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Comment: Sue them out of existence (Score 1) 107

by ggraham412 (#49511687) Attached to: D-Link Apologizes For Router Security

Speaking as one who is tired of sorting through consumer grade routers every few years, I'd love it if 90% of these "smart router" crapware products just went away. Someone said that the best technology is that which disappears from the user's consciousness, but somehow router manufacturers think that their best play is to worm their way into your attention like an insecure child "Hey, look what I can do! Look at me me me!

Yeah, I'm DLink and look what I can do. Real smooth.

Do I need to access an app store on my router? No. Do I need a warm, fuzzy javascript interface? No. Do I need to configure my home router when I'm not at home? No, no, no and those sorts of features probably contribute the lion's share of vulnerabilities.

What I need is a simple, CGI interface to set up basic routing parameters and WiFi that goes more than 20 feet and forget all about the router. I would actually pay up for that.

Comment: Tip of a wave of prosecutions against devs? (Score 2) 102

by ggraham412 (#49068197) Attached to: Kim Dotcom's Lawyer Plays Down Megaupload Worker's Guilty Plea

Not sure why Andrus Nomm is charged with anything. Was he responsible for business decisions at the company?

If he was just a developer, I'm wondering if we'll start seeing a more prosecutions against developers working for a DOJ targeted company just to get them to roll on their bosses. In this case, is he any more responsible for other peoples' file sharing than Kim Dotcom's secretary?

As for his own illegal download, yeah, him and about 2 billion other people, (probably also including Kim Dotcom's secretary).

Comment: Go Nuclear (Score 2, Insightful) 560

by ggraham412 (#48716067) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record
France went nuclear a long time ago, and they adopted it at a pace that if replicated around the world would cut C02 emissions to levels recommended by the IPCC. Nuclear energy is the only viable technology we have at the moment that can both reduce CO2 emissions meaningfully and avoid throwing an additional billions of people into poverty.

Comment: While we're on the subject... (Score 2) 292

by ggraham412 (#48652589) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

Not handling hyphens, minus signs or whatever: it doesn't surprise me in the least.

Why don't eBook publishers use a typesetting system based on TeX or LaTeX? Good grief. I was formatting complex mathematical formulas and pretty printing them to Postscript and PDF before the lot of you were born. And not just text with mere hyphens.

Is there something I'm missing, or are eBooks a major step backwards in formatting? Really. I can't tell you how many computer science and mathematics eBooks I've returned to Amazon or B&N because of the sh***y formatting of code and math formulas. Not just when eBooks first came out, but on and on, year after year, and it doesn't get better. It strikes me as the laziness of corporations.

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