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Comment SCAP (Score 1) 42

How is this fundamentally different than using SCAP or OVAL content to do a STIG check against a host and then apply remediations against findings? Other than it will hopefully allow "normal" users to understand what the problem is and what to do about it. But normal users probably aren't going to grab an open source security scanner and then follow the recommendations. They would then be abnormal users, by definition.

Comment Re:Hyperbole stew (Score 0) 508

Funny, I've always thought that "they hate us for our freedoms" was a joke, and understood as such by everyone.

No. Many do hate Americans for their freedoms.

Many people believe that an individual should not have the freedom to speak out; especially against the government.

Many people think that an individual should not be free to practice whatever religion they want (Islam!).

Many people think that the state is the center of existence, not the individual.

Many people want strong and dominating government that tell people what they should be doing, unlike America where you can do whatever you want, including sitting on your ass doing nothing.

Comment Re:Windows (Score 1) 221

Point is that once you go into Steam and pick a game, chances are that the Windows version of it is more fully featured than the Linux version.

I have not noticed any differences. You will need to provide proof/examples.

In the case of Civ VI, the Windows version is out (albeit new) but the Linux one is almost out.

It is out now. They tried to sell it to me last week for $49.99 which I declined.

Other games, like Civ V - the Windows version is more fully featured than the Linux one.

I have played Civ V on Windows and Linux. I failed to notice any differences. Perhaps you can provide significant details?

Long story short, if you are an intense gamer who wants to try everything, like my son, then you will use primarily Windows for games. For myself, I do not need much. DOTA, Skyrim, and Civ V eat up massive amounts of time by themselves. God forbid I should do any of the survival games like Ark or Rust. Rocket League is fun for quick gameplay. I still occasionally play Command and Conquer Red Alert.

FYI, Skyrim is drop dead gorgeous at 4k resolutions. I play in a window at 3584(?)x2016 so I can get the largest window possible without being full screen. Still haven't found a reasonable way to do that on Windows.

Comment Me not worried. (Score 1) 368

I am a long time repair tech (aircraft) and soon to be mechanical engineer.

I at some point will be unemployed, but that is because my robot army will be taking care of everything for me, including running any dirty hippies off my front lawn.

Seriously though, what is there to worry about? Being unemployed? Do your own farming and make your own stuff. Prices for tools and automation are collapsing. It is getting to the point where for the cost of one decent large shop power tool or two at 1980's prices you can outfit most everything you need for a full garage workshop/maker space.

If you can't make or fix stuff or don't have the magic social skills that get people to work together you should be worried. You will be on welfare and not have much opportunities beyond that in the coming decades, but then again with the prices tanking on all tech and finished goods that means basically a lower-middle income lifestyle, which these days isn't all that bad.

Comment Re:For the US, not for a political party (Score 1) 893

You screwed up. The current government is a joke. Bogged down in legal proceedings, and its relationship with the press is a disaster. Trump is so divisive half the country is basically pulling in the opposite direction to the other, and governance is only possible as long as the Republicans control both houses. Policies are made based on alternate facts and fake news, fed directly to Trump's brain through his favourite sources of media - Fox News, Brietbart and Infowars.

Sounds fine to me... at least compared to the industrial scale starvation of the American people that Clinton would have continued.

By any objective measure, I have been living with half the resources my parents had available. My children have half the resources that I had available. Their children will have... nothing, if this shit continues. Better to have an amazing train wreck where we all die than to allow those fuckers to kill us while they live large.

Comment Re:Same old Microsoft (Score 1) 557

Somebody needs to be fired immediately.

A comment you would expect from some kiddie gamer who's never been outside of his mommy's basement. Here's a tip for you, some governments have regulations about the time you are required to retain data if you are a business. If you do not follow such rules, you are not going to stay in business for very long. Some of the documents we deal with we have a 25 year retention requirement.

Yes you are.

Considering Linux is the deployment platform for my main product, that's a moronic statement, but hey, nobody expects a 12 year old kid to utter non-moronic statements when communicating about business, so that's OK.

Linux has billions of users in its handset

Try to google the concept of "context". This part of the thread is entirely about the desktop. I have elsewhere explained why Linux on handsets is not only an excellent platform, but hugely successful. I even explained what Google has done right that Linus did wrong assuming Linus wanted Linux to succeed on the Desktop (something Linus never cared about). I did so in my first posting. Linux is an excellent OS for a lot of things, but on the desktop it's a joke.


Where it is decent, but can't hold a candle to, for example, QNX. Sadly, the competition killed the vastly superior QNX.

Growing rapidly

Not on the desktop, and it never will grow - rapidly or otherwise.

Hang yourself up on a hook in the barn

When talking to adults, please seek the assistance of other adults to explain (obviously) very complicated things like "context" to you.

Comment Re:Which religion is most dangerous. (Score 1) 120

Which, as I pointed out several times by now, was not the question. To know what *religion* is most dangerous, it has to be done in name of that religion *OBVIOUSLY*. If it's for other reasons, then it follows it was not from religion, and therefor, it has no bearings on what religion is most dangerous.

It seems you are incapable of comprehending this.

The stance you make makes no sense, and isn't pertaining to the question. First of all, the Iraq war started in 2003, and that's when the most deaths caused by the US fell - 2003 is outside the 'last decade' as I asked. So your counter wasn't even to the point there neither, but I let it slip because you didn't make sense anyway. But let's say we take 'in modern times' to mean the last 50 years, then. It still doesn't make sense, then. This is because, obviously, if you take it that a 'dangerous religion' means the perpetrators doing it are of that particular belief (and not: are doing it IN NAME OF that belief), then, as I've explained earlier, one has also to look at ALL DEATHS that ALL MUSLIMS have ever done too, *even* if it wasn't in name of their religion. And in that case, you'll note that during the Iran-Iraq war alone, they made 1,66 million deaths: far more than the Iraq war. And that's only two Muslim countries. If you take deaths caused by Muslims as a whole since 1950, you'll end up with far more: they approximately killed 14 million others ( Christians don't even come close, for the past half century.

But of course, those were also not religious wars. Point is, you're not making it any easier for yourself by interpreting 'the most dangerous religion' in the context of 'deaths made by believers of that religion, for whatever (even non-religious) reasons'. Because in that case, you also have to count all the deaths of all Muslims, whether it was religiously inspired or not. And in that case, it's even more doubtful Muslims come out as the best.

Btw, I didn't attack anyone. If I ask: "In what name of which religion is done the most attacks this last decade?" I'm only asking for a rational response based on facts, not bigotry. My secondary question thus remains: why did you think it was Muslims, and not, say, Buddhists, or Jainists? You're reluctance to answer that, is purely derived from your own knowledge about the matter, so even *you* are well aware what the answer is. Otherwise, you'd searched it up, to know if it weren't Buddhism or Jainism. But no, we actually both know the answer to that question. You make an emo-response to it, shouting 'bigotry' like any good political correct SJW would do, but it does not alter the facts.

You can turn it as you want, but that is undeniable. That you feel offended by that fact, is not my problem. Most terrorist attacks ARE done in the name of Islam, and that since 2004; look at the hard data from datagraver, if you don't believe it. That you only find your question legitimate is not my problem, since it wasn't *my* question, and *you* responded to *my* question, not vice versa. And, as said - but you fail to realise, apparently - even if you take it that to mean 'done by believers of a religion', than for the past half century, Muslims still would have killed more than Christians.

I've repeated this several times now, and you never actually discuss anything let alone try to refute anything of the arguments I provided, but only reiterate the same thing over and over, like a mantra. Maybe you should start reading comprehensively? Or is your only point trolling?

Comment Re:Emails (Score 1) 893

Remember when like 70% of slashdot thought that it was a good idea to put this buffoon in power because Hillary was too "establishment" and was a dumbass about classified emails?

Any regrets yet?

Nope. He is proving to be just as terrible as I thought he would; however, he is STILL a better choice than Clinton.

You do not fully understand why Clinton is so despised do you? Well, Clinton herself is not actually so terrible. Directly. It is what she would have allowed to continue that is so terrible.

The United States is crumbling around us. All of the wealth is being tied up into personal accounts of a very few people. A fucking interstate bridge fell on people and killed them. In America. Absolutely inconceivable... and yet, due to the resources all being tied up in personal accounts, people are DYING. Trump will not fight this, but he is a disruption in how that shit show works.

It is sad that the people in power essentially forced us to choose Trump as a reaction to their unholy greed. As bad as Trump wants to be, he will not be enough to cause more damage to America than the industrialized asphyxiation that a Clinton administration would have happily continued.

Do you understand now why Trump won the election?

Comment Re:For the US, not for a political party (Score 1) 893

Don't pretend he was the better candidate, every act and objective measure demonstrates that to be false. At least be honest, you voted for him because you care more about seeing your team win politics than about your country.

I did not get the same meaning out of his words that you did... or you have weird logic. ;)

What I heard him say was that he could not in all conscience vote for Clinton. The only choice left at that point is Trump. I did not hear him mention political parties at all... and yet you did mention political parties. Perhaps YOU are what is wrong with this country?

Comment Re:Same old Microsoft (Score 1) 557

You need to lay off those magic mushrooms. Linus has nothing to do with user space applications on Linux.

I know. That was my point. The UI is, for 99.99999% of all users, an integral part of the operating system. In fact, for the vast majority of the population, the UI IS the operating system. Linus decided not to get engaged at all in neither the discussion nor the drive and direction of the UI, and consequently Linux was doomed to fail, from day one, on the desktop. It will never be relevant on the desktop as long as this quite essential part of the OS is dealt with in the dictatorial manner Linus does everything else. For Linux to succeed on the desktop it needs ONE UI, on all distributions. Any alternative must be banned, and the makers should not be allowed to call their product Linux. Simple as that. If Linux is to succeed on the desktop. If Linus doesn't care about Linux on the desktop, he should continue as now.

BTW, Krita is already a better tool for artists than Photoshop

Krita is great, but it doesn't have the professional support of Photoshop. Can it be used as a replacement for Photoshop, for the individual artist, probably, for the professional who spends a significant portion of his life sending work to others and working on the projects of others, probably not yet.

Your rant about Libreoffice is just pure braindamaged rambling

And there you demonstrated why Linux is always going to fail on the desktop. OO/LO has several major issues with formatting MS Word documents. What does this mean? It means that for anyone who has a professional relationship with documents, OO/LO is 100% useless. My department has some 2.5 million Word documents, of which a good percentage will not be formatted properly in OO/LO. So, how are we going to find out? Are we going to open all of them manually and check?

It's always funny when children who use their computers as toys try to inform people who use them professionally what is and is not. Linux is very good for software development. Since the late 1990s, most of my work has been developing Java software for deployment on Linux. The past five or so .Net has been slightly more important, but my responsibility is still a fairly large Java app. I currently use Eclipse for development, but I use it on Windows, since it works a lot better on Windows than on Linux. I have done a few minor things in Rails, and also some stuff in Python. Rails used to be far better on Linux than on Windows, but that's evened out.

I am not a Linux hater, but on the desktop, Linux is a pathetic joke compared to every single other operating system.

Comment Re:both outcomes were hostile. (Score 1) 294

More to the point, we stuck him there. After his travel documents were revoked, he couldn't go anywhere else.

This is something I do not understand. Passports and such are just rules. Governments break their own rules all the time. Why wouldn't they be able to break a rule about documents? Who would enforce the rule?

For example, let's say Iceland wanted to offer Snowden sanctuary or whatever. Why would they necessarily care if America has revoked Snowden's travel documents? Those are not Icelandic documents. Iceland could let him in just as easily as Russia did.

Comment Re:It's SANCTIONS not Snowden (Score 1) 294

Can I remind you of some of my other predictions....

No. You are an Anonymous Coward. You have predicted everything from the fall of Rome to the splitting of the Moon. You have no history. You have no future. You have no reputation. While occasionally, deep words of wisdom are indeed uttered by you, they are one-time things and in no way related to any other things that you have said.

In short, if you want your predictions to have ANY chance of having any meaning, create an account.

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