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Comment: Where's the "hack" (Score 1) 491

by courteaudotbiz (#49329291) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

I thought there was really something we didn't know about, cause hacking something is like doing something cool by twisting the rules in ways most people wouldn't think about. In his case, he lost 30lbs doing nothing more than what a nutritionist and a gym coach told him to do. I personnaly lost 100lbs over 5 years doing all that by myself, cutting the crap and exercising more. I didn't "hack" anything, I went by the rules: less calories input, more calories output.

Hacking would have been like: I changed nothing to my habits but took (whatever pill/electrode/juice/miracle crap) and BAM, I lost 30 pounds in a month. These things don't work, and reading the title and summary, it's like the guy found some crap that actually works at losing weight without efforts with no side effects.

Comment: Re:Red Herring (Score 1) 296

by courteaudotbiz (#49292711) Attached to: To Avoid NSA Interception, Cisco Will Ship To Decoy Addresses
Well, maybe you're right and Cisco want to put a false feeling of "anonymity" to compromise more high profile targets with their preinstalled backdoors. Or maybe it's just a way for Cisco to make more money on the back of its customers. In any way, their method cannot guarantee anything, since the shipment is just the last step of an order, and the order can be compromised at so many earlier steps.

Comment: Re:Socketed Firmware Here We Come (Score 2) 120

by courteaudotbiz (#49292061) Attached to: Persistent BIOS Rootkit Implant To Debut At CanSecWest
I think "safe browsing" depends on your paranoia level. You can always be more paranoid, but until I see this BIOS flashing attack grow to a large scale, browsing to serious, public, common websites seems to be still pretty safe. If you think you can be targeted by GCHQ/NSA-esque organisations, then you can increase your paranoia level.

Comment: Re:Socketed Firmware Here We Come (Score 1) 120

by courteaudotbiz (#49291481) Attached to: Persistent BIOS Rootkit Implant To Debut At CanSecWest
Well then, let's just make your system secure enough so you can't be compromised in the first place: Firewall, up to date base OS, antivirus, antimalware, and do your crappy things in a sandbox (VM). Use your base OS for safe web browsing, documents editing, email. Use your VM for TOR, torrents and all other unsafe things.

Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 1) 451

by courteaudotbiz (#49291135) Attached to: Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren't the Future
Talks about liability of self-driving cars are already taking place, and it appears that when a self-driving car being in self driving mode has an accident, the car maker would be held responsible. Now does this means lower insurance costs for people who have self-driving cars? I doubt it, but car makers will sure have to have pretty expensive insurance coverage...

Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 1) 451

by courteaudotbiz (#49291085) Attached to: Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren't the Future
I think a big part of the traffic jams is because of the slow reaction time of humans. If, when a light goes green, all the cars release the brake and push the accelerator at the same time, traffic would be incredibly better. However, I love driving my car, so it's not a question of "is it better to have a human or a computer behind the wheel" for me, it's just that "I love driving, period."

Comment: Re:I hesitate to comment (Score 1) 208

by courteaudotbiz (#49172695) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

I hesitate to comment

For someone who "hesitates to comment", you have a lot to say! Even though I don't fully agree with your comment, cause Microsoft has turned some pretty good stuff into crap (Win7 > Win8, Win98SE > Win ME, Nokia > /dev/nul), I hope that your thoughts will materialize. They can do good if they put the right resources at the right place to do the job (Win Vista > Win7, Win2k > WinXP).

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