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Comment Re:Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified in (Score 1) 434 434

Except that it's the INSPECTOR GENERAL for the US Department of State that we're talking about. Not some House Select Committee on Bashing The Opposition Party.

But that's ok - your use of the ever-so-witty term "rethuglikans" shows that objective thought and informed opinion are something you're not very familiar with.

Comment Re:Associate of Science in Networking... (Score 1) 173 173

I could see this being an Ask Slashdot 15 years ago when IPSec was a new idea, but c'mon - there are devices you can buy for $100 that have a fucking web wizard to set up IPSec tunnels between them.

No amount of college coursework will fix someone being too lazy to use Google. Or Amazon.

Comment Re:The thermonuclear bomb fuel doesn't scare you? (Score 1) 184 184

You know that Lithium-6 (the stuff used in bombs) is only 7.5% of natural Lithium, right?

I'm pretty sure that any government looking to create Lithium-6 Deuteride isn't going to source the Lithium from cell phone batteries. And besides, without the fission bomb going off right next to it in order to heat and compress it, your Lithium-6 is just a lump of silvery-white metal.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 283 283

Ahh so we should live with this blight on computing forever because it was successful in a time where there weren't any alternatives for doing what it does?

There are alternatives now. Much better, much more efficient, standardized alternatives that aren't owned by a single [abusive] company. The time of Flash is over - adapt or die.

Comment Re:Very similar strategy to Cisco (Score 1) 161 161

Ahh, so the already cash-strapped schools that can't afford to pay teachers and buy textbooks should go without modern equipment and have students learning token ring and arcnet passive hubs, because some "evil corporations" might actually be taking a gander past the latest quarterly filing and are looking to get some value out of discounting their products and services in an effort to help out a failing education system.

Besides, if the student is any good at doing this stuff, they'll learn the concepts and not just the syntax. Routers, switches, and VPN concentrators are all based on standards - they all do the same things. If they find themselves working with HP / Juniper / etc. after learning on Cisco, they can Google the syntax if they know what they are trying to set up. You know, kind of like if you learn to program in one language, and then find yourself needing to use another. Because nobody has ever switched from C to Java to Python.

And it's not like Cisco IOS holds your hand through setup like some other products do, where you really would be screwed if you started on them and didn't learn how the system works underneath.

Comment Re:Very similar strategy to Cisco (Score 2) 161 161

So it's cheating for schools to get the equipment that they need in order to teach technology, and the businesses to get something for the steep discounts they are offering the equipment at?

Sounds like a win for all sides to me.

Comment Re:It's a strange thing (Score 1) 55 55

That logic might work with "But Moooommmm! Joey and Robbie are going to to the mall!"

Not so much with "Oh hey, these guys are out to take what we spent hundreds of millions developing and sell it to our potential customers. Oh well, turn the other cheek, right boys?"

You're delusional if you think that any company on the planet, regardless of who you like or dislike, isn't going to fight with every weapon in the bunker if they need to.

Comment Re:Resignation? (Score 1) 452 452

Yeah, I was a beta tester for that thing back in the day. There were some very awesome things that they had the potential to do with that game, but just flat out refused to do at the mere suggestion. Basically every beta tester begged them not to launch when they did, and it turned into a whopping disaster because they refused to listen.

I didn't even buy the final game because I already knew it was buggy garbage that had many serious flaws of design, and I recommended my friends to take a pass because it was a vast waste of money.

There are running jobs. Why don't you go chase them?