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Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 1) 1385

Consider 2008 - do you think Trump would have conceded gracefully the way she did to Obama, never-mind agreeing to work for him in a role that wasn't even the number 2 spot?

Whoa, talk about some revisionist history. She stubbornly stayed in the race until she forced Obama to make a deal with her. The number 2 spot was taken, and she got the ideal position to add to her "Presidential" resume.

Comment Re:Now lets see. (Score 1) 1385

without enough in the tank for an emergency stimulus

*snort* You think all the money printing came from some legitimate "tank"? We've been deficit spending for a very long time. The whole monetary system is based on debt and exponential growth to pay it back. All Trump will do is accelerate the crash that has to inevitably come.

Comment Re:I think civility is going to go out the window (Score 1) 1385

Obama saying that blacks have a disadvantage after a shooting is race rioting

Maybe Obama shouldn't have endorsed a bullshit narrative that there was an epidemic of blacks being shot by cops. Instead of putting down the flames of division, he stoked them. Riots and dead cops were the result.

but retweeting an open neo-nazi

Without a citation, I won't comment.

and calling Mexicans rapists isn't???

He didn't say Mexicans were rapists. He was talking about criminals illegally coming over the border. Funny how people like you and the media turn that into "Trump called Mexicans rapists", ergo Trump is racist.

Comment Re:I think civility is going to go out the window (Score 1) 1385

I won't disagree that there are members of "the left" who shout down others as racist, sexist, xenophobe, homophobe, transphobe, literally double mega Hitlers. But typically those are the loud-mouths who don't actually have any power - they're the outliers.

Do you believe your own bullshit? Do you remember who Trump was running against? Do you remember that she called half of his supporters "a basket of deplorables"? The mainstream, leftist media and politicians have been pushing "Islamophobia", "homophobia", "transphobia", and "racist" as arguments against their policies for years. The labels are wearing thin, and that's why it didn't work against Trump.

Comment Re:Take a note of who is doing the requesting (Score 1) 67

Real security people don't expose themselves to the public, much less talk to the press.

Are you kidding? Nobody listens to you if your name doesn't ring bells. Publish or perish IS pretty much what makes or breaks your career as a security expert these days. You think any of them have a problem getting a speaker slot at any security conference if they so please? Or get any contract they'd want?

It's sad, but yes, security has become a spectacle. Welcome to the show, watch our CSI-esque presentation of how we penetrate your defenses with style...

Comment Re:Take a note of who is doing the requesting (Score 3, Insightful) 67

Yes, but even in the area of science you'll notice that who says something still has some meaning.

If I say that at the center of every black hole there is a little pink teapot, you'll call me a crackpot and be done with it.
If Stephen Hawking made this claim, I bet you would want to know his reasoning.

At the very least this meant for me that I would want to see why Bruce considers it a non-issue.

Comment Re:Take a note of who is doing the requesting (Score 4, Interesting) 67

Dude, take a look at what's happening here.

The "security hole" in question here is basically the same deal as you have with every other service where you can transfer your service to a new device. You know, you buy a new phone, then want to continue using your IM or whatever on the new phone... but with the new phone you'd also get to negotiate new encryption keys. And that means that all messages still in the queue would be lost, because they have been encrypted with your old key.

That's the whole "exploit" here.

There's plenty of reasons to distrust WhatsApp and even more reasons to avoid it like the plague, not the least of which being that it hands all data over to FB despite first claiming and vowing that it would never do that.

If THIS is your reason to distrust WhatsApp, you have bigger problems.

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