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Comment Jail? (Score 2) 123

Snowden leaks a bunch of sensitive information and government officials beat their chests over the jeopardy of his actions, never allowing him to be forgiven. Meanwhile, Katherine Archuleta and her OPM staff walks freely on the streets even though the security was Bridge of Death Easy and not Mission Impossible Hard
Clearly, the government's priorities are screwed up.

Comment Lesson Learned... (Score 1) 608

If you're going to willfully allow the spillage of sensitive government material, work in the civil service. Katherine Archuleta from OPM just had to lose her job.
Of the two, who do you think did more damage to American interests and/or jeopardized our clandestine positions?
I think the government has it's priorities VERY backwards.

Comment Not quite the same... (Score 1) 448

While I think this is a great "devil's advocate" piece and something to consider, I think there are some marked difference between the airline industry and cable. First, cable companies are like the AIRPORTS, not the AIRLINES. Cable companies distribute content that ESPN, NBC, et. al create. Cable companies aren't going to go away, but content delivery has changed. The clear path forward is to divest from content distribution and invest in superior internet infrastructure. The channel providers will then be able to set their own price in an open market place...
Actually, I just realized why ISPs (some of which are cable companies) are taking issue with net neutrality. In essence, it is their attempt to bolt on their existing business model to the Internet. With existing channels, Comcast & Verizon generate revenue off both sides of the distribution. They make money off of us for paying for the bundled channel package into our home then make money again off the channel in the form of carrier fees. Yeah... now I'm seeing how these dots connect. :-/

Comment It's like the metric system... (Score 2) 276

We will be the last ones to rid ourselves of the ridiculous idea that Columbus "discovered" the new world. Read historical accounts of the guy!!! He was a crook looking for gold. The vast majority of the wayfaring sailors of the time knew the Earth WAS NOT FLAT. And there is plenty of evidence to show that the Vikings knew that the Western Hemisphere existed. There is absolutely no reason why we should keep acknowledging this idiot.

Comment So what you're telling me... (Score 1) 269

So what you're telling me is that a bunch of scientists have scoured our gene pool to find identifiers for the quality of a person that, thus far, the scientific community has yet to decide on a concise qualitative measurement for?
You can read for days on the internet about the problems with IQ, theory of multiple intelligences, et al and still get the gist that we can determine what makes us "smarter" than goats because of obvious physiological traits, but have little to compare us to each other on intelligence.
Personally, I don't know why they expected anything more than these unimpressive results. The biases where ripe for deconstruction.

Comment Re:Very fishy (Score 1) 372

Unfortunately, not really...
The mail servers they use for military/government that I've seen only support a few hundred MB on the host. They just got into the triple digits within the last year or so. That means everything else goes to a PST on your local HDD (which is encrypted). Suffice it to say that while this may look like a convenient lapse in context to commercial concepts for data retention, this happens enough that I'm willing to believe it if there are records to support these things

Comment Somehow... (Score 1) 397

I don't think HP is the right place to go for this ploy. HP's done a real bang-up job in relation to their consumers in almost every market to say nothing of their staff relations.
The best Mr. Jackson can expect that is that the shareholders concoct a way to pay minorities less than the current staff to save a few bucks on the bottom line.

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.