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Comment Re:Lasers and aircraft... (Score 2) 120

I don't want to shoot down the drone. I want to shoot the person piloting the drone. Triangulate the signal controlling the drone to locate the pilot, and then shine your own laser at the pilot.

Wow! We don't have a nuclear arms escalation race anymore. But we have a drone arms escalation race. Armaments manufacturers will make a bundle on drone/anti-drone selling weapons.

Comment Re:"Less than Lethal"...How Reassuring (Score 1) 179

A laser mounted on a drone could blind you . . . permanently . . . but you would still be very much alive. That's definitely "Less than Lethal".

Such weapons are banned under the Geneva Conventions. But North Dakota can claim that they never signed it.

Paint the drone to look like shark for even more amusement.

Comment Re:Who would have thought there was more? (Score 1) 89

we can't trust our computers anymore

Our computers? Even though I "bought" my computer . . . I'm not sure that I actually "own" it. There is probably a legalese expression in the fine print pf the documentation somewhere, that the manufacturer has a right to install any sort of spyware that they want on "my" computer.

Comment Re: He's got company (Score 1, Interesting) 442

Trump would make a hilarious president

If Hillary gets elected, it will be business as usual in Washington. The Democrats give a little here, the Republicans there, and they come up with a comprise, that really doesn't satisfy anyone.

The Donald, is a guy like, you do as I say, or, You're fired!". If he gets elected, he will stick a weed up Washington's ass. It will be pandemonium . . . but maybe this chaos is exactly what the American political system needs. A good shake-up.

Submission + - Hillary Clinton dismisses e-mail controversy as 'partisan game' 1

PolygamousRanchKid writes: Sorry Hillary, but I am a techie, and I know what an insecure, unaudited e-mail server means.

"It’s not about Benghazi,” Clinton said. “And you know what, it’s not about e-mails or servers either. It’s about politics.”

It's about security policies. Most big companies have them. And if you violate them, you get fired. Or worse. A little system administrator in the State Department who used a private e-mail system to conduct official business would be hounded more than Snowden. Clinton vowed to fight back aggressively, saying, “I won’t get down in the mud with them. I won’t play politics with national security or dishonor the memory of those we lost. I won’t pretend this is anything other than what it is: the same old partisan games we’ve seen so many times before. I don’t care how many super PACs and Republicans pile on. I’ve been fighting for families and underdogs my entire life and I’m not going to stop now.”

“Now I know most of the attention these days is on a certain flamboyant front-runner,” Clinton said, referencing Trump. “But don’t let the circus distract you. If you look at their policies, most of the other candidates are just Trump without the pizzazz or the hair.”

As opposed to without the sleaze

Comment Re:Anonymity (Score 4, Funny) 373

I hope data is accumulated and presented summarised to the crew. Otherwise, some people may find it a privacy violation.

"Hello, this is your Captain speaking from the cockpit! As soon as we reach cruising altitude, we'll be serving drinks and dinner. Except for the passengers in rows 7, 16 and 25. You guys are a bunch of fat fucks, and will just get water!"

Submission + - Clinton Surrendering Email Server/Data To Feds After Top Secret/SCI Mail Found->

An anonymous reader writes: Hillary Clinton's lawyer has surrendered three thumb drives with copies of emails from her server to the Justice Department, which is also where the controversial Clinton personal email server is destined as well. The FBI determined that Clinton's lawyer could no longer retain the thumb drives after two emails from a small sample were found to contain information classified as "Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information," which would also taint the server. There is no evidence that encryption was used to protect the emails. From the limited reviews to date Secretary Clinton and her aides exchanged emails containing classified information with at least six people with private email addresses. So far four of Clinton's top aides have turned over emails to the State Department, and there are demands that six more do so. The State Department's inspector general has stated that his office is reviewing "the use of personal communications hardware and software by five secretaries of state and their immediate staffs." Current US Secretary of State John Kerry has stated that, "it is very likely" that China and Russia are reading his emails.
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