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Comment Re:It is ALL fake news (Score 1) 403

"Oversampling" is a polling method for getting a lower margin of error among one of the subgroups in a poll. For example if you're extremely interested in whether 18-30 year-olds support a policy at a 49% rate or a 51% rate, and a 3% margin of error is too much, you might oversample that age group. It does nothing to the overall results of the poll, just makes the margin of error smaller in one of the subgroups. Try to learn a few basic things about how the world works before claiming that everything is "rigged".

Comment Re:And Obama once again is a blatant liar (Score 1) 534

So you wouldn't call it racism if someone is up for a parole hearing, and they are denied because an algorithm was tuned to deny black people? The article has a reasonable point, even if it has a shitty title. Or let me guess, you're one of those "race realists" who just happens to feel that whites are superior.

Submission + - Red Hat warns of Linux 'Skeleton Key' Vulnerability (thenewstack.io)

destinyland writes: Last week, security experts at both Red Hat and Google found a new flaw in the glibc library used in most Linux systems that enables remote code execution. "Through this flaw, attackers could remotely crash or even force the execution of malicious code on machines without the knowledge of the end user," warns Red Hat's security blog, providing a list of affected products and services. Security expert Dan Kaminsky calls this flaw "unusually bad" and "a skeleton key of unknown strength." And Wolfgang Kandek, the CTO of cloud security provided Qualys, warns that "This is critical and will only get worse in the next couple of weeks."

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