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Comment: This won't end well... (Score 1) 138

by hyades1 (#49281089) Attached to: Windows 10's Biometric Security Layer Introduced

"The software analyzes input from such hardware as fingerprint scanners and infrared sensors to make sure that you are you and not some impostor, and then signs you in without requiring you to enter a password.

Fabulous. So in the Brave New World of Windows Hello, a "hacker" is a guy with an axe and a microwave.

And I'm the one they call "Lefty".

Comment: Re:HOWTO (Score 1, Flamebait) 1081

by hyades1 (#49259635) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century

Nice job of cherry-picking, or simply devising a situation out of nothing.

Meanwhile, why don't you tell us how many innocent people should be put to death who would otherwise have been exonerated...even decades after their conviction? One? A dozen? Where's your cut-off point? And what penalty should be paid by law enforcement officials who hide exculpatory evidence?

Because these things have happened in reality a lot more often than the hypothetical case you describe.

Comment: Great machines...for a while (Score 1) 161

by hyades1 (#49208205) Attached to: Ultralight Convertibles Approaching Desktop Performance

I'm sure these computers are fabulous. I'm equally sure they'll burn out in two or three years...or less. Meanwhile, I've got a seven year old desktop PC that has never been shut off for any length of time, only rebooted.

It's fine. Yes, I have a more up-to-date machine, which I use when I need it. It will eventually take its place as my reliable backup, when the old one finally croaks...if it ever does.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -- Albert Einstein