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Submission + - Sourceforge Hijacks the nmap Account (

flintmecha writes: SourceForge, already in trouble for taking control of the "abandoned" GIMP repository on its site and using it to serve adware, has now been caught doing the exact same thing to its repo for security scanning software nmap. Nmap's author and maintainer Gordon Lyon reminds nmap's mailing list that SourceForce once promised they would never do this, saying now "So much for that promise!"

Submission + - SourceForge hijacks nmap account despite prior promises ( 1

Khyber writes: SourceForge is still at it. Despite their June 1 announcement that they would no longer do such a thing, word on the nmap development mailing list directly from the maintainer shows otherwise. Their account has been completely wiped, with nmap now accessible on Sourceforge only through an account that sf-editor1 and sf-editor3 control.

Comment Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 0) 1633

Recognizing that the wording in the Constitution is often vague and open to interpretation, and suggesting that historical context is useful when examining the content, is not "revisionism". One of the oldest political debates since the birth of the US and the ratification of the Constitution, along side size/role of government, was whether in how literally to obey the words in the Constitution.

Comment Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 0) 1633

There's something sort of romantic about the idea of the citizenry being able to arm themselves to defend against sudden government tyranny, but I have to wonder if a modern "militia" could really stand up against things like tanks and missile strikes. This isn't the 18th century anymore, so I'm not sure that the spirit behind the 2nd ammendment is all that relevant these days. That said, I'm not really opposed to people being free to defend their home/property/family or to engage in sport like hunting, but let's call a spade a spade and stop acting like we're defending ourselves from the red coats.

Comment Re:McCarthy the Playmate? (Score 2, Insightful) 588

It doesn't matter if she used to be a Playboy model, or if she used to build skyscrapers, or if she used to be a circus performer: the only thing that's relevant is that she's not and never has been a medical professional. She's just as wrong as any other anti-vaxxer, the fact that she posed naked for a magazine doesn't make her more wrong and doesn't specifically have any bearing on what she knows or doesn't know.

Comment Re:Great (Score -1) 320

Actually, I said a majority (I used the word "largely") of the males involved in e-sports (a very tiny niche minority of all men) behave that way. Not sure how pointing out an observable statistic of a subset means I hate an entire set of people, or how such strawmen can be considered "insightful".

A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. -- Ramsey Clark