it simply won't run Google Play Services-dependent apps (though all other Android apps worked when sideloaded)
Can't tell if you're trolling or just ignorant. Google Play Services and dependent apps run fine on BB10 (I'm running them on my Passport, along with the Google Play Store). Regularly updated downloads for the patched versions in the first post at http://forums.crackberry.com/a...
Google Play Services. This is not open source, but it is needed to run many of the apps. (this is also why I can't run some of the Android apps on my BB Z10)
I can't tell if you're trolling, but you can run Google Play Services on BlackBerry (I'm running them on my Passport, for example, along with dependent apps like Snapchat, or even the Google Play Store). Regularly updated patched versions of the Google services are in the top post at http://forums.crackberry.com/a...
When (or if) quantum computers become practical they will make existing forms of encryption useless.
Uh, no. It will only make breaking certain popular public-key cryptosystems practical. There are quantum-safe public-key systems, and most symmetric ones are also safe (at best, using a quantum computer with symmetric systems is equivalent to halving the key size — with an obvious way to compensate).
Edward Geist received his Ph.D. in history....His research interests include emergency management in nuclear disasters, Soviet politics and culture, and the history of nuclear power and weapons.
Once again, Slashdot editors fail to do basic vetting of sources. The only qualification for something to be posted here appears to be whether it will work as click-bait. You also have to love how the summary refers to him as "Stanford's Edward Moore Geist". You hear dear readers? He's from Stanford! That means academic authority! So, is he in Stanford's computer science department? Or engineering perhaps?
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
I'd almost wish it would go back to being accessible only by Universities, the government, and the military.
This, as well as hi anti-freedom of speech commentary, is in line with the statist views he often expresses.
The real degeneracy of Slashdot and the Internet at large is comprised of the stifling effects on free speech driven by governments and a number number of other institutions, with kheldan being one of their cheerleaders. The best times on Slashdot were not during kheldan's early years, as he would have you believe; I well remember them as the years before he ever joined and brought his odious statist, elitist views.
And kheldan: I've seen innumerous much more thoughtful, eloquent, insightful, and — above all — honest posts on 4chan than the shitposting record you've left here.
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.