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Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 2) 1574

by bugs2squash (#46769561) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Saihung is overly harsh, to my mind there's no reason why people should not be able to own a gun or a knife or a sharp stick or use it when they need to defend themselves or others or to hunt reasonably or just for the fun of shooting at targets. There are however plenty of reasons why we should not allow people to threaten others with impunity. The gun crowd simply behave in an overly entitled way whether it involves shooting kids at a gas station, scoffing at grazing laws then crowing over the responsible back-down of LEOs, casually threatening people with death, filling the woods with lead and not cleaning it up or shooting bystanders that they didn't bother to check were there.
The penalties for behaving like a brat or being willfully ignorant with a weapon of any kind should be severe. In general, this is the same crowd that expects welfare recipients to "take personal responsibility for their lives", whether or not they espouse that view they should take personal responsibility for the costs that are incurred by keeping the country awash with guns. Instead they stifle research into the problem, stymie attempts to keep weapons from lunatics and serve to diminish any consequences of recklessness or pigheadedness but only when it involves a gun. The overall behavior of the gun interest groups demonstrate profound irresponsibility.
The focus needs to change to how people can keep their guns without having the social impact that they do and the threat needs to be "reform or you can't keep the guns".

Comment: Re:Summary. (Score 1) 301

by bugs2squash (#46719711) Attached to: Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL
I have to wonder why writepast, readpast and double free checks, along with memory zeroing are not directly supported for fine-grained allocations in MMU hardware, I know the MMU can handle memory in chunks, but why not extend that protection to any arbitrary length of memory allocation. I would have though that such functionality could be beneficial, effectively directly handle the basic malloc, calloc and free functionality in hardware with real GPFs thrown every time something amiss happens.

Comment: Re:Why would they do anything else? (Score 1) 673

by bugs2squash (#46715821) Attached to: Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0
No, the goal is to take the jar from 80% men/20% women to 80% men/ 80% women and keep the total payroll cost the same. I welcome more women to the field, and I'm always pleased to see schools get more cash, but this particular move by Google is about increasing the supply of coders overall.

Comment: Re:Most "executives" are morons (Score 1) 325

by bugs2squash (#46639935) Attached to: Wants More H-1B Visas, But 50% Go To Offshore Firms
H1B is not citizenship and I don't think one can naturalize under an H1B alone. I see the H1B as a good way to spread US influence among talented people and bring talented people into our workforce (there are never enough good people). As I see it, the system's biggest flaw is that it ties the employee to a single company. If someone qualifies for an H1B then the US has an interest in letting them move from company to company, it might curb some companies' abuse of the system.

Comment: Re:Dual interface ? (Score 1) 92

I meant just to act as an ethernet port expander. One 1G ethernet with 4 VLANs plugged into a $40 5-port managed gigabit switch (eg. mikrotik, but there are others) gives the equivalent of 4 x 250Mbit/s ethernets, arguably faster if your application allows slack on one VLAN to be taken up by another.

You are in a maze of little twisting passages, all alike.