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Submission + - Let's Talk REAL Security

My name is Bucket writes: "In today's debate over which operating system is more secure, people like to point to a popular example of OSX hacked in 30 minutes. As I understand it, though, this exploit required the user to download an infected file. Hell, we could argue against Linux's security using the tautology that any system can be compromised due to user stupidity (e.g. downloading a spam attachment, visiting a "Free Smileys!" website). I've always been under the impression, and had always been told, that Windows is necessarily the least secure OS because of the way it was built from the ground up. I've grown up with the old standard that, by either computer worm or port scanner, a Windows system can be exploited just by being connected to the internet.

So I raise the question: barring user interaction or physical access to the machine, how do the operating systems rank in terms of security?"

Submission + - Bill O'Reilly: science cannot explain the tides (huffingtonpost.com) 1

tverbeek writes: David Silverman of the American Atheists was a guest on The O'Reilly Factor to talk about the billboards the AAG has put up recently, including one declaring the Christian Nativity story a myth. O'Reilly, playing to his home-field advantage, figured he could show up his guest by citing a daily miracle that proved the legitimacy of religion, a mystery beyond the ability of science to grasp: "The tide comes in and it goes out, Mr. Silverman," he lectured. "It always comes in, and always goes out. You can't explain that."

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