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New Android App Encourages Users To Throw Device As High As Possible

Reason58 Easily gamed? (156 comments)

Tie a string to the phone and spin it in circles. New world record and no broken phone.

about 8 months ago
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BART Strike Provides Stark Contrast To Tech's Non-Union World

Reason58 Re:I don't buy this argument (467 comments)

At-will employment, no-compete agreements, binding arbitration, intellectual property forfeiture, combining of vacation and sick time resulting in less and less leave. The list goes on and on. As the unions become less ubiquitous the corporations abuse their employees more. If we do away with unions entirely then we'll start to see workers' rights erode steadily.

about 9 months ago
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Chinese Hackers Steal Top US Weapons Designs

Reason58 Re: Okay, who's the moron? (395 comments)

It wasn't otherwise the whole internet would have become classified.

It doesn't work that way. Classified documents are leaked onto the public internet all the time. Just look at the Manning case. Wikileaks is hosting classified documents on the internet right now.

about a year ago
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Ongoing Attacks Target Defense, Aerospace Industries

Reason58 Re:I'd feel bad but... (77 comments)

Problem is, these attacks don't primarily rely on bad security for their point of entry, but on fooling users.

Of course any enterprise level security plan should include user awareness training. The idea that security only applies to machines is not correct, even when it comes to IT.

more than 2 years ago
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Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

Reason58 Re:Civil Disobedience (941 comments)

It comes down to a difference in opinion about whose rights are more important

This is an incorrect summary of the abortion debate. It comes down to when you declare a mass of tissue a human being.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can You Do About SOPA and PIPA?

Reason58 Re:Not Blacked Out? (1002 comments)

Only a small percentage of the population at reddit have a basic understanding of SOPA and PIPA. Reddit is for cat pictures and memes.

more than 2 years ago
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Do Companies Punish Workers Who Take Vacations?

Reason58 Re:So what's the answer? (948 comments)

Except the company has deep pockets, while the fired individual is unemployed.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

Reason58 Re:This attitude makes me sick and I'm tired of it (1016 comments)

You actually do not have to sit there turning a crank to power the computer. Simply start the process and then let it run. Less than a half hour of your time in total, and you have irrecoverable data.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

Reason58 Just zero it (1016 comments)

It is my understanding that there has never been a single proven recovery of a drive that was simply zeroed out. No silly "military grade" wipe software necessary.

more than 2 years ago
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EFF System To Warn of Certificate Breaches

Reason58 Re:Spelling (35 comments)

That is a direct [sic] from the linked article.

more than 2 years ago
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Feds Call Full-Tilt Poker a 'Global Ponzi Scheme'

Reason58 Re:And how is this different than a bank? (436 comments)

The FDIC ensures that your money is safe, even in the event of a bank run. There is no such assurance for Full-Tilt Poker.

about 2 years ago
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Senate Passes 4-Year Re-Up of Patriot Act Provisions

Reason58 First Past the Post (422 comments)

Not a thing changes until first past the post goes.

more than 2 years ago
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US Ed Dept Demanding Principals Censor More

Reason58 Re:I feel sorry for these kids. (493 comments)

I am unsure if you are being sarcastic or not. If some random person on the street calls you a name you cannot get the police involved. How do you think organizations like the KKK, WBC, and more still exist?

more than 3 years ago
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US Ed Dept Demanding Principals Censor More

Reason58 Re:Treatment (493 comments)

A child has not proven they can be treated as an adult. Like it or not, they really are different.

And any random 40 year old has not proven they can be treated like an adult either. That's a weak excuse.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calls For New Privacy Bill of Rights

Reason58 Re:Which one does the President really believe in? (217 comments)

In what way are United States governors tyrants? Are they not placed in power by the voters? Or is your assertion that you know better than all of the respective states' voters?

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calls For New Privacy Bill of Rights

Reason58 Re:Which one does the President really believe in? (217 comments)

If their actions are truly "very unpopular" with the voters then those governors won't be there after the next election. If they are still around then their actions obviously weren't as unpopular as they are being portrayed.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calls For New Privacy Bill of Rights

Reason58 Re:Which one does the President really believe in? (217 comments)

I would suggest we blame the campaign finance laws that require them to behave that way.

I fail to see the connection between campaign finance laws and politicians pandering to whatever the voters currently want. Election campaigns could magically be free and they would still behave in this manner. They want votes, and consistency (currently) does not win you elections.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calls For New Privacy Bill of Rights

Reason58 Re:Which one does the President really believe in? (217 comments)

... and no principles that consistently direct their decision-making since that would require a spine and would likely interfere with retaining power.

You really want to make excuses for that?

You said it yourself; politicians in the upper levels of government must set aside principles to stay in office. If you want to blame someone, blame the voters who force them to behave that way. We get the government we deserve.

more than 3 years ago
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Looking Back At Microsoft's Rocky History In Storage Tech

Reason58 Re:Bloody backslashes... (241 comments)

You have never done user support on Windows systems. If I had a quarter for every time a user used the wrong slash when trying to access a system (domain\username) I would be a millionaire. It is necessary to stress which slash you mean when talking to the public.

more than 3 years ago

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