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Comment: Re: who cares ? (Score 1) 184

by nanoflower (#49158841) Attached to: Google Taking Over New TLDs

It would be valuable. I don't think anyone doubts that, but I can't see why Google should get it as they certainly don't have the market cornered in development.

In fact, I'm not sure who should get a domain name like .dev. At least not if we are going to try and keep the domain names as a useful identifier. Maybe it should be owned by someone like the ACM and every developer can have their own sub-domain underneath it.

Comment: Re:Add noise (Score 1) 86

by nanoflower (#48935115) Attached to: Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers Bridge the Airgap
Do you really need something so powerful? Why not have an emitter that acts like a keyboard/cpu combo and emits signals that look like real data but are randomized. That would help block the 'bad guys' from anything useful because they would have to sort out the trash from the useful data.

Comment: Re:grandmother reference (Score 1) 468

How do you know that. Ubisoft has given no information as to exactly why the keys were revoked. It could be that they were bought with stolen credit card numbers or it could be that the keys were just sold from non-official resellers but are still perfectly valid keys.

Even if the keys are sold by random people through various markets like G2A's marketplace that still doesn't mean the keys were stolen. As others have said they could be keys that weren't being used by people that bought new video cards that game with free games, or they could be keys bought in regions with cheaper prices. None of that is illegal though it is certainly frowned upon. The region issue can cause problems if a game is region locked but clearly if the people were playing for up to a year that couldn't be the case.

Until Ubisoft comes out with an official statement we can't know if the keys were 'stolen' or just bought from an un-official marketplace.

Comment: Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (Score 1) 468

by nanoflower (#48919099) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App
Yes, but if someone really wants to kill cops then it should be obvious that you head to where they congregate. So the nearest place to get a meal near the precinct or the nearest precinct will get a large number in one place. Of course it will also lead to your death if you go in guns blazing but that seems to be the purpose behind many of the shootings.

Comment: Re: Regulation? (Score 1) 339

by nanoflower (#48917439) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!
Probably because he isn't working now but did work and save and put money into those things. It's the same way someone can retire and live off much less income if they just keep doing the same sort of things because their overall living expenses are less (baring some medical emergency.)

Comment: Re:This is clearly futile... (Score 1) 193

by nanoflower (#48474711) Attached to: Google Told To Expand Right To Be Forgotten

Isn't the page really the issue? If the information is wrong or out of date then should it be forced to be taken down/edited instead of removing it from Google. After all I imagine many of the pages being linked do contain mostly correct information so the pages are still relevant. It's just some bit of information that the individual is taking objection to and wanting to be made unavailable.

(Of course I realize that this gets into another issue which is that many of the pages may exist outside of the EU and hence outside their control.) Though the same could be said for search engines unless the EU is going to hit up all of them across the world and not just Google.

Comment: Re:In Finland (Score 1) 516

by nanoflower (#48468029) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Do you live in California? That seems to be an area that regularly gets brown outs. It seems like they don't have the proper infrastructure in place to support the population when ever the need for electricity goes outside the norms.

So since Los Angeles stays comfortable most of the year the grid doesn't seem to handle the load well when temperatures head higher than 90F. I don't know if that's a problem with the grid itself or the amount of power available. Either way it looks like the normal choice has been made to design a system for normal usage which may fail under unusual conditions.

Comment: Re:Various hacking tools? (Score 2) 224

by nanoflower (#48463647) Attached to: Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal
It was an aim bot but one that only kicked in when you were already close to your target. So much so that even when viewing recorded footage it wouldn't be spotted. That's how they managed to get away with it at LAN events. Someone either has to see it installed or catch it running to detect that hack and apparently that is what happened.

Comment: Re:Business as usual for US justice (Score 1) 173

You probably didn't need to go into the details since that stuff tends to bore most people. It's enough to say that "If the government THINKS you broke the law the government can take your assets." That's the real key in civil forfeiture since they never have to prove a crime was committed. Only that they they think that the assets might have been associated with a crime (either in the past or the future (as in going to purchase drugs.))

Comment: Re:There's not a lot to say, this is scummy (Score 2) 299

by nanoflower (#48411849) Attached to: Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

When journalists start to attack the company because the guy at the top is happy that he's getting laid that begins to sound like journalists engaging in personal attacks. At that point I can see some people deciding to return the favor.

Now when they describe things the company is actually doing that are anti-consumer then I think they are doing their job. If drivers are actually attacking passengers then of course it should be reported and the company should take action to investigate and discipline the drivers if they are guilty.

Comment: Re:Makes you wonder... (Score 4, Insightful) 187

by nanoflower (#48293807) Attached to: Denuvo DRM Challenges Game Crackers

The way I've heard it told is that companies don't care about having uncrackable DRM. What they want is DRM that won't be cracked during that initial sales rush that comes upon release of a new game. If the game's DRM is cracked a month or more after release that won't impact the sales in the way that having the DRM cracked in the first week would. That's why some companies have even removed DRM from games that have been out for some time. (Admittedly the games were out for years but still.)

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