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Comment Re:IBM doing what is does best, embrace and extend (Score 2) 27

Read the article, IBM's solution also uses a credentials wallet.

SQRL uses QR codes so the user's wallet can be on a mobile device, and the user could log into a public machine without exposing a repeatable login method. SQRL also allows for a SQRL:// link on the QR code so a wallet program on the local machine, or the phone itself can still authenticate without using the QR code.

Where these differ is that SQRL is made to replace the username and password part of logging in. It also creates a unique identity for each site so the only way to map SQRL accounts between sites would be through information the user gives to the site such as an email address.

IBM's solution appears to have a 3rd party signer like a government create a certificate with identity information which is then used in the authentication process.

Comment Re:Urm (Score 1) 150

The first editions of the PS3 had a CPU/GPU hardware, changed to a GPU hardware/Software PS2 compatibility, and finally removed all together.

Sony later started releasing "PS2 Classics" on their store. These are fully software based emulation and could be ran on any PS3 including the ones that had PS2 compatibility removed.

Comment Re:Nintendo's Sega-CD (Score 1) 51

That seems quite unlikely, or at least the titles developed for the SNES-CD would have almost nothing in common with the later PS1 products due to the massive leap in hardware capabilities (e.g. 3D renditions on SNES hardware was... not great, even with SuperFX in the mix).

Not later games, but early games in the original PlayStation's life. The SNES-CD had it's own processor which would have provided some early 3D support.

I did know about SD2, I believe I also heard that the SNES version of Magic Knights Rayearth was also going to be a CD game that they then cut back.

Comment Re:Not everything requires an FPU. HT, anyone? (Score 1) 311

I facepalmed at the mention of how Intel allegedly doesn't do this... does anybody remember HyperThreading? :-P

Intel's marketing for hyperthreading shows a quad, or hexa core processor that supports hyperthreading. So they advertise a four or six core processor that shows up as 8 or 12 cores in Windows.

AMD advertises an eight core bulldozer processor, but you only have four FPUs on the chip.

So Intel says you can run two threads on a single core, AMD says you have twice the number of FPUs so they aren't full cores.

Comment Re:Nintendo's Sega-CD (Score 1) 51

The Sega-CD did have its own coprocessors that enabled more complex games.

I can't find sources, but I remember reading years ago that several prototype SNES-CD games were later made on the Playstation. For some reason Biohazard(Resident Evil) keeps springing to mind, but my Google-fu is failing to find any information as all I see are articles about this prototype hardware.

Comment Re:Enforce against the feds? (Score 1) 41

According to the ten amendment it doesn't.

Sadly federal bullying of state financing says otherwise. When the federal IRS takes 20% or some of my income and my state takes 5%.

The federal government then says, state this is what is going to happen otherwise you won't get this federal funding, ie you need this legal drinking age or this speed limit or you won't get the federal funding for road repairs.

Ideally this should be the other way around where the state funds itself, though ironically this would screw over all the anti welfare southern red states that get far more federal funding than their citizen contribute to the federal government.

Comment Re: Or... (Score 1) 166

The HTC One M7 don't have a user accessible battery. It's hardwired to reboot the phone because otherwise a software glitch that crashes the phone could brick it until it ran out of power.

I used to have a Morphie power case for mine, but the power button on it was even more sensitive. My wife with the same setup didn't have issues with her purse. But even the loose extra side pockets of cargo shorts would allow it to get pressed.

My solution was figuring out that I didn't need the extra power from the case and switching to a $2 silicon case that makes the power button slightly recessed. I haven't had issues since.

Comment Re:'Dumb' laptop (Score 2) 88

It'd just be a thinner laptop. The LCD dictates the size of the device, then to have be protected the bottom with the keyboard needs to be the same size.

The Motorola Atrix already had this, but the software was much more limited that what can be pulled off with Continuum.

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