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Comment: Re:Why is this dribble on the front page? (Score 1) 406

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49780589) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results
when someone posted a picture of some wood left hanging in Moore, OK after the tornado...people got upset that I thought that IF this was a sign from God, IF God put this "cross" there, then He also caused that a signature at the bottom of a painting. And that obviously God doesn't like the people in that area very much. The more they pray, the worse the weather gets.

Comment: Re:Why is this dribble on the front page? (Score 1) 406

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49780577) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results
Even if God exists, there is an even smaller chance that It would be the one described in the current Christian Bible. If one looks at all the disasters, plagues, wars, etc and puts those in the "God did this" column, it really looks more like God just barely tolerates humanities existence and doesn't really like us very much. He seems very distant, passive-aggressive, and sometimes very violent and genocidal. I personally am unable to "worship" any entity like that, nor do I wish to spend an eternity with an entity that endorses all of the horrific acts in the Old Testament.

Comment: Re:Why is this dribble on the front page? (Score 1) 406

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49780557) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results, Satanic witch hunters? Since no Christians are witches, that implies that this person would both have to be anti-Christian and also a witch hunter, since witches are a separate "religion" as well. Maybe a fundamentalist Muslim who hunts Wiccans? Or are they using "witch" just as a adjective and don't realize that there are people who refer to themselves as "witches" aka Wiccans...

Creationists shouldn't use computers or the internet, since that technology relies on science as opposed to "God magic".

Comment: Re:Criminal liability ... (Score 2) 82

Their only a "victim" due to lax security. The corporation broke the law too, by not properly securing their data as required by HIPAA law. And we SHOULD accuse them partially for the success of the criminals, as they enabled them twice. Once by having crap security, and two by not even noticing for an entire year. The HIPAA law might have changed since I did audits, but your supposed to do them on a yearly basis as well. So, triple failure.

As a side note, there seems to be a marketing opportunity here for security companies to do active domain name "dyslexic" attacks. It seems it would be trivial to have a script that transposes numbers into the real URL and does a WHOIS on a scheduled basis. Really, there are probably a dozen employees at Carefirst who could do this. At my job, probably over 50% of the people I directly work with could either do this off the top of their head or figure out how to do this in a few days; and their not even programmers or such.

Comment: Re: Criminal liability ... (Score 2) 82

Doesn't matter, HIPAA law doesn't have a designation that says "non-profits don't have to follow this law". Care First should be receiving a fine for every piece of lost information. Just because it's member owned doesn't mean they don't have to do security audits, real-time monitoring, etc. If anything these "members" who own it should be on the hook personally for the fines. If it's "your business" (ie, member owned) and your making profit off it, you should also be an active participant in the business.

Comment: Re:As usual... (Score 3, Informative) 379

I hope you never have a job that asks you for your opinion on this type of issue, since you couldn't be more wrong. It's even in the article...

Title 17 of the United States Copyright Law, which denotes that the “Copyright in a work protected under this title vests initially in the author or authors of the work”; in the case of photography, the individual who presses the shutter is the ‘author’.

In addition, the District’s Board Policy Manual explicitly states “a student shall retain all rights to work created as part of the instruction or using District technology resources.”

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