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Comment Re:Without specifics, I think we should be wary... (Score 1) 452

And how exactly do you determine "false"? Do you also count situations when victim got threatened into dropping charges or rapist got out on technicality?

Those "technicalities" are the cornerstone of modern society, you know. Let them go, and we're back to...

          What makes you think she is a witch?
          Well, she turned me into a newt.
          A newt?
          I got better.
          Burn her anyway!

Comment Re:The way to go (Score 3, Interesting) 89

Second, you linked to an article about professional auditors finding fraud and waste, not exactly backing your argument too well there.

Assuming the article is factually correct, auditors have found fraud and waste for the last 15 years as well, and nothing happened. Therefore, the audit process itself is ineffective, even though the auditors themselves are not.

Comment Re:Security? (Score 1) 154

Does anyone know - could these debug features be used to do something like break Operating System security models, leading to privilege escalation issues, or for other nefarious purposes?

Exactly my thoughts as well. Perhaps if these features were documented, and compilers and kernels were written with these features in mind, they would be insanely helpful. This way, however, it's just a back door wide open.

Comment Re:Google (Score 1) 393

Google is in no way too big to fail, technology companies always seem to have a more than ample supply of other companies willing to take the market share.

Google is big enough to kill other companies just by taking them out of their search results. What exactly do you mean by "in no way too big to fail"?

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