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Comment Re:This pretty much sums up IoT ... (Score 1) 146

Indeed. And on top of that, it gives people who aren't professionals in the field the idea that "anyone" can develop for the IoT, which results in any combination of the following:

1. Increased sales of devices that are packaged with spiffy IoT labels for anyone willing to jump on board the trend
2. Non-professional evangelists of IoT devices billing themselves as "rock stars" because, hey, open source is the key to the future (yes, I've had a non-professional tell me this), and if you "know" IoT, you've got an enhanced quality that will qualify you as a hacker.
3. Increased Government nose-sticking-in-your-damn-business because if everyone is using it, and it plays into BYOD culture, it means more regulation, more "accreditation", more making sure that you can be kept track of with your shiny new toys.

Comment Re:Headline is Bad (Score 1) 1037

It's incredible how you've managed to take a mere handful of sentences and somehow STILL twist and dissemble to such a degree that you can continue doing the thing I explicitly called out.

The point of the Charge of Irascibility is that someone's legitimate arguments are responded to with "you're angry at women"

It's like some kind of kafkaesque performance art. The whole point is that claiming someone is angry at or bitter over women is in and of itself the fallacious attack. It's like the bastard child of straw man and ad hominem. You're avoiding dealing with someone's points by trying to turn public opinion against someone using people's natural prejudices towards women and against men... which ironically wouldn't work in the first place if society was actually as anti-woman as your ideology claims it to be.

How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem... don't worry about it."

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