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Trump Calls For Russia To Cyber-Invade the United States To Find Clinton's 'Missing' Emails (gawker.com) 1017

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump publicly called on the Russian hackers allegedly responsible for the recent leak of DNC emails to launch another cyber-attack on the United States, this time to hack emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of State, according to reporters who attended the press conference Wednesday. (Alternate source: NYTimes, Quartz, and MotherJones) "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."

Clinton came under investigation for her use of a personal email address while serving as secretary of state. After turning over to the FBI all correspondence about government business during her years in the State Department, Clinton revealed at a press conference last year that she had deleted about half of her emails that pertained to personal matters, like her daughter's wedding. Attorney General Loretta Lynch ultimately decided not to pursue criminal charges against Clinton. Update: Here's a video of Trump saying that.
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Flying Jet-Powered Hoverboard Now a Reality (theverge.com) 93

Zapata Racing has begun testing prototypes of a new jet-powered hoverboard called the "Flyboard Air". The Verge published a new interview with the company's CEO, who confirms that a backpack full of kerosene-grade fuel powers the flying hoverboard's four 250-horsepower turboengines, with two more engines used for stabilizaton. Capable of flying up to 100 miles per hour, the jet-powered hoverboard uses an internal algorithm to adjust the thrust and angle of each turboengine, so "It's like we have six systems working together plus my brain and my legs." The company hopes to ultimately interest the military and security sectors in the technology, but they're also working on a smaller version that could be piloted while sitting, which the CEO describes as "extremely small, extremely stable, and something that you can take to go and buy your bread in the morning."

Comment Re:CEOs Aren't Paid to Care About Cybersecurity (Score 1) 45

It's much cheaper and easier to purchase insurance against the costs of an attack or breach

...right, which'll result in an Insurance Institute for Cyber Security (ugh) which'll mandate certain precautions in order to reduce losses. Insurance will be the driving factor in determining which controls work, and any CISO would be an idiot to buy insurance and not implement the controls the insurers want.

Comment Re: Ok? (Score 1) 167

Are you comparing different versions/SKUs of one OS to different OSes? You're aware that the SKUs only impact feature availability and not functionality differences, right?

If you want to go granular and compare by kernel version (5.2, 6.1, etc.), then you have to do the same for different versions of Linux OSes too.

Comment Re:Ok? (Score 4, Informative) 167

Please show me an example of competition in the cloud with a Windows OS?

Sure. Here's a good reference from the Linux Foundation showing the continuing improvement of Linux's foothold in the context of cloud applications. 75% Linux (all flavors), 23% Windows (all flavors), etc.

but considering that the 75% figure is made of all Linux distributions, the breakdown is likely split between CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, et cetera. Everyone's in the double-digits. I'd call that comparable, potentially "even," and I'd certainly call that greater than your "zero presence" figure.

I'd attack your character much the way you attacked mine with "What century are you in?", but it's easier to just use facts.

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