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Comment Fear..Uncertainty..Doubt (Score 1) 627 627

"Today, if a Windows user finds that an update breaks something that they need, they can generally refuse that update for an extended period."

Please tell me what kind of average Windows user checks the internet for any indication of an issue with a patch? We are talking about users that refuse to set a password on the only account on the system, that is also the administrator account. Users that never update Java, Flash, etc.

If someone is tech savvy enough to hold off patching until the industry has vetted them, they wouldn't be using the Home version regardless, they'll pay the 99 dollars to upgrade to Pro.

Comment Re:Wow. (Score 1) 99 99

I think people are reading too much into this, in fact I think people are misreading the article.

Think about people trust information on that website? How is that different from advice on any other website, including Facebook?

Facebook already has health related stuff already. I know people who are members of health related user groups on Facebook to help with mental issues, and it is beneficial for them.

This isn't about linking your Facebook account with your medical provider's health chart database..

Comment This is a losing battle. (Score 1) 299 299

I used to be an Usher for a Professional Basketball team before cameras on cellphones came out. Originally any camera other then a normal Point and Shoot were banned due to media licensing rights, we would confiscate and destroy film if someone was caught using one.

When Cellphones started to have cameras and video, we were originally told to do the same. Confiscate and watch them delete the image/video...but it was so ridiculously cumbersome that that was very quickly reversed. They are so prolific and hard to catch in the act, it's near impossible to enforce.

I can't believe the lawyers for the Forest Service haven't mentioned what happened in the Sporting industry...well actually I do believe it.

Comment Re:So everything is protected by a 4 digit passcod (Score 2) 504 504

The same way you clone any encrypted container. You know you can image an encrypted drive? You still won't be able to access the data without decrypting it, if it's truly encrypted unlike the early iOS-we-say-it's-encrypted-but-it's-really-not fiasco, but you do have a copy of the drive.

Comment the reason for the good health of our ancestors (Score 1) 281 281

"So far studies of foragers like the Tsimane, Arctic Inuit, and Hadza have found that these peoples traditionally didn't develop high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, or cardiovascular disease."

What is really odd is all of those are symptoms of something else besides diet. Maybe their excellent health had something more to do with say..their constant exercise? All they did was walk or run. They didn't get off the couch to go to the car, walk 50 feet then sit in a chair all day, then walk another 50 feet get in their car then go back to the couch.

This idea that "I can sit on my fat ass watching my TV and still be healthy if all I eat are nuts" is..nuts.

Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 266 266

Its okay, haven't you been watching Scandal? They are truly a patriotic bunch of people who are only trying to protect us from a murderous terrorist who happens to be the long thought dead mother of the President's mistress. They exist outside the law because they do what others can't or won't do to protect the US of A.

Comment Re:Beware the monster you abide (Score 3, Informative) 266 266

there were stories about this in the past weeks..

"As part of the American Civil Liberties Union's recent report on police militarization, the Massachusetts chapter of the organization sent open records requests to SWAT teams across that state. It received an interesting response. As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These LECs are funded by several police agencies in a given geographic area and overseen by an executive board, which is usually made up of police chiefs from member police departments...Some of these LECs have also apparently incorporated as 501(c)(3) organizations. And it’s here that we run into problems. According to the ACLU, the LECs are claiming that the 501(c)(3) status means that they're private corporations, not government agencies. And therefore, they say they're immune from open records requests."

also this link, which I think does a better (and more snarky) job in discussing the issue.

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