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Comment: Re:New potential battleground? (Score 1) 118

by Dynedain (#47501355) Attached to: Preparing For Satellite Defense

By contrast to get even the same small warhead to geostationary, with guidance and course course correction ability, will require a rocket very similar to that used to put geostats into orbit in the first place.

I think you just backed up my claim. Reread what I wrote. If you can get a satellite to a specific point, you can get a weapon there as well.

By payload I am referring to the use type, not the mass. Assuming equivalent mass, it doesn't matter if you're throwing up a few kilograms of circuitry or a a few kilograms of rock.

Comment: Re:Dumb dumb dumb advice... (Score 2) 280

by Dynedain (#47467569) Attached to: Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

I love KeePass, but the community needs some help...

There's a myriad of client apps for it, but the 1.7 vs 2.X database formats fragments the market.

2.X requires Mono if you want to run it on Linux or OSX.

I wish they had a central dev team with first-class OSX, Windows, and Linux versions like VLC or Transmission.

Comment: Re:Subpoena vs Warrent (Score 1) 749

by Dynedain (#47452381) Attached to: Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

Uh, no.

A warrant means that law enforcement has the legal standing to search and seize evidence in your control (forcibly if need be).

A subpoena means that you, the targeted party, are required by law to provide the evidence demanded.

Jurisdictional boundaries aren't the difference. A warrant can be issued internationally. The key difference is authorizing a government-operated search versus a legal demand that you provide evidence. The entities involved and their roles is the key distinction.

Comment: Re:Will this affect overseas profits tax evasion? (Score 4, Insightful) 749

by Dynedain (#47452309) Attached to: Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

Tax avoidance is by definition, figuring out what is legal, what is not, and adjusting accordingly.

Claiming your charitable donations on your tax return (which you're supposed to do) is tax avoidance. If the laws allow for undesirable tax avoidance behaviors, then they should be changed.

Comment: Re:PHP is a very solid choice (Score 1) 536

Foundation is not a server-side or even an web app framework. Neither is Bootstrap.

Both are layout frameworks for HTML and CSS, with a smattering of JS thrown in to make some nice client-side widgets behave consistently. The original post is asking about languages and application frameworks, not layout systems.

Comment: Re:Node.js (Score 2) 536

When building pages to send to the client, there's a lot of value in building DOM structures server-side. Having powerful DOM-manipulation tools is an advantage.

Plus, if you run the same language on both ends, you can start to do some really interesting things, like the Meteor framework, where the same functions exist on both sides of the fence, and work the same way.

Think of the power that exist(ed) in using .NET on both the server and IE. It was proprietary, but made huge advancements in rapid development and deployment.

Node.JS and other JS-on-the-server approaches are making this happen in a OS and browser agnostic way.

Comment: Re:Smart-watches are for watch-wearers (Score 1) 427

by Dynedain (#47325965) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Did you forget what you wrote?

because it's easier to look at my wrist (especially while driving) than it is to pull my phone out

In your justification for a watch you emphasized the one scenario where you are in the extremely small minority, to the point of it being almost incredulous. That's why people are focusing in on it.

Your larger point is valid, but got overshadowed by how you phrased your position.

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