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New Attack Hijacks DNS Traffic From 300,000 Routers

joebagodonuts Re:use opendns (105 comments)

They do have ipv6 gateways, so it isn't completely ignored.

FWIW, the also offer a way to use encryption with their infrastructure

Windows, Mac & Linux clients are available

about 7 months ago
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Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

joebagodonuts Re:An ode to wankery (846 comments)

You misunderstand. I'm not stating anything of the sort, I'm trying to clarify who the couplet/poem was referring to.

about 8 months ago
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Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

joebagodonuts Re:A documented decrease? (846 comments)

Oh c'mon, mods! I wouldn't consider this flame-bait; a much better description is an "Inconvenient Truth"

about 8 months ago
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Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

joebagodonuts Re:An ode to wankery (846 comments)

Effectively anonymous scientists don't count. It means people like Al Gore and Will.I.Am.

about 8 months ago
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Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

joebagodonuts Re:An ode to wankery (846 comments)

"Advertising" is the answer.

about 8 months ago
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Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

joebagodonuts Re:You miss the point. (653 comments)

Kennedy was a great of example of wealth disparity.

about 9 months ago
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A Look at the Koch Brothers Dark-Money Network

joebagodonuts Re:News For Nerds (406 comments)

Unfortunately, the ideal utopia where people "learn to resist" doesn't seem to exist. It sounds good, but I don't know of consistently demonstrated examples showing how people can learn such a skill and then execute that skill on a regular basis.

Before we can make the world we want, we need to be honest with ourselves about the world (and people) as it is (they are)

about a year ago
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The Science of 12-Step Programs

joebagodonuts Re:problem with these programs (330 comments)

I'm often both amazed and confused, but not on this topic. I meant what I said. "Founding principal" - look in chapter 4.

Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider another's conception of God.

When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God. This applies, too, to other spiritual expressions which you find in this book. Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you

(emphasis mine).

I've been to many meetings (my rough estimate is 3042) and at nearly all of those we refuse to allow the Lord's prayer. The whole group exercises that tradition 2 you referred to and determines that we don't want to use it since it is tied to Christianity. We don't really give much consideration to an individual's expressed faith. (or lack thereof)

To be fair, there is wide variation across the whole of the fellowship, so as always YMMV

about a year ago
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The Science of 12-Step Programs

joebagodonuts Re:suspect all you want (330 comments)

How could those rates be compared? I suggest that any data sourced from AA would be invalid, since the source would be a groups of admitted chronic liars. :)

about a year ago
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The Science of 12-Step Programs

joebagodonuts Re:problem with these programs (330 comments)

There has always been a large contingent within (and outside of) the AA fellowship that hoped AA would be a tool to get us heathens back into the church. The woman who introduced the founders was one such person, and there have been many throughout the history of the fellowship.

But it hasn't worked, despite the seeming evidence. It is possible, even easy, to attend meetings and practice the program without having to indulge in thinly disguised Christianity. FWIW, it's also possible to be both an Atheist and an AA member.

The often overlooked key is to let each member define what the word "God" means. Its a founding principle

about a year ago
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SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

joebagodonuts Re:Civil Offense = Arrested? (510 comments)

Completely OT, but "sparking debate" is just as likely to get tagged as "troll" or "flamebait". Which is a shame. Much like beauty, its in the eye of the beholder I suppose.

about a year ago
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Google Engineer Wins NSA Award, Then Says NSA Should Be Abolished

joebagodonuts Re:Profiling fail (297 comments)

Oh, they aren't totally opposed to the NSA, they just want to be sure the NSA is controllable.

about a year ago
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Google Engineer Wins NSA Award, Then Says NSA Should Be Abolished

joebagodonuts Re:Profiling fail (297 comments)

Are you kidding me? The NSA loved this blog post. Hell, they may have even wrote it.

In summary, it said NSA good, politicians in Washington bad. The same politicians who are now getting people riled up, all because they want to take the NSA down a notch or two.

Snowden's "leaks" and the controversy in their wake, are part of a carefully thought-out campaign to take power away from the NSA.

ITM!

about a year ago
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Google Engineer Wins NSA Award, Then Says NSA Should Be Abolished

joebagodonuts Re:Is everybody scared of the NSA ? (297 comments)

Why must it be fear? Why can't the motive simply be "What I post on Slashdot is nobody's business"?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Prove an IT Manager Is Incompetent?

joebagodonuts You already know the answer (331 comments)

Sorry if this is a dup,

Are there objective methods for assessing this ability?

Why yes, there are objective methods. Here's what you should look for:

their IT group is ineffective, loathed by all other departments, and runs at of what the CFO has deemed appropriate

about a year ago
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Curiosity Rewarded: Florida Teen Heading to Space Camp, Not Jail

joebagodonuts Re: I Think This Is A Bad Thing (241 comments)

Are you sure she was the party exhibiting bad judgement? I'm not. I'm of the opinion the "authorities" in this case were the ones guilty if poor judgement.

about a year ago

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joebagodonuts joebagodonuts writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I wondered how I got a link to other shashdot users's info pages. I finally realized it was because I was reading their journals.

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