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Comment Re:You are wrong. Elon is right. (Score 1) 136

IF YOU SEE IT ON THE NEWS IT WILL NOT HAPPEN TO YOU. Unfortunately most people do not understand this.

It's more accurate to say 'seeing something on the news does not make it any more or less likely to happen to you. Unless you are watching tsunami coverage in a zone that's expecting that Tsunami, or you're watching reporting on a giant fire that's heading for your community.

The tone of your post suggested that all I have to do to protect myself from a forest fire is to watch it on the news. Then it won't happen to me.

Comment Re:My main question (Score 1) 38

should there be a regulatory agency who oversees various types of security practices for companies?

Please hold still so we can smash your fingernails and toenails with hammers repeatedly.

I am so sick and tired of the mentality that leads people to think that making more *laws* will change human behavior and or make things better. How about this everyone, lets all take responsibility for our own actions and in-actions.

Comment Re:Should've worked with Congress (Score 4, Informative) 169

They did. Last year they passed this: which was an extension of the original 2013 CIPA and included language about 'space weather'.

And as directed the WH released in October of 2015 their directive to DHS and other departments to develop a plan for studying the impact of such an event.

This year the amended 2016 bill stalled (from what I can tell) and the WH issued an executive order to develop a plan for responding to such an event as directed by congress.

I know, particularly on sites like /. that it's cool to throw stones at the government and cast the rest of the world as incompetent but this is an example of government working, not government failing.

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