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Comment Security (Score 1) 124

Two factor secuirty : Something you know, Something you have, Something you are - Pick two

Something you know : Password
Something you have : Device, RFID etc
Something you are : Biomentrics

using only one is a bad idea

Also known as Something you forget, something you lose, something cease to be ....

Comment ..and? (Score 1) 94

Do you think perhaps Siesmologists have not done this already, with better worldwide data, and better resources, and found that it does not work ?

Saying there will be an earthquake in a band of 30 days and getting it right 1/3 times is useless, if the mass evacuations cost more in time, money and lives than the earthquake itself ...

And eventually people are going to accuse them of crying wolf and ignore them ...

Comment Re:I actually have sympathy for the dealers (Score 1) 190

So Tesla or Ford sell a car to a dealer at a fixed price (they have no reason to do otherwise), and you buy it from the dealer at a variable (higher) price, along with some "added value" that you do not want or need

Why cannot I simply bypass the dealer and buy directly... like I can for everything else!

Comment Re:How the Patent System Destroys Innovation (Score 1) 97

A system where Inventors get paid for other people developing their ideas, or people they sold the idea to get paid for other developing the idea is broken

If the Patent system encouraged people to innovate *and* develop their ideas then it would work, but the current system does not

Comment Re:Surprise? (Score 2) 579

The same Power Users are the ones that complain every time Office is upgraded because it broke their carefully made system of spreadsheets/documents etc ...

They are using Office to it's limits already and any change will annoy them at minimum, they are almost certainly using office as a substitute for a custom built package and do not represent the vast majority of users ..

LibreOffice is no substitute for these people because a) it is not MSOffice (they use all the features and rely on the quirks) and b) they use Office beyond it's real purpose and so any substitute will not do

These are the same kind of people who cannot use any substitutions for any package (even earlier versions of the same package) it is nothing to do with the inherent usefulness to the majority of the alternative packages

Comment Re:Experiment not the problem (Score 1) 315

Exactly, this was a test to see if investigating the drive was worth pursuing at all, and if the the inventor was right about how it worked

The outcome seems to be that as far as they can tell something is going on that might be interesting (but probably will not..) ..and the inventor is wrong on how it works

If the drive is not exploiting some flaw in current theories, then it will turn out to be just a massively inefficient conventional drive, but if not it will be revolutionary

It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?