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Comment Re:A good thing? (Score 1) 160

Android supports monthly updates; it's the carriers that don't give a crap. The Google Nexus devices get monthly Android security updates pushed over the air, so it's possible. However, carriers want a few months to "certify" the devices to run on their own networks, i.e., cram that shit full of their "value-added" software. If you give a shit, buy a Google Nexus device.

Comment Re:Let's make some assumptions... (Score 1) 163

I would bet that the second stage would be recovered somewhere else, not near the launch site. By the time the second stage booster completes its burn, it's already very, very far away and going very, very fast. It would make more sense to try to land it in Africa or Europe or the Pacific rather than to make it fly back to the launch site.

Comment Re:Your Data is worthless (Score 1) 220

No, you're wrong. Look at Cryptolocker and all the other random ransomware/malware/spyware. Lots of easy money out there going after consumer-grade "security". Heck, Synology had a huge ransomware scandal because of lax security. Do you really think the average guy who clicks on all the attachments to his emails is not going to get rooted and punted?

Comment Re:Maintaining status quo... (Score 1) 139

You say that as if it's a bad thing. We can't put the nuclear genie back in the bottle but we certainly shouldn't be spreading the nuclear bomb technology everywhere. I understand it's hypocritical but it's not like the U.S. relies upon the nuclear bomb to threaten countries such as Iran or China; our military already gets the job done.

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 1307

It appears that the problem is assuming that taxes paid went up because tax rates went up. Greece has a huge problem with underpayment of taxes.

A study by researchers from the University of Chicago concluded that tax evasion in 2009 by self-employed professionals alone in Greece (accountants, dentists, lawyers, doctors, personal tutors and independent financial advisers) was â28 billion or 31% of the budget deficit that year.[1]

Property records are essentially non-existent. Taxes are difficult to assess. Corruption is extreme.

Comment Re:Drone It (Score 1) 843

Well, it's definitely troubling that the F-35 is getting its ass kicked in short-range battle but you're right. We're relying on stealth and advanced sensors along with next-generation AMRAAMS and ASRAAMS to get you the victory long before gun range.

Comment Re:Hash and Salt (Score 1) 206

A hacker could go through all that trouble to reverse a hash but if the user changes the master password, then there's no compromise. So...the race is to have the user change passwords before the hacker hacks the hash. Should be easy to win, no?

Also, use two-factor. Seriously. No reason you shouldn't be using two-factor.

Comment Re:Some comments about the US legal system (Score 0) 75

Many people seem to think that lawyers just popped into a case and started all this ruckus. However, that's not true. Attorneys represent parties with conflicts. The parties in conflict hate each other; that's why they're in court. So each attorney is trying to win the case for their client. Thus, each client thinks that the other side's attorney is a bad person because they are an extension of the other side.

Therein lies the problem. With most court cases, you will have one winner and one loser. Fifty percent of litigants, therefore, would hate litigation.

Courts hate issuing sanctions because if you lower the bar for sanctions, well, everyone and his mother would constantly file motions for sanctions. I mean, it's tough to get sanctions but lawyers routinely act like morons and threaten sanctions. Making it easier would only waste more time with parties trying to get sanctions.

Why shouldn't attorneys get paid for their time? Again, they're representing someone. And if they're on the verge of getting money from the other side, well, aren't they just doing their job? Of course, the guy who lost will think it sucks but the guy who won is pretty happy about it.

Comment Re:A BIG thumbs-up so far! (Score 1) 114

The OP's point was probably a criticism of the sad state of network TV. Most of the shows you cite are on basic cable (AMC/FX) or premium cable, not basic over-the-air network TV. Thus, your criticism only underscores how pathetic network TV has been by comparison. I mean, as far as network TV goes, we only have Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and then what else? Jane the Virgin? Fresh Off the Boat?

AMC: Mad Men; Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Half and Catch Fire, Walking Dead

HBO: The Wire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, True Detective

FX: The Shield, Justified, The Americans, Fargo, It's Always Sunny,

Starz: Black Sails

History: Vikings.

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