* Posts by Bearded_Devil

4 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Feb 2018

And it's go, go, go for class-action lawsuits against Equifax after 148m personal records spilled in that mega-hack


Re: Never gave them my permission

"...now everybody has it."

That's actually an interesting cynical argument I can see soon being argued by defense attorneys. If your data is already out there--and, let's be honest, how many people have been hit by PII breaches more than once?--how much more risk of harm are you really under?

As an analogy: if a ship is irrevocably sinking, how much more damage does drilling one more hole in the hull actually cause?

California lawmakers: We swear on our avocados we'll pass 'strongest net neutrality protections' in America


Corporate vs Partisan Politics

"In other words, after a brief bit of ugliness as corporate influence was laid bare, it was back to partisan politics as usual."

But, that's the greatest of ruses, isn't it? To pretend like corporate influence and partisan politics are two, distinct things? In the US, no matter which of the two terrible parties you pretend to be with, it all comes back to corporate influence.

IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on


Hypothesis vs Theory

Argh! Can you stop using "theory" in the way you have been. You're hurting my brain. When you say "theory," you really mean "hypothesis." This common confusion is one of the reasons why an utterance like "evolution is only a theory," both sounds like a legitimate rebuttal to lay-people, but also gets the whole thing wrong.

You're the IT worker in charge of securing the cloud for your company. Welcome to Hell


Expectations of a modern workforce

"Your mileage may vary, because there are some financial and government systems that will never be (or at least should never be) anywhere near the internet."

I believe, perhaps, you've missed the AWS (US-Only) Secret Cloud? (not a joke)