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Comment Re:Give it a break slashdot (Score 1) 548

Understood. Sorry for the berating. I unfortunately gave you the reaction I would have liked to have given a co-worker who recently yelled at those of us who had not disabled their Amber Alerts when they all simultaneously went off during the work day. I have personally witnessed, but fortunately not been subject to, the failures of our domestic litigation system and my misplaced anger truly comes from a place of compassion and hurt for the kids :( I was harsh and unfair to pick on you. I offer my sincere apologies.

Comment Re: Give it a break slashdot (Score 1) 548

Do you know how much red tape is involved in removing custody rights? If you have lost custody of your children, you are a worthless pile of shit and legally no different than a complete stranger abducting a child. No custody means NO RIGHTS TO THE CHILD! When did Slashdot get taken over by aasholes? These are the people who should appreciate a technical solution to a problem, but instead you all just want to say there is no problem? Rot in hell.

Comment Re: Give it a break slashdot (Score 1) 548

I took issue with them being called FAKE. You can say they are an inconvenience to you or personally not useful to you, but it is extremely objectionable to call them FAKE. As a parent, I don't mind the inconvenience. I traverse multiple major highways on my daily commute and I always keep my eyes open for the reported people and vehicles. Amber Alerts have saved lives, and at no cost to anyone other than a slight inconvenience.

Comment Re:Give it a break slashdot (Score 1) 548

Fake kidnapping alerts? You do realize that the non-custodial parent in these cases is sometimes actually a criminal who DOES murder their child? I hope you never reproduce, but if you do, you are going to be in for a harsh awakening when you actually discover what it means to care for and worry for another person.

Comment Re:Fake stories like... (Score 4, Insightful) 470

I am in no way alleging that the DNC manipulated polls. My observation is more that the fawning media always interpreted every poll within or near the margin of error as a win for Clinton. I think the DNC proved to be self-defeating and blundering more so than dishonest, but the media showed a lot of bias this time around, IMHO. I think they're going to spend a long time earning trust back. Not a Trump supporter here, by the way.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 857

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. My point is you can't have a 2 party system if you have 0 parties to start with. If every candidate stood on their own and presented their own ideas without attribution to a party, things would be more as intended by the Founders. The Electoral College is a form of a runoff, although not recognizable as an inherently democratic runoff. The 1st Amendment allows for free association, so you clearly can't ban political parties, but we were clearly warned against them and failed to heed the warning.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 857

The problem I have with your argument is that the challenges we have with our voting system aren't inherent to the voting system itself, but rather the 2 party system. The States being the ones who elect the electors to the Electoral College and those electors actually being the ones who elect the President and Vice President leaves plenty of opportunity for other outcomes approximating a coalition government in other countries. It's the party system that prevents those outcomes, not the system of voting. The Founders, particularly the much-beloved George Washington, were very clear on the evil of parties, but no one listened.

Comment Re:Set up correct secondary DNS servers (Score 1) 351

Wasn't this a DDOS attack made up of *DNS* requests? Presumably DYN itself was being attacked due to public statements made days before by their security teams. Having a secondary DNS provided by a company not being attacked in such a way seems like it would have helped. That's not to say it could keep any one website specifically being targeted up, but it would have prevented the widespread perceived outages.

Comment Re:Write a pretty print! (Score 1) 430

If you do that, just make sure your algorithm really is the proper inverse function. I've been caught by this one time when it wasn't clear what the standard line-wrapping rules were. I still managed to change the code and cause diff problems for everyone else on the team. Now, I just go with the flow and practice "chameleon coding". YMMV.

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