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Comment: Re:It was an almost impossible case to prosecute (Score 1) 1128

by sirsnork (#48461961) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Except that's not what would have happened if it went to trial..

All that would have done is bring the same behavior to light in a couple of years, and, we hope, in a couple of years from now there will have been at least some healing in the community.

Honestly all the evidence needs to come out quickly, but I'm not convinced a jury trial in a couple of years that acquitted the police officer would have changed anything

Comment: Re:Are there alternatives? (Score 2) 700

by sirsnork (#48206881) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Well the arduino guys switched to using a small ATMega chip to do their serial to USB conversion on the Uno, so at the very least that's an option.

Also, since I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere yet, you can reprogram the bricked chips using the FTDI tools and get them working again, supposedly it requires linux for WinXP but it is possible

Comment: Re:+1 for this Post (Score 1) 427

by sirsnork (#47634189) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

This is a good solution, and I have a high power 2.4Ghz wireless N Mikrotik with GB ports..... but... they have some fairly large holes in their range.

For example, nothing AC yet, that appears to be getting closer but still a ways off. Also, no simple dual band setup without basically building it yourself our of their pieces.

Wwhat I'd love right now from Mikrotik is a dual band, high power, AC capable AP with GB ports. Actually I'd settle for just an N version but even those require you to build it yourself

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

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming