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Comment: Re:scripting in a document is bad (Score 3, Informative) 43

by gstoddart (#49603165) Attached to: CareerBuilder Cyberattack Delivers Malware Straight To Employers

Honestly, though, giving web designers access to scripting on the client side has produced a LOT of shit code and security holes.

So, if you're in the business of letting all the guys know, can you tell them to stop being so incompetent at security?

Because the average web developer seems to be pretty stupid and useless when it comes to writing code which doesn't want to become a gaping security hole.

kthanksby.

Comment: Re:Founding Fathers read Orwell? (Score 5, Interesting) 170

by gstoddart (#49590119) Attached to: FBI Slammed On Capitol Hill For "Stupid" Ideas About Encryption

No, the founding fathers had seen some pretty bad behavior from kings and tyrants, and were people who understood the big picture.

They certainly didn't anticipate everything, but they sure as hell tried to lay the groundwork for trying to formulate how to prevent this crap.

And then people got all scared and lost their shot and decided "oh, fuck all those constitutional protections, we're scared".

The problem with the FBI is they moronically believe that if they poke holes in crypto that it would still have any value. Because they're too fucking concerned about getting this information they can't stop to think that if there are holes for them, there's holes for anybody else to use.

What the FBI et al are basically saying amounts to "everybody should leave their house unlocked in case we need to go in, and we will go 'la la la' and pretend that nobody else will do this".

The FBI are either collectively too fucking stupid, or too fucking fascist to comprehend that crypto only really works if you don't punch holes in it.

But, hey, between law enforcement hiding how often they use that Stingray thing, and the "manaul of institutional perjury" which is parallel construction -- maybe it's time we stopped treating them as anything but a corrupt organization which needs a serious culling?

Fire 'em, arrest 'em, hang 'em -- it doesn't matter. These clowns have decided the law doesn't apply to them, so they don't deserve to be treated like the good guys.

Comment: Re:Not every tattoo (Score 1) 393

by gstoddart (#49587435) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

You seem to think you've scored points for your witty repartee.

In respond to you saying "yarg, teh tattoos are tech stupid because I said so", I said:

People have been tattooing for thousands of years, it's not going to stop because you don't like them.

Which is a statement of fact, not a logical fallacy. Because the world isn't going to stop getting tattooed because you complain.

Then you doubled down on the "yarg, teh tattoos are for the sux0rs". And then you idiotically accuse me of a logical fallacy.

But, hey, maybe you simply don't understand what a logical fallacy is. Or maybe you're just so convinced of your own awesome you're unaware of your own stupid.

Comment: And why is bitcoin different? (Score 2) 247

by gstoddart (#49587303) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Disrupting the Argentine Economy

Other than proponents saying "because it's distributed, digital, and magic" I fail to see how failing to tell your government about one source of money is going to be any different that failing to disclose another.

Other than the pixie dust and unicorn poop, what exactly keeps the government from charging you with nor reporting the money?

Bitcoin doesn't exist outside of the real world just because people who use it claim that to be the case. But it definitely carries its own reality distortion field with it.

Comment: Re:Not every tattoo (Score 0) 393

by gstoddart (#49586025) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

I'll be bangin' 18 year olds when I'm 40

You keep telling yourself that, sport. You just keep telling yourself that.

Not all tattoos are back and blue, and your opinion on the aesthetic of tattoos is just that ... your opinion.

People have been tattooing for thousands of years, it's not going to stop because you don't like them.

Comment: Re:Waitasecondhere... (Score 1) 393

by gstoddart (#49585947) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

You obviously don't get out much ... the kids go straight to full sleeves these days because they're cool and highly visible.

The tramp stamp of years ago has been replaced with brightly colored new school sleeves. I wouldn't be cool and edgy if people didn't know you had it.

Honestly, if Apple didn't have some inked up folks around I'd be surprised. But chances are nobody ever thought of it as a test case.

Many people have lots of ink which can be hidden when needed ... but a lot of kids start with the highly visible ones which only the hardcore used to have.

Gone are the days of the body-suit which nobody could see if you wore long sleeves.

Comment: Re:Not every tattoo (Score 1) 393

by gstoddart (#49585681) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

I didn't know tattoos were a hipster thing

Then one might suggest you either live under a rock, or have no contact with tattoos.

Nowadays the kiddies with the stretched ears get their sleeves as their first tattoos, instead of getting a bunch of smaller ones first.

The sleeve tattoo is very much now a hipster thing. In some ways, so is the neck tattoo.

Hell, your average barrista seems to be required to have stretched lobes, dreads, and full sleeves ... even if they don't have any other tattoos.

Comment: Re:dwarf? DWARF? (Score 1) 60

by gstoddart (#49585161) Attached to: NASA Probe Spies Possible Polar Ice Cap On Pluto

Aye, ya wee celestail body ... there, we'v said it ... 'yer wee, ye'll always be wee ... too wee 'ta be called a planet, so you'll e'er be doomed to be called an almost planet, or an ex planet as it were.

Sorry, but we ha' no time to listen to the lamentations of an ex planet, sorry Pluto, but 'yer too wee to listen to.

Take tha' you wee ex planet ... why we have people wha' have bigger heads than 'ye!!

Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.

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