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Comment: Re:I must be the outlier (Score 1) 209

by Lumpy (#47566531) Attached to: Comcast Confessions

If you think they will not modify that agreement when the time comes to renew it, you are silly. in my town it was a requirement to carry public channels and OTA local channels unencrypted. They simply had their lawyer remove that from the last one they signed.

when your town is ran by a bunch of morons (only morons want to be politicians in power) you get this kind of stuff happening. And 99.976% of all american cities and towns have complete drooling morons in charge.

The mayor here is so stupid he demanded they pass a law making it a felony to say anything bad about him. And then threw a fit when everyone told him that will never happen.

Comment: Re:What partisan wrote this? (Score 3, Insightful) 106

I disagree. I'd be surprised if the standard deviation for an individual test taker was less than 2%. If you take the office who scored 95% and the officer who scored 93%, then made them take another test on the same subject, I wouldn't be remotely surprised if the scores were reversed. This is a good rational to make the test pass/fail and drop the grades.

Comment: Understaffed? (Score 1) 209

by Lumpy (#47565033) Attached to: Comcast Confessions

They fired most of the technicians and now 90% are subcontractors to get around most of the labor laws. Around here the guys that do Comcast have a magnetic sign on their rust bucket and will swap out for Dish when they go to that next job. They barely train these guys and they pay them a flat rate per job so they want to be in and out as fast as possible many times half assing it because they average out to being paid less than $7.00 an hour on most jobs.

Comment: Re:Yubikey is the way to go... (Score 1) 109

by SuperBanana (#47563873) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Open Hardware/Software-Based Security Token?

The submitter asked:

"I've been wondering whether there are any feasible and working FOSS and open hardware-based security token generator projects out there"

Is Yubikey open source software and hardware? Because it appears to be neither.

RSA was in the NSA's back pocket. Why wouldn't these people? How can their hardware or software be audited?

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