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Comment Re:Halfway There (Score 1) 119

Apparently I missed the part of this story where these manufacturers are trying to take your guns.

And on that subject, how many people have you guys turned out to the polls every time warning that the Democrats were with some imminent plan to take all your guns the second they take office? How did that turn out? Apparently I missed the massive seizure of privately owned weapons that you guys are constantly talking about.

Comment Re:Showmanship (Howard Stern, Lady Gaga) vs sociop (Score 1) 81

> Donald is most assuredly a narcissist and again, it's gotten him to the Republican candidate for the President of the United States

Definitely. One staffer who worked directly with three or four presidents said is his book that all four had very similar personalities. The most striking thing was their arrogance, ego. The bastards all thought they could and should be president! Trump is no exception.

> The problem with your attempt to define Hillary as a psychopath / sociopath ... can only be really defined as a disorder when they cause harm.

Certainly you're not suggesting that Hillary's complete disregard of other people's welfare in the face of her own ambitions has done no harm. Ambassador Stevens and the others who begged for proper security would disagree. Certainly the typical "psycho killer" does sufficient harm to others that it qualifies as a disorder, one need not harm themselves directly. Though it seems rather likely that her marriage to philanderer Bill is probably not so much fulfilling as it is a tool of her selfish ambition, so I'm sure thatbtype of thing has done her sufficient personal harm. From what we've seen publicly, it doesn't appear that she's capable of normal close relationships with others; other people are merely tools, means to her ends. That's certainly harmful.

Comment Re:Raised bar will be bypassed (Score 1) 93

The watermarking will just be removed and life will go on.

Hint: "real time". Can you identify the watermark without comparing your stream to someone else's stream? Can you do that while streaming your copy to a pirate repeater? Can you do that before sending out the first unique marker that identifies your stream?

I mean, if you can, you are indeed l33t. If not, the banhammer, she swings for you.

Comment Showmanship (Howard Stern, Lady Gaga) vs sociopath (Score 2) 81

> she just happens to be the only sane one running for President.

Howard Stern, Donald Trump, and Lady Gaga have quite a flair for being outrageous,a natural showmanship. In other words, they are clowns. None are good choices for president, IMHO.

On the other hand, we have Hillary. Here's how WebMD describes Antisocial Personality Disorder, also known as sociopathy:

Symptoms usually include antisocial behavior in which there is little concern for the rights of others such as indifference to the moral or legal standards of the region or community. A key to the disorder is long lasting, persistent, manipulative, exploitive actions and manners that determinedly ignore others

"little concern for the rights of others such as indifference to the moral or legal standards", " long lasting, persistent, manipulative, exploitive actions" - that sure seems to describe what Hillary has been manifesting since at least 1977. While Trump is most assuredly a clown, Hillary is very likely a sociopath, so "the only sane one" would have to go to the clown, Trump.

Comment Ps many DNS lookups for ads, script slow loading (Score 1) 48

If this seems convoluted and slow, it is. In fact, doing DNS lookups for all the ads, javascript, and crap on a web page is a major proportion of the total load time. It's not that loading of the ad banner itself is slow, it's doing the (very indirect) DNS lookups for the domain that counts ad impressions, another domain with Javascript that loads the ad, another domain where the actual ad image is, etc. Plus the site logo is on a CDN domain, the html on the home domain, some other part of the page on, etc. Your browser can easily look up 20 or 30 different names to load just one page.

Comment Your ISP queries the Dyn (Score 1) 48

Your ISP's name servers don't have the records for each name. Instead, it goes like this:

Your computer asks your ISP for the IP of
Your ISP asks the root servers "which DNS servers know about .com names?" The root server says "ask, aka" The ISP asks "which DNS servers know about" replies " knows about names."
The ISP asks "what's the IP for" has the record for and sends it back to your ISP.
The ISP sends it to you.
The ISP caches the answer for a few minutes, in case your neighbor wants to access too.

Comment Re:Competing theories (Score 2) 300

Here's some past examples of True Pundit "journalism" for you.

  * Clinton secretly wearing mini stealth earbud to receive answers from her team during the debate

  * Clinton was using secret hand signals to tell Lester Holt what to say

  * Claims Clinton had a medical issue during the debate and Trump mouthed the word "Seizure"

  * Offers a $1m reward (as if a website like True Pundit has $1m) for Clinton's medical records, suggesting that she has "dementia, post-concussion syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumor, brain injury, complex partial seizures, and/or many more alleged ailments" and is followed by a doctor disguised as a Secret Service agent carrying an autoinjector of diazepam.

Comment Re: Wikileaks is a toxic organisation. (Score 2, Insightful) 300

Um, have you seen their Twitter feed lately? It's a nonstop feed of anti-Clinton propaganda, half of it retweets, a lot of the claims so bad that even Wikileaks supporters on the Wikileaks Reddit sub have been calling them out on it. It's morphed into Breitbart.

They're even repeating Trump's "rigged election" lines:

There is no US election. There is power consolidation. Rigged primary, rigged media and rigged 'pied piper' candidate drive consolidation.


Governor Cuomo Bans Airbnb From Listing Short-Term Rentals In New York ( 146

An anonymous reader quotes a report from New York Post: Gov. Cuomo on Friday bowed to pressure from the hotel industry and signed into law one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb -- including hefty fines of up to $7,500 for people who rent out space in their apartments. Backers of the punitive measure -- which applies to rentals of less than 30 days when the owner or tenant is not present -- say many property owners use Airbnb and similar sites to offer residential apartments as short-term rentals to visitors, hurting the hotel business while taking residential units off the Big Apple's high-priced housing market. Enforcement, however, will be a huge challenge, as thousands of short-term apartment rentals are listed in the city despite a 2010 law that prohibits rentals of less than 30 days when the owner or tenant is not present. Violators could be turned in by neighbors or landlords opposed to the practice, or the state could monitor the site to look for potential violations. But beyond that how the law would be enforced was not immediately clear. The new law won't apply to rentals in single-family homes, row houses or apartment spare rooms if the resident is present. But will apply to co-ops and condos. Airbnb mounted a last-ditch effort to kill the measure, proposing alternative regulations that the company argued would address concerns about short-term rentals without big fines. Tenants who violate current state law and list their apartments for rentals of less than 30 days would face fines of $1,000 for the first offense, $5,000 for the second and $7,500 for a third. An investigation of Airbnb rentals from 2010 to 2014 by the state attorney general's office found that 72 percent of the units in New York City were illegal, with commercial operators constituting 6 percent of the hosts and supplying 36 percent of the rentals. As of August, Airbnb had 45,000 city listings and another 13,000 across the state.

Comment In a car,ship, or plane. Coming back is harder (Score 1) 40

> And how do you then get him out of the country?

You only need a passport to *leave* the United States if you want to go by scheduled commercial air service (American Airlines, Delta, etc.) Russia has quite a few Gulfstream and Bombardier jets they could give him a ride on, and most of those aren't stationed in Russia - they are around the world, including in the US.

As someone else mentioned, he can also walk or drive across the border to mexico, and probably to Canada. getting back into the US from Mexico is when you need ID.

Comment Read the whole sentence. "The fix will be obvious (Score 1) 103

The eyeballs quote from Eric S Raymond is about *fixing* bugs. It doesn't say anything like "there will never be a bug". There most definitely WILL be bugs in all software (except the space shuttle software). The end of the sentence is the words "the fix obvious to someone" and a few lines down he says it "can be rephrased as "Debugging is parallelizable''. Linus clarified "Somebody finds the problem and somebody else understands it".

Would he include all of that discussion of how bugs are fixed if he even believed there were no bugs? Of course not. The claim is that no one person has to spend a long time trying to figure out what's causing the problem and then how to fix it without screwing up something else, "the fix will be obvious to someone".

In this case, a solid fix was released within a few days. Compare the IE content-negotiation bug, listed on MSDN for eight years before it was fixed.

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