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Comment: Re:Arrogant maintainers... (Score 0) 234

by dfetter (#43630163) Attached to: Fedora 19 To Stop Masking Passwords

Speaking of arrogance, it takes quite a bit of it, that, or paranoia, to imagine that people in a data center know or care what you're doing with your equipment there. They all have jobs to do, and if you're doing something so sensitive that you think the risk of being spied on in the data center is that high, you should probably have your own data center. That, or lay off the meth^Wcoffee.

Comment: Wrong from the get-go (Score 1) 454

by dfetter (#41018753) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Best Setup a School Internet Filter?

Your assumption that content people might find--Facebook or elsewhere--that is more harmful to them than a censorship policy just handed down to them--is false. This is your chance to confront the people asking you to implement the policy with a couple of questions:

1. Given all the ways people get uncensored internet even under autocratic regimes where the penalties are brutal, what makes you think any censorship policy could work?

2. Which feasible projects are you willing to divert resources from in order to tilt at this windmill?

Don't let them answer 2. until they've got 1. well in hand.

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. -- Francis Bacon