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Comment Re: But not climate change research (Score 1) 79

How the hell do you reproduce a climate study anyway? Where are the controls?

John Christy has been doing that for over 30 years. For example, he wanted to know if the temperature record was accurate or not. So he developed a secondary way to measure temperature (with satellites). That is one example for you to get the feel, he's done the same thing in other areas of climate science.

Comment And the concept of extradition is well established (Score 1) 125

Happens all the time. If a person commits a crime against country A and they are in country B, country A may well ask country B to hand them over. If it happens or the details of it vary based off of the specific countries and their treaties, called extradition treaties. For example the US and North Korea? Ya not happening. There are no extradition treaties between those two, and the governments hate each other. so nobody is getting handed over. However EU nations? Extremely strong extradition treaties. If you commit a crime against Germany from France, Germany will have France arrest you and ship you over to stand trial.

The majority of nations have extradition treaties of some level with each other since they don't want criminals able to run off and hide from justice. It has been a thing for a long time.

Submission + - Bill Gates: Voter Opposition to Globalization is 'A Huge Concern' 1

theodp writes: GeekWire reports that the groundswell of populist opposition to open markets and collaboration among countries is "a huge concern" to Bill Gates. "Globalization has had these huge benefits of speeding up innovation and causing product prices to be far lower than they would be otherwise," argued Gates. "But the fact that people, net, see it as a bad thing — and that a vote like the Brexit vote or some other votes are a move to 'Hey, we don’t like change, we want to set back the clock, we want to be more local in our thinking' — that’s a huge concern." Commenters didn't exactly see eye-to-eye with the world's richest man.

Comment Re:It's not just a cost issue. (Score 1) 180

In every business scenario I've dealt with, it is simply impossible to protect against every threat and every zero-day exploit that comes down the pipe

A lot of the exploits we've seen haven't been zero-days or complex attacks. They've been low-hanging fruit that would never be left open by an admin like you.

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