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Comment: Re:Emma Watson is full of it (Score 1) 590

by FhnuZoag (#47992085) Attached to: Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

What about explanation 3: Recruitment processes are hugely inefficient at choosing the correct candidate based on the benefit they will bring to the company?

It is trivially easy for companies to be *both* greedy and incompetent, as recent incidents will again and again suggest.

Comment: Re:What are you afraid of? (Score 4, Insightful) 191

by FhnuZoag (#47992013) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure?

I think you are totally right here. The phrasing of this question as being about 'security' is actually totally off base. From the student's perspective, there is no advantage to security. Only the textbook publishers actually benefit from security - they don't want people who haven't paid for the textbooks to read them.

For the student, what he or she actually cares about is being able to easily access he or her school stuff. The worst case scenario is not someone stealing his or her password, it's not being able to recall his or her password and thus being unable to participate in class. Lastpass etc is overthinking it. Just set the password to something simple and easy to remember, and write it down just in case they forget.

Comment: A cautionary tale? (Score 5, Insightful) 189

by FhnuZoag (#47565929) Attached to: An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

This is not a cautionary tale about the fundamental unreliability of wikipedia. This is a cautionary tale about the fundamental unreliability of human knowledge. That Taiwanese English professor, those "innumerable blog posts and book reports", that book on Jews and Jesus - all of them accepted the account as given. That makes them *also* unreliable, together with the plethora of tertiary sources that might cite them. The fact that the untruth was initially added to wikipedia and not some other location is irrelevant. The real problem is the tendency of mankind to accept things as given without checking up on it.

Comment: Re:Protip: (Score 1) 667

by FhnuZoag (#47499773) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

What does the US and England have to do with anything?

It's the Netherlands and Malaysia that are most directly harmed, and the US is merely voicing opinions on the matter. It's people from the Netherlands who are being kept from the bodies of their relatives. I don't recall the dutch shooting down any airliners.

All this focus on Iran Air is just blatant deflection.

Comment: Re:Gots to find more ways to avoid taxes (Score 2) 533

by FhnuZoag (#47465903) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

You can vote for a different government. The fact that people aren't coming to bulldoze your house right now, is because people have voted for a government that does not allow it. It's not because of your personal fighting prowess.

Power is always gonna exist. All you are actually asking for is a change from one person, one vote, to one dollar, one vote.

Comment: Re:bullshit (Score 2) 533

by FhnuZoag (#47465849) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Locationally smaller government just hands an advantage to those who can manipulate geographic legal differences, ranging from rich people easily capable of moving themselves and their assets around, to companies that can exist whereever they want instantly and perhaps simultaneously.

In comparison, poor people and smaller businesses suffer because they are unable to physically move, and so there is no actual inter-state competition for legislation that affects them. Thus, a race to the bottom is created where policy shifts to be extremely favourable to mobile populations and corporate entities, and extremely unfavourable to ordinary people.

Comment: Re:bullshit (Score 1) 533

by FhnuZoag (#47465619) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Yeah, exactly. Ron Paul should answer this: why is it that those states that are fucking over Tesla also in general states run by the party he is a member of?

"Small government" is a slogan. Actual republican policy is to manipulate political power to favor their sponsors. Rand Paul is just a fig leaf for that.

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