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Comment: Robot Security Guards (Score 1) 335

Microsoft has them, K5 units. Plans to weaponize them with tazers and maybe something else later.

If a security robot can use a tazer on a human being, then they can use an AK-47 or AR-15 or anything else like a flame thrower.

Is the robot autonomous? Does that question matter when it aims a weapon at you and fires?

We might have an ED-209 situation here, malfunctioning robot that kills innocents.

Comment: Re:Install Windows 10 on VM? (Score 1) 367

by Orion Blastar (#48069245) Attached to: Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

I tried this with Virtual Box. You need virtualization and my CPU does not support it. So I can't tell how well it works.

I bought my CPU from Newegg and they neglected to tell me it doesn't support virtualization. I cannot afford a new one until December.

I refuse to run Windows 10 Preview on my main PC bare metal, I wanted to use a virtual machine.

Comment: The next version of Windows was going to be free (Score 1) 367

by Orion Blastar (#48069237) Attached to: Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

like MacOS X 10.9 was free.

In order to do that, you become the product they sell to other companies by logging everything you do.

This is really no different than what Dotcom companies do. Collect info on you when you use their website and then sell it to the highest bidders. It keeps their website free and targets you with ads and spam.

Comment: If it is too big to colonize (Score 1) 89

by Orion Blastar (#47787135) Attached to: Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

it can be used as a refueling station to reach other planet and star systems out there.

I assume since it is a Class M planet it has fossil fuels and water and other stuff we can use on it.

You can send robot shuttles to the surface to mine and collect fossil fuel and water, water can be turned into hydrogen for fuel and oxygen to breathe.

There might even be plants or soil rich enough to plant Earth plants on it, that might or might not grow in the higher gravity. Put down solar cells to collect sunlight and store energy. Move robots all over the planet to look for stuff.

Comment: I am a former federal contractor (Score 2) 372

Each email system had a triplicate of backups done so they would not lose emails. They used Microsoft Exchange Server and digital tape backups. They used Outlook and backed up PST files to network drives.

If they lost her emails with a system like that it was no accident.

Comment: Re: Fsck x86 (Score 1) 230

by Orion Blastar (#47209295) Attached to: Intel Confronts a Big Mobile Challenge: Native Compatibility

See if ARM based PCs sell and scale better than x86 based PCs.

Can't run Windows on an ARM PC but maybe Linux or Haiku or AROS or something. Raspberry PI isn't a PC because it is in kit form. Make it a $100 or $200 brick PC and then see how well it sells. Make it on an ATX motherboard and then sell ARM based ATX PCs.

+ - Alienware swaps SteamOS for Windows->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Valve left many OEMs hanging when they delayed Steam machines until sometime next year to work out their controller issues. Many of these companies excitedly showed off new Steam machine hardware that they cannot ship so Alienware has been the first to re-purpose its Debian-based Steam machine to be a Windows-based Steam machine bundled with an XBox controller. While Windows 8.x has not been particularly well-received it does support a lot more games than Linux and when configured to boot straight into Steam Big Picture mode the influence of the underlying OS is visible only in the larger game library."
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Comment: Software that Target uses (Score 2) 213

by Orion Blastar (#45802689) Attached to: Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach

Can anyone tell me what operating system and software that Target uses?

I'd really like to know what exploits this software has and if any other store uses them so I can avoid shopping there.

I think retailers and wholesale clubs ought to be transparent in what operating systems and software they use for their POS system and then list the vulnerabilities they found with an code audit and how they plan to fix them.

This ought to be a law, so consumers can be protected from retailers and wholesale clubs who don't care about their privacy and credit card and debit card data and just use operating systems and software with exploits in them that they never tested nor figured out how to fix.

I think the same should be done with websites as well.

Am I right here or wrong?

+ - I am a mentally ill out of work programmer down on his luck->

Submitted by Orion Blastar
Orion Blastar (457579) writes "I've been out of work since 2002, cannot think anything but negative thoughts. I've been trying to be positive, develop people skills and social skills. There hasn't been much help just "either kill yourself or stop whining" when I ask on the Internet. I take responsibility for my failures, mistakes, and bad decisions. I want to improve and become better.

I tried doing things. my own version of GNU/Linux based on Ubuntu. My own free songs. my own software organization. my own foreign website I work with others who are unemployed.

I could never get the funding to make these websites into startups. I have failed at everything I tried to do.

I don't know what else to do, I have run out of ideas."

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Comment: Re:I am schizo-affective (Score 1) 218

by Orion Blastar (#45769427) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

Sorry that came off as negative. I have a problem with the language center of my brain.

If you want you can work on side-projects with me. I have others who are trying to work with me as well. I've been where you are now, and I've been damaged, but I can still do work.

Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other's toes. -- Richard Hamming