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Comment: SCADA (Score 1) 234

by Hawat (#41684475) Attached to: Malware Is 'Rampant' On Medical Devices In Hospitals

Malware Is 'Rampant' On Medical Devices In Hospitals
http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/10/17/1741225/malware-is-rampant-on-medical-devices-in-hospitals

Kaspersky To Build Secure OS For SCADA Systems
http://slashdot.org/index2.pl?section=&color=green&index=1&view=stories&duration=-1&startdate=20121017&page=1

Similar problems, so the solution should work for both. Of course, it costs millions in regulatory costs to make such a change in the med device. I’d argue reducing the regs would be far less dangerous for patients than running 10 year old versions of WinCE.

Comment: Re:The Parent Isn't a Troll (Score 1) 1011

by Hawat (#30270354) Attached to: Where the Global Warming Data Is

"This "incident" involves four scientists. Just four. "

You really need to get out more. Here's a map of the participants based on the email addresses
http://computationallegalstudies.com/2009/11/27/visualizing-the-east-anglia-climate-research-unit-leaked-email-network/

Four?!? That's like output from the CRUd programs. "Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice."

Comment: Re:Money Grab (Score 1) 793

by Hawat (#27957503) Attached to: NY Bill Proposes Fat Tax On Games, DVDs, Junk Food

So, the principle seems to be that the government should use other people's money only when it enforces your preferences.

FWIW, I think that no bailout money should have been used for any corporation. That is, the government should have stayed out of it.

I also think the government should stay out of my kitchen and my bedroom.

Comment: Re:WRONG-O! (Score 1) 379

by Hawat (#27912951) Attached to: In France, Fired For Writing To MP Against 3 Strikes

You don't think there's any backlash? The backlash started with furious objections to the bailout while Bush was still in office. It has proceeded into the Tea Party movement.

Do you also believe the Chrysler bondholders decided to abandon their fiduciary responsibilities without intervention from the White House? Do a quick search on "Tom Lauria."

"I got everybody to pay up front...then I blew up their planet." "Now why didn't I think of that?" -- Post Bros. Comics

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