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Comment: Are you kidding (Score 5, Insightful) 650

by sandbagger (#46764459) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

You lift the limits on campaign spending, declare that corporations have the right of political speech and are now surprised that the rich people have all the say?

I have no sympathy. In fact, many of you cheered it as a sign of greatness and freedom that America was doing this. Your allies, however, were fucking appalled. Let

+ - Private crypto keys are vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, new data shows->

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sandbagger (654585) writes "Contrary to previous suspicions, it is possible for hackers exploiting the catastrophic vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed to extract private encryption keys from vulnerable websites, Web services firm Cloudflare reported Saturday. The success of this snoop has reportedly been confirmed, reports Ars Technica.

Okay boys, what's the best multi platform way to be checking for revoked certifications?"

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+ - Photo web site offers a wall of shame for image stealers->

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sandbagger (654585) writes "Stop Stealing Photos is a resource in the pro photographer community for protecting consumers. How? By identifying wannabes who use images in their portfolios that they did not create. In this case, one "photographer" built a massive social media presence, in many platforms including Linked In where he includes System Architecture in his skills. However, such advocacy web sites are very manual and often run by non-programmers. How can the tech community help consumers in protecting them from phoney on-line presences? Or is this vigilantism?"
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+ - Thanks anti-vaccination idiots: measles are back in NYC->

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sandbagger (654585) writes "NYC may have to deal with a measles problem. New Yorkers are urged to make sure all household members, including young children, are vaccinated. To date, there have been four hospitalizations as a result of this outbreak. Vaccinations are in part a victim of their own success because people look around and see no polio or measles and so figure why bother? How do YOU think we can get through to the anit-vaxxers?"
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+ - Top U.S. Scientific Misconduct Official Quits in Frustration With Bureaucracy->

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sandbagger (654585) writes "The director of the U.S. government office that monitors scientific misconduct in biomedical research has resigned after 2 years out of frustration with the “remarkably dysfunctional” federal bureaucracy. Officials at the Office of Scientific Integrity spent “exorbitant amounts of time” in meetings and generating data and reports to make their divisions look productive, David Wright writes. He huge amount of time he spent trying to get things done made much of his time at ORI “the very worst job I have ever had.”"
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