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  1. Nothing to see here. Move along, now.

    (cough)

    Comment by Fawkes News (#BarackLiesMatter) — June 15, 2015 @ 8:31 am

  2. Saw the news stories. This is a catastrophe of almost unimaginable proportions and consequences. If we had a parliamentary system, it ought to bring down the government. But of course not here, in more ways than one.

    What little I’ve seen of Federal systems, there is a reckless disregard for the obvious and staggering incompetence pretty much everywhere you look. It will be interesting (and surprising) to see if anyone that matters learns anything from this.

    Comment by Ironic in Denver — June 15, 2015 @ 9:05 am

  3. It’s okay.
    I think one of my official photos includes a rude finger gesture.
    This is pretty much what it would look like:

    Chest-beating aside,
    I have no words for the total, unmitigated fuquppe that this is.

    Now,
    sit back and imagine the disaster that centralized medical information will be.

    Bottom line:
    everyone will be blackmailable and intimidatable by criminal, US gov’t, and foreign bad-actors and teenagers.

    Yeah, Orwellian.
    No, worse than Orwellian.

    Comment by DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this) — June 15, 2015 @ 9:23 am

  4. imagine the disaster that centralized medical information will be is

    FIFY

    fuquppe
    I admire your command of Frentch!
    ; >

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — June 15, 2015 @ 9:49 am

  5. Also,
    hackers are able to turn DC’s 5-hrs-of-morning-commute mess into a 24/7 thing.

    Comment by DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this) — June 15, 2015 @ 10:04 am

  6. Kinda puts the social manipulation aside as all the necessary information is available to figure out passwords and accounts.

    Time to airgap important systems and databases now that the barn is empty?

    Comment by mech — June 15, 2015 @ 10:04 am

  7. Proxy prelude to invasion.
    Identify who is bought, traded, and sold.
    Identify who can be coerced.
    Identify who are not compliant enough to leave alone.

    Extreme prejudice. I thought the Soviets were something, until I experienced the Chinese Nationals.

    Man. Start with the government, work your way down.
    Good news, they all hate each other.
    Bad news, they ally against our God given freedoms, which they hate even more.

    Just a digital boot, stomping on a face, in bullet time.

    Comment by neal — June 15, 2015 @ 11:18 am

  8. Just think what this data will be worth if offered for rent to, oh, sayyy the Mafia.
    … or the DNC.

    (What? Okay, yeah, same thing.)

    Comment by DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this) — June 15, 2015 @ 12:24 pm

  9. Wait…4 MILLION Federal workers moochers. Are you freakin’ kidding me?

    Comment by Stick — June 15, 2015 @ 1:11 pm

  10. …. the Mafia.
    … or the DNC.
    (What? Okay, yeah, same thing.)

    Not quite. The Mafia has something resembling a code of honor, whereas honor is something no Democrat politician has.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — June 15, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

  11. Going digital, and/or using the Internet for anything that absolutely, positively must work every time is a death wish, stupidity, pollyannish, opium dream, naivette.

    Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
    I sure hope to goodness the Grid is an isolated system, utterly disconnected from anything outside itself.

    I think what the assholes in charge really want to do with digital grid management is a scam for getting their control into our houses and deeper into our lives – think ameliorating Climate Change via controlling your hot water, HVAC use, essentially rationing power at will rather than let market price control usage.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — June 15, 2015 @ 2:12 pm

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