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  1. It's hard to root-cause things like this. It could just be the way things are? People react differently to all sorts of circumstances. For example, my sister had therapy after our parents divorced, but I was hardly fazed. Aloofness is a sort of mental armor. In college I tried to put conscious effort into being more empathetic, but I came to appreciate the emotional stability from not being so attuned.
  2. More common than you would think. West Virginia Cop Fired After Not Shooting a Suicidal Man Files Lawsuit Stephen Mader didn’t shoot a suicidal, gun-wielding man. For that, he says he was fired and called a coward.
  3. Seattle. Not having to wear sunscreen very often. Also winters are pretty mild and spring comes early. Snow is accessible hereabouts but I miss getting snow at my home. And there's not much inclement weather. I've only heard thunder a few times, but nothing very dramatic.
  4. Oh hey, long time no see!

  5. http://i.imgur.com/msEKL0q.gifv
  6. The Internet Association yesterday issued a statement saying, "if you pass this then we will make less money :("
  7. @Skeezix the Cat It encrypts the files and renames them to $(original filename).wcry @Solaris I didn't know about Windows 10 SHB, that looks interesting. Does it require Windows 10 Enterprise? The DoD should never have dropped the Ada requirement. In the consumer OS world, the mandate is "move fast and break things", which is the opposite of what the DoD needs. This issue isn't a matter of technology. We've had the means to create verifiably secure software for decades, but it takes longer and costs more money. Today's state of things is a conscious business decision.
  8. The sad state of today's media cycle: Trump does something somebody in media says is dumb and illegal. Trump aide confirms Trump did something similar to what the media said, but not exactly. Trump tweets about it calling the media fake. People reflect, and realize Trump had every right to do the thing. May not have been a “smart move” by some estimates, but no laws were broken. Media backs off, says trump is incompetent. Auntie Maxine comes on CNN, calls for Trump to be impeached. Trump tweets about it a week later, admitting he did it. Media calls trump “unhinged” because he can’t get past old events.
  9. Know that I'm not trying to be super-partisan about this; Trump's conduct jumped out at me as very condemnable and I didn't expect to see so much support for Trump from the right over this incident. I've been seeing this refrain a lot from the right-wing sources I read, like this one. It seems a little unfair to assume all Democrats would be a-okay with abruptly firing Comey just because they criticized him a few months ago. CNN talking heads don't speak for me. But, even this right-wing source says: It's not just that I object to many of Trump's policy decisions (which is normal when an opposition president is in charge). What concerns me more is manner in which Trump does these things. He's trying to run the country as though he's a CEO nobody can question, but the president is supposed to be a diplomat.
  10. I guess it's like a yo-yo without the string?
  11. President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. Source
  12. I have a hard time reading this as anything other than "I decided I'm not guilty, so why have a trial?" There have also been way too many conflicting stories about why this was done: Tuesday, May 9, 2017: Trump acted on the deputy attorney general’s recommendation Wednesday, May 10, 2017: Trump had considered firing Comey for months, but acted upon DOJ’s recommendations Thursday, May 11, 2017: Trump planned to fire Comey regardless of the DOJ’s recommendations On the positive side of things, this will probably improve bipartisan support for an independent investigation.
  13. @Solaris https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/05/12/nsa-exploit-used-by-wannacry-ransomware-in-global-explosion/#37504748e599