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Comment Re:Hillary is a mass killer (Score 1) 177

Excusing Hillary or Obama or GWB or Clinton I's behavior in any way is reprehensible. Clinton didn't have to launch missiles at an aspirin factory, GWB didn't have to invade Iraq, there was no clear and present danger, and Obama didn't have to launch missiles into Yemen a few days ago (same same).

Clinton is another in a long line of murdering scumbags who play fast and loose with both American and foreign lives. If someone could elucidate why we have a national interest in these places sufficient to get our sons and daughters killed, then i'd be on board, but no one can. These wars are pointless dick waving attempts to retain hegemony and deflect domestic criticism.

So yes, I don't want any of the internationalists at all. I want a nice stolid isolationist.

Comment Re:Zero Risk (Score 1) 228

Let's do something nice on Slashdot for a change: a Colorado breweries love-in!

I'll start: GREAT DIVIDE. Probably my favorite from that state, right now. (Maybe because it's not distributed in my state, so I treasure it like I treasure other hard-to-gets.)

Avery and Oskar Blues are other near-favorites. Steamwork (though I'm not sure they package). Ska can be good.

What's yours? I wanna go on another CO shopping trip in a few weeks. Help me out.

Comment And what happens to regular wi-fi? (Score 1) 64

If it also uses the wi-fi freqencies to get more bandwidth, those signals are going to propogate a *lot* farther that 10m.

I read this as a DOS attack on your neighbours' wi-fi (;-)) followed by the units being banned, followed by either

  1. - having them be given their own frequency band or
  2. - a series of lawsuits by the vendors to allow them to jam the industrial, scientific and medical radio bands (wi-fi)

Comment Hillary is a mass killer (Score 2) 177

Let's start with Benghazi - 4 dead. Libya in general: 114 civilians killed and 445 wounded during Odyssey Dawn.
Iraq War: (voted for, supported) 4,424 US dead, 30k+ US wounded. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and other casualties
Afghanistan War: (same, same) 2,386 US dead, 20k+ US wounded. Hundreds of thousands of Afghan and other casualties.

After that, we can talk about the dozens of US dead after involvement in her scandals. Vince Foster, et al.

Comment Re: Practice makes perfect (Score 1) 177

I do have a kind of dirty avuncular thing going on. I think in general I just get bored of their shit, though.

Sex is an attention getting scheme for many women, and when it stops working they lose interest. It stops working because when the hormones get satisfied, I have geekery to pay attention to. Far more interesting than most women.

Comment What about the drone war? (Score 1) 112

Will the US play along with this and not expand the extrajudicial assassination by drone program to Sweden? There's a high likelihood the next US administration will continue the drone war (which the US would call "state-sponsored terrorism" if any other country were doing has been doing). Terror Tuesday is coming up fast but we all know murder-by-drone is lighthearted humor except for its victims and anyone who thinks killing is wrong. Like Obama said, "Turns out I'm really good at killing people. Didn't know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine". Paving the way for the next war criminal, Hillary Clinton, to take over the role.

Submission + - SPAM: 5 Strategies to Reboot Your IT Career

snydeq writes: InfoWorld's Dan Tynan offers a look at how IT pros can step out of the server closet and into a more robust (and possibly more rewarding) tech career. 'Technology changes faster than many of us can keep up with it. ... But while the hotshot programmers and big data geeks get to play with the shiny new toys, you're busy waiting for the robots to come and take away your job. It doesn't have to be that way. Whether you cut your teeth on Unix and AIX or you tire of doing the necessary but thankless tasks that come with keeping the lights on and the datacenter humming, there's still time to reinvent yourself.'

Submission + - Easy-To-Exploit Rooting Flaw Puts Linux Computers At Risk (csoonline.com)

itwbennett writes: The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-5195, that has has existed in the Linux kernel for the past nine years and is already being exploited in the wild. The Red Hat security team describes the flaw as a 'race' condition, 'in the way the Linux kernel's memory subsystem handles the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings.' This allows an attacker who gains access to a limited user account to obtain root privileges and therefore take complete control over the system. The vulnerability was fixed last week by the Linux kernel developers and patches for Linux distributions, including Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo and Suse, have been released or are in the process of being released.

Comment VeraCrypt is sponsored by Microsoft? (Score 1, Insightful) 72

VeraCrypt is hosted on a Microsoft web site: VeraCrypt at codeplex.com.

That scares me. Consider this Network World article: Windows 10 is possibly the worst spyware ever made. Quote: "Buried in the service agreement is permission to poke through everything on your PC."

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