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Comment Re:OMFH!!! (Score 1) 294

They're just idiots. 1's and 0's arranged as symbols to convey meaning is generally accepted as a language since it uses symbols to convey a meaning. It even has a name: Binary Code. If they want to claim it's not Binary Code and merely equations resulting in direct action by hardware... well... you can't patent a mathematical equation.

Comment What is your perspective of the media's portrayal? (Score 1) 410

The media portrays your personality to be one of an ego maniacal sociopath. Please understand this is not me calling you a name or attempting to label you. My opinions are reserved from this until I've been able to hear from both sides. I can imagine that you may have something you would like to say or address about the overall negativity media expresses toward your character before people adjudicate personal bias toward it.

Comment Re: The gauntlet has been thrown (Score 1) 79

There are people doing that. They're called auditors. You have to be just good enough at security to keep them off your back. The whole point is to keep security ahead of the curve: effort required to secure * value of controlling resource > effort required to obtain * value of gained resource (inclusive of satisfying motivation) If we didn't do this ridiculous draconian thing security could really slip in general to a point we'll have trouble securing it, like transportation signaling equipment. However I don't think they need to take care of it with this model. We likely have a while before the technology to achieve this is ubiquitous enough to make it anymore dangerous than the intense motivation to kill you someone would need to do it like this. I mean a hammer could just as easily assassinate a diabetic.

Comment Re:Linux users should be getting worried. (Score 2) 247

The commenter was likely getting downvotes because they were trolling. Now, in true Slashdot fashion, they received upvotes from someone saying, "why're they getting downvotes, durr?"

You are likely getting downvotes for spitting the vitriol the troll feeds on. You may have even helped them climax.

If I had anymore mod points I'd downvote both of you for those reasons. Instead I'll just leave this here and hope others agree.

Comment Re:No Problem With This (Score 1) 149

While I appreciate the link very much it is actually more than money they're after. If you read the terms it is very apparent you are paying them to enhance their data mining. I'm looking for a product from a company that's being a bit less evil and more forthright with what they're selling me. So thanks for the link. It will likely help someone. Unfortunately it's way off the mark for me.

Comment So let me ask you (Score 1) 222

How much of the world favors the right to vote for people that they see as their enemy? There are only a few fundamentals to the foundation of the "free world". Respecting the rights of a rival as inalienable is the corner stone. Let's not forget what atrocities group think and fear of the unknown have brought us. Let's also recall what wonderful things bravery had allotted us once we coupled it with dissent. Please be brave.

Comment I have a great idea. (Score 1) 242

What if you paid for a service and that service was provided to you with the provider focusing on you as the consumer instead of looking for ways to increase revenue from third parties off your transaction? You know, you pay for something so it's offered to you without having to bypass multiple additional barriers. This "cutting back" is too little too late now that they waited for competition to evolve the ecosystem instead of driving the change themselves.

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