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Comment: Re:Google AV... baked in with every product. (Score 1) 32

by kangsterizer (#48954981) Attached to: New Google Security Reward Program Announcement

Err Windows contain a very good antivirus by default. Its actually better than anything you can buy.
Not only that - but using Google-only products drives you to an ecosystem that is going to be worse than Windows ever was.

Arguably, Windows, will all of its shortcomings was and still is pretty damn open.
Not in code, but in APIs, tools, etc. That's actually how it won so much marketshare in the 90's. (its now also getting more and more open in code, tho).

ChromeOS on the other end, is pretty closed. You want a kernel driver? Dream on. If you don't make your own hardware, or don't use Google-approved hardware, you're out of luck, it will not work and you can't make it work without rooting the machine (ie you can't sell or even give away that product to customers).

You want to customize some API? Dream on. This one is impossible without replacing the OS.

All this is trivial on Windows (and regular Linux, or even OSX, for example).

Comment: Do one thing and do it well (Score 1) 385

by kangsterizer (#47929807) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

The difference in complex systems is that they do one thing and well inside of functions or classes or what not.

Its because its MUCH, MUCH, easier/faster to do it there, than make a complete program/progress and use sockets/pipes/what not to communicate with the other tool. So sometimes its still useful but most of the time its too much effort too little gain (heck, you also lose performance, time, etc.)

Thats what Linus means as well, I think.

Comment: Re:Seems fine to me. (Score 2) 184

by kangsterizer (#47867669) Attached to: Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

Hope you realize that in modern countries, almost every single establishment is currently recording you on tape inside AND outside their establishments. That includes public transit, public streets of all decently-big cities, every single supermarket, theaters, yada yada...

Might want to also be fighting that one off.. ya know, where you know they are recording you - rather than a user that is probably not recording you at all.

(I do not own or use any device like Glass, for the record..)

Comment: Re:Seems fine to me. (Score 1) 184

by kangsterizer (#47867635) Attached to: Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

Actually its "you're not allowed to use *any* wifi network in the range of my device because you're using device X which I decided to ban"
That's why jammers are illegal - and this is pretty much a jammer as well if you forget about the technical details.

Sure I dont like privacy invading devices, but Glass and "drones" aren't necessarily used as such. In my experience they're in fact very rarely used as such.

Comment: Or 1h.. (Score 1) 77

by kangsterizer (#46680853) Attached to: 3D-Printed UAV Can Go From Atoms to Airborne in 24 Hours

In other news, a non-3D printed equivalent UAV can be made from zero to flying in about 1H... and has been so for years.
It will also probably fly better.. all you need is a block of EPP foam and a hot wire (the cut itself takes 5min, full build about 1H)

so yeah.. it says 3D printer QUICK it must be worth some ads-prints publish!

Comment: Re:First amendment only applies to our friends (Score 1) 824

by kangsterizer (#46600459) Attached to: Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

At Mozilla there's one difference tho, you don't enrich the CEO *that* much. There's no stock actions. He did not get a package. All he gets is a slightly higher salary than you do.
If anything, you work to the benefit of the Mozilla Foundation (which owns Mozilla Corporation - and Eich is CEO of that.)

Their recruiting ad is in fact mirroring this with "Don't work for the man, work for mankind."

Comment: Re:Ready or not (Score 1) 469

by kangsterizer (#45774411) Attached to: Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?

recognizing is not ok, actually. you'll recognize your friend or anyone significant. you won't recognize someone you barely know yet cross every week.
automated face recognition will (and already does - in case you haven't seen the zillion of cameras on the streets of all countries big cities)

Comment: Re:Jailbreakingg (Score 1) 210

by kangsterizer (#45774351) Attached to: The iOS 7 Jailbreak Fiasco

note that "pirated" games these days generally offer an option to disable or bypass the socalled freemium crap (ie inapp purchases where you have to spend hundreds in order to play the game at all). i'd rather pay $10 from scratch, than being hagged into "rating", "liking on facebook", "paying item X, Z, Y for $100+ that are artificially required to enjoy the game. sometimes its way more than $100.". It's an horrible model.

Heck even games such as battlefield and what not - which costs much more to produce, takes longer and more people "only" cost" about $100 with all DLCs every 3 month for a year or two included. And people hate DLCs.

I therefore fully support pirating any game following this model (then again, i don't have an iphone, and i don't really play games on android, so i'm an angel. still, i get the idea.)

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

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