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Comment decrypt the calls? (Score 1) 428

Now that GSM encryption is publicly breakable, could the calls from IMEI's not registered as belonging to the prison staff be automatically decrypted and recorded?
If they can't entirely prevent the problem of smuggling, at least this would help shed light on what was being discussed, and to whom. Perhaps useful at any parole board hearings?

Comment Airbags (Score 1) 230

So what happens to your iPad if the airbag in the steering wheel deploys ?

I imagine after it's fired into your face, you'd probably be entitled to a well deserved Darwin Award?

Comment MAJC missing? (Score 2, Interesting) 275

And what sort of thorough article would this be in missing out Sun Microsystems' MAJC chip from the 1990s ?

Promised to accelerate JAVA instructions, the chip was a multithreading multicore design (can you say Niagara?) but Sun couldn't get it to market fast enough and advances in general purpose CPUs left it for dead.

Sadly MAJC only made it into two models of Suns own-brand graphics cards before it was dropped, though it's design principles live on in Niagara and Rock.

You are in a maze of UUCP connections, all alike.