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Comment: Re:Good for EM simulation (Score 1) 44

by mysidia (#49625971) Attached to: Intel Launches Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 V3 Processor Families

Intel has 2 parts just for you: E7-8891v3 and E7-8893v3, maximum clock frequency, fewer cores.

This is a good idea for single-threaded tasks which can't be sped up anymore by distributing that task over multiple cores....... maximum single-core speed is ideal for certain workloads, and the extra cores would just be wasted.

Comment: Re:Good for EM simulation (Score 2) 44

by mysidia (#49625963) Attached to: Intel Launches Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 V3 Processor Families

Microsoft and Oracle already know how to deal with this: it's called "nominal cores". The vendor comes up with a list of CPU models that are assigned "Weighting scores"; cores of certain CPU models are worth 150% of a core each, for licensing purposes, certain cores are worth 75% of a core each for licensing purposes, etc.

Comment: Re:Of course USB is a perfect system (Score 1) 265

by mysidia (#49622423) Attached to: USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device
A slight variant, would be on USB device drop/change.... immediately lock screen Beep, and system will hard power off if not unlocked within 15 seconds. Other mitigating measures might also be taken such as purging any sensitive creds from RAM; temporarily shutting off all network interfaces and unloading unnecessary drivers such as Wireless NIC, Firewire, that might present attack surface.

Comment: Re:this already exists (Score 1) 265

by mysidia (#49622349) Attached to: USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device

with a psychotic behavior in which you put your computer data at severe risk to handle an unexpected seizure

Auto locking your computer is not putting your data at risk.

There is a very legitimate concern that you might forget to lock it, and you might become the victim of identity theft if some robber pilfers your computer, when you stepped away for a bit and forgot to lock the screen.

The concern about data theft is also a reason to use full drive encryption, Or even back the system up to an encrypted cloud volume, and make the system detect potential theft such as "unauthorized movement while locked" and respond by wiping out the data volume that is disposable, since it gets backed up daily.

Comment: Re:Until... (Score 1) 311

by mysidia (#49610591) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

those putting in solar are just blowing money.

Unless Solar provides another benefit that can actually be worth more than the added cost, for example: backup power to run the building if the aerial wires connecting the grid get taken down by bad weather or other act of nature during/after a natural disaster.

Comment: Re:One word: Cloud (Score 1) 245

A 15 year old who did not perform on a test, panics and does something stupid. Panic means: no reasoning, no oversight, and the existence of backups is totally forgotten, even if he knows about it.

Or such and such student figured that destroying the computer lab would also wipe out the records of his "All Fs" report card that he couldn't change by hacking, and he made a "rational choice" on the basis, that even if he would be caught, he anticipated being treated leniently because he was a child, and he knows that children get off lightly, And also nothing to lose, since he wouldn't graduate anyways with all those Fs.

Comment: Re:The only unlimited credit line you can get (Score 1) 234

don't just set a max for your bill and then shut you off if it goes over that, at least for billable items like long distanc

They can contact you, but POTS service and LD service are regulated by the FCC, and they can't turn off your service, until certain legally mandated requirements are met. It seems that turning off your LD service before a big bill can be incurred is not an option the telco is allowed to take, even if they wanted to.

Comment: Re:"If you have nothing to hide..." (Score 1) 202

by mysidia (#49603201) Attached to: Inside the Military-Police Center That Spies On Baltimore's Rioters

"and whenever these great objects are not obtained, the people have a right to alter the government, and to take measures necessary for their safety, prosperity and happiness."

This is an acknowledgement of a right that people as a whole have.

Individuals do not have this right, neither do small groups of people supporting a common cause.

And the moment a group of people begins to infringe upon someone else's rights, by causing harm to other people's safety, prosperity, or happiness, in a violent manner, their group changes from being a "protest" into an "illegal assembly", And every person participating in that illegal assembly is essentially aiding and abetting the terrorist acts against the public and the business owners.

Comment: Re:/.er bitcoin comments are the best! (Score 1) 251

by mysidia (#49587763) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Disrupting the Argentine Economy

Then either the price goes up a bunch or Bitcoin isn't actually being all that disruptive.

You missed a third alternative.... The price of Argentinian Pesos crashes utterly. So that amount of pesos officially worth "$50B USD" crashes down and becomes worth "$1B USD"

Argentenians buying Bitcoins doesn't necessarily elevate the value of Bitcoins ----- it can equally devaluate Pesos, resulting in more and more Pesos sold for fewer and fewer BTC per Peso.

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