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Comment: Re:They could save space (Score 2) 114 114

.... If they are storing their photos on facebook, they ARE storing them in the cloud....

In a general sense, correct.

However, when I said "cloud-based storage" I meant the cloud service was a storage service, not a social media service. If I had meant facebook, I would have said cloud-based social media service.

Comment: Re:They could save space (Score 5, Interesting) 114 114

They could just delete most of the photos after they age a bit, analyzing it with some of their AI whiz-bang software....

More than a few of my [real world] friends use facebook as their archive for photos, eschewing local or cloud-based storage for their historical family photos. They would be unhappy if facebook were to randomly start deleting photos just because they've been on facebook for a period of time.

Of course, I've told those friends that facebook may not have the same photo-preservation goals as they do, but they seem to be unconcerned.

Comment: Apples and oranges (Score 4, Insightful) 102 102

... it's just a little more than 1% the size of OpenSSL...Notably, s2n does not provide all the additional cryptographic functions that OpenSSL provides in libcrypto, it only provides the SSL/TLS functions....

So then, aren't size comparisons between OpenSSL and s2n at best useless, and at worst intentionally misleading?

Comment: Re:yeah yeah (Score 2) 53 53

and what about the tens of thousands of UPSes, printers, KVMs, IP cameras, thermocouples and other embedded crap all which only responds to SSL v3 ?...

Once the RFC "passes", they are out of standard.

I had to replace my 11-year-old wireless access point because it did only SSL3 and my browsers refused to connect to it in their default configuration. Even though the firmware in the access point is upgradeable, Netgear stopped supporting that unit long ago.

So what about all the devices that are not upgradeable? Well, the first thing is not to expose them to insecure networks....

Comment: Re:Uh this isn't news... (Score 1) 295 295

It is "news" because /. now trumpets its headlines to twitter and facebook. The provocative headlines may be purchased by, say, Microsoft to start up the buzz for the upcoming release of Windows 10.

Now, when you read a headline here that is more provocation than fact, you will know the reason may be to stir things up on twitter and facebook. It's part of /.'s continuing decline into pop culture viral page hits and away from technical discussion.

Comment: Re:Wow gorgeous (Score 2) 295 295

...Microsoft has not yet given us any guarantees that we will not have to pay for subscriptions in future...

One Microsoft exec did say that Windows 10 was the start of "Windows as a Service" (WaaS). The resulting uproar caused Microsoft to backpedal quickly from the remark.

But we now know what is on Microsoft's mind for Windows in the future.

Comment: Re:What were they thinking? (Score 4, Insightful) 177 177

... but what kind of idiot waves a pole around when moving at nontrivial speed near walls,...

There are many, many people ion this planet who are so self-absorbed, so oblivious to the world around them, that they regularly put others at risk.

At least those who walk into streetlight poles while texting hurt only themselves.

"Everyone is entitled to an *informed* opinion." -- Harlan Ellison