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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Kythe Rationale (253 comments)

"Successive budget cuts by Congress are forcing the Internal Revenue Service to delay system modernization that would improve its ability to prevent fraud."

One suspects that might have been the point.

about a week ago
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Lizard Squad Targets Tor

Kythe Re:Zero-Day Flaw? (83 comments)

They want attention. That's it.

about a month ago
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Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

Kythe Emails? (282 comments)

Were any emails from the GoP hacking group received while N. Korean Internet went dark? It seems to me that might be a piece of evidence, as well.

about a month ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Kythe Re:Conservatives mostly don't like the involvement (218 comments)

I wish that were the problem.

From what I can see, conservatives mostly don't like FCC involved because Obama is for net neutrality.

Otherwise, your comment is excellent.

about a month and a half ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Kythe Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (218 comments)

Taxes are at historical lows, especially among those most able to pay (the wealthiest, who have seen their wealth skyrocket while incomes of pretty much everyone else languishes).

Also, inflation is generally responsive to unemployment rates, rather than tax rates.

about a month and a half ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Kythe Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (218 comments)

"the state never has to answer to the market" The parallels between a free market of companies, and a free market of candidates in a liberal democracy, are actually quite strong. When the former contaminates the latter, however (also known as "right wing utopia"), you can have serious problems.

about a month and a half ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Kythe Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (218 comments)

I suspect the culprit is more along the lines of what you exemplify: people were easily misled, probably by slickly packaged marketing of long-disproved right wing ideas.

about a month and a half ago
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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

Kythe Re:Lizard Squad? (170 comments)

True - there is some karma at work here, I think. Of course, this doesn't just hurt Sony.

about 2 months ago
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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

Kythe LS (170 comments)

Isn't this the same group/person that called in a fake bomb threat on an airplane not too long ago? I'm surprised they're still walking free.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Kythe Re:What about the male stereotypes? (642 comments)

I think you may be suffering from paranoia.

And I think you need to get out more :)

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Kythe Re:Whoa whoa whoa (642 comments)

Unfortunately, such feminists seem to be on the quiet side. Most of what seems to be heard from modern feminists--to say nothing of the SJWs--is as regards areas where women are perceived as being disadvantaged as compared with men. But it's radio silence when the opposite is true (or worse: open hostility towards those who raise issues where men are disadvantaged).

Ensuring women don't have fewer rights than men is a laudable goal, to be sure. But compared with supporting equality, it leaves out half of the equation. At one time, when women really could have been said to have been oppressed and had far fewer rights than men, such a position was probably justified. But in today's remarkably egalitarian society (if we're arguing over portrayal of the sexes in video games, you kind of have to admit we're down to details), things aren't quite so simple. And in my opinion, that is largely responsible for the serious image problem today's feminists seem to have.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Kythe Re: Sexism = Sexy these days (642 comments)

Unfortunately, no. I've had to mute several people on my Twitter feed (from whom I normally enjoy seeing updates) because the controversy has not yet died.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

Kythe Re:Good job MS (37 comments)

If you're talking about the IE vulnerability: according to IBM: 6,935.

Of course, if you want to count from the time IBM found the bug and reported it: roughly 180.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

Kythe Re:0 Day???? ROFLLLLLLLLLULzx (37 comments)

It would appear it's actually a "zero day [plus 18 years]".

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

Kythe Re:Good job MS (37 comments)

"IBM corp's cybersecurity research team discovered the bug in May, describing it as a 'significant vulnerability' in the operating system.

"'The buggy code is at least 19 years old and has been remotely exploitable for the last 18 years,' IBM X-Force research team said in its blog on Tuesday."

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/se...

I know you guys recently made a big deal out of attacking free software projects, and tried to exploit a couple of recent bugs in them to evangelize for paid development, so this reminder of how bad bugs frequently are in paid development software is pretty embarrassing. But in context, pretending this somehow demonstrates how good paid development models are just looks silly.

about 3 months ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Kythe Re: Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Exactly. The only way anyone could think "Windows doesn't have holes like this" is if one literally pays no attention at all.

Or if one is here to spread misinformation as an AC.

about 4 months ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Kythe Re:Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Exactly. My goodness, Windows is legendary not only for having severe holes, but for Microsoft taking a long time to fix them.

about 4 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Incidently, you might want to take this one seriously -- in addition to poll after poll indicating women feel men should pay not only for the first date, but repeating down the line, more people felt rape was OK if the man pays for everything.

Obviously, that's screwed up, but clearly if one believes in equality, there's a couple of reasons to address all the forms it comes in--not just the forms that disadvantage you.

about 4 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

I disagree with this. Whether it's right or not, or whether feminists wish to make use of them, there are social advantages women enjoy that men do not. The expectation that men should pay (at least for the first date) is widespread among women, according to polls. Eventual equality between the genders (and an honest assessment, I think would find that western culture affords a remarkably egalitarian approach already, though of course a few things remain to be addressed) will of necessity mean such conventions will need to be abandoned.

about 4 months ago

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