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Comment: Re: We need More Pork! More! (Score 1) 370

by datavirtue (#49422323) Attached to: How the Pentagon Wasted $10 Billion On Military Projects

Defense capability requires employing people on highly technical if not impractical projects to enhance, preserve, or maintain skill sets required to build practical projects. The press either doesn't get it or they do and are looking to create a story out of nothing. The post is naive.

Comment: Re:Oh For Crying Out Loud (Score 1) 161

by datavirtue (#49372741) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption

That, and people (terrorists?) generally trusted that their SSL/TLS certs were protecting their communications. I have to assume the NSA got hold of those and forged a man-in-the-middle relationship. Even if they didn't I still have to assume they did and go through extra measures to protect my communications.

Comment: Re:We should lobby to break the cable companies (Score 1) 536

I think the lying is intentional. The ISPs help create the broadband maps and increase/fudge the coverage area so the government doesnt give them shit....and yes they do include 4G which they should not because it royally sucks and is very expensive (high price and capped).

Comment: Re: May you choke on your own words (Score 1) 318

by datavirtue (#49327103) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

Enhanced infrastructure is the grease that allows the wheels to turn easily for the benefit of all. Enterprise will continue without infrastructure. Everyone has derived their benefit from government created infrastructure allowing us to spend our time arguing about it instead of toiling away wasting time on braving the terrain to trade goods. Obama's statements were absolutely insane and inane. Enterprise built the infrastructure...period. Without enterprise the government is weak and ineffectual. Government is a produces nothing.

Comment: Re:Looks like Windows 3 (Score 1) 167

by datavirtue (#49209663) Attached to: Hands-On With the Vivaldi Browser

It is not eye candy it is aesthetics. One of the main reasons people paint their walls and decorate their they don't subconsciously make themselves miserable and detract from their creativity and quality of life. It is utility with more than physical purpose. Crawl out of your mom's basement for a while and visit the homes of good people...perhaps drive something a little better than an econobox and experience inspiration.

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants. -- Adam Walinsky