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Comment: Re:Who will get (Score 3, Interesting) 359

by flyingsquid (#48655367) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down

and very effective at preventing them from engaging in further cyberattacks.

Probably not so much. It's long been suspected that much of North Korea's cyberwarfare activity is actually based out of China, which is why the U.S. asked China for help shutting them down. I'm going to guess that this is because it's hard to get sufficient bandwidth to operate a cyberwarfare division in North Korea, and because North Korea's limited connectivity makes it too easy to shut down and isolate a team based in North Korea in precisely the scenario we are seeing here.

And North Korea can't be doing this without China's cooperation. China has one of the world's most advanced cyberwarfare capabilities, up there with other cyber-superpowers like U.S., Russia, and Israel, and they closely monitor their internet. If North Korean agents are using China as a staging ground to attack South Korea and the United States, China knows about it and is turning a blind eye.

Comment: Re:Make it easier to hire people? (Score 1) 621

by Tablizer (#48644491) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

I'm not stopping anybody from re-examining the various acts.

And your statement of the reason behind the DB act is only an opinion. Further, even if an act was created with questionable intentions, it may sometimes be kept or used for other purposes beyond the original. Thus, original intent alone is not a reason to keep or discard an act.

Comment: Re:Make it easier to hire people? (Score 1) 621

by Tablizer (#48643807) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Robot treatment shouldn't be our baseline for human treatment. If it's pretty obvious that robots will get incrementally better, then it is as somebody else described it: competing directly with robots (and 3rd world labor) will become a "race to the bottom". That's competing with automation, not leveraging it to make our life better.

Comment: Re:I doubt it was North Korea (Score 2) 236

if North Korea was capable of this sort of hack they've got more tempting targets to use that capability on.

Such as? A commercial company is probably a far easier target than a military institution. And maybe some of the military breaches we've heard about were from them. Many breaches are not even made public.

Comment: Re:Make it easier to hire people? (Score 2) 621

by Tablizer (#48642843) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

When I ask conservatives what Federal laws to cut, most of them don't have a clue. The few that bother to research often recommend cutting rules that create health, safety, or pollution risk for workers or customers.

Becoming a 3rd world country to compete with the 3rd world doesn't sound like a good plan to me.

I'm giving you the opportunity to give substantive suggestions here again...

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