Nice business model
I have to admit for all the blue ray disks I have, the included menus and bumf just makes it a less pleasant experience.
I don't know who builds in the code for these 'features' - but it makes it very difficult to justify buying legitimate media when the studios seem to put all their crapware in the way.
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Imagine if they could back-port this work to their current range of x86 blade servers !
Have you contacted any media organisations about selling the rights to film and publish this?
It might be a good way to get further funding for this work.
Nobody is going to discard OpenSSL due to this - the majority of people are patching systems and reminding people that security is important (a side benefit of this incident)
The next step will be when someone puts up the money for a proper code review of the OpenSSL codebase and fixes up any other issues that may exist.
It's reasonable to say that there are more people and organisations able to resolve this issue than if it were a closed source proprietary solution.
I just got back from looking at a Galaxy Note 3 (thinking form upgrading from by S2).
Now I'm not sure - will probably just go buy a Nexus.
I can't think of a single valid reason for this level of functionality to be available in a device that's sold commercially. I've never heard of any enterprise management tools that can use such functions, and their undisclosed existance is a real worry.
The biggest laugh about this is that Samsung Australia is currently trying to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 2 and S3 onto the Australian Government Endorsed Product List (http://www.asd.gov.au/infosec/epl/index.php ) - I don't like their chances now.
I'd suggest having an auction (with a sensible starting price) to name the tower, so that when it's on maps, and people talk about it they get the name for a set period (e.g. 10 years).
Also, this is a 'big' deal, so a communications plan to get the work out (and add value to the naming rights) would help push its value.
Having something about the 'Google Emergency Communications Tower' or some such stuff in the press would get eyeballs.
I can remember in school the problem getting accessed (more students than microscopes) and with these schools could give them to students.
Not only are they useful in class, but potentially they might get students interested in looking a the wider world!
It would also potentially drive someone to mass market them - laser cut them in school and fix in the lense (or worst case outsource the manufacturing to China)
BUT you still need to advise parents and students as to what you are doing; and
Ensure that you have policies and controls that ensure that everyone knows what you are doing, and how it will not be used for other purposes (e.g. sniffing credit card details from student purchases, etc.);
Without that the job is only half done.
Some people don't know how to let go (or think about where they will get another risc pc to replace the one they are using).