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Comment SKIP THIS. Instead.... (Score 2) 51

what is needed is to require emails to be encrypted at the client side.
With each new client set-up, any new users should be required to get their encryption key, or enter in their current ones.
Then on the emails, by default, encrypt. If the user wants, they can turn it off on an individual one.

Comment A serious question from an outsider (Score 1) 148

I haven't used Windows for over a decade, now, running a strictly Linux household, so I'm in no position to judge the relative merits of different versions of Windows. I understand that some people have to use Windows 10 at work, because their company mandates it, or in a home office because they need to use software that insists on it. However, what, if anything, is so great about Windows 10 that would make you prefer it over any other version of Windows if you're able to decide for yourself which version to install?

Comment I'll probably keep it (Score 1) 25

We canceled our cable subscription about a year ago, and while I was OK with it my wife hated not having certain live TV channels. We'd tried Sling, but it was hit-and-miss on the stuff we wanted. Some channels, like BTN, aren't available at all on Sling. DirecTV is only a little more and actually covers the live programming we want.

Make no mistake, the launch was rough. I don't think they allocated enough hardware or bandwidth to handle their initial demand, so streaming cut out constantly. It's finally getting to be pretty solid, though, and I'd much rather pay Sling a few bucks than have anything to do with Comcast.

Comment Re:Not a single time traveler? (Score 5, Informative) 1355

Then explain why there were no credible threats in the past 8 years, but plenty against Trump before he took office?

Please educate yourself. Obama had plenty of death threats and people have gone to prison for making them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_threats_against_Barack_Obama

Comment Re:White Power Rangers...ASSEMBLE! (Score 1) 308

And pretend was all it was.

If you're on the public stage, it's all pretend. I've always find it interesting that people expect a politician to be the same in public as they are at home. I'm a different person on Slashdot than I am at the office than I am at home. To quote Shakespeare: "The entire world is a stage."

Democrat Senator Reid is the same way (but he is bat-shit crazy so I almost want to give him a pass.)

Reid had a valid point about Obama being biracial. If Obama's skin tone was jet black, it's very unlikely that he would have gotten elected POTUS. It's called colorism.

http://racerelations.about.com/od/understandingrac1/a/What-Is-Colorism.htm

Slave-owners were partial to light-skinned slaves because they were often family members. Slave-owners frequently forced slave women into sexual intercourse, and light-skinned offspring were the telltale signs of these sexual assaults. While slave-owners did not officially recognize their mixed-race children as blood, they gave them privileges that dark-skinned slaves did not enjoy. Accordingly, light skin came to be viewed as an asset among the slave community.

Comment Re:Just a guess.. (Score 1) 181

IIRC Aerospace gets an exemption.

The problem is that having both leaded and lead-free inventory is a PITA. A small ammount of lead contamination leaking into stuff that is supposed to be lead-free can lead to expensive problems both legally and technically.

The result is lots of stuff that doesn't legally need to be lead-free nevertheless gets made on lead-free processes. Even if the final assembly is done with leaded solder it is very likely that things like component surface platings will be done with lead-free materials.

Comment Re:Down with Putin - Down with Trump (Score 1) 270

Mind you, I don't begrudge her the right to follow Chairman Mao's philosophy as she is after all a liberal democrat and that's pretty much the party line.

I supposed that Trump keeping a copy of "Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler on his nightstand would mean that everyone in the Republican Party are neo-Nazis and that's the alt-right party line.

The thing is that when Trump "praises" Putin by calling him a strong leader the DNC propaganda arm of NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN and The NYT all went ape shit. It's silly and stupid.

I disagree. Putin is a threat to the USA. Putin is the only person that Trump has ever respected and praise. It could be that Trump admires dictators who are able to get things done. As an old cold warrior, I find that suspicious as hell and the media isn't doing enough to expose it.

Comment Re:also, Tesla’s crash rate was reduced by 4 (Score 1) 180

in fact, I was surprised that story was not the lead on this.
This story is a joke in that it does not recognize that Tesla is now considered not just the safest car, but with AP is saving NUMEROUS lives.
When Model 3 hits the market later this year, it should become quickly obvious that tesla will be saving lives, energy, and money.

Comment Re:Autopolit, should have been called Assistpilot! (Score 0) 180

actually, depends on the aircraft. If you are flying a C172, then yeah, you are right.
OTOH, the AP in 747 and 380s make choices ALL THE TIME. Those APs are capable of taking off, flying the whole way to the end route, and then landing. And those APs make LOTS AND LOTS of choices. Hell, on Airbus, the pilot is NOT IN CONTROL. The Computer, otherwise known as the Autopilot, is actually in 100% control unless the AP or pilots disengage it, which is damn rare. The pilots are simply INPUTS into the computer. In fact, because of Airbus's poor software and design, that is what caused multiple crashes by pilots putting in conflicting inputs and the computer than making bad choices.

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