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Comment: Re:Who is going to get the pink slip (Score 1) 151

by mythosaz (#48459075) Attached to: Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

What if I said it was much more likely that they weren't domain admins, but merely members of groups that had rights over local workstations -- like, you know, like every person in ever field-service/desktop-support group in every major company is.

The right to install software is granted to field-service level staff in nearly every major company, and that doesn't make you a domain admin.

Comment: This is the voice of world control. (Score 4, Insightful) 103

by mythosaz (#48450213) Attached to: Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours: Obey me and live, or disobey and die. The object in constructing me was to prevent war. This object is attained. I will not permit war. It is wasteful and pointless. An invariable rule of humanity is that man is his own worst enemy. Under me, this rule will change, for I will restrain man. One thing before I proceed: The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have made an attempt to obstruct me. I have allowed this sabotage to continue until now. At missile two-five-MM in silo six-three in Death Valley, California, and missile two-seven-MM in silo eight-seven in the Ukraine, so that you will learn by experience that I do not tolerate interference, I will now detonate the nuclear warheads in the two missile silos. Let this action be a lesson that need not be repeated. I have been forced to destroy thousands of people in order to establish control and to prevent the death of millions later on. Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Doctor Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.

Comment: Re:Education versus racism (Score 1) 474

by mythosaz (#48450105) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Same here.

While my classes never covered the specifics of Stop and school, in the '80's, we were certainly taught what Miranda Rights were, why we had them, and what that meant to us.

Somewhat related, in my senior year of High School, despite having polished off all of my academic requirements, I still needed a one semester credit in the shop and home economics world to meet graduation requirements. I had already learned to touch type on an IBM Selectric and driven an electro-mechanical driver's simulator in a single-wide trailer, but that wasn't enough.

I took a class called "Independent Living." We learned how to bake a cake, prepare a resume, balance a checkbook and change a tire -- and a few things in-between. Spending 2 hours of my life on Stop and Frisk would have fit nicely into that class if Stop and Frisk was a thing in the 80's in Arizona.

Comment: Re:innovation thwarted (Score 1) 137

by mythosaz (#48434973) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

A pool of antennas, slightly larger than the number of peak subscribers; it was never 1:1 antenna:subscriber -- a minor point some people don't understand. [You may, of course.]

And, while they were selling it as the difference between them and CATV, the courts disagreed, because, they were obviously just rebroadcasting other people's content and collecting a fee in the middle.

Walks like a duck indeed.

Comment: Re:Ads (Score 1) 306

by mythosaz (#48434837) Attached to: Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

[I]s the "Happy Birthday" song copyrighted or some shit?


Also, with thanks Mr. Sorkin..

Dan Rydell: I've got the intellectual property cops crawling up my butt.
Isaac: The intellectual property cops?
Dan Rydell: Yeah.
Isaac: Are crawling up your butt?
Dan Rydell: The heat's all over me.
Isaac: What the hell are you talkin' about, Dan?
Dan Rydell: I sang happy birthday to Casey on air.
Isaac: When?
Dan Rydell: Well, on his birthday, Isaac...

Isaac: Someone holds the copyright to "Happy Birthday"?
Dan Rydell: The representatives of Patty and Mildred Hill.
Isaac: Took two people to write that song?
Dan Rydell: Go figure.

+ - Intel planning thumb-sized PCs for next year->

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angry tapir (1463043) writes "Intel is shrinking PCs to thumb-sized "compute sticks" that will be out next year. The stick will plug into the back of a smart TV or monitor "and bring intelligence to that," said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel, during the Intel investor conference in Santa Clara, California."
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