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Comment: Re:Self centered morons (Score 1) 267 267

Fail now, fail later. The hard-line Islamic movement was already well underway. The momentum for revolution was going to happen regardless. The only difference is that we, America, had our hand in it. Above and beyond that, Iran would have turned into a theocracy hell-bent opposing the idea of Israel's existence regardless.

So I ask you, what difference does it make? Islam will be Islam.

Comment: Re:Boo hoo... (Score 1) 815 815

You have to kill 6 million people in order to stick around apparently. But naw, get some wackjob to kill a few in church...ban the confederate flag and ostracize everything that defines the American South. Oh, and even Gone With the Wind will be pulled next.

The Courts

Supreme Court Upholds Key Obamacare Subsidies 591 591 writes: Retuers reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 6 — 3 in favor of the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president. It marked the second time in three years that the high court ruled against a major challenge to the law brought by conservatives seeking to gut it.

"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," wrote Chief Justice Roberts in the majority opinion (PDF). He added that nationwide availability of the credits is required to "avoid the type of calamitous result that Congress plainly meant to avoid." The ruling will come as a major relief to Obama as he seeks to ensure that his legacy legislative achievement is implemented effectively and survives political and legal attacks before he leaves office in early 2017. Justice Antonin Scalia took the relatively rare step of reading a summary of his dissenting opinion from the bench. "We really should start calling the law SCOTUScare," said Scalia referencing the court's earlier decision upholding the constitutionality of the law.

Comment: Re:disable flash! (Score 1) 71 71

Many financial sites require Java and Acrobat Reader. And then there's the Trusteer Rapport application which locks down your browser communication. I can't say it doesn't do the job at security, but it really fucks with accessing certain other websites and and features embedded.

These financial institutions should have two physical computers. One dedicated to accessing only certain sites with JRE, Acrobat, and Flash, and another for everyday other usage scenarios.

Comment: Relation to CryptoWall virus? (Score 1) 71 71

Any relation to the CrytoWall virus? So far three companies that I know of got hit hard by this SOB. I've blocked TOR and i2P traffic in attempt to break future contact between infected computers and it's bonet/C&C servers. CryptoWall is a nasty motherfucker!

Real computer scientists don't program in assembler. They don't write in anything less portable than a number two pencil.