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Comment Re:NoSQL DBs make MySQL look good (Score 1) 49

Does anyone else remember the shit MS got on here years ago when MS SQL Server was being pwned in the exact same manner - weak default root account passwords...? Or rather, no password at all...

Here we are, 15 years on and very few seemed to have learned anything from the SQL Server debacle.

Comment Re:We deserve what we get. (Score 2) 79

A Meitu spokesman actually replied to the ArsTechnica article on this:

Since they're a Chinese company, they have to collect their own user data since they don't have access to user data from the Apple / Google stores. So they likely have less info about you than most Western app devs.

I installed Meitu on an Android 7.1 device yesterday. It only asks for device permissions as it needs them. I denied giving it access to my phone functions and the app works fine without that telemetry. But if you're really paranoid, go ahead and play with it in Andyroid or something.

Comment Re:liar (Score 1) 555

Ya, I spotted it immediately. He was really brave when he was sure he wouldn't have to do it. Kind of like all the people who claim they'll leave the country over [insert socio-political atrocity]. If they ever followed through, it would really be a newsworthy event.

Comment Re:fake news from cnn (Score 5, Interesting) 273

Snowdens passport was revoked by the US the day before he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow .

He left Hong Kong and entered Russia using a revoked passport - he didn't seek asylum in Russia because of the revoked passport, he entered Russia because that had already been agreed with the Russian authorities. Snowden had been talking with the Russians during his stay in Hong Kong.

Snowdens application of asylum in Russia was after he handed his treasure trove over to a reporter in Hong Kong.

So its not fake news - the sentence you cite is actually 100% accurate. What we really have here is you trying to discredit CNN.

Comment Re:Support High Speed Rail (Score 1) 408

Get used to it. There is zero chance CA HSR doesn't turn into a boondoggle of heroic proportions that will fill news cycles for most of the rest of your adult life. A horde of pigs are stacking up to get their snouts into that trough and no one in CA government has the slightest interest in moderating the abuses to come, or even that they're supposed to be trying.

Comment Re: False premise (Score 1) 494

Let me field that answer. They'll use it, just like organizations kept using WinXP pre-SP3, until the new Director of IT came along and said "Are you fucking kidding me?! What incompetent idiot let you stay unpatched and critically open to everything that has come along in the last fucking decade?! Oh, the same one who thought it's a great idea to never upgrade hardware, despite your staff barely surviving on machines that crash daily, or catch fire like those two did last week."

Comment Re:Illegal product? (Score 5, Interesting) 181

Congratulations, the marketing speak of the headline worked 100% on you, you must be proud of the fact that you fall into the headline writers perfect audience demographic of suggestibility.

He won't get anything like 10 years, that's the maximum possible. The headline is designed to whip you into an outraged state, nothing more.

Comment Re:Obama already said he can't pardon him... (Score 2) 273

Its entirely possible that he was neither lying nor misinformed, but that the prevailing legal opinions on the matter may have changed since the last Presidential pardon of an unconvicted person and his legal counsel thought such a pardon was legally unsafe...

Comment Re:This will never happen, even if I want it to. (Score 4, Informative) 273

They didn't ignore it, it was debated in Parliament on the 5th of September 2016, and a response was issued - the petition, set up before the referendum by a pro-Brexit campaigner, was used post-referendum by anti-Brexit campaigners to try and retroactively change the rules of the referendum, throwing the result out. Which you can't do.

The demands of the petition might not have been carried out, but it was NOT ignored.

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