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Comment: Re:Falsifiability is not optional for science (Score 1) 694

by BasilBrush (#47434487) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

If you'd like to assert that falsifiability isn't required

You're the one doing the asserting that a falsifiable statement *is* required for science. I'm not required to prove a negative.

It is not and never has been a requirement for science. It's a belief of the philosopher Karl Popper, and nothing more.

Comment: Re:Where the fault lies? (Score 1) 224

by BasilBrush (#47423367) Attached to: Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

Gotcha. Security shouldn't be layered or redundant. As long you've got one method that should be secure your good right.

There's a difference between relying on code and relying on hardware encryption.

Are you really willing to put all your trust in truecrypt

Good lord no. That's code.

That's not religion. That's common sense.

Science often proves common sense wrong.

Comment: Re:What's next (Score 1) 67

by BasilBrush (#47422629) Attached to: Apple Hires Away TAG Heuer's VP of Global Sales

But just like the Macintosh vs Wintel battles of the 80s-90s, the cheaper substitutes will tend to win out over the long run in mind and marketshare as the lower cost devices gain in quality

If that were true, Commodore would have won, not the PC. PCs were expensive back then. Not as expensive as Macs but far more expensive than PET/C64/Amiga.

The hard part for Apple is to keep churning out super innovative products like the original Macintosh, Mac OS X, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and maybe the iWatch-or-whatever-they'll-call-it.

Not really. None of those have been the very first of their category. Apple's secret is hard work following a particular set of design principles, not lucky flashes of inspiration.

Comment: Re:Both (Score 1) 224

by BasilBrush (#47416709) Attached to: Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

How do they throw away the keys? If they're just zeroing the area with the identity/security info it might not be that much more secure.

It's hardware decryption. The key only ever exist within the SOC. Throwing away the decryption key means overwriting it with a new one. There is no possibility of recovery.

"Zeroing the storage space" probably does not overwrite anything on flash storage. Flash is very resistant to writing anything to a block unless it has to, as there are limited numbers of writes before the the block becomes unusable. Writing random data will, but at a cost of significant time. And it's still less secure than deleting the key of an encrypted drive.

Comment: Re:Not surprising. (Score 1) 694

by BasilBrush (#47415455) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

"Banning racism"... That's a good one. You can't ban thoughts â" not yet, anyway. At most, you can prohibit some manifestations of those thoughts...

Thoughts are irrelevant. Only actions impinge on others. And in civilised countries racist actions are already banned.

that's not the reason for the Blacks' poverty. You see, Asians are targets of racism too â" in America. Jews were targets of racism in Europe for centuries â" and remain in certain places. Yet, neither of those two groups are worse off, on average, than the surrounding population at large. In fact, they tend to be better off â" despite the racism.

Not in the same way. Black racism consists of the assumption that they are criminal, violent and or stupid. Theses are not the assumptions about Asians or Jews. Which means they don't suffer the same disadvantages in the employment market that blacks do.

There are complex cultural differences too, but their existence doesn't mean that the racism element isn't significant and probably prominent.

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