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Comment Re:Sure, go ahead. (Score 2) 242

The link you provided was to RT, which publishes a lot of spurious information.  The paper they reference is not peer reviewed, and published on a trash website that looks credible at first.

I'm not saying it's not true, but I am saying that if there were strong evidence for it, many enterprising young reporters would be publishing it far and wide.

Comment Re:The Scoop (Score 1) 186

There is a slight difference.  If you're running a web server, this is a service designed to share your information with the rest of the world.

If, for example, you have some data that is only accessible by typing in a URL--ie. you don't have a link to it--is someone "hacking" if they access it?

In other words, the analogy with rape is a false one.

Comment Re:Is that what you really want? (Score 1) 186

There is a slight difference.  If you're running a web server, this is a service designed to share your information with the rest of the world.
If, for example, you have some data that is only accessible by typing in a URL--ie. you don't have a link to it--is someone "hacking" if they access it?

In other words, the analogy with physical security is a false one.

Comment Re:The Scoop (Score 1) 186

There is a slight difference.  If you're running a web server, this is a service designed to share your information with the rest of the world.

If, for example, you have some data that is only accessible by typing in a URL--ie. you don't have a link to it--is someone "hacking" if they access it?

In other words, the analogy with physical security is a false one.

Comment Re:The Scoop (Score 0) 186

Yes, they do.

Poor security = no security.  You are literally inviting people to read your data because you have not made a proper effort to conceal it.

If you don't agree with that, consider the alternative.  We live in a world where half assed managers can simply rely on their lawyers, and bribing government lawyers, to sue everybody in the world to keep their systems secure.

Comment Re:This little guy (Score 1) 628

yes, but that would be a hell  of a trust building exercise for the Chinese.  And we may not be willing to go along, any more than we did when the Wall came down in Europe.

We shall see.  I wish it would happen...I pity the millions of North Koreans trapped in that vile regime for so long.

Comment Re:Nothing New (Score 5, Insightful) 628

Nice theory, too bad it's nonsense.  Seriously, do you have any evidence?

Isn't it much more logical that it was simply a struggle for control over Korea by the more powerful nations, that ended in a deadlock?

Korea had never been a potent independent economic player in history--I very much doubt the current status of the south, for example, was something anyone from outside Korea was expecting.

It's *not* that big a country, bro.  Your argument doesn't make any sense, and you have no evidence, so please don't spread drivel.  Bad enough we have Glen Beck conjecturing on camera...

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