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Comment Re:What's the big problem? (Score 1) 482

"Using hyperbole" is just "being false and intentionally misleading" in stories about factual situations

Every newspaper story is this (except the sports section). The amazing thing is, people read that one story where they know the truth behind the story, say "hey, this is a bunch of BS", turn the page, and believe what's written on it. Newspapers are fiction - only the sports section will have factual reporting, because that's the only place the readers actually care.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 52

That wired story reads like fiction, and doesn't really explain anything.

The first link is interesting - it's not a "bug" in VMware code (which thus far has only had a couple of exploitable bugs in its history), but an extremely clever remote exploit that's only loosely related to virtualization. Certainly a design flaw in VMware Workstation, though, since they allowed it to happen.

By printing to the host's printer from the guest, which by default is Microsoft's bizarre fake printer, you can exploit Microsoft's almost insane level of stupidity with Word and printing.

Comment Re:Current U.S. corporate tax equally fraudulent (Score 1) 181

I'm not just making this up. The "Big 5" are the top employers of software developers.

* AWS rents computers, but that only has value because of their software.
* Google and Facebook sell their users, via ad placement, but that only has value because of their software.
* Microsoft, sure, still sells software directly, but their new direction is "cloud and mobile"
* Apple sells jewelry, but that only has value though their software.

Yes, the people who make the datacenters happen at AWS, Google, Facebook, and MS are all important too, but that's not what those companies see as their focus. Yes, the people who assemble iPhones are important too, but that's not exactly a fun job. (Yes, there are also key people who design the Apple hardware, and while they're quite important to the business, it's a small part of Apple's tech employees.)

Comment There's Just No Pleasing That Guy (Score 1) 158

He didn't like working with the NSA and keeping all the secrets secret. He doesn't like working with the Wikileaks guys and keeping all the secrets public. There's just no pleasing that guy.

We're just easing into the world where no secrets can be kept. There will be some discontent as the proles start to see how the sausage is made, but whenever they realize that all the machinery is that dirty, things should settle down a bit. It's pretty much a universal truth that anyone who actively seeks power should under no circumstances be allowed to have that power. They're all fucking scumbags but we'll keep voting for them or the wrong scumbag will get it. I mean, what else could we do? Have a draft like Jury Duty? "Congratulations, you've been selected to serve 6 years in the Senate. Here's a six digit salary and a page. Try not to fuck it up!" It would never work because reasons!

Comment Re:I think it's pretty obvious (Score 1) 158

Fucking small boys is a favorite past time of Muslim extremism. Perhaps a picture of him with a rent-a-boy would increase his appeal with that demographic.

And before you guys get your panties in a knot, I don't even have to google to know those guys don't have a monopoly on little boy fucking. It's apparently impossible to make it to adulthood without being raped by someone, no matter what country you live in. Maybe you get raped by your priest. Maybe you get raped by a US Senator. Maybe you get abducted and raped by some random stranger in a windowless van. Seeing as how no one has come forward by now (And they always do,) I'd guess Trump is probably in the minority of people in the top 1% who didn't get there for the sole purpose of fucking children whenever they want to.

Comment How Much Money Do You Need? (Score 1) 61

Seems to me there must be a sum of money upon which you could live comfortably for the rest of your life. Around 8 or 10 million, you could probably make more on interest and investment income than most Americans do, and why go for more after that? But I suppose that's why he's a billionaire and I'm not. I'm pretty happy just doing what I'm doing. I wonder if he is. As Sarah Silverman says, all the penises in the world won't fill the hole in your heart.

Comment Re:Alternate Headline (Score 1) 60

His point was that there's no way through the normal filesystem interface to recover deleted data on an SSD - you'd have to pull the chips and write your own firmware to explore them. With a journaling filesystem you may be able to "undelete" the file without nearly so much effort. And obviously if you have backups of any kind, that's even easier. Worrying about the SSD seems pretty far down the list.

Comment Re:Instant Deleivery (Score 3, Informative) 44

With that many employees you would think that they could dispatch a driver to personally deliver my package to my door!

That's called "Prime Now" in a few cities, which is mostly for food delivery (including pizza), but I think you can get some other stuff (I know you can get beer).

In Seattle where you can get Sunday delivery, the packages I've had delivered Sunday came somewhat like pizza - some guy in a beater car drove up, left the package on my doorstep, rang the bell, and drove off. (I'd bet he was carrying more than just my package, but it wasn't a delivery van or anything). Same day delivery seems to be a third party delivery service, though.

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