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Comment Re:So why continue it... (Score 1) 665

No, that's not it. It's not meant to protect the local machine, but the network. If you have local access to hardware, you control the machine. Assuming that the machine is sufficiently secured-- the OS cannot be replaced or bypassed-- a user could still harvest credentials by simply running a user-mode program that emulated a logon screen. CTRL-ALT-DEL cannot be trapped by a user-mode program, thereby avoiding this security issue.

Comment Re:Copper cladded work surfaces and fittings (Score 2) 110

Yes. This is why household plumbing is largely copper. PVC is a little cheaper and easier to work with, but it doesn't have antibacterial properties so it should only be used on water lines where necessary.

Apparently, plumbers are smarter than hospital administrators when it comes to bacteria.

Comment So much for free enterprise (Score 0) 348

Imagine that every day, you came into work and your boss said, "You already do A, why can't you do B?" Repeat every day until the entire alphabet is exhausted, and so are you.

We pay a lot of taxes already to have law enforcement do the job. It's not the job of businesses to actively police their users, any more than it's the job of a farmer to put cameras in every acre in case someone tries to plant some cannabis.

Comment Re:The Obama Administration... (Score 1) 455

Forcing people to buy health insurance or be fined, then putting the load on everyone else if they can't afford it, is not "liberal".

The most Reagan did to foreshadow Obama was to tie federal funding for highways into the drinking age-- for which he should have known better, because one of his shameful predecessors did the same with the speed limit.

You need to learn what "conservatives" and "liberals" really are before you discuss politics anymore.

Comment Re:America is fucked ... (Score 1) 455

The confusion clears once one realizes that the 18th amendment did not technically outlaw alcohol, but gave Congress the ability to regulate it. The Volstead Act was the enabling legislation that banned it.

We are lacking a constitutional amendment that gives Congress the right to ban medicinal or pharmaceutical substances. It is arguable that only states might (depending on their own constitutions) have the right to ban these within their own borders, while the federal government would have the right to ensure that such substances did not pass illegally from a permitting state into one that was not.

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