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Comment: Re:The future is now. (Score 3, Insightful) 129

by g0bshiTe (#49378569) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Who's Going To Win the Malware Arms Race?
It's interesting, as a techie I feel constrained and restricted on tablets and even my smartphone. I prefer the jiggery pokery of tech vs the walled garden approach. Oddly I've not had a virus or malware infection on my computer since the late 90's.

The problem may become winnable if websites cease using infected ad hosts for revenue at the cost of their users sanity and security, let's face in todays internet most infection probably stems from infected advertising.

Comment: Re:Or... (Score 1) 47

by g0bshiTe (#49339775) Attached to: Dueling Home Automation Systems at SXSW (Video)
Convenience I'll give you security is debatable.

I see it less of a hobby, I see it as lazy asses that can't be fucked to get off the couch and walk 5 feet to a light switch. Seriously aside from turning lights on/off randomly while on vacation which your neighbors still know no ones home, does it take more time to break out your phone or tablet connect to the website and turn your lights on/off vs getting up and walking to the switch?

I say the hobby is not the reason due to a majority of users probably have it a) to be the first to have it because it's cool or b) to show it off to company. Which if it's b you just blew the security again as word will spread "Fred has an automated house and can work every light in his house from anywhere in the world".

Comment: Great (Score 1) 317

So a suicidal person or one thought to be suicidal with then definitely commit suicide being forced to read Facebooks suicide prevention documentation.

"We at Facebook have noticed that you recently listed your status as "meh" please click this link and read the materials it points to".

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun