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Comment CapitalOne Website Instructions (Score 2) 345

1. Sign in to
2. Click on the 'My Accounts' tab.
3. Click '360 Checking' under the "Checking and Savings" section.
4. Go to the 'Debit Card' tab.
5. Click 'let us know' under the "Travel Plans" section.
6. Enter your Departing Date, Returning Date and locations for international travel.
7. Click 'Submit.'

Comment Co-opting Environmentalism (Score 0) 268

The old-timey religions with their outdated dogma, fearful worship of imaginary beings and inability to grapple with reason and freedom, have become irrelevant to modern society.

In a last-gasp attempt to stay relevant, they are now co-opting the newest religion, that of eco-nuttism. This is not the kind of environmental study based on science and economics, it is the kind of green worship that is unhinged from reality, with a veneer of respectabilty. The function of Brother Guy is to provide that veneer to prevent a complete return to paganism.

Submission + - Raytheon Wins U.S. Civilian Cyber Contract Worth $1 billion (

Tokolosh writes: Raytheon is a company well-known in military-industrial and political circles, but not so much for software, networking and cybersecurity.

That has not stopped the DHS awarding it a $1 billion, five year contract to help more than 100 civilian agencies manage their computer security.

Raytheon said DHS selected it to be the prime contractor and systems integrator for the agency's Network Security Deployment (NSD) division, and its National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). The contract runs for five years, but some orders could be extended for up to an additional 24 months, it said.

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, said the company had invested over $3.5 billion in recent years to expand its cybersecurity capabilities. He said cybersecurity incidents had increased an average of 66 percent a year worldwide between 2009 and 2014.

As you might expect, Raytheon spends heavily on political contributions and lobbying. (

$3.5 billion investment for a $1 billion contract?

Comment Always a warning (Score 3, Interesting) 161

Whenever something bad happens - 9/11, Challenger, Katrina, Bill Crosby, SUV rollovers, every president, Deepwater Horizon - someone will selflessly step forward and say "I knew it was going to happen, I warned you, but nobody would listen!"

Next time a screw-up is in the news, pay attention and wait for the inevitable soothsayer.

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