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Comment: Re:So what was the result?? (Score 1) 496

by Kierthos (#48875021) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

Most Congressional districts are, thanks to gerrymandering and the advantage of incumbency, safe districts. It pretty much requires a Congresscritter being caught in a scandal, choosing to retire, dying in office, or really cheesing off your electorate for the position to change hands. (Yes, I'm simplifying it.)

Comment: Re:Not "like Slashdot" (Score 2) 224

by Kierthos (#48865565) Attached to: Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

As an atheist, I typically just ignore the religion posts on FB, unless they're by certain friends, who tend to post interesting stuff (i.e. not dogmatic "DIE UNBELIEVER") on the topic. I mean, just because I'm an atheist doesn't mean I don't occasionally want to read more on what, for example, the Pope is saying on a topic.

Comment: Re:good luck with that (Score 2) 125

by Kierthos (#48795575) Attached to: Obama Proposes 30-Day Deadline For Disclosing Security Breaches

Yeah, but the way the summary is worded, it makes sense.

IT guy discovers data breach affects customer 1-10,000.
Within 30 days they have to notify those customers of the data breach.
10 days into that notification process, IT guy discovers that, oh crap, customers 10,001 - 100,000 were affected.
The 30 day timer starts for THOSE customers now.

Comment: Re:Not a bad idea... (Score 5, Informative) 125

by Kierthos (#48795483) Attached to: Obama Proposes 30-Day Deadline For Disclosing Security Breaches

It's 30 days from when it's been discovered, not when the breach actually happens. That way, if it happened months ago, and the IT guy is only detecting it now, they're not in any extra trouble for not reporting it, UNLESS they wait more than 30 days from the point of discovery.

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