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Comment Re:He who shall not be named... (Score 1) 164

You think either McConnell or Ryan have seen a W-2 in person? All these guys employ other guys who deal with dirty little stuff like W-2s and tell them what laws need to be changed to make them even more millions.

(actually, I should have said "needed to be changed" - they just gave themselves a huge payout a few weeks ago)

Comment I loved my MacBook Air (Score 2) 152

I bought the refreshed version with the original curvy form factor (and the port access flap). It was the first laptop I ever had with a solid-state drive... and taught me never to buy a laptop without one, ever again.

But much as I loved that one, I prefer this 2015 13" MacBook Pro - it's probably the best laptop Apple's ever made (and, unfortunately, will ever make). It's only 1/2 pound heavier than my Air was, and it's got lots of ports, a better screen, and a much better processor.

Comment Intercepted data? (Score 1) 62

if the problem didn’t arise due to the end-user (e.g. password reuse from some other compromised sites), a OnePlus server compromise seems more likely than data being intercepted in transit. Although I guess you could call that “intercepted data” too, in a manner of speaking.

Comment Re:Inquiring minds want to know (Score 4, Interesting) 227

I grew up in the 60s and 70s. I remember some of the cold war films they showed us in school. According to them:

Stay indoors. If you’re close enough to the blast, you’re probably dead anyway (that was mostly just implied). For many more people, though, fallout is going to be the main worry - so stay inside. And even if you still have running water... you probably shouldn’t drink it. Use what’s already in the back of the toilet and in your hot water heater.

Of course nowadays, post 9/11, most reservoirs are supposedly covered - so I have no idea if that’s as important.

In any case, water is probably going to be the main short term issue. If you have some pre-blast warning, filling up as many containers as possible with water is a good idea.

Comment Why did it take 40 minutes to correct? (Score 5, Insightful) 227

This message ostensibly was sent to every cell phone in Hawaii - didn't the guy who "pushed the wrong button" get the alert as well?

And seriously - their first thought when sending out a correction was a Tweet? Don't they have the ability to send an "all clear" over the same channel they sent the "LOOK OUT YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE!!!" message?

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