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Comment Re: How the hell is this still a problem? (Score 1) 49

Knowledgeable hacker takes job at Arby's running a register or slicing meat. Hacker waits until he can get unsupervised physical access to store system (a Windows PC, presumably). Hacker arranges off-site access to system. Hacker quits job, accesses system remotely and has his way with them.

That is an interesting scenario but I am betting it will be another case of the attackers compromising a third party vendor and then working their way into the system like the Target breach, the Wendy's breach, etc. A business can have the most robust security system in the world, but if their business partners are lax it is all for nothing.

Comment Re:Bring broadband to all Americans... (Score 1) 292

Yes, we want to bring broadband to all Americans... so my ex-clients can gouge the shit out of them with rent-seeking behavior, unneeded service caps and fees, and charging content providers that aren't directly owned by the ISP access fees after we shitcan Net Neutrality!

Not to be all devils advocate but the same thing was said about Tom Wheeler when he was picked by Obama to head the FCC. And Wheeler ended up being a strong advocate for Net Neutrality and tried limiting cable and telephone monopolies. Of course the odds are that Ajit Pai will be so deep in the pockets of the cable and telephone companies that it would take a search team three weeks to find his nose, but it is not unheard of that a former lobbyist bites the hand that fed them.

Comment Re:Non-zero sum (Score 4, Insightful) 90


They were not intending to go through with the suit and were using the threat of having a $200,000 judgment against here as a way to pressure her into removing her review. They were hoping she would cower and hide away, not bitch SLAAP them for $26K with the help of an actual honest lawyer.

Comment Re:CHina's Mistake (Score 1) 742

Sure, as long as you're ready for the next iPhone model to cost twice as much as the previous one and be capable of less. There are reasons why manufacturing and assembly line jobs have moved out of the USA, you know.

Damn those OSHA requirements and labor laws, I want my cheap iPhone now!


Interviews: Ask Martin Shkreli a Question 410

Martin Shkreli has agreed to answer your questions. Shkreli is the co-founder of the hedge fund MSMB Capital Management, the co-founder and former chief executive officer (CEO) of the biotechnology firm Retrophin, and the founder and former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. Shkreli has been active on Twitter about a wide range of topics, including the 2016 presidential election. Most recently, he expressed interest in buying 4chan.

Ask him your questions here, and we'll post the full interview with Shkreli's answers in the near future.

Comment Re:SJW (Score 1) 287

the evidence is evidence no matter how it is obtained. That's the only logical way.

"A confession is a confession no matter how it is obtained. That's the only logical way."
Throwing away the bill of rights to convict someone we don't like is a very slipper slope we should not go down. They are there to protect from wrongful convictions and while it does allow the guilty to go free if proper procedures are not followed by the state like in this case, I prefer that to the alternative.

Comment Re:Rotten tomatoes indeed (Score 3, Insightful) 407

Also... was neat for a while..

Did petitions ever actually accomplish anything? I am serious cause sounds like a site for people to sign onto a petition no one will read. Does the petition ever get sent anywhere? Let alone to anyone who can make decisions?

Not trying to be rude but at least with paper petitions the recipient knows someone did the legwork to get people to sign. seems to be the epitome of armchair activism.

Comment Re:Turnabout IS fair play... (Score 1) 765

Typically when a company lays off an employee (or a few employees) as part of a layoff, how much notice do they give?

Usually it's immediate and involves a security escort to HR.

This, so much this. If your employer is one of the good ones and treats their employees fairly then feel free to give two weeks or however long it takes for a handover.
However if they just got done firing 1000 employees so the VP can make his bonus, and you are one of the skeleton crew left feel free to drop their ass like a bad habit. They show no loyalty and should get none in return.

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