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Comment Re:Soviet Union tried it (Score 1) 358

the article does recognize that equal distribution to everyone is a problem, and seems to advocate unequal distribution near the end of the article. That, to me, isn't communism,

You aren't familiar with communism then. Even in its extreme form, communism recognizes that some people need more than others. "Divide everything equally" is the brute's understanding of communism.

Comment Are you joking? (Score 1) 93

I forget where I read it but I think I remember reading an article some years ago where someone stood up a free Wifi network named something along the lines of "get hacked" and it still had many, many users...

If it's free WiFi people will use it regardless of potential danger, the name is literally nothing.

Comment Re:You can load them even faster... (Score 2) 64

Of course they won't. And until the ad industry gets their shit together then this current scenario won't change and more people will move to block ads. They did this themselves and are doubling down on stupid instead of going "why are people blocking ads..." Oh right, because we fucked up and allow malware authors to ride along on our networks and screw people over.

Sorry ad people, but using adblockers in some form is basic malware protection these days.

Comment Re:Soviet Union tried it (Score 1) 358

You're right that the Soviets already tried it, but modern day communists will reject your observation, and claim that the communists of yesteryear simply weren't smart enough.

I'm willing to accept that, but tell me how; and this blog post that merely repeats the mistakes of the past is not succeeding to do that.

Comment Re:This confirms my previous speculation (Score 1) 436

Personally, I agree. But I know too many people who are willing to take the risk of Trump just to stick a finger to Clinton and DNC. I think it's foolish, but nevertheless, if there are enough of them, it may just add up.

Of course, the other side has a similar problem. Which is why I think that it's basically a contest of who can motivate more to show up to vote against the other guy. And given the potential consequences, I'd rather not take chances, even when small quantities of votes are at stake. Brexit should be a lesson to us all.

Comment Re: as someone who is suffering from this... (Score 1) 235

Libertarianism is not just any limited government. It's government limited to those functions that are necessary to maximize individual liberties (or individual negative rights, to be more specific).

Libertarians also believe that all people, not just those that happened to be born in a "right" country, have said rights.

Now, go ahead and explain how government-sponsored economic protectionism (which borders are, at least in the context of this discussion) maximizes individual rights and liberties.

Comment Re:BREAKING NEWS (Score 1) 93

So in other words, they did their job and got paid.

Problem is the company probably is no more practically secure after the consultants came than before.

The first morning, he tailgated through a locked door by carrying some boxes, found an unlocked network closet, and connected to the client's network and started sniffing unencrypted traffic, including plaintext passwords for the admins.....He delivered a brief report in the afternoon, essentially saying that the general approach to security was so bad that further testing wouldn't be productive.

Yeah, that's a pretty common sort of scenario.

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