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Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 570

by Rashdot (#48868907) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

So it means you get one year to decide if you want to upgrade for free. Any future upgrades for that device will be free.

From TFS I understood that Microsoft would be going the Google way and make us their product instead of customers, but that summary indeed seems to be wrong about that.

But I'm still not clear on their new business model. Are they going to charge for every new device, and/or for additional software?

I was wondering what company would be the first to come up with a device independent "personal assistant" because I think that's the successor of our current smartphones, tablets, televisions etc. It looks like Microsoft is first, so I guess the other giants will soon follow.

Comment: Idea for stealth encryption (Score 1) 562

by Rashdot (#48841671) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

Imagine a type of encryption that changes text into other text by swapping words with words from an agreed dictionary (swap verbs with verbs etc). The resulting text wouldn't look like it's encrypted, it just isn't meaningful. A private and public encryption key can determine the seed for the swapping and the dictionary to be used.

Would such an encrypted text still be recognized as encrypted, or would it be able to stay under government radar?

Comment: Re:The longer you live...Cancer could be your rewa (Score 1) 273

by Rashdot (#48801251) Attached to: Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

Someone will create expensive cancer detecting nanobots for that. These will roam your body and either eliminate any cancer and other threats before they get out of hand, and/or alert an also very expensive monitoring system. Constant monitoring is needed for detecting and replenishing failed nanobots.

Key word is 'expensive'.

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