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Comment Re:I'm not surprised. (Score 2) 877

If a manager propositioned someone on day one there would be quite a lot of people who know about it

How? A manager propositions a staff member. That's two people that know about it. The manager isn't going to tell anyone (unless he is an idiot as well as a lowlife slimeball). Why would you assume the staff member would tell anyone other than a confidential report to HR and upper management. Unless either of them are grossly unprofessional then that report shouldn't reach office gossip level.

Comment Re:Stay away. (Score 1) 508

Excellent use of using a percentage to reach a bad conclusion.
3% is a small percentage, but that doesn't make international tourism, insignificant to the USA economy.

"While the majority of activity in the industry is domestic, expenditures by international visitors in the United States totaled $246.2 billion in 2015, yielding a $97.9 billion trade surplus for the year."

Taking a $100 billion dollar chunk out of your trade surplus so that CPB can trawl through peoples personal emails, texts and photos while "real" terrorist and criminals take trivial steps to bypass getting caught by these methods seems like a really stupid choice.

Comment Re:Arrest him and throw him into Gitmo (Score 1) 626

The officer may be guilty of misrepresentation, but I blame NASA for not telling folks how to handle a NASA phone. CITIZENS have no requirement to answer any questions or facilitate a search. Leave the phone and keep walking.

Good idea. The suspicious* dark skinned guy being questioned by armed** CPB agents at an airport should just put the phone down in front of them, pick up his hand luggage and walk away through the airport ignoring their requests to stop. What's the worst thing that could happen right?

*why else would they want to get into his phone.
**I assume CPB agents are armed. If not I am sure there was someone of authority close by with a deadly weapon.

Comment Re:And here we go again... (Score 1) 659

And for what exactly?

Why would that matter?

What the hell was the point of inauguration attendance claim?

What is the point of the three million vote fraud claim?

Have you seen any mention of Trumps divestment of his personal business lately?
How about Trumps tax records?
Or is the media focused elsewhere such as irrelevant inauguration attendance and impossible to prove voting fraud?

Comment Re:I don't see where the "threat" is... (Score 1) 376

Exactly this.

A similar example I hit recently (although an admittedly lower end product than a fridge). Logitech HD TV Skype camera.

Came out in 2012 or there abouts. I purchased a couple in 2014 and had good use for them. Then early last year (2016) they fail at "checking internet connectivity" stage of log-in to skype. On any wireless or wired network.

Turns out the camera is stupidly hard coded (firmware) to ping test at this step. No response means failed internet connectivity stage, no way past that step, non functioning camera. Skype had decided to configure to stop responding to ping requests (as they can do, it's their site not logitechs. Who knows, maybe they were sick of being flooded with ping requests from some other companies cameras for no good reason).

Logitech don't sell the camera anymore, so no firmware upgrade to fix it forthcoming. Fixable by hacking around with your DNS settings on your router (if your router allows it), or some other non-trivial networking hack in order to trick your camera into thinking it is on the internet when it is already on the fucking internet.

Logitech also went through a very helpful stage of removing all references to this problem, including customer documented workarounds, from their community support forums in an effort to sweep it under the carpet. They leave them up nowadays which is the very least that they could do seeing as it was their short sighted design decision that caused the issue in the first place.

Comment Re:How Many Paid Oil/Gas Industry Trolls Post Here (Score 3, Interesting) 284

I agree completely, it's sad to see that the puppets are either swamping the moderator controls or worse still, actually influencing real moderators and commentators to the point that anti-AGW appears to be the more popular stance even on slashdot.

Also, I don't believe industry is going to be able to deny AGW forever. I'd bet that industry heads are doing everything they can to kick the can down the road so that by the time the evidence is truly overwhelming they (as individuals) have collected their bonuses and are out of the picture in terms of personal prosecution so that it is their future replacements who are left standing when the music stops.

Comment Re:whats wrong with this picture. (Score 1) 41

It's publicly available is not a good argument or excuse to vacuum it all up and analyse/monitor childrens social media.

Helpful in an active shooter scenario? If your incidence of active shooter scenarios are so high as to make this a significant reason to spy on kids then maybe spend the money to actually solve the active shooter problem.

It could pick up cries for help or threats of self harm/harming others...There is a cost to benefit judgement here that I feel the cost (kids privacy) is way too high but YMMV.

The NSA and whoever else do worse so why not have schools do a subset on students is a terrible reason.

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