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Comment: Re:Hello microwave (Score 1) 181

" I also don't understand how a drive can be ruled as evidence if nothing is yet discovered on the hard drive. I don't understand how the prosecution can ask for a default judgement without solid compelling evidence of a crime. Without a discovery of the drives contents I'm assuming they had other evidence.

they DO
it is a IP address that anyone in the world could have spoofed
very very very week evidence

Comment: re (Score 1) 112

by JohnVanVliet (#48701363) Attached to: Over 78% of All PHP Installs Are Insecure

not surprising at all
over at LinuxQuestions we had a rash of

H E L P ! ! !
I just installed RHEL6.0 ( unlicensed !!!)
i just installed Fedora 12 ,or 13,or14 ( fedora 21 is current)

and !! NO KIDDING !!!
i just installed RH7.2 ( the rh7.2 from 1996 )
i just installed RH9 ( from 2001 )
and a few
"i just installed RHEL4.0 " ( RHEL 7.0 is current)

and this was only in the redhat family

+ - Adobe Flash Update Installs McAfee Security Scan Plus Crapware

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "If you get an update notification for Adobe Flash you will also be installing McAfee Security Scan Plus. This mornings update did open an Adobe webpage but did not give the option of unticking a box to prevent installation of McAfee crapware like previous updates have had. To uninstall — Start, McAfee Security Scan Plus, Uninstall, restart, cross your fingers nothing gets borked."

Comment: re (Score 1) 73

by JohnVanVliet (#48664037) Attached to: Docker Image Insecurity

just another example of the "bleep'ed ed bleep" that passes for a good idea

it REALLY is time for a X30+ solar flare to kill the electricity for 10 years

then MAYBE we will have had time to well THINK FIRST!!!
and change the priories from
new and "Bleeped up"
to stable and SECURE

Comment: law zero (Score 0) 417

by JohnVanVliet (#48566155) Attached to: AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

i do beg to differ
the forth law of robotics
-- LAW 0 ( zero ) !!!

the current human population is a UNSUSTAINABLE levels
for various reasons a world population of about 2.5 to 3.5 - 4.0 Billion is sustainable

law 0 would allow for the REMOVAL of 4 billion people from the planet
( something WE humans are unwilling to do at this time )

+ - "Calibration" error changes Illinois touchscreen votes-> 4

Submitted by BobandMax
BobandMax (95054) writes "In a truly shocking occurrence, a Cook County, Illinois touchscreen voting device changed votes from Republican to Democrat. Voting officials removed the machine and determined that a calibration error was at fault. The voter who brought the problem to their attention, Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan, was later "allowed" to vote for Republicans. Some things never change, regardless technology."
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+ - NASA awards "space taxi" contracts to both Boeing and SpaceX->

Submitted by ugen
ugen (93902) writes "Contrary to the rumor posted on Slashdot earlier today, "NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday... Boeing was awarded $4.2 billion to SpaceX's $2.6 billion. ""
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