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Comment Re:Using SHA-1 in this day and age is just lazy (Score 1) 187

"Appeal to authority" is a logical fallacy. But pointing to a logical fallacy and using that as the sole reason to say that an argument is wrong is itself a fallacy: the "fallacy fallacy".

My own opinion here is that Linus is right. It's close to midnight, so I don't feel like backing that up with anything

Comment Re:dream on (Score 2) 155

middle of Wisconsin?

That might be half your problem. Still, I see where you're coming from. On the other side of that, many technical schools are just degree mills. Lots of candidates come out of technical schools that look good on paper and then when you hire them, it's like they never attended a day of class or learned anything. I think companies have gotten burned there, which really sucks for the students that come out that are good, and it sucks for the technical schools that are good because now 'technical school' has a stigma.

Comment Re:Less choice? (Score 2) 286

well....ISPs used to be common carriers and had to provide net neutrality by default. The RIAA/MPAA didn't like that and were relegated to having to sue individuals for copyright infringement. So they lobbied to have ISPs not be common carriers. Once they got that, thanks to Comcast buying NBC and switching sides (so they can sue their competitors for copyright infringement), ISPs spent their money on high-powered hardware not for pushing traffic, but for doing deep-packet inspection so that they could comply with RIAA/MPAA requests (and whatever the government wanted from them as well) while the rest of the world was putting in bigger pipes.

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