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Comment: Re:A few embedded strings and timestamps? (Score 2) 129

by JoeyRox (#49234175) Attached to: New Evidence Strengthens NSA Ties To Equation Group Malware
Seems to me that the odds a hacker group would intentionally embed a codeword attributed to another hacker organization to cover his tracks are higher than the odds that the NSA accidentally embedded the same strings in multiple exploits. That's on a relative odds basis. On an absolute basis the odds for either seem rather low and thus IMO the evidence in the article is still very weak.

Comment: Sometimes it takes embarrasement to effect change (Score 4, Interesting) 356

The rapist's comments in the documentary are pretty shocking - he blames the victim for the rape, for being out at 9PM rather than at home doing house chores. I suspect this perspective isn't unique to this one man and thus the government considers it an embarrassing reflection on the nation as a whole. Maybe that's a good thing.

Comment: Common misconception about class action suits (Score 5, Insightful) 114

by JoeyRox (#49114263) Attached to: Lenovo Hit With Lawsuit Over Superfish Adware
It's a common refrain to say that nobody benefits from class action suits except the lawyers. While that may be true for the class litigants themselves it is entirely untrue for the public at large. The purpose of large punitive rewards is to penalize corporate misbehavior and in turn incentivize good behavior. By that measure we all benefit from these suits.

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