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  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Cloudflare is acting as the SSL/TLS termination endpoint. So the browser's connection is encrypted until it reaches Cloudflare, which decrypts it and can see everything. They're doing this because various Cloudflare services need to be able to see and modify...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    #5 C error? Lol. No. Games, Games, Games. Or, "Why would President Obama take the halter off the security sharing horse just prior to leaving office?" Your faith in their engineering organization is touching, but surely misguided. Or to put...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    This is mostly reiterating what David L said, but I'll try to give a little more information. Cloudflare sells their services to web sites and operates as a sort of middleman between the web site's own web servers and browsers....
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Just looking at this Cloudflare issue... This is almost indescribably bad. It's not clear how many of their customers are affected, but expect the number of emails from affected web sites recommending passwords change to be... Large. As part of...
  • Commented on Upcoming travel
    That is almost as worrying as the initial attacks by Trumpolini I'd say that ultimately, it's much more worrying. It's good to keep in mind the point Bob Altemeyer made in his book: murderous dictator types are a dime a...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Sorry to bang on about this, but I'm just a little upset ..... I didn't mean to imply that creating a new account matters in any way... Though I guess it would be funny if it mattered to Wōdan given...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Busted. Hello Langley / Box 500. Proved. Now get me my fucking cookie and kill these fucking psychotic wankers threatening my life. [....] The real Greg was killed ~7 months ago. Derp. So I just pointed and clicked a few...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    "Maybe TARS, but that's more for drugs'n'wetbacks." Uh... Seriously? I have to say, this immediately put me on a derail looking through your posts for dog whistles because... "Fuck man, where are all these reactionary shits coming from."...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Actually it is tied to the tax code. If you want to be a non profit you can't engage in direct political speech or activity. Churches are a totally separate section of the non-profit tax sphere than regular "trying to...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Yes, that article was ostensibly about the election... But as I read it what it really says is: the Nazis have a dossier on every person in America and the UK....
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Question: If word of the discussions leak to Trump/Bannon, what preemptive actions could they take to head off impeachment and removal? What if the process is actually underway in the House and then Senate? Could he declare a state of...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Funny. Here in the UK, we have a government that claims to want to attract jobs. Can't say it seems to want to be at the forefront of social policies etc., especially those promoted amongst its neighbours... It's almost as...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    but ignoring the social repercussions of relocation is like ignoring the sludge the paper-mill is dumping into the local river: cheaper and easier for the corporate managers, but ultimately toxic to the community I like that analogy. I'd add to...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    > with far fewer people The key point of all of this. And a foundation to a lot of the reasons why DT won the election. You're coming at this decidedly from the wrong angle: saying Trump won because of...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    For Word to be spinning its gears so furiously when italicising a word, it must be doing something. As a working software engineer, I find your view of my profession to be delightfully optimistic. I assure you, modern software engineering...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    Not according to the Source of Truth, Wikipedia! "Though the petite bourgeoisie can buy the labor of others, they typically work alongside their employees, unlike the haute bourgeoisie." It's all about control over the means of production, you see....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Sure. Or to take that further, money in the bank pays approximately nothing, while a credit card doesn't cost anything as long as you don't use it. So if the event you're trying to save for isn't likely, why not...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    What an excellent comic. And to think he's already accused his detractors of acting like Nazis for criticizing him... Ok, more seriously: his Twitter account basically serves as a method to play the press like puppets. When he posts outrageous...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    Man, this focus on software... As a member of the petite bourgeoisie, surely the logical next step is to hire an assistant, no? Given the destruction of the middle classes through financialization and the discrediting of labor, a poor impoverished...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Hmm... "A survey by the Money Advice Service has found that four in 10 adults in the UK do not have £500 or more in savings. Another by ING bank suggests 28% of UK adults have nothing at all in...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Hey, if we're coming up with absurd scenarios that only make sense while on the sauce... Trump's first act as President on inaugeration day is to haughtily declare that the protesters in the crowd are actually foreign-born muslim terrorists, and...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    If you want to continue this line of Holy Reichstag Fire, how about this? It turns out the right wing idiot who previously destroyed ACORN and attacked Planned Parenthood by creating fake news videos is attempting to stir up riots...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Serious question, what can be done to increase electricity demand? Electric cars. :-D...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Laser sails? Last time I looked, a pure photon rocket needs about 3GJ of energy to produce 1 Newton of force. I'm sure you know all about this, but not everyone here does: laser sails and laser launch are totally...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    I just realized a realistic answer to incoming asteroids/comets [...] Rendezvous, The big problem with all these schemes to land on the comet and blow them up, push them, etc. is that landing on the comet is extremely difficult compared...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    making the comet hit Antarctica [...] is not in the category of "minor tinkering": it's an orbital plane change. Plane changes are hard: if you can give the comet enough Δv to do a plane change, you can certainly give...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    There is no written immutable American right-wing creed though. The belief system can change, and fragment (schisms). And other religious systems can't? "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    A total reply to any objections. A number of years ago, early on in Obama's term, I tried to have a rational discussion with a conservative about health care reform. He had a few arguments in favor of private health...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    [...] he believes that a single payer system is the only way forward in the US, that nothing private-enterprise-based can work. I don't have a reference handy, but I've seen a number of polls and such over the last few...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    SO, the LOGICAL route for sensible healthcare in the US would be for Medicare to be rolled out as the "National" health service. Yes, absolutely. Changing the eligibility requirements so you don't need to be 65 to sign up (and...
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