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Comment: Re:More like to his own parents (Score 3, Interesting) 140

Without skullduggery, we would know Bill Gates as "that embedded BASIC guy". And there would be nothing wrong with that, either. It would certainly be better than "headed corporation convicted of deliberate anti-trust actions", although he certainly is spending a lot of money to Rockefeller his way into a cushier spot in the history books.

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 168

We can only go by reported vulnerabilities - we have no data for unreported vulnerabilities, and claiming that there are fewer unreported vulnerabilities in the linux and bsd kernels than in the windows kernel is totally unprovable - it's "magic thinking".

No, it's a proven fact. Now you don't even know what you wrote. Hilarious. You've got yourself all in a tizzy.

Comment: Re:Serves them right! (Score 2) 45

by drinkypoo (#49602659) Attached to: CareerBuilder Cyberattack Delivers Malware Straight To Employers

Both should be scanned by the job site. Neither is encrypted, and both are being re-served to clients, so a scan should have been done.

If they were half as smart as they think they are, they'd demand plain text. It doesn't hide malware unless you save it to a file and double-click it. Who gives a shit about what font a resume is in? They can buy the layout.

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 168

Which I guess is why the Windows kernel is now more secure than either the Linux or BSD kernels. So, citation provided :-)

I've already debunked the citation of this report when other people who failed to understand it cited it. That is a report on reported vulnerabilities. It says so right at the top of the chart. Now, go back and re-read my prior comment to understand why that is useless, and why you have failed.

If you want me to debunk any other crappy citations for you, I can do that. But if it gets to be a habit, I'm going to bill you.

Comment: Re:the other side of this (Score 1) 225

One possible excuse is "I would, but I can't afford real estate in the service area of cable or fiber." How would you respond to that?

I'd tell them to look into the possibility of wireless internet in their area. It usually still sucks compared even to DSL, but it's orders of magnitude better than dial-up — measurably so.

Comment: Re:"long distance" (Score 1) 225

How can my cell phone have unlimited long distance (even when calling landline phones!) plus data plus texts for $40 and this poor SOB was getting drilled for $51 for inferior service?

We canned our AT&T line because it cost $51 without unlimited long distance, which would have been another ten bucks. Now we have VOIP for $8/mo plus a trivial amount per-minute.

A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain. -- Lazarus Long, "Time Enough For Love"