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Comment Re:A remarkable number of people are idiots (Score 1) 362

You should really read more carefully what I wrote. Communism is not the question here, period. The real issue here is the fact that even very intelligent people can make (really) stupid decisions by knowing only a distorted version of reality. I can make a IQ160 passionately support genocide if I control from a very young age everything he knows about genocide, think about that.

Volkswagen Boss Blames Software Engineers For Scandal ( 473

hattig writes: Today VW's Michael Horn is testifying to Congress and has blamed the recent scandal on engineers saying: "It's the decision of a couple of software engineers, not the board members." However, 530,000 cars in the U.S. will need to be recalled for significant engine modifications, not a software fix. Only 80,000 Passats are eligible for the software fix. There is no word on the effects these modifications will have on the cars' performance, fuel consumption, etc. The BBC reports: "The issue of defeat devices at VW has been a historic problem, points out a Congress panel member questioning VW US chief Michael Horn. In 1974, VW had a run-in with US authorities regarding the use of defeat devices in 1974, and in December 2014 it recalled cars to address nox emissions."

Comment Re:A remarkable number of people are idiots (Score 1) 362

"If they've realized communism is evil and the free market is good, that is adequate proof of intelligence for me. Let them vote! Let the fools who believe the reverse be banished from the polls."

Here, guys. We have a prime example of what I described earlier. A poor brain-washed guy programmed to scour the internet in search of divergent thinking of their masters to eliminate at any cost.

Comment Re:A remarkable number of people are idiots (Score 1, Interesting) 362

It does not help. Here in Brazil we have thousands of white people and from "good families" that would pass the test but still would be unable to make a good choice because they have been brainwashed since childhood (communists are the devil! Free market is the solution for all problems from the world! etc). And those who still have free will deliberately choose options that only favor them at the expense of all others, in a feudal model of society that has not changed since the Middle Ages (many here still act like if they are slave owners and others are obliged to obey them). Only a handful of people around here still have their own will and believes that its decisions should seek the good of everyone.

Comment Re:Is he saying keeping tracks of inventory (Score 2) 90

>but a stable legal market.

Like the stock market, stocks never change in price. Or gas prices at the pump, they stay stable for long periods of time, right?

You seem to be very confused how markets work. Some markets are real time priced markets and the price and inventory is expected to fluctuate moment to moment. Other markets are stabilized by huge amount of production and rarely fluctuate, such as the price of a candy bar at the local store. Weed is not a 'white' market, the feds still randomly bust suppliers, and at the federal level it is still illegal. Also customers have personal tastes, if everyone wants the strain *dank memes*, demand dictates that the price goes up, especially if supply is limited. Until you see a futures contracts for supply of marijuana there will be volatility in the market.

Comment Re:Government Goons (Score 1) 64

When I travel by air I always wear a latex catsuit, waist-cinching back-laced corset, and ballet boots. The security screeners look really uncomfortable. Finally found a way to turn the tables on those privacy invasion actors.

Curiously, this is exactly why Stephen Fry is no longer allowed to fly to many airports.


Danish Bank Leaves Server In Debug Mode, Exposes Sensitive Data In JS Comments 41

An anonymous reader writes: Dutch IT security expert Sijmen Ruwhof has found a pretty big blunder on the part of Danske Bank, Denmark's biggest bank, which exposed sensitive user session information in the form of an encoded data dump, in their banking portal's JavaScript files. The data contained client IP addresses, user agent strings, cookie information, details about the bank's internal IT network, and more. He contacted the bank, who fixed the issue, but later denied it ever happened.

Comment Re:Not Brazil (Score 1) 208

Depends. If you are importing in person, you have approximately 100% taxes and is likely to never receive because of theft at the post office or customs. But if you shop at a local store you still pay twice anyway because the trader takes advantage of the situation and charges the same price you would pay if you bought abroad with the 100% taxes (a very fat profit margin for the local trader).

Comment Re:Cheap you say? (Score 1) 208

My machine came with 16GB. A year ago one of the 4GB DIMMs died on me. I pulled it out and chucked it. I was planning on replacing it, but never got around to it.

I occasionally look at my memory usage. with 12GB ram and a 5GB swap, I almost never use more than 4GB of the ram and 3% of swap space.

tl;dr : Memory might be cheap, but we need less than we think we do.

Comment Re:We have to redefine "malicious" (Score 0) 90

"Claiming to âoeprotect your phone from malware and theftâ, this malicious app runs in the background of victimsâ(TM) devices once downloaded and collects their data and location."

If I was that crapware maker, I would feel quite comfortable marketing my app as a "Windows 10 security doubler". After all, if Windows 10 logs your data and sends it to a site on the internet, it must be doubly secure to send the data to a second site.

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