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Comment: Re:Like everything else M$... (Score 0) 189

by LordLimecat (#49173737) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

How about the fact that we now have 3-4 versions of Java running around because Applets written for J5u10 refuse to run on anything newer than J6u9, several applets refuse to run on anything newer than J6u45, and J7 introduced a number of breaking changes somewhere around update 40.

And for the record these security updates are for the runtime itself, not just the browser plugin. Some of them deal, for example, with certificate handling, sandbox escapes, and buffer overflows. The number of updates truly is staggering-- theres something like 70 in the J7 line, and Java 8 (which has been around for ~11 months) has received 30 updates. Thats 3 per month, if you're keeping track, just for the runtime.

Comment: Re:FDE on Android doesn't work as of yet (Score 1) 110

Who even bothers with FDE if the key will be no stronger than what, six numeric characters?

I do, because I recognize that you dont have to hit "perfect security" to have "worthwhile security". A 7-10-digit pin is going to protect my data pretty well against casual theft, and against attackers who do not have the time or resources to image the flash. It also protects me against casual backdooring; until the code is cracked, no malicious code can be inserted (again without gaining physical access to the flash chips).

Yea, it wont protect me against top-echelon attackers, but then if that was my risk model there are a LOT of other vectors I would be worried about before the length of my PIN.

Comment: Re:Obligatory, #2: Laws of Physics (Score 1) 93

by LordLimecat (#49164055) Attached to: Ikea Unveils Furniture That Charges Your Smartphone Wirelessly

And paid huge amounts for it including the 2-year contract.

There are a lot of phones which are cheap, without subsidy:
  * Moto G and Nexus 5
  * Anything from Oppo
  * Anything from One Plus
  * Anything from Xiaomi
  * Most of the Lumias

Many of those support Qi (I know for a fact that the Google ones and the Lumias do). I also know for a fact that T-Mobile doesnt require any sort of contract for phones, and that most carriers couldnt care less if you brought a new phone on-board.

Finally, for those who dont want to replace the phone, there are add-ons that will add the Qi coils to your phone via USB.

Comment: Re:Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More R (Score 1, Insightful) 185

by LordLimecat (#49157437) Attached to: Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More Robots

what are we going to do with all these people that we don't need anymore. Sure, we can say that the economy will catch up, but that might take 50, 60 years.

The same thing we've been doing as this process has gone on for hundreds of years.

New generations train in other areas, make more money, and support the older generation. This isnt even unusual in China, whereas it would be in the US.

Comment: Re:common man (Score 3, Interesting) 194

by LordLimecat (#49108745) Attached to: The Imitation Game Fails Test of Inspiring the Next Turings

The really scary thing about all of these posts is that I can easily imagine the people making them putting a visionary like Mao Zedong in power.

Its really kind of scary what happens when you put highly intelligent asocial people in power; one longs for the company of "stupid, mewling peasants".

Comment: Re:heres another lie. (Score 3, Insightful) 237

by LordLimecat (#49102541) Attached to: Ten Lies T-Mobile Told Me About My Data Plan

But they nickel and dime you for everything else. Even with their top plan where everything was supposedly included, a friend sent me text messages from his T-Mobile service, and I never got them. It turned out that for the privilege of sending or receiving SMS to or from other countries, you have to pay T-Mobile $10 extra per month, despite it not costing them anything extra, and even when the people in the other end are also on T-Mobile. Pure money grabbing.

I am not aware of this being true. I recently travelled through 3 countries in the mid east and asia, and had web and texting for free. The only thing that would have cost money was voice. This required no special plan or notification to T-Mobile.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.