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Comment UK, Australia... (Score 1) 60

So now China is the 'bad guy' for blocking websites? The UK has been doing this for years and Australia is now following suit. Except it's not the Chinese government but the Hollywood Government that's behind it. More European countries now do the same thing. Soon you'll see first Canada, then the US do the same thing ("bla bla Internation standard bla bla").

Comment Criminal offence (Score 1) 188

It should be made a criminal offence, worded such that it can't be offloaded on the shareholders' pockets by means of a fine or settlement, to deter any security firm or white hat hacker that gives proper notification of a security flaw from publishing a security advisory after 90 days have expired from the moment of notification. That means responsible executives (or lawyers) will go to federal prison if this can be proven, whether they "knew about it" or not (to protect "junior staffers"). The public needs to be protected, this will force the provider to fix the issue within 3 months, or else the users will be informed... while also making the provider liable for potential losses (heh, borrowed that from the copyright industry) for as long as no effective fix has been published. Yes, the "potential losses" was no joke, as if an ATM network needs to be brought down for a week, that's a lot of potential losses right there at $2 / transaction. Effective fix means: mitigate the security threat but keep functionality, so a "just turn the damn thing off fix" is not a fix.

Comment Re:Flappy birds clone (Score 1) 88

Correct. Windows 10 is dumbed down compared to Windows 7. Those with abilities hate it. Those who lack technical prowess love it, as it's right up their alley. It's too bad that "new" users will only experience dumbed-down and remain at that level. So it'll have to be dumbed down even further.

I forget which Sci-Fi story it was, but eventually society will transform into 2 classes: the tech-savvy sub-class minority that keeps things running, and the vast majority that's completely ignorant of anything "under the hood" (it just works! don't ask why! geez! just enjoy it!) and remain at a natural intelligence level of 12-year olds.

The Lost Levels is for gamers. Jumpy Mario is for idiots looking for a quick rush while it's popular, and do something else after 2-3 months.

Comment Politically-Correct Hackers (Score 1) 45

PCHs might. Not for the money, they'd come to the teacher anyway and tattle-tale all about their findings... then have these doe-eyed looks hoping for a "good job, boys" from teach. Because their hack might... (omnious pause, tension builds...) enable PIRACY!!! Ba-dam Tssss. In the old days people just openly released their stuff. Nowadays you got to take precautions and pretend you're a whistleblower, but you can still can get your stuff out in the open anonymously.

Comment "Hate Speech" definition (Score 1) 117

Instead, in May Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter signed the EU hate speech code, vowing to fight racism and xenophobia by reviewing the majority of hate speech notifications within 24 hours

OK, so now "hate speech" is equal to "racism and xenophobia". Well, we already knew that to be true on Twitter where #killallwhitemen is perfectly fine, but it's nice to know that it's also true on YouTube and Facebook. They want a Trump in Europe too?

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