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Comment Re:I'm not surprised. (Score 2) 897

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) 509

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."
https://www.selectusa.gov/trav...

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.
http://support.logitech.com/en...

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 skype.com at this step. No response means failed internet connectivity stage, no way past that step, non functioning camera. Skype had decided to configure skype.com 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.
https://community.logitech.com...

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.

Government

Unsealed Court Docs Show FBI Used Malware Like 'A Grenade' (vice.com) 59

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: In 2013, the FBI received permission to hack over 300 specific users of dark web email service TorMail. But now, after the warrants and their applications have finally been unsealed, experts say the agency illegally went further, and hacked perfectly legitimate users of the privacy-focused service. "That is, while the warrant authorized hacking with a scalpel, the FBI delivered their malware to TorMail users with a grenade," Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told Motherboard in an email. The move comes after the ACLU pushed to unseal the case dockets in September. The Department of Justice recently decided to publish redacted versions of related documents. In 2013, the FBI seized Freedom Hosting, a service that hosted dark web sites, including a large number of child pornography sites and the privacy-focused email service TorMail. The agency then went on to deploy a network investigative technique (NIT) -- a piece of malware -- designed to obtain the real IP address of those visiting Freedom Hosting sites. According to the new documents, the NIT was used against users of 23 separate websites. As for TorMail, officials have maintained that the government obtained a warrant to deploy the NIT against specific users of the service. Now, we do know that to be true: recently unsealed affidavits include a total of over 300 redacted TorMail accounts that the FBI wanted to target. All of these accounts were allegedly linked to child pornography-related crimes, according to court documents. Importantly, the affidavits say that the NIT would only be used to "investigate any user who logs into any of the TARGET ACCOUNTS by entering a username and password." But, according to sources who used TorMail and previous reporting, the NIT was deployed before the TorMail login page was even displayed, raising the question of how the FBI could have possibly targeted specific accounts.

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