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Comment Re:Jailbreak == security vulnerability (Score 1) 69

Except this particular vulnerability has precisely nothing to do with jailbreaking. To the contrary, it's a flaw with Apple's own way for enterprise customers to install unapproved apps. They hate jailbreaking because it's a stepping stone to enabling piracy (thus slightly reducing app store revenue and causing app publishers to start breathing down their neck), a stepping stone to enabling non-carrier-sanctioned tethering (thus making carriers breathe down their neck), and other things that all either reduce Apple's profit or reduce someone else's profit, causing them to complain to Apple. It's basically the same reasons a game console manufacturer doesn't want people cracking their console.

Comment Re:Deja Vu (Score 1) 52

Onlive? Yep, they went under. Honestly, I think it's more of a business model issue. For example, there are plenty of free-to-play games on Steam, but when I tried Onlive they seemed to offer free demos of a few games but had basically no actual free games, probably because it would be far too difficult to actually monetize them. Considering most people who used it probably had doubts about its longevity, it's no surprise that people didn't really want to invest in Onlive. In order for concerns about latency to matter, you have to actually get to the point where people would otherwise use your service to begin with.

Right now, there isn't really a good streaming solution. The cloud-based ones all require you to repurchase your entire game library, and Steam in-home streaming only works across a LAN and most people aren't going to want to set up a VPN to get across that restriction. If there was a system that could just play games you already have on Steam, it would have a much higher chance of success.

Comment Re:How dare they! (Score 1) 166

Yes, god forbid drivers voluntarily sign up to be Uber drivers (and set their own hours) so that people can voluntarily ride in Uber vehicles. It's funny how when there's an article about the DMCA, /. is almost entirely against it, but then when there's idiotic and/or outdated taxi laws that hurt competition and worsen the quality and price of the product provided to the consumer, people are suddenly against the company that has the balls to stand up to it.

Comment Re:Comments Summarised (Score 2) 435

But if the original source machine has already picked which IPv6 source address to use then the firewall has to use the correct ISP (as, hopefully, packets with a spoofed source address will be blocked and return packets will come via a different route so the firewall will probably not like them either.)

No it doesn't. You can always NAT, in both v4 and v6, even if the original source address is a non-private IP. I have 2001:0:0:a::/64 from one ISP and 2001:0:0:b::/64 from another ISP, and I put my LAN clients on 2001:0:0:a::/64, I can still use NAT to change the source IP of packets being routed via ISP #2.

Comment Re:No need for code to detect an emissions test (Score 1) 618

It's explained in greater detail in someone else's comment above, but basically: they don't have to, because that code already exists to detect when the car is on a Dyno. You need that, for example, because if the front wheels are moving and the rear wheels aren't, it might mess with the traction control system. If I were them, I'd play it off as exactly that unless there's some kind of evidence otherwise.

Comment Re:Do over please (Score 1) 73

Here's how I understand it:
1. The malicious "images" are hosted on imgur.
2. They are posted to /r/4chan, a place on reddit, which I assume is a place to talk about 4chan but not connected to the site in any way.
3. The malicious code downloads a bunch of images from 8chan, effectively DDoSing it.
Yes, the summary is awful and contradicts itself a few times. It has nothing to do with 4chan from how I understand it.

Comment Re: Fiber (Score 1) 303

No it's not, those are the theoretical max speeds which you never actually get even in near-vacuum conditions. Not to mention it's shared among all devices on that frequency, so in an office with a lot of devices it can get congested. Especially if there are slower legacy devices, which will take up a larger chunk of air time to transmit/receive the same amount of data.

Comment Re:How to handle (Score 1) 361

There's probably some way you could apply a voltage to the outer shell such that it would have the same voltage as the inner shell, allowing you to drill without blowing it. It's unlikely that applying voltage to the outside would trigger the bomb, since ESD would be likely to set it off. Seeing as how he had to move the bomb around and moving around tends to generate some static, he would probably want to design the bomb to not be triggered by an outside voltage.
In addition, I'm assuming X-ray technology has gotten better now, so you might be able to see how the switches are wired so you could flip the one that would disarm it. You could also try to freeze the entire thing without actually putting liquid inside of it, but that could also be foiled by including a temperature sensor.

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