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Comment Re:AC Post (Score 4, Insightful) 294

What if these same markers are co-incident with those for creativity or genius? What if they are the same as those for compassion or charity, but part of a more holistic interaction, which results in the perceived different expression?

"Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

What if our entire set of personal traits cannot be reduced to deterministic, binary markers?

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Journal Journal: "Another Important Difference" 1

"Another important difference between my administration and the Bush administration is that when the Bush administration secretly spied on you, the Bush administration could not point to a single judge willing to say their program was legal. We, on the other hand, can point to such a judge. I'm not going to tell you who this judge is, or why he or she thinks our program is legal. If I did that, it would, obviously be harder for me to convince you that the program is legal. Instead, I'm just g

Comment Re:101? (Score 1) 5

Well you talk about your woman
I wish you could see mine
Every time she starts to lovin'
She brings eyesight to the blind

Comment Re:Whats worse.. (Score 3, Informative) 115

Q: "Why were they using invalid domains in the first place?"

A:Two words: "Active Directory". .corp .labs .legal

Planning a non-Internet accessible directory infrastructure with AD's Internet namespace rooting has commonly resulted in the deliberate planning for alternative, corporate designated roots, by IT departments. I'm not saying it is right or wrong, but I ran across this frequently in years consulting and doing pen/vuln.

Comment Re:Upgrade (Score 1) 294

You'll pay the bill, I assume? If it works, there is no need to upgrade. XP is just fine, and any competent admin can secure it so that it remains usable but is less risky. Installing an anti-virus is part of it. I usually recommend MSE because it's low-footprint and free. However, I expect MS to drop MSE support for XP in 2014.

Comment Re:what? (Score 1) 376

There is a lot of misunderstanding and ignorance about windows -- yours is a prime example.

I think most of those misunderstandings are caused by two factors. Backward compatibility has lead to a fairly convoluted system, which is hard to understand. Microsoft's desire to hide the technical details and the remnants of earlier systems has lead to users having an incorrect impression of what is really going on behind the scenes. At some point Microsoft promised to deliver a Windows version, which was not built on top of DOS. When they couldn't truly live up to that promise, they instead tried to hide the existence of DOS underneath, they also crippled that DOS version by removing lots of the tools. If they hadn't done that, it could not only have been the best DOS version yet, but also the best of those Windows versions running on top of DOS.

I don't claim to know a lot about how Windows works. The last time I looked at any technical details around Windows was when it was called version 3.11. And the last time I touched Windows professionally, Windows XP was state of the art among Windows systems.

What I can tell is that people who use Windows daily have trouble with even such simple tasks as maximizing a window. They can't tell why the maximize button sometimes maximizes in one direction and other times in both directions. And nobody seem to know how to get complete control over it to the point where they can maximize in exactly the direction(s) they want.

I know enough about the history of Windows to realize that the different behaviour of terminal windows compared to other windows is due to its DOS legacy. Most Windows users don't even realize that and are just confused when the maximize button doesn't work as expected.

Comment Re:That's why I have been giving my internal (Score 3, Interesting) 115

On the other hand, why not simply use subdomains of an actual domainname you own?

I do realize it's inconceivable, but some people do not own domain names. Well, I do, but they don't really match my internal naming scheme. So, my internal domain is something that wasn't valid until they came up with the stupid gTLD concept: shark species as hostname, domain "sharks" on my network and in a similar vein Kiplings Jungle Book characters as hostnames and "jungle" as domain for my parents network. This works fine, looks pretty and works.

Now of course, I could use for my internal network. As a direct consequence, I'd have to either slave my LAN DNS to a public DNS and expose my internal IP numbering to the world, or keep my LAN DNS manually synchronized with my global DNS. You see, all kind of problems I didn't have because my internal domain was completely not used on the Internet. For my parents network, I don't even have a domain name that would match the naming scheme. My dad has our, but that hardly will match the jungle naming scheme. Well, I could just buy yet another domain name and use it only internally, but that's added cost I didn't use to have.

The gTLD stuff is just stupid. That's my opinion.

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