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Comment: Re:Not going to work. (Score 1) 265

by DigiShaman (#49549611) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

Suricou sorta has a point though. Intel HD video is all processed on CPU; which is the majority of OEM laptops and desktop computers now. So being that Intel is taking part in this, either the hardware will be implemented in the next CPU revision, or on a bridge chip someplace on the motherboard.

Comment: Re:image lightning? you mean seed lightning (Score 3, Interesting) 48

by DigiShaman (#49544713) Attached to: Cosmic Rays Could Reveal Secrets of Lightning On Earth

Then explain lightning from the ground-up? I'll include the following quote form nssl.noaa.gov

Q: Does lightning strike from the sky down, or the ground up?
A: The answer is both. Cloud-to-ground lightning comes from the sky down, but the part you see comes from the ground up. A typical cloud-to-ground flash lowers a path of negative electricity (that we cannot see) towards the ground in a series of spurts. Objects on the ground generally have a positive charge. Since opposites attract, an upward streamer is sent out from the object about to be struck. When these two paths meet, a return stroke zips back up to the sky. It is the return stroke that produces the visible flash, but it all happens so fast - in about one-millionth of a second - so the human eye doesn't see the actual formation of the stroke.

Comment: Re:Google: Select jurors who understand stats. (Score 2) 333

by DigiShaman (#49544133) Attached to: Median Age At Google Is 29, Says Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Well, now that ROSS has entered the workforce, things are about to get a lot worse for the majority of lawyers employed. It will thin the ranks. In fact, the further it goes up the chain, the more paranoid politicians will become. If there was ever the impetus to legislate AI from employment opportunities, ROSS could give them all the ammo they need.

Comment: Re:TANSTAAFL (Score 3) 169

by DigiShaman (#49537623) Attached to: USGS: Oil and Gas Operations Could Trigger Large Earthquakes

So I've read that what's happening is the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back". Meaning all this activity only hastened the inevitable; an earthquake. Some geologists have stated that in hindsight, this may actually be a good thing in that it releases stress that would otherwise buildup and cause an even bigger quake at a much later date. Much MUCH later I would think. So I dunno, if a mag 7 goes off, could you really prove who or what caused it though??

Comment: Re:But it does (Score 2) 127

by DigiShaman (#49536601) Attached to: POS Vendor Uses Same Short, Numeric Password Non-Stop Since 1990

And the customer will simply set it to....

Than the onus of responsibility lies with the client of the vendor and not with the PoS vendor directly. Yes, the PoS vendor could enforce password complexity because it's industry best practice to do so, but not required unless legislated into law.

Comment: Re:No cuts are ever possible (Score 1) 195

by DigiShaman (#49534179) Attached to: House Bill Slashes Research Critical To Cybersecurity

For something that no one in the military actually wants.

Think of it as.... as a "concept plane". I perpetual R&D funding project to filter into other projects. The F-35 just so happens to be that catalyst.

Yes, yes, YES!! It's all so clear now is it not? Yeah, fucking disgusting is what it is!

Comment: Re:What about software developers? (Score 2) 189

by DigiShaman (#49528409) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10

I'm not a dev, but work with them. As I understand it, they work in OSX or Windows with full access to the resources they need. They test, then publish. If that means obtaining a method of certification, so be it. Otherwise, home-brew apps will just have to include instructions on temporarily allowing access to the program.

In OSX at least, I can run Onyx for the first time, then go back and re-enable "Mac Store and Identified Develops". My preferences for that one application is retained as the rule to the exception.

Comment: Re:privacy :{ (Score 1) 189

by DigiShaman (#49527665) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10

1. It's from an AC. Any attitude goes.

2. You really should have been asking the questions, not making a baseless statement.

However, in a manor of speaking, you may be correct. If the cert has become compromised, it could quickly be revoked. Not sure what that technically means for apps already installed and running on an existing workstation/server however.

Comment: Re:FTFY (Score 4, Insightful) 189

by DigiShaman (#49527585) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10

For home use, I'm sure this is going to be disabled quickly - just like the firewall.

Really? Do home users disable allowed app verification in OSX? No? Thought so!

Windows (like iOS and OSX) is no longer just an operating system, it's a platform. The new paradigm is to download from the app store ecosystem where it's vetted. Even Android has this process. The days of downloading programs from dubious vendors and websites zipping up files via shareware/freeware is over. In OSX, it ca be overridden to run programs like Onyx which is real easy with a few mouse clicks; but most people don't do that, let alone download Onyx either.

Comment: Re:Whatsisname is...mistaken (Score 3, Interesting) 284

by DigiShaman (#49520899) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers

Excellent questions and underlaying premise. On the face of it logically, yeah, I would tend to agree. But, the issue here is psychological in human nature. The ultra wealthy tend to be decadent, arrogant, condescending, and overall live in a warped reality from the rest of us. Often when they feel guilty under fear of shame, they will propose changes in lifestyles for everyone else except for themselves (see carbon trading, and other environmental movements along with public health). They truly live with double standards. In fact, we see it today with our most power politicians in office and the corporate masters that collude with them. At the end of the day, the ultra wealthy have are beyond material wealth. For these select few of powerful people, their lives have to continue to matter; so they face inward towards the rest of society. And now I leave you and everyone else with the following quote.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

-C.S. Lewis

Comment: Re:Whatsisname is...mistaken (Score 4, Insightful) 284

by DigiShaman (#49520113) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers

It's called an aristocracy, and it's gell-ing together. Call it "Techno Feudalism". Most of us will be serfs indeed.

The Middle Class will be viewed as an oddity of human history. But a simple and brief blip on the radar. A have/ have not society has ALWAYS been the norm; and for much of the world, still is.

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