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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

fafaforza Re:and when the next one has a bomb? (235 comments)

Just as suspected, he had no ideas that have any chance of working in the real world.

3 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

fafaforza Re: and when the next one has a bomb? (235 comments)

Why care that you keep living? Don't your parents have other kids? If not, they can create more.

What sort of reasoning is that. You don't think killing our president is something we should strive to prevent, even if we have systems for finding replacements? You think an open seat in the cabinet would be the only outcome of such an event?

3 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

fafaforza Re:low-tech countermeasures (235 comments)

Correct, it is the target that's the problem. We should dig underground. Move all of our goverment infrastructure out of sight. Ground all planes and travel by underground trains. Also, all citizens should put their heads in holes in the ground.

3 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

fafaforza Re:Terrorists don't actually follow the rules (235 comments)

Right, because no one has ever been arrested for possession of a weapon and quite likely prevented from committing a crime. A law doesn't block a criminal, but it gives law enforcement more power in finding those breaking it, such as noticing a gun in someone's belt. If guns were legal, do you think it would be easy to pick out who is and isn't a criminal? Similarly, if drones are outlawed within a specific radius of the White House, anyone that looks like they have the equipment, or seem to be controlling a drone would be easier to spot.

It's easy to scoff at this, until someone does attack the WH with a drone and we all call the feds incompetent for not preventing an attack with a toy. We like to have it both ways.

3 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

fafaforza Re:Well... (235 comments)

I imagine the difference between an RC plane and a drone is the same as it is between a helicopter and a plane. Could you easily fly an airplane inside the building through an open window? Could you hide yourself behind a wall, out of view of a camera in a plane? No, you'd have to plan your approach far ahead to hit a target with any precision, and obviously you couldn't just hover.

Drones lower the barriers to entry for highly targeted attacks, where you probably might need some laser guided weapon, which would be a bit harder to attain than a drone with an iOS video app.

3 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

fafaforza Re:Here it comes (235 comments)

That toy could be a professional level drone, carrying the same payload a briefcase could. And we still inspect briefcases, right?

4 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

fafaforza Re:That'll stop the terrorists! (235 comments)

It isn't up to politicians to think about what they're proposing. It's up to the people they serve to agree or disagree with it.

And how do you know they're blindly shooting from the hip. How do you know what studies they have done about their system, which experts and consultants they had? Can you provide links to that info so that the rest of the class can get up to speed? Or are you just blindly regurgitating the 'government is incompetent' mantra.

4 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

fafaforza Re:and when the next one has a bomb? (235 comments)

You know, the people using 9/11 to justify all of their changes are just as annoying as your type: the ones to turn up their nose, to scoff at everything, and discount everyone as an incompetent fool.

What are you actually proposing? Are you saying that drones carrying 40lb of payload shouldn't be a topic to consider? Are you saying that we shouldn't worry because the feds should catch such plots before they get to the staging stage? You want us to put all of our security hopes on one layer of security only? Do you do that with your systems? Your bank account info?

Please let everyone know when you run for any position of power so that they can vote against you, if possible.

4 days ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

fafaforza Re:a better question (592 comments)

I'm 6'2", 215lb, though I did have rubber slippers on. I'm amazed that nothing at all cracked under my full weight.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

fafaforza Re:a better question (592 comments)

Lenovo's Thinkpads have drains in the keyboard that route water to holes on the bottom of the case :) Never had the chance to test it myself but I've read there are videos on youtube of people dumping drinks and the laptop continuing to run.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

fafaforza Re:a better question (592 comments)

Well, I don't have to catch Polio to know that it would not be a fun time.

Same with my experience with Macbooks and all the dings and dents and scratches they get from normal use and from being in padded bags. I don't need to spend $1500 on one and step on it to guess what would happen. Can you honestly tell me that stepping on an Aluminum body would have no effect?

And I hope you're not just reacting to my criticism of Apple or their laptops. They make nice hardware. No one has a better screen, OS is nice, etc, etc, but nothing is perfect. Agreed?

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

fafaforza Re:high quality hardware (592 comments)

Having an issue with some javascript on a website is a pretty premature way of giving up on a whole brand. I won't disagree that Apple make good hardware (my iPod classic from 2007 still my main music player), but the Titanium Powerbook I had did not age well. Later generations that others around me owned also didn't stand the test of time too well. Lots of dents in the aluminum body, lots of scratches on the palm rest. So then you have people covering their laptops with plastic shells and keyboards with rubber covers.

My old Thinkpad T42 still looks almost brand new. My T61 looks even better. These things last. Never used a keyboard cover. I wouldn't give up on Lenovo due to one glitch.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

fafaforza Re:a better question (592 comments)

Macbooks may be nice too look at, but I was glad I had a Lenovo when I stepped on it at night in a sleepy daze and an unfamiliar hotel room. Not even a crack, but the Macbook, I'm sure, would have lost a lot of its resale value, even if the screen remained usable.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fafaforza Re: Obama: please stop helping us! (417 comments)

I'm sure you can find "edge" cases that need 50mbps, but the main driver for this is always education and the kids. And really for most people, all that bandwidth is either wasted or used for nonsense. If you're doing remote work, then you'd either acquire a good enough connection, or realize that you can't work out in the middle of nowhere, get paid the same, and have visuals better than the human eye. You have to give something up.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fafaforza Re:Who are the interviewing??? (417 comments)

Do you honestly expect Verizon to run fiber to every square mile of the US? All for the grand prize of your $80 per month? Sorry, you and your 3 neighbors that are spread out across 20 acres of land.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fafaforza Re:About time (417 comments)

The term Obamacare is used almost exclusively by everyone to reference the new system. I wouldn't say you are advertising a product when you say "Just Google it". The term has become synonymous with searching, like kleenex had become synonymous with tissue..

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fafaforza Re: Obama: please stop helping us! (417 comments)

I personally would prefer the attention paid to creating a market for energy delivery. For example, why do I have to be subject to Con Edison's rules and have no other choice? Broadband, in my view, is a less critical utility.

What is your 4Mbps connection stopping you from doing? Let's be honest. It's all about consuming high definition video. I don't see why a government should be in business of helping media companies sell their wares.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

fafaforza Re:illegal in Canada! (324 comments)

If you click "Express Install" and press Next, then that would likely be considered approval. Same goes for slyly disguised "offers" along the install process that you click Next for.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

fafaforza Re:It's getting worse (324 comments)

A few months ago, they didn't even give you a checkbox to decline it, or tell you it was going to be installed. So you'd get a copy of Chrome with Flash and never be told it was being installed.

about two weeks ago

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