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Comment Re:Sounds more like... (Score 1) 761 761

Pretty much. I was amused that the reduced profitability of gas stations due to marginally reduced demand would create a massive gas station die off rather than just cause the existing stations to minimally all adjust their pricing to stay in business. If the price of gas was that brittle I would have thought the Prius would have put stations out of business already.

Comment Re:Continuous Deployment! (Score 1) 57 57

Ageing security professional, but close enough. CD is OK *IF* all the other stuff is in place but it seldom is all in place, often unit testing and CD and "ship it". For a graphic example of why unit testing isn't enough, spend 90 seconds watching the initial launch of Ariane 5 pass it's unit tests all over the place.

Comment Re:Dictionary? (Score 1) 157 157

A coworker just tossed her copy of Merriam Websters at another coworker. While this was obviously a dictionary attack, it's not the classic dictionary attack where a hashed list of passwords and the associated user names is stolen and the passwords are reversed using a dictionary of common passwords, in the hope (or knowledge) that a user of interest will have credentials that will be revealed in this way.

A repetitive attack against a service is so easy to prevent it's not even worth talking about.

Comment Re: Yep (Score 1) 216 216

Somebody in the YouTube comments mentioned that in the United States the gun would considered a fully automatic weapon because of the attached solenoid.

Well, fully automatic guns are not illegal, they are restricted and require a tax stamp, and have some manufacturing restrictions. Also, it's not clear that merely having an electrically actuated trigger makes it a machine gun at all. The Tracking Point rifles seem to have a computer controlled ignition system and they are not classified as automatic weapons. The rule is highly dependent upon interpretation AFAICT but basically it seems the key is whether the ignition system fires more than once with a single actuation of the trigger.

I don't see anything clearly illegal here, but there might be local regulations or laws I'm not aware of.

Comment Re:The reason is more simple (Score 1) 688 688

I think a plug-in hybrid is the only thing close to an electric that would work for me, short of having multiple cars. I'm considering a Diesel plug-in SUV or wagon for my next car, as the vast majority (all but 2-4 drives a year) would fall into a 40 mile round trip, with all but probably fewer than 20 being round trips of less than 5 miles. On the other hand, I have very little incentive to get anything 'more efficient' as I can't remember exactly the last time I refuelled my gasoline auto. I think maybe 6 weeks ago. The plug in would just mean I don't have to refuel almost ever, which would be sort of nice, and that the fuel tank would always be full, also sort of nice.

"Facts are stupid things." -- President Ronald Reagan (a blooper from his speeach at the '88 GOP convention)