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Comment: Bullcrap, hombre! (Score 1) 479

by sgt_doom (#48941601) Attached to: The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know
First, you cited the Pew Research Center, which a few years back claimed that the majority of American media was "liberal" ---HUH?????

Next you said: The biggest gap between scientists and the public came on issues that may elicit fear: the safety of genetically modified (or GMO) foods (37 percent of the public said GMOs were safe, compared to 88 percent of scientists) and the use of pesticides in agriculture (28 percent of the public said foods grown with pesticides were safe to eat, versus 68 percent of scientists).

I don't give a rat's ass, and nor should anyone capable of thinking for themselves, what Neil Degrasse-Tyson, an astrophysicist, has to say about GMOs, or anyone else except for the fellow who originally created them at Monsanto, and turned into the first whistleblower on Monsanto's GMOs, and other top-level molecular biologists, etc.

Recommended reading: Open Secret by Erin Arvedlund (she's the financial reporter who wrote the first articles (back in 2001) and the number one book onr Bernie Madoff.

excellent interview here on her Bernie Madoff reporting:
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Journal: Question for any reading this 1

Journal by Marxist Hacker 42

My wife is looking for a Wifi network security camera for the daycare. Ideally, we want one that we can set up an account on a remote server with a username and password that we share with parents.

Anybody have any suggestions?

Comment: My experience is different. (Score 3, Insightful) 29

by khasim (#48927043) Attached to: Book Review: Designing and Building a Security Operations Center

The truth is that many firms simply don't have the staff and budget needed to support an internal SOC. They also don't have the budget for an MSSP. With that, Mike Rothman of Securosis noted that these firms are "trapped on the hamster wheel of pain, reacting without sufficient visibility, but without time to invest in gaining that much-needed visibility into threats without diving deep into raw log files".

In my experience it is not the budget but the politics.

Is your company's security worth the expense of an additional tech? Or are office politics the reason you cannot get an additional tech?

Does whomever is in charge of your technology have the authority to say "no" to requests from other departments? And the political capital to make it stick?

I've seen too many examples of companies "suffering" from the problems their own decisions/environment created.

Retrofitting security is not the answer.

Comment: Re:Escaping only helps you until a war. (Score 2) 339

by khasim (#48911881) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

The Army alone has about 500,000 soldiers. A lot of them are in support roles but a private military also needs support.

Where are the families of the people in the private military? Because if they have to go back to the USofA (the "enemy" in this scenario) to visit Mom and Dad then there's going to be a problem. So you'll need room on the uber rich estate for the families of your military. And your support personnel.

Which brings up the infrastructure to support those families. Schools, hospitals, etc. Which means more support personnel.

Which means more schools and hospitals, etc.

Of course you can skip that if you want to. But remember who has the guns.

Comment: Re: What did you expect? (Score 3, Insightful) 197

by grub (#48903763) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
PGP/GPG is much easier to use these days than it was in the 90's. Plugins exist for many mail clients that do the heavy lifting in the background.

Friends and family are surely tired of my tinfoil hat, they just do not seem to care about their privacy. Many say the "I have nothing to hide" line.

Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 5, Insightful) 408

by khasim (#48901777) Attached to: Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

I'm sure that they have the best of intentions. The problem is with the underlying assumption that there is some kind of conspiracy.

Once you accept that there is a conspiracy, there is no end to it.

If they were just interested in cataloguing the various cases then that could be done by scripts and Google news. If something is not getting media exposure then it is more likely to be because of lazy "journalists" than because someone is trying to bury the story.

Comment: Huh???? Chipping, anyone? (Score 1) 114

by sgt_doom (#48887009) Attached to: Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products
But what about all those semiconductor chips out of China, which are part of those American drones, which allow Iran to bring them down (when they are illegally overflying their airspace)?

The socialist response to Obama's SOTU:

And the Real Obama:

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing viability of FORTRAN. -- Alan Perlis