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Comment: Re:Deadmans Switch (Score 1) 271

by cdrudge (#49622893) Attached to: USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device

It is a deadman switch. It's a device that is automatically activated in the event the operator is incapacitated.

How is the script guaranteed to run if the operator dies? It doesn't as the drive may never be removed. A deadman switch that may or may not operate isn't a very good implementation.

Comment: Re:K Bye. (Score 1) 224

by cdrudge (#49592865) Attached to: Grooveshark Shuts Down

How is it that if I shared that many songs with that many people without authorization I'd be fined literally trillions of dollars, but they get to walk away like this?

Because you aren't a incorporated company. Individuals in management might get to walk away, but the company and all it's assets (if any) doesn't.

Comment: Re:No mention of iPad in the summary? (Score 1) 160

by cdrudge (#49559651) Attached to: Google Officially Discontinues Nexus 7 Tablet

there are many high-quality Android tablet alternatives in every form factor imaginable, the Nexus 7 isn't needed so much.

I just wish more manufacturers would not try to customize everything to the point where we have a Samsung Android and Moto Android and LG Android and... My last two Android phones one of the first things I did was find the Google Play Edition rom on XDA-Developers to remove all the bloat and crap, not to mention forced lock in to some apps.

Comment: Re:Not a Piece of Shit (Score 1) 128

by cdrudge (#49536735) Attached to: POS Vendor Uses Same Short, Numeric Password Non-Stop Since 1990

He knows what POS means. But calling it a piece of shit isn't entirely the fault of the manufacturer. It's also the fault of the retailer or installer for not changing it to something that is unique to that location or company.

I own a padlock that allows me to set the combination by removing and rotating 4 dials to the letters or numbers that I want. It ships with a default combination of 0000. If I used it straight out of the package, does that make the lock a piece of shit just because it has a easy to guess default password? Or does it make me an idiot for using the lock without changing the password?

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 409

5) If you are physically attacked, either do not resist, or resist in a way that overpowers the cop safely and quickly, no middle ground.

The former suggestion will not end well for the citizen being attacked, and the latter will definitely not end well for the citizen.

Do you have any suggestions or recommendations on how to overpower a cop safely and quickly that isn't going to end up with you in handcuffs in jail, in a fetal position learning how much a nightstick can hurt, and/or dead?

"Oh what wouldn't I give to be spat at in the face..." -- a prisoner in "Life of Brian"