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Comment Re:My comment to the FCC regarding several securit (Score 1) 221

I would just want to add the fact that many commercial routers/firewalls comes with UPnP enabled - a "nice" little security hole allowing any "compromised" device on the inside to open up the firewall unknowingly to the user.

The maximum emitted power of an RF device can be constrained in hardware so that maximum power can't be exceeded.

Comment Re:Apple can't modify Time Machine Firmware? (Score 2) 221

Not to mention that DD-WRT is often the only way to make a security upgrade of an older router.

The corner case that the FCC want to address is not worth the risk increase that may leave a lot of devices insecure because they have issues that haven't been discovered today.

Comment Re:You keep using that word. I don't think it mean (Score 4, Interesting) 309

Essentially it's OK to lie if you offer a product but not if you buy it.

It also highlights that operators try to tie specific devices to services instead of managing the "problem" on the server/provider side.

In all it's about being open, not locking in the customer. It's better to be straight with the customer about the fact that there is a ceiling on the usage.

Then there's another question of how the users really are able to run up a traffic volume in the terabyte class. That's actually pretty amazing, but if someone is streaming HD movies I can imagine that it may be chewing away the bytes pretty fast, but according to some a HD movie is about 2GB/hour. So that means 1000 hours for 2TB - and that means that you need to watch movies every hour in a month and still not reach 2TB.

Submission + - Islam and Facebook->

Taco Cowboy writes: It looks like Islam is having a hard time keeping up with technology

An Egyptian muezzin is facing disciplinary action for altering the words of the call to dawn prayer

Instead of the usual "praying is better than sleeping" chant that dude change it to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook

On a TV chat show on Sunday night, one of the worshippers came on air and accused Mr Moghazi of being a heretic. "Because of his inventiveness we have stopped praying at his mosque," the caller said

... whatever ...

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Comment Re: pros and cons (Score 1) 473

The F35 is a lot like a dual sport motorcycle. It can't keep up with the sport bikes (F-22, F-15, F-16) at track days, and it can't keep up with MX bikes (A-10) at the dirt track, but it is awfully good at the 90% of the rest of the time uses.

Just remember what the prize is for second place in war. A casket!

Comment Re:hmmmm (Score 2) 473

"Different Doctrine" - that's what they tried in the beginning with the Phantom (I think it was) where dogfights were considered to be something of the past, hence no need for cannons on it. That was quickly discovered to be a huge mistake where the opposition flying MIGs were chewing them off at a good pace until they revised the doctrine.

Genius is ten percent inspiration and fifty percent capital gains.