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Comment: Re:She won (Score 1) 3

by BarbaraHudson (#48641513) Attached to: Looks like we're getting closer to the truth

I wouldn't say she won - or that the SJWs won either. They've done a lot of damage towards women by using the "misogyny battle cry" for what is now obviously their own personal purpose - self-promotion. As well, they've alienated a lot of men (which suits their purpose fine because they can look at the reaction and say "see, I told you so!").

Everyone sub-group of our society experiences discrimination of some sort because of who or what they are - and yes, that includes white men, as unpopular a point of view as that may be. Just look into any divorce court.

Zoe Quinn's Depression Quest is absolute crap. Even 20 years ago it would have been given two thumbs down with extreme prejudice. That anyone gave it good reviews is, I believe, more a testimonial to the fear of not being seen as "politically correct" than any sort of sex scandal. And that sets women's rights back because we're obviously not being treated as equals.

I know - we want to be treated as equals but we don't want to be treated "as one of the boys". Sounds contradictory, but there you have it. There are differences, and as one frenchman said, "Vive la difference!"

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 580

by fustakrakich (#48640209) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Well, if this is from the North Koreans, they definitely got the last laugh from the panicky reaction. They got the money shot they were looking for, and *all you had to do was, act naturally*. Award winning material was provided by all. Thank you all very much, ladies and gentlemen, the check is in the mail. Don't call us, we'll call you.

Comment: Re:Can we stop the embellishment? (Score 3, Insightful) 121

by Dahamma (#48640191) Attached to: Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

Really? Apparently they quickly took control of almost every one one of Sony's servers and workstations. Literally took entire control, stole all of the useful data, wiped out all of their servers, and then owned all of the workstations so that they were useless but able to broadcast any message they wanted to them.

That's a *bit* more coordinated than "your average trojan worm". Unless you really think based on extremely limited information you know more than all of the security researchers and government investigators looking into it... (hint: sorry, you don't).

Comment: Re:correct if wrong (Score 1) 121

by Dahamma (#48640185) Attached to: Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

Not samba, SMB. Samba is just the name of the open source Windows SMB server implementation. Most likely they were targeting Windows machines (though I admit I haven't seen anything on that either way).

Also, it's highly unlikely (but also possible I guess) they had SMB open to the Internet. But they just needed to compromise one internal machine (almost trivial these days) to attack SMB...

Comment: Re:Supreme Leader (Score 1) 121

by Dahamma (#48640175) Attached to: Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

Except for a privileged few, North Koreans are completely blocked off from the outside world

Umm, I think you answered that question already. You don't think North Korea's cyberterrorism military unit just might be part of those "privileged few"?

Why would North Korea reveal its capabilities and tactics in such dramatic fashion to achieve nothing of any value

Maybe because their Supreme Leader is a total loon? This is the same guy who has among hundreds of other insane actions decreed that anyone with his name needed to change it immediately. He lives for drama and vanity and wants his citizens to think of him as a demigod. He's a fucking international drama queen of the highest level...

...there can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth. - George Jacob Holyoake