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Comment: Re:and what will happen to people automated out of (Score 1) 341

by marciot (#49296353) Attached to: Musk Says Drivers May Become Obsolete, Announces Juice-Saving Upgrades

I mean I could see an arrangement like they have for nursing where you agree to x years of service in return for having your tuition paid, but paying for job training myself?

That used to be called an indentured servant, and it wasn’t a very good thing if you ended up stuck with an unscrupulous boss.

Comment: Re:UV sensitivity (Score 1) 95

The problem with UV sensitive resins is that UV light continues to affect the material even after it's hardened.If you keep it in sunlight it will start to degrade the material and get brittle.

Just slather your printed parts with 100 SPF sunscreen -- it provides protection plus a bit of extra lubrication.

Comment: Unintended consequences? (Score 4, Interesting) 117

by marciot (#49040897) Attached to: Live Patching Now Available For Linux

Maybe I’m old school, but this sort of bothers me. One of the nice things about rebooting is that it clears out old crud and gives you a reassurance that the system can bring itself up by its bootstraps. I can imagine live patching giving rise to a scenario where you have a machine that hasn’t been rebooted for years and when a power glitch finally brings it down, you find that what is on disk is different than what was in RAM and your kernel is corrupt or not bootable.

I think live patching would make sense if we had non-volatile system RAM (i.e. universal memory), but until then, it seems like rebooting is a pretty good sanity check that things are alright.

Comment: The devil is in the details... (Score 5, Insightful) 303

by marciot (#48746809) Attached to: FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

So if I should happen to live next to a public place, and their signal penetrates my walls into my private residence, can I sue them for trespassing and for intercepting my calls in a place where I would have an expectation of privacy?

Of course not. *sigh*

Comment: Re:Grammar police alert (Score 1) 129

by marciot (#48707981) Attached to: Google Researcher Publishes Unpatched Windows 8.1 Security Vulnerability

So this is good. This vulnerability was previously disclosed, but they undisclosed it. The undisclosure was done by the NSA using their version of the neuralizer, the existence of which was disclosed by Snowden last year, but has since been undisclosed (which is why you don't know about it).

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