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Comment: OK (Score 1) 79

by koan (#47456093) Attached to: Led By Nest, 'Thread' Might Be Most Promising IoT Initiative Yet

I'm all for automation and I think it looks promising.
What I don't want to see are solutions that are dependent on outside resources (for example SIRI on the iPhone, it has to use a connected server to do what it does), I prefer to see solutions that are autonomous, inclusive and complete without the need for Internet or an outside server (unless you choose to do so)

Comment: Laugh (Score 1) 398

by koan (#47178721) Attached to: The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

It is hard to imagine any more heinous way of earning money than by benefiting from racism," writes Rick Cohen

I find the whole thing hilarious, all the old man said was "I don't want to be around or associated with blacks" to a woman who is on video as saying
"Blacks are stupid and crazy"

Then the media circus is queued and he is "forced" to sell the team, winds up getting 2 billion tax free.

Racism never entered into it, if a person says "I don't want to be around those kinds of people" it isn't "racism" it's a personal preference.

My suggestion is that things went exactly the way Sterling wanted them to, and it's hilarious, the other option is that he was played to get the team out from under him.

Comment: NSA (Score 1) 566

by koan (#47176243) Attached to: TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker
The message on TrueCrypt's new website got me thinking:
        Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues

        Let's isolate the first letter of each word:
        (U)sing (T)rueCrypt (i)s (n)ot (s)ecure (a)s (i)t (m)ay (c)ontain (u)nfixed (s)ecurity (i)ssues


        Let's spread that!
        uti nsa im cu si

        That is latin for
        "If I wish to use the NSA"

        Stay away from future Truecrypt releases. This is clearly a warning from the developers.

A rolling disk gathers no MOS.