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Comment I am as insecure as POTUS's phone.... (Score 1) 498

Because I'm sure that's the only device he has with him ever, and never does he have an aide standing by that holds onto whatever phone the Government issued him.

You mouth breathing moron, do you realize that that the phone is a huge security risk without him ever making a single call on it? If it is an unsecured phone, it could very well be broadcasting POTUS's GPS coordinates constantly. This would give his exact position at all times away to anyone with hostile intent. Further, smartphones have microphones in them. If you root the phone, you could possibly listen in to conversations happening in the same room. What harm could occur if 'bad guys' (Trump's words) could start listening in on POTUS's confidential conversations? And who knows, Trump might just disregard the Secret Service instructions and use the phone sensitive calls. He seems to have established a track record for making poor judgements.

Yes, it is a very good use of elected officials time to make sure that a POTUS who wants to be a loose cannon is not allowed to jeopardize the safety of America.

Comment It is all obama's fault... (Score 1) 498

yup - and after 8 years of Obama we have more racial tension than ever before, more blacks hating cops, Iran getting payoffs....the national debt DOUBLING...

In the last 8 years, vast numbers of stupid people felt empowered to express their poorly though out world views on the Internet.

Thanks Obama.

Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score -1, Flamebait) 905

Don't bother. Today's "liberals" are fascists and want free speech destroyed so they can continue living in their echo chambers. They'll suck at the teat of any corporation that creates a safe space and defend it with tired shit about it not being censorship if it's not the government (which is completely incorrect). Yet if the corporation ends up doing something they don't like (but completely legal) the go running to the government to get them shut down.

Comment Re:scripting is incompatible with security (Score 5, Insightful) 154

Don't run code you don't trust.
Javascript is code, no matter how much your browser tries to sandbox it or put shackles on it, it's going to be flying around in your CPU if you let it run.
If you don't trust the Javascript, don't run it.

There are 3 points to this problem:

Shitty fucking developers write shitty fucking websites that NEED Javascript to function.
Shitty fucking users like shiny, stupid shit and encourage that behavior.
Shitty fucking browsers let it all run by default and focus on speed, not security to please the shitty fucking users.
(And this loops back to shitty fucking developers seeing that they can bloat up their site even more because Chrome v8247 tweaked Javascript regex performance to be 2.8% faster.)

Comment Re:CPUs, not CPU architecture (Score 4, Insightful) 154

You're confusing CPU architecture with instruction set architecture. They used to be the same (and in some cases still are) but most processors have a physical architecture that implements an ISA via microcode translation. With memory controllers (and a whole lot of other shit) on the same package. the term "architecture" has drifted even further from ISA and more toward the entire SoC.

Comment Bubble (Score 5, Insightful) 490

We're waiting for the bubble to burst again. Hopefully this time they don't bail out the banks and and the idiots who bought mcmansions. The bailouts (including "Keep Your Home California") prevented me, a responsible, financially stable adult, from owning a home. Prices are over double what they should be in my area.
People don't have roommates, they have roomfamilies.

Comment Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes (Score 1) 294

I feel confident in my hunch that president Trump isn't versed in ancient literature, so I hope someone reminds him of Virgil's quote:

"Beware of Greeks bearing gifts"

Anything Russia offers up as a gift should be viewed with some strong skepticism. Back during the late cold war, there was an excessive amount of anti-soviet paranoia. Now, it seems that there isn't enough...

Comment Re:Put a captcha on (Score 5, Informative) 120

My hunch is that at least some of the bots are their's.

Most are. In fact, TicketMaster skips the bots entirely.

TicketMaster owns and operates TicketsNow, which is ticket scalping site.
TicketMaster pinches off a chunk (often the bulk) of tickets and gives them to TicketsNow BEFORE they go on sale.
If they don't sell on TicketsNow, TicketMaster takes some back and releases them on TicketMaster. This is why TicketMaster has the option to be alerted in case more tickets become available.

TicketsNow (and they probably have other sites that are the same damned thing) is their primary business because it lets them get out of any pricing contracts. TicketMaster "sells" the tickets to TicketsNow in advance (or at T 0), and TicketsNow resells them at a much higher price.

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