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Comment: Re:yeah yeah (Score 2) 52 52

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) 276 276

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 1) 276 276

...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.

Comment: Two hours lost in fighting the fires (Score 1) 267 267

In addition to having dump the retardant, the fire-fighting planes were grounded for two hours until the airspace was determined to be clear of the drones. Many fire-fighting flights did not occur because of the egregious stupidity of the drone operator(s).

Incidents such as this one, and the increasing number of close calls at major airports involving drones, are making me re-evaluate my opinions about drone regulation.

Too many drone operators are putting public safety at risk in order to have their fun.

What's it going to take before these idiot drone operators come to their senses? A two-hour delay in fighting a fire that allows a fire to go from contained to out-of-control? The crash of an airplane with 300 passengers on board? What?

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau