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Comment Re: I beg to differ (Score 2) 137

That's nonsense. Immigrants have always been subject to inspections and requirements to fit societal standards. Storekeepers and others also freely practiced discrimination (Jews, Irish, Germans, Asians, etc.).


I'm not saying I agree or disagree with either side on this debate. I'm saying that the setting of standards and rejecting immigrants who fail to meet those standards is well established in American history (sometimes with tragic consequences).

Comment Sadly, not tongue in cheek (Score 2) 465

Who do they think their fooling?

Twitter is well known for either being extremely tolerant or intolerant of bullying, death threats, personal attacks all based on your politics. Want to threaten to kill a cop? Go right ahead. Fancy hate speech against white people? That's okay. Want to use twitter to propagate terrorist propaganda? No worries, they can't be bothered to do anything about it.

With twitter, free speech depends on who your victim is. In fact their executives refuse to go on the record saying that they support free speech.


Comment Re:Ok, so what? (Score 4, Insightful) 270

Just curious, did you defend Microsoft as a private Monopoly? Do you realize that Facebook has over 1 billion people on their platform and that they effectively have a monopoly on social media? Do you think it's okay for a monopoly to abuse their position to promote a particular ideology? Would you feel the same way if they promoted right wing content instead?

Comment The fix is in (Score 4, Insightful) 270

When will people wake up and realize the fix is in? You know those ties between the media and the Democrats that the right complained about for years? Have you realized yet that the question about using facebook to prevent a Trump presidency wasn't rhetorical?

Bernie's supporters have started to wake up and realize that they are just as excluded as the right. The only difference now is that things are being exposed in plain text for the world to see. Only big business and congress have worse credibility ratings that the media.


Wake up sheeple.

Comment Communism (Score 1) 519

100 million dead can't be wrong


Let's try it again! The world has 7 billion people to and we can spare another 100 million, right? Surely all the decades of forced ideology by dozens of countries just weren't done the /right/ way. With the patented new and improved right way we can do it right this time. This time we'll do it with 1/3rd fewer dead people!!! /zombie apocalypse //one guaranteed way to make communism work

Comment DARPA is normally bleeding edge (Score 2, Interesting) 89

Bot's have been battling like this for many years. A decade ago I was taking agents and using them to create self healing networks when I traveled as a consultant. I picked up and used a number of tricks used by botnet operators. I took the logic used to keep a botnet up and running and used that on corporate networks.

I automated the works, and did so with nothing more than a set of scripts and set of agents. You could well argue the result was black hat botnets battling corp botnets. I have got to imagine that I was far from the first to build something like this. Without doubt blackhat botnets have battled blackhat botnets for control for many years.

Where's the innovation, using a supercomputer?

Comment Sanders sold out (Score 1) 644

Sanders was an outsider taking on the elites and the political establishment. Hillary is the establishment, she is the perennial insider candidate. It will be interesting to see how many of Sanders supporters stay true to their ideals and refuse to vote for the women they spent months campaigning against. /do Bernie Sanders fans care about corruption?

Comment Absurd premise (Score 0) 983

Why should the police be forced to expose themselves to someone who already killed several cops? He claimed to have several bombs, stated a desire to continue killing (white people - making it a hate crime) and refused to surrender for at least an hour. It simply wasn't safe to risk walking up to him to try using a taser. Who can reasonably tell how many bombs might be hidden in this premeditated murder spree?

The concept of lining up and exposing yourself to danger went out of style well over a century ago. This isn't a sporting match where you're trying to give the other guy a chance to score. This isn't Hollywood, it is real life, with several very real people already murdered. There is no sane reason that anyone should have had to risk their life just to try to overpower this killer.

Comment Utter nonsense (Score 5, Insightful) 197

There is no magic or silver bullet in security, just a set of best practices (processes), technology and people working together. If done according to any major standard defense in depth will be used. There is no such concept as 'if national politics =X then Y. Best practices are widely publicized and available to any organization or government in the world.

Whether or not an organization follows security best practices has everything to do with their culture and nothing to do with their politics. There is no tool that any given country has a lock on.

What's next? Brexit endangers air supply?

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