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Comment Re:What makes Ubuntu Server unsuitable? (Score 2, Informative) 162

Sure. In server environments, your aggressive patch management schedule should only target security updates. That's right, RHEL/CentOS separates security updates with feature updates. Ubuntu doesn't do this, which really puts it in a class of a hobby/garage server or desktop.

Comment Why shoot the drone down when (Score 1) 176

You can simply have it.

Put a transmitter on your drone that rolls through known frequencies (1.2, 2.4, 5.8GHz, 433MHz, etc.). Fly your drone close to the enemy drone, roll through the frequency list and take control ownership. Have your drone proxy transmitter events from the ground so your buddy can fly the enemy drone back to you.

Nobody is encrypting control transmission (yet). I believe it is illegal to encrypt traffic on amateur radio bands...

Comment Privacy in danger (Score 4, Interesting) 492

Why does it seem like manufacturers feel that they automatically have a right to your usage data after you buy their product?

Car manufacturers are already making big plans on creating new revenue streams with all the usage data they are collecting on our vehicles. Now, MS is taking the same approach (at least Windows 10 is free). What's to stop other vendors from doing the same? How about that new electric razor you bought; do you really want all your usage information to be sent back to the manufacturer, when you shaved, how you shaved, where you shaved? As more and more products are shipped with internet capability, manufacturers feel that they have a right to collect usage information weather you like it or not.

I'm not liking where this is going...

Comment Re:BBC - hammered by its own Political Correctness (Score 1) 207

I think Clarkson crossed the line when he challenged BBC in a public forum. BBC felt that it couldn't back down, which meant its only recourse was to fire Clarkson. It's unfortunate because I'm a Top Gear fan, and I rather like Clarkson's sometimes rude demeanor.

Comment Re:Yeah, be a man! (Score 3, Insightful) 608

> Of course, being banished to Russia, is fine too..

Banished? Snowden wasn't banished. If he comes back to the States, the US government will kill him in the fastest, swiftest trial you'll ever see.

I lived in Russia for 5 years. While I'm not a huge fan of the government, the people are amazing and friendship is for life. It's a pretty good quality of life for those that don't know. I don't think Snowden is missing much from the states, except peanut better, ranch dressing and cream cheese (oh, and good chips).

He'll likely get a pardon when the american people are ready to oust those congressional folks that are pushing this high surveillance agenda, primarily those older folks like Mich McConnell that come from old power.

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.