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Comment: Re:IETF next (Score 1) 299

by jader3rd (#47418499) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

They set the standards for the TCP/IP protocol, the one used by the packets which conspired with the Tor network to move data around untraceably!

Except that she's going after the part that made tracking a source difficult/impossible. With normal TCP/IP you can track where packets are coming from.

Comment: Re:Not a big surprise (Score 0) 359

You mean the guy screamed about the government spying on us and that we can't trust closed source anything for decades. Guess what he turned out to be right.

But the government is intercepting data primarily from open protocols to do the spying. I don't think that closed source had anything to do with that.

Comment: Re:Gee Catholic judges (Score 1) 1305

by jader3rd (#47357237) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

By the time the dust of WW2 had settled, the current system of employer-provided health insurance was firmly established.

I suspect that if Congress didn't provide tax breaks to companies who did employer based health care that the 'firmly established system' would have dried up quite quickly. In fact, I bet if Congress removed the tax break, and instead issued a 1% tax on employer based health insurance, the 'firmly established system' would vanish from everyone's existence in less than one pay cycle.

Comment: Re:I don't know about this one... (Score 2) 374

by jader3rd (#47337435) Attached to: Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

I get what they're trying to do, but this seems like the wrong approach. You don't fix discrimination with more discrimination, even if it's in the opposite direction.

Until the 'problem' is correct that's exactly what you do; unless hiring assassins to thin out the existing 'problem' is an option.

Comment: This is why we should be teaching programming (Score 1) 191

by jader3rd (#47333823) Attached to: An Army Medal For Coding In Perl
This right here is why we should be teaching basic programming or scripting in middle school. Show young students how to automate simple tasks and they'll apply it to nearly every field that exists. I remember talking to an IT consultant about the recently released Exchange 2007 (when Exchange went all gung-ho about PowerShell) and he said how he hated the de-emphasis on the GUI and the huge emphasis on PowerShell. "On my first deployment I didn't use PowerShell at all. But by my third one, it was all done by PowerShell scripts."

Comment: Re:Semi-related (Score 1) 99

Storage like this is handy for family photos, I'm not sure I would use it for anything else.

That's the reason I went with flickr. OneDrive will talk about the photo sharing experience, but it kind of sucks. It's great for the scenario of creating a folder of pictures to be shared with one person one time, but on a continuous basis of posting photos for people to see, it sucks. Flickr on the other hand is designed just for photo sharing, and it does it fabulously.

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 1) 619

by jader3rd (#47277199) Attached to: 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

There is no such thing as "too cheap."

Yes there is. When the government takes out loans to reduce the price of an item, that item is too cheap. Or if the price of the item doesn't cover negative externalities of creating that item, the price is too cheap. In Pre Arab Spring Egypt the price of bread was too cheap. The government was getting into debt subsidizing the price of wheat to keep the masses happy. Once the government was overthrown and the price of bread made it to market values, a lot of Egyptians realized that they now had a bunch of debt on their hands and more expensive food. They look back at that time and say that the price of bread was "too cheap".

Comment: Re:Not a Great Response (Score 2) 387

by jader3rd (#47263539) Attached to: Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

Contact Amazon (or whomever is hosting the data) and get all access shut down instantly and immediately, thereby ending the attacker's ability to do anything further.

But what if the attacker is the one contacting Amazon to shutdown everything? Do you want your business shut down by random teenagers calling Amazon, telling them to shut everything down?

Comment: Re:Flaimbate (Score 1) 364

by jader3rd (#47256227) Attached to: Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

If they're going to apply this uniformly, the video of your child dancing is now something they can use for their own profit.

Wasn't that always the motivation behind YouTube? Why else would somebody start a company that allows users to upload their own content, than for the purpose of using that content for your own profit?

Comment: Re:I'm just loving this part (Score 0) 347

by jader3rd (#47250225) Attached to: Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

We've seen that lie before with the Bush administration and, if I recall, fewer people had as much to say other than "if their systems suck that bad, something should be done about it."

In the Bush email case wasn't the excuse that the mail server had crashed, and after it crashed they found out that the tape backups hadn't been writing, and they never found out until they tried to do a restore? That at least was saying that the emails were on a server, which is where we all know they live. This is saying that the only copies of the emails was on one workstation, which is really hard to believe.

Comment: It's memory that's the problem? (Score 1) 257

by jader3rd (#47215173) Attached to: HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

When a person wants to do something such as run Microsoft Word, the computer’s central processor will issue a command to copy the program and a document from the slow disk it had been sitting on and bring it temporarily into the high-speed memory known as DRAM that sits near the computer’s core, helping ensure that Word and the file you’re working on will run fast. A problem with this architecture, according to computing experts, is that DRAM and the Flash memory used in computers seem unable to keep pace with the increase in data use.

The author gives the problem that to access data the computer goes to the slow disk, and pulls the data in the fast memory so it can be operated against. Then the article goes on to say that memory can't keep up with the demand. That seems backwards to me. Isn't the problem they're trying to solve deals with how spinning disks have not had their data access speed increase at the pace of the rest of computer components, not memory?

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