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Comment: Re: not the point (Score 1) 287

by Lumpy (#48926483) Attached to: Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

Not mine, when I get up the prox card reader sees that I am not near the workstation and instantly locks, it will not even offer an unlock until I am within proximity again.

Really cheap to put in place less than $10K for the whole company. and increases security 80 fold. Problem is most IT departments are not savvy enough to do it nor convince management that it's more important than a new Jaguar for the Director of marketing. Heck my old Dell laptop supported it.

Comment: Re:If it's accessing your X server, it's elevated (Score 1) 287

by Lumpy (#48926399) Attached to: Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

Yeah that doesnt work.

If it's sitting there on what looks like a normal login they will not hit CTL-ALT-DEL they will just type away. Hell it's hard to not get users to open up every single attachment no matter where it comes from or to not click on every pop up window they get.

Comment: Re:physical access (Score 1) 287

by Sycraft-fu (#48925467) Attached to: Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

"Of course, this comparison is also patently unfair -- Windows 7 was written in the 2000s, X11 was written in the 1980s. Expecting them to be comparable in terms of security is pretty ridiculous."

Which could be a good argument for replacing X. It is rather old technology, perhaps it is time to update it to something newer, rather than clinging to it and claiming it is all one needs.

Comment: Re: You probably have one, though... (Score 1) 235

by Penguinisto (#48924991) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

Agreed - parts of downtown Portland were a huge clusterfsck for months after the first protests.

It started with somewhat of a goal - a protest against "the rich", and against a laundry list of financial predations against the masses. Then, it quickly devolved into one massive slack-fest/camp-out, with the last holdouts finally leaving months later.

Comment: Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (Score 5, Insightful) 353

Just like that zone of lawlessness inside of peoples minds that the pesky 5th amendment creates, think of all the criminals going free because we can't force them to incriminate themselves! This is a situation that the DOJ and other alphabet agencies have brought upon themselves by thinking they are above the law in the first place.

Or the Fourth Amendment. Or the Second. Or the First.

The situation is clear. We must take care to ban this subversive document now. For the children! For the Feds! For great justice!

Comment: Re:Not need, but useful (Score 0) 235

by Lumpy (#48924161) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

No it's to avoid people looking like idiots with a tablet against their head.
Problem is it seems that that is the trend lately with idiots having a tablet pressed to their head. Watched a low IQ woman driving down the road with a big ass Fad-let stuck to her head side swipe a pickup truck because she could not see past the stupidly large phone pasted against her head.

Comment: Re:Need? No. Useful? Yes. (Score 1) 235

by Lumpy (#48924131) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

And as an owner of a Surface Pro... Microsoft failed at all of those even when they had a proper pen and proper setup.

It's not the OS or the UI available. It's the Applications. 90% of the applications I need on that Surface Pro suck to high hell in a touch environment. They are designed for keyboard+Mouse and that is how they work best. It's so overwhelming that all surface pro users typically always use the device with a keyboard and a mouse.

tablet use requires a dramatic shift in programming style and design. And almost no programmers for large productivity software suites are capable of it.

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