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Comment Re:Fake News (Score 1) 268

This. Fake news is written by fake reporters -- people who are deliberately trying to deceive, frighten or mislead by writing fictional stories. It is not the same as real news with errors.

Popularize a term and it will inevitably be misused. "Fake News" is not in the dictionary. It means whatever the largest number of people mean when they say it.

Comment Re:Isn't it the victim's Echo they want info from? (Score 1) 112

Amazon likely doesn't want to reveal what it's recording (everything)

patently false. It uses your network. You can monitor it. It only sends what you say after the wake word, when the top ring is lit.

and how long it holds onto it (forever).

probably true.

Comment Re:Leaving a bit out (Score 1) 191

While I do agree the fact that he was fired is significant, you have to wonder what kind of culture is at the company where he thought this was something he could get away with.

That's a real work of circular logic there. Even though it was not tolerated, the fact it occurred shows that the company tolerates it.

Comment Re:People like Musk need to do more homework (Score 1) 226

Yeah, right. Enjoy your choked and congested LA hellscape. I'll stick to my compact walkable neighborhood.

My neighborhood is compact and walkable, too, but that doesn't mean there are a diversity of well paying jobs there. Take Spacex for instance: are you suggesting that all of the talent they need, from highly skilled engineers to the maintenance and janitorial crews, would all live within walking distance from the company? And what about suppliers and subcontractors? Suppose you're a chemist and your wife is a pilot. Good look finding the jobs you want within walking distance.

Comment Re:What is a "Decision Maker?" (Score 1) 119

I would say that a "Decision Maker" is the one capable of making such decisions, regardless of whether they are a CxO or a member of the IT team

That's what I was trying to get at. If a "Decision Maker" says it is someone else's responsibility, he is not making the decision.

Comment What is a "Decision Maker?" (Score 1) 119

I know what a C-level exec is. What is an "IT Decision Maker?" The full article is basically the summary plus a bit of fluff with no sources and no additional information.

Is "Decision Maker" ManagerSpeak for "Security Team?" Otherwise, it sounds like the study may just be contrasting the opinions of middle-upper and senior management, which sounds pointless.

Comment Re:Good luck at that... it isn't just nations... (Score 1) 148

This is what struck me as well. They explicitly want to address government sponsored cyberattacks, while ignoring cyberattacks by everybody else. Interesting approach for a company that has a very cavalier attitude towards privacy

Well only the US Government really has the authority to make MS complicit in such attacks.

Comment Re:having kids is dumb (Score 0) 490

Anyone that has kids has pretty much forfeited their ticket to the good life. Why anyone would waste hundreds of thousands of dollars bringing more people into an already overcrowded world that will surely disappoint them is completely beyond me, particularly when you consider the mobility and quality of life you will be sacrificing to make this happen simply to follow a biological imperative.

You sound like a kid that doesn't want to share his toys. Thankfully, it sounds like you won't be raising another version of yourself, AC.

Comment Re:Another Katrina (Score 4, Insightful) 457

As has been pointed out by many people, California spent several billions of dollars on the hyperloop while letting this particular bit of infrastructure upgrade get ignored.

Perhaps you mean the California high speed rail, which was paid for (so far) by a bond measure, the money for which cannot legally be designated for something else?

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