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Comment: Supply chain injection (Score 3, Interesting) 163 163

I'm curious how you'd actually inject these into the supply chain.

At the minimum it seems like you'd need some undercover work, and to be really effective the best way would probably be to catch and turn some of the actual dealers. Conversely, I suppose it wouldn't take more then 1 or 2 deals-cut in order to seriously undermine and devalue the entire trade.

Comment: Re:There is no such thing as non-empirical science (Score 2) 364 364

String theory has in no way become dogma, except to those who keep looking for drama where there is none.

No one's going to be rejecting LHC results which explicitly refute large chunks of string theory (and lets be clear: every particle accelerator has been setting some fairly rigorous bounds on all sorts of hypotheses over the years). Just as people were plenty interested in a possible confirmation of neutrinos moving faster then light in a major experiment.

Comment: Re:Desktop replaced by laptops, pads and phones? (Score 1) 155 155

disagree. These mobile devices are useful when on the move but next to useless for doing real work.

Most people never do real work on their computing devices, so it is difficult to understand your objection, which seems to be based on a total lack of understanding of how most people use them. The majority of people spend almost literally 100% of their time in the browser, and would be best served by a Chromebook, tablet, or phone, depending on whether they write much and how much screen real estate they need. For watching larger media, there's Chromecast.

I am not actually a big fan of the everything-is-connected-we-know-what-you're-watching Chrome video ecosystem, but for the average person it's probably a very good choice.

I guess all those computers in offices are just for show? All the people who schedule and calendar with their cellphones are faking it? My friends laptops at home which absolutely have to have Office and a VPN aren't real?

You know where Windows 8 and all the other UI mis-steps of the last few years have come from? This exact, elitist, "I'm an IT Guy" sentiment.

Comment: And here I am about to ditch Chrome... (Score 3, Interesting) 102 102

And here I am about to ditch Chrome for Firefox because the 4+gb of memory usage on desktop with a bunch of inactive tabs open is meaning I can't really do work properly anymore because my machine is liable to lock up from running out of memory. And this isn't hundreds of tabs - it's like, 30-40 tops.

Comment: Re:Except you didn't, therefore (Score 1) 150 150

Also every single place with a complicated password policy ends up with users choosing the most similar types of simple password that are allowed. They then write them down because they can't remember them. You can always tell when some jackass has got in charge of password security because a long keyphrase like "Goats jumping over the martian plains!" gets rejected, but "abc123!@#" gets accepted because it has a number in it.

Comment: Re:Idiots (Score 2) 221 221

Also every wireless signalling system I've ever seen for data tends to introduce a ton more latency with all the processing necessary for high throughput than any wired equivalents. This is even becoming a problem with high speed ethernet since past 10Gbps it's essentially RF modulation schemes again.

Comment: Re:Kickstarter (Score 1) 227 227

Can you elaborate on why this is fucked up and why valve's sounds better? Genuinely curious.

A history of actually shipping the stuff they talk about... And lots of shipping Linux games.

HL3 is any day now...

Seriously? I have a DK2 sitting on my desk right now. I was plaing Elite Dangerous with it a couple of hours ago.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"