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Comment Let's wait until al Quadia discovers it (Score 2, Insightful) 189

and thousands of people die the same moment because some terrorist pressed a button. Of course, well informed, as the big data terrorist is, they will find out whether you are a muslim and your wife wears a burqua with even their ankle being covered all day, they will spare your car if you are one.

We only see risks where we've seen the risk actually causing harm. This is also a reason why its so hard to find motivation to fight against climate change.

Comment Re:Good for experiments, not powerplant ready (Score 1) 337

There are a number of very safe and practical designs for nuclear power today, it's just impossible to get a permit to actually build one because the environmentalists won't let that happen..

The energy corporations don't want to builld new reactor plants, they want to keep old ones in useage, this costs less money. The environmentalists fear that new reactors will be built to insecure standards to spare money.

This problem is a political one. It hardly is a technical one.

Comment Mozilla corporation (Score 2) 359

We've read in the news about how prominently mozilla has integrated pocket into its web browser. This isn't the only change into the "closed service" direction they've made. On the other hand, they keep fighting at many fronts for the open web. What is your opinion on what mozilla stood for once, what it is today, and what it is becoming?

Comment Re:It's not even a fucking article (Score 1) 37

He has done this kind of "diashow" for some time now. The first time I saw it it was awesome, now I just ignore the whole story.
But very much enjoyed his post on the last "new planet discovered thats even more like earth" news wave:
https://medium.com/starts-with...

Comment Re:However the attitude above is broken (Score 1) 55

That former employee that knows the root password or has the keys can't get to it.

Make a good policy, no passwords, only keys, and every employee has one. Then you only have to delete the keys from all boxes, if an employee leaves, done. You will however have to use custom tools for logging, because ssh does only log the key if at VERBOSE loglevel, which you usually don't want.

The current employee that fat fingers a command to the wrong host can't do much damage.

That is, I agree, more likely possible. However if an employee has to do "sudo" all the time, they just start turning their brain off while doing it. Too much "are you sure" harms too.

That thief with a stolen laptop can't use a key to get full access remotely.

If you require your employees to encrypt their keys with a passphrase, which you should do, then this isn't an issue.

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