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Comment Re:Why I'm voting for Trump (Score 1) 271

You do realize that despite him being president, it requires a functioning congress to keep the economy floating, right?. If we didn't have an obstructionist congress, he might have been able to do the things he wanted to do that would have actually helped.

Minor little point: the "obstructionist" Congress was voted in, in 2010, and retained in 2012 and 2014. That would suggest that the voting citizenry WANTED them to obstruct. . .

Comment Re:More condoms less climate change (Score 1) 166

Looking at how this study was constructed, I believe most of the reported decline is likely just selection bias.

They did no original data collection - they just reviewed existing data sources. Unfortunately, the existing data sources are from conservation movements. They do not care about the New York rat population (which is doing just fine), those organizations are trying to track the species that are struggling.

So if a species is struggling to survive, it was far more likely to be included in the report than if the species was doing well. Selection bias.

It's depressing how rarely you see good statistics in science these days.

Comment Re:Unwanted Competitor (Score 1) 75

Not just scammers, but ANY telemarketer. And ESPECIALLY "Rachel from Card Services" Have fun with them. The infamous Tom Mabe telemarketer stunt is but a suggestion of how to proceed. In my younger days, a housemate strung out a "vinyl windows and doors" guy for over 30 minutes. Serious fun can be had, messing with telemarketers. . .

Comment Re:They tell you upfront it isn't going to be good (Score 1) 96

No one is saying that men and women are the same. When we talk about equality we're talking about neither being superior to the other.

Not to quibble, but one IS superior to the other, depending on the function required. In general, male humans evolved for a higher peak load, whereas females evolved for a lower peak load, but better endurance, all other things being equal.

Now if you're talking equality before the law, you are correct. However, on both a biological and purely physical level, you're incorrect. . .

Comment Re:They need more censorship (Score 1) 84

Well I didn't get banned for my opinions. I got some assholes but I just blocked them like an adult.

So, you went through the trouble of getting in line for a account, then signing up for an account, then logging in, before enjoying your freedom of speech?

So why not sign up for a Slashdot account and login so your opinion can be taken for more than pure horseshit? You know, like an adult.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 270

Then look at the actual POLICIES each candidate supports.

I did that and then decided to vote Libertarian or Green. The Democrat/Republican policies (which, in terms of the policies that actually matter as opposed to irrelevant wedge issues, are both the same) are way too authoritarian.

Submission + - New Code Injection Attack Works On All Windows Versions (

Orome1 writes: Researchers from security outfit enSilo have uncovered a new code injection technique that can be leveraged against all Windows versions without triggering current security solutions. They’ve dubbed the technique AtomBombing, because it exploits the operating system’s atom tables. These tables are provided by the operating system to allow applications to store and access data. They can also be used to share data between applications. What the researches found is that a threat actor can write malicious code into an atom table and force a legitimate program to retrieve the malicious code from the table. They also found that the legitimate program, now containing the malicious code, can be manipulated to execute that code.

Comment Re: Misdemeanor? (Score 4, Insightful) 165

It did. 1938 in Austria. The outcome is very well known.

When it is allowed to vote publicly (and taking a picture of your marked ballot pretty much means this), it's very easy to scare people into voting publicly lest it would be assumed that they vote "wrongly". Because there's no reason to vote in secrecy if you vote how you "should".

Don't go there. Just don't.

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