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+ - Millennials distrust the government so much, they don't want to run for office->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "According to the Washington Post, millennials are so disgruntled with the current state of politics, they are not running for office and would recall all members of congress if given the option. Perception of politics grows more negative among young people who are appalled of fundraising and corruption and deterred by the lack of privacy in public service. Millennials who want to make a difference would rather do it outside of political office."
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Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 1) 588

by RavenLrD20k (#49146227) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

Some States have decided as a matter of public policy not to engage in public solid waste collection but rather to rely on the private sector for such services. Can Uncle Sam override such decisions?

Objection: Straw Man Argument!

There is nothing that has to cross state lines when it comes to solid waste collection, so the Government would be hard pressed to prove that interstate commerce is affected by the state deciding a private company can manage their trash. With the Internet, however, you cannot set up a municipal network and not immediately be connected to infrastructure that links that community with the rest of the world, let alone every other state in the nation. This alone give the Federal Government the ability to regulate and override state laws regarding the creation of such networks.

If on the other hand a municipality was creating a network just for its own borders and does not have the potential to be able to communicate over the Internet, then this the state could regulate without having to worry about the Feds coming down on them (in theory anyway; Feds would probably still try and then it would be decided in the courts, which have a tendency to side with the Feds using Article 1 Section 8 clause 3 of the Constitution.

By the way... For all these people saying that the FCC is overstepping its bounds with this decision and that Congress will overturn this ruling: The only way Congress can do that at this point is by dissolving the FCC because this is exactly the sort of thing that Congress created the FCC to regulate in the first place... and by its creation, Congress gave the FCC its current authority to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. And do you seriously think that Congress will vote to abolish a government revenue stream such as the FCC?

Comment: Re:1973... (Score 1) 72

by RavenLrD20k (#49136327) Attached to: Star Wars-Style "Bionic Hand' Fitted To First Patients
Actually, the light from the events in question reached us and were recorded on film to be released to the public with added dramatization scenes for a better narrative in 1977, 1980, and 1983. Unfortunately, the initial events that alerted our scientists to these epic space battles could only be documented and not captured on film due to limitations of technology at the time. This led to the events being reproduced roughly 20 years later instead of being a live broadcast, leading to a degradation in the narrative... Kinda like Rescue 911.

+ - Study: Peanut Consumption in Infancy Helps Prevent Allergies->

Submitted by Mr D from 63
Mr D from 63 (3395377) writes "From the article; For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

Its interesting how this peanut allergy fear is a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy. I believe its driven by a complete mus-perception of risk by many parents, and it doesn't stop at peanuts. What do you think, is there a bigger underlying problem here?"

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+ - Adware Privdog worse than Superfish

Submitted by Presto Vivace
Presto Vivace (882157) writes "Comodo ships Adware Privdog worse than Superfish

tl;dr There is an adware called Privdog that gets shipped with software from Comodo. It totally breaks HTTPS security.

From Naked Capitalism's summary:

So here we have the CEO of a Certificate Authority (CA), Comodo, who is also the CEO of Privdog, whose product subverts the certificate authority system. Oh, and Comodo ships that very product with its software. These bottom feeders make Bill Gates look like St. Francis of Assisi. How deep does the rot in the software industry go, anyhow?

I am beginning to believe that Richard Stallman is right, living in freedom means using free and open software."

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 531

by RavenLrD20k (#49097069) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

I compete with myself, trying to be a better person today than yesterday. Does that mean I am aggressive with myself?


If you fail, do you just not even care? Or do you get a twinge of frustration with yourself and proclaim that you will do better tomorrow? If the former, then what even motivates you to get out of bed, let alone self improve? If it's the latter, that frustration...that anger... you feel is aggression. Without it, there is no improvement.

Comment: Re:Trust has been broken (Score 1) 266

by RavenLrD20k (#49095921) Attached to: Lenovo To Wipe Superfish Off PCs
I guess maintaining integrity from start to finish has become far too much for anyone to expect out of today's companies? I'm sorry, but whatever happened to "you only get one chance"? Much as the many facets of Sony have garnered the "this bridge must now burn" hatred from me due to actions from 10 years ago, so too has Lenovo now entered this hated realm. They will not have a single dollar from me, ever, and I pray they crash and burn.

Comment: Re:Choice is good. (Score 1) 754

by RavenLrD20k (#49069325) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System
More like "Oh, you've changed your fundamental structure. Screw you guys, I'm taking my yearly donation fund and going home!" I know the value of an operating system. I normally take half the price of what I would pay for a commercial server UNIX licenses and dump that into a donation fund that gets split among the OS projects I use. If a project uses systemd and doesn't offer an alternative, they don't get my money for further development, and I'll use legacy versions of their software until I can find something to replace it with. Simple.

Comment: Re:Choice is good. (Score 1) 754

by RavenLrD20k (#49069285) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System
So... Is there a yum or apt based distro available that hasn't drunk the systemd Kool-Aid yet and has no foreseeable plan to? I've been looking for a distro to sink my yearly OS donation fund into since the Debian dried up and CentOS looks like shakey ground. At least something to tide me over until Devuan actually puts out a stable OS so that I can see how it will work for my needs.

No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.