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Comment Not the first full recovery from space (Score 1) 113

SpaceShip One touched space and all elements were recovered and flew to space again.

BO's demonstration is more publicity than practical rocketry. It doesn't look like the aerodynamic elements of BO's current rocket are suitable for recovery after orbital injection, just after a straight up-down space tourism flight with no potential for orbit, just like SpaceShip One (and Two). They can't put an object in space and have it stay in orbit. They can just take dudes up for a short and expensive view and a little time in zero gee.

It's going to be real history when SpaceX recovers the first stage after an orbital injection, in that it will completely change the economics of getting to space and staying there.

Comment linux based POS (Score 0) 82

One of the benefits and reasons why we build Linux based systems for retail chain management, store management, supply chain management, e-commerce and such is ability to secure against these types of attacks better. Beyond that we came up with a new way of protecting credit card information by tying it to the location of the user's phone, but we are not a nominal 'fintech' and those guys are too hard to approach (for now at least).

Comment Re:It will never go anywhere. (Score 0) 27

Well, not all companies do that, some base their business model around personal security, for example numbered bank accounts are designed on purpose not to let authorities (or anybody) know who is the owner if the account. Bearer certificates have the same purpose actually, they are like cash in that regard.

Now, governments fight against such very important individual freedoms of-course. Governments destroy personal freedoms much more than any company ever could.

Comment Re:Another in a long series of marketing mistakes (Score 1) 136

You'd need a popular product to pull off obtaining second-clientage from governments, and you'd need not to reveal that your device had legal intercept.

This is just a poorly-directed company continuing to shoot itself in the foot. It's not made its product desirable for government, or for anyone else.

Comment Re:What the fuck is with the snark (Score 0) 118

Fucking piece of shit collectivists like you is the problem in America, why don't YOU go somewhere more socialist, more collectivist already? There are PLENTY of those place, vast MAJORITY of this planet is to your liking. USA is supposed to be individualistic, anti-collectivist, anti-socialist, anti-government, anarchist even. Anarcho-capitalism, true freedom, libertarianism, objectivism are the principles that the USA is SUPPOSED to be based on and instead USA is now just another collectivist half fascist half socialist failed State specifically because of complete piece of shit asswipes like you, who want to turn every piece of land on this planet into a collectivist nightmare that free individuals are horrified at.

Do everybody a favour and leave, go to France, go to Japan, go to Italy, go to Spain, go to Brazil, go to Australia FFS, go to whatever. If pieces of shit, collectivist socialist fascist garbage like you left the country that is supposed to be anti-establishment, anti-collectivism, anti-socialism, anti-Marxism then you would get exactly what you desire and the country would return to its roots, what it is supposed to be - a country that fought a war against a king over taxation. A country where people used to come to not for welfare or Big Brother state but for freedom. Freedom FROM THE COLLECTIVE, Freedom FROM THE GOVERNMENT, Freedom FROM THE OPPRESSION.

Comment Another in a long series of marketing mistakes (Score 2) 136

There's a truism in marketing that you can only differentiate your product on the parts that the customer sees and uses. Blackberry just can't learn this lesson. They tried differentiating on the OS kernel, which the customer never sees. And now on an insecurity feature that the customer won't be allowed to use. It's been a protracted death spiral, but it's a continuing one.

All power corrupts, but we need electricity.