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Comment Re:Summaries, how do they work? (Score 3, Insightful) 86

I've been running linux as my main OS on my personal computers for about a dozen years. I browse through Slashdot nearly every day. I have never heard of Docker. I work in a Windows world and don't do application development. I'm not sure why you think this would be on the radar of every single reader of Slashdot.

This failure to explain, or even link to an explanation, of the core concept of a summary is probably one of the biggest recurring editorial failures on Slashdot. (And yeah, that's saying something.) Technology has a lot of specialized branches. I know plenty of application developers who don't know anything about networking, or network admins who don't know anything about databases or writing code, etc. etc.

Comment Re:Too Bad (Score 1) 125

I watch some NBA/NFL and the rest is on the Smithsonian channel. The last really good movie I watched was A Clockwork Orange about 30 years ago.

If I were ranking Kubrick's movies in order of how much I enjoyed them, Clockwork would be near the bottom of the list. I guess this is why Baskin Robbins has more than one flavor. And why there are zero good reason for anyone to think their personal opinion should dictate the course of the world.

Comment Re: What a load of BS (Score 2) 572

Apparently, at least one of the emails was about a NY Times article about the US classified drone program. Hard to imagine why an email about an article in a public newspaper would be classified.

If the person who sent the article from the public newspaper has classified knowledge and that person makes comments about the public newspaper article, then the e-mail has classified information.

The comments made by a person with classified knowledge could contain classified information. But the person with classified knowledge also presumably knows some things which aren't classified. Whether the comments they made are classified or not would need to be determined on a case by case basis.
(Personally, I think using a personal email server for official emails which even had the potential possibility of containing classified info is batshit stupid. But that doesn't justify jumping to conclusions.)

Comment Re:The Hipster Comparison Misdirection Fallacy. (Score 2) 186

I think you maybe miss the point this type of comparison is intended to raise. That is, there are no perfect things of any type in this world. Defining and understanding the limits imposed by those imperfections makes it possible to recognize in what ways the flawed tools available may still be useful. IOW, if we throw away all imperfect tools, we would be left with none.

Comment Re: I am sure (Score 1) 301

If I have to choose between siding with child molesters or siding with a police state, I'm on the side of child molesters. Simple self interest.

Child molesters have no interest to bother me. The same cannot be said about a police state.

I get where you're coming from, but this isn't true if you are a child. Or if you have children. Or actually, if you aren't selfish and don't have children.
Sometimes, when trying to weigh the lesser of two evils, it comes up a tie.

Comment Re:Normally I side with the EFF, BUT (Score 1) 143

Yes. Sovereign nations do, in fact, have the right to set their own laws.

So how are you going to stop them from committing atrocities?

Oh yeah, that's right... WAR.

Modern countries have developed many other methods for dealing with these sorts of situations. While they are sometimes not as fast or effective as WAR, they don't generally have the side affect of killing thousands or millions of innocents. If you want to live in the past, you'll first have to wait for the future to invent your time machine.

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