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Comment Re:Pretty sure it doesn't run on Linux (Score 1) 204 204

Pretty sure there will be a competing browser running on another device other than an xBox which utilizes screens. Pretty sure most of our blade servers make your desktop machines look like ancient Ford jalopies.

The vast majority of work done in the world is done by machines which don't talk to humans most of the time. Including the vast majority of work done on the web itself. Which is just a framing representation of various inputs and outputs we built to allow disparate machines to intercommunicate and occasionally present the data to humans.

Comment Re:Pretty sure it doesn't run on Linux (Score 0) 204 204

Thank you for that insightful and informative comment which has added so much to the discussion.

Oh, wait, no it didn't, you just wanted to remind everyone that you don't own a television.

Pretty sure my 1080p 42 inch HDTV counts as a TV.

Although it is true many scientists don't own TVs, to minimize distractions.

Comment Re:I don't want to 'feel' it, I want it to be real (Score 1) 204 204

This is why you don't let the marketroids and UI gurus design tech things. They go for feel, not substance. Substance matters.

You can enhance substance with proper UI design, so that things "fade in" as they become secure, or count down dots indicate what's enabled, but you need to actually build it right in the first place.

(caveat: my first degree was in BusMgmt Sales & Marketing focus)

Comment Re:Fingerprints can't be reissued (Score 1) 111 111

Technically, we can regrow fingerprints, but it's very expensive, and we have to alter the pattern.

Biometrics are frequently a lazy method that creates just as many problems as they solve. Most security breaches involve people spacing out. And if you make things too difficult, they subvert them, making them even more useless.

Comment Three takeaways (Score 5, Interesting) 111 111

As a former regional acting Security Officer, this whole thing brings three conclusions, which we all knew in the 80s when we set up security priniciples:

1. Full data should never be fully available on any external or easily linked database. It is far better to have a query/response system that does not have full details.

2. You don't need the full security clearance information unless you're looking for potential spies. Only the CIA internal agency and FBI internal agency data should have been internally available. Ever.

3. Linking position to clearance data (other than NEEDED level of clearance) is never a good idea. We used to keep that on locked laptops (yes, a decade before you civvies got them) in removable locked hard drives for that exact reason. In a safe that was fire proof. And EMP safe.

Submission + - New York Judge Rules Against Facebook In Search Warrant Case->

itwbennett writes: Last year, Facebook appealed a court decision requiring it to hand over data, including photos and private messages, relating to 381 user accounts. (Google, Microsoft, and Twitter, among other companies backed Facebook in the dispute). On Tuesday, Judge Dianne Renwick of the New York State Supreme Court ruled against Facebook, saying that Facebook has no legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of search warrants served on its users.
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