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Comment How many times do we have to say this? (Score 1) 220

Listen up and take heed: It's not that you should "Stop buying HP Printers". It's that you should "Stop buying *INKJET* Printers". HP makes plenty of laser printers that last longer and are a WAY better investment than buying an inkjet printer.

OK, so I guess I'll be the one to say it:


Comment Re:Cheaper to get hacked than do security maintena (Score 1) 56

Firstly, when you eventually get hacked IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.

It's not your fault *THE FIRST TIME*. However, if you get hacked again after implementing fixes, it certainly IS your fault. It's cheaper to do nothing, but when you get hacked, you must do something, and it must be something to implement better security, and notify your users. Taking TWO FUCKING YEARS is way too long.

Comment Re:We need a new secure internet (Score 0) 203

It's all because the Internet is a trust-based network. What you describe are flaws in a trust-based system. Frighteningly, your solution is to get rid of trust.

What you really want is not trust, but control. Once systems like the one you propose are in place, there will be the ability (which doesn't exist right now) to really control Internet traffic. About five minutes after that happens, the first government abuse of that power will take place. Then, the abuses will just get larger and larger. Good luck with your controlled network, because you won't be able to say much on it.

Comment Re:That isn't frightening (Score 2) 80

The photos don't look scary. They look like they have been stretched using some photo-manipulation software, and just look stupid. The 3rd profile picture just looks completely normal to me. Maybe there is some sort of cultural difference that makes the Chinese people suspicious of these pictures, but to me, it just looks like a 13 year old youtuber screwed around with the photos. It's UNPROFESSIONAL, sure, but I'm not scared. ("I ain't 'fraid of no ghost!")

Comment GTA V (Score 4, Interesting) 137

Redditor BaconBakin points out that while North Korea has 28 websites, GTA V has 83 websites. They added, "I think it's safe to say that San Andreas is more technologically advanced than North Korea."

Not necessarily. If everything you could ever need is at one website, then there is no need for thousands. I would call that advanced.

Comment Re:Imagine (Score 1, Insightful) 120

That doesn't scratch the developer's itch, though. That sounds an awful lot like commercial software development. When open source developers do something, it's to scratch an itch that they're having. Force them to attend to the user's needs and they will desert your project immediately. Then you'll have no developers at all.

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