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Comment Re: Or... just hear me out here... (Score 4, Interesting) 1030 1030

Your logic is not universal. Do people have a right to go shooting people on the street? Of course not. Do people have a right to shoot a home invader? Of course. If a creepy guy climbs your fence to take pictures of your teenage daughter in her bathing suit do you have a right to smash his camera? Many juries would say so. If he uses an RC drone camera instead? Same thing. Let's hear what's on the memory card.

Comment Re: Cost? (Score 1) 161 161

and $3.30 is fine. I paid way more for my SLC SSD's for my primary ZFS log device. Which are still going strong - thank you Intel. Gimme a giant one of these to swap out the mostly unused VM memory pages that are lost to containerization. It's webscale RAM. :P

Comment Re:Its 2015 people. (Score 1) 364 364

It would cost me money to use 2FA

It'll cost you money to not use 2FA too. Pay now or pay later.

I get 2000 texts a month on my $30 plan - I use maybe 10 2FA messages in that time - hardly worth complaining about. Electricity costs money too!

But to the GP - password quality is part of good 2FA; one is not a replacement for the other.

Comment Re:Two birds with one stone (Score 1) 565 565

More likely, someone could run a forklift into one of the massive Fluoride gas tanks and puncture it (the gas is used to surface polysilicon wafers), wiping out a couple of hundred people Union-Carbide-style.

That's a minimal risk and some precautions can be made. But the more relevant metric is that roofing jobs are among the most dangerous in the US. Solar installers on roofs will fall to their deaths (or severe injury), and that's a guarantee. There's no magic that keeps solar installers safer than roofing installers.

I'm guessing it will be about as deadly as coal, per megaWatt. Nothing nearly as safe as atomic power or hydro.

Comment Re:Presidential Protection (Score 1, Interesting) 169 169

Obama's on the list. So is Dubya. And Clinton. And Bush Sr. And Reagan, obviously. And Carter. On and on.

One of the things that caused a lack of sleep for Jefferson was the long line of people at his door (at the original Whitehouse). Most of them wanted jobs or handouts; he didn't mind the ones who actually came to him with policy concerns.

Then again, his government was mostly limited and operating by the rule-of-law, so not too many people felt he ought to be murdered.

Comment Re:Have you dug into the cameras a bit? (Score 1) 134 134

Same kind of eBay special camera here - $130 vs. $650 for a US-branded PoE HD/IR camera. Mostly good. I get at mine with:

mplayer rtsp://

I wanted to run it on Zoneminder, but my zm keeps crashing. It appears to be problems with the pthreads implementation. I sent up patches for a (different) build bug, and the team took that right away - so good team, but there's hard fixes that need somebody to do them to be useful.

I saw a $50 commercial package that runs on linux that I'll probably get instead since the camera itself is rather useless without working surveillance software.

Comment Re: OpenSSH is for cows. (Score 1) 157 157

From his denial there it sounds like serious mental illness may be at play - schizophrenia perhaps. Somebody is probably going to doxnswat him now, thinking it's for his own good, but really it isn't. The cries for help were good, but fellas - guns are never the answer to medical problems.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.