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Comment Re:Google Scam Department is setious business (Score 2) 105

If they had a clear case, they wouldn't spend the money and time on the publicity surrounding the case and their inability to protect their brand.

Or maybe they spend the money on publicity so that people realize that "Sharon, your local Google rep" isn't actually from Google, and that if you hire these people it can severely screw up your Google rankings, rather than helping. There's nothing wrong with educating people.

Comment Re:Widely Used!!!! (Score 1) 446

Not a right and diminishes those freedoms that are by attempting to twist rights to fit your agenda rather than having it codifed, like a coward.

Privacy is not a right? WTF? I suppose if you're in North Korea, maybe Venezuela, and a few other dictatorships, then no.
But that "right to be secure in papers and effects" (paraphrased, as I'm not looking up the exact wording, considering I'm not even American) means it's your right to keep them private, as much as it's your right to not have them arbitrarily seized by the authorities.

Comment Re:Islam is the problem, not encryption (Score 1) 446

14,000 god fearing americans killed by other god fearing americans every year for the last 100 years or more. More Americans have been murdered with a gun since WWII than were killed in WWII.

So, it's OK to assume every American is a God fearing, murderous gun nut, but it's not OK to assume every Muslim is a jihad-waging, terrorist psychopath? OK. Nice double standard you've got there.

Christianity is objectively worse because it preaches one things, and does the opposite.

So, all you've done is prove that there are some Christians who are hypocritical, just like you.

Comment Re:Untouchable criminal (Score 1) 265

What is just as bad is Trump is encouraging a foreign government to intervene and help him win the election. That is so far beyond the pale as to be totally unforgiveable and instantly disqualifying.

Did you actually listen to the speech where he said this, or just your Democratic Information Masters? It's blatantly obvious it's totally tongue in cheek if you actually listen to it. Trump says a lot of stupid stuff; why don't you attack the stuff that he's serious about, rather than jokes?

Comment Re:Who cares..?? (Score 1) 704

What the hell does number of deaths on each side have to do with anything? If 12 idiots with dull machetes attack 2 guys with AR-15s, the most the idiots can kill is 2. The most the 2 guys can kill is 12. Is it the 2 guys' fault that they get attacked by idiots with primitive weapons and a death wish?

Comment Re:Hypocrisy at its best (Score 1) 30

Person's location: Starbuck's on 7th Street.
Person's name: John Smith.

But Starbucks has started banning IPs associated with hacking and child pornography.

I suspect due to your knowledge of the subject, you are a pervert.

Errr....what? Did you even read what I posted?
How does Starbucks ban 192.168.3.192, when it's on their internal network? I mean all 35 people in the coffee shop are going to share a single public IP address. If it's been "associated with hacking and child pornography," as you put it, then Starbucks is going to start banning themselves. That makes no sense.

Comment Re:UK and CHINA (Score 1) 282

No. China has decent food.

I admit it's been nearly 15 years since I was in the UK, but I found nothing wrong with the food. Now, I tend to like fish and chips (which nobody does consistently better than Britain) and your basic "steak and potatoes" kind of pub food. Maybe the fancier restaurants have crappy food, but I never went to any of them.

Comment Re:no end-to-end no streaming media (Score 1) 282

Er, Verisign and a lot of other big "private" certificate authorities have been hacked years ago.

Verisign is not a private CA in any sense of the word. The CA that I set up for myself and my VPN so I can connect to my office network securely when I'm working at a customer site? That's a private CA.

The CA that's set up by a company that's used internally and for direct customers of that company? That's sort of a private CA. A hell of a lot closer than Verisign is, anyway...

Comment Re:This is actually a good thing in the big pictur (Score 1) 118

Unfortunately, backups that are connected to the system, such as those running automatically each day, are vulnerable. Is there some sort of a backup system that is normally disconnected unless a backup is being made? A robot arm that physically yanks the USB connection when not in use? Of course, malware could manipulate the robot arm. Hmm.

This isn't entirely true. Backups that are connected to or directly accessible by the machine that contains the data you want to back up are vulnerable.
Backups that are connected to a different machine, that doesn't contain your data and isn't accessible by that machine are safe. I'm working on just such a thing, actually, as part of a remote support and management service I've been building.

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