Speaking of routers, DD-WRT is vulnerable, but only if you use its VPN-service. It doesn't use OpenSSL for anything else, and if the VPN-service isn't enabled then there's not even that.
Mmmmno. Hybrid drives are convenient, I give you that, but they are very limited in what sort of information they have about the data and its uses and if/when a new filesystem format comes around which the drive's firmware doesn't understand the drive falls back to dumb block-based caching. Cache done on OS-side of things have access to things like frequency of use, what sort of situations are the files used, expected ranges of reads and writes in the various aforementioned situations, new, improved filesystems, actual content-type, which user or users are logged on and so on. The hybrid drive, for example, cannot know who is logged in or that the user likes to e.g. listen to certain playlist while doing image-manipulation -- it doesn't know how to predict these situations and preload/cache things accordingly.
A huge bunch of various talks and presentations that are only meaningful to someone who is already familiar with the project? No, that's far from clear and easily-accessible for someone who is not familiar with the stuff, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreedomBox seems like the most reasonable available explanation for it. And yet, it's totally not enough.
I still don't really get what they do or what they want, and I really have to say that this kind of approach really doesn't endear random people to the project -- people, that might otherwise start contributing to it. It wouldn't take them much more than a day or two to explain it all on their website and make the project and its developers more approachable, but alas, I get the feeling they want to maintain their own, precious little clique instead.
But there aren't many, if any, high visibility PC games that go out of their way to be hostile to KB/M.
Why would games even need to be KB+M - hostile? How does the capability of choosing to use one or the other form of input somehow work against using gamepads for people who like them?
Further more, there's no unified controller to design against.
Tbh, most developers just design against Microsoft's controller.
I'm sort of playing devil's advocate here because I hate pop-up ads, but you could put up a pretty strong argument that people accessing free (advertising supported) sites with adblock are the parasites.
Personally, there are two big reasons for why I block ads: 1) they're way too often enormously annoying, selling all the things I couldn't care less about and they make it hard to actually concentrate on the content I am on the website for in the first place. 2) they're one of the most popular ways of spreading malware on the Internet. Probably the most popular, in fact. I just do not trust ads. The websites I visit are generally more-or-less trustworthy, but the ads may come from anywhere in the world and from any sort of unscrupulous bastards. I just am not willing to compromise my security for a small amount of monetary benefit for the website-owner.
Not in this culture. We need to get back to a culture where you willingly pay what things are worth.
It's not that simple as that. If all websites moved away from advertisement-/user-tracking-based income generation to just blocking everything out until you pay a subscription fee then a lot of all the information on the Internet would instantly be locked away from children, the poor, 3rd-world residents and so on. Free (as in gratis) access to information is enormously beneficial on the global scale and I certainly do not wish for us to move away from that.
To be honest, when I was using anti-depressants the world certainly didn't feel happier or more comfortable or some silly stuff like that. Those drugs didn't make me happy or joyous, they aren't some sort of a magical happy-pill. No, they flatten feelings -- both the bad ones, but also the good ones. Sure, they helped get over the worst times since they flattened out the bad feelings I had, but in the end I stopped taking them because they also flattened out the good things.
Not that my rant really means anything or has much to do with Molyneux. Just felt like sharing what it was like for me.
that paid 3000k
They paid 3 million bucks for it?
If the placebo effect actually is effective, then it should be considered a form of medical treatment. Don't underestimate the placebo effect and human psychology.
You are totally misunderstanding what I said. I am not dismissing placebo - effect, I am saying that you can't just list everything that could have such an effect as medicine nor can you claim your faith healing - method or whatnot is effective medicine when the effect isn't actually due to your healing method at all -- it's because of placebo. You'd be attributing to your method something that is actually an effect of something else. So no, you can't just go and do that. If the healing effect is due to placebo - effect then say so, say that it is due to the placebo, not that it's due to your healing method.
I have no idea where you got the idea that I was dismissing the placebo - effect.
Not really. Placebo - effect, indeed, is well-known and it does have tangible effect, but these people are claiming their products or methods actually work, not that they have a working placebo - effect. I mean, it would be entirely different thing if these people just wanted their products and/or methods to be listed under things that are known to have a placebo - effect. Besides, almost anything can have such an effect if you just believe it to have an effect -- should we then allow anything and everything to be listed as medicine?
Most of the information on Wikipedia is "biased, misleading, out of date, or just plain wrong."
Based on.. what? Your comment seems biased and misleading and could possibly be just plain wrong. Is your comment just based on your personal impression? Have you actually gone through and examined most of all the content available on Wikipedia? No? Well, gee.
Even worse, most of it is plagiarized, drawing eyes away from the books, smaller sites and other sources that produced it.
And yet, while doing that it makes it much more easier to find both the sources and relevant information. If Wikipedia didn't exist finding all that information would be a major hassle, especially considering a lot of the sources mentioned are behind various paywalls, only available in physical forms or whatnot.
Do you ever feel that you'd like people to remember you for something else besides just Babylon 5 and if so, what do you yourself feel you'd wish people to remember you for?
Either this is a back door, or they are the worst software engineers ever.
A back-door is something that was placed there with the specific intent of providing access to the system even against the system owner's wish, so that's my point: it doesn't seem like that was the intent. It just sounds like it was there for this service, but they never really fully thought out the scheme and just went with whatever they first came up with. Granted, I'm only guessing here, but for once I'm going to go with the "it's incompetence, not malicious intent" - defense.
When I heard this news earlier today I couldn't help but think that it's not really a back-door. Samsung has had a service on their phones for years that allows you to track your phone and remotely wipe it if someone stole it or you lost it or something. Performing file I/O on the system? Well, that sounds exactly like something you'd need to do if you were to wipe the phone clean!
It's still open in the sense that legally you can do whatever you want with it.
It's up to you if you want to make Google happy or not.
Google can deny you from adding Google's apps and services on it, though, and the moment you ship an Android-device without those you're removing a lot of the reason for why an Average Jane or Joe would want an Android-device in the first place.