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Comment Screw 99.9% for the 0.1% (Score 2) 558

once again our wonderful elites think that fucking over all but the handful of bad actors is a *great* thing to do. Why? Because they can consolidate power. No cash means all transactions are traceable. What a gift to the IRS, FBI, divorce attorneys, hackers or anyone on a fishing expedition. You know what you need to replace the buying power of that $1,000 note cancelled in 1969? $6,530! Put another way, a "$1,000" note today is worth $148.69 of 1969 money. And they want to elimiate the $100? all $14 of it?

Comment Re:Speed limit reality check (Score 1) 582

Yes it does. It impeeds people who have people to see, things to do and places to go. As I stated, this town has had the same population for nearly 50 years and the same speed limit. The one death I am aware of happened in a crosswalk at a major multi-road intersection. So to argue 'do it for the children' because they might dart out is to ignore all evidence, including the fact that few of them even play in streets or yards anymore. Those that do "play" do so at organized sporting type events on gated fields with parking lots.

Comment Fire Timothy (Score 1) 1839

Can you cut lose whomever Timothy is/are? And maybe hire somebody who will actually take the time from their very busy day to make sure posts are not duplicates, are not clickbait, are reasonably coherent submissions... basically all those things you expect a person with editorial responsibilities to do?

Comment Re:Premature Conclusions be Damned (Score 1) 572

She received material from SAPs which even if markings were removed (if they existed) she would know were highly classified from being briefed on the programs. She had an obligation to report those breaches and did not. The consequences for a DoD or IC community employee doing the same would have included termination and most likely prosecution. Transferring material from a secure system to an insecure one is the equivalent to making a copy and bringing it home. See forrmer CIA director Deutch for an example.

Comment Re:US Government Classifies Emails After Review (Score 1) 572

This. She had an obligation to report any mishandled classified information sent to her. In the case of the SAP material, she would have known that was only available from a private network. It is pretty clear that she (and many of her staff) just didn't give a fuck.

Comment Netcraft Confirms Slashdot Dead (Score 1) 1310

still some hanger on's though.

But seriously - when was the last time /. had any meaningful story before some other aggracator such as Hacker News? Rarely bother with the comments on something I've already read and seen comments elsewhere that for all intents will be similar to anything here.

It is kind of shocking that the new boss says they aren't going to make many changes (at least not soon!) Might really be dead by the time they try to fix it.

Comment Re:I've made my peace with systemd (Score 1) 242

I made my peace nearly 10 years ago when I bailed on Slakware (and I was one of its early adopters in the 90s). While I did like the underdog status of NetBSD, I settled on FreeBSD, have not looked back and use it on servers, desktops and even a laptop (gasp!). Perhaps I'm more easily satisfied because new shiny never was a big thing to me.

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