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Comment Seriously... (Score 5, Insightful) 245 245

How could no one have foreseen the potential abuse and pitfalls of a system like this? Without even reading any further than "Giving Doctors Grades..." I immediately conjured images of a bunch of doctors huddled around each other saying, "I don't want that one." "Well I don't want that one either. My feedback is back at 85% and I can't risk another death screwing me over."

Comment I smell tomfoolery (Score 1) 80 80

The underlying cause of the incident was a hard-to-detect timing flaw in the spacecraft command sequence that occurred during an operation.

I've been a sys admin for a very long time and this sounds very familiar to many mad-libs style answers I've provided to uninitiated management immediately following an irreparable mistake.

Comment Re:Twitch is so heavily used...good luck. (Score 1) 50 50

Yea, but I bet you'd still have (and rely) on Paypal. From a purchasing standpoint you need the stores and sites to add support for the new payment service. And from the sellers side you have to rely on customers to create accounts and provide financial information to the new payment system, so you can bet you'd be throwing away business if you removed Paypal.

Comment Why make a law you can't enforce? (Score 2) 126 126

You can find any piece of software you want online with almost no effort, and the folks who want this kind of software are going to be better at finding it than me. So why create restrictions to block something that is so ridiculously easy to obtain already?

Comment Short-term solution that won't work. (Score 1) 74 74

This will only really work for the accounts that have no activity other than liking one thing (or one person's set of things). As soon as the fake accounts are managed to like a bunch of other random things in addition to the page in question Facebook will be right back where it started.

Comment Re:Doesn't work (Score 1) 167 167

I get that you saw an article about adjusting an asteroid's path and you're excited to share that, but you need to consider a few things:

1) That method requires a wealth of energy/time and makes very miniscule adjustments that are applicable to asteroids because their orbit is so huge that small changes a long ways out can make a significant difference. This debris is literally right next to our planet.
2) For the amount of time, energy, and (most of all) money you'd spend doing this you could send both Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in a Kerbal-inspired space ship zipping around LEO picking up all this debris and still have money left over.

Comment So what is the answer? (Score 3, Insightful) 106 106

Ban non-business VPN services? Block traffic from these services to residential users? Or better yet, allow VPN traffic to be inspected? There's no way around this problem that will satisfy the media conglomerates that isn't a complete violation of everyone's hind quarters.

Hey big media! Not everyone is downloading your stupid TV content illegally.

Comment Re:Not in the fire (Score 1) 446 446

This is far and away the most safe, secure, and cost-effective option, especailly when you consider how many people already own safety deposity boxes. All your out at this point is the cost of two external drives to alternate (if you don't already have them) and the time it takes stop by the bank at a frequency your comfortable with.

Like punning, programming is a play on words.

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