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Comment Re:Annswer to question in Summary. (Score 1) 372

Um, what exactly does who the President is at the time have to do with a foreign company (BP) hiring scientists to study a spill and not allowing them to share their findings? Oh, that's right, nothing. Nice try though. May want to try Reading Comprehension for 400 next time.

Comment Re:'"We are looking into the matter" (Score 2) 146

Countries have Secretaries of State, too, you know. And governments have been rumored to occasionally attempt to breach the networks of foreign countries as well. The confusion is warranted in this case.

The part that gave it away was the Secretary of State saying, "Moreover, your department has not contacted my office since this unsuccessful incident to alert us of any security event that would require testing or scanning of our network. This is especially odd and concerning since I serve on the Election Cyber Security Working Group that your office created." At that point, it was clear that this was referring to the U.S. State of Georgia, not the nation of Georgia.

Comment Re: Arrest warrent is being drawn up now (Score 1) 337

Well, this is a slightly off-topic tangent, and what the kid in TFA did and boasted about is clearly theft of service - but if given the choice between Federal and state prison (and avoiding prison all together is not an option), you definitely want the Federal.
State prisons are very much more unpleasant places full of violent offenders; Federal are populated with more white-collar criminals, tax evaders, etc.

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