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Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

radarskiy Re:Time for medicare for all in the usa (152 comments)

"Yes, because the single payer systems in Europe of trouble free right?"
1) Where did the OP claim that it was trouble free?
2) Why does it have to be trouble free before it can be useful?

yesterday
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Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

radarskiy Re:Less likely government (152 comments)

1) That is a hypothesis, not an opinion
2) The summary states "...the data, which didn't include credit card information...", which contradicts half of your hypothesis.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

radarskiy Re:What trolls (376 comments)

An asymmetric expenditure of effort also suits the trolls purposes.

2 days ago
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Correcting Killer Architecture

radarskiy Re:Tear It Down (98 comments)

You mean tort law alone doesn't solve all of the worlds problems?

4 days ago
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DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers To Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software

radarskiy Re:Ender's Game (84 comments)

The world of Path from _Children of the Mind_ would also be a pretty bad follow-up.

5 days ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

radarskiy Re:Where? (232 comments)

"Third paragraph, third sentence of the article [bbc.com]:"

This article does not: http://www.fbi.gov/news/storie...

That article states "Stammer’s face matched a person whose passport photo carried a different name. Suspecting fraud, the agent contacted the Bureau".

5 days ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

radarskiy Re:Where? (232 comments)

"You don't send your photo to the state department to get a fake passport,"

The word fake is not in the article.

"So now you say the FBI did have the photo because the state department gave it to them, after telling me they didn't have it."
Yes, because at the time the scanning was done the FBI in fact did not have the photo. After the State department found the match against the publicly available wanted criminal information the passport information becomes evidence of an alias used by a criminal and thus is perfectly reasonable for the FBI to obtain from the State Department after that.

about a week ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

radarskiy Re:We Are All Under Suspicion Now (232 comments)

Note that the FBI is not scanning the set of passport photos for hits in a criminal database. In fact, in this case the FBI is not doing any scanning at all.

In this case, the State Department was scanning passport photos for hits in publicly available identity information, since passports are identity information and are expected to correctly match your identity. It just so happens that the State Department found a hit against a differen identity that was also that of a wanted criminal and that the identities really were for a single person.

about a week ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

radarskiy Re:Where? (232 comments)

"how did the FBI have a copy of the passport PHOTO that wasn't sent to the department of state"

If you could be bothered to read the article, you would know that they didn't.

The State Department had the passport photos. The FBI makes the photos of wanted criminals widely available. The person at the State department looking for fraud ran the recognition software on those two sets of pictures and found a match between pictures with different identities attached. The FBI before this point did NOT have the passport photo, and at this point they got it from the State Department.

about a week ago
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NASA's Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures 'First Light'

radarskiy Re:fast forward 5 years.... (143 comments)

Sure, facts can explain that:
a) considering only the endpoints of an interval does not describe the middle of an interval
b) using an outlier as one of the endpoints of an interval makes the end-to-end comparison look more extreme than the trend would suggest.

Combining this two con consistent with either not knowing how to represent statistical data, or knowing that your audience doesn't know how to present statistical data.

So yes, that is an excellent example of the "how to lie with statistics".That is to say, the actual facts DO explain why there HAS been warming.

about a week ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

radarskiy Re: And so it begins... (252 comments)

"then Sheridan came back from the dead with a Messiah Complex."
Note that this was part of the arc from the beginning, it just would have been Sinclair. After Michael O'Hare had to leave, Sinclair didn't die but he did turn out to be an actual Messiah.

"the human characters betraying their oath to Earth and going native after they had kicked Clark out of office."
They were forced out, because they had taken up arms against EarthGov despite having done it for the "right" reasons.

Luchenko: "Right or wrong, you lead an insurrection against against your own government. That's mutiny at best. Treason at worst."
Sheridan: "So, morally I was right. Politically, I was inconvenient." ...
Luchenko: "... The bitch of it is, you probably did the right thing, but you did it in the wrong way, the inconvenient way. Now you have to pay the penalty for that. I know it stinks, but that's the way it is. So you tell me, which way do you want it?"

" The Whitestar fleet or at least one example thereof should have been turned over to Earthforce R&D after the war."
The White Stars were joint creations of the Minbari and Vorlons and they didn't have to turn over a damn thing. Earth had no claim over them.

about two weeks ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

radarskiy Re:NFL is a business/monopoly (216 comments)

They only have power over the people who signed contracts with them.

about two weeks ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

radarskiy Re:Punishes fans? (216 comments)

The NFL's rule is that the local station cannot broadcast the local game if there are unsold tickets.
The FCC's rule is that if the local station cannot broadcast the game then no one can rebroadast a non-local station that is carrying the local game.

See the actual notice of proposed rulemaking: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/docum...

about two weeks ago
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John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk

radarskiy Re:Why? (124 comments)

Old man yells at cloud

about two weeks ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

radarskiy Re:Right ... (175 comments)

"If you have to enter your private key even once,"

Show me an encrypted mail solution where you don't enter your private key ever.

Theoretically, you could save off any encrypted portions to removable media, move it to an unconnected machine and only there apply your private key, and destroy the media afterwards. That's a lot of tinfoil, though.

about two weeks ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

radarskiy Re:It's a TRAP! (175 comments)

Clearly, you can only trust encrypting mail clients with no internet connectivity.

about two weeks ago
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Network Hijacker Steals $83,000 In Bitcoin

radarskiy Re:That's okay.... (101 comments)

Theorem: all currencies are non-fiat currencies backed by the value of the effort required to steal.

about two weeks ago

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