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Comment: She doesn't mind the state controlling everthing (Score 0, Troll) 163

by judoguy (#47898013) Attached to: Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

but I don't like the fact that someone I don't know can pick up, if they're a private citizen, one of these drones and fly it over my property.

She's probably just fine with the *state* peeping into your (not her) business. That's the very definition of a self labeled "progressive". Guns, drones, private (no tax man involved) monetary interactions between people, healthcare, retirement, etc.

These things are the bailiwick of the state only. You're too stupid to be allowed to make these decisions.

Comment: Re:Cyber is easy, EMP is possible (Score 4, Interesting) 117

by judoguy (#47750765) Attached to: Securing the US Electrical Grid

Cyber is easy - simply no direct connect to the internet. Anything less is effectively nothing. Anything more is not needed.

Not that easy. I worked for a company that did just that. Air gapped completely. We sneaker netted the web orders, etc. back and forth between the internal system and the outside world. Huge pain in the ass, but secure.

When we had to be certified as PCI compliant by our auditors, they wouldn't. Said that the air gap was a security risk! Made us connect and go through the hoops with more firewalls, et al., to be certified so we could stay in business.

I will NEVER believe that they are more secure now than before. We checked the sneakernet data for SQL injection, ran AV, limited removable media to a few trusted and audited employees and so forth. But in the end, we had to get that PCI cert or our bank would refuse to do business with us.

Comment: Re:The world we live in. (Score 1) 595

by judoguy (#47750167) Attached to: New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs
Saying that the victim had a role in the incident isn't precisely "blaming the victim". Our attention and/or inattention during our activities play a role in the outcomes. It's true that no one deserves to be taken advantage of by some bastard, but it's childish to cry that no one should ever be at risk for carelessness either. Doesn't work with power tools, rock climbing or as any adult knows, interaction with other people.

Comment: Re:But (Score 1) 191

by judoguy (#47747551) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?
No kidding. Who needs an earthquake when the power goes out at -30f.

Having said that, I moved here from the South some 25 years ago. I don't think I've had a power loss in the winter here.

We had them all the time from winter ice storms down South. I've lost power up here in the summer time many times from an hour to a week once in south Minneapolis. But thank God/Whoever, never in the winter.

Comment: Re:As long as certain rules are kept (Score 3, Insightful) 383

by judoguy (#47647283) Attached to: DARPA Wants To Kill the Password
Good point. I'm at an age where my friends are dying every year or so. As someone who has had to "close up shop" for some of them, it's a royal bitch to do when their online life can't be accessed. Stopping the mail, shutting down the online business, etc.

"Oh, they should have prepared for that in advance, as soon as they knew they were going to die". Yeah, well, perhaps in some fantasy world. No, the survivors clean up in real life.

Comment: Re:Sick of Denialists (Score 1) 165

by judoguy (#47581097) Attached to: Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So
Wrong about a few things. Health care isn't a Communist benefit. Oh, you mean forcing everyone to buy Obamacare. Not a "benefit".

border fences with guards who shoot to kill (Arizona, California border with Mexico)...

Wrong again on a couple of levels.

1. You may be too young to remember, but places like the USSR, East Germany and Cuba kill(ed) people trying to leave, not come in. And..

2. I know a border guard currently on duty. He is constantly told not to engage illegals and to stay away from specific parts of the border at certain times. And they spend a LOT of money and time giving health care, etc. to the illegals they catch

Not remotely similar to the referenced "border fences".

Comment: In my case, why not? (Score 1) 125

by judoguy (#47534275) Attached to: Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human
In a sensible health insurance market, I might very well want to have insurance companies have my personal health data.

I'm 61 and in perfect health. Literally, perfect health. Superb lipid profile, low blood sugar, not over weight, no diseases, never smoked, don't drink, athlete level blood pressure, etc. I work my ass off keeping this way.

I WANT the damn insurance companies to discriminate on the basis of "pre existing conditions". Note that the term "pre existing conditions" is an insurance industry term, nothing to do with health care.

I damn sure don't want anyone selling any information about me and I'm sure Google will, but as I said, in an ideal world, I'd give it to the parasitic insurance industry.

No, scratch the above. In a ideal world, I wouldn't have to worry about health insurance at all. I only need some now I order to set up an HSA. And I only want to set up an HSA in order to save some money in taxes. In an ideal world, I'd just pay for my own health care and not have to screw around with government corruption and confiscatory taxes in the first place.

Comment: Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (Score 2) 253

by judoguy (#47482523) Attached to: New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes
No, only bad food tastes bad. People today don't know what healthy food is. Bacon and eggs are healthy foods. Butter is healthy food. Starchy carbs are tasty, but unhealthy foods. Rice cakes are unhealthy food. You may have an eating disorder, but that's a different problem.

I agree completely that exercise for the sake of exercise sucks. The trick to happiness in exercise to find something you can enjoy for it's own sake. Physical activity is great for lots of reasons, but weight loss isn't one of them. If you are on a carb diet, you generally can't lose *fat* from exercise. You can burn glucose OR fat. It's called the Randall cycle . You have to get into a fat burning metabolism to burn fat. Otherwise you're just burning muscle and liver stored glycogen and storing the fat.

I'm a 61 year old judo competitor. A little over 4 years ago, I started eating lots of fat, moderate protein and very low carb intake. I lost 40lbs in about 6 months and it didn't come back. I never count calories, eat tons of eggs and very little grain, whole or otherwise. My cholesterol panels went from getting-ready-to-die to teenage athlete levels. Yes, I get plenty of exercise in the dojo, but that literally hasn't changed in decades. Only the diet changed. Eating fat and cutting the carbs is what made the difference for me and about a dozen of my friends.

Comment: Re:makes compete sense. (Score -1, Flamebait) 358

by judoguy (#47306187) Attached to: Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

As an amateur radio hobbyist, im absolutely fed up with people basing their knowledge of healthcare reform solely on what Fox News says

"I'm absolutely fed up with people basing their knowledge of healthcare reform solely on what government supporters say." There, fixed it for you.

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