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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

daemonhunter Re:WTF? (622 comments)

True, but from your original post:

"You don't blame the person if they left the house unlocked."

I'm telling you the cops won't, but the insurance company will. There's a big difference between the legal consequences of our actions and the social consequences of our actions.

Yes, someone 'hacked' their accounts. Yes, there should be consequences for that sort of thing. At the same time, celebrities shouldn't be shocked that nude photos of themselves are a [disturbingly] valuable commodity on the internet. The fact is, these should have been better protected, (either by the celeb or their management) and that has some social consequences apart from the legal standing. And frankly, this shouldn't be shocking news to celebrities. It's not news to any of us out here in the real world.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

daemonhunter Re:WTF? (622 comments)

The police will most certainly blame the person who broke in to your house.

The insurance company will most certainly blame you for leaving your house unlocked.

This isn't an either/or situation. It's both/and, as has been pointed out numerous times over the last few weeks.

Why are we still talking about this? (Oh God. I'm part of the problem....)

about two weeks ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

daemonhunter Re:Increased public vigilance?? (478 comments)

Tell that to Kirk. He liked blue women just fine.

about two weeks ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

daemonhunter Re:Well duh. (293 comments)

Well, based on nationality, actually. American isn't a race.

about two weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

daemonhunter Re:re (399 comments)

Agreed, because "distancing from 8" IS "marketing."

about three weeks ago
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German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

daemonhunter Oblig. Madison quote: (170 comments)

" If men were angels, no government would be necessary." - James Madison, Federalist Papers #51

about 2 months ago
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Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

daemonhunter Re:What do I think? (225 comments)

The thing these programs [try] to bring isn't so much help with learning as much as EQUAL ACCESS to learning. It attempts to level the playing field between the kids at home with no pc for research and the more well-off kids with greater tech access.

That said, it doesn't provide in home internet access, satellite or 3g coverage, so many times it seems like a wasted effort, but it allows students greater flexibility than previous generations. They aren't tied down to a classroom, or getting shuffled out of the lab so a new class can come in. They can do their work anywhere there's free wifi. Further, it adds a value to your district in less tangible ways: showing kids you trust them with not-inexpensive hardware does interesting things to their psyche.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

daemonhunter Re:Russia has no choice (503 comments)

The state over whose territory this occurred bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.

I think you misread that quote.

What Putin is saying is "We did it. Also we own the Ukraine."

about 3 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

daemonhunter Re:Reconcile these two sentences please. (502 comments)

When gaming, moving the audio processing from motherboard to a discrete audio card doesn't relieve enough stress on the CPU to give additional in-game framerate, smoothness, etc., but it does increase the quality of the audio itself.

about 3 months ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

daemonhunter Re:Superman (249 comments)

where he can just snap his fingers for Christ's sake!

That's a different God. Don't mix genres. :)

about 3 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

daemonhunter Re: "Immigration Reform". (341 comments)

How is leaving Mexico because the cartel makes daily life unsafe any different than leaving Syria because radical Islamists make daily life unsafe?

When refugees show up at the Jordanian border, we all weep for their loss. When they show up at OUR border, we truck them back to the hell they came from and blame them for causing us trouble.

You tell me what's off base about having some compassion and asking intelligent questions about WHY they left.

about 4 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

daemonhunter Re:"Immigration Reform". (341 comments)

And if we were honest with ourselves, a not-small number of these "illegal immigrants" should probably be labelled as refugees in search of asylum.

But that doesn't fit the narrative we're spinning.

about 4 months ago
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Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen

daemonhunter Re:Wow (371 comments)

Yes. Please make sure to add this to your trust or living will now, so that when you are killed by your government, the FOIA paperwork is already completed for your loved ones. It's the sensible thing to do.

about 3 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

daemonhunter Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

If I choose to call someone in the next building instead of emailing them, am I responsible for transcribing the phone call to a text file to ensure the information exchange is preserved for X years? .

Not necessary. The NSA handles all that for you.

about 4 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

daemonhunter Re:TOPS-10 (611 comments)

I like you. You sound like the Ron Swanson of software developers. :)

about 5 months ago
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Efforts To Turn Elephants Into Woolly Mammoths Are Already Underway

daemonhunter Bad timing? (147 comments)

Maybe we shouldn't be making woolly mammoths just now, with climate change and all that apocalyptic-ness right around the corner.

Just sayin'.

about 5 months ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

daemonhunter Re:Fuck Obamacare (723 comments)

Except I can CHOOSE to not own a car, and I don't need insurance at that point.

Call me when I can CHOOSE to not carry health insurance.

That's why so many are crying foul.

My question is why we didn't just roll this whole broken process under medicare.
It's not like the government hasn't been in the health industry for the last century anyway.
At least then it's less confusing who's robbing you. Better the devil you know.

about 6 months ago
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Ubisoft Ditches Always-Online DRM Requirement From PC Games

daemonhunter How is this different? (218 comments)

Can someone explain to me (because I don't own any Ubisoft PC games) how this is different than being forced to log into Battle.net even if I only want to play Diablo 3 single player?

If it's not any different, why is Ubisoft on the receiving end of such unbridled nerd rage, but not Blizzard?

more than 2 years ago
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Where does your electricity come from?

daemonhunter Re:0 kWh net grid consumption over the last 12 mon (498 comments)

First of all, you clearly have a better grasp of the science involved than I do! This is very much not my field, but I'd love to see the fruits of its labors.

Second:

They make no mention in the article about future efficiency increases.

Neither did Ford's initial news release for the Model A. The first computer announcements didn't say 'wi-fi coming soon.' But it happened eventually.

I agree, there are definitely hurdles to overcome, but the baseline concepts are here, and brilliant people working together can make it happen.

about 2 years ago

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