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Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 5, Informative) 129

The human eye is limited to certain pixel densities at certain distances. Technology such as this can create QHD displays in Google Glass applications where the pixels are much closer to the eye. In fact, it may be possible to implant this inside the eye and have augmented reality without p*ssing off the people around you.

Comment: Re:...and.. (Score 2) 178

That will only work if government officials observe the creation of the gold RTM code and then every patch there after. Inspecting the source code today and not finding anything is no guarantee that this will be the case tomorrow. You don't get 'your compiled version' as the production code. And even if you do, the next round of patches you are done for.

Using a checksum/hash for the produced files is no use either. Even with unmodified sources, if you compile the same code twice, the produced executable will have different metadata (creation date, file headers, build number) so the hash will be differrent.

Comment: Re:Luddites on the loose. (Score 1) 199

by scsirob (#47309381) Attached to: FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

Meanwhile, over 400 military drones have crashed:
No-one knows if this happened over schoolgrounds yet, but considering the number of drones in service, that's a pisspoor safety record. I can only imagine that flocks of cheap, commercial drones over populated area's will cause some 'mechanical rain' when electronic disturbance (nearby lightning strike) causes them to fail.

Comment: Recycle old ranges (Score 3, Interesting) 305

by scsirob (#47219959) Attached to: When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

In the early days companies were able to claim entire class B or class C address ranges without much penalty. Usually only a few of these addresses are reachable from the outside world. Some companies don't even exist anymore but the range just lingers on.

A real world example is my former employer Exabyte. They used to produce tape streamers and libraries, the remnants are now part of Tandberg. They claimed the entire 161.81/16 address range in the early nineties. All but a few were reachable from the outside. Today there's still a few addresses active, but most of the range is lost.

Go through the list of address range owners. If they expose less than half of their range to the outside world, recycle. DNS will cope with the changes.

Comment: Re:The RAV4 EV was strictly a compliance scam car (Score 2) 659

by scsirob (#47001917) Attached to: Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

Rrrright... And you have an ingenious system that takes in water, then uses road signs "Oxygen molecules to the left, Hydrogen molecules to the right" and Bob's your Uncle.

Any idea how much energy it takes to split water? Care to explain where that energy will come from?

Hydrogen is a potential energy carrier, not an energy supplier.

Comment: Re:Stop misleading people (Score 3, Insightful) 345

by scsirob (#46906321) Attached to: Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw

By your reasoning you'd claim anyone who buys a Volkswagen Golf today is buying a 40 year old car. The Golf was introduced 40 years ago and you can still get one today. Never mind it has zero components in common with the Golf from 40 years back..

XP was and is doing everything the majority of users expect from an operating system. Many of the changes since XP are not exactly improvements for many of the users. Some are, some are not.

Microsoft can stop XP support in only one way. That's when they stop taking money from government or corporations for extended support. They will need to say 'no' to the hand that feeds then. Until they do so, they are obliged to patch XP. Not just for those who pay hefty support fees, but also to tose who bought their XP new, just 4 years ago.

If A = B and B = C, then A = C, except where void or prohibited by law. -- Roy Santoro