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Comment: Re:Looks pretty useful (Score 1) 29 29

It seems like something that would make it much more difficult for ordinary thieves to exploit cell phones. That would seem to be pretty useful.

And much easier for the Police / FBI / etc... to exploit to unlock your phone. That would seem to be pretty useful - for them.

Comment: Re:Why Both? (Score 1) 73 73

The fingerprinting is far more secure.

But also problematic, from a usability standpoint. As people that actually work with their hands know, the ability to take a reliable fingerprint can be impeded by blisters, etc. For example, a (long) while ago I had to delay getting my fingerprints taken at NASA because my finger tips were beaten up from recently working around the house and on my car.

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 4, Informative) 318 318

Please Dice, drop the silly share button and return the read more link, and the read comments link.

Second this, but don't know why, at least, they can't all be displayed?

BTW, I solved this, and the video stories by adding this rule to my Proxomitron config file for "slashdot.org":

Matching expression: </head>
Replacement Text:
.fhitem-poll { display: none !important; }
.nav-social { display: none !important; }
.popularity { display: none !important; }

And killed auto audio play using:
Matching Expression: <audio \1 autoplay="*" \2>
Replacement Text: <audio \1 \2>

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 318 318

One of the many reasons mods are upset is that the employee who was fired was (by all accounts) crucial to the reliability and credibility of AMAs.

Pro Tip: Pay close attention anytime a manager or company says something like "employees are our most valuable asset" or "... are critical to our success" because that's what they look/sound like when they're lying to you.

Comment: Re:Build colonies on Earth (Score 1) 246 246

By the time off-world colonies are viable, pollution on Earth will be a non-issue, because the exact same technology needed to sustain an offworld colony is the technology that would allow us to clean and recycle absolutely everything here on Earth. Because that's exactly what you need for a self-sustaining offworld colony: recycled everything.

Not really, no. There are far more than enough raw materials floating around up there, along with masses of energy from the sun, to construct very quick and dirty space stations indeed with zero need for recycling as long as you have reasonably secure supply chains.

Comment: Re:Slippery slope (Score 2, Insightful) 240 240

This is a terrible law. The left and feminists in particular are infamous for instantly branding any disagreement, no matter how justified and rational, as hate. They'll damsel like crazy, weep crocodile tears and fire up a twitter mob, and next thing you know any objections to their brand of vicious insanity are stamped out. This law needs to be repealed immediately.

Comment: Re:What could possibly go wrong? (Score 2) 129 129

Give people the ability to create things tied to real world locations without any sort of moderation controls, act surprised when they pick controversial locations. Trolls gonna troll.

If only Google had -- oh I don't know -- some sort of sophisticated mapping software or database where they could flag GPS locations ...

Comment: So "_optout" of what? (Score 1) 477 477

If you don't want someone's Windows 10 passing on your password, Microsoft has two solutions; only share passwords using their Wi-Fi Sense service, or by adding "_optout" to your SSID.

Does adding this also prevent Microsoft from storing said WiFi password on their servers, or just instruct them to not share it out?

If it's not in the computer, it doesn't exist.