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Comment: Re:And low-emission transport trucks, too (Score 1) 491

by leuk_he (#47869645) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

All you need are wordlwide emision regulations. Better qulaity fuel or eniges better tued to emisions might make a lot of difference. There currently is economic benefit to tune a ship for better emissions. Even putting it in a harbour for 2 weeks to tune the engine (don't know if technical possible) will set the owner back a lot of money. He will not do it just for emision.

You will not need large innovations. Clean emisions is already understood, and used in power plants. YOu just need motivations.

by the way, Carbon (CO2) exhaust: some idusties, heating, and electircy generation might win more.

Comment: Re: What the heck? (Score 2) 354

by leuk_he (#47841781) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

Almost there. Wolfse made part of the GPL code. However the Bukkit project is not gpl compliant because the entire code contains decompiled java server code. What wolfse thinks is since the project is not GPL compliant, (part is gpl, part is just working) he can put in a dcma. However his code is GPL, so he cannot withdraw that license.

Mojang is the copyright holder of the server code, he surely would be able to put in a take down request.

This is like linus putting a takedown request at redhat because their kernel is linked to non-gpl driver blobs to force nvidea to open source their drivers.

The problem is the risk: fighting this DCMA takedown requires expensive lawyer, and there is a small risk that wolfse has some reasoning that a court will agree with. In that case the costs will be so high, that the "in their free time"projects would make them bankrupt or something like that.

Comment: sponsered phones. (Score 5, Informative) 116

by leuk_he (#47815343) Attached to: E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone

These phones are sim-locked and sponsered by the provider. So the 20$ mark means not much, the real price is 10-40 dollars higher.

Using a phone for reading zaps through your battery life (1-3 hours) to light the screen.

But the discusssion stays, since for $99 you can get a reasonable e-paper reader. How to get content for this.... i leave to your imagination.

Comment: pinning gui fail. (Score 1) 220

by leuk_he (#47814871) Attached to: Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

Yup, from secuty point: something is wrong with the pinning CA, drop a fatal error message and you are ready.

But: No option to handle the connection as a unsecured connection. If you simply want to watch the intercepted information about funny cat video, the fact that there is a man in the middle attack is not interresting.
And: Something is alarml wrong error message. Nope, just that the connection might be intercepted, or not be from the original site. Nothing wrong with the PC of the user, but nothing he can do about it. Give him options!

Comment: Re:Normal lawyer stuff (Score 2) 54

by leuk_he (#47606959) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Requests Suppression Of Silk Road Evidence

No no, the gathering of the information becomes legal. Using it in a "normal" case is an entire different story.(according to the lawyer) You cannot make the gathering of everything digital that is happening for security, and then using this information in a "normal" drugs case. If he tried to do a terrorist action, then it would disappears in the drawer. However This is a normal criminal case, and in such a case the police has to follow certain procedures.

Comment: Re:Antivirus (Score 1) 122

by leuk_he (#47495893) Attached to: Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

All trojans/bots/ransomsware is designed to circumvent antivirus. It is a arms wars between viri and anti-virus. At the moment the viri are winning it :(.

And there is a nasty side effect: real legit tor usage will be detected as malware suspect by antivirus software. So if you have a "good"reason to use tor you might have to disable anti-virus

Comment: Re:Safe Buffer? (Score 2) 65

Why still program in C? Simple: C is easy to glue to everything, just because it assumes not too much about the data structures. And because you have reinvent data validation ( safe buffers) for every interface again, there is a huge risk there.

The obvious solution is to use proven libraries for these problems (opensll, libzzo ;) . However if one of these libraries has a bug, (or is not obvious to use) the problem is in many programs at once.

Comment: Re:"causes fragmented data (Score 2) 68

If data is fragmented over multiple blocks, It requires mulitple reads. But this kind of fragmentation is not as bad as HDD where you had a seek time of 7-8 ms. Matching the block size of the SDD to the block sie of the FS is an effective performance enhancement.

Modern SDD have read limits. Every 10.000 reads or so the data has to be refreshed. The firmware will do this silent.

Comment: Re:Autonomous Taxis (Score 2) 301

In some test by the TU delft the autonomous cars test are now foucsing on how the driver takes over from the car. The coming of autonomous cars will come fluent. First there will be advanced lane asist and takeover of tasks that are easy for computers. And of course the driving in a "train" with minimal space between cars. More and more functions will be added.

Fully autonomous will be a long way to go. e.g. to determine the last street where you want to go might be a very hard task. GPS navigations rarely guides you to the exact position, where to park, and the exact house is a complicated task.