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Comment: Re:Oh For Crying Out Loud (Score 1) 161

by BrokenHalo (#49369337) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption
Those that figure it out will survive.

Hmmm. From a terrorist's point of view, those who bypass encryption entirely will survive, at least for long enough to do what they intend. A one-to-one conversation on a beach or other exposed place is a good way of achieving this, and it would appear that they know it.

Those IS nutjobs seem to have learned that the best way to avoid being trapped in the mesh of surveillance programs is to fragment their operations to the extent that they all operate as lone wolves. It clearly works.

Most people who need to be concerned about excessive and intrusive government surveillance are everyday people who just like to have the bathroom door shut while they're having a dump.

Comment: Re:Windows 10 (Score 1) 135

by Espectr0 (#48901969) Attached to: DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

moot point. it will probably cost you nothing, because if you are running XP, you aren't buying this. If you are running XP, then you are buying a new machine and chances are it will come with either a recent OS or 10 itself.

People with old machines building their own new machines and getting 10 will be in the minority. Tip: get a cheap 7/8.1 license to upgrade for free to 10.

Comment: Vandalism unnecessary. (Score 1) 87

Maybe I'm just showing my age (OK, downhill side of 50), but it seems to me that just about any whitegoods type of appliance these days is made to such shoddy standards, it would be pretty much impossible to attribute failure to vandalism on anyone's part.

A dishwasher or washing machine from just about any reputable manufacturer used to last 20+ years. Nowadays we can count ourselves lucky if they work for 5 years. So much for advances in technology. :(

Comment: Re:I still don't get the love for WhatsApp. (Score 1) 65

by Espectr0 (#48132333) Attached to: WhatsApp's Next Version To Include VoIP Calls and Recording

Step 1: get an iphone or borrow one from a family/friend.
Step 2: put your sim card in it.
Step 3: buy whatsapp in the app store for 1$
Step 4: remove sim card.
Step 5: install your sim card onto your Android phone.
Step 6: install whatsapp in your phone.

Lifetime license for 1$. You are welcome.

Comment: Re:Tips? (Score 1) 125

by Espectr0 (#47954333) Attached to: NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

I was looking at the 970 just before you posted, i can't believe that kind of performance at less than 100$ more of my budget, with that incredible low power draw (which is important to me, on my country we are heavily penalized for high power consumption, since we have blackouts every day)

It's tempting... Let's see what happens on december.

Elliptic paraboloids for sale.