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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

gweihir Re:its worth remembering that terrorism is effecti (107 comments)

Republican? Both right-wing US parties are doing this in collusion against the population. Yes, there are some differences between the two parties, but that is misdirection using secondary issues. On keeping the population in fear, general surveillance, establishing and maintaining a police-state, etc. they are perfectly in agreement.

7 hours ago
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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

gweihir Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (107 comments)

Seriously? Most clueless posting so far. Electronic warfare cannot pinpoint a signal that is not being sent. Blanket-jamming has a real risk of bringing down a commercial airplane. Fighter jets are not equipped for real electronic warfare. Airplane bodies are made of metal which shields most RF from outside. The list goes on.

Really, you have zero clue what you are talking about.

8 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

gweihir Re:Get a truly programmable one (396 comments)

Are you sure? Logitech did not do this for the G5xx models and so I finally stopped using them.

8 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

gweihir Get a truly programmable one (396 comments)

Make sure the configuration is stored in the mouse itself. Most mice do it in the driver and that does not work with other OSes. For example, the Sharkoon Fireglider and Darkglider mice store config in the mouse and hence work the same under Windows, Linux, etc. I have put the middle button on the thumb button permanently this way.

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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

gweihir Re:its worth remembering that terrorism is effecti (107 comments)

That is a losing strategy for the US administration. A population in fear is a great thing from an incompetent government (as they all are): People in fear are not rational anymore and look to somebody "strong" to "protect" them. If they actually where effective against terrorism (impossible), drugs (impossible), etc. they might be facing uncomfortable questions about real problems. This way, they can pretend there is some kind of state of war and everybody needs to support them.

This strategy if "governing" is really old and was perfected in the 3rd Reich. Of course it makes a country far more vulnerable to internal and external threats and hence is completely and utterly morally corrupt.

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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

gweihir Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (107 comments)

And to give the appearance of "doing something" in a situation where realistically, nothing can be done. It is very important for governments to always give the appearance to be in control and that they know what they are doing, even when any halfway smart person knows neither is true most of the time.

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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

gweihir Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (107 comments)

The first thing is bogus. Nobody competent enough to hijack a plane for this purpose will be stupid enough to advertise their intention. The existence of fighter planes is not really a secret.

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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

gweihir Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (107 comments)

Indeed. The only things I see is a completely worthless show-of-force and aid in locating the wreckage if the threat is real...

yesterday
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

gweihir Re:If Only the Article Addressed That ... (359 comments)

You think it is compassionate to send people into danger they cannot handle? What kind of evil ass are you?

yesterday
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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

gweihir Re: FDDI? (187 comments)

This is old, but not crap. Equating "old" and "crap" just shows that you have no clue about competent engineering.

2 days ago
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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

gweihir Re:What about ISA? (187 comments)

Indeed. "Simple and works" beats "shiny and new" every time in competently done engineering.

I think part of this "throw it away because it is old" mindset is from people that do not understand that many things are a mature and fine solution for a specific problem-set. This seems to be a mixture of incompetence and a misguided belief in perpetual advancement in all things electronic.

2 days ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

gweihir Re:Loss to the world- one of the best professors e (359 comments)

While that will not be well received here, I do agree that victims requiring the world to be tailored to their needs are a force of destruction.

2 days ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

gweihir Re:predator (359 comments)

That is why the weak have no business being out and about unprotected. The simple matter of the fact is that it is not possible to identify and contain even a majority of all predators. Not at all. Ignore reality and you get hurt. I do agree that morally things should be different, but they are not and cannot be made so.

2 days ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

gweihir Re:Fool me twice, shame on me (359 comments)

Good idea. Not perfect, but there are no perfect solutions in this space.

2 days ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

gweihir Re:WTF! She was 32 years old (359 comments)

As a matter of fact, he was not. He has some perceived authority in a non-graded MMOC setting, but all he gets in real authority is what the students are willing to give him.

2 days ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

gweihir Re:Blah blah blah (359 comments)

Indeed. Somehow this does not work for me though, as I do not harass women. I also have this strange conviction that some women finding my person unacceptable is them harassing me.

2 days ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

gweihir Re:If Only the Article Addressed That ... (359 comments)

If these people are really like this (and I somehow doubt it for a majority of them), then they have absolutely no business using the Internet unsupervised. None at all.

2 days ago

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