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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

1s44c Re:Gee, isn't Iron Dome supposed to be worthless? (180 comments)

The intercepting rockets likely cost far more than the rockets being intercepted. Good job the US is footing the bill. More upstanding action from the country that called Saddam 'Our kind of guy".

2 days ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

1s44c Re:Gee, isn't Iron Dome supposed to be worthless? (180 comments)

You have a point. That money could have gone to feeding the homeless, upgrading some infrastructure, health care, regenerating Detroit, or a countless number of other things. Instead it's going to help a country that's oppressing its own people Saddam style and indirectly going to feed military secrets to the Chinese.

2 days ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

1s44c Re:They were in their system for four months?!?! (180 comments)

The old design was always strong firewalls between the network and the Internet and nothing else. A lot of companies really believe that a stateful firewall will somehow prevent windows users running god knows what malware on their web connected desktop machines. Plus there are all the laptops and other devices staff plug straight into the core network. Plus VPN connection bridging the firewalls.

Computer security in most companies is a joke. That, apparently, includes defense contractors.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

1s44c Re:Keep It Ready (206 comments)

Few people use IaaS because they fear owning servers. Some people really like or need the flexibility. Some people have done the calculations and it does save them money. Some people don't want the hassle of looking after servers and want to concentrate on their core business.

You try and build a reliable and fully redundant data center for less than amazon charges. It's not so easy.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

1s44c Re:Keep It Ready (206 comments)

You really should reserve judgment until you know what his company does. For a lot of companies owning physical servers doesn't make sense.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

1s44c Re:Keep It Ready (206 comments)

Nah. Get rid of the kit and use management direction changes as an excuse to buy better kit.

4 days ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:Sure I am a troll (376 comments)

Well there is always reddit.

about a month ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:I'd love some free Google classes (376 comments)

Try duckduckgo.com

I've been using them for a while now and I've not noticed their search results and any worse than google. Plus they promise not to sell your personal information.

about a month ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:I'd love some free Google classes (376 comments)

And that's the real harm. A skilled woman or minority (whatever that is) will never be taken seriously as it's assumed they got their position though preferential treatment and not skill or hard work.

about a month ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:Need doublethink training (376 comments)

Then offer the course to anyone who deserves it and forget the racist and sexist nonsense.

about a month ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:Need doublethink training (376 comments)

Dr King claimed all racism is categorically bad. He was very clear on the point of wanting equality, and not wanting of more discrimination even if that was passed off as affirmative action.

I agree the gender balance in IT is worrying, but don't believe you can't solve discrimination with more discrimination.

about a month ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:Can I dress like a women and.... (376 comments)

One set of fake boobs, a razor, and a wig should do it.

Seriously though this undermines the women in IT who actually worked to get there instead of getting unfair advantages. As far as I know schemes like this have never worked in the past. You just can't solve discrimination with more discrimination.

about a month ago
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Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center

1s44c Re:The US government (104 comments)

Maybe it's just a disaster recovery site with a few hundred secretarial staff located there, the real show could be elsewhere. We just don't know.

about a month ago
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Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center

1s44c Re:The US government (104 comments)

It's not illegal to be a shameless coward. The massive scale spying on US citizens and foreign allies was what was illegal and what we should be jailing people for.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

1s44c Re:Uh, sure.. (359 comments)

I think we should close the comments here. The parent covered all the important points.

about a month ago
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Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

1s44c Re:Well, this won't backfire! (268 comments)

Sociopathic editors pick and choose rules as they see fit, everyone else gets their edits buried and endless warnings for things they never did wrong. Any information sources the sociopaths don't like they call a 'minority view' or pretend it violates any one of the many contradictory rules. I've not seen actual good faith on Wikipedia for years, only people pulling nasty tricks to enforce their own story whilst pretending good faith was involved.

I'd trust the court system about as much as Wikipedia these days.

about a month ago
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Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

1s44c Re:Well, this won't backfire! (268 comments)

If this man can prove in court that these editors are making libelous comments the Wikipedia foundation isn't going to raise a finger to help them. The wikilawyers abuse wikipedia's rules to get their biased viewpoints accepted, but they can't pull that nonsense with the court system.

This could be a good thing for wikipedia. For too long the loudest mouths and the sneakiest abuse of rules has been rewarded and truth has been treated with contempt.

about a month ago
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ICANN CEO Wants To Make Progress On Leaving US Control

1s44c Re:uh the usa designed and built the internet (73 comments)

So if I buy hardware from China and use an open source OS created worldwide somehow you own that?

If DARPA didn't develop IP someone else would have. Your argument makes no sense.

about a month ago
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ICANN CEO Wants To Make Progress On Leaving US Control

1s44c Re:Be honest about the US, world (73 comments)

The United States is the reason that Australia doesn't have an army. It's the reason that Israel has not preemptively attacked its neighbors.

Australia has an Army. I've seen them.

Israel would not be in a position to preemptively attack its neighbors if the UK/US alliance didn't create that country in the first place.

about a month ago
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ICANN CEO Wants To Make Progress On Leaving US Control

1s44c Re:ICANN screwed up with the "at-large" board memb (73 comments)

You know the top level domains are generic don't you? The US is domain squatting ".mil" and ".gov".

".us" is the correct domain for country specific domains in the US.

about a month ago

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