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Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 4, Insightful) 459

The more I see of Mike Pence the better I like him. It's a bright future.

Theocracies are hell and are up there with fascist dictatorships and totalarian communism in the really really shit ways to run a country stakes.

Bright future, if goosestepping whilst clutching a bible , is your thing.

Comment Re:Replacing CMD (Score 1) 116

Or, to rephrase, powerful tools are powerful tools. The main reason PowerShell can do more damage is because it can do more stuff.

Yep. Its the same thing as the bash/csh/etc family of *nix shells. Plenty of malware nasties use it because its so easy to get a powerful result

Its not really a vunerability ,just an enabler

Comment Re:domestic wood fires (Score 4, Informative) 237

Maybe an unpopular oppinion

Well being completely untrue tends to have that effect on an opinion.

This has nothing to do with refugees (Who are not 'burning shit' in paris). Calais was a good 300+ km away, nearly a year ago, and ironically the fires where lit by englishmen.

But hey, keep mashing the crazy keys Anonymous Coward.

Comment Re:So the news is that it still doesn't make good (Score 1) 112

That might be a pretty good insight into whats gone wrong here. Hello games gets picked up by a big publisher. big publisher forces them to release game before its ready. nobody wins.

I kind of feel sad for hello games. The boss promised what the team could not deliver. Its not the teams fault, but they are not exempt from the rivers of shit that flowed forth. I've been in death march projects before from bosses who can't keep their mouth shut and wont focus on whats possible rather than a fantasy of it. Its hell,

Comment Re:The science is settled... (Score 5, Insightful) 667

That anthropogenic climate change is real and caused by humans is undisputed and has been undisputed (by the scientific establishment, crackpot conspiracy bloggers dont count) for decades. Thats not actually whats being researched. What is being researched is how bad it is, what sort of time line we are looking at, what mitigation strategies do we have, are those mitigating strategies we already have working, what are the current effects, and how do we respond to the growing deleuge of problems already starting to occur.

Its *suicidal* to defund the most important agency in the world covering it.

Comment Re:I don't mean to sound like a downer (Score 5, Informative) 126

Yep. Margret Hamilton basically wrote the code that got us to the moon by literally punching binary codes into hunreds if not thousands of feet of tape with a hole puncher and sticky tape, calculating how long each assembly instruction would take and working from there to build failsafes all throughout the code in case the inevitable malfunction happened. And those malfunctions came, and her code self corrected and avoided plunging astronauts to their deat. Brilliant stuff.

Comment Re:Flip flop .... (Score 1) 559

If she didn't do anything wrong, then why does Obama need to pardon her?

Who said he does? She hasn't asked for it, just some speculating journalists.

My guess is its nothing to do with the emails or benghazi or whatever, but rather that its actually been standard practice for outgoing presidents for a while, in case some enterprising lawyer decides to go all in for a war crimes prosecution (drone strikes/extraordinary rendering/"enhanced" interrogation/etc) and to defend from crazy crusaders demanding birth certificates or tying the clintons up in endless discovery by conspiracy theorists looking for evidence of black helicopter assasins or whatever.

Comment Re:Flip flop .... (Score 4, Insightful) 559

dyed in the wool crazy career politicians

Its not the career politicians that worry me, its the "maverick" ones. Washington wonks are at least a known quantity. They are versed in bureacracy and doing things the washington way. We know those guys, we've had them for over a century.

Its the non washington people, trump, the breibart and daily stormer whackjobs, and the like that keep me up at night. Because those folks have a plan, and I'm not sure we're going to enjoy that plan very much at all.

Comment Re:Stop breathing! (Score 4, Insightful) 559

The fact that progressive policies have been implemented on working towards goals, open, rational and above all educated dialouge. Most importantly not idiotic pro-business, anti-middle class policies that counteract any attempt to deal with the main issues that would need to be in place for this: the consumer public and the actual economy, not the millionaire+ economy.

One of the things that kind of puzzles me about the idea that being "pro business" and "pro not-fucking-up-the environment" being mutually exclusive is that potentially fixing climate change could be great for industry, if it got past its short sighted myopia.

Switching over to a low/no CO2 economy doesnt just mean shutting down coal plants. It means shutting down coal plants and building solar/wind/nuclear plants. Surely this counts as "economic activity". Those wind farms don't build themselves and those solar panels wont service themselves.

European countries that have put effort into transitioning over have generated a tonne of jobs, money and economic activity in the process , so it seems strange that people seem to think the US doing so would mean the opposite of that.

Comment Re:Why are we even arguing about it? (Score 1) 395

Privacy and Free speech are the positive/negative (freedom to, freedom from) liberty two sides of the same coin. You can't have free speech without Anonymity (privacy!) and you cant have privacy without free speech.

We can carve excemptions into these. Shouting fire in crowded theatres, or intentionally inciting some crimes (ie calling a hit on somebody, or ordering a crowd to go burn down a mosque, or whatever) might be a reasonable excemption to free speech, and likewise we might throw a few excemptions into privacy (police investigating a murder might have pretty good grounds to tap your phone for instance), but when we make exceptions in one side we logically make excpeptions on the other side.

Thus the free speech argument for network neutrality (companies should not limit the content you read) is the same as the privacy right argument for network neutrality (companies should not spy on the content you read), just viewed from another side.

Comment Re:Steve Bannon, not a racist? (Score 4, Insightful) 805

The summary of this article doesn't count, saying country is also it's citizens besides economy isn't racist

This is disengenous and nonsensical. He said "Asian". Splitting hairs doesn't change the intent nor the meaning.

Unless you believe theres a country named "Asia", in which case your probably beyond reason.

Comment Caution, but optimism (Score 4, Interesting) 202

Theres good reason to be cautious, Microsoft doesnt exactly have a spotless record of playing nice with FOSS, but recent behavior , that is microsoft realising it can still make silly money selling Azure and various microsoft software packages to the linux world means that so far its been a pretty good citizen.

Now, I wonder if they'll eventually give us Office for linux. That'd make a LOT of suits happy.

Comment Re:And so does (Score 2) 68

The first stat was a dead giveaway that Hillary did not have a 99.8% chance of winning as polsters proclaimed on those same media outlets.

Actually it was between 60 to 80 percent depending on the time out from the vote, with it hovering near 60 towards the end. So a 2 in 3 chance. Well the dice rolled and it was 1. But hey, have a bark and ignore the underlying math if it makes you feel better, I guess.

Kellly and O'Reilly are left of center but for the sake of argument lets call them "fair"

Well thats one of the stranger opinions I've read this week.

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