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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

crypticedge Re:America, land of the free... (717 comments)

The constitution would disagree on voting being only a privilege per the 15th amendment, and the blocking of felons is an unconstitutional attempt to get around this.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

crypticedge Re:America, land of the free... (717 comments)

Driving isn't a right, it's a privilege, Voting is something guaranteed by the constitution. Gun ownership states militias (even the federalist papers agree with this), but that's been twisted to mean everyone by SCOTUS in the 80's and 90's

about two weeks ago
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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

crypticedge Re:LS (170 comments)

There's another option, if they're actually good at it, and that's the government will offer them a job (with the condition you'll sit in a cell for decades if you don't take it)

They don't do that for script kiddies like LS though, those people just get jailed and forgotten forever.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

crypticedge Re:Lizard Squad? (170 comments)

Denial of service is as much of a hack as unplugging your PC is. Sorry, but no hack, just children. Most people grown out of the anarchy phase of their life when their balls drop. It seems these manchildren haven't yet. Maybe if they put themselves to doing something productive and stopped living in their mothers basement they may stop being so angry.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

crypticedge Re:Sony needs to invest in their IT (170 comments)

They weren't hacked. They were ddos'ed. This was not a hack. Bad title, bad summary.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

crypticedge Re:Sony needs to invest in their IT (170 comments)

They weren't hacked as much as someone parked on the bridge and claimed to have blown it up. A DDOS attack is not a hack, it's just drowning out other communications.

This is the same as someone going into a large room with a megaphone and yelling, then claiming they killed everyone in the room despite everyone still being very much alive.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

crypticedge Re:I look forward (137 comments)

Actually, representative democracy doesn't account for the lobbyists. That's an indicator of oligarchy and fascism, not a republic or democracy.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

crypticedge Re:"there's a certain logic to doing those in Texa (137 comments)

Republicans love regulation that keeps them in control. As car dealers are typically conservative, there's little chance they'll give it up, especially not to some eco friendly liberal types like tesla.

about two weeks ago
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

crypticedge Re:This is the voice of world control. (106 comments)

Silos are a special reinforced concrete designed to withstand anything except a direct hit, and a direct hit wouldn't obliterate it. An in silo detention wouldn't be as bad as you think, but it wouldn't be pretty.

I'd go into more detail if I could, but you know, state secrets and all.

about three weeks ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

crypticedge Re:Ads (319 comments)

I've cleaned systems that got viruses from ads on Fox News, CNN, ESPN and MSN. No one is to be trusted.

about a month ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

crypticedge Re:Ads (319 comments)

If one were to argue that argument, then one would also be able to hold said sites liable for any virus laden ads they serve up.

about a month ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

crypticedge Re:Ads (319 comments)

I've cleaned far too many viruses in my day to trust any ad network at all. They all must be blocked.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

crypticedge Re:Call Comcast? (405 comments)

Do you have a PTR record set with them? If you don't this kind of block is common. Make sure you get one established right away.

about a month ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

crypticedge Re:Lets not forget (635 comments)

I know the Kochs tried to tell you the tea party was a non partisan movement, but it's still the same Bircher loon pile of rubbish it was in the 70's, and the same loon pile of rubbish it was when they were called robber barons. Fact is, the extremist right wing in America is the only spot that climate denial holds any water. Outside of there, anywhere else in the world, it's not even a question. We know for sure the Earth is warming, because we have decades of data showing it. We know for sure the ice is on a long downward trend, despite the 2 year improvements over the worst year on record that still don't put it above the previous second worse year on record because when you look at the big picture, not the pixel, it all becomes clear.

Big picture thinking is hard though, I don't expect you to understand it, just get out of the way of those of us who do.

about 3 months ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

crypticedge Re:Lets not forget (635 comments)

Anyone who mentions "Agenda 21" falls squarely in the same pit of mentally deficient people as birthers, truthers, people who think the Illuminati is real, people who think we're all ruled by lizard men, people who think Hitler was a liberal and people who voted for John McCain or Mittens. There were padded room for these John Birch society members, but Reagan killed off the mental health care system knowing that the loons would be out and cause havoc. For now, all we can do is hope they wrap that tin foil tight enough to stop the blood flow for good.

about 3 months ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

crypticedge Re:Seriously, we're not rapists.... (595 comments)

Oh to have mod points right about now. This is exactly right. I know a lot of the MRA anti women sociopaths don't want to hear it, but it remains true that there are some savage men out there and sometimes they act on that savagery. People thinking this is an attack on men are the exact same men who use date rape drugs to get a girl to bed.

I was dating a woman who got hit with a date rape drug right around 2 years into our relationship. We would frequently go out drinking then go to a hotel and sleep/fuck it off. One night we were on our typical drink and fuck nights at a local bar and some guy was chatting her up when I went to the restroom. She was only on her second drink and she didn't catch it. Thankfully he left after I came back but she didn't catch that he slipped her something, and neither of us noticed until after the second drink was gone. We got her back to the room safe but never went back to that bar again.

about 4 months ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

crypticedge Re:Why such paranoia ? (299 comments)

We knew the govt was snooping on all communications in the 80s, then again in the 90s, then again in 2006. Snowden is nothing new, and only repeating the same thing that's happened for longer than most slashdot users have been alive.

about 4 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

crypticedge Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

Well, ever since they discovered being president while black isn't impeachable, they've been trying to make up a plausible sounding reason to don the hoods and crosses.

about 6 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

crypticedge Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

I guess you don't understand how the 501 application process works. When you apply, you are able to operate as if you've already been approved until you get directly denied. Those groups were not prevented from operating as 501's, they were just asked to prove they qualify for the 501 status they applied for, even though their application was in violation of the 501 status they were after.

about 6 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

crypticedge Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

First - They investigated liberal groups as well & only denied a liberal group, no conservative ones at all.

Second - Per the tax code 501(c) status requires exclusive welfare activities, and directly states in the code no political activity. SCOTUS read exclusive to mean mostly, thus creating a new law illegally in the citizens united case.

Third - Fox is a republican owned propaganda network. There's no facts behind it.

about 6 months ago

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