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Comment Re:Yeah, by hardening our defenses you morons (Score 1) 396

"Proportional" doesn't mean "identical".

Remember when Kissinger cut the Soviet's legs out from under them with an intelligence briefing to communist China? Look it up. It was devastating to Soviet strategy.

There's lots of embarrassing data we have on Putin and lots of ways it can be easily used to hurt him.

Now finding someone in the administration clever enough to use it... that may be difficult.

Comment Re:The other side of the coin (Score 1) 278

Naw, that's just ridiculous. Snowden is not stupid and he did not keep the stuff with him.

How do you know that?

I honestly can't decide whether I think he's a hero or a villain because we just don't know if he took it with him or if he limited the scope of what he stole to only data about domestic spying.

Comment Re:No Way In Hell. (Score 2) 198

Could you explain why? Since the ISP supplied the modem and your packets all travel through their tubes anyways, what additional vulnerabilities do you have by using their router?

Serious question. I stopped scrutinizing my home networking gear when everything seemed "good enough", so apart from the fact that my isp could have me pwnd a number of different other ways, why should I be particularly worried about using the freebie router?

Comment Re:No National Center for Men & Tech...? (Score 1) 473

That link points to a story about an online chat for "men and anyone with concerns or questions about prostate cancer".

A chat run by a charity. In the UK.

I don't want to go out on a limb here, but I don't think the Department of Housing and Urban Development, or any US government agency has anything to do with it, so que sera sera.

Comment Re:...Because most teachers max out well before th (Score 1) 399

When you factor in the cost of living in CA, $70k doesn't go all that far....

Maybe not, but it beats the median household income in California by about $10k source. And it beats the median 1-earner income by $20k.

If teachers make $22k in Brevard, FL, that's pretty tragic, but this lawsuit is about teachers in California, who can be well compensated, depending on the district they're in. Also, as the post you responded to pointed out they get extremely generous benefits. It's easy to disregard them as you did, but the pension contributions and lifetime medical benefits are unimaginably expensive.

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