theFu's past comments

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    theFu

    If I'm not harmed, it isn't my place to tell another adult how to treat or mistreat their bodies. They need to be responsible for their own actions.

    I don't have a need to tell other people how to live their lives.

    Posted in: Would you support a complete ban on smoking in public places in Japan?

  • 0

    theFu

    No. Programs like that already existed for the last 15 yrs here.

    I can't see why I'd use lyft or uber as a middleman at all.

    Posted in: Is ride-sharing about to upend bus industry, too?

  • 1

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    I always thought leaving "Modern Bride" magazines laying around and discussions about all her girlfriends getting married was sufficient hints that I needed to make a decision.

    Posted in: 'Reverse engagement ring' helps women control their marital destiny

  • 0

    theFu

    I predict shoes and bras will be thrown.

    Posted in: In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

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    theFu

    The media doesn't do a good job of explaining that "Muslim" != "extremist, crazy, religious, type". I have many Muslim friends. They are kind, giving, thoughtful people. Their faith is always on their mind - and it would be for you too, if you had a habit of praying 5 times a day and going through daily fasting for a month every year for religious reasons.

    I wonder what happens to TSA agents of Muslim faith.

    From what I've seen, they don't travel much. Hard to travel on $10/hr. Rent and baby formula come first.

    Posted in: Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'

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    theFu

    I've seen a top level security job in the US$200K-$250K for mid-sized southern town locations. I'm not qualified for that position, but $120-$150K+ is about the going rate for mid-level security people with degrees, hands-on skills and CISSPs places outside the west coast or NE USA.

    I wouldn't give up a zero-day for 500K yen. No way. Heck, even a browser issue is worth more.

    Finding failure modes for Japanese internet connected servers isn't exactly hard. Saw a demo of a well-known Japanese gaming company server failure last week. Basically, they let players play and get the cash over and over and over again at the end of a level. Turned out that replaying back those same network packets worked. It is still broken 2 months after the company was notified.

    This is a common issue in games where points or internal cash are used. The guy who found it just wanted access to more levels and found he could "achieve" 500,000 extra points daily this way, just replaying the same packet over for about a day, then force a reconnection, get new connection creds and go again for another day.

    It is hard to make a good, legal, living by finding bugs in other people's stuff. That really needs to be a by-product of your real day-job.

    As every hacker knows, there is no better security tool than your own brain. Never trust AV - they only deal with last years issues and only 50-80% of those. Most people put entirely too much trust in security tools running on their systems. The odd thing is that my professional E&O insurance policy requires that I run some AV on all my systems even when it is nearly a complete waste of time. They wrote their requirements thinking everyone runs Windows. We don't.

    Posted in: Japan seeks 'white-hat' hackers to defend against cyberattacks

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    theFu

    So, I did a little math when this was first released a few days ago. If we have a spacecraft that can accelerate at 1g for the entire trip, it will take a little over 7 yrs (ship-time) to get there. This is without warp drive.

    Of course, back on Earth, the clock would have gone something like 42 yrs.

    With current, existing, human technology, the trip is something like 121,000 yrs. That's with nuclear powered electric plasma drives.

    The most likely top speed for humans without reaching too far into fantasy is about 10% of C using huge solar sails. Japan is the current leader in solar sail tech. We'd tack downward towards the Sun/Sol, then turn to take full force of the photons pushing away in the direction desired to achieve the greatest top speed. This drops the time to about 1200 yrs.

    A solar sail the size of Tx would be needed for a minimal crew. Origami would be used to back and unfold the sail in space.

    Posted in: 7 Earth-like planets discovered around single star

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    You foresee the Mexican army launching an invasion, then?

    No. Mexico is our friends (after they pay for the wall) and do a better job preventing everyone south of them getting through Mexico to jump the Rio Grande. Canada, Bahamas, Cuba, Haitians, Dominican Rep and the British VIs - those are the real threats!

    Posted in: Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

  • 0

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    Are the monthly maintenance costs covered for the next 50 years too? That would change my answer completely.

    Posted in: If money were no object, would you buy an apartment, existing home, or have one built to order in Japan?

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    theFu

    Being a pentester in Japan would be fun for a few months, but not longer than that.

    Last time I worked in Japan, there were too many meetings (about 3 hrs a day) and the daily hours were 4-8hrs too high. Expecting someone to work 16 hrs a day is NOT something I'm willing to do.

    After working there, I changed all my contracts to specifically be paid daily rates, 8 hours max, and have all parking everywhere covered, even back in the USA. When our corporate office moved downtown from the suburbs, I was pissed about $300/month parking costs.

    Posted in: Japan seeks 'white-hat' hackers to defend against cyberattacks

  • -4

    theFu

    I recall when Walmart stocked American-made goods in preference to foreign-made goods. After Sam died, that changed.

    Posted in: CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't

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    Our solar system has 3 planets inside the "goldie locks zone" too.

    This find also give credence to a number of scifi books and TV shows with many planets having near-Earth gravity.

    And don't be fooled by the images. Nobody can take a photo of these planets from our solar system and definitely NOT from Earth. Those images are meant as possible artist conceptions based on guesses for atmospheric gases, diameters and orbits (which provide mass).

    Posted in: 7 Earth-like planets discovered around single star

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    Personally I see splitting up families as more egregious than living in a country without a piece of paper that allows them to.

    I do too. Send the kids back with the parents to their home country - I bet their is family there missing them. How could you split up a family in that way?

    I'd like to amend the Constitution to prevent any child born of either parent illegally residing in the USA from gaining automatic citizenship too. Other countries do this. Would like to see citizenship become a formal choice which requires some effort to achieve too. A minimal civics test like naturalized citizens take required for adults.

    It isn't like the USA is the single best country in the world. There are lots and lots of options. Japan, for example.

    Posted in: Millions living in U.S. illegally targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

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    Sam nailed it.

    These people are not immigrants. They are illegal aliens. They are committing a crime.

    How would you like it if squatters moved into your home, uninvited, expected you to pay for their health care, babies, schools for their children. You'd want them removed, right?

    People employing them should be fined $100K per incident or 2x the illegal worker's income, whichever is higher. Employers should risk their homes, businesses, future by hiring anyone here illegally. I don't know how to stop the flood without turning off the work availability.

    Posted in: Millions living in U.S. illegally targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

  • -1

    theFu

    Hey Libs!!! Do you think calling all republicans stupid will get any to cross-over to your way of thinking? Your mother should have taught you better. I bet she did, actually. Did you forget the lesson about name calling? It appears so.

    President Trump is making lots and lots of mistakes. He probably saw 30 seconds of a TV show and assumed it was live. Simple mistake. All of Europe showed their huge hearts in accepting millions of refugees. Commenting from Japan (of all places), is a little disingenuous - 28 refugees in 2016? I'd be embarrassed. http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/asiapacific/2017/02/09/japan-accepted-just-28-refugees-in-2016.html Not much of leg to stand on related to anything refugee related, IMHO.

    Congress will learn they need to prevent Pres Trump from doing stupid things. How they do that will depend on how much BROAD support they get from Americans of all leanings. I'm a libertarian. Fiscally, I lean towards the republicans. Socially, I lean towards the democrats, unless it directly costs me thousands of extra $$$/yr. Generally, I want the govt out of my and YOUR business except when absolutely necessary. If I could, I'd try to reduce the size of the Federal govt 50% over the next 50 years. I think most Americans living outside inner cities feel the same when you ask. We are mature enough to take care of ourselves and don't need someone else to take our money because it is "good for us", then return 50% of it later. Isn't that how California feels too?

    I wish Pres Trump didn't say stupid things. Definitely. I wish he didn't lie as well, but I don't have any doubt that he is trying to keep his campaign promises, just like Pres Obama tried. The fact that I don't like them all from either man, doesn't mean they shouldn't try.

    Posted in: Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

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    theFu

    Been using cauliflower as a low-carb replacement for rice (which I love!) and it has been working. The only problem is that cauliflower isn't available all the time. Looked today and none were available. Last week, the bin was overflowing.

    Goes great with Thai food and curries.

    Posted in: Cauliflower is a surprisingly versatile vegetable

  • 1

    theFu

    30 min outdoors in the sun with arms exposed to sunlight is all most people need, every few days.

    If that isn't possible or you live at a higher latitude, nobody has ever overdosed on D without taking mega-doses (50,000 IU), daily, for months http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-d-toxicity/faq-20058108 , so taking 2000 IU every day or 2 isn't risky. For many people, low D is also tied to depression. Cheap insurance in the pills, especially during winter.

    Posted in: Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study

  • -4

    theFu

    In the USA, everyone who isn't in the military has the right to free speech. That includes John McCain.

    President Trump is learning that when the pay scales are set, people will say no. They couldn't pay me enough to accept any position in the administration.

    Can we please be clear on something? No all republicans "supported" President Trump. He was just the lesser evil choice. In my family, we discussed hoping for "something to happen" to either of the presidential choices, implying that either VP was a better choice. Voting for then Mr. Trump was a vote for an outsider. We are tired of insider politics. We were so fed up with that stuff that anyone outside Washington was better, even a complete boob like President Trump.

    OTOH, my stocks have never been higher, up 10% in the last month! Businesses seem to be very happy about the new President. Disarray seems to be good for business.

    Posted in: Trump's team in disarray, McCain tells Europe

  • 0

    theFu

    None of my business what other adults choose to do with their bodies. Probably should be regulated like regular cigs, since we don't have hundreds of years of knowledge about what these things may or may not cause.

    I don't want to smell them or have "2nd-hand smoke" from them.

    Posted in: What do you think of e-cigarettes?

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    Probably some yet-unannounced distribution deal coming in a few months.

    Posted in: Publisher of some of Japan’s most popular anime suddenly restricts exports of its Blu-rays, DVDs

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