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Comment: Seems reasonable (Score 1) 294

by JasoninKS (#46432525) Attached to: Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029
It actually seems reasonable enough. Electronic computers are less than 100 years old. We've gone from a house sized machine that was a glorified basic calculator, to having reasonably powerful computers the size of a pack of gum. (the raspberry pi is what was coming to mind) 2029 is 15 years off, a lot of progress and breakthroughs may come by then. Granted, yes, there are plenty of things about "thinking" we just have no clue about. But all it takes is one "Eureka!" moment and the world can change.

Comment: Re:Untested? (Score 1) 357

by JasoninKS (#46252719) Attached to: Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance
You're right, that definitely smells like a crap ton of money was on the line and the USOC was happy to cash the check regardless of complaints. But I have to wonder if some piece of it is what I like to call "Dumbo's feather". Never needed the feather, but it kept his head in place. They think they'll skate better, but it feels different with the vent, so it messes with their head and suddenly they've screwed themselves up, not the suit messing with them. Get their head in the game and they'd skate just fine. Although I still can't figure why a vent is even needed, just use heat/water wicking fabric if that's the intent.

+ - Is Whitelisting The Answer To The Rise In Data Breaches?->

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that cyber criminals are quickly getting more sophisticated than current security, intrusion detection and prevention technology can defend against. And you have to wonder if the computer security industry as a whole is willing to take the disruptive measures required to address the issue head-on. One way to tackle the surging data breach epidemic is with a technology called “whitelisting.” It’s not going to sound too sexy to the average end user and frankly, even CIOs may find it unfashionable but in short, whitelisting is a method of locking-down a machine such that only trusted executables, DLLs and other necessary system and application components are allowed to run – everything else is denied. A few start-up security companies are beginning to appear in this space. The idea is to start with a known, clean system installation and then lock it down in that state so absolutely nothing can be changed. If you follow system security, regardless of your opinion on the concept of whitelisting, it’s pretty clear the traditional conventions of AV, anti-malware, intrusion detection and prevention are no longer working."
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Comment: Re:Debate? (Score 2) 593

by JasoninKS (#46152379) Attached to: Watch Bill Nye and Ken Ham Clash Over Creationism Live
Except that your "poking of holes" does nothing to actually prove your point. I have yet to see a Creationist willing to stand up and offer their points in a valid scientific setting. Their entire argument is "Well it's right because the Bible says so", despite all the evidence to the contrary. It's nothing new. Despite evidence showing the sun was the center of our galaxy, the all-knowing Church cried "heresy" because it was against their beliefs.

Comment: Gives me a headache (Score 1) 335

by JasoninKS (#45960407) Attached to: Irish Politician Calls For Crackdown On Open Source Internet Browsers
And here again we see a fine example of someone "explaining" something they truly have no clue about. PHB (pointy hair boss) picks up on recent buzzwords and tries to use them to sound smart.

"If it's "anonymous" they must be hiding something! And open source can make things anonymous! So open source users are hiding something, like drugs and guns and other evil things! Oh think of the children!"

Apparently he doesn't realize black markets existed looong before the internet ever came around.

Comment: Re:Self-absorbed twit (Score 1) 845

by JasoninKS (#45567929) Attached to: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either
Exactly. As I see it he had three choices:

1. Remove his Glass and eat at the restaurant like a civilized person
2. Get up and leave
3. Throw a temper tantrum and make a scene

If someone wants to take a picture of their dinner, or they're out with friends and take a few pics of each other, I'm ok with that. As someone else mentioned, sometimes workers are on call and need to use their cell because they're getting a call from work. Personally I try to step away to take that call. But beyond that it's just having basic courtesy and manners. Both of which this idiot seems to be lacking.

Comment: Self-absorbed twit (Score 3) 845

by JasoninKS (#45564749) Attached to: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either
He sounds like little more than a toddler having a hissy fit. "Well I don't SEE anything that says I can't wear it. Just cause you work here doesn't mean you're the boss of me." Um, how about common freaking courtesy? Do you really have to be wearing your Glass constantly? Just cause I don't see a sign that says I can't come piddle in your wine glass doesn't give me the OK to do it. Admittedly, I do get irritated by people that just can't put down their mobile device for 10 minutes without getting twitchy. You want to visit a restaurant that allows Glass and whatever else? Fine, go open your own place. Otherwise, yes, you are subject to the "rules" of the restaurant you're visiting.

Biggest thing though...have common courtesy. If you've been asked nicely to do something at a business, do it. Their place, their rules. If it's truly unreasonable or discriminatory, then make a case out of it. They ask you to put away your mobile device, speak more quietly, dress in certain attire...do it! But if you're going to throw a fit solely because you choose to be a self-centered ass, then please lock yourself in your house and stay away from the rest of us.

Comment: Re:Cost, range, software, and strategy (Score 1) 810

by JasoninKS (#45498123) Attached to: Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?
You're close, but need to also add infrastructure and vehicle size. Many people have no way to charge at their house/apartment, and no where to charge at work. Let alone anywhere while out on a road trip. And a good many people need a vehicle with some sort of cargo room. These tiny Matchbox cars they're selling aren't much good for hauling a load of groceries home.

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