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Comment: Re:The cloud (Score 4, Interesting) 387

by brainnolo (#47265567) Attached to: Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

But since the topic at hand has nothing to do with rape, let's get stop with unfitting analogies. A company that is offering HOSTING must take have a solid backup plan and security policies in place. Otherwise, even if the criminal who attacked them is solely responsible for the act, the attacked company is 100% responsible in front of their clients, just as it should be.

In the business world being totally incompetent to offer the service you want to offer is not justified. It has nothing to do with rape, burglary or anything else, really.

Comment: Repercussion on SmartCards? (Score 3, Interesting) 114

SmartCards actually mostly rely on symmetric algorithms for most applications. The only commonly used public key algorithm is RSA, which is not based on discrete logarithm. This leaves DSA, among the relatively common algorithms, but that is rarely used on SmartCards. What would be interesting to know, is how EC-DSA is affected, since it is slowly replacing RSA because of the reduced key size.

Comment: Re:Happy to see it. (Score 5, Insightful) 149

by brainnolo (#46906493) Attached to: Pirate Bay Sports-Content Uploader Faces $32m Lawsuit
In principle, yes. But $32m? This means ruining this person's life forever, and all because he uploaded some sport shows. Sorry no, murderers have it easier, fraudsters (especially very big ones) have it much much easier, etc. Uploading shows, well it is somehow wrong, but it shouldn't cost you your life.

+ - What tear gas taught me about Twitter and the NSA->

Submitted by superboj
superboj (3534991) writes "Snowden's revelations about the NSA have us all talking about big data and Big Brother. But this great piece tying together online spying, political repression and the Turkish rebellion argues that we need new metaphors—because our surveillance nightmare is more frightening, and more subtle, than we realize."
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+ - A look at Apple R&D Expenditures 1995-2013->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "For a company that makes as much money as Apple, you might be surprised to learn that it spends far less on Research and Development (R&D) than many of its competitors, including bigwigs like Google, Microsoft and Samsung.

With Apple's 2013 books officially closed, I took a comprehensive look at Apple's Form-K filings with the SEC in order to get a crisper picture as to how Apple's R&D expenditures have changed over the last 19 years.

One interesting data point is that Apple's R&D expenditures from 2011-2013 alone account for nearly 50 percent (48.7 percent, to be exact) of Apple's total R&D costs since 1995."

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Comment: Re:Does the glasses pose any danger to the eyes ? (Score 1) 124

by brainnolo (#45482029) Attached to: New Smart Glasses Allow Nurses To See Veins Through Skin
You know what emits a lot of infrared light? The sun. Nobody ever complained (if ever, we can "complain" about the emitted UV light).

Actually try this: take welder googles (not mask), remove the lenses and replace them with stacked sheets of red and blue light filter (Rosco was the brand I used). This will block almost all visible light but let near-infrared come through. Wear these glasses in bright daylight, just never ever stare at the sun, really just don't. However, the result is, that you will see in the near-IR spectrum. Your rods/cones are not very sensible to this frequencies, so it must be a bright sunny day, but it works.

Just don't look at the sun directly, while your pupils are completely open, you would burn your retina pretty quickly.

Comment: Re:The continuing saga. . . (Score 1) 177

by brainnolo (#44718409) Attached to: <em>SimCity</em> Mac Launch Facing More Problems
For Mac it is quite unlikely, since all the standard directories are english only. They just happen to have file named ".localized" in them, and the Finder (but not "ls") will show their localized name. I find this to be actually a pretty good approach since you can change language at any moment and system-created folders will also magically get a localized name. To have the application fail if the locale is not english under Mac OS X you really need to go out of your way and do something contrived and stupid I guess. May DRM?

Comment: Re:Does it do custom folders? (Score 1) 193

by brainnolo (#44668199) Attached to: Calibre Version 1.0 Released After 7 Years of Development

Back in the early days at mobileread.com Kovid was asked to to include an file management opt-out feature like iTunes, and he was 'meh, code it yourself'.

That's not a bad response at all, calibre is open source. "Code it yourself" does not meant he would not accept the patch, it just means he does not feel like doing it himself, which is reasonable

Comment: Re:Steve Jobs has clout (Score 1) 681

by brainnolo (#34002614) Attached to: Are Consumer Hard Drives Headed Into History?
Sir, you are just either old or retro. There is no real, logical reason to keep around a 286 and 386, much less move data around between them. If you got access to the internet and are using gmail, ajax website and the likes you probably also a normal computer and can use things like dropbox, which are free to exchange data with your friends.

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