how much of it...and which of it...is actual evidence.

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