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Comment Re:Sure (Score 1) 189 189

Not so sure. Sounds like advanced malware is used that could hide in hard disk firmware or the BIOS. And reflashing is not an option as this requires co-operation from the firmware that is already on the disk, which could simply pretend that it has been overwritten.

Comment Re:Yes more reliable (Score 2) 101 101

Not everyone lives in America.

That includes me.

In some countries, leaving mobile data enabled causes Gogle's background activity to use all your data allowance in an hour! I have no idea why Google needs gazillions of Gigabytes in the background but it does.

That's odd. My phone (Android 4.3) only needs 3-5 MiB per day if I don't do anything special. This would then only be the traffic of receiving some e-mails and dozens of apps doing their thing. Are you taking many pictures and are using Google's auto-backup?

Comment I think six (Score 1) 158 158

I think I have six. Four are obvious:

- Current work smartphone (Galaxy Nexus)

- Tablet (Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet)

- Navigation system built into car

- Portable navigation system for use in rental cars (a cheap one, don't remember the name)

Plus two more:

- Old work smartphone (BlackBerry Bold 9000) sitting in a drawer

- Navigation system built into my old car - currently used by my mother (the car but not the navigation system...)

And my wife has two more:

- Work smartphone (iPhone 5s)

- Personal smartphone (Galaxy Nexus)

More than I thought initially but not as crazy as some others here!

Comment Re:Ass covering, BT Example from UK (Score 1) 230 230

Not quite correct - he probed for a simple directory traversal (think adding "/../../etc/passwd" to the end of the URL). However, the website was not vulnerable and did not disclose anything! It only threw an internal alarm and Cuthbert was identified by the previously entered credit card information.

Comment Re:I'll save science billions of dollars in resear (Score 1) 200 200

In the old days, Homo Sapiens rarely had to worry about worn-out knees as they passed away before the age that the knees would have to be replaced. So there was no evolutionary pressure to have sturdy knees that would last into your 80s.

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