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Comment Re:Dumb question, but where should we store them? (Score 1) 112

Active directory, with PKI and kerberos (Theres PAM modules that'll do the heavy lifting here). Consider a proper password management system, like lastpass, or if compliance wont let you use the "cloud", I'm told Bruce Scheiners open source ones pretty good.

Couple that with a policy that enforces good password hygiene (Ie randomly generated lastpass passwords) and you might have a fighting chance of keeping your stuff safe-ish

Comment SpaceX cops it in the neck again. (Score 4, Insightful) 55

Man SpaceX just can't catch a break. Two nasty explosions (One on the damn pad) and now serious danger of fire damage to launch facilities, although I assume the pad itself is probably pretty safe ( I mean what can a bush fire do that a rocket engine exploding to pieces cant , right? )

Comment Re:But climate change is a myth!!! YODA GREASE (Score 3, Insightful) 205

We know how to replace most of it with electric vehicles, and the more intractible problems (Notably trucks) can be mitigated with tighter emission standards and hybridized designs.

Thats the thing, we dont need to completely convert to zero carbon emissions, we just need to get it to a point where we have brought us a century or two to find a *complete* solution.

Comment Re: No no no. (Score 1) 271

Vacuum tubes don't necessarily sound more accurate , but unless you run a recording studio you don't necessarily want accurate , which is why studio monitors don't necessarily make for good listening speakers. Valves however sound good and that's a result of their behaviour at high current. Transistor amplification hard clips at max power creating flat peaks that sound absolutely terrible, whereas Valves produce rounded clips with a degree of compression at the peaks. This has the psychoacoustic effect of sounding "warm". This isn't a myth , you can see precisely this effect on a CRO. To put it slightly clumsily , transistors distort when ran out of spec whilst valves saturate

Comment Re:Shows the lengths.... (Score 2) 170

Its not so much that they are paying journalists off, the rots further up the corporate chain with editors and bureau chiefs. And you'll rarely see the direct hand of the oil industry but rather the think tanks they hire.. These guys will wine and dine the editors, and invite them out on yachts and the like , while whispering conspiracy theories about scientists being in cohorts with the reds or whatever nonsense suits the agenda of the minute. Tesla and Elon Musks companies in general represents an existential threat to the hydrocarbons industry. Not only are thesae cars gas free, he's working on the electricity itself being solar. Theres just no role in this world, outside of general chemistry, for the oil industry to lurk. So the whispers start up. "Elon will kill the auto dealerships" "Tesla cars are unsafe". "Tesla cars cant be repaired at joes garage". etc etc etc. And soon the editors are whispering down the line "If that commie journo Bill turns in another fluff piece about solar, deep six it to the center pages where nobody will read it, and throw in some opposing views from the heratige foundation". And oldBill who actually votes republican but is committed to accurate journalism gets labeled a commie and has his work devalued , whilst some punk fresh out of journo school who writes raving partisan nonsense cripped straight out of the herativge foundation press releases gets the promotion.

Comment Re: Why do people continue to believe alarmist cra (Score 1) 156

Gawkers dead already, got killed off by the Hulk Hogan lawsuit. Which is actually bit of a shame, occasionally it got some pretty important scoops, and regardless of how you look at it, independent media voices being slain by the rich and powerful is never a good thing.

Buzzfeed is waaaaaay to chickenshit to try that sort of thing while its making fat cash from cat pictures.

and I'm not sure why linkedin is on your list, being that its basically a resume/job site.

Comment Re:Why do people continue to believe alarmist crap (Score 5, Insightful) 156

My previous comment was acidently posted before I finished for some reason. Lets try again.

There is no evidence of a mass extinction occurring. The Earth is not getting warmer, though the temperature record is being doctored by those with financial interests. The unadjusted data proves this. In fact, the sun is dimming, which will likely result in global cooling, just like scientists predicted before those with financial interests in the matter started buying off the researchers. It's like the religious nutjobs claiming the world is ending; when they're wrong, they just push their prediction a few years into the future and people eat that shit up. Scientists have been crying wolf for three decades and they just keep pushing their dire predictions farther into the future.

Yeah damn those scientists and their pesky "facts".
Anyway lets look at all the ways you are wrong

1) Is Mass Extinction happening? Yes. ( Barnosky, Matzki , et al. Nature, 2011)
2) Is the temperature warming? Yes. (IPCC authors, synthesis report, 2014) ..unless you subscribe to conspiracy theories, in which case you've already made your mind up and "facts" wont convince you. I suggest thorazine. HOWEVER! Lets go there.
3) People with financial interests buying off scientists? This IS a strange claim. I've spent a big of time working around climate scientists as a coder. Heres the reality of it;- Its bad for your career to actually follow science because governments are stacked with anti-science people who are absolutely insistent that theres something wrong with science any time science points out that Co2's infra red absorbsion properties is causing climate change, that evolution is real, or that vaccinations actually do save lives.
I've seen a number of collegues over at the CSIRO lose their jobs because the current conservative government has decided it doesnt want to fund climate or oceanographic reseach anymoer. Meanwhile there ARE scientists getting paid off by groups like the Heratige foundation and the Kosh brothers, and we know that because we've looked at the paperwork. As one workmate put it, if she REALLY wanted to get rich of climate change, she'd deny everything the data tells her, and pretend its not happening and make a mint on the right wing talk circuit. Double so if she throws in creationism and get to visit churches too. Unfortunately , she's a scientist, albeit one in a field where she gets death threats from anti-science stalkers, funding threats from conservative policy makers, and a world of disrespect from a media industry that thinks "balance" means matching every truth with a lie.

And just for the records, scientists have not been "crying wolf" for three decades, they've been pointing out the physics of the greenhouse effect for well over a century. And the predictions are not being pushed "farther in the future", they are being observed *right now* in the floods, hurricanes, droughts and rising sea levels that happening right before our eyes.

Comment Re:Why do people continue to believe alarmist crap (Score 1) 156

There is no evidence of a mass extinction occurring. The Earth is not getting warmer, though the temperature record is being doctored by those with financial interests. The unadjusted data proves this. In fact, the sun is dimming, which will likely result in global cooling, just like scientists predicted before those with financial interests in the matter started buying off the researchers. It's like the religious nutjobs claiming the world is ending; when they're wrong, they just push their prediction a few years into the future and people eat that shit up. Scientists have been crying wolf for three decades and they just keep pushing their dire predictions farther into the future.

Yeah damn those scientists and their pesky "facts".
Anyway lets look at all the ways your wrong!

Comment Re:Nope (Score 5, Informative) 527

Unless you mean "falsified" instead of "verified."

You don't know what that means. I mean "falsified". Google: "Scientific method".

Even the IPCC now admits that the Hockey Stick was bogus.

No. Categorically no. They have not. The most recent research on the hockey stick of any notability is Marcott et al in 2013, using an even broader data set and again, just like every other time, the hockey stick is still there.

The only people who still believe in the Hockey Stick are, well, uninformed.

Well I'll be sure to tell my collegues at work they can bin their PhDs because random internet guy just owned them! I'm sure when they stop laughing they'll be sure to revise a century and a half of physics because internet.

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