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Submission + - Hillary's team copied intel off top-secret server to email ( 3

RoccamOccam writes: The FBI is investigating whether members of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle “cut and pasted” material from the government’s classified network so that it could be sent to her private e-mail address, former State Department security officials say.

Somehow, highly classified information from the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet), as well as even the super-secure the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), jumped from those closed systems to the Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) and turned up in at least 1,340 of Clinton’s home e-mails — including several the CIA earlier this month flagged as containing ultra-secret Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Programs.

Submission + - Clinton Defenders: Relax, 'Beyond Top Secret' Intel Was 'Innocuous' (

RoccamOccam writes: The classified material included in the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails flagged by an internal watchdog involved discussions of CIA drone strikes, which are among the worst kept secrets in Washington, senior U.S. officials briefed on the matter tell NBC News.

As pointed out here, Mrs. Clinton at first stated that no classified material of any sort passed through her server, then wrongly claimed that she's never personally sent or received such information, then falsely asserted that none of the material was classified at the time. Now that the Inspector General has determined that Clinton's vulnerable bootleg server also contained beyond top secret intelligence, some of her defenders appear to be shifting tactics. Rather than denying the classification level or the existence of the emails, they're stating that the subject matter of the SAP-level emails in question was "innocuous".

Comment Re:the smaller drones work well inside (Score 1) 102

I was recently at a game covered by ESPN where they used a drone. It was at a smaller university with a new stadium and it appeared that a normal overhead camera wasn't in place. So, when I saw the camera-equipped drone (with ESPN logo), I assumed they would be using it to replace the cable-mounted camera. However, I'm pretty sure that it was only used for crowd shots and that it was never allowed over the field of play - ESPN just flew it over the stadium crowd. I'm guessing that there was some restriction (like from the NCAA) that kept them from using the drone that way.

Submission + - Firefox will support -webkit CSS ( 1

RoccamOccam writes: Mozilla developers have discussed a plan to implement support for a subset of non-standard CSS prefixes used in WebKit.

Mozilla developer Daniel Holbert says:

"A good chunk of the web today (and particularly the mobile web) effectively relies on -webkit prefixed CSS properties & features. We wish we lived in a world where web content always included standards-based fallback (or at least multiple-vendor-prefixed fallback), but alas, we do not live in that world.

To be successful at rendering the web as it exists, we need to add support for a list of frequently-used -webkit prefixed CSS properties & features."

Comment Mode of list of numbers (Score 2) 208

The author used Python for his example and suggested using a Dict to solve the first problem, so presumably we have the Standard Python Library at our disposal:

from collections import Counter
def get_mode(nums): return Counter(nums).most_common(1)

This will give the mode and the count. I don't think the author's solution (14 lines) would get you the job!

Normally, I wouldn't make it one line, but the Slashdot Editor Window doesn't seem to support a proper code block and also doesn't support non-breakings spaces.

Comment Michael Medved (Score 1) 309

I bring this up occasionally -- get on the Michael Medved Radio Show. Medved is a nationally-syndicated, conservative, radio talk show host who invites debate and frequently has guests with opposing viewpoints. He is very polite to his guests and callers, so Lessig would definitely be allowed to make his points. This is an area of frequent discussion on the Medved show, so I'm sure that he'd be interested in having Lessig as a guest.

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