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Comment: Re:and won't be allowed to last long (Score 1) 947

by jbmartin6 (#47931379) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
It seems to me the biggest problem is who do you sign up with to fight them? The US-backed government that is as corrupt as they come? Not to mention the issues of siding with a government imposed at gunpoint by an invading power. The Assad government has a lot of supporters in Syria, in part because Assad is somewhat better than ISIS (at least in the western areas with more non-Sunnis).

Comment: Reality will intrude (Score 1) 448

by jbmartin6 (#47826443) Attached to: Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?
Once the soldiers learn how to disable the lockout it will become unwritten standard practice to remove the lockout before relying on it, all it would take is one incident where it got locked out due to a bug or other failure. Would you want your life relying on a weapon that would stop working if it couldn't phone home?

Comment: Re: What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 2) 613

by jbmartin6 (#47816551) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux
You forgot to mention, you will only run something else if the flaws in the original cost you more than the costs of switching to the alternative. Assuming the alternative can be proven to not have equivalent flaws. In most cases, this means people stay with the original and put up with the flaws.

Comment: Re: What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 1) 613

by jbmartin6 (#47816503) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux
It is a question of scope. An IE bug may or may not affect a million users, just to pick a number. Many of those run firefox or chrome. And each one needs to be exploited individually, through various mechanisms (bogus email, fake website/search poison, etc.) which have a low overall success rate. Compare this to Heartbleed, which could impact the same million users at a single point with a single operation.

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