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Comment: Re:Risk Management (Score 4, Interesting) 634

by mrchaotica (#49344163) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

3 crew on flight deck for all aircraft, Let the pilots rest and get good sleep, and2 very well armed angry air marshalls on every flight. Solves 100% of all "terrorisim" problems.

Well, until the air marshals themselves go rogue. (It seems unlikely, but then again, so is a suicidal copilot.)

Comment: Re:Risk Management (Score 1) 634

by mrchaotica (#49343909) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Or perhaps some means to allow a pilot back in.

Any method of getting in from the passenger compartment would be vulnerable to coercion.

I think maybe they should just have the senior flight attendant enter the cockpit whenever the pilot or copilot leaves, so that there are always two people in the cockpit (in theory, they probably won't *both* be suicidal...)

Either that, or implement better vetting of pilots.

Or maybe they should give the pilots their own bathroom, so there's no reason to leave the cockpit in the first place.

Comment: Re:Big deal ... not! (Score 4, Insightful) 107

They can also figure out the address of anywhere you go regularly. That means your workplace, your friends' homes, the bar you hang out at, your mistresses' house, your drug dealer, etc.... any of which could open you up to blackmail or worse.

That last one might -- might -- be a valid thing for the cops to care about, but the rest aren't. Yet they still have the information, and that's a problem. Remember, even if you aren't a criminal, the cop looking through the records might be.

Comment: Re:They should go (Score 1) 198

Considering the PM2.5 issue, I'm starting to wonder if "modern" diesels might actually be worse than older ones. At least older diesels produce big particulates that are more easily filtered or washed out by rain. Plus, they get better fuel economy, can run on biodiesel without clogging the common-rail injectors, etc.

Comment: Re:just stick to real water (Score 4, Insightful) 413

by mrchaotica (#49313223) Attached to: How 'Virtual Water' Can Help Ease California's Drought

I agree, it seems to be a 'liberal' thing - carbon credits, rather than a 'simple' carbon tax. Pollution trading, etc... Let's create MORE complex systems that don't really solve anything.

What are you, an idiot? The only reason 'liberals' talk about carbon credits instead of a 'simple' carbon tax is in an attempt to compromise with conservatives!

Then, conservative assholes turn around and blame them for it -- just like what happened with Romneycare.

Liberal: "Let's solve the problem by taxing carbon!"
Conservative: "NO! TAXES ARE EVIL!!!! We need a Free Market solution!"
Liberal: "Fine. We'll assign a value to carbon, and let it be traded on the Free Market."
Conservative: "NO! That's too complicated!"
Liberal: "..."

Apparently, what needs to happen is for liberals to stop attempting to compromise, and just tell the conservatives to go fuck themselves instead.

Comment: Re:I can't wait for the Linus Torvalds rant over t (Score 1) 361

by mrchaotica (#49313147) Attached to: OEMs Allowed To Lock Secure Boot In Windows 10 Computers

Would suck for kernel devs but would probably work just fine for most Linux users. Linux is not doomed.

Every user is potentially a kernel dev, ...

In exactly the same way that Bill Maher is potentially a future pope.

No, not in the same way! For the purpose of this conversation, "kernel dev" includes even people who do something as simple as `make menuconfig` or anything else that causes the checksum of the kernel to change.

That's actually a lot of people, including all Gentoo users, VMware users, anybody who needs to enable support for weird hardware, anybody who needs a non-free driver that can't be distributed already compiled in, etc.

You can be replaced by this computer.