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Comment Re:How many LifeLock employees? (Score 1) 57

I don't think the issue with, I am assuming, Clinton was that the 2 adults involved were not consenting. I think the issue is the fact that he was married and dragged his wife through the public spectacle. It is not the sex itself, it is the fact that he lied so adamantly about it, both to the public, the courts, and his wife. I was in elementary school (about 10 at the time) and could not really believe that the person holding the highest political authority in the world could be such a liar. That was when I realized that people were deeply flawed pretty much across the board, there was no such thing as good guys versus bad guys, and everyone ultimately is just looking out for themself.

Comment Re:Hahahaha (Score 1) 93

I don't personally know them, so I can't say with certainty that they are douchebags; but what, other than money, do they bring to the table? Is this a new idea? Do they have a novel way to spin an old idea? Are they even doing any of the work personally? My guess is "no".
Yay capitalism, efficiently allocating resources since 1600!

Comment Re: So what? (Score 2) 471

All it requires is basically that you don't look like a hobo.

Some of us prefer the carefree lifestyle, you insensitive clod!
Really though, if people didn't make that sort of distinction it would probably help eliminate a lot of other superficial judgments that people tend to make.

Comment Re:That's copyright for you (Score 1) 292

The summary seems to imply that judges use the annotated versions of these laws (the cost-prohibitive version) as a necessary part of interpreting them, not just as a tool for understanding. The laws of physics are not open for interpretation. They apply in the exact same manner no matter how well you understand them. I wasn't saying that you claimed "the laws of physics are subjective." But the analogy doesn't seem to apply because law (while theoretically objective) is almost always very subjective.

Comment Uber, a pioneer... (Score 0) 247

...in exploiting a vulnerable workforce.
Get out of the way of the future!
All of those people still possessing the remnants of wealth and in desperate need of below-subsistence pay have an important job to do.
All over the world we can spend even more resources and add nothing of worth to the economy by fighting about whether this questionable business practice is even legal at all.

Comment Re:Experts know more than non-experts (Score 1) 112

This kind of implies that one should not be using anti-virus software though. Since non-experts love it apparently. As a non-expert, I think I will continue to use anti-virus. Also, a password manager just adds another surface to attack. I like Schneier's advice of just writing in down and keeping it with your wallet/credit cards. Since those are hard documentation that has to be protected anyway. You can even apply a simple rot cipher or some other personal mnemonic so someone can't read it if it falls out of your wallet.

Comment Re:Dead at 28, no apparent signs of foul play... (Score 2) 173

Keep in mind that an OD does not mean death. It just means you go to the hospital, call an ambulance or otherwise report a medical emergency. Also, crack is bundled with cocaine in those numbers. Imagine all of the situations that arise from cocaine/crack use that would result in hospitalization where the drug would be in someones blood stream.
I really have not seen an upper limit on the amount of cocaine that a healthy person can do and still be walking around. Opiates are lethal in even doses that look visually similar to what a user would normally tolerate.

Comment Re:Dead at 28, no apparent signs of foul play... (Score 2) 173

Cocaine is really difficult to overdose on, especially at such a young age. People who die from cocaine usually have a heart attack and are usually close to having one anyway. "Pills" is overly general. Opiates (oxycontin, heroin, morphene, fentanyl) are 99.9% of the overdoses that affect otherwise healthy people. I have seen people use ungodly amounts of extremely poisonous substances like crystal meth (a gram or two in a sitting) and alcohol (I am sure we all have witnessed), and while they may mess up their health, they are not going to OD. All it takes with opiates is a stronger batch than usual and someones lungs will not have the energy to breathe for them.
I would like to point out that I have no idea if this man EVER did drugs in his life and I would hate for that speculation to add to the tragedy of his death.

Comment Re:Good thing I used CmdrTaco's info (Score 1) 446

Yes, most people are cowards who cannot even be honest with themselves. I hope the information is released to all significant others involved, the site gets shut down, and the reprehensible parent company loses their ass. I may sound like a scorned husband, but if some girl cheats on me, it really doesn't bother me much. I just leave, they have to live with it.
I had heard of this site before, but I didn't really know what it was. People are fucked up.

Comment Re:Feels weird agreeing with scientologists (Score 1) 265

What needs to be considered is 'Why would this be an important issue for scientology?'
Are they just suddenly feeling altruistic?
For a rational person, the idea that one could be branded irrational by society at large is a very discomforting idea. Enough so, that we naturally put ourselves in the position of a person being given a "sanity" voigt-kampf test. We know that it is easy to misunderstand or be misunderstood. Maybe for people with complex motivational schemes, the idea of being misunderstood seems particularly plausible.
In reality, there exist people who are not rational. Irrational enough that, left unattended, they will destroy themselves in very painful ways. These people DO need intervention even if it is against their will.
As a society, we do not seem to have a problem with rehabilitating criminals against their will. And these are people who are often aware and rational.
Asking if someone knows what city, state, and country they are in is a good opener, maybe followed by 'Who is the current president? Who was president before that?" (apply to relevant political boundaries). I believe that, without even showing the proclivity for harm (self or otherwise), people should be rehabilitated if they cannot exhibit basic abilities.
It sounds bad, but I think it would be far more beneficial to people instead of just sweeping them under the rug to be destroyed in some random, unseen, and unheard of tragedy.

To go back to the first statement I made, why is this important to scientology? Who are their potential rank-fillers? How does an estranged, irrational person with need for psychological rehab stand to benefit them?

Comment Re:Concern not warranted (Score 2) 251

Passwords being transferred in plaintext was the source of an attack on Starbucks customers recently. Site either did not use https at all or allowed http logins. Breaking into someone's email would allow you to reset many of their passwords. Also, 'no true scotsman'.
If a vulnerable target is transmitting plaintext passwords, you can bet that someone will come along to try and abuse that fact.

"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer