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Comment Re:Drone Snowden's ass already (Score 1, Insightful) 488

My point is that even though she has been found unofficially not-guilty by the lack of recommendation to indict I still don't trust her.

To further my point: Even though Casey Anthony wasn't found guilty of killing her kids, would you still trust her to babysit your children? Because I wouldn't.

You did know that the false equivalency gambit has been thoroughly debunked. Right? All the bad things that Clinton might have done is not, in any way, shape or form, the same has all the bad things that Trump has done, in public or on "tape". His record in this area is so deplorable that those Republican leaders who still "support" him won't even say his name. That is pathetic enough, but we haven't even started to compare actual qualifications, and we hardly need to. One candidate has thirty years of public service with any enviable record of success, experience that, by virtually all credible accounts, makes her the most qualified candidate ever to seek the office. The other has a string of spectacular business failures and lawsuits against him and his companies.

Comment Re:A Master Password.... (Score 4, Informative) 234

...that only you transmit up to 'the cloud' anytime you want to use any of your passwords, anywhere.

I know it isn't quite that simple or risky, but it's rather close.

Password Managers, by design, serve the function of reducing your security.

That's not how it works.

Comment Re:This is a good thing. (Score 1) 418

Just FYI, the anti-abortion position is not about controlling the bodies of women. It is about stopping murder.

No. It is not. You may choose to believe that a three week old embryo is imbued with everything that makes it a citizen. Most of us do not. You don't get to force your religious convictions on women. Get it?

Comment Re:This is a good thing. (Score 1) 418

Let's have the government decide who can be married and who can't.

Pretty sure it's the liberals who wanted to mandate government issue marriage certificates to gays.

You get points for a game try, junior, but you are still wrong. What "the liberals" have been after is actually delivering on the Constitutional promise of equal protection under the law. The law defines marriage. Personally, I believe that was a mistake and the best remedy would be to have government get out of the "marriage" business altogether. Be that as it may, the law is the law and The Constitution says it applies equally to all. That is what the SCOTUS ruled on, and that is the only "mandate" that body has, to rule on the Constitutionality of this or that issue brought before it. Jeezuz H Christ! Don't they teach basic civics in school anymore?

Comment Re:This is a good thing. (Score 4, Insightful) 418

There's going to be no place for a person like me who believes in individual sovereignty.

Why do you think that is? Could it be because so many so-called "conservatives" have abdicated that sovereignty so willingly every time the governing class told a scary story? "OMG! Same sex marriage?! Let's have the government decide who can be married and who can't. OMG! Women can choose what to do with their own bodies? That's not right. We need the government to step in and take that right away. OMG! Teh terrorists! Please make us safe. We don't care if you piss all over The Bill of Rights, just make us feel like you're doing something that matters."
And no, you libertarians don't get off the hook, because you tools have aligned yourselves with the Conservatives far more often than not. The result is that your rights, as a citizen, have been supplanted by corporate power.

Comment Re:Using the law to give himself an unfair advanta (Score 0) 310

laws and regulations give and unfair advantage to those who break them(like uber and airbnb) with impunity through loop holes, and to those who are well established(like the hotels here and regular taxi services) and can ensure the strict enforcement of them.

laws and regulations are unfair to those who are law abiding, in a environment where others do not follow them.

solution is to, have the least amount of laws and regulations practically possible, with least amount of complexity, and ensure these fewer simpler rules are followed.

Rand fan boy wet dreams notwithstanding, the free market is a myth. Always has been. Always will be. For that reason, regulation is required to protect consumers. The alternative is anarchy. Yes, such regulation does tend to create monopolies, but it does not have to. There are effective ways to avoid that pitfall as well.

Comment Hello... users. (Score 1) 351

Users are a big part of this problem. Yes, the whole user/pass auth mechanism is past it's prime, but in most cases, it's all we have. For that reason, users/administrators must take a large share of the blame for recent events. Deploying anything with the default auth credentials in place in an Internet-facing location is, to say the least, irresponsible. When this much damage can be cause by such actions, it should hurt.

Comment Re:But . . . (Score 0) 445

Well, no. The article points up the (most recent example of) rank hypocrisy on the part of the Trump campaign. I would argue that it also illustrates incompetent leadership. Whoever is in charge of security in that camp is doing a bad job and not carrying out the most fundamental best practices. Why would we trust a "leader" who allows such failings to exist?

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