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Comment: Re:Concierge service (Score 1) 183

by sabs (#40638487) Attached to: Feds: We Need Priority Access To Cloud Resources

Property Rights are very specific, and the Government can take away any amount of your property they feel like, they just have to give you Due Process.
Eminent Domain
Confiscation of Property

You'll find that the Constitution doesn't really say that just because you paid Money for it, it's all yours whinewhine! Really it says the opposite.
Not to mention, Cloud Services, you're not even BUYING anything. You're renting, with an incredibly obnoxious EULA holding you by the gonnads threatening to rip them off if you so much as cough in a way that displeases the Cloud Service Provider.

Comment: Re:Concierge service (Score 1) 183

by sabs (#40637849) Attached to: Feds: We Need Priority Access To Cloud Resources

the commercial world where access is purchased and thus entitled based on a little thing called the constitution

That you actually believe this is frightening on levels I can't even begin to express. I mean, really. You think that stuff that's purchased somehow gives you entitlement to the Constitution? That shows such a massive miss-understanding of what the Constitution is and does that it's actually worry some that you have the ability to vote.

Comment: OCS Inventory (Score 1) 165

by sabs (#40588263) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Documenting a Tangle of Network Devices?

It has a discover mode, that will reach out and basically ping every IP address. It's a big job for the initial round but afterwards, it's pretty easy to keep track.

It also has an inventory client/agent for linux, mac and windows computers and servers. And It's open source and free as in beer, and also speech.

Comment: Re:Comparison of technologies (Score 4, Funny) 624

by sabs (#39116991) Attached to: Damaged US Passport Chip Strands Travelers

When I was 12, I went to the Post Office to pick up a money order that was in my name. All I had on me for ID was my French Passport (not being a US citizen at the time). The lady said she couldn't take a foreign passport as proof of ID, and asked me to provide my driver's license.

I mentally facepalmed, and informed her I was 12, and unlikely to have a driver's license anytime in the near future.

Most people with a modicum of authority are idiots.

Comment: Re:How do you determine healthy food? (Score 2) 455

by sabs (#38515276) Attached to: IBM Granted Your-Paychecks-Are-What-You-Eat Patent

Because Americans don't know how to cook vegetables. Most americans veggies taste bad, and not tasty. People are raised with their mothers having done horrid things to vegetables, and now they won't eat them.

Add to that, that Veggies are EXPENSIVE, and you get a double edged sword.

You want to improve dietary health in america, bring back Home Ec in school. Teach everyone how to cook, at least the staples. But if all you eat are canned veggies, you're going to hate veggies.

Comment: When they Ask, Where were you. (Score 1, Insightful) 76

by sabs (#37741790) Attached to: NASA Charters Flights Aboard Virgin's SpaceShipTwo

When they ask, what was the moment that the US gave up. This will be the moment we remember. NASA having to charter flights to space, from a Private Company. When was it that, We the People, finally Deep Throated Corporations. It was then.

Our priorities as a nation are completely screwed up.

The major difference between bonds and bond traders is that the bonds will eventually mature.