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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

Stormy Dragon Re:Sure... (322 comments)

This could actually be a good thing. The existence of security breach insurance would necessarily require quantifying how much risk a particular organization creates. The insurer is now a third party that has an incentive to make sure the company is following best practices and the ability to punish companies that don't (through denial of coverage or through increased premiums).

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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Stormy Dragon Re:What are they going to do? (228 comments)

Looks like spottswoode is some faggy yourowpeeing.

Spottswoode: This isn't about sex, Anonymous Coward, it's about trust!

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

Stormy Dragon Re:been there, done that (279 comments)

No, I completely get your point. You're completly missing my point: pointing out that Argument A for conclusion X is a bad argument does not mean I disagree with conclusion X. It doesn't matter how fantastic Liberal Arts degrees are, bringing up Peter Jackson as an argument as to why they are is a crappy argument.

2 days ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Stormy Dragon Re:What are they going to do? (228 comments)

Spottswoode: From what I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.N.C.E has gathered, it would be 9/11 times 100.
Gary Johnston: 9/11 times a hundred? Jesus, that's...
Spottswoode: Yes, 91,100.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

Stormy Dragon Re:been there, done that (279 comments)

He was responding directly to the quote, "most of the jobs with a liberal arts degree involve asking 'Do you want fries with that?'"

If the only alternatives he can point to are the unicorns, he's not actually refuted the point.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

Stormy Dragon Re:been there, done that (279 comments)

This is like advising him to stop taking classes and put all his money into lottery tickets because Gloria MacKenzie won $370 million in Powerball. The number of people who get to be Peter Jackson is such a vanishingly small slice of the human population that using his success as the basis for your career path is ridiculous.

4 days ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

Stormy Dragon Cue a Few Years from Now (178 comments)

Usual suspects are whining about how UNFAIR it is that all the low cost housing is being demolished and replaced with new housing the former residents can't possibly afford.

about two weeks ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

Stormy Dragon What's the mayors plan... (178 comments)

...to deal with all of the suddenly abandoned properties whose owners decide the cost of retrofitting the building costs more than the building is worth and just walk away from them?

about two weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

Stormy Dragon Re:Ignored? (574 comments)

Then I murder them en masse

Except you don't because they're still all over the place. You just murder them until you stop noticing them again.

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

Stormy Dragon Re:Ignored? (574 comments)

Unless this hypothetical AI is singularly focused on some inscrutable but unobtrusive goal, or so vastly intelligent that various inconvenient physical laws are cleverly bent, I'm not sure why 'ignored' would even be on the table.

How much time do you spend thinking about the ants in your front yard?

about three weeks ago
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Ability To Consume Alcohol May Have Shaped Human Evolution

Stormy Dragon Re:Yet this doesn't explain (89 comments)

You don't need to cook when everything is pickled.

about three weeks ago
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Ability To Consume Alcohol May Have Shaped Human Evolution

Stormy Dragon So... (89 comments)

I drink, therefore I am?

about three weeks ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Stormy Dragon From the Article... (496 comments)

In Amazon’s Killing My Sex Life, Romano famously said Amazon men offer “the kind of talk that shuts vaginas down cold.”

Can you imagine if a man wrote an op-ed about how work is killing his sex life because his female coworkers aren't successfully arousing him?

The writer also makes it clear she has nothing but contempt for the non-neurotypical she encounters. She could do with bit more empathy for those that struggle to master the complicated social rituals that come so easily to her.

about 1 month ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Stormy Dragon Make Up Your Mind? (496 comments)

First she complains that Amazon employee are too standoffish, passive, and boring. Then she complains that they're too entitled, confrontational, and intense. Which is it?

about 1 month ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Stormy Dragon Re:Shoot one (213 comments)

When a guy in an M1A1 "executes" a guy in a T-74, that's not's really "punishment" either.

So in your mind, the relationship between the Secret Service and the general public should be modeled on how the US military responds to an invading army?

about a month ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Stormy Dragon Re:Shoot one (213 comments)

So you think summary execution is the appropriate punishment for simple trespass?

about a month ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Stormy Dragon Re:Bad bill. (445 comments)

Yes the status quo is better because in the status quo the PATRIOT Act automatically expires earlier than it would have under the "FREEDOM" Act.

about a month ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Stormy Dragon FREEDOM Act Did Not Curb NSA Power (445 comments)

You can't stop the abuses of authorized by the PATRIOT Act by extending the deadline for its expiration. That was the true purpose of this bill: a trojan horse to renew that abomination by burying it in a bunch of beuracracy that does nothing to reign in the government.

about a month ago
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Robots Put To Work On E-Waste

Stormy Dragon Just Saying... (39 comments)

The end goal is less than five minutes to dismantle a product.

And industrial shredder can dismantle a product in a second or two.

about a month ago

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