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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

DaHat Re:Bullshit Stats. (469 comments)

Correct, though career choice is also a major factor.

Back in college I'd noticed that my Computer Science program was probably 90% male... while the Elementary Education program was probably 90% female. While many will claim that teachers should be paid more, I don't hear many arguing they should be paid as well as your average developer.

yesterday
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

DaHat Re:Bullshit Stats. (469 comments)

Damn you for using logic and facts.

yesterday
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:ssh / scp / https maybe? (147 comments)

The powers that be like to tout how background checks have prevented some untold number of bad guys from getting guns... often left out is the woefully small # of prosecutions of said people for their illegal attempts to acquire a firearm.

When the penalty on the books is rarely enforced, it quite easy to look for other ways to do what you want to do and know that you probably aren't going to get caught... a problem that has existed in the voting world for years: http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

about a week ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:ssh / scp / https maybe? (147 comments)

Give me a single solid example - voter validation leaves a paper trail, so the evidence should be easy to come by.

Utter BS!

What paper trail? You walk in, say you are Joe Blow, live at a given street, make your mark and you get a ballot... the only way you know that this was done fraudulently is if the real Joe Blow comes in later to vote and told that he already did... which mathematically wouldn't always happen depending on how well a fraudulent voter picked their targets.

Want cases of people who were told they already voted? Here are a couple:
http://www.nbc12.com/story/199...
http://www.examiner.com/articl...
And even from Scotland: http://www.itv.com/news/update...

At the end of the day, so long as you keep your mouth shut (unlike this woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ) you probably aren't going to get caught: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local... as you don't exactly see many cameras in polling stations synced up to when given names are scratches off as having voted.

This all assumes it's hard to get someone else's ballot, (spoiler: it isn't): https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about a week ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:ssh / scp / https maybe? (147 comments)

Why not an all of the above solution?

Validate that the person registering is who they say they are and eligible to vote... and again at the polling place to ensure that someone isn't trying to vote in the name of another?

about a week ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:ssh / scp / https maybe? (147 comments)

How many polling places do you know that ask for a registration card on election day?

More so, unfortunately plenty of people are accidently registered to vote (as one example): http://jacksonville.com/news/f...

about a week ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:Umm, encryption? (147 comments)

They can easily man in the middle it.

Remember that ISP crapware they installed on your parents PC in order to connect them... did they or you make sure there wasn't a rouge CA in there?

about a week ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:TLbhtlhblthttt. (147 comments)

A bit of upfront coding, a few stolen credit card numbers and spinning up a few hundred instances in AWS to scan for exploitable routers seems rather cheap to me.

about a week ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:Internet voting defeats the purpose. (147 comments)

We have a system today where we are told it's just too hard to come up with a photo id and show up to the polling station on election day.

Given the degree of laziness and helplessness that the electorate is told it has... is it no wonder that some think that voting from the comfort of your home and on your own PC might be a good thing?

Gimme a old school paper ballot and an oval to fill in after showing my id any day.

about a week ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:Oh, is that all (147 comments)

You don't need to know the specifics of each and every router... just one or two which there are enough of that you can identify and exploit remotely.

Coming up with a single fake drivers license and voting gets you only a single vote... exploiting say... the standard ISP provided router may be a bit harder... it will get you far more votes and less visibility.

about a week ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

DaHat Re:PDF (147 comments)

From TFA:

PDF ballots have been used in Internet voting trials in Alaska, and in New Jersey as an voting alternative for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

about a week ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

DaHat Re:But DC is different,no? (588 comments)

That depends on the person and their tolerance/self-control.

about two weeks ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

DaHat Re:Tourism (112 comments)

Currently.

There was once a time that traveling across the ocean in any kind of vessel was a rather dangerous thing... it is now rather common and safe, as is air travel today, something that was far more risky ages ago.

Technology, methods and understanding of the systems involved increase over time... and one day a trip into a sub orbital space will be just as safe as a road trip or flight to the other side of the country (or planet). ... next up, orbital flight and beyond.

about three weeks ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

DaHat Re:Just make it fast (77 comments)

How fast can any OS (or person) run with a stick up ones rear the way the Lollipop mascot seems to ?

about a month ago
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Tiny Wireless Device Offers Tor Anonymity

DaHat Re:I wonder how much we can trust it (68 comments)

How do you determine that the checksum hasn't been modified in transit?

You could always audit the code yourself and compile it as well... but are you sure your compiler doesn't have any backdoors which might inject evil code just for something like this?

The bugger about paranoia... is you never know if you are sufficiently paranoid.

about a month ago
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New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet

DaHat Re:but but but.... (172 comments)

It's not just Steve.

A few years back I indulged my then girlfriend (now wife) by joining her at an Apple Store to have them try to sell her on a MacBook (vs a PC).

During the pitch she asked about if she would need any anti-virus software for the machine and was told simply "No, Macs don't get PC viruses"

(Yes the statement is technically true, it does not answer her question nor provide an accurate reflection of the need for anti-virus/malware software even on a Mac).

Despite my jaw dropping in utter disbelief to the answer I had just heard, she later commented how surprised I was that I could keep my mouth shut during such nonsense.

about a month and a half ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

DaHat Re:Government gun regulation is useless (651 comments)

Tell that to the people of Washington state who are likely going to pass I-594 whose supporters more or less claim it will do just that... While ignoring all of the accidental and nonviolent felons it will create.

about 1 month ago

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