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Comment Current U.S. corporate tax equally fraudulent (Score 1, Interesting) 143

What is fraudulent is calming that the government really deserves 39% of a companies earnings. At that rate it is simply theft, to call it a tax is a joke.

That is WAY more than most other countries charge, and is the rate Apple would be required to pay if they decided to bring the money back to the U.S. (important to note as some of the Wormtongue-esque apologists for this theft claim the rate is reduced through deductions - true to an extent, not at all is this case).

Comment Re:What a coincidence! (Score 1) 117

And if you watched the Mythbusters episode where they tried to crush a railcar with a vacuum, you'd see that it was actually pretty difficult for a normal rail car and required them to drop a large block of concrete on the "thin metal shell" to dent it enough to collapse it.

So all that your video demonstrated was a vessel designed for atmospheric (or higher) pressure isn't suitable for a hard vacuum. Shocking. I guess Hyperloop won't be able to build their track out of old discarded damaged railcar tankers.

Submission + - US Government to Pay $2 Million for Automatic Hacking System (softpedia.com)

An anonymous reader writes: At this year's DEF CON security conference, DARPA has organized a CTF match of AI systems that will attempt to hack opposing systems and automatically patch and protect their own network. The competition follows classic infosec CTF (Capture The Flag) game rules, but because we're talking about AI, it requires half the time and ten times more security vulnerabilities to fix/protect.

Three DARPA-funded teams qualified for the final round, and four self-funded teams. Each team that reached the final will receive $750,000, and the winner will receive $2 million. DEF CON organizers have invited the winning team to participate in the official DEF CON CTF the following day, marking the first ever CTF match that pits human hackers against AI systems.

Comment Re:And you shouldn't be.... (Score 1) 251

The "bad guys" will still find that classic abandoned warehouse across the train tracks and plot their evil in the veil of darkness. Perhaps we should require spotlights and mandatory cameras over every square inch of the planet too?

The problem has never been all that hard for the authorities: They have always known that to snag all the bad guys, they only have to monitor the small subset of warehouses that are built on a slanted "Dutch angle".

Comment Re:This is NOT a matter of trademark violation (Score 2) 239

Not necessarily. Take a look at the relevant portion of the Lantham Act. It would have to fit one of the provisions therein. It might make a false suggestion of affiliation, but it's arguable.

15 U.S.C. 1125 - False designations of origin, false descriptions, and dilution forbidden

(a) Civil action

(1) Any person who, on or in connection with any goods or services, or any container for goods, uses in commerce any word, term, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof, or any false designation of origin, false or misleading description of fact, or false or misleading representation of fact, which

(A) is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person, or as to the origin, sponsorship, or approval of his or her goods, services, or commercial activities by another person, or

(B) in commercial advertising or promotion, misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities, or geographic origin of his or her or another person's goods, services, or commercial activities,

shall be liable in a civil action by any person who believes that he or she is or is likely to be damaged by such act.

Comment This unsolved crimes include yours (Score 3, Insightful) 251

We live in such a complex web of laws now that we are all breaking them every day... so if the government can on demand browse through your phone they WILL find evidence of some crime. Especially Slashdot readers I'd warrant.

So basically what the government wants is an easy way to harass or lock-up anyone it deems a nuisance for any reason,

Comment Re:32% would vote clinton (Score 1) 349

It goes to show how stupid you are as well, as all of your insults apply to Trump as much, if not more so, than Hillary.

Mainly because while Hillary is far from perfect, you are quite willing to blame her for every thing subordinates, people not under her command but working for the same organization did. Not to mention ascribing evil intention and criminal motive for things without any shred of evidence beyond the fact that you don't like the outcome post fact.

Lets start with the obvious one - murder. Did Hillary ever personally take a life? No. But people working for the US government did, so let's blame her for that. And some of America's enemies killed Americans, so let's blame her for that as well. Same thing happened under Trump's companies. But you don't care about that, because you don't care about the truth.

Comment This is NOT a matter of trademark violation (Score 1) 239

You violate a trademark if you mis-represent a good or service as that of the trademark holder. And it has to be in the same trademark category that they registered. Having a trademark does not grant ownership of a word, and does not prevent anyone else from using that word. Use of a trademark in reporting and normal discussion is not a violation.

Comment Re:Watch the video - he does NOT like Russia! (Score 1) 973

First, you can tell jokes, but you can not make that the entirety or even the majority of your statements.

Second, certain jokes are off limits. Basically any joke that is based on prejudice is out the window. Similarly, you should also never do the "ha ha not serious" bit. You know what I mean - when you tell your girlfriend "I would love to sleep with your younger sister, ha ha not serious". Trump seems to do this ALL THE TIME. Ha ha , not serious about that wall, that Muslim ban, etc. etc.

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