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Comment Re:Paying for the Privilege of Being Bugged (Score 1) 166

I am not letting a corporation install bugging devices in my home, and I am sure as hell not going to pay for the privilege.

A good point that has, of course, been brought up many times. Given what we know from Snowden, there can be no question that the Three Letter Agencies are all over this.

Comment Re:No rock large enough to hide under.. (Score 1) 35

They should also seize personal assets from the CEO, high likelihood he is skating with millions of dollars made from this illegal behaviour over the past 5-years.

IANAL, but this is why both sleaze-bags and legit people alike incorporate, to avoid personal exposure. So unless there was calculated fraud that lead to actual losses, my *guess* (again, IANAL) is that creditors and wronged folks alike are SOL except for the lawyers perhaps, Everyone else will get a cupon for $1 off a Whopper at your choice of locations.

Comment Many Possible Permutations Not So Good (Score 5, Interesting) 256

In the end, perhaps it was a good thing.

But consider that Google Home missed the part about it being a question. I can see other situations where such a sentence might be used where I didn't want a SWAT response or any response at all.

Yes, I understand the 911 people listened in and made the decision to respond based on what they heard, and again in THIS case they were correct.

But there are all sorts of permutations of this where Google Home and whoever they called might be bad.

I certainly don't want to be sitting around bad-mouthing my employer / parents / next door neighbor who owns guns / [insert someone else here] and have Google Home call them so they can here it all...

Comment Re:Available Encryption (Score 1) 63

It isn't that there are not smart people at the DOD. It is the average is well average. And that doesn't fill me with confidence. I work with smart people. People who have used computers for 20 years. And I still have to explain basic file handling and email concepts to them. it is even more baffling when OCD organized people , people who organize parts and clothes by size color and shape. have 100 files and folders on their "desktop" computer and can never find what they are looking for.

I understand your point.

I work exclusively with pilots, most of whom are Academy grads as well as having advanced degrees, mostly science but it varies, from well known schools.

So my exposure is probably skewed. The "rank and file" actually have to do fairly regular computer security and safety training to maintain network access, but absorbing the essentials is a variable.

I can not speak for the Army or other DoD departments, only mine, which in general is made up of educated people.

- Frosty

Comment Re:Available Encryption (Score 1) 63

So every single military transaction is prone to human error and or complacency.

Why? You're making a huge ASS umption that most if not all people who send sensative email are not like me. Of course I work for the Air Force where people are intellegent, but the idea that the DoD is populated by morons is a stereotype prepetuated by people who have never had meaningful interestion with very many people who work for the DoD.

Comment There is much, much worse! (Score 4, Funny) 597

Sure, I know this is a serious issue because, well, it has to be: Children and Sex are in the same headline... But I want to bring your attention to another, more despicable, more disgusting, more heartbreaking, and damn right more obscene perversion that is just out of control in our society: Robotic Sex Horses. When will these stallions be unchained and set free? God almighty, I need to go take a shower

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