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Comment: Re:They're not a corporation (Score 1) 195

by chispito (#47417679) Attached to: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Until they incorporate they're not entitled to free speech or religious exemptions.

Non sequitur.

One is a case involving employer responsibilities for health care, in light of the religious views of the employers. The other is an article about individuals being surveiled for their religious views.

Comment: Re:Idiotic (Score 1) 200

by chispito (#47391473) Attached to: The View From Inside A Fireworks Show

Beyond all of that, this is about public perception. The complete tool who did this is practically begging to have members of the public pile onto the FAA's existing effort to, in practice, shut down this entire hobby and almost every attempt to put these tools to work in research and business. Gee, thanks.

More likely, members of the public will watch the video and think it's great and isn't it great that someone is able to do that. Relax.

Comment: Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (Score 1) 561

by chispito (#47324651) Attached to:, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
This is a contradiction. It is not easy to do these things, whether they are done for good or evil. If your measure of intelligence does not account for understanding other people, it is flawed.

CEO's are stupid as boxes of rocks, but they can sell themselves and talk others into doing things and convince people they know what they are doing.

Comment: Re:Hacking = Curiosity (Score 1) 153

by chispito (#47134415) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Inspired You To Start Hacking?

Hackers are curious people who just want to know how a system works.

Bingo. I finally realized this week why I never really felt comfortable with a few of my Help Desk coworkers: they are neither curious nor creative in their jobs. "Because I can" should be a common response on our team. Oh, and I don't trust computer techs who don't game.

Comment: Re:Does the nature of the business hold it back (Score 1) 254

by chispito (#46933109) Attached to: Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec
And the flipside: if I have a known malware sample ignored by the AV, why can't I add its signature to the database myself? Why must I submit it to the vendor first to await their sluggish response?

You are absolutely correct, this drives me nuts. An illustration from the corporate end user perspective: it is almost impossible to get any information from any AV vendor about WHY a certain signature was triggered. Given the prevalence of false positives with the latest heuristic and reputation-based detections, this information can be absolutely vital to making the correct decisions. But the best you can usually get is 'it is a trojan' or some other vague crap. They seem to view their signatures as some sort of secret sauce that must never be revealed.

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. - Robert Bly