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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

c6gunner Re:There is discrimination at the door (458 comments)

It must be wonderful to always have racism as an excuse. When shitty things like that happen to me, I have to wonder if maybe I screwed up somehow. You never have to question yourself; just blame whitey!

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

c6gunner Re: Yeah, right... (458 comments)

As an example, a business or industry that recruits heavily through word-of-mouth recommendations is likely to end up with a systematic racism problem

Dude, that TOTALLY explains why my career in the NBA never even got off the ground. Tell me - who do I complain to?

about two weeks ago
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The Military's Latest Enemy: Climate Change

c6gunner Re:The Pentagon is more important than climate cha (163 comments)

Why is it flamebait?

Because it's obviously off-topic, worded in a way that's intentionally incorrect and hopelessly hyperbolic, and evidently meant to evict an emotional response. It's the intellectual equivalent of saying "Hurr Durr, FOX is teh dumb and Micro$$$oft maeks crappy computers!". The article is about the military trying to plan for global warming, but you're taken it as an opportunity to slag random talking heads on the news and Lockheed Martin all in one stroke.

Or did you mean "why am I posting flamebait"? I'm not sure about the answer to that one, but I assume it's because you have nothing interesting to say about the actual article but are lonely and want someone to argue with. Was there some other reason which I'm not seeing?

about two weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

c6gunner Re:Place the blame where it belongs (321 comments)

Initial set up of the device could certainly require setting a password to activate. However, there's nothing stopping, and many will, set an easily guessable password anyway.

We can do better. I bought a DIR-505 router-thingy a while back and it had a default password assigned, but it was a randomly generated string of characters that was then stuck on a sticker on the side of the device. That's even easier than making the user set up their own password initially. This way those who are most vulnerable (ie. people who don't know how to change the password, or would use a weak one if you give them the option) will be protected, while more advanced users will retain the ability to do whatever the hell they want.

Sure, maybe it costs a bit more to have randomly generated passwords and stickers on each device, but it's definitely money well spent.

about two weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

c6gunner Re:Getting trolled (715 comments)

Piracy is a civil matter, it doesn't demand the action of law enforcement agencies (or at least, it wouldn't if they were not owned by Disney).

You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. The power to enforce copyright laws was written into the constitution, which I'm fairly sure predates Disney by a few years or so. The constitution doesn't generally concern itself with "civil matters". Secondly, even civil matters "demand the action of law enforcement agencies" in the role of enforcement if nothing else, so that particular distinction is completely spurious. Lastly, which branch of the government is responsible for adjudicating or enforcing which laws is completely irrelevant when the topic of discussion is whether or not a particular action can actually be effectively addressed by legislative processes.

Basically everything you've said is completely wrong, in every way it's possible to be wrong.

Start reading here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

and don't stop until you get to the bottom. Then come back and try to contribute something a bit more factual / useful.

about two weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

c6gunner Re:It's been 5 days since I last received a threat (715 comments)

The same accusations were made against Anita Sarkeesian. For some reason she posted death and rape threats against herself on Twitter, in order to lose money by being unable to attend public speaking events.

Oh yeah, she lost boatloads of money. I mean getting $150,000 on kickstarter instead of the $6,000 she asked for ... that's GOT to hurt.

If you think any of these women are losing money, you're delusional. This kind of publicity is the best thing that could have happened to them.

about two weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

c6gunner Re:Getting trolled (715 comments)

Except that you're forgetting, there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.

Oh but there is. You can complain really really loudly, and then summon an army of SJWs to also complain really really loudly. Then you can all use the resulting uproar to further promote your blog/book/online-business.

You know what they say; there's no such thing as bad publicity.

about two weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

c6gunner Re:Getting trolled (715 comments)

Which in no way changes the point.
They are illegal anywhere against anyone.

So is piracy. How are we doing at stopping that on the intertubes, anyway?

about two weeks ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

c6gunner Re:Screw those hicks (265 comments)

It's a valid point, but there's a massive difference between the two situations you refer to; in the former 2 people died, in the latter nobody died. If the LT in Afghanistan hadn't actually managed to kill anyone, it's unlikely he'd have been charged at all, and he certainly couldn't have been found guilty of murder.

In any event, poor training obviously tends to result in all sorts of horrible outcomes, regardless of whether we're talking about the military or the police, but that doesn't say anything about your earlier generalization. Granted the line between policing and military ops has narrowed quite a bit over the last decade, but that's primarily due to changes in how we fight wars, not changes in how the police operate. If you can't see any difference between military and police you couldn't have been in any real firefights.

about two weeks ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

c6gunner Re:Screw those hicks (265 comments)

The only difference seems to be that the military has a much more stringent rules of engagement.

True that bro. I couldn't believe how many cluster bombs the police dropped on the streets of Ferguson.

about two weeks ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

c6gunner Re:What a surprise (not) (265 comments)

Brown must have been some kind of acrobat, in order to 'lunge for the cop' while facing the opposite direction!

Sure, or maybe eyewitness testimony is the least reliable form of evidence because people get shit wrong all the time.

There have been 3 autopsies; none have shown any evidence that he was shot in the back.

about two weeks ago
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

c6gunner Re:A man with a Nobel prize in medicine disagrees. (349 comments)

As soon as you link to "NatursalNews", you lose all respectability. You can be assured that no rational person will even bother to check out any of your other cherrypicked links. It's kinda like trying to give out peer-reviewed articles on a street corner while wearing a tinfoil hat. Good luck with that.

about three weeks ago
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

c6gunner Re:The financial perspective (349 comments)

Or, you know, people could stop being narcissistic assholes who think the world revolves around them. Actually try caring about the well-being of others, and take responsible measures to prevent doing harm to them even if means some hardship for you.

I know, I'm a dreamer.

about three weeks ago
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Anonabox Accused of Lying About Its Product Being Open-Source On Kickstarter

c6gunner Re:Yawn (72 comments)

Or maybe just smart. He picked a project that showed a realistic chance of being completed.

Yep. I'm 6/6 so far - all of them turned out as well or better than I expected. I dunno why anyone would think there's much "luck" involved with picking Kickstarter projects.

about a month ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

c6gunner Re:Oblig xkcd (220 comments)

Contempt of court is a whole different animal, but I get your point. I'm surprised it went that long; guy must have had some shit lawyers. I'd have to read up on his case before commenting further.

about a month ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

c6gunner Re:Oblig xkcd (220 comments)

Meanwhile, they let you rot in prison. Thats what key disclosure laws are about.

No, that's not how it works. Indefinite detention is a violation of human rights. No civilized nation will "hold you forever"; they still have to charge you with something. In most cases key disclosure laws allow charging you under existing obstruction statues, or provide for a specific jail term (eg. 2 years in the UK). And that charge still has to go through the courts, where you get due process and the chance to plead your case.

about a month ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

c6gunner Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

Tell that to the nurse in Dallas who used full biohazard protective gear and still got Ebola.

Ok, if you want to be a pedant:

Use soap and hand sanitizer, and don't touch dead people or bodily fluids which have contaminated your protective equipment.

about a month ago

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