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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

poetmatt Re:Sure... (318 comments)

Security very much is a profit center. Go ask how much this hack is costing sony (supposedly millions just from the production costs alone), and then ask how much actual security would cost.

The difference is in zeroes. Many of them.

yesterday
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

poetmatt Re:Sure... (318 comments)

You're talking about air gapping the wrong system.

There needs to be an air gap between executives and computers. They need to never be allowed to breach it, because they are completely fucking stupid. Sony is so inept I don't even get how they are allowed to do business. This is such a lack of security compliance for a for profit that I imagine compliance auditors are drooling by now.

Is it unique to them? not even remotely. Is it their own fault? about 99.9%. 56 hacks in 12 years is not a company who understands technology. It's a company with about as much technical knowhow as the musical artists they represent.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

poetmatt Re:This needs to stop ... (378 comments)

People should be bashing sony for doing a shit job at being sony, but the MPAA is not only Sony.

Meanwhile, the irony of attempting to break DNS is that it's going to come full circle and harm the MPAA. So they really aren't paying attention to what scorched earth tactics really do.

3 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

poetmatt Re:Does the job still get done? (657 comments)

If it's destroying more jobs then it creates, then you need to fire the people who make false statements.

Then again, we're talking about the NY times, a site that long ago gave up on honest journalism and now resorts to getcha headlines.

The reality is that technology will always destroy more jobs than it creates if you're looking at an exclusively dishonest worldview. Technology will simply shift where the jobs are available, from (things that are now automated), to things such as managing the things that are automated.

3 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

poetmatt Re:No (1050 comments)

So what method do you suggest? Maybe a yellow patch on the sleeves of their shirts?

People may be stupid about vaccines but this isn't how you fix the problem.

about a week ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

poetmatt Re:So fucking stupid (162 comments)

He's not ignorant. It's called Dunning Krueger effect.

He is literally so fucking stupid he can't even comprehend that he is stupid. Which also means samzenpus should be fired for this shit too.

about two weeks ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

poetmatt Re:America's loss is Africa's gain (338 comments)

They've been setting up to do so for years, ago yes. We're not giving them any reason to desire to be in the US, so this shouldn't be too surprising.

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

poetmatt Re:What is it? (145 comments)

Eggs are about as natural as the chickens they pump with antibiotics. So, no.

People should eat what they want to eat and will, but it helps that if you decide to eat eggs you understand what's going into the chickens you're getting them from.

about a month ago
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Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

poetmatt Re:So good that the proxy battle is over (69 comments)

This is the exact opposite of the truth. Amazon allowed ebooks as low as 99 cents, the itunes price fixing explicitly prevented that from being a possibility.

about a month ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

poetmatt Re:Education versus racism (481 comments)

Knowing your rights is the very definition of a civics class, as is knowing what to do with them.

about a month ago
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Multi-National Crew Reaches Space Station

poetmatt Re:Same as Columbus (70 comments)

The costs for digging things up on earth are going to be higher than anywhere else because it is our own habitat.

about a month ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

poetmatt Re:In other words. (127 comments)

Actually, this is very intentional. This means that there is no way to have net neutrality at all until probably 2018 or later, because we can't even begin lawsuits to confirm how it should work/how it exists until after the FCC even tries.

This confirms that wheeler has been in the pocket of vested interests the entire time.

about a month ago
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Apple's Luxembourg Tax Deals

poetmatt Re:Simple fix (158 comments)

No.

Most manufacturing is in China because it's one of the only places people do it anymore. Low margin items are simply not commonly manufactured in the US and haven't been for probably 30 years.

about a month ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

poetmatt Re:nope (200 comments)

clarification: prioritization conflates latency with bandwidth. Right now a lack of bandwidth is the most prominent reason for increased latency.

about a month and a half ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

poetmatt Re:nope (200 comments)

The entire post was bad. Voice isn't even latency sensitive and the reason for prioritizing as an ISP is because of how shitty they are doing in managing their bandwidth, aka deliberately creating a lack of. If things aren't being saturated, there shouldn't be a need for prioritization at all.

Is there a need for compression and optimization? Absolutely.

about a month and a half ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Shares Most, But Not All, Bugs It Finds

poetmatt Re:To what Standard? (170 comments)

Economics involving internet business is not and has never been zero sum. Please don't ever post here.

about a month and a half ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

poetmatt No (388 comments)

Not quite.

We'll get it right when we stop using shit voting machine companies that happen to do a shit job. It's not like diebold was ever known for quality at any time in their existence, for example.

about a month and a half ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

poetmatt Re:Not a feminist issue. (571 comments)

It's not a troll. You might not agree with everything people say. Your optional response is more speech. That's life, man. Deal with it. That's not a troll, that's explicit fact. My method of conveying it is not polite because I don't see a need to be.

My"sally" was pointing out what you said was wrong. While my definition wasn't perfect either, it was worth pointing out that it was incorrect. Sorry your feelings are so precious that nobody can dare point out that you're wrong. Oh well, we'll have to chalk that up to problems other than free speech....I have no polite or friendly term to call it, but I assure you all of them are negative.

You might want to read popehat's article today, because it sums up a lot of the feminism stuff that you posted wrongly.

about 2 months ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

poetmatt Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (571 comments)

That's simple free speech. Feminism has the same common goal it always has, and people having differing opinions is simply what makes that up. You get a spectrum, not a single viewpoint unless it is a single person view. Feminism is not a 1 person movement, ergo. The only response to speech is speech, and criticizing other people's speech tends to open you up to the same.

This is like criticizing that two people who are are both declared $view, whether that is pro feminism or democrat or geek, are wrong because their opinions disagree, simply because they both still support something - such as equality, or freedom, or being anti-gaming corruption.

You couldn't be more wrong in your understanding because you basically created a strawman and pointed to it. I suggest you read as below.

http://www.popehat.com/2014/10...

about 2 months ago

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ACTA and SOPA make a return via TAFTA

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  about 2 years ago

poetmatt (793785) writes "Techdirt notes that a new trade agreement is being released which will reintroduce the same IP maximalist issues from ACTA, SOPA and TPP previously, this time named TAFTA.

FTA: "More details are starting to come out as the main EU negotiator for ACTA, Karel de Gucht, came to DC to see about getting things kicked off, on an agreement that's being called TAFTA — the Trans Atlantic "Free Trade" Agreement. Of course, instead of recognizing the lessons from previous failed efforts to push for broken maximalist policies, it appears that the plan is to try, try again."

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Supposed Android Malware is a wild guess, says "researcher"

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

poetmatt (793785) writes "Courtesy of the link at Muktware, self proclaimed Microsoft researcher Terry Zink admits that it was a wild guess that the emails claiming to be sent from android might not actually be sent from Android devices.

Sophos also acknowledged that their wild guess is not necessarily accurate either, in a half apology half denial not dissimilar to O'Reily's half apology for misstatements, ending in saying "the evidence suggests it is Android malware and there isn't a good reason to think that pretending it is from Yahoo! via Android devices is of any benefit to the spammers." with no actual proof."

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Verizon gives the finger to prospective customers

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

As a current Verizon customer, in reading about Verizon unveiling their new shared plans hopefully people will be able to reasonably identify just how much so these plans aren't worth their time. The Verge already has a writeup highlighting just how these plans are fairly hostile to anyone currently on Verizon. Considering that getting a new phone on subsidy will require that you're switched to these plans (and thus pay even more money than currently), how would they even expect someone would want to consider such an atrocity?

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