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Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 1) 767

Trump can't even run a business.

I think that is political BS. IF I understand things correctly each project is usually a different corporation.

He can't, Trump is a serial abuser of both bankruptcy law, and the suppliers he contracts to perform work.

This is a typical Example of one his corps abusing a supplier, rather than pay supplier what they owe, they resort to a form of extortion (ever increasing legal fees to collect a debt). And that is not the only Forum about Trump and Rcih assholes like him

We really don't need a person, (unrepentant serial abuser), like Trump as Commander in Chief.


Submission + - VPN Provider Removes Russian Presence After Servers Seized

An anonymous reader writes: VPN provider Private Internet Access has pulled out of Russia in the wake of new internet surveillance legislation in the country. The company claims that some of its Russian servers were seized by the government as punishment for not complying with the rules, which ask providers to log and hold all Russian internet traffic and session data for up to a year. Learning of the federal action, the company immediately removed its Russian availability and announced that it would no longer be operating in the region.

Submission + - Running Solar Off-grid Internet servers from SheevaPlug to Raspberry Pi B/+/2... (

DamonHD writes: The Raspberry Pi that has been running all my primary Internet servers from my home/office since mid-2014, entirely off-grid-powered, has been doing a fine job, and it's great to be using actively-supported hardware and Linux distro. (Before Pi, partly or fully off-grid were a SheevaPlug and a laptop...)

It really is possible to run production Web, mail, and other always-on servers from a few watts, from solar PV off-grid, in un-sunny UK.

Here's the latest round of the story!

Comment Came to that conculsion several years ago.. (Score 1) 212

After a stream of viri made it past the dictionary lookuip and a low hit rate on new viri, I made a decision to not install anti-viris software on any newly built virt boxes.

To replace it, I added an execute permission restrictions policy, so that any thing a limited user downloaded or any file that resided in his/her directory/server file tree could NOT execute. 2nd, I hired a company called "spam experts" to filter incomming emails/ (primary infection path). Lastly and very important, setup a filter for any emails that remembered the old server IP address(open port 25) and bypassed spamexperts(MX reord) to be redirected into a offsite spam holding account.

Finally, added as much encryption as possible, TLS links between email clients and server, same goes for between email servers(TLS over port 25 comms)..

Comment 109 ignorant fools who trust corps far too much.. (Score 1) 470

GMO's could be safe, but a significant portion are not. Thanks to our "for sale" highest bidder government, who allow substandard testing regimes to be accepted in the approval process.

Their is a world of misery headed our way thanks to these vested interests. The public is right to not trust these people. Is it any wonder why medical issues seam to be consuming ever more resources and funds look at the source, the food we eat.

Comment Re:title seems to be misleading, at best. (Score 4, Informative) 263

I don't buy into the projected increasing amounts of coal usage. As the Chinese discovered, one pays a heavy price burning coal, (pollution of water, soil, air), and India will soon learn this lesson first hand.

Coal in the USA maybe a NOP by 2027, where coal generation peaked near 49% (2007), 33%(2015) and is still dropping like a rock 31% (April 2016).

As for the so called base-load argument, is a fool's argument, eventually we will need to use renewable's to provide more than 150% of our overall demand, using excess energy production to put Carbon back into the ground. Preferably in the form of Methane(CH4), which we can later tap to stabilize the grid when needed.


Submission + - SPAM: Nikola Motor Co. Received 7,000 Orders In A Month For Its 2,000HP, Hybrid Semi

Lucas123 writes: Start-up Nikola Motor Co. announced it has received 7,000 orders representing $2.3B in potential sales for a hybrid semi-truck that will sport 2,000hp, a gross weight of 80,000 pounds and will have more than a 1,200-mile range. The tractor-trailer dubbed the Nikola One will be revealed on Dec. 2 at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City. The semi-trailer will have a 320 kilowatt hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery pack, along with a 150-gallon fuel-agnostic turbine, which can be configured to run on various kinds of fuel, including diesel or petroleum. The standard model will have a natural gas tank. The Nikola One will also have regenerative braking technology, an energy recovery mechanism that will slow the vehicle by converting kinetic energy into a form that can be stored until needed. Nikola claims the semi-trailer will cost half as much to operate as traditional diesel trucks.
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Submission + - Court upholds 'net neutrality' rules for equal internet access (

walterbyrd writes: In a big win for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.

The 2-1 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a victory for consumer groups and content companies such as Netflix that want to prevent online content from being blocked or channeled into fast and slow lanes.

Submission + - Companies Finding It Harder To Conceal H1-B Abuses (

JustAnotherOldGuy writes: In America, it's common practice to make severance pay for laid-off workers contingent on signing a "nondisparagement clause" that prohibits workers from ever speaking ill of their former employers. But as more and more layoffs are precipitated by illegal practices like hiring H1B visa-holders and forcing existing workers to train them as a condition of severance bonuses, workers are growing bolder and refusing to sign gag-clauses — or breaking them and daring their former employers to sue. Marco Peña was among about 150 technology workers who were laid off in April by Abbott Laboratories, but he decided not to sign the agreement that was given to all departing employees, which included a nondisparagement clause. Mr. Peña said his choice cost him at least $10,000 in severance pay. “I just didn’t feel right about signing,” Mr. Peña said. “The clauses were pretty blanket. I felt like they were eroding my rights," he revealed in an expose by the New York Times.

Submission + - Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History ( 17

An anonymous reader writes: From CNN:

"Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. At least 53 more people were injured, Mina said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, he told reporters.

The shooter is not from the Orlando area, Mina said. He has been identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, about 120 miles southeast of Orlando, two law enforcement officials tell CNN.
Orlando authorities said they consider the violence an act of domestic terror. The FBI is involved. While investigators are exploring all angles, they "have suggestions the individual has leanings towards (Islamic terrorism), but right now we can't say definitely," said Ron Hopper, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Orlando bureau."

Comment Re:Judge Davis retired last year (Score 1) 108

:First this conduct would be covered under federal jurisdiction and various bar associations.. I can think of number of different federal laws being broken, and the statute of limitations for conspiracy tolls from the last overt act. I.E. Yearly royalty payment to the patent troll.

Thus both this federal judge, his son and the principles of patent troll co could be in deep dodo..

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