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Comment: Re:If all goes well. . . (Score 1) 228

by poetmatt (#48884441) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

I can see why this would be mentioned as a focus, but I can see this being the straw that breaks the camel's back.

It's one thing to at least require an agreement to let your privacy be violated in return for X functionality (sadly because there is no other option from how companies have designed it), but it's another to just do this outright.

Comment: Re:Censorship? (Score 2) 418

by poetmatt (#48876893) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

It's also hilariously ineffective in this day and age where wireless access does tend to exist.

If someone cuts the internet connection to my house I can just tether my phone to my router and continue uninterrupted. So as long as I have power, this doesn't mean shit. What's sad is that the moron trying to intimidate via cutting internet cables didn't get electrocuted in the process.

Comment: Re:Bad idea (Score 1) 382

by poetmatt (#48859097) Attached to: FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

The only thing touting the 2nd amendment does is show how stupid you are. And we're not talking vaguely stupid, we're talking "you make tinfoil hat conspiracists sound completely normal" stupid.

There are ways to fix things, there are responses to things, implying that you're citing the right to bear arms when it talks about a militia during times of war is absolutely bonkers.

Please stop posting on slashdot at a minimum and maybe take a class on reading comprehension.

Comment: Re:The hard part is yet to come (Score 1) 84

by poetmatt (#48759519) Attached to: Microbe Found In Grassy Field Contains Powerful Antibiotic

You highlighted the exact real issue:

"What they claim to have found".

It will take years to actually even start to identify the damage this new antibiotic may have on the body. From a medical perspective we are still in the process of assessing just how harmful existing antibiotics are on the body for example.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that. (Score 2) 168

by poetmatt (#48746421) Attached to: Seismological Society of America Claims Fracking Reactivated Ohio Fault

To be clear, none of what you're talking about is really related to the pollution of the ground water.

The pollution of groundwater is from the actual chemicals used in some fracking and isn't tied to the whole "burning sink water" thing. Quantifying burning sink water as being tied to fracking will not happen, but quantifying what's in the water and when? That has occurred.

Likewise, quantifying increased seismic activity to fracking has occurred.

Comment: Re:Sure... (Score 2) 343

You're talking about air gapping the wrong system.

There needs to be an air gap between executives and computers. They need to never be allowed to breach it, because they are completely fucking stupid. Sony is so inept I don't even get how they are allowed to do business. This is such a lack of security compliance for a for profit that I imagine compliance auditors are drooling by now.

Is it unique to them? not even remotely. Is it their own fault? about 99.9%. 56 hacks in 12 years is not a company who understands technology. It's a company with about as much technical knowhow as the musical artists they represent.

Comment: Re:Does the job still get done? (Score 1) 688

by poetmatt (#48617213) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

If it's destroying more jobs then it creates, then you need to fire the people who make false statements.

Then again, we're talking about the NY times, a site that long ago gave up on honest journalism and now resorts to getcha headlines.

The reality is that technology will always destroy more jobs than it creates if you're looking at an exclusively dishonest worldview. Technology will simply shift where the jobs are available, from (things that are now automated), to things such as managing the things that are automated.

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