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Comment Re:Weighed Response (Score 1) 128

It is highly unlikely that the US would use a strategic nuclear weapon such as an ICMB or a SLBM to attack North Korea unless North Korea attacked the US first with nuclear weapons. The most likely weapon to use would be either a nuclear bomb or maybe a cruise missile. In either case the US would have to move the missile or bomb from its current location to attack North Korea.

And none of this changes the fact that the only nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula are North Korean. If North Korea wants the nuclear weapons of other nations to gather there it is taking the correct actions.

Comment Re:Hypocrisy much ? (Score 0) 128

Don't you approve of their technical progress in continuing to refine the objects of the articles? That's what you're all about, isn't it? Technical progress? That is the way that North Korea acts now. Don't you want regimes like that to expand in power, influence, and technical ability? Shouldn't the territory they govern continue to grow? Shouldn't they govern you?

You don't like America, I get it. But if you don't get the vicious mad dog quality of North Korea most people might consider you a fool.

Comment Re:Of course it is. (Score 0) 128

32 Saturn missions? Nope. Saturn was purpose built for heavy lift - moon missions and sky lab.

135+ Space Shuttle missions? Nope. Space shuttle was built for purpose.

29 and counting Falcon launches? Nope. Privately designed launch vehicle - See Elon Musk

120+ Scout launches, not really no. Some scout models reused existing components from other rockets when each stage might come from a different system, but was its own system, and it didn't serve as a missile. Various models sourced their components differently.

Some launch vehicles such as Titan and Atlas were derived from missiles from the 1950s and 1960s, but have only been used for space missions for decades. Neither belonged to the Army.

Comment Re:Hypocrisy much ? (Score 1) 128

When North America gets rid of its 5000 nuclear warheads it will have the moral right to squeal at North Korea. As it stands NK should be applauded for its technological advances. Same goes to Iran.

Well, as long as it is just about "technological advances" you may be interested is some other areas in which North Korea may in fact be a "word leader." You can read about that here and here.

I expect you will approve, but I am curious as to your evaluation. Wouldn't it be better for more of the earth to be controlled by governments like North Korea?

Comment Re: Windows 10 (Score 1) 227

Microsoft try very hard to retain backwards compatibility, and there are all kinds of nasty hacks for that purpose...
The problem is that many things in windows were just so poorly designed that improvements can't really be made without breaking compatibility, scroll up and look at the post about console windows for instance.

Comment Re:Pooh-Pooh all you want. This is great news! (Score 1) 227

Your losing a lot of the flexibility and security of SSH by doing it via RDP, eg if your using key based auth then your key must be stored on the rdp host, and you can't pipe stuff back and forth to your local machine..
Also, putty is pretty dated when it comes to encryption ciphers it supports, so you need to maintain a weak ssh configuration on your hosts.

Submission + - Snowden Leaks Cost Pulitzer Winning Journalist W.H. Security Clearance, Job (businessinsider.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ashkan Soltani was recently detailed to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from a position at the the Federal Trade Commission. Former Google executive and White House chief technology officer Megan Smith extended a warm welcome. His portfolio at the White House included privacy issues, data ethics, and outreach to the technical community, among others. His drug test was complete, and the FBI investigation for his clearance was under way, when the wheels came off. His clearance was denied. Ashkan's move to the White House surprised some when it was announced due to his history. Ashkan had worked at the Washington Post where he helped analyze and safeguard the Snowden NSA document dump. A technologist at the ACLU noted that Ashkan had published many stories that probably irritated US intelligence officials. Government organizations have previously warned government employees to not access classified information made available in the media. Nobody is directly stating this is the reason, but the subtexts seem clear enough. Ashkan intends to leave Washington and head back to the west coast.

Comment Re: Management structure and meritocracy (Score 2) 246

Being in an office is often not productive at all...
From my own experience of working remotely vs a city office, most of us get a LOT more done when we're at home for a variety of reasons.

The commute is unpleasant - the office is in a business district and none of us can afford to live nearby, we waste a couple of hours a day minimum travelling on crowded trains which is stressful, uncomfortable and tiring.
There's lots of distractions in the office, when someone comes up and starts talking it derails your chain of thought, and when other people are being noisy nearby it's the same. When you're remote people don't call on the phone unless its urgent, otherwise they send an email which you can read when you've time to do so.
The office environment is uncomfortable, obviously this is down to the individual company trying to be cheap and buying shitty desks/chairs and not fixing the climate control etc.

Not everyone works better at home, depending on the environment and presence of distractions there but a lot of people work much better from home. The more flexibility a company offers the better... There are many roles which simply don't need to be 9-5 in a fixed office.

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