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Comment: Re:Don't conflate the prequels... (Score 1) 128

by Karmashock (#49384275) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars

Empire strikes back is solid. Come on.

Also, it has one of the best sound tracks of any movie ever... and it is generally a fun movie. It has lasted this long for a reason.

You know want to know something that didn't last?... Dark star... I think is what it was called. It came out after starwars from warner brothers as a me too movie. And it died and no one remembers it.

Comment: Not so fast (Score 1) 38

by jklovanc (#49384153) Attached to: World's Largest Aircraft Seeks Investors To Begin Operation

They say the Airlander 10 is capable of surviving a missile strike, but visions of the Hindenburg still loom large in our cultural memory.

It is the spector of traveling in an aircraft at 80mph that I am concerned with. If I am going to get off the ground in an aircraft I will be going a considerable distance. Eighty miles an hour is much too slow to be efficient.

Comment: Re:Oh yes, we read the annotations (Score 1) 173

And since you've never experienced all of its roundness, you can't *know* the Earth is round...

I have read the definition of "round" I have seen "round" objects such as basket balls and other balls. I have seen the moon with my own eyes. And it is similar in outlibne to the round balls I have seen. I have seen pictures from space of the Earth that look similar in outline to the outline of the moon. Therefore based on all that information I can be pretty certain that the Earth is "round".

How about you stop making baseless statements as if they were facts. You could have asked the OSI if your interpretations were correct but you chose not to and instead just went with something that made a good story. You did the worst thing possible that a "journalist" can do. You decided to write a story against an easy target and spin anything you could get your hands on to support your forgone conclusion truth and honesty be damned. That is the definition of "yellow journalism. Have a nice life.

Comment: Re:My experience working for the NSA... (Score -1) 107

by cold fjord (#49383971) Attached to: NSA Worried About Recruitment, Post-Snowden

But let's be very clear that much of what the NSA is illegal, unconstitutional, and against various international treaties.

Let's be very clear that the real situation is that you wish that much of what NSA does is illegal and unconstituional. Unfortunately the law, courts, and Congress are against you. Your wish is just that, a wish, and it isn't coming true any time soon.

Comment: Re:Oh yes, we read the annotations (Score 1) 173

It predicates a patent safety provision on being a .NET project.

That is your interpretation. Your whole argument is based on that assumption. You have no evidence whatsoever that your interpretation is correct. Nothing backs up your assumption.

while they say it "is aimed specifically", they don't say it's aimed exclusively at that one problem.

One of the synonyms for specifically is "exclusively".

You're completely ignoring the section itself

Where in section 10 does it say and words like code, implementations, package, etc? It specifically states the license and not what the license covers.

But, hypothetically, let's say we agree that your "exclusivity" interpretation of of the section 10 annotation is correct and that you are correct that the intention trumps the wording.

You are again assuming that your interpretation of the wording is correct.

I think we'll agree that the OSI never intended to let developers call their software "open source" and reserve the right to sue people if they don't like technical choices of how they use the code.

Actually no we don't as I have no idea what is in the minds of the OSI and neither do you. In fact there are many "technical choices" that could get somone sued under open source. For example in GPL v2.0 you are required to show a copyright notice when accessing the package by command line. Make a "technical choice" not to display it and you could get sued. Open source licenses set out how people can get sued.

If we agree on that, then your insistence on intention leads again to me being right about Microsoft's terms being in conflict with the OSD.

If it is so out of compliance with OSD then why did OSI certify them and why are they still certified? What make you more of an expert on OSD than the people who run the organization?

If we agree on that, then your insistence on intention leads again to me being right about Microsoft's terms being in conflict with the OSD.

So you can not back up your arguments so go fall back on the "I may be wrong in the details but I am still right". Sorry we are talking about the details and you are still wrong.

Comment: Re:Lottery (Score 1) 107

by cold fjord (#49383945) Attached to: NSA Worried About Recruitment, Post-Snowden

If the NSA wants to really start recruiting talent here is a novel idea. Start providing enough information to the "good" law enforcement (the NSA knows who they are) agencies to prosecute all the crooks holding government offices (appointed or voted in). If they started cleaning house, and given enough time clean.. people would believe they rehabilitated and were once again looking out for the average citizens best interests. The reputation as the Stasi is too well known for them to attract anything but the scum of the US for a very long time.

So you openly advocate having the national intelligence agencies spy on politicians to find incriminating evidence that makes them vulnerable, but you disparage the Stasi? Hmmmmm......

Comment: Re:Why Shouldn't I Work for the NSA? (Score 0) 107

by cold fjord (#49383899) Attached to: NSA Worried About Recruitment, Post-Snowden

Ah yes, the "NSA" scene from Good Will Hunting. Overall it is a great movie, but that scene in nothing but polemic. The narrative is based on rubbish that most anyone with critical thinking skills should be able to identify.

You find that "persuasive," somehow, do you?

Not surprised I guess, you apparently think the NSA wants to be "popular." Hey guys! Who is the most popular secret agency!! That kind of defeats the purpose of being "secret" doesn't it?

Comment: Re:They disabled insecure TLS version fallback (Score 1) 127

by bill_mcgonigle (#49383735) Attached to: Firefox 37 Released

I think he means this.

This one doesn't seem so bad, but the way Mozilla has handled SSLv3 deprecation has been a disaster.

I'm not going to go buy a new $900 PDU because the one I have only supports SSLv3 and not TLS1.2. Maybe I should switch it back to plain HTTP "for security"? Sheesh. Obviously a whitelist per-site/device would have been a smart approach, but that's not easy.

Secure isn't easy and security isn't a setting, it's a process and an ecosystem. Pisser when they weaken security overall just to avoid the off chance that a stupid person will erroneously blame Mozilla.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson