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Comment Re:non-story (Score 1) 199

It's okay. You don't need to create a conspiracy theory to cover up your lack of knowledge about the protocol. I have stated one simple fact: WoWLAN has to be in standby. You know why? Because WoL can receive power via ethernet in order to get the wakeup signal. Until WiFi can provide enough power via RF to keep the chip running and also stay connected to the SID, it can't work without standby power being on. Yes. I know. Facts are bummer. But keep trying to make yourself feel okay by exaggerating and mud flinging.

Comment Re:non-story (Score 1) 199

Then why is the camera on? It doesn't need to be so there is some reason why it's still on when you tell it to turn off.

How would you turn it back on remotely if it's completely powered down? At least some part of it needs to still be up and running. From all reports, the camera isn't recording anything. That said, I think the LED should in line with the power for the camera so there's no question.

Comment Re:Isn't that how Skynet was started? (Score 1) 74

In as much as I get your point, my point was that some self-modifying virus written to jump between cell phones will never become self aware regardless of definition. It's the same type of thinking that assumed that a big enough neural net would magically equal a human brain.

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