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Comment: Re:also (Score 1) 171

by phorm (#46760991) Attached to: First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

Well, here's the thing. They had enough on the guy to get the warrant to plant the camera. No encryption (or in the case of heartbleed, broken encryption), and they can likely find ways to snarf all that information without a warrant, in which case it could (more easily) become a case of "find people fitting profiles we don't like, then sift through all this information and look for something that sticks"

Comment: Re:Bullet, meet foot (Score 1) 565

by phorm (#46757821) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Windows 8.x is stable and in many regards is better than Windows 7
I call bullshit on this. Faster, potentially yes (on some newer hardware). More stable... tell that to the system I reinstalled the OS on *REPEATEDLY* over the course of 10 days trying to get the thing to *not* get stuck in a mysterious stuck-on-boot-logo loop. Win7 worked fine, win8.1 had some hate on for software/hardware I've commonly use across other OS's without issue

Comment: Re:Simple math (Score 1) 243

by phorm (#46738393) Attached to: PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Quite simply to have a halfway decent gaming rig you are plunking down a minimum of $1200 with many doing a multiple of that

Honestly, not so much anymore. AMD 7850k. Motherboard. 8GB RAM. 2GB+ HDD
$200. $100. $50. $100.

Throw in a case for $50-100 and you've actually got a pretty good machine (can play BF4 and most other stuff @ 1080p, high detail).
Throw in an SSD (under $100 for a drive that'll at least fit the OS and a few games) and you've got a pretty fast machine.

Comment: Re:I think the conversation here is missing the po (Score 1) 1109

by phorm (#46699197) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

I don't know about a political organization, but in terms of politically visible persons: George Takei was fairly vocal in this (with lots of discussion from his supporters/detractors in regards to that as well). Sometimes it seems that an official political "organization" versus "group with figurehead" is a blurry line sometimes.

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