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Comment Re:git was written when SHA-1 attacks were publish (Score 1) 195

Linus really has no sense of security. He'll use whatever is expedient over what's wise. It's a shame really.

How about describing the attack vector?

Well, the "practical" attack, described here required:

This attack required over 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 SHA1 computations. This took the equivalent processing power as 6,500 years of single-CPU computations and 110 years of single-GPU computations.

So, Step 1: Get a super-computer ... or rent a fuck-tonne of capacity at Amazon EC2 ...

Comment Re:Stop the presses! Someone in IT fucked up! (Score 1) 133

And watch this get modded "Troll" since I used the inflammatory "Planned Parenthood / Abortion" example by people who can't actually debate the actual topic.

I don't know enough to discuss the example you provided, but can offer that the funding/expense for Planned Parenthood is probably more complicated than what you proposed and certainly open to skewed interpretation (especially by those opposed to their services -- specifically and, apparently, as a whole) as described by this article from Fact Check: http://www.factcheck.org/2015/...

Comment Re:Stop the presses! Someone in IT fucked up! (Score 1) 133

Journalists need a minimum of two anonymous sources to report something as factual to the public. Three anonymous sources is probably CYA from a #FakeNews accusation.

On the other hand, what's the standard for getting #RealNews from our new administration? Seems the more sources they provide, the less "real" their news and facts are. Hmm... Let me do some math... Maybe zero administration sources are needed.

Comment Re:Yea... (Score 1) 397

The US had a good quality education before they had a department of education

Probably specifically, but not universally, true. One purpose of the Dept of Ed is to promote standards and uniformity for (hopefully) good quality education for the entire country. This helps (or should help) graduates compete for jobs anywhere in the US, not just in their immediate locality.

Comment Re:Yea... (Score 1) 397

The US department of education was enacted on October 17, 1979, it began operating on May 4, 1980 a full decade after the US sent people to the moon and back.

Now I'm confused. That relates to this (admittedly non-sequitur) thread how?

University -> lack of critical thought -> Dept of Ed -> DeVos -> Grizzly Bears -> Sarah Palin ( -> lack of critical thought)

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