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Comment: Easy to crack? (Score 5, Informative) 259

by doomtiki (#44080915) Attached to: Introducing the NSA-Proof Crypto-Font
Given that this seems to be just a simple font, why would it be hard to write an OCR program to decipher specifically this font (or any other supposedly secure font)? Perhaps a program that dynamically obfuscated text like a CAPTCHA would be more useful. This appears to be more of an artistic statement than something useful.

Comment: Use of Controller as a Standalone Device (Score 1) 330

by doomtiki (#36370360) Attached to: Nintendo Announces New Console: Wii U
It looks like that controller has a reasonably decent CPU and graphics hardware on it. Given the camera and other hardware on the unit, it is very likely that the device is locally executing some program to interact with the main console. It isn't really that practical to render everything on the console and stream it uncompressed to four separate tablet remotes, so I think this is the likely implementation. If this controller had some form of local storage or even an SD card slot, it could hypothetically be used as a standalone "Nintendo tablet." This would involve Nintendo competing against itself in the handheld gaming market, but if the controller has high enough specs, it might be a good hedge against the 3DS catastrophically failing against the new Playstation Vita. While the device could obviously not directly compete with iOS and Android devices, it could fill an important niche role, especially if Nintendo could market the device as a safe tablet for children. With the right apps, they could even sell the things to schools.

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