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Comment: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Score 1) 435

by in10se (#49674953) Attached to: Will Robot Cars Need Windows?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but when I take the train I don't drive it and they still put windows on the cars. The passenger area of a commercial airliner also has windows. What would I want to take the windows out of a self-driving car? I like to see where I am and where I'm going even when I'm not in charge of getting myself there.

Comment: Of course, but nothing's different (Score 1) 179

by in10se (#49646389) Attached to: Is Facebook Keeping You In a Political Bubble?

Of course Facebook is keeping you in a bubble... of exactly the things you chose to put in your bubble. It's no different than any other source of news. Fox News, MSNBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post - all bubbles telling one part of one side of the story.

If you don't actively look for other sources of information or other sides points of view, your news sources aren't going to give you "fair and balanced" information.

Comment: As usual, the title is misleading (Score 1) 395

by in10se (#49646321) Attached to: 25 Percent of Cars Cause 90 Percent of Air Pollution

Except where they clarify in the article's lede, the title, summary, and article makes it sound like these 25% of vehicles cause 90% of the air pollution on the entire planet. Let's not forget that the millions of cars on the road are nothing compared to large factories or even a small fleet of cargo ships.

Certainly let's do something about those old cars, but that's not the real problem.

Comment: Re:Source of the order (Score 1) 296

by in10se (#49292331) Attached to: To Avoid NSA Interception, Cisco Will Ship To Decoy Addresses

The exact same way they are doing it now.
(I have no idea.)

The summary seems to say that only high-value targets are being intercepted, and that Cisco is trying to protect those customers by shipping to somewhere other than their place of business. If that's their new form of protection, it doesn't change anything if the NSA knows who it belongs to.

Comment: Poor first sentence (Score 5, Informative) 132

by in10se (#49276475) Attached to: Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times

First line of the article:
"What if the key to your house was shared with 28,000 other homes?"

The fact is, you very well might share the key to your house with more than 28000 other homes. Common lock brands you can buy at Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. create a surprisingly low number of different key/tumbler combinations.

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