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Comment Re:Aren't they too power-hungry? (Score 1) 41

It's Intel. When most people say IoT, they mean 'embedded thing that can run a network stack, low power, probably powered by batteries'. When Intel says IoT, they mean something subtly different: 'computer, plugged into the mains, probably running Windows'. The overlap between the two is that they're both talking about insecure systems connected to the Internet.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 577

In 1941 Russia actually had a few contracts going with Nazi Germany. Molotov-Ribbentrop pact rings a bell? Division of Poland? They had quite a few ties and political cooperation running. And until the end, right up until Germany invaded Russia, Russia upheld every single clause of that contract to letter and spirit.

That was, by the way, also the reason that the German army could advance so quickly in the first few months. Stalin simply didn't believe that they did that. They had contracts, they had pacts, they had agreements, they had basically agreed on a division of Europe. You get this, we get that.

Having something so intricate and complex simply ignored by who you thought of as your partner and being back stabbed does leave a mark. Russia was absolutely not prepared for this attack, and they will never, ever, be caught again with their pants down. Since that day Russia has never entered a contract without at least pondering what to do should the other side break it.

That's the reason for this. Once you understand that trauma, these things start to make sense, and I wouldn't put too much thought into it. They simply don't trust anyone anymore.

Comment Re:Least worst (Score 1) 577

Voting for a third party candidate who might get 2% of the vote is a waste of time. It just is.

No it isn't. The difference between winning and losing is often not much more than 2% in these races. If a candidate next time around looks at your candidate and says 'if I adopt those policies, I can pick up another 2% of the vote,' then you're likely to have a lot more impact than voting for whatever they claimed previously.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 577

Actually, it was more like the USSR guaranteeing our freedoms. As silly as it may sound, but as long as the USSR was around, our politicians had to behave and act like the good guys. I mean, think about it: Domestic spying? Detention without trial? Cutting down on civil liberties? When did that happen before 1990?

Ok. After Hoover.

Hell, if McCarthy existed today, he'd have free reign. There would be nobody who'd stop him, just replace "communist" with "terrorist" in that bastard's speeches and you're set.

Comment Re: Hmm (Score 1) 577

While mostly true, for a medical doctor she still willingly hinted at buying into standard anti-vaccination stupidity (whether sincere or not, that's a problem).

That's not at all what she said. She pointed out that there's a lot of regulatory capture at the FDA and that, while the anti-vax hysteria was nonsense, the approval process for drugs needs a lot of reform. This then somehow was spun as 'she's an anti-vaxxer'.

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