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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

Reason58 Re:Right. (140 comments)

And it is a coincidence that after over a decade he suddenly comes to the realization that his actions were wrong the instant he was arrested? It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that it will reduce his virtually guaranteed sentence?

about a week ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

Reason58 Right. (140 comments)

Oh, he's sorry alright. Sorry he got caught.

Remorse is possible for a bad decision made in the heat of the moment. This man, on the other hand, was deliberate and meticulous in his abuse of several people that lasted over a *decade*. These are not the actions of someone who made a mistake, these are the actions of a sociopath.

about a week ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

Reason58 Re:Outdated...? (359 comments)

Given it's antiquated technology it should cost an order of magnitude less. TI is abusing the hell out of it's monopoly to the detriment of millions upon millions of children each year.

about two weeks ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

Reason58 Re:Growing pains. (233 comments)

China's water and air conditions are miserable ... a condition that is reminiscent of the 1900s in the US.

...and they have almost 18 times the population of 1900 America.

about a month ago
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Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

Reason58 Link (276 comments)

Here's a link to the article, since the editor didn't see fit to provide one.

about a month ago
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Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

Reason58 And now... (165 comments)

Let me tell you why the apple beats the orange.

about a month ago
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DEFCON's Latest Challenge: Hacking Altruism

Reason58 No Kidding (47 comments)

As information technology rapidly invades every aspect of our lives it makes sense that the number of vulnerability disclosures that help people's day-to-day lives would increase.

about a month ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Reason58 Re:Are only black people "diverse"? (514 comments)

It doesn't matter what percentage of the total population a race is if they aren't getting related degrees they won't be hired.

about a month and a half ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Reason58 Re:Kickstarter warning (171 comments)

"Normal use" is likely a low wattage processor sitting at 99% idle.

about a month and a half ago
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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 a year 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 a year 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.

about 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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