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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

Reason58 Re:Federal Sentencing Guidelines (196 comments)

How is it reasonable that the same crime could carry a punishment ranging from 2 to 10 years? I understand variance due to circumstances, but that range seems ripe for abuse.

yesterday
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Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

Reason58 Re:Relevance? (146 comments)

"Would someone be so kind as to please remind me how we can block posts from a given author?"

Bennett's name is specifically not a link, so that you cannot author block him.

yesterday
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Report: Federal Workers, Contractors Behind Half of Government Cyber Breaches

Reason58 Re:If education could have worked ... (61 comments)

I do federal government InfoSec. When there is a conflict between the mission and security the manager will overrule the system administrator every time. Even in the military where lives are potentially at risk.

Sure, there is a lot of less-than-competent admins out there, but a lot more of the problem is political rather than technical than most people realize.

about two weeks ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

Reason58 Re:Ok... just turned two score, but... (438 comments)

Kids in your day were just as stupid; you are just smart enough to recognize it now.

about two weeks ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

Reason58 Re:Be the Change You Wish to See in the World (438 comments)

There is nothing shady about backdoor conversions. They were forbidden in the past, and then made explicitly allowable in 2010. Cheating on tests, even in India, is not explicitly allowed by universities. In that case it is pure corruption.

about two weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

Reason58 Re:Vote by mail. (388 comments)

YOU are the one making the assertion. The burden is on YOU to provide evidence of mass voter fraud.

about three weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

Reason58 Re:Vote by mail. (388 comments)

We are both in agreement that the formula is simple: if a measure stops more fraud than legitimate votes it is good.

The concept I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around is that you apparently genuinely believe that removing mail-in ballots would stop more fraudulent than real voters. The number of fraud cases is likely extremely low, to the point of being a statistical anomaly. Why make it harder to vote for people who have to work, single parents, the elderly, those without transportation, etc?

about three weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

Reason58 Re:Vote by mail. (388 comments)

I disagree that it is "beside the point." If you prevent 1,000 cases of fraud by stopping 10,000 legitimate voters then would you really say that is a solution? For many people the mail in ballot is how they vote. It is disenfranchisement for the sake of exclusion, not actually making the system better.

about three weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

Reason58 Re:Vote by mail. (388 comments)

Do you have any evidence whatsoever that voter fraud is happening due to mail in ballots?

about three weeks ago
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Shift Work Dulls Brain Performance

Reason58 Re:FRANCE?! (131 comments)

"child mortality rates of greater than 50% before adulthood"

How do you have child mortality after adulthood?

about three weeks ago
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Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card

Reason58 Re:FUD Dectected (126 comments)

As someone who has personally dealt with this issue, let me provide some insight. Every time you say "this isn't me!" they will cancel your card and issue you a new one. Now you have to wait a week or so for your new card, update every place where you use that number, hope they don't charge during that time, activate the new card, etc. It's a hassle. Now imagine a future where these scammers are all over the place.

about three weeks ago
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Breaching Air-Gap Security With Radio

Reason58 Yawn (80 comments)

In "highly secure facilities" they are TEMPEST certified, and wireless devices such as cell phones are not physically permitted within the boundary. This is a non-issue.

about a month ago
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Can Ello Legally Promise To Remain Ad-Free?

Reason58 No (153 comments)

Why can't I block posts by Bennett?

about a month ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Reason58 Re:Dear Canada.... (529 comments)

Nope. It was one person. It is EXTREMELY common to the point of almost 100% that people report multiple shooters when there is just one.

about a month ago
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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

Reason58 Re:PUFFERY? (95 comments)

When you state that your product (A) is the best a reasonable person would assume that means you are better than B, C, D, E ... Z.

about a month ago
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South Korean ID System To Be Rebuilt From Scratch After Massive Leaks

Reason58 Re:20 million out of 50 million stolen? (59 comments)

National identifaction is perfectly fine. The problem is when it is also used as the national authentication.

about a month ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

Reason58 Re:If I were president... (111 comments)

And, as you admit, it is getting steadily worse. This points more to a systemic problem than a specific person.

about a month ago

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