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Comment Re:Another layer (Score 1) 69

Then machine "B" gets nailed by every LEO from Interpol down to the local dogcatcher.

The best way is to have an account with a VPN service, and use TOR in front. The VPN's IP space will be viewed as dodgy, but not outright banned like all TOR nodes tend to be.

I wasn't proposing that as a way to conduct illegal activities. I was proposing that as a way of getting around your employers TOR block. Practically you only need machine A for most situations.

Comment Re:Not Enough (Score 1) 192

Commercial, passenger, aviation has cost issues for just about everything. WiFi might be easier to cost control than most other items but maybe the real answer is to have a lot less passenger aviation. Companies paying to fly people all about on business does not bode well for the cost of the product to the buyer.

I fly about on business because it gets stuff done. The cost is moot compared to a 10 billion dollar factory going idle.

Comment Re:Sure, this will sell like hot cakes! (Score 1) 98

What is your motivation for saying these things?

Distrust of an untustworthy government, I'd imagine.

How about you prove him wrong, if you feel so strongly about Intel's virtue?

Proof is for mathematicians. Oh look, here's one: https://eprint.iacr.org/2014/5...

Comment Re:Sure, this will sell like hot cakes! (Score 1) 98

You are missing the point.

AC made an assertion he knows that he or she doesn't know. It was a lie.
I know it to be a lie because I know the circuit. Several other people on this planet know enough to know it is a lie.
Other people don't know, which is just how the universe works.

If you are interested in testing random numbers, you are welcome to buy my book on the subject when I finish writing it in about 20 years.

Comment Re:Written (Score 1) 86

I'd like to see clear(er) written guidelines for how say customer data should be cared for. And because their may be valid reasons to deviate from the guidelines, perhaps request that the reason for the deviations be written down by the organization and supplied on request to the FTC.

Oh, you mean like when a company agrees to process credit card transactions the written guidelines that dictate PCI-DSS 3.0 compliance?

(Sorry, but in the example provided in TFS, it sure as shit seems pretty cut and dry)

Can you explain how PCI-DSS 3.0 stops anything getting hacked? You know the Target and Home Depot systems were PCI compliant right?

The NIST stuff isn't so awful, but it's not in a form that's very useful. It's lots of little specs that don't fit together into a system. However it contains very useful specs on means for an organization to protect itself. This is good.

This is a solvable problem, but the PCI specs are a barrier to uniform adoption of something effective.

Comment Re:Go Amazon, you probably won't regret it (Score 1) 154

>better performing for less
Enterprise-class hardware? Maybe if you're overpaying for it.
If you owned the same hardware that amazon does, it would be cheaper and faster than running it on amazon's VMs. Faster for the obvious reason that you're running on bare metal and not inside a VM, and cheaper because Amazon wouldn't profit if their income from renting VMs was less than what they spent on hardware. Check the price of renting a big VM for 3 years versus buying the equivalent real hardware.

None of this is to suggest that there aren't other benefits to using VMs. Like you said, resilience and monitoring. Someone else's grunts are dealing with the hardware instead of you.

If you do it right, you should be able to guarantee some base load that will keep some computers busy. Buy those and run the system on it. Then use the cloudy servers to scale up as variable load happens. The cloud stuff isn't cheaper unless you are avoiding paying for idle hardware.

Variables don't; constants aren't.

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