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Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 301

Name the Biology professor. And what are your qualifications to determine that he is incorrect for what he actually states?!

HIV certainly wouldn't "cause" AIDS if it isn't involved in the mechanisms that result in the deterioration of the immune system. Correlation is not causality.

I'm supposed to believe a Harvard degreed Medical Doctor with a specialization in Internal medicine for 25 years is a nutjob for expressing her "expert" opinion, because of a zero like you?

Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 301

"Libertarians believe you shouldn't go to prison for refusing to vaccinate your children."
    You will not go to jail they just can not go to public school.

And that is pretty much the accepted legal standard throughout the country. Name one court case where the parents of an unvaccinated child was able to compel a school district to accept the child.

Only a shill would fail to realize that this one difference of opinion does not make a candidate unsuitable to be elected PotUS.

Let me guess: You one of those elect "Hillary for Queen". Yes, she's a bad liar, yes we'll invade Syria if she gets elected, yes, there's nothing "fishy" in trying to conceal your gov't communications from gov't law, so lets pretend the other three candidates are equally bad. Well, there's a good case to argue Trump would not be a good PotUS, but you're going to have to better than what you're doing to convince voters here that Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are incompetent, evil degenerates.

Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 301

Gary Johnson... Anti Vax.... AKA anti science crack pot.

Libertarians believe you shouldn't go to prison for refusing to vaccinate your children.

Seriously, is that all you got?

Jill Stien.... Anti Vax ..... AKA anti science crack pot.

In 1973, Stein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where she studied psychology, sociology, and anthropology. She then attended Harvard Medical School and graduated in 1979. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Stein practiced internal medicine for 25 years.

I think that's enough background to have reservations over vaccinations.

Your point is that all four are bad, but you've really dropped the ball on arguing that for those two instances.

Comment Re:Not that surprising (Score 2) 156

Apparently, you don't know too much about designing/administering computer systems security.

Computer security is more than keeping a system secure from outside attacks. The two results you do not wish to occur in a "breach" is exposure of confidential information, and permanent data loss (sabotage). These forms of security breaches can occur from the "inside".

Another consideration in designing security in computer systems is workflow. There are a ton of ways to make a set of computers secure, but sometimes the solution would end up crippling the patient.

Hardening systems is only part of system security. Compartmentalizing access to workgroups is another consideration. There's no reason why a volunteer local office worker needs to access mail systems meant for confidential communications between senior managers. Laptops (& to a lesser extent tablets) are infamous vectors for intrusion, but they can also be managed by limiting their ability to access systems remotely (through VPNs) and credentialing. Finally, metadata monitoring of all computer traffic can be useful in tracking down a breach, as well as intrusion detection systems. Finally, this doesn't mean much if you can't hire enough competent IT staff to manage the entire operation (Which also requires vetting).

3. Insert fictional defense method here which will never work in reality, because the PHBs always need a fall guy they can blame for their own security nightmares they created by ignoring advice.

The reality is that most PHBs do operate on a nominal amount of common sense. If you're the security architect, and the PHB doesn't realize they are subordinate to every protocol, then that's the signal to find a new employer. Doesn't help much if you want to work for the Democrat nominee for PotUS.

Comment Re:The Solution is in the Sky! (Score 1) 160

I don't remember the exact figures, but above ground wiring is somewhere around 5-6x cheaper on average (and probably more in dense areas.)

Above ground wiring is cheaper, when its electrical wires. That's because moving current to a block of homes generates a lot of heat, which has problems radiating out when its buried underground. Fiber may have incurred costs which makes it more expensive installed underground, but its only going to be half cheaper going above ground, if that.

Comment Re: update broke old driver (Score 1) 376

1) Windows 7 will be supported to 2020. I think they'll stop issuing security updates in 2018.

2) You won't be buying PCs with OSes in 2020. Consumers will be using cloud computing by then, similar to the chromebook. Standalone computing will be charged at a premium, and seem archaic. Perhaps then, linux will become the predominant computing desktop.

Submission + - Microsoft will use Windows 10 UWP to kill game vending competitors like Steam ( 2

slashdot_commentator writes: In an interview with Edge Magazine, Tim Sweeney is claiming that future updates to Windows 10 could serve to erode the usefulness of third-party applications and storefronts like Steam.

Sweeney states, "The risk here is that, if Microsoft convinces everybody to use UWP, then they phase out Win32 apps. If they can succeed in doing that then it’s a small leap to forcing all apps and games to be distributed through the Windows Store. Once we reach that point, the PC has become a closed platform. It won’t be that one day they flip a switch that will break your Steam library – what they’re trying to do is a series of sneaky manoeuvres. They make it more and more inconvenient to use the old apps, and, simultaneously, they try to become the only source for the new ones."

"Slowly, over the next five years, they will force-patch Windows 10 to make Steam progressively worse and more broken. They’ll never completely break it, but will continue to break it until, in five years, people are so fed up that Steam is buggy that the Windows Store seems like an ideal alternative. That’s exactly what they did to their previous competitors in other areas. Now they’re doing it to Steam. It’s only just starting to become visible. Microsoft might not be competent enough to succeed with their plan, but they’re certainly trying."

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