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Comment Re:How is this newsworthy? (Score 1) 280

So you think that just because you decided to kill them, they didn't have the right to live? That's really your take on things?

If you initiate violence, you are giving up your OWN claim on your right to live. You have the right up until you infringe on someone else's. That's simple, rational stuff. If you can't use reason in your world view, then you are by definition looking at things irrationally. If you act irrationally, and it results in you doing something like killing those 9 people, then you have waived your own right to your life. Do you get that? You don't need a government to tell you that. But if you can't figure it out without a government telling you that, please do the rest of us a favor and don't do anything dangerous like voting.

Submission + - Even with Telemetry Disabled, Windows 10 Talks to Dozens of Microsoft Servers (voat.co) 1

Motherfucking Shit writes: Curious about the various telemetry and personal information being collected by Windows 10, one user installed Windows 10 Enterprise and disabled all of the telemetry and reporting options. Then he configured his router to log all the connections that happened anyway. Even after opting out wherever possible, his firewall captured Windows making around 4,000 connection attempts to 93 different IP addresses during an 8 hour period, with most of those IPs controlled by Microsoft. Even the enterprise version of Windows 10 is checking in with Redmond when you tell it not to — and it's doing so frequently.

Submission + - Even with Telemetry Disabled, Windows 10 Talks to Dozens of Microsoft Servers (voat.co) 1

Motherfucking Shit writes: Curious about the various telemetry and personal information being collected by Windows 10, one user installed Windows 10 Enterprise and disabled all of the telemetry and reporting options. Then he configured his router to log all the connections that happened anyway. Even after opting out wherever possible, his firewall captured Windows making around 4,000 connection attempts to 93 different IP addresses during an 8 hour period, with most of those IPs controlled by Microsoft. Even the enterprise version of Windows 10 is checking in with Redmond when you tell it not to — and it's doing so frequently.

Comment Re:How is this newsworthy? (Score 1) 280

In a modern society arms are useless.

Really? Then why does every single political leader - across the spectrum, including flaming lefty tyrants, eastern European strongmen, laid-back Scandinavian royalty and elected officials, mayors of cities, etc. - have armed protection at their disposal?

Why do police departments train in the use of arms? Why do militaries, even strictly defensive ones, understand the need to be able to use arms?

It's nice for you that you live in a fantasy world where there is no need for a 90-pound woman to ever defend herself against a man three times her size. Where is it, exactly, that you live that there are absolutely no violent people, no robberies, no rapes, no crimes that endanger lives? Please be specific, and if you would, please link to some reports that show your zero crime rate. Not that you will, of course, because you're full of it, and you know it.

Comment Re:How is this newsworthy? (Score 1) 280

What a load of shit. Without a government, you have no rights. Go live in a jungle sometime...

Wow, you really haven't thought this through, have you? You should.

So, you and another 100 people are in the jungle. 10 of you decide to get together in a group (you know, assembling) and chant something they think is important (you know ... speaking). Who is giving them the perfectly natural behavioral elbow room to assemble and express themselves? The other 90 people who aren't even paying attention to them? The trees? No. These are perfect examples of "natural rights." If some of the other 90 people decide to get together and force those 10 people to no longer gather, or no longer speak their minds, they are infringing on their freedom to assemble and speak.

The US constitution recognizes this, and its first amendment explicitly says that the government can't infringe on that right. There's no place in the constitution that defines the right to assemble or speak ... those are a given. They are self-evident, natural freedoms that can only be limited by other people or groups. Those 10 people don't need the other 90 to do anything in order for their group of 10 to be able to gather and speak. They can do that without any action or permission from anybody. If someone decides to take action shut them up, that's infringement of that right.

Without a government, a society, a rule of law, etc there is no such thing as 'rights'.

Nonsense. Without rule of law, there is no protection of rights. You really think that your right to speak comes from the government? You truly don't understand that it's the government's job to prevent other people (and those same government institutions) from forcibly shutting you up?

Comment Re:Caller ID Blocker (Score 3, Interesting) 218

I strung him along by responding literally to his questions while using a handy FreeBSD server I had sitting there under the table until he gave me their logmein url(which I later reported to logmein support, who promised to close their account), then allowed him to finally make sense of my somewhat responses (I don't see a Start button, but I do have a window I can type that command in... What version am I using? The OS says version 10, etc...) when I finally asked him what kind of computer engineer has never heard of FreeBSD before...

Comment Re: Militant Slashdot (Score 1) 280

There have been isolated incidents of the MAC-10, TEC-9, the Skorpion, and the Kalishnikov being used in LA by gangs. Those I'm not sure end up with four or more shot and they're gang-related rather than the "targeted facility" mass shootings people keep worrying about. It's definitely the exception, I think even before the NFA.

Comment There's still a great advantage for the human (Score 3, Insightful) 41

There's still a great advantage for the human security analyst. The human may not be as fast or as infallible. One may not be as infallible as the AI when things are going smoothly. However, the human will still need to make sure the AI is making sense. Someone needs to make sure the traffic being flagged is consistent with actual traffic. The AI can itself be subverted via code. The AI can have a subtle bug that makes it stop making sense in some obscure edge case that isn't covered well in testing. The human cannot be so easily fooled or subverted. It's going to be a team effort. It's just that it'll be the AI and a handful of humans doing what a much bigger team of humans used to do.

Comment Re: Militant Slashdot (Score 1) 280

There's a difference between a "mass shooting" and a "mass killing spree".

Not fully automatic, but the high cyclic rate Gatling was used to subjugate the indigenous peoples. It was also used in a civil war against both regulars and militia on both sides. It was used to intimidate anti-draft protestors in New York.

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre was a mass shooting by FBI standards and featured shotguns and at least one Thompson machine gun. That was gang-on-gang violence, which is what much handgun violence is today. The Thompson was a well-known weapon and well-known to be popular with crime syndicates in New York and Chicago. I can't think of a specific other incident in which 4 or more people were killed with one.

Clyde Barrow used a BAR and killed a number of people. He and Bonnie Parker and their associates were certainly killers on a spree, but I'm not sure they ever killed four people at one time. They also were firing during gang robberies and getaways, not at targeted pockets of civilians looking to make a statement or raise their body count.

Of the 25 deadliest mass murders in the 20th century, only 52 percent involved guns at all. http://www.slate.com/articles/...

Comment Re:Militant Slashdot (Score 1) 280

The Browning HiPower is a pistol that uses 9mm ammunition. It is not the round. The Colt Model 1911 is a pistol that uses .45 ACP ammunition and is not the round. The 1911 was a longtime military sidearm for US forces and was replaced not with the HiPower, though, but by another 9mm known as the Beretta M9 which is basically a military version of their 92FS. That barely beat the Sig P226.

Comment Re:Militant Slashdot (Score 2) 280

You can buy AR-platform rifles not only in .300 Blackout but also readily in .308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO. There's an upper/lower kit from some company meant for the back woods which swaps out parts from .22 LR to .50 Beowulf. Armalite also carries a .338 Lapua AR-30 so that's a popular large--game hunting (and sniper) round.

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