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Comment: Re:Security through obscurity (Score 1) 104

by Manfred Maccx (#36184848) Attached to: Siemens SCADA Hacking Talk Pulled From TakeDownCon
This was perfectly viable 10-15 years ago. Nowaday, the requirement for data archiving, process data historian, plant floor management, etc... make it almost impossible to have a true, complete isolated process network. You always end up having a dual-homing computer or firewall somewhere on that network. Therefore, a potential hole.

Comment: Re:But what created the law of gravity? (Score 1) 1328

by Manfred Maccx (#33456648) Attached to: Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

If there indeed is no such thing as a soul, then science should be theoretically able to create life out of bunch of atoms through chemical reactions. If that happens, it would be a strong argument against God's existence. But so far, science couldn't create even an amoeba, simplest of all beings. I guess there's a component scientists are missing

Well, if the study described in that link is true and valid, your point is not true anymore and we could then have that strong argument as you said.

Comment: Re:But what created the law of gravity? (Score 3, Insightful) 1328

by Manfred Maccx (#33453342) Attached to: Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

Science still can't explain from where soul is coming from and what happens with it after death.

You are making a big assumption here. You are assuming that there is such a thing as a "soul" and you are assuming that science can't comprehend it. So far, even if there are still a lot of things to learn about the brain, science got a pretty good grasp on the electro-chemical processes happening in our brain and many other animals' brain too.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 1324

by Manfred Maccx (#30940390) Attached to: US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum
I read that one with a smile because where I live it would have read as follow: ...they might even have a guy in their class whose parents go to church or something like that. They learn that not everyone thinks like their parents do, there are alternatives Of course the point is moot as where I live there is no homeschooling...

Comment: Re:the school district model (Score 1) 620

by Manfred Maccx (#30659022) Attached to: IT Workers To Get Fewer Perks, No Free Coffee
You first said:

(Lesson kids: never *ever* burn bridges unless you have no choice. Swallowing some pride now can save your bacon big time later)

Then you go with:

and I offered to provide contract assistance at a nearly extortionist rate (easily 3x what they were paying me). It was pointed out to me that I was unlikely to get hired if asking that much money, to which I replied "who said I wanted to be hired?"

Me think that you still not have learned your lesson on burning bridges...

Administration: An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. -- Ambrose Bierce