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Experts Exchange is based in San Luis Obispo, otherwise known to locals as 'SLO'.  The city of SLO lost a valued member of its community a few months ago.  
Frank [Stone] built a reputation for “diligence and accuracy as a premier source of public safety news and reporting up and down the Central Coast"

Recently, the city's assemblyman voted for a bill to name a portion of its highway to this man.  On to the California State Senate Rules Committee.  I hope it passes there as well.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article161375423.html
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Indeed... Huge loss to the community. Glad to see this being considered.
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I am not big in talking about politics, but this blog post does a detailed analysis of some claims researchers made linking Donald Trump's e-mail servers to a russian bank server. I figured maybe some folks here who actually understand how DNS works would find it interesting.
https://weaponizedautism.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/trump-dns-logs-fabricated/
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by:Kyle Santos
tl;dr the logs look fabricated to damage Trump.  Thanks for sharing this.  It is interesting to see the lengths at which this author is able to explain this information and leave it for us to decide that 'fake news' is prevalent.
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I can't see much that definitely indicates fabrication, primarily because there is no identification of exactly how the logs were produced nor what DNS produced them.

So, for BIND8 or 9, while it's true that the client ID should normally include {#portno:}, every address in each of the logs is exactly 12 chars wide and that opens the possibility that the field is simply formatted for that width so that it's truncated on the right. It could also be that it's not a full BINDx implementation or a faulty one, or even not "BIND" but perhaps a Microsoft DNS or something else. If it's BIND, the "+" near the right would indicate a "recursive" query and the subsequent address would be the address of the recursive server. To have that be the same IP address as the e-mail server would seem to make almost perfect sense given the supposed purpose of the setup.

The logs were apparently validated by Paul Vixie. It's hard to think of anyone in the world more qualified than he.

Alfa Bank fairly quickly sent a pretty severe "cease and desist" letter to the researchers, threatening plenty of legal action. It seems to have been nothing but a bluff in hopes of scaring the researchers off. The researchers turned it over to their attorneys who promptly replied with a "put up or shut up" response. The eventual return response from Alfa Bank has been... well, apparently nothing.

I'm not at all convinced that the "blog post" analysis has much merit.

It's definitely plausible that "Tea Leaves" and "April Lorenzen" are one and the same. If true, that raises a flag that the analysis of the DNS logs should be questioned. But it isn't an indication that that analysis is wrong nor even flawed. In the absence of actual evidence, there seems nothing more to add.
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On July 12, "Hold your ground!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t4xMgrpjBs
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UpGuard's cyber risk analyst, Chris Vickery, discovers 198 million US voting records in an Amazon S3 bucket freely available online. One particular spreadsheet also calculates the voters probabilities for situations such as "how likely you are to have voted for a certain presidential candidate".  This breach is another reminder of how important personal data security is.
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by:Nicholas
Having this data in a public cloud provider is wrong to start with no?
After a quick glance through the article the data wasn't even encrypted.
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Millions of dollars worth of data analysis, available for anyone to download for free. Brilliant!
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Whoa, whoa, whoa... Apparently in West Virginia, being a State Senator is a part time job. Which means that a State Senator likely has to work a normal, private-sector job. A job for a company that might have a strong opinion about a particular vote. A company that then might fire the State Senator after they voted in a way the company didn't like... Uh... Conflict of interest much?

What do you think? Is this system broken? How would you fix this?
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by:Jim Horn
There's very few employers that would allow someone to be gone for six months of the year and only work half time the other six months, which is the normal time demands of a Minnesota state legislator, so I’m having a hard time imagining what these part-time legislators would do for a career.     When I was in the Army National Guard employers didn't even care for me being gone one weekend a month and two weeks a year.

At those salaries I'm surprised we don't hear more stories about bribery, corruption, and employer conflict of interest.

As a side note when Jesse 'The Body' Ventura was governor he frequently refereed pro wrestling matches.  No conflict of interest there as I don't think it would affect the state if 'Bruno the Midnight Stalker' or 'The Bushwackers' won.   I still think it would have been great if he hired Axe and Slash as his state budget directors.
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I've mostly assumed that most (or all?) states had 'part time' legislators. It's both expensive and very disruptive to live in a legislative district, yet spend perhaps half of the year in the capital. 'Expensive' isn't truly meaningful, since per diem amounts are usually (always?) supplied. Still, splittling life between two places has costs.

Any regular "job" almost necessarily must be given up. Any business might be at least partly abandoned for a couple years or more -- even when not in session back "home", legislative attention must be given to citizens.

In the OP case, I'd be very suspicious of someone at or near a 'C'-level executive position who kept that position upon election. There'd be practically no way to give necessary attention to corporate matters and also to legislative responsibilities and obligations unless the corporate board had its own agenda for having its personal legislator..
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For those of you who don't believe in climate change and think it's a hoax, can you explain your reasoning? I truly am interested in hearing points of views from the other side (I believe in it based upon all of the independent studies I've come across). I'm not trying to start a flame war here, I am legitimately interested in hearing peoples opinions.

Let's try to keep this civil and discuss in an orderly manner :)
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If I had to take a statement from each , based on the logical known history of the two of them who statistically would be more likely to speak the truth?
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Evolution ,global warming , religion etc.
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In light of President Trump being investigated, and given the current political climate, I wanted to share my personal viewpoint on these subjects.

I have no problem seeing a President get impeached for actively trying to impede an investigation against him (if the facts show this is the case). That being said, any truthful observer of 2017 American Politics must conclude that a kind of witch hunt's been going on since President Trump first took office. That’s not to say that President Trump hasn’t made some blunders or that the American people should ever turn a blind eye, but I believe serious damage is being done to our form of government. That's the real unfortunate thing here, not that a President might be impeached, but that the following message to the people is loud and clear: "If you don't like a President. It’s okay to withhold all support and pounce at the optimal moment."

Our democracy will be the weaker for having chosen this approach to “checking” President Trump. We’ve chosen to pick up the same insidious tool labeled “McCarthyism” by some and “Witch Hunt” by others. And now that this tool is fresh in-hand, it will be far easier for the next disgruntled group of Americans to run at the next President with it. Perhaps, successfully.

If precedence is set with this President, the trend will start. By precedence, I don’t mean impeachment (that’s happened before) but the whole-sale rejection of the legitimacy of a President followed by unrelenting…
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the whole-sale rejection of the legitimacy of a President followed by unrelenting fault-finding, culminating in an impeachment, that’s new.

This isn't new; unrelenting fault-finding is the very foundation of politics.
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Fair point Lucas.  However, "He's not my President" is a phrase I used to hear only very rarely in years past even among the most adamant detractors. They'd find fault but still show respect for the office. It feels much different today. I'm in my late 40's so I can only speak to what I've experienced in my lifetime of course.
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The Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 today to start the process of eliminating net neutrality rules and the classification of home and mobile Internet service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/net-neutrality-goes-down-in-flames-as-fcc-votes-to-kill-title-ii-rules/
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by:Lucas Bishop
net neutrality office space
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To submit complaints about the FCC getting rid of Net Neutrality, you can go here, then click "+Express" and fill out the form.

http://www.gofccyourself.com/
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by:Kyle Santos
Cool thank you
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by:Juana Villa
Done :D
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Hi
i have recently got interested in politics.
wondering if anyone can give tips on how to enter into it.
At a beginner level of course....what are the ways one can get involved in politics any advice articles ...etc...

Thanks
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Hi
how does one go about getting involved with poltics/political parties in india. or any general advice..
Thanks
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Hi,
I am confused between some hindi and there equivalent english words commonly used in Indian politics
vidhayak
member of parliament
member of legislative assembly
vidhansabha
sansad

i guess some of them have the same meaning in english above
please help me match them...
eg is vidhayak an mla ?
thanks
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Ok, so the new law in the process of being passed.  What does it do.  From what I understand, it repeals a law Obama signed in Oct. of last year that's not even in effect till the end of 2017, so nothing really changes right now.  ??  Does this mean I can simply go up to my ISP and ask to buy my neighbors browsing history to see where all they have been going?  Or can I buy a report on an application for work to see if they have any weird browsing history?  It seems the internet is just full of "the other side are a bunch of assholes!".  I just want to know what changes currently and in the near term if the law passes and if it fails.  Thanks
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I mainly use my VPN to change my location (Netflix has different shows available in different countries, and you can watch Doctor Who on BBC in England), but otherwise I don't use it much.
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by:Lucas Bishop
I run a vpn on my home computer and on my phone (when using public wifi) just because I can't stand the thought of my data being collected without my permission. It's not foolproof though. For example, on public wifi many of your personal apps will connect to the internet, before the VPN connection is established... hence a bunch of personal data is potentially exposed. Or your VPN could go down and the same scenario happens. Putting together an article might be a good exercise though!
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on youtube

I watch computer programming videos



as of 3 days ago; I now see united states president, donald trump videos

in related

I am using an old account

I think youtube changed algorithm

I notice the political videos include "new" word

can I block
politics or new
videos in my right side related videos
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Net Neutrality in the spotlight once again: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/fcc-chair-ajit-pai-wont-say-whether-hell-enforce-net-neutrality-rules/

Excerpt: Pai argues that removing regulations frees up money for ISPs to invest in building and upgrading networks.

My problem with that arrangement is whomever invests in implementing or upgrading infrastructure likely expects control over it. This can lead to difficulties applying regulation later as our needs and understanding change. Cable companies are a great example of this: http://gizmodo.com/5830956/why-the-government-wont-protect-you-from-getting-screwed-by-your-cable-company
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by:Brian Matis
Ugh...
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by:Lucas Bishop
Eventually there will be one company that owns all of the fiber. The monthly payment to access Google (the internet) will consist of having Google glasses implanted on your retina.
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I was wondering about this , they seem real close.
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Deploying ransomware is now officially illegal in California:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/watch-out-hackers-deploying-ransomware-is-now-a-crime-in-california/

The article notes that prior cases had been tried using existing extortion laws, so I wonder why ransomware needed its own specific version? Perhaps just a way to make it *extra* clear that it's illegal?
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