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Comment: Re:Someone has to be in charge (Score 2) 641

by sirsnork (#46666143) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Kay is paid by Redhat to develop systemd and interact with the kernel developers.

He's be doing the same thing for years and continues to develop code that breaks otherwise working systems, he then refuses to fix his broken code, claiming everyone else has the broken code, and they should fix theirs. Forgetting that all their code was working flawlessly until his patch came along

Comment: Re:Telegraph: They don't tap than service! (Score 1) 505

by sirsnork (#44480993) Attached to: Snowden and the Fate of the Internet As a Global Network

Isn't the point to encrypt with their public key, and they decrypt with their private key.

They encrypt with your public key, you decrypt with your private key?

How does a public key decrypt something at all?

Isn't the whole point that the PRIVATE key, is what you use to decrypt stuff sent to you, and since only your private key can decrypt it it's safe? If you can decrypt with a public key whats the point since your public key, is by definition, PUBLIC?!

Comment: Re:I just had this conversation with a coworker: (Score 1) 547

by sirsnork (#44055837) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Xbox One Phone-Home DRM

You obviously haven't actually done this with many games on the PC. Whilst technically you should be able to, more often than not the only way to play the old game is via virtualization or some level of emulation. Or by buying it again from GOG who have re-written the parts than don't play nice with the newer OS's.

Evan buying old games from Steam is iffy and usually needs work-arounds to get running

Comment: Re:Current generation Flash lasts about as long (Score 2) 372

by sirsnork (#43981149) Attached to: Will PCIe Flash Become Common In Laptops, Desktops?

Whilst I'll agree it's not up to HDD standards yet. There are two very important things to point out here.

1. Endurance gets worst as the size manufacturing size gets smaller. 19nm is the worst, not the best for endurance.

2. The massive speed benefits more than make up for the size disadvantage. Use SSD's today to store data you have backed up, or as a boot drive for an OS that's easily replaceable, for simply for a cache drive like Fusion drive or the Intel Windows drivers give you.

Don't exclude a revolutionary technology just because you need to be a little more careful how you store your data

Comment: Re:Why does this not surprise me? (Score 4, Insightful) 443

And this will only make it worse, if you were a Joe Sixpack who saw this headline on a news site and currently purchased say, 50% of your music/vmovies and pirated the other 50%.

Would you continue purchasing given the chance your computer will be locked down, or would you just pirate all your music/movies now to be sure they can't install any rootkit?

Passwords are implemented as a result of insecurity.

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