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Comment: Re:News flash (Score 1) 111

by gweihir (#48472789) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

Science can often mean to prove things that seem relatively obvious. In not so few cases, they then turn out to be wrong, and in the other cases they turn from speculation to fact.

Without science, we would still believe the earth was flat, and that bloodletting was a good medical procedure to cure everything. After all, these things were obvious back then.

Comment: What, car thieve are now "terrorists"? (Score 1) 111

by gweihir (#48469151) Attached to: Auto Industry Teams Up With Military To Stop Car Hacking

What is next? Shoplifters as terrorists? Or people that ride public transportation without a ticket?

Seriously, this is far beyond mere ridiculous. Possibly, this utter idiocy results from a deep desire to classify all hackers as "terrorists". After all, they can do things! That seems to scare the government badly.

Comment: She does have experience destroying companies... (Score 4, Informative) 406

by gweihir (#48466941) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

... that were once great. I bet she can do the same with a whole nation-state. From statements by some former HP executives, her specialty is "shoot-the-messenger", which means that she has one of the worst possible management mistakes down pat and uses it as standard operating procedure. It really does not get much worse than this.

10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.