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by Painboy
21 Sep 2018, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

3) You keep talking about software changes, but this isn't about software changes. It's about the ability to edit insecure databases. You have to change the numbers in the database with something though. Either you are going to use faked or stolen credentials, which is easily identified and traceab...
by Painboy
20 Sep 2018, 20:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

I'm not saying you can't cause problems if you fuck with voter rolls, but I can't imagine that you could have THAT many people showing up on election day and being turned away, enough to affect a national election, and not make it immediately obvious that something was amiss. There are roughly 4800...
by Painboy
20 Sep 2018, 14:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1341
Views: 44676

Re: Inequality

Warren wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 13:03
The inability to grasp the fundamental nature of "more" is the product of willful shallowness.
What's worse is that the person who wrote that is probably quite proud of their little "insight."
by Painboy
20 Sep 2018, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

Ah, so, since there were mere "attempts," it's perfectly acceptable for states to refuse federal funding to secure the next election--and a sign of conspiratorial freakoutness to be concerned over this? In all seriousness, it seems like ever since Trump won the election, you've gone out of your way...
by Painboy
19 Sep 2018, 19:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

I hate to use the nuclear option, but you all give me no choice. This stuff sounds like Glen Beck nonsense. Wrap some goldbug stuff around it and you'll have the full Glen Beck burrito. [ Scrolls over Taktix's links ] Ah, yes: Politico, Bloomberg and Wired -- just like Glenn Beck, if they report an...
by Painboy
19 Sep 2018, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

I hate to use the nuclear option, but you all give me no choice. This stuff sounds like Glen Beck nonsense. Wrap some goldbug stuff around it and you'll have the full Glen Beck burrito. [ Scrolls over Taktix's links ] Ah, yes: Politico, Bloomberg and Wired -- just like Glenn Beck, if they report an...
by Painboy
19 Sep 2018, 12:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

I hate to use the nuclear option, but you all give me no choice.

This stuff sounds like Glen Beck nonsense. Wrap some goldbug stuff around it and you'll have the full Glen Beck burrito.
by Painboy
14 Sep 2018, 13:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 892
Views: 35961

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Manafort is pleading guilty to witness tampering and conspiracy. The plea document includes extensive details about his lobbying for Ukrainian politicians aligned with Russia. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/14/former-trump-campaign-chairman-paul-manafort-appears-to-reach-plea-deal-823882 Wh...
by Painboy
14 Sep 2018, 12:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 892
Views: 35961

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Manafort is pleading guilty to witness tampering and conspiracy. The plea document includes extensive details about his lobbying for Ukrainian politicians aligned with Russia. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/14/former-trump-campaign-chairman-paul-manafort-appears-to-reach-plea-deal-823882 Wh...
by Painboy
13 Sep 2018, 23:08
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2395

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Wait, wait, wait. You have multiple totally-not-states, but any one or two is going to be able to dictate this exile to all the perpetrator's neighbors, even if they belong to many other totally-not-states. How? It would be similar to when counties and states have policies in place to deal with jur...
by Painboy
13 Sep 2018, 16:58
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2395

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Well if the state is little more than a gentleman's agreement and you could leave the state at any time is it really a state? "You can leave it if you want!" Is the usual argument statists make when they don't want to admit that the state is coercive. What's different, here? Well they're talking ab...
by Painboy
13 Sep 2018, 15:01
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2395

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Well if the state is little more than a gentleman's agreement and you could leave the state at any time is it really a state? "You can leave it if you want!" Is the usual argument statists make when they don't want to admit that the state is coercive. What's different, here? Well they're talking ab...
by Painboy
13 Sep 2018, 14:16
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2395

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Well if the state is little more than a gentleman's agreement and you could leave the state at any time is it really a state? "You can leave it if you want!" Is the usual argument statists make when they don't want to admit that the state is coercive. What's different, here? Well they're talking ab...
by Painboy
13 Sep 2018, 12:50
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2395

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Well if the state is little more than a gentleman's agreement and you could leave the state at any time is it really a state?
by Painboy
12 Sep 2018, 14:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 2374

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

So Mindhunter . I don't think I've burned so fast through a series in a long time. I don't normally like the "serial killer" genre. There's so much stuff that's been done in the decades after Silence of the Lambs that I find it either stale or preposterous. So I was surprised how into this show I wa...
by Painboy
11 Sep 2018, 22:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

So let's go over some of what you posted here. Maryland voting machines are serviced by a company owned by a Russian oligarch: https://www.google.com/amp/www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-election-russia-20180713-story,amp.html The operative word here is "ties." They never explain wh...
by Painboy
11 Sep 2018, 17:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

I must be overlooking or misunderstanding something, because it sounds like the evidence for your "all is wellism" boils down to "Yeah, well, all that evidence y'all l have showing the extreme insecurity of our voting systems? It isn't THAT bad, probably. And if it is, surely we could fix it if we ...
by Painboy
11 Sep 2018, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

How easy would it be if you stopped caring about whether you left a trace or not? Because the enemy does't care. Everything they are doing is basically out in the open. If the biggest barrier is that they'll get caught, then they're four presidential tweets away from it becoming "The Dems just want...
by Painboy
11 Sep 2018, 14:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

The problem is that a lot of systems don't have that redundancy. The system MD required statewide after 2000 was touch screen stand alone terminals with no other record. That was a huge step back from my county's optical scan paper ballots. MD finally went back to optical scan paper ballots for 201...
by Painboy
11 Sep 2018, 12:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

I used to volunteer at the polls. I spent a lot of time trying to think about how a person could hack our system: paper ballots read by a scanner, results stored on a hard drive, then transmitted at the end of the day. With three separate data sources (the transmission at the end of the day, the ha...
by Painboy
10 Sep 2018, 16:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 276
Views: 9018

Re: Putin on the Writs

Serious Question: If... IF it becomes clear after the 2018 midterms that Russian hackers gained access to our voting machines and set the reels, will that be enough to convince people how grave a threat we are facing? Also, will it be clearly too fucking late by then? Sent from my SM-J727T1 using T...
by Painboy
06 Sep 2018, 23:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2260
Views: 102400

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

I was a poor neglected child who didn't have cable growing up. We didn't even get Fox out where we lived! I don't know much about Boogie Nights but it never sounded appealing to me. Like, it's porn stars but they're all really depressed or something? It certainly has its downs but it basically has ...
by Painboy
06 Sep 2018, 22:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2260
Views: 102400

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Unless you count his blooper clip at the end of Anchorman, I've never seen a movie with Burt Reynolds in it. This seems nutty to me, but I double-checked his filmography on IMDB. You've never seen Smokey and the Bandit ? Cannonball Run ? Given how much they were on cable as a kid I assumed it was s...
by Painboy
05 Sep 2018, 16:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3059
Views: 125327

Re: What are you reading?

If you want to get really meta the characters could refer back to a story that sounds suspiciously like this one, written by someone who sounds suspiciously like the author.
by Painboy
05 Sep 2018, 15:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1480
Views: 56277

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

I am normally pretty far on the casual side of "Whatever, man, times change! People wear comfy clothing now! No need to dress up every time you go out in public and fly on an airplane or whatever! Big deal!" But when I was waiting for a traffic court hearing the other day I was the only person not ...