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Comment Re:Fait Acompli? (Score 1) 29

Nobody should be surprised by this kind of shit any more; the only surprise is that there seems to be no sign of the bloody revolution that usually follows such ongoing abuse by the rich and powerful.

A revolution never come with a warning
A revolution never sends you an omen
A revolution just arrived like the morning
Ring the alarm we come to wake up the snoring

Comment Re:Neglect is more likely (Score 1) 99

Nearly right. The "South Vietnamese" government was an illegal and illegitimate device conjured up by Washington to justify its violent intervention. There was a nation called Vietnam. After international talks, an election was scheduled for Vietnam. Washington decided that the Communists were certain to win the election, so it engineered a "rebellion" by a newly-invented entity called "South Vietnam". Insofar as it ever existed, South Vietnam must have seceded from Vietnam, just as Washington maintains

That's a very good summary.

Comment Whoa! (Score 2) 33

Full stop! We've had the Microsoft shills in here telling us that Microsoft isn't collecting data, that it's not an invasion of privacy, and that we aren't handing them the keys to the kingdom.

So quickly shills, exapand on this. Tell us why there is no spying by Microsoft, yet despite no spying, they produced a version that doesn't spy less on us than the version that already doesn't spy on us. Inquiring minds want to know.

Comment Re:Similar (Score 1) 185

I think they've done a good job at that by diverting water from the croplands to some fish somewhere.

This actually worries me more than AGW. And AGW worries me a lot. The situation needs addressed. But we aren't a country that can address much any more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

BTW, most of CA already is a desert.

Exactly. Its a situation where the weather is pretty good, lots of sunshine, OK soil, but not much water. They've wrecked their local sources and when you get soil subsidance like this, http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~... https://ca.water.usgs.gov/land... you've probably made the water table recharge either impossible or a tens of thousands of years effort.

Then we have the river diversion issues. Already the Colorado no longer reaches the sea. Most impressive to stop that river.

If I had a say in how water use in California is handled, I'd say you start with the Sunshine. That's not likely to go away any time soon. So that's good. But the next issue is that water. It has to be used better, and more efficiently. I'm seeing a lot of farming under glass, so to speak. If you are going to use water, you have to meter it out and limit evaporation. If you are going to ship water from another state, you need to keep the damn stuff covered. Gotta watch how we deliver it to the plants though, because drip irrigation is great for saving water but you eventually salinate the soil. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Inte... https://upload.wikimedia.org/w...

We are perhaps a dog that likes to shit in it's dinner bowl.

Comment Re:Bluecoat (Score 1) 71

The root certs in question were not widely deployed and were revoked long ago not that that excuses the CA from issuing them.

It could still be useful if someone were to extract them on one of the few deployments in existence.....
Just because the cert has been "Revoked", does not mean people are not still running around with hardware or software that will trust it. Because many applications don't even bother to check for revocation, example: Firefox doesn't check CRLs, instead they have their own proprietary CRL service that only bothers with high-profile site names --- too much latency would be re-introduced by turning proper revocation checks back on.

Comment Re:DMCA doesn't work on patents (Score 1) 29

This is true, but an enterprise with an infringed patent would likely find some kind of Copyright claim to make in order to file a DMCA letter.
Then if the infringement claimed in the DMCA letter were disputed by the offender, the lawyers would bring up Both the copyright AND the counterfeit goods, trademark, and patent infringement issues.

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