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Comment: Re:Easy as 1-2-3 (Score 1) 269 269

Do your homework before building a hackintosh. I've built several over the past five years, and Apple is quietly making them less compatible, at the moment by restricting iMessage and Facetime to machines with legitimate serial numbers.

This. My Hack was fantastic (I built it to be able to have a proper, upgradeable graphics card on a "Mac"), but the fact that imessage no longer worked made it infeasible as a main machine.

Comment: Re:Advert for Razer? (Score 1) 199 199

Your software on the Mac is horrible:
- Randomly hangs
- Randomly disconnects from the cloud service and forgets its password
- Doesn't recognise when apps are started (to switch profiles)

Given how bad the software was, I gave away the mouse before it got enough mileage to develop hardware issues.

Comment: Re:For all of Uber's Faults (Score 1) 366 366

Medicine is free, your health insurance (provided for free, of course, by the government) will pay for pretty much any medicine out there.

Others have answered, but here is an additional detail: the "public" health insurance costs you about 14% of your gross salary (usually paid half by your employer, half by you). If that is "free", I have a bridge to sell you.

Comment: Re:So what SHOULD we do with serial killers? (Score 1) 1081 1081

> Or how about we stop this barbaric practice? It's 2015. We're not living in the fucking middle ages anymore.

So, you have someone who unrepentantly rapes, dismembers and possibly even eats little children. Don't make me look up serial killers, it's not hard to find someone this horrible. What do you suggest we do with them?

A) Let them free after X years.
B) Lock them in a tiny box for life.
C) Kill them.

Please feel free to explain your reasoning as to which option is most humane. Also, please assume that their next victim, should they be released will be you or someone you love. They will strike at a time you are unable to fight back.

a) should not happen
b) is what is done by civilised countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Behring_Breivik for an example)
c) is done by barbarians (Saudi Arabia, North Korea, China, USA..... -- pretty cool list to be on, right guys? Human Rights FTW)

And don't get me started on when you find the wrong person guilty......

Comment: Re: Learn math (Score 1) 330 330

Schneier isn't even a credentialed cryptographer. He's the guy who wrote the popularized book that the establishment didn't want published. He's a popular writer, and a pundit.

Schneier is more then a "pundit". Before he wrote the "popular" stuff, he proved that he was heavy on the technical (http://www.amazon.com/Applied-Cryptography-Protocols-Algorithms-Source) for example, as well as the various algorithms he (co)-invented.

You, however, are an ignorant troll.

Comment: Re:Douche-o-matic (Score 1) 251 251

It seems to me that it's more like walking around saying that Yellow Pages Inc. (or whatever, your favorite phone book) allows the immoral John Doe to list himself in their book.

And on top of it, you're asking that the Yellow Pages keep John Doe's listing, but put in someone else's phone number!

Comment: Re:Bruce Schneier (Score 4, Informative) 413 413

He wrote one of the seminal (mathematical) books on the subject, (co)designed several high-quality algorithms which have stood the test of time and then had a somewhat damascene conversion on how security is much more dependent on people than on the technology, and has written several books on the subject. He is not the only expert (arguably, there is no field of research where there is just one expert), but he is a leading light.

It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.

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