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Comment Here's a cheaper way of dealing with shity owners (Score 1) 175

If an owner does not have a poop bag while walking their dog, offer them to buy a bag at $5 or a $50 fine.

A dog owner without a poop bag (Empty or full) is one that will not pick up.

Disclosure: I have many dogs and I carry # of dogs +1 poop bags on walks. I NEVER run out of bags.

Comment Re:Why does the CPU need this? (Score 4, Informative) 99

It's called Intel Management Engine (ME)

The management engine provides remote access capabilities, independently from the running operating system. It has full access to your RAM, and it has full networking support. It also handles the TPM module, AMT (Active Management Technology), Boot Guard and various DRM mechanisms. The ME also performs some basic hardware initialization and power management, on recent systems.


Comment Re:OOXML is a joke ... (Score 5, Informative) 75

How did it "become" an ISO standard?

**History lesson: How MS got Office Open XML approved**
MS paid the ISO membership fees for a bunch of new ISO members for that one critical ISO vote.
The new members were so happy, they voted to approve Open XML.

This way, the secretive and patent laden file format could be used in government bids where ISO file formats where required.

Soon after this outrageous manoeuvre,
ISO lost it's reputation and became known as I Sold Out.

Comment FBI wants to kill HTTPS but WH wants it or NOT?! (Score 2) 111


Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

FBI's James Comey: the Man Who Wants To Outlaw Encryption

Meanwhile ./ got their HTTPS sliced and DICED away.
As I post this, it's plain text HTTP.

"Ahead warp factor 1" - Captain Kirk