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Comment Re:Jar Jar Binks (Score 1) 421

Natalie Portman is an award winning actor and quite good in other movies. Hayden Christensen might be terrible, but you can't come to that conclusion solely on his performance in episodes 2 and 3 because clearly even a really good actor couldn't act well in that situation. The blame has to fall on Lucas. He thought he was inventing a new form of film-making where he could fix everything in post production so he didn't push for good performances. He was wrong.

Nailed it. You should get a +5, Insightful for that.

Comment Betteridge's law of headlines (Score 1) 220

Betteridge's law of headlines applies here.

Okay, while it's theoretically possible to configure a home server to be less secure than a "cloud" solution you would almost have to go out of your way to do so.

It's lovely that a spokesperson from a Cloud provider wants to reassure us that using their services is secure, but:

What assurances do you have that they're not sharing your data with their partners or anyone else with enough cash?
What co-operation will they provide when a TLA (three-letter agency) shows up at their door, and will they tell you?
Is their replication/backup strategy as robust as they say it is?
What happens to your data when their company goes belly up?
How many security breaches have they had in the past 24 months? Would they tell you?
What scope is there for expansion should your needs grow?

Comment Re:I find it amusing (Score 1) 152

What? No!

RDP is for full desktop sessions. X allows individual windows/programs/whatever to run on another client (ahem, sorry, server in X11 terms), without needing a separate desktop session. These are usually tunnelled through an SSH connection and for persistence started within an xpra session.

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.