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Comment Lazy and stupid never equals clever. (Score 1) 600

This is a simple matter of lazy government officials trying to make excuses for not maintaining their roads.

Safety markings by definition mark the safe area to drive on a road.
Removing Safety markings by definition make the road less safe.
If their going to remove the safty markings I can see no reason the pay any attention to speed postings, school zone notices or constructions flaggers.

This is equally as stupid as removing headlights, airbags and seatbelts from the cars themselves.

Whats next, big steel spike in the center of the steering wheel? Electric shocks every time you step on the accelerator?

What a bunch of jackasses.

Comment mule needs a muffler (Score 1) 153

Not News: Robotics company doesnt know how to make internal combustion engines.

There are dozens of ways that automotive engineers over the years have decreased the decibel output of internal combustion engines.
None of these improvements go into generators. Ive watch some youtube videos of the 'Mules' and it looks like a robot with a generator on its back.

They're probably using generators because noise was never a stipulation in the design parameters. What a bunch of idiots. Cancel a program because
it does something you never stipulated it shouldnt.

Comment Of course he said this (Score 1) 486

He's the EX-DIRECTOR of the CIA. He can no longer contribute to the safety or security of the people of the united states. Just like an EX-POSTMAN can no longer deliver mail. But clearly Woolsey still wants attention. All of his ex-coworkers are pissed that they arent getting traction with their arguments that its sooo tough having to not violate their own charter.

They dont seem to understand that the only things people are going to listen to are calls to actually go after those responsible. Not red herrings.

If he is advocating devoting resources to go after Snowden isnt that the same as depriving resources from going after ISIS/ISIL?

Comment Lets make a deal (Score 1) 291

Government is supposed to be a social contract. You cant take away people ability to protect themselves from data theft without a guarantee of payout.

I feel that my data is worth 150 billion dollars. You can have my encryption keys but if I suffer a data breach then you have to pay me out.

I'll probably use the payout to fund an independant open source "zero knowledge encryption" standard with an easy open free distribution.

Comment Ban security products from the US (Score 1) 126

The idea that the US is some how in charge of how security researchers spend their energies will be its own undoing. Research will be done outside the US. Security researchers have long memories. Nothing stops them from doing all of their research outside the US. And nothing will stop them from denying US interests access to their tools, research, and discoveries.

Customers in the united states will still find out about the vulnerabilities. They'll find out after they are penetrated.

Thankfully stupidity is not an invitation to have violence committed upon you. IF it were such an invitation; then the author of the newly proposed export controls would be in danger of being beaten to death.

Comment Re:geo-block this crap (Score 2) 139

That is two significant leaps past being idiotic. An internet connection is not required for a cash transaction and registers dont all use integrated credit. ATM's and integrated credit cash registers authenticate to the merchant service subscribed to by the business which would in turn authenticate to various card issueing banks. Zero authentication through China. Geo-block the crap out of China and your ATM's and Cash registers will run just fine.

Comment geo-block this crap (Score 2) 139

My company had massive amounts of fraudulent connection attempts originating from china. We geoblocked china and 95% of it went away. I feel for what the people who live there have to endure but I give ZERO $hits about the negative effects of blocking access to a country that blatantly allows and endorses state sponsored criminal hackers attacking businesses.

I believe in one set of rules for everyone. How do you suppose China would respond if the tables were turned and the governments of GB,France,Germany,USA, Australia, and Canada all set China in their crosshairs and declared open season.

Comment what about Lobbyists? (Score 1) 127

Have there not been lawsuits in the past to get the government to use unbiased enforcement of laws and policies?

Two of the "terrorist" definitions from the article the article: "intimidate or coerce a civilian population," or "influence the policy of a government."

How are those definitions not absolutely met by advertising agencies, corporations and lobbyists? This seems like shooting fish in a barrel for the aclu.

Comment encrypting everything actually is helping (Score 2) 431

If a criminal steals your data it is a crime and the injustice of that crime must be balanced. If the government performs an illegal search which should be a crime but somehow isnt; the injustice of that crime doesnt seem to matter.

Encrypting everything everywhere is the result of the government being somehow being unable to stop itself from violating its citizens by performing illegal searches.
Heavily encrypting everything means the government actually has to follow their own laws which they are not exempt from. There is one set of rules and the government should never be exempt from them.

Comment NOT EFFECTIVE VS H2O (Score 1) 290

Radar is completely ineffective against water. Radar doesn't penetrate water. Any criminal with a basic understanding of even the most basic science will hide next to a hotwater heater.

That OR the police kick in everyones door because they've confused all hot water heaters with criminals in hiding.

Comment Re:Seems unintuative (Score 1) 175

I believe it's already known that avoiding sunlight helps prevent this enzyme from being released, and in turn keeps skin looking younger. This is just artificially lowering it even further in an attempt to to create immortal, sunlight-fearing vampires.

If you read the article you would know that this will infact create vampires that NO LONGER fear the sun. You stated the reverse. Vampires that fear the sun are not news.

Comment common sense makes good news (Score 1) 137

State blocks the sales of a companies product. Company employs a newsworthy amount of common sense and does not put 5 billion dollars into the state by building a mega factory for a product that is blocked in the state it would be constructed in. It also fails to contribute the jobs that would be needed to build and staff the mega factory to the overall employment of that state.

I for one am thrilled. I think bad things should always happen to vindictively stupid people and then be thoroughly reported in the news. Thinking of all of the non-Tesla cars not being bought by all the people not employed building or staffing the factory not constructed in Texas makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

Thinking of the talented, hardworking, unemployed people in texas who having suddenly found themselves deprived of this opportunity can suddenly divert their time to forming a lynch mob to go after the legislators responsible. I'd PVR that lynching when it make it to the news and watch it on loop.

Comment Licensed Criminals (Score 1) 231

Why aren't these clearly genius level Law Enforcement Professionals making the far more reasonable request that the government require anyone intending to commit a crime in the near and/or far future to apply-for and obtain a licence to commit crime?

Criminals can anonymously (you cant make it too easy) submit something akin to a flight plan prior to committing a crime (otherwise how else will police be able to pursue victim-less crimes) and after a crime occurs police can call all the licensed criminals in the vicinity of crime to ask if they were the perpetrator.

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