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Comment No. (Score 5, Insightful) 857

Voting against Trump is no excuse for voting for Clinton. They're both evil. Determining which one is more evil is a pointless exercise. Trump has disagreeable moral opinions unacceptable to a majority of Americans. Clinton has a reprehensible record of moral atrocities on a global scale unacceptable to humanity in general. If you people elect either one of these, you have no moral compass.

Comment Meanwhile, in reality... (Score 1) 250

This post is a red herring, pretending to ask about energy ideas while his primary aim is to get front-page Slashdot play for his political viewpoint.

Meanwhile, in reality, Russia has been trying to diversify supply routes to Europe (see Nord Stream and South Stream) to reduce dependence on unreliable transit countries, those countries being responsible for interruption in the past (and most likely in the future, as well).

Meanwhile, in reality, the political leadership in most Central and Eastern (not to mention Western) European countries (with very few exceptions) is almost exclusively in bed with (though perhaps "tied up in bed by" is a more accurate analogy) the United States and the UK vis-a-vis their NATO military empire, primarily for banking reasons.

Meanwhile, in reality, Central European countries have done great work diversifying their energy supply to avoid dependence on one source of energy, which is great.

Comment Revocation, re-issuing, etc. (Score 1) 239

What really needs to be done with certs? Do they really need to be revoked and reissued? Must the re-issued cert have a new issue date? At least one service provider I work with has claimed they somehow reissued their certificate, but it has the same, old issue date and a different signature. Is this enough?

Comment Wrong approach (Score 1) 61

The problem with all of these kinds of things is that they're aiming to replace fundamental parts and protocols of the Internet and the Web, but those parts and protocols were not originally developed with a profit motive. No genuine replacement for things like telnet, SMTP, HTTP, IMAP, IRC, FTP, etc. will ever come out of an organization oriented purely towards a profit motive (which all “start-ups” are, just like mature business organizations). For all their huge success, even organizations like Google and Facebook have not been able to do this (no, not even SPDY), so why should a "start-up" be able to? Who, on Earth, would want them to?

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