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Comment: Re:So everything is protected by a 4 digit passcod (Score 1) 502

by tibit (#47940889) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

This assumes that there are no sidechannel attacks against this storage, and that it's protected against power fluctuations. IOW: A very professional professional with a $1E6+ budget would probably be able to do something more with it than just stare at it with dismay :)

Comment: Re: So everything is protected by a 4 digit passco (Score 1) 502

by tibit (#47940817) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

That's only true given an assumption of there being no JTAG chain on an iPhone - I seriously doubt that. This gives you debug access to all the chips, and all you need to do is to pull the case apart and cradle the phone in a very modest bed of nails. This is sufficient to dump the flash, but not encryption keys. Unless there's a backdoor in the chip that carries the key - one can't be sure without reverse-engineering the relevant chip.

For all I know, Apple could have sneaked in JTAG access even through the lightning interface, so an encrypted dump of the flash could be done using a specialized JTAG-over-lightning bridge, without opening the phone.

Comment: Re:Does HFCS count? (Score 1) 292

by tibit (#47940719) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

I think that such adaptations go even on a much shorter timescale. I don't eat between breakfast and dinner, and it used to be that I had a sugar low around 1-2pm. Right now it's the opposite: if I eat anything during the work hours, I get sleepy because there's an insulin low that starts after noon or so. And I did actually sample the insulin levels at hourly intervals for a month to make sure I'm not imagining things. These days, going out for an occasional lunch with coworkers is a surefire way to waste the rest of the day, falling asleep at the keyboard.

The best day for me is to get a bit of lactose from coffee with milk in the morning, not have anything else to eat, drink water, and then have a nice dinner. If I'm planning to do any work at night, the dinner must be under 1200 kcal.

Comment: Re:Does HFCS count? (Score 1) 292

by tibit (#47940675) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

And that's why, in 2000 years or so, the evolutionary processes will likely fix it. Of course we'll be all in a big doodoo if, for whatever reason, we'd be faced with going back to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle - not only due to population crash, but also due to a then-maladaptation to circumstances that wouldn't exist anymore.

Comment: Re:Does HFCS count? (Score 1) 292

by tibit (#47936929) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

There's no easy way to avoid "making" of your own glucose -- it's simply the digestion of carbohydrates that you eat. If you're not living on a carbohydrate-free diet, there's glucose absorbed in your small intestine, continuously, and it has nothing to do with whether you eat sugary snacks or not. If you eat anything with flour in it, you're absorbing glucose in the gut :)

Comment: Re:Translation... (Score 1) 198

by tibit (#47920891) Attached to: WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

Just look inside of Dragon 2 and tell me, with straight face, that we'll be seeing anything remotely contemporary from Boeing within the next decade or two (by which time they'd be 2 decades behind times). I don't see that happening. I'm fairly happy to see that at least one aerospace company out there recognizes the value of industrial design, and of using modern UIs in the aerospace context. Their interior design is at least something to look forward to spending the trip in. Maybe to everyone here it's just form without substance, but I think it's important.

Let's not forget that at the end of the day, it's all done for us -- humans. The most hardcore astronauts out there can recognize the a beautiful design just as well as us "mere mortals" can. I'm frankly said tired of aerospace man-machine interfaces looking like if the 80s called. With the right team, they at least work on developing something that feels contemporary and seems like would be a joy to work on (as in: fly/ maneouvre/dock etc.).

Comment: Re:This is insane... (Score 1) 329

by tibit (#47911203) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

I think that this is really the "famous last words", if there were any. Those "people who know more" have seemingly been wrong for more than a decade now. See the dot-com bubble, the housing bubble, the mortgage securitization fiasco, etc. All done by people who "know more". I'm almost inclined to start shorting MS.

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." -- Albert Einstein

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