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Comment: Re:The same thigns was said about.... (Score 1) 310

Hell, I'm a grown man with a good job and here I am arguing on the Internet in the middle of the night, I've got the defenses to fight this to a greater extent and I even struggle with it.

Now, that's just silly. You should be arguing on the Internet while you're at work, like the rest of us.

Comment: Re:can someone please explain (Score 1) 111

by Translation Error (#43176913) Attached to: Too Much Gold Delays World's Fastest Supercomputer
Well, why don't we go to our resident expert on the matter--Mr. Article.

Munger also reported the problems with the connector pins, which Oak Ridge Today's John Huotari noted was due to too much gold mixed in with the solder. Gold is used for connectors because it does not oxidize quickly, and because of its high electrical conductivity; however, when mixed with solder that contains tin, the gold and tin can combine, making the combination brittle under certain conditions. Cray is reportedly replacing the connectors to alleviate the problem.

Seriously, if you want more information badly enough to go into the comments and create a post asking for answers, is it really too much effort for you to click on the link in the summary?

Comment: Summary continuation (Score 5, Informative) 178

by Translation Error (#42506821) Attached to: Windows RT Jailbroken To Run Third-Party Desktop Apps
Since the summary ends before actually getting to the vulnerability it started to describe, here's the relevant text:

Now, in theory, you could change this hard-coded setting--but all Windows RT devices use UEFI, and so Secure Boot detects the altered code and locks the system down. Secure Boot doesn't stop you from changing the setting in memory, however

Comment: Re:Require "Adult Presence" for Restricted Movies (Score 1) 307

by Translation Error (#42484267) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Keeping Your Media Library Safe From Kids?

The system has worked rather well, but I admit the security of it is based on obscurity - that the teens don't know what enables the restricted content! If they ever figured it out, I'd switch to a secure token.

That assumes you'll know if/when they figure it out. Why not switch to a secure token now and avoid the possibility of them accessing restricted material without you ever realizing there's a problem?

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