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Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 310

You have no idea what you're talking about. Unless you can site specific studies or first person experience in a majority of school districts then you can stfu. No... being a student or occasional visitor to a school does not qualify you to have any opinion about gcommon teacher attributes any more than being a patient qualifies you to write prescriptions.

Comment: No sir. (Score 3, Informative) 152

by fishthegeek (#46294369) Attached to: ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy
The governement does not own the highway, the public owns the highway in common. The government is nothing more than a steward of the public's property and if the public decides to change that they certainly may. As a matter of fact the public doesn't need the governments consent to change how our highways are managed either; the public can vote and make it happen.

Comment: Re:Coming Soon (Score 1) 223

by fishthegeek (#44873893) Attached to: Robots Join Final Assembly Line At US Auto Plant

I'll go so far as to say that 95% of people are probably biologically capable of going to college.

With all due respect you're about 70% too high. If you honestly believe that all we need to do is "straighten out" our education problems by fixing only the educators you will be very disappointed by the results.


Bing Tops Google At Finding Malware 111

Posted by timothy
from the sometimes-that's-just-what-you-want-to-find dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "According to an 18-month study from German independent testing lab AV-Test, searches on Bing returned five times more links to malicious websites than Google searches. The study looked at nearly 40 million websites provided by seven different search engines. About 10 million results came from Bing and another 10 million from Google. 13 million sites were provided by the Russian service Yandex, with the rest coming from Blekko, Faroo, Teoma and Baidu respectively. Of these 40 million sites, AV-Test found 5,000 pieces of malware—and admittedly small percentage of websites."

PunkSPIDER Project Puts Vulnerabilities On (Searchable) Display 85

Posted by timothy
from the anarchist's-cookbook dept.
First time accepted submitter punk2176 writes "Recently I started a free and open source project known as the PunkSPIDER project and presented it at ShmooCon 2013. If you haven't heard of it, it's at heart, a project with the goal of pushing for improved global website security. In order to do this we built a Hadoop distributed computing cluster along with a website vulnerability scanner that can use the cluster. Once we finished that we open sourced the code to our scanner and unleashed it on the Internet. The results of our scans are provided to the public for free in an easy-to-use search engine. The results so far aren't pretty." The Register has an informative article, too.

Comment: Re:Stop watching Fox (Score 1) 1719

by fishthegeek (#42324251) Attached to: Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

Australia and Europe both got lower crime rates.

You're a little bit ill informed my friend.

Comment: Re:Get homeshcooled (Score 1) 743

by fishthegeek (#42053613) Attached to: Student Refusing RFID Badge Now Fights Expulsion Order
I think he meant public "owned" as opposed to public place. The school is required by law to know the whereabouts of minors in their care the exact same way parents are. Imagine needing to know where several thousands kids are in a decent sized high school? This isn't about privacy, that is a stupid argument. Everyone in that school knows where she either is, or supposed to be, without that badge. She is also a minor, and like it or not she does not have any expectation of privacy during normal school functions such as classes. I am all about protecting private things that are supposed to be private. She does not have a right to be anonymous in going to and from class.

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