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Comment: No it depend on the NETWORK (Score 1) 81

If wheeler was not using his network or had a poor network, then the revolving door argument is thin or non existant. But on the other hand with highly networked guy ? Sure. That is a concern. People going from private to government is not a problem, heck in a way one of my sister did it. No, the problem is : do you have a big network and does this network influence your job.

Comment: Counter example (Score 2) 301

When there is no commercial interest, works get lost to the sand of times, far ,far quicker than when in public domain. Very recent example : a lot of commercial software or games are getting "legally" lost because nobody can copy them freely and maybe change them hack them to run in a VM. Film get lost , more recent film, because nobody care to copy them and distribute them commercially, and you cannot legally distribute them. Same with music or books.

If copyright is held by cvompany : when they lose interrest but still protect copyright mercilessly, then works get lost and forgotten. When work is in the public domain, at least those possessing a copy can TRY to take care of maintaining them. In commercial hand the public hand are tied.

Comment: That is not the correct statement (Score 1) 196

by aepervius (#49534797) Attached to: House Bill Slashes Research Critical To Cybersecurity
The correct statement is : were other area increased , like military ? If yes, what is the justification to increase military expenditure at the expanse of science, when really the budget already is so humongus that other country in the world match it by an order of magnitude, and you really have no threat from your nearest neighbors (Mexico, Canada do not have a comparable budget by any order of magnitude, and your east/west neighbors are fishes).

I hold that the military US budget could be made to be constant or lowered. Science should on the other hand not.

Comment: You are preaching to the choir (Score 1) 339

by aepervius (#49523671) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism
The problem were not the people which trusted medical research to begin with. the problem was always the mccarthy of the world which distrust "big pharma" and their "research" and all of them, those anti vaxxer "know" that MMR vaccine make their kids have autism and they have even anecdote to boot.

Good luck convincing the faithful. Some rare one may be, but if it was that easy, there would be no major religion by now.

Comment: There is no microphone in an airplane (Score 2) 113

No seriously, the radio is not connected to the computer system, the comptuer system is extremely conservative by many standard and is not connected to the in flight wifi. You cannot have an air-gap attack without a microphone or similar device.

The gao report is a complete nonsense and was laughed out by all technical people involved in the computer system of airplane or in flight entertainment.
"So, Mr cyber Expert and Pilot, other than saying "nuh uh", do you have anything to suggest there is no chance of this?"
  Aside complete network separation and absence of microphone ? Really guys sometimes there is absolutely NOTHING about threat reports.

Comment: It is even worst (Score 0) 291

"smoke weed" => "ban it ! People should not be able to chose ! government may reduce personal liberties !"
"get a shop to bake you a gay mariage cake" => "you may not impose those poor sales peopel to sell stuff ! Religious rights ! Right to discriminate ! Eleventy !"

This is in a nutshell the big hyprocrisy. they are for the rights and freedoms that conservative likes, but those right and freedom they do not likes, suddenly are to be made illegal.

The funny things is that there is more religious interdiction that conservative breaks, which are cited far more than homosexuality, but conservative ignore them, because they would look stupid upholding them (think not eating shellfish or mixing cloth of different fiber, working on saturday/sunday or paying 30 shekels in silver and forcing a woman to marry her rapist). On the other hand homosexuality which is barely mentionned suddenly is a religious freedom issue. The sad reality is that it is not a religious aversion, it is a disgust they feel at homosexuality and they try to make up any excuse to impose their own disgust over the population". Well anyway I can't wait for this generation to "pass away". In 20 years all republican of today and tea party guys of today will be seen the same way as those who were for racial separation back in the 50ies / 60ies : they will be seen as incredible biggoted fucktard.

Comment: Not for content people upload today (Score 1) 358

by aepervius (#49436187) Attached to: Google To Offer Ad-Free YouTube - At a Price
More likely it is for syndicated or special content only available for paid subscription. IOW, films, tv series, shows, anime & cartoon, presentations, etc.... It is also most probably not in the interest of content producer to suddenly shift behind a pay wall : this would completely dry instantly revenue up. Far more probably some part of the content of higher quality would be behind a subscription, while the lower quality content to bait people would be publicly available.

Comment: Easy to thwart (Score 1) 191

You simply have the local smarphone program read the local SMS, then if it receives some kind of code (encrypted generated from another PC, sent by any regular old phone) on regular basis, nothing happens. then if it receive no "stay unexploded" or receive one with the wrong encryption key, it trigger itself.

It is simple, if the enemy can cut off your signal, then make the absence of signal the trigger. Deadman switch.

Comment: I dislike easter egg : security (Score 1) 290

by aepervius (#49408515) Attached to: Is This the Death of the Easter Egg?
Easter egg are a security and a quality risk. Easter egg are not tested, are not known. So somebody outside can find them, exploit them or destabilize inadvertently the software. I hate easter egg in my project because of that. If that was not present, then programmer can be as quirky as they want. For example easter egg *comments* are fine. They are not runnable code. I saw pics and poem in comments ascii art, and i smiled and showed a thumb up. But I made very very clear that I would consider any coded easter egg malicious, even in variable code name : having fun at work is OK as long as it respects the maintenance and coding practice and security/stability of the software.

Comment: There is a real world precedent (Score 1) 187

by aepervius (#49408423) Attached to: UK's Tories Promise To Enact Age Limits For Viewing Online Porn
It is forbidden to sell pornographic magazine to people under 18. Easy accessible porn to 12-13 year old was only in the case they found the porn stash of older persons. It was very very rare to get real porn magazine and I never seen any bondage or harder stuff until I was much older, the 2 one I remember seeing were "memorable" events and it was vanilla sex. That is the problem the net offer : easy accessibility to hard stuff (note I did not say hard core, I meant here the genre, like bondage etc... Normal vanilla sex should not really shock a 12-13 that much. SM play or gagging or fake rape, or way underage looking model or bestiality etc... That is a definitively different story).

Comment: Not 100% true (Score 1) 249

by aepervius (#49396367) Attached to: Sony Buys, Shuts Down OnLive
If sdomebody buy valve they buy ther liabilities with them. That means current contract. Somebody could not simply shut steam down by buying it. Now if there is a valve *bankruptcy* (unlikely on short term) that changes because liabilities and current contract are handled differently, but just in case of buying outside of bankruptcy it is not that simple as "it is mine fuck it now I shut it down".

Comment: Not really (Score 2) 394

by aepervius (#49394215) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Living Without Social Media In 2015?
" Others have literally recoiled in horror at the idea of someone not being on Facebook. " I have not seen that in big firms, or in established firms with somewhat middle aged people. In younger start up maybe, but If a firm is suspicious because I don't use facebook, then frankly it is not a firm i want to work with : they are being suspicious of innocent things, so their paranoia will probably extend to worst things once you are in.

Comment: Not 100% correct (Score 1) 1168

A lot of other state have that in law have in *addition* ban on discrimination. Example : illinois they do indeed have a freedom fo religion act, but at the same time they have a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation. And as far as i can tell, when both conflict, the ban would take precedence.

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.