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Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 1) 506

Documents 6 bankruptcies, and 13 businesses that closed up shop - at the very least suggests he doesn't know what he's doing.

Business has something in common with war and engineering:
  1 You try a bunch of stuff that looks like it might work.
  2 Some of it works, some of it doesn't.
  3a. You stop doing (and wasting resources on) what doesn't work
  3b, and continue doing more of what does (transferring any remaining resources from the abandoned paths.)
  4. PROFIT!

In business, step 3a is called "a large business environment, major projects are done in separate subsidiary corporations. This uses the "corporate veil" as a firewall, to keep the failed attempts from reaching back and sucking up more resources from what's succeeding. Dropping a failed experiment in step 3a (when it's failed so badly that there's nothing left to salvage in a different attempt's 3b) is called "bankruptcy". It lets you stop throwing good money after bad and move on.

So bankruptcy is NOT necessarily a sign of weakness, stupidity, or lack of business acumen. On the contrary: It shows the decision-maker was smart enough to spend a bit extra to erect the firewall between the bulk of his holdings and the iffy project.

So a successful large-business-empire-operator who is also innovative will usually have a number of bankruptcies in his history. It's no big deal, anyone in business at or near that level knows it, and took it into account if they risked some of their resources in someone else's experiment that failed in the hope of profit if it succeeded.

Also: Someone starting out may have to few resources to run many experiments simultaneously. (Or even a big guy may be reduced to a little guy by too many failures - not necessarily his fault.) So he has to try serially, doing only one or a few at a time. This may mean total bankruptcy, even multiple times, before coming up with something that does work. Lots of successful businessmen went through total bankruptcy, sometimes several times, before hitting it big.

Comment Re:Not a Republican defeat (Score 1) 506

Haha how can it not be a Trump and Ryan defeat? I didn't see Trump opposing it. It was his bill!

Sorry if I sound like an ass? Nothing personal on you, but as a Democrat I got sick and tired of hearing both sides say NO and don't work. This is all 100% on the GOP. I want voters to get angry and vote Democratic so we can start passing bills again and not just say NO

Comment Re:Norton (Score 1) 77

Step one: Any browser that cares about security MUST stop regarding https with CA certificates as any more trustworthy that self-signed certificates or plain http.

Why? Plain HTTP can be compromised by anyone on a hop between you and your destination. HTTPS with a self-signed certificate can be compromised by anyone on a hop between you and your destination, but can be detected if you do certificate pinning or certificate transparency. HTTPS with a signed cert can only be compromised with cooperation from a CA. The set of people that can compromise signed HTTPS is significantly lower than the set that can compromise self-signed HTTPS.

I remember in the days of IE 6 and me opening questionable porn in my youth I would get slow or weird responses from HTTP websites. I do an ipconfig of the name of the site. I then disconnect and then reboot and or sometimes do a ipconfig /release and VIOLA now when I do an ipconfig it points to a different IP address.

MITM was quite on occurrence in the old days. Of course if my DNS is pointing to somewhere else it means my PC was probably compromised but my point is changing something and a ipconfig /release fixes it shows it is easy to spoof before MS took security more seriously as it does today.

Comment Re:The Dying Days of the Certificate industry (Score 1) 77

You have a better solution? You want the US government deciding instead like ICAAN in addition to being a central point of exploit?

If you let others self sign that means you risk having the private keys known and it's game over. Let's encrypt has same problem in which they can screw up and hand out extra certificates. Also if they are hacked and private key is leaked then game over the Internet is done as we know it. This makes me not want lots of players on the CA space

Comment Re:For the Republican readers (Score 1) 398

Prove it!

THe FBI found no proof. Again the conservative media at Fox and Bannon who incidently works at the whiteshouse may make stuff up but no wiretap order was ever place.

Also the CIA and FBI DO have a right to investigate espionage by a foreign power like Russia. A judge ordered the wiretapping of some of his staff who worked for Putin and Putin aligned interests in Ukraine. Trump and his towers were not bugged.

If this were Hillary you all would be screaming impeachment and would be wanting to start an armed rebellion. It makes you look crazy to say otherwise

Comment Re:For the Republican readers (Score 2) 398

All the GOP where I live in Texas supported Trump to make God happy. Simple.

This sounds absurd to slashdotters but I AM DEAD serious. God is pro corporation because the pastor said so. Liberals are evil horrible people out to take their church and guns away to literally the majority of people where I am at in rural areas.

It was religion as why would anyone vote Republican? It is because of gay rights and abortition and teaching the book of Genesis in the classroom. That is the most important and only issues these voters care about.

Majority voted for CLinton as a reminder. The rural southern states voted for Trump because their pastor said so. Plain and simple.

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