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Comment: POE OPE DOPE (Score 5, Insightful) 105

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49824919) Attached to: FBI Is Behind Mysterious Flights Over US Cities

Yes, FBI and NSA, you only use it for good, as opposed to Putin, who uses it for evil. The goodness in your heart will prevent your panopticon from being misused to fall into dictatorship, even though nothing in human history gives you confidence in that theory, and the Founding Fathers, who barely freed themselves from a much less intrusive entity, took great care to prevent government from doing what you are doing now, because they knew the flaw in allowing government any power like that was indeed the purity of your heart and your promise not to abuse.

Comment: Re: Sharing is caring - sharing w/everyone is TMI (Score 1) 43

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49822015) Attached to: How Biostamps Can Replace Clunky Biomedical Sensors

Companies like CNN already mine your health status by studying what types of links you click on regularly -- news stories about new heart drugs, or cancer, or this helps with urinary tract infections or dialysis patients.

Doesn't even matter you are just an IP address -- they're selling ads to companies to direct at "someone".

Comment: Re:I've already uninstalled the windows 10 nag ico (Score 2) 347

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49814943) Attached to: Windows 10 Release Date: July 29th

Yeah, I need a GPO to block this from Win7 computers where users are local Admins. Yeah yeah, they shouldn't be, but some apps they use require elevated privilege.

Most users who need to be admins are software engineers who are the least likely to update the OS. They need admin rights to install and sometimes run dev tool esoterica, the kind of tools that are the first to break in a new OS.

This neglects high liability areas like embedded medical or vehicles or military, where tools must be re-qualified on each new major OS release.

Comment: Re:Lemme ask you this ... (Score 1) 492

Both are running scare -- little political downside to approving it, massive political downside if an attack happens and it isn't wasn't passed.

Makes no matter if it would have helped or not, those looking to knock out incumbents will scream the incumbent should have done more.

We may predict this will happen now when, not if, the next attack occurs.

Comment: Long chain of stuff (Score 5, Interesting) 81

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49802219) Attached to: Hacking Your Body Through a Nerve In Your Neck

I wonder if it can affect stress. There is some evidence gut bacteria feed stress-inducing whatever back up to the brain via this nerve, and that stress promotes abdominal (inside it) belly fat deposition, as opposed to more distributed body fat deposition, which in turn releases chemicals which cause insulin resistance, which is the main cause of Type II diabetes.

Comment: Re:Clean room implementation? (Score 1) 223

I am bothered by technical capabilities being copyrighted instead of patented, and thus never expiring. Apple's Macintosh "look and feel", anyone? Most of that isn't a particular style of horizontal line thru a window bar at the top, something that might be a legitimate copyrightable thing.

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