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Comment: Re:When was the last time you compiled a kernel? (Score 3, Informative) 157

by preaction (#48254619) Attached to: OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

I use ports all the time, and I've never compiled my own kernel. From what I recall, everything available in the OpenBSD kernel is always enabled by default. The only reason to compile a new kernel is to remove something from the default kernel.

Removing the LKM means someone can't maliciously load a module that screws everything up. The malicious entity would have to replace your kernel and then force a reboot.

Comment: Re:Straw Man (Score 1) 622

by preaction (#48147129) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

So if an actor gets photographed by a journalist, or is in a movie, they are fair game to have their privacy violated? Women should stay covered up at all times for fear that their body is seen? They certainly shouldn't ever use a camera or join a social media site.

This wasn't just a one-time "iCloud was hacked" thing. This is a continued and sustained attack against female celebrities. One of them decided to take what he had collected and go for some personal glory. Android isn't a magical island of security when everyone wants what you have.

We couldn't grow up and stop treating the naked body as a shameful thing (which of course is amplified if you're a woman and must be a pristine virgin flower until your wedding night). We couldn't stop treating these violations of privacy as a huge omgwtfbbq deal. No, we have to blame and shame the victim instead.

Comment: Re:Straw Man (Score 1) 622

by preaction (#48133105) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Who said they couldn't handle the risk? They're certainly handling the consequences.

Equating to buying stocks is false equivalence (there appears to be a lot of that in this thread). Nobody is shaming you for buying a bad stock. People aren't deliberately tanking the stock you bought in order to discredit or destroy you. Buying a stock isn't a social stigma (yet). Your gender isn't even involved in buying stocks (would anyone have looked for male pictures? would people have cared this much about them? how is Anthony Weiner doing these days?)

I don't think that we need to immediately go to the standard "We must prevent this tragedy from ever happening again!" brouhaha, and instead work on how we handle things like this. I know, it sucks that we have to grow as people in order to handle HEHEHEHEHEEH BEWBS as adults, but it puts the onus on us to reduce the impact that this level of violation has on the victim.

If we didn't care about the photos being displayed in public, would we be having this conversation?

Comment: Re:Read below to see what Bennett has to say. (Score 2, Insightful) 622

by preaction (#48132931) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

If you write your pin number on your ATM card are you not at least partially to blame when a thief finds the card and cleans out your account? Of course the thief is wrong, but wow you were stupid!

False equivalence. They didn't leave their password out. Their accounts were cracked.

Comment: Re:And still nothing in the US (Score 1) 111

by preaction (#48041277) Attached to: Japan's Shinkansen Bullet Trains Celebrate 50th Anniversary

It's not cheaper in the US because the government refuses to subsidize it, and indeed has done almost everything they could do to destroy Amtrak. Airlines, on the other hand, since they are private, get bailouts and subsidies and tax incentives and all sorts of help from the government.

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