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Comment: Re:If education could have worked ... (Score 2) 61

I do federal government InfoSec. When there is a conflict between the mission and security the manager will overrule the system administrator every time. Even in the military where lives are potentially at risk.

Sure, there is a lot of less-than-competent admins out there, but a lot more of the problem is political rather than technical than most people realize.

Comment: Re:Vote by mail. (Score 1) 388

by Reason58 (#48321471) Attached to: Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

We are both in agreement that the formula is simple: if a measure stops more fraud than legitimate votes it is good.

The concept I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around is that you apparently genuinely believe that removing mail-in ballots would stop more fraudulent than real voters. The number of fraud cases is likely extremely low, to the point of being a statistical anomaly. Why make it harder to vote for people who have to work, single parents, the elderly, those without transportation, etc?

Comment: Re:Vote by mail. (Score 1) 388

by Reason58 (#48320113) Attached to: Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches
I disagree that it is "beside the point." If you prevent 1,000 cases of fraud by stopping 10,000 legitimate voters then would you really say that is a solution? For many people the mail in ballot is how they vote. It is disenfranchisement for the sake of exclusion, not actually making the system better.

Comment: Re:FUD Dectected (Score 1) 126

by Reason58 (#48310875) Attached to: Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card
As someone who has personally dealt with this issue, let me provide some insight. Every time you say "this isn't me!" they will cancel your card and issue you a new one. Now you have to wait a week or so for your new card, update every place where you use that number, hope they don't charge during that time, activate the new card, etc. It's a hassle. Now imagine a future where these scammers are all over the place.

Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.

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