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Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 2) 468

by rwven (#48909583) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

Someone should ask him to list all 100 of his ways it could present an officer safety issue.

I can name a few reasons that speed traps present a civilian/driver safety issue...

Let's be honest here: Police traffic fines have almost nothing to do with safety anymore. They're about income for whatever governmental organization the police represent.

Comment: Re:Choose a CMS you like (Score 1) 302

by rwven (#48871809) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

Honestly, if you just want to get a site with a few pages up for a client without a ton of money to spend, wordpress is the perfect solution. It takes mere minutes to set up a wordpress blog and install a theme, then just customize the images/content and you're done.

I think Wordpress is pretty horrible under the cover, but in the realm of "it just works," it's hard to beat for simple web sites.

Comment: Re:i heard that Sony hack was insiders (Score 1) 231

by rwven (#48740091) Attached to: US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

Google is a thing, btw.

http://gawker.com/a-lot-of-sma... This article aggregates a lot of what I'm talking about.

The fact remains that regardless of their will, NK doesn't have the physical or technological means by which to hack sony and offload hundreds of TB of stolen data...

Comment: Re:i heard that Sony hack was insiders (Score 1) 231

by rwven (#48722109) Attached to: US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

More like based on "convenience." True professionals (unlike the government agencies in question) have come forward several times with what effectively amounts to proof that NK couldn't possibly have hacked Sony. The government is simply using this as a tool to get more leverage against NK. Can't say I blame them, because "deception and manipulation" is the name of the game in government/politics, but it's still just BS.

I mean...when the hacker "organization" comes out and says "we're not north korea," and starts making fun of the FBI for arriving at that conclusion...you can probably bet it's not NK.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)

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