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Comment Re:Speed limit reality check (Score 1) 582

Yes it does. It impeeds people who have people to see, things to do and places to go. As I stated, this town has had the same population for nearly 50 years and the same speed limit. The one death I am aware of happened in a crosswalk at a major multi-road intersection. So to argue 'do it for the children' because they might dart out is to ignore all evidence, including the fact that few of them even play in streets or yards anymore. Those that do "play" do so at organized sporting type events on gated fields with parking lots.

Comment Fire Timothy (Score 1) 1834

Can you cut lose whomever Timothy is/are? And maybe hire somebody who will actually take the time from their very busy day to make sure posts are not duplicates, are not clickbait, are reasonably coherent submissions... basically all those things you expect a person with editorial responsibilities to do?

Comment Re:Premature Conclusions be Damned (Score 1) 572

She received material from SAPs which even if markings were removed (if they existed) she would know were highly classified from being briefed on the programs. She had an obligation to report those breaches and did not. The consequences for a DoD or IC community employee doing the same would have included termination and most likely prosecution. Transferring material from a secure system to an insecure one is the equivalent to making a copy and bringing it home. See forrmer CIA director Deutch for an example.

Comment Re:US Government Classifies Emails After Review (Score 1) 572

This. She had an obligation to report any mishandled classified information sent to her. In the case of the SAP material, she would have known that was only available from a private network. It is pretty clear that she (and many of her staff) just didn't give a fuck.

Comment Netcraft Confirms Slashdot Dead (Score 1) 1310

still some hanger on's though.

But seriously - when was the last time /. had any meaningful story before some other aggracator such as Hacker News? Rarely bother with the comments on something I've already read and seen comments elsewhere that for all intents will be similar to anything here.

It is kind of shocking that the new boss says they aren't going to make many changes (at least not soon!) Might really be dead by the time they try to fix it.

Comment Re:I've made my peace with systemd (Score 1) 242

I made my peace nearly 10 years ago when I bailed on Slakware (and I was one of its early adopters in the 90s). While I did like the underdog status of NetBSD, I settled on FreeBSD, have not looked back and use it on servers, desktops and even a laptop (gasp!). Perhaps I'm more easily satisfied because new shiny never was a big thing to me.

Comment Re:Homegrown? Come on (Score 4, Insightful) 676

Apparently nor do you as she was Pakistani.

It is domestic because it was not (from what has been leaked as "known" so far) directed from outside the US.

And as wtih Paris, the hyperventilating over the death of a small number is sickening (don't confuse that with a lack of sympathy for the dead/wounded). The number killed in terrorist attacks (even using the incredibly lose definitions of the government) is, well, not even microscopic. So yeah, lets just toss away more of our rights and liberties to let "daddy" protect us from something he can't stop and is very rare (see Paris - they knew most of the attackers) After all, those rights and liberties don't serve any real purpose so just give them back to the terrorists.

What I do want to hear from Obama before he creates a new Stasi is who from DHS will be fired for giving her a visa in the first place.

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