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Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

eyepeepackets Profit! (76 comments)

But, but...what about the poor baby profits?

Seriously, you won't see these corporations do anything like this until they are forced to do so with heavy regulations, potential heavy fines and the real possibility of criminal prosecution upon proof of criminal negligence by a prosecuting attorney.

MBA school teaches them this: costs equal profits taken out of your pocket, so anything you can do to put the costs anywhere else is the profit in your pocket. This is how they think and how they operate. This is why you don't want business running and maintaining your infrastructure.


The Best Way To Watch the "Blood Moon" Tonight

eyepeepackets From Raven Rock in Solstheim (144 comments)

Where else would be more appropriate? A glance out the window, then back to the bears and spriggans.

2 days ago

Lucas Nussbaum Re-Elected As Debian Project Leader

eyepeepackets Re:Debian is teriffic (28 comments)

Rumor has it they'll be upgrading to the 2.2 kernel series before too long.

I jest, I jest -- jeezus! Debian folks have no self-deprecating sense of humor.

2 days ago

Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

eyepeepackets Recycling Personalities (445 comments)

Now George is a painter, Condi is on the board, Dick -- well, Dick is still a dick. So, are we supposed to forget or what? And forgive? Hard to do when we're still payin' the bills.

4 days ago

Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

eyepeepackets Ability to design and write software... (577 comments)

...requires foundations laid down in the 5th and 6th grade of school, mostly math, but also the interest and desire to learn. Some people get it, some don't get it. So it's more accurate to say that some coal miners may be able to learn to code: Watch out for those blanket generalizations, they bite back.

4 days ago

Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

eyepeepackets Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Teletype - punched paper tapes. You think you're old? I'm so old I've become an anachronism.

about a week ago

UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

eyepeepackets New twist (341 comments)

Now we know what happens to old, un-supported commercial software: It morphs into extortion-ware.

about two weeks ago

Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

eyepeepackets Surprising... (196 comments)

...but they were gracious about it. Microsoft surprise!

about two weeks ago

What's In a Username? the Power of Gamer Tags

eyepeepackets IP Packets (99 comments)

It's all in the name.

Significantly yours,


aka Killer, Marspoet, et al.

about two weeks ago

Nature Publisher Requires Authors To Waive "Moral Rights" To Works

eyepeepackets Re:2014/04/01 (82 comments)

I was kinda hoping for the pink OMG, PONIES!

about two weeks ago

New York Public Library Releases Over 20,000 Hi-Res Maps

eyepeepackets These copyrights (25 comments)

'We believe these maps have no known U.S. copyright restrictions,'

And here is the thing that will be our ruin. Knowledge is derivative and to lock it up with such restrictions is to dam the river of knowledge. Such incredible foolishness.

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

eyepeepackets Damage Control PR (144 comments)

Wow, someone at Microsoft thinks they have some credibility left after all these years. Proof that newbie PR interns do have some value.

about three weeks ago

Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

eyepeepackets Re:Nice try (667 comments)

Scientifically analyzing creationism wouldn't effect believers who insist their faith in their belief trumps any and all reason: You simply cannot reason with believers who have turned off reason because it is a threat to their beliefs.

It's a tautology: I believe what I believe because I believe it. I have faith in what I have faith in because I have faith in it. There is no reasoning when reason itself is rejected.

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12 Is Alive and Well, Demo Coming At GDC

eyepeepackets Ummm, let me guess... (127 comments)

...requires Windows 8.1 or better and Bing on the desktop.

about a month ago

Dirty Tricks? Look-Alike Websites Lure Congressional Donors

eyepeepackets Intent (157 comments)

Fraud with clear intent: Time for the state DA offices to do their work. Federal agencies should be on this like flies on fresh horse shit.

about 2 months ago

Should Everybody Learn To Code?

eyepeepackets Yes (387 comments)

Yes. but then I think everyone should learn the basics of critical thinking. Fundamentals of programming isn't that different from algebra and geometry, so junior high-schoolers should get a dose. If nothing else, they'll learn that programming isn't rocket science: It's a flexible tool which can be used to do rocket science and make Caturday-related goofiness.

about 2 months ago

It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

eyepeepackets Re:So can I sue my college? (206 comments)

As an old English/Philosophy major who really loves Victorian-era literature, I reflect your resentment. What you choose to do with this reflected image is yet another reflection. I had to have science credits, took Biology classes and have benefitted both directly and indirectly ever since. Perhaps it's an attitudinal thing?

about 3 months ago

Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating

eyepeepackets Testing... (313 comments)

I can do this:

Marijuana - check
Cocaine - check
LSD - check
Peyote - check
Mushrooms - check
Strawberry Daqarita - check
Ayn Rand Looney time - check

Do I pass?

about 3 months ago

The Scent Rhythm Watch Tells Time By Releasing Fragrances

eyepeepackets Re:Sed pecunia non olet ? (79 comments)

Yes it does and it's really foul.

about 3 months ago


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