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Comment Re:fake news (Score 1) 281

As for Trump, when I say "I didn't support him", I simply mean that I didn't vote for him. I certainly have defended him

Why "defend" any politician?? Seriously... they're all crooks. Here in Australia we at least know we're voting for dickheads. Only a rabid fool "defends" a politician...

I think you are are an idiot and have been for as long as I have been on Slashdot (likely longer than you)

The irony - it burns! ;-)

Comment Re:I can't post the title without flaming (Score 1) 281

Why exactly are we paying each $100K/year to 30 people who meet twice a year to tell eachother how smart they are?

Best answered by publicly-traded companies that pay "non-executive" board members that and more for the same result? ;-)

USD$30million?? Loose change wasted fueling US aircraft carriers in the same time it took you to post....

Comment Re:That org is garbage (Score 1) 377

Arming yourself is the best way to have a fighting chance against anyone who's trying to kill you

That's worked out so very well for the US of A.... The laughing stock of the world where school massacres are common place...

Tell your daughter you love her before she heads to school.... :facepalm: ;-)

Comment Re:Multi-pronged attack or just multiple attacks? (Score 1) 31

But how? I don't know how complex networks are managed but I'd assume it would run more or less the way it did previously, only slower.

You're exactly right. DDoS results in maybe staff not being able to email briefly, just annoying crap... Even that can be avoided with planning.

It doesn't imply any further breaching. Maybe a trigger for systems audit - possibly a good thing in an ironic way.

What triggers further inspection in my (PCI-DSS) infra is not DDoS... No, it's traffic from TOR endpoints that registers any blip on the routers.

I've no issue with TOR. It has my best wishes. I will say though, our systems see not 1 byte of TOR traffic that's in any way a "legitimate visitor".

Comment Re:Well that's nice... (Score 1) 165

So, yes, internet BS, not a financial market or internation treaty negoatiation or anything else *important* that happens on the 'net.

And yet millions of people get their news from sites like reddit every day. And when mods of "default subs" remove information that makes their ideology look bad, or because it hurts their feelings. Or a site like reddit has a larger impact on society as a whole, then it moves from "internet BS" to "that street corner where everyone talks."

Millions of people get their news from Fox News every day too... Doesn't mean these sites / channels are as important or far-reaching as might appear to some.

This is a mistake I believe us geeks make often. Thinking some site like Reddit (or Slashdot, etc) is really that important and influential _to others_. It's not, sorry.

Walk down the street talking to the average person and no they haven't got their news from Reddit or even know what that site is.... Internet BS indeed :-)

Comment Re:Title II Any Other Weapon? (Score 1) 678

I don't know where you live, but if I lived somewhere where I would need a weapon on me at all times to feel safe, I would move out of there as soon as I could.

For all the discussion pro and anti gun, the arguments, opinions, facts, heated debates, etc; I'm bewildered this seemingly obvious concept is overlooked.

As an Australian in a nation very different to US gun regulations, I've no stake in US gun laws either way, just shocked at the attitude of acceptance that a weapon would be required to keep one safe in a supposedly 1st world, prosperous, democratic nation. Bewildering.

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