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Comment: Fire(wall) and forget (Score 4, Insightful) 348

It sounds a little like you're trying to just fling a firewall at the system and improve some sort of objective security metric.

What threats are you risks to mitigate with the firewall? What threats will it help guard against?

They don't come for free, and configuring them don't come for free.

Comment: Privacy (Score 1) 16

by RichardJenkins (#45742793) Attached to: Best arguments to defend privacy around the coffee table?

Do you close your curtains at night? Do you like to speak to your doctor alone? Do you lock the door to your bathroom when you take a piss? Do you do things out of work that you don't discuss with your coworkers? Have you done things in the past that you'd rather stayed there?

I do. I have plenty to hide and none of it's going to cause you any harm.

Maybe you do too.

Comment: Re:a rose by any other name (Score 1) 256

by RichardJenkins (#43620415) Attached to: Today Is International Day Against DRM

But without a big explanation, it doesn't look like you're attemping to point out that the actual name is a deceptive ploy to obfuscate what DRM does. It looks like you've made an embarrassing mistake.

People love writing off people who make silly mistakes as nuts.

Look at my post above - typed it on a phone, full of typos and grammar errors. If I was trying to argue something important there, anything that could be interpretted as error on my part invites ad hominem attacks which are always good for swaying the opinion of the masses.

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