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Comment I don't see the problem (Score 1) 99

I haven't read anything that indicates the chip does anything other than listen for specific speech patterns and send specific commands to the computer (actually power on is really the only thing I can tell it actually does). I doubt there is any way of retrieving the audio input from the chip. They would have to go out of their way to even incorporate this capability which if it existed would pretty much mean a large number of people wouldn't buy the chip. So until some hacker actually successfully retrieves anything the chip actually records (which I doubt is possible), I think this is a step ahead. I would definitely want this capability.

Comment Re:My issue with Windows 10, forced updates (Score 1) 172

What? You didn't like it when Windows forcefully turns off your computer without regard for any data you may have lost, only to create a paradox where every time you turn on your computer it starts installing updates but gets infinitely stuck at 70% progress all the while insisting that turning the computer off at THIS point is the worst thing you can do.

Comment What??? (Score 1) 134

What in the hell are you talking about???? Light weight is a bad thing? I've been looking for light laptops for years. Now the same morons who think a kickstand is cool for Microsoft surface want heavy laptops to validate their stupidity? C'MON MAN. (and have fun downmodding this post to anyone who actually reads it)

Comment Re:Somebody explain? (Score 1) 105

If all the passwords and users were the same then why use someone else's account when you have your OWN account? In a normal security situation, he would have the keys but not the actual password unless the passwords were stored in plain text, right? But he would require the password (not the key) to get into the Astro's network.

Comment Re:Two easy steps (Score 1) 236

Step 2 is don't use a credit card or any payment system tied to your name. Because, if so, you are likely being tracked. This is already happening by the way. Research the company Acxiom. Step 3 is don't go out in public. Because the logical progression is adding facial recognition to all the millions of cameras already pointed everywhere and AI that logs everything you do throughout the day. The truth is you don't have to do anything. They will come to you.

Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.