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Comment Full context and sound bites (Score 2) 221

Let's use full context here. Banning Muslims from extremest hot spots until we can improve how we vet them. Not much different from banning German men of military age from immigrating while at war with Germany.

...Or putting all the Japanese in Americans in camps. That was another great idea that helped us win the war with the Japs and the Jerries. Also, just to fully frame context of the time that you are getting your good ideas from, you should also segregate your colored soldiers from your white soldiers, and keep them mostly in manual labor and support roles.

Yessir, the 1930s and 40s were full of great ideas that we can mine!

Comment Conservative racist lies (Score -1, Troll) 221

That is a bullshit argument. Conservatives use this lie to cover their hate-mongering as simple, prudent policy, but it is pretty trivial to shoot down. If they are so concerned about enforcing immigration law, where is our wall to keep illegal Canadians out? There are plenty of drugs coming south from Canada, why isn't anyone getting worked up over that?

Selectively enforcing immigration law is xenophobic. Brown immigrants are apparently bad, white ones? not so much...

Comment Re:... because people are cheap (Score 1) 190

Because Amazon makes money every time something is sold, regardless of whether it's a knockoff or not.
People go to Amazon because they want cheap and fast. If Amazon sell a knockoff and pretend they didn't know it was a knockoff, they will. (And let's be honest - Amazon is ultimately the seller from the customer's perspective, even when the order isn't "fulfilled by Amazon". Amazon is the one who takes your money.)

Comment Re:Why Use Linux? (Score 0) 107

Security is binary.
You're either secure or you're not.
There's no "less secure" or "more secure".

The scope/impact of specific vulnerabilities may differ, but the fact that you have vulnerabilities means you're not secure.

So no, finding a security bug in the linux kernel doesn't mean that linux is any less secure.

Even if you believe security is a spectrum, you're wrong here. Discovering a previously unknown vulnerability means you know the system to be less secure than you thought it to be.

Comment Re:Dns (Score 1) 261

Why aren't they:

1) Running an internal DNS server for their internal shit.
2) Pointing that DNS server to a public DNS server.
3) Pointing the public DNS server point to the root DNS servers.

1 shouldn't be hit by a DDoS as it should be entirely limited to access within your network (or VPN).
2 can be as distributed as you need it to be.
If 3 goes down, no one will blame you.

If this is what they're doing then dyn is failing hard at step 2.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 573

2) You cannot yell 'Fire!' in a crowded theater regardless of your 'rights'. This is the canonical example of limits on freedom of speech. You can't do that thing because it ENDANGERS OTHERS. This is the exact reason Australian nurses cannot tell patients to avoid vaccination -- the act endangers others.

You're wrong.
You absolutely can do this, though you can be held responsible for the direct result of your actions.
The government can never legally prevent you from saying what you want.

Read the fucking amendment. It's short and simple. There's no "interpretation" necessary unless you want to shit all over it.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 573

I'm all for freedom of expression and the right to an opinion but when people spread bad advice that isn't backed by science and it hurts other people thats where I draw the line.

If you "draw the line" then you're not "all for freedom of expression".
It doesn't matter where you "draw the line".

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