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Google Releases More Windows Bugs

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:90 days is really long (263 comments)

"90 days is really long."

Cow manure.

It's short when fixing vulns in an OS and delivering a real product.

about two weeks ago

Google Releases More Windows Bugs

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:Hope the trend continues. (263 comments)

"Google doesn't care about Microsoft's internal BS. Why should it?"

Because releasing that data two days before Microsoft releases a fix makes the world less secure, not more secure. The point of doing that security research is to make the world more secure, then Google does stupid shit and does the opposite.

about two weeks ago

FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:Someone please aware me: (303 comments)

But if you're sitting in your car with the doors closed talking on that phone you do have an expectation of privacy. How in the hell would the device be able to distinguish between the two?

about three weeks ago

Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:oh delicious irony (465 comments)

Yes, that's overly simplistic.

about a month and a half ago

Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

SwashbucklingCowboy Maybe Apple Will Learn a Lesson (189 comments)

Sure, it's great to drive the a good bargain with your suppliers. But, when you drive your suppliers out of business, particularly a sole supplier, maybe it's better to let them make a little money too.

about 2 months ago

The Downside to Low Gas Prices

SwashbucklingCowboy Good idea, BUT... (554 comments)

... it will never happen with a Republican Congress.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

SwashbucklingCowboy Company should insist on license agreement (224 comments)

If the company doesn't insist on a license agreement then walk away. Any lawyer worth his weight in rice would insist on a license agreement. If the company can't get that right all on their own they don't know enough about intellectual property to work with.

about 3 months ago

Symantec To Separate Into Two Companies

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:This is about stock price, the rest is bullshit (86 comments)

"They ONLY other option was to become IBM and that's to simply run around BUYING other companies."

That was Symantec for most of the last ten years.

about 4 months ago

NSA Can Spy On Data From Smart Phones, Including Blackberry

SwashbucklingCowboy All phones? (298 comments)

Just because they can crack a four digit password on an iPhone doesn't mean they can quickly crack a 24 character password. A four digit password can be easily brute forced. That's not true with a 24 character password (emphasis on "easily"). Of course, few people have 24 character passwords.

about a year ago

Web of Tax Shelters Saved Apple Billions, Inquiry Finds

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:Did they break any laws? (716 comments)

If what they did is legal, so what?

Then perhaps some of those things should be made illegal.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:What a relief. (614 comments)

Can you write the proposal on how having to clean up malware that's going to infect our network because we're using old unsupported versions of IE is going to save money?

You can clear that one up...

about a year and a half ago

No Such Thing As a Tax-Free Lunch At Google?

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:No you don't. (631 comments)

Google is undoubtedly considering free meals as a business expense and thus it's paying lower taxes (or in Google's case, getting more money back from the government) by providing free meals. So yeah, he - and I - and you - are helping to pay for those free meals.

about 2 years ago

Alan Kay Says iPad Betrays Xerox PARC Vision

SwashbucklingCowboy Different Visions (387 comments)

He had his vision, others had different visions. It doesn't mean he's right and they're wrong.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Encrypted Digital Camera/Recording Devices?

SwashbucklingCowboy Re:Off-device streaming (285 comments)


Cops destroy recordings and "lose" devices all the time. Streaming video is the only real solution and not practical in this case.

about 2 years ago



Cyber-Security Nominee Has No Experience

SwashbucklingCowboy SwashbucklingCowboy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

SwashbucklingCowboy (727629) writes "The Washington Post is reporting that the Bush administration's nominee to head a new inter-agency group whose purpose is to protect government networks from cyber attack has no experience in cyber-security. Once again, the Bush administration has nominated someone with no experience to run a major government effort."
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