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Comment: Re:Maybe because security people are dicks? (Score 1) 150

by c (#49734495) Attached to: Survey: 2/3 of Public Sector Workers Wouldn't Report a Security Breach

Security's motto: We break stuff, put ALL the burden on the users, walk away AND we get paid for it!

This is pretty much what happens when "Security" is a separate business group. Security-oriented admin groups can usually manage to balance security versus operational requirements, but if your only job is making things more secure and there's zero penalty for making things non-functional, well... honestly, I'd probably do the same thing.

Comment: Sounds great! (Score 1) 91

by c (#49734445) Attached to: Tweets To Appear In Google Search Results

At least, assuming these tweets are ranked appropriately.

Down near the bottom, with the ad spammers.

But really... what the fuck, Google? The most "useful" kinds of tweets are the ones who reference the authoritative material that you'd want to see instead of any tweet about it. As a means to add to the page rank of good (i.e. referenced) pages tweets might be valuable, but otherwise twitter activity is pretty much the definition of irrelevant.

Comment: Who uses putty that way? (Score 1) 215

by damn_registrars (#49726979) Attached to: Trojanized, Info-Stealing PuTTY Version Lurking Online
I use Putty plenty, but I haven't had a time yet where I have needed to use it on a new system and needed root access on the system I am logging in to. If I'm using it on a new box, I am logging in with my usual non-root account on my remote system. How exactly would they use that to gain root access?

Comment: Re:Another Assumption (Score 1) 598

by damn_registrars (#49726737) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties

Obama has signed into law - including during the time when Pelosi was leading the house - bills that Reagan and both Presidents Bush could have only dreamed of

I don't recall Pelosi or Obama advocating anything more than not raising taxes as much as some wanted. What laws are you referring to?

What they advocated for, and what they actually did, were two very different things. I'm talking about the budget proposals that they actually signed into law (in the case of Obama) or voted for (in the case of Pelosi). These were really not even close to reflections of what they said they were campaigning for. Even more so, they resulted in higher government handouts to wall street and the military-industrial complex than the GOP presidents had ever dared dream for, and larger tax cuts to the wealthy as well. The cherry on the sundae comes in the continued dismantling of workers' rights.

Another way to put it in perspective is to look for any bill that Obama signed that Reagan, Bush, or Bush Jr. would not have signed. I can't find a single one.

Comment: Re:Another Assumption (Score 5, Informative) 598

by damn_registrars (#49725631) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties

After the 2008 elections everyone realized the Democrats under Pelosi and Obama were too far left

Really? Obama has signed into law - including during the time when Pelosi was leading the house - bills that Reagan and both Presidents Bush could have only dreamed of. Under Obama - regardless of who controlled either chamber of congress - we saw huge tax cuts to the wealthy, and continued marginalization of the middle and lower classes.

Essentially, while the GOP was marching further to the right, the democrats decided it would be a good idea to follow.

Comment: You get old, you get scared... (Score 3, Insightful) 598

by damn_registrars (#49725563) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties
... you buy a gun, and you become a republican. That's been the cycle for a long time. Yeah, lots of republicans have croaked lately but they're being replaced by democrats shifting over.

Besides, as we've seen the last 6 years there isn't much difference between the two. One party is right-wing, and the other is 1 order of magnitude further to the right. Either way the republicans and their supporters win.

Comment: Re:How many hours? (Score 1) 12

by smitty_one_each (#49724473) Attached to: She's so false, even her ASCII 32 characters are lies
Ain't about the loot. Cthulhu has promised all his cockroaches that the conservatives get devoured first. I just like watching roach boy's legs scramble as he tries to run for some fresh rationalization to try and show that Her Majesty is not a thorough, complete, and consummate liar. Scant pleasure, as we slide into the settling pond, but don't deny me.

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