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Comment Re:Illegal product? (Score 1) 179

c) Committed felonies while employed by a defense contractor.
I'll bet he signed something to get that job which stated he was not a crook...
And God help him if that software is found on anything that related to his work or any other government system, because that takes it to a whole new level.

Comment Re:There are Pros and Cons (Score 1) 52

The problem with the edit button is you can change entire posts after a long discussion has had about what you originally said. This is extremely damaging to open discussion because the second someone starts to "lose" and argument one of the first things they might think about doing is editing the original and subsequent posts to remove errors in logic or completely change the meaning. This can make the "correct" respondents look like the idiots or assholes when they were actually correct.

The edit button also helps power users be who go back and check on their posts be "louder" while harming the voice occasional posters who don't go back and edit.

Anything you are needed to edit can be done in a subsequent post or if the information needs to be removed - remove the entire post. There is little justification for an un-tracked editing feature other than to allow minor to major abuses.

Mercifully we have been given a "Quote Parent" button here at /.

It's supposed to be pretty rare for a post to go away, much less be edited here, but things can happen...

Comment Re:Their "repairs" are even more criminal (Score 1) 389

And their sophisticated forensics tools sound a lot like DiskDigger... $15 and no install, runs off a thumb drive if you like.
I've been using it for years to recover deleted files or photos and it also does carving, Works on any HD formatting scheme I've ever run across.

Comment Re:An old theory, revitalized! (Score 1) 90

Now they just have to show that the moon has different regions with matter different enough that it can be traced to different origins and disprove an iron core. Time for another moon mission!

Well, the iron core thing should be easy. First, I'm going to need enough grant money to build a REALLY BIG electromagnet. Going to need lots of power so maybe a dedicated reactor would be a good idea (can't think of a dam to co-opt). Lastly a very brave and possibly stupid person to throw the switch. Might want to make that momentary contact type switch. we don't want to slow anything down, or speed anything up, celestially speaking.
Man I am gonna be SO famous as long as the moon just wobbles a bit and does not get sucked out of the sky or anything...

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