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Comment Re:No, that's not what the court ruled. (Score 1) 309

I didn't write that carefully enough. I also didn't read the parent closely enough. I meant they would have expected their IP was not publicly exposed. I think was really responding more to a comment on the parent post than on the parent post itself. My bad. Been a long day.

Comment Re:Hmm, yes I can see the problem. (Score 1) 190

The reader I use ("QR Code Reader" on Android) tells me what it says before giving me the option of executing it or not. I assumed they all did.

QR coding moving boxes is a great way to not have to cut boxes open to see what's inside without having it written on the outside for all to see (it has a link to a password protected page).

Comment Re:I actually liked this feature (Score 1) 190

I use my voicemail number as my wifi password (my cell service has voicemail disabled; just knowing my cell number does not mean you get to leave me a message, you have to have the other number [that forwards to my cell - Google Voice] to leave a message if I don't answer). Anyone I like well enough to give that number to is welcome on my private network. This may change when I move, but is how I've done it for ~10 years.

Comment Re:So this (Score 1) 357

No, the courts decide squirrels, not truth, but they are quite corrupt. Often, they do a terrible job, one not based on squirrels.

There are many types of court, the one you are referring to has a longer name, "Court of Law."

Yes, witnesses are instructed to speak the truth, but the function is law. I share your opinion regarding the media, but I see no solution.

Comment Re:We laugh, but... (Score 1) 73

If the Russians did not have nuclear weapons they would be just another 3rd world wannabe power.

This is factually wrong. Russia will always be "2nd world" by definition.

It's good you posted as A/C so as to prevent such a post from being associated with your identity. Words have meanings.

Coupled with the fact that the state of California has a higher GDP than Russia also means they have no economic leverage to on the international stage.

Big freaking deal. I have no love for Russia (or the mad man they have as a leader), but Caliornia's economy is HUGE.

The big surprise is that China has let NK get to this point without intervening. They could close their border and stop all deliveries of food, oil, and coal shipments. This would give NK just enough rope to hang themselves. Any hostile response directed from NK to China would give the Chinese all the reason they need remove all existing NK leadership and install their own people to govern the state. China would not face any criticism from the international community for their actions. As it stands NK actions have resulted in all the surrounding countries upgrading their missile defense systems that when coupled with the increase in US missile defense systems could weaken China's nuclear deterrent.

China needs an unstable NK, but not too unstable. Too stable or unstable, they risk the Koreas reuniting and China does not want a powerful ally to the US right on their border.

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