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Comment: Re:This is why adultery is wrong (Score 2) 172

Agreed. A while ago there was a big stink kicked up locally because a government official's mistress was about to fly in but his wife found out and was going to catch her, so he called the customs officials and had the mistress held at the airport and then deported to keep his affair under wraps (or at least keep the wife and mistress from meeting). The mistress had no idea why she was being held at the time. Officially it just looks like she was held and deported for no good reason at best - or profiling at worst.

Of course in a small community, it's not in the news even though everybody knows it, on paper it's "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

Comment: Hope you like coding everything in assembly (Score 1) 163

I can't imagine this OS has anything resembling libraries or runtimes on of those cheapass modems you can telnet into will seem luxurious in comparison. How much need will there be for an OS like this in the future when you can already run a full desktop OS on a $25 single-board computer?

Comment: Re:Been Done (Score 1) 77

by GameboyRMH (#49745941) Attached to: New Chrome Extension Uses Sound To Share URLs Between Devices

There's no way to initially cross an airgap with sound, you'd have to first infect the computer with the software needed to communicate with sound via some other means, and then you could use sound to establish a connection to a computer that's believed to be airgapped.

If technology like this is included with an OS by default, and it doesn't require user action to allow data to be received and approved before taking any action with it (I'm looking at you, phones with NFC), that could change.

Comment: Re:"Easy to read" is non-sense (Score 4, Interesting) 407

by LWATCDR (#49743855) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read

I disagree that it is because java is easy to read. Java is easy to write. A good programer can write an app in Java and have it work really well. A bad programer can write an app in java it will work.
With C++ a good programer can write an app and it will work but you really have to watch for a lot of gotchas. A bad programer can not write a program that works in C++ because it will leak memory, stomp on memory, and have issues with pointers.
Java is better at stopping the little brain farts from blowing up in your face.
C++ is a lot more fun to write in IMHO.

Comment: Re:Don't worry (Score 1) 607

by GameboyRMH (#49728427) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties

You assume that not being officially poor means you're doing OK - it doesn't. In fact, a single person can make as little as $11k per year, and a couple as little as $15k without being categorized as poor in the US:

That's not the kind of money that could make people think the Republicans might better serve their interests. And for the purpose of this argument (at least), it doesn't matter if poor Americans aren't starving like poor Chinese or Brazilians - they're not making good money:

You're obviously doing quite well for yourself though, if you think this is a planning and budgeting problem.

Comment: Re:Don't worry (Score 4, Insightful) 607

by GameboyRMH (#49726143) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties

Came here to say this, and you said it quite well. Millennials will never have the money to make voting Republican look like anything approaching a decent idea, so most are going to be Leftists 4 Lyfe. There's a downside to impoverishing a whole generation that the conservatives didn't see coming.

Comment: Re:This is possibly the dumbest things I've seen.. (Score 1) 68

It really depends on the system.
For instance things like logistics aka buying food, cleaning supplies, tools, and so on. could all be done on COTs systems and using public data centers.
Things like how many SM-2s are down for repair is a different issue.
And then keeping things separated is yet another issue.

It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?