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Comment Software (Score 1) 260

We are attempting to solve a software problem with "hardware" (hard-copy). Yes, PDFs and the like, were the first step to a paperless office (which will never be 100% paperless). The next step is a standard for storage, lookup, organization, and the CIA-triad. We all complained about PDF being tied to a single company--which is a debate that must be had at every step--, but unfortunately, I don't see a way forward without another single entity developing the entire system. I imagine PDF will remain the 'paperless standard,' but as Adobe has yet to step up their game, another company (or OS org) is necessary to make the transformation.

Also if Adobe did it, they would probably screw everyone over (or attempt to) by integrating it into the CC platform w/ ongoing fees.

Comment Re:Yes, selecting the US president isn't "gossip" (Score 1) 361

If you (personally, professionally, or as a company) are the _specific_ target of dedicated cyber operators, you have 0% chance of stopping all attacks. That being said, I would reword it to be:

humans as a species cannot for the life of them secure their email, this is the ka-freaking-zillionth set of email leaks.

Comment Re:The FOIA is not broken (Score 1) 116

NSA takes the FOIA requests by mail.

25 days to respond. If something feels 'wrong' about how your case is being handled give them a call or send an email to get an update. If it feels 'extra wrong' file an IG complaint. People don't realize that the lawyers working in IG essentially hate every other government employee. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a whiteboard in the office with tick marks showing how many times they have proven fraud, waste or abuse.

Comment Re:Yeah, by hardening our defenses you morons (Score 2) 396

An attack on any party (R, G, D, etc.) and it should be considered an attack on the fundamental process of voting. If it was truly Russia, focussing solely on the DNC shows implicit support for the other candidate. Do we want Russia to select the Commander in Chief? The DNS was doing some shady shit it would seem. Fault them for that, but let's not pretend the Republicans are completely innocent.

Comment Re:Long life (Score 0) 156

Very true. You have 'bad vegans' who use fake meats (completely negating the health benefits) or people who use throw tofu and sprouts on a sandwich and then say "you get used to it." Food should taste good and provide the nutrients our bodies require to function. <br /><br />Break away from those two styles of veganism, and you will discover an entire world of delicious edibles to satiate not only your hunger but also tickle your brain's pleasure center.

Comment Ham it up (Score 1) 239

Let's use the same model as radio licensing.

      * Toy grade: you can buy it at walmart and has no licensing requirements.
      * Amateur grade:operators pass an exam and received a licensing that considerably opens up what they can do.
      * Professional grade: License and insured operators. Organizations or individual subject to civil and criminal prosecution.

Obviously not a direct correlation between the two models, but it is a place to start.

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