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Comment Re:And What Will Come of It? (Score 1) 98

You have a good point, but going along with the point that BrendaEM made, all we're doing with the videoing of cops, is the same thing that was originally done when making someone a cop. We look at the video as the final truth, the "displayer" of pure truth. And to that you're saying that is a measurement, and I cna't disagree completely, yet. However, this guy introduces some variables that should be taken into account before we all just move all of our faith from the police officers to video.

Comment Why redesign the wheel (Score 1) 177

AFAIK Google's isn't open source, but I don't think anyone is paying directly for it. I recently bought a $28US phone that came with the android OS. This came installed on the device (it's built into maps), and it works very very well. So I think the question is worthless to answer.

Sure, if there's an open source option, then the world can rest assured to be able to tinker with it themselves and that. And yes, Google could pull the plug on it. But for some reason, I feel that Google would just release it to the public before they'd simply toss out all that development. The task of building such a database of info, mixed with the ever-changing roadway of each country... no way anyone else, besides some huge corporate entity, could ever start from scratch. And even if they did, what would be the reasoning behind anyone using it, rather than Google's?

Comment They cut off this important quote... (Score 1) 180

He also noted that the effects of a data incident typically don't have many ramifications on the stock price of a company in the long term. Under the circumstances, it doesn't make a lot of sense to invest too much in cyber security.

And that's the bottom line. And this should worry people that put so much personal data on social media, but it won't. Honestly, there's no news here, considering that not many care about their own personal data's security.

Comment Re:Tor exit node = child sex offender (Score 2) 239

They're allowing encrypted traffic to traverse their network. How's that any different than folks hosting a Tor exit node?

The real question here is, how did the police discover this IP address was associated with CP? As I understand it, and maybe I'm wrong, but if you're finding CP that came from the Tor network, then you know that the exit node that the offending data came out of wouldn't have been the source. How would a warrant have been granted based on such loose evidence? I mean, this type of situation should be happening more often, no? Seems like every Tor exit node would be raided at some point, because Tor is used for so much illegal activity.

Following the same set of logic exhibited here, UPS and FedEX should be raided every 3 hours.

Comment Re:Why is Windows 10 the benchmark? (Score 3, Informative) 204

I see that you actually read the article, nice. But for those that didn't, here's why fluffernutter mentions $157:

The board itself, which starts at $117, will not operate on its own. To make it a full-fledged usable device for projects and other uses, you must add the SolidPC Q4 single-board 'carrier' computer which is $40. In other words, you are looking at a minimum of $157

Comment Re:Ah the 90s. (Score 1) 227

Good on you for moving your child from that crap school. I recently took my child out of the public school system. I'm noticing that whatever my kid learns, whatever we discuss in "class" that day, when we go out in the world, my kid sees what we learned everywhere. What my kid learned today in "class", is realized that evening. THAT'S where learning takes place; in the twilight of "class", where the kid feels at ease with the vastness of the world, and feels able to connect the dots.

Comment He went on to say... (Score 5, Informative) 294

The description doesn't tell the full reason, so I'll include it here:

I knew that BCH’s big donation day was coming up, and that most donors give online. I felt that to have sufficient influence to save Justina from grievous bodily harm and possible death, as well as dissuade BCH from continuing its well established pattern of such harmful “parentectomies,” I’d have to hit BCH where they appear to care the most, the pocket book and reputation. All other efforts to protect Justina weren’t succeeding and time was of the essence. Almost unbelievably, they kept their donation page on the same public network as the rest of their stuff. Rookie mistake. To take it down, I’d have to knock the whole hospital off the Internet.

I also knew from my career experience as a biotech professional that no patients should be harmed if Boston Children’s was knocked offline. There’s no such thing as an outage-proof network, so hospitals have to be able to function without the Internet. It’s required by federal law, and for accreditation. The only effects would be financial and on BCH’s reputation.",/i>

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