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Censorship

DoD Paper Proposes National Security Through a Culture of Restraint (and Stigma) 310 310

decora writes "An SAIC analyst has written a paper [PDF] calling for the 'stigmatization' of the 'unattractive' types who tend to discuss government secrets in public. The plan, described in the Naval Postgraduate School Homeland Security Affairs journal, is to promote self-censorship as a 'civic duty'. Who needs to censor themselves? Amateur enthusiasts who describe satellite orbits, scientists who describe threats to the food supply, graduate students mapping the internet, the Government Accountability Office, which publishes failure reports on the TSA, the US Geologic Survey, which publishes surface water information, newspapers (the New York Times), TV shows, journalism websites, anti-secrecy websites, and even security author Bruce Schneier, to name a few."

Comment: Re:I'd better not be able to... (Score 2) 218 218

They broke the servers badly, and had to restore everything from the backup I made before I left, and then were too stupid to re-do the list of admin tasks afterwards, which included disabling the accounts of three other former employees, one of which was fired for dirty dealings.

I find this scenario plausible. You should check if you can access the accounts.

Comment: Re:If they're so profitable (Score 1) 194 194

Huh? The only?

Wine is awesome and all, but it doesn't (fully) support a lot of new games, and many games have only partial functionality.

[citation needed]. And please DO your homework first

Okay, so maybe I was full of shit (just spent 20 minutes googling for citations, couldn't find anything), but I remember I saw threads on forums/websites about pre-ordering the game to support linux gaming. Maybe it wasn't as huge as it seemed to be. I don't know.

Comment: Re:If they're so profitable (Score 2) 194 194

[citation needed] and I don't know many Linux users who do.

What I think he meant was "it's the only option linux users have".

To be fair those numbers were inflated by people who wanted to show that a game on linux can be profitable.

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