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Comment Re:Why this is wrong: (Score 0, Troll) 186

Whether or not Kim Dotcom is likely innocent or guilty, this finding will neither improve NZ and completely fails in protecting at least one of its' citizens.

Neither will pissing off the United States, so I think the situation might be a bit more complicated than your fifth grade civics class suggests.

It's best to leave grown up things to grown up.

Comment Re:Attack Software (Score 1) 508

Indeed, one of the fundamental principles of freedom is property ownership. That means you aren't allowed to destroy other people's property with booby-traps without being punished.

If you don't like it, live in a place without property ownership rights.

The correct answer to laws you don't like is to change the law, not engage in criminal acts. Of course they believe they can act lawlessly - people like you do so all the time, so it must be OK.

Comment Re:FCC can't help ... (Score 4, Insightful) 209

Reverse 911 and SMS both require the cell network be functional. Receiving an FM signal does not. In addition, and FM signal can be sent from a single mobile transmitter, that can be picked up for a hundred miles or more, with no signal degradation based on how many people are listening, where cell networks have a finite (and comparatively small) maximum bandwidth available.

In the event of a natural disaster, FM is a far more reliable than any possible signal sent through the cell network. This is the entire premise of ham radio.

Comment Let's reframe the issue (Score 1) 118

The issue isn't that each thinks the other is responsible, it's that each thinks they, themselves, are not.

IT people have to be the ones to implement. Executives have to pay for it. Proper security cannot be done without both buying in fully.

To frame the issue any other way is to fail.

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