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Comment: Re:Best defense is not to care (Score 1) 78

by peragrin (#49157901) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

I was using my samsung Smart tv for youtube, as Roku didn't have a youtube. That changed ~6 months ago so I started to use both. Then Samsung tried to insert ads into my playback , so I disconnected the TV from the network.

What will it take for companies to learn if you don't want to provide support for 10 years don't design a device that requires your constant support for 10 years?

Comment: Re:Poor choice of example (Score 3, Insightful) 286

by peragrin (#49153059) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Even more so when you think no one else had a good reason to use nukes againist an enemy. Even today the estimates for bringing an end to world war two wa hundreds of thousands of lives, and another 1-2 years of fighting. Unlike Germany fire bombing Japanese cities wasn't having the desired effect.

No wars since then have been that desperate for those with nukes. Which is the only reason why north Korea is troubling. North Korea or Iran will feel desperate enough to use them.

Comment: Re:Not very effective. (Score 2) 134

by peragrin (#49117977) Attached to: Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone

what gets me is how is having an illegal sim card not be traceable.

a cell phone is a portable tracking and identifying device. You don't need fingerprints, just force everyone who accesses the local networks to have registered sim cards, linked to registered contracts. no prepaid sims.

if you can't track cell phones without fingerprints then you are doing something wrong.

Comment: Re: So how about the core Russian module? (Score 1) 100

by peragrin (#49104485) Attached to: ISS Crew Install Cables For 2017 Arrival of Commercial Capsules

You had me until you said Russia had the most reliable manned launches. The USA has put over 700 people into orbit Russia is barely above 200. The numbers are public.

The last time I did the math Russia and the USA both had a 1.5 deaths for every 100 people flown into space ratio. So no Russia isn't more reliable or less risky.

Comment: Re:Pen name? (Score 1) 148

Wow that is right up there with birthers, and 911 conspiracy theorists.

If you said sometime around book 9 I might have believed you too. especially since sanderson only took over with book 9 and 10. You can tell by the sudden change in writing style and language use. Heck I could see it half way through book 9.

Comment: Re:Good for them (Score -1) 216

by peragrin (#49065715) Attached to: Valve Censoring Torrent References In Steam Chat

In America we have free speech. it is against the constitution for them to censor speech in such a way.

how would you like it if the phone company censored everything said across their networks? Just because the speaking medium(video, voice, text) is wholly owned by a company does not give that company the right to censor speech.

Now in practicality it is legal to do if it is known. I would expect children chat rooms to be moderated and censored too.

Comment: right sure (Score 1) 439

by peragrin (#49057559) Attached to: Will Submarines Soon Become As Obsolete As the Battleship?

And just what vessels will deploy such sensors, and how many decades will it take to fully deploy such networks?

The Virginia class will be in use for many decades. Navy generally plans ship hulls for 30-50 years of active use. The enterprise cvn was in service for 50 years.

While such sensors may limit future sub combat options it is decades away. For one simple fact you still have to move attack assets into positions. Battleships disappeared due to two separate but equal reasons. The armor effectiveness/ weight versus gun size and firepower was drastically shifting in favor of the guns. And airplanes made those big honking guns worthless for antiship combat. As one or two bombs could still sink that battleship.

Sensors alone arent useful. You need weapons following those sensors. Those weapons can come from many sources but I bet sub's will be one of them.

It is not for me to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence. -- The Earl of Birkenhead