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Comment: Re:Bashir of course! (Score 1) 191

by magarity (#49332027) Attached to: Your favorite Julian?

There should have been a flag officer in charge of the sector based at the station, and the station was woefully under-equipped when the show started

Except the locals who owned it weren't a member state for most of the series; they just contracted out station management to starfleet. What flag officer wants to be the space equivalent of a local franchise Securitas manager?

Comment: Re:Let me guess (Score 1) 224

by magarity (#49328237) Attached to: $1B TSA Behavioral Screening Program Slammed As "Junk Science"

A billion dollar program to tell screeners that the Arab guy or black guy who is shaking like a leaf, mumbling "allah-ackbar" over-and-over under his breath, and wants to check a huge bag should maybe be singled out for additional screening.

This is why the ACLU is involved. To imply Arab guys mumbling "allah-ackbar" with one way tickets might need extra screening is clearly just racism.

Comment: Re:Oh, well that's okay then. (Score 3, Interesting) 317

Who do all these people keep insisting that my actions have to have consequences

Yes indeed, and never mind the being held 72 hours. This is now in his medical records that he's suicidal. For the rest of his life he's going to be denied certain pain killers if he breaks a leg, held for additional time if he does anything that can be remotely identified as suicidal, etc. It might be bad enough he'll eventually kill himself.

Comment: Re:the establishment really does not like competit (Score 1) 366

by magarity (#49293715) Attached to: Uber Shut Down In Multiple Countries Following Raids

I can't help feel that its the established players who want to kill any newcoming competitionp>

It's 100% a case of this but as with Napster, Uber has gone about their innovation by attacking from the outside and are therefore doomed. In a few years, a smarter player will attack from the inside and be the long run success.

Comment: Re:Why not just deliver it yourself? (Score 3, Interesting) 296

by magarity (#49292755) Attached to: To Avoid NSA Interception, Cisco Will Ship To Decoy Addresses

Taking this cloak-and-dagger approach implies that if anyone at Cisco knows who's receiving the hardware, then it is at risk, meaning that Cisco is compromised and knows it.

It also implies that the real problem is at UPS/FedEx/DHL? I'd like to know what the shippers have to say about these interceptions.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982