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BREAKING: Donald Trump declares war on wrong Korea
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Politics and Current Events / Removing Guapo
I wanted to do one too
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You're all missing the big picture. Shitty for-profit "coding camp" programs won't pay for themselves.
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You should probably subtract out medicaid expenses too, since the medicaid enrollees would be covered under medicare-for-all.

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Medicaid spending grew 9.7% to $545.1 billion in 2015, or 17 percent of total NHE.
https://www.cms.gov/research-statistics-data-and-systems/statistics-trends-and-reports/nationalhealthexpenddata/nhe-fact-sheet.html

or just combine medicare and medicaid into one lump and calculate healthcare costs for universal coverage based on their aggregate

edit: I guess the way you did it you don't need to subtract out medicaid costs, but you could still re-run the numbers based on medicaid-cost-per-person and aggregate medicare+medicaid-cost-per-person

addendum to edit: surprise it doesn't change much
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Disagree that PII can be gleaned from a browsing history.

Yeah well ya suck at data-mining, which is especially embarrassing since you have an abbreviation for "personally identifiable information."

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Navigating to a site leaves my IP and MAC

MAC addresses aren't transmitted over the internet, dumbass. You can connect to the internet just fine using a LAN protocol that doesn't even use MAC addresses (eg PPP, token ring, DOCSIS, ATM, any of the bazillion cell standards...).

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but purchase history is encrypted (HTTPS) so not viewable

I don't think anyone was talking about purchase history, but even ignoring that, it's basically bullshit. HTTPS encrypts *most* data sent over it, but it doesn't encrypt the domain name (and it basically can't in any meaningful way, due to how it works). So when you visit https://horseporn.xxx/subscribe.html, your ISP won't know you visited the specific page subscribe.html (unless they know a bit about the structure of horseporn.xxx and do some really easy datamining), but your request for horseporn.xxx is transmitted unencrypted.

Oh, and since HTTPS runs over TCP, all the usual TCP datamining tricks work. Imagine looking over a traffic log that looked like this:
  • user agent (AKA web browser) connects to horseporn.xxx
  • user agent receives HTTPS payload approximately the size of subscribe.html
  • pause in data transmission, roughly the amount of time it takes to fill in payment info
  • back and forth traffic consistent with payment processing (there aren't all that many payment systems widely used so it's easy to characterize them)
  • user agent connects to third-party payment verification site
  • user agent receives additional data from horseporn.xxx consistent with "payment accepted" page
Any guess what the user just did?

Also HTTPS is only as secure as the certificates it uses and the certificate agencies that issue them. There are hundreds, maybe *thousands* of "trusted" CAs accepted by most modern OSes. Some of them have been hacked; some circumvent essential security practices; some hand out certs for "bankofamerica.com" or whatever without bothering to verify that the receiving entity is actually Bank of America or whoever; and some just plain take bribes.

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and is stored in a different segment of long-term memory so not collectible in the same data grab as browsing history.

what the fuck is this i can't even

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Metadata is up to whomever architects the website,

No fucking idea what he means by "metadata" in this context.

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whomever architects the website,
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whomever architects the website,
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whomever architects the website,

for emphasis

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probably updated constantly to meet changing market demands, but will NEVER contain PII as it is embedded in the CSS or XML, not on the client side.

dynamically updated XML-metadata market demand synergies

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I like single sing-on and we use (what is supposed to be) SSO for our corporate site. This does not protect a user from browsing history

oh god please protect me from browsing history, the librarian who works that section has a weird mole

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unless the ISP spoofs the MAC or generalizes/anonymizes either the MAC or IP.

but what if they spoof the IP proxy with a CSS hack?

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In either case, PII is not part of the problem and the author of the news piece conflated the two. Meaning they have no technical expertise to write intelligently on the subject

the pot calls the bicycle a cooking vessel commonly used to heat liquids

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They [...] is guilty of spreading incorrect information to the public.

yah dudebro, they is guilty af
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ask me why I want to throttle this fuck
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Disagree that PII can be gleaned from a browsing history. Navigating to a site leaves my IP and MAC but purchase history is encrypted (HTTPS) so not viewable and is stored in a different segment of long-term memory so not collectible in the same data grab as browsing history. Metadata is up to whomever architects the website, probably updated constantly to meet changing market demands, but will NEVER contain PII as it is embedded in the CSS or XML, not on the client side.

I like single sing-on and we use (what is supposed to be) SSO for our corporate site. This does not protect a user from browsing history unless the ISP spoofs the MAC or generalizes/anonymizes either the MAC or IP.

In either case, PII is not part of the problem and the author of the news piece conflated the two. Meaning they have no technical expertise to write intelligently on the subject and is guilty of spreading incorrect information to the public.

I smell toast
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efi is a category of firmware tho

(also they run an OS/driver stack on top of the firmware, and the web interface runs on top of the OS layer)
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FYI, check the existing BIOS on the router.  I've noticed a few new ones have the same capability as ddwrt provides on the older models.
Routers don't have BIOS, they have EFI. You moron. You idiot. You cretin.

Also ASUS just uses a reskinned version of DDWRT on all of their routers. The web interface is more limited, but if you're willing to SSH into them and fuck with IPTABLES and adapter settings, you can do the same stuff as DDWRT.
get an ac router with good specs
gigabit is meaningless if the router cant handle the thruput
lots of ram (32+mb) and flash(8+mb), and fast cpu

most routers supported by dd-wrt or tomato are good enough
https://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
AC still has an unjustifiable price premium, and won't help in situations where throughput is limited by range and not maximum bitrate. A good N router is a better choice.

I can do ~144mbps with a pair of these:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320091
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I'd stow this sort of thing until a few pages have gone by and we've forgotten that you don't know what a transformer is.

but you're the dipshit who said "transformers don't work with DC"
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more like fart of the deal XD XD XD

the aren't of the deal
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https://newrepublic.com/article/120894/david-samuels-rap-rap-1991

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In part because of young whites like Shecter and van Meter, rap's influence on the street continues to decline.
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punching nazis is art, not speech
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buy a dorky alien-spider-beast router

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320244

alternatively you can buy a pair of N66U or AC66U routers, reflash them with ddwrt, and use them to make a wifi link that can easily reach 200mbps, over a fairly long distance, through multiple walls, using the less-congested but not-good-at-wall-penetration 5GHz spectrum
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Do I, as a free person, have a responsibility to punch this weird dumb fuck in the throat?
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Just posted that over in Trumpocalypse, but if we're doing hypocrisy how about Donald "Five Deferments" Trump cosplaying as a military man?



12 aircraft carriers! And our military will lead the world in zeppelin technology!
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Can someone remind me who this low-rent Question Mark clone is?
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
Bakune u show up in interesting places