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Comment: Re:There is no anonymity (Score 5, Insightful) 109

by Lumpy (#48881623) Attached to: Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

A lot of these guys get caught because they open their yaps. A lot of us old timers from the early days never got caught. When the 414's were taken down I know several people that avoided it simply because they actually listened to the "trust no one" mantra. Just like how the guys that took over WTTW never got caught because they did NOT open their big fat mouths.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

So a tip from someone old..... earning "cred" is for noobs. Keep your mouth shut and you really reduce the risk of getting caught.

Comment: Re:One OS to rule them alll ... (Score 3, Interesting) 487

by Lumpy (#48850497) Attached to: Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

Problem is nobody cares. All anyone cares about is the apps and when the app you want or need to run is a traditional PC UI it will not translate to a touch UI automatically.

So windows will suck on touch devices like it always has, because of the apps that we want and need to run.

Comment: Only if they cleaned house. (Score 5, Interesting) 487

by Lumpy (#48850481) Attached to: Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

I have a Surface Pro and while it's nice it's still clunky as hell, Windows 10 will not fix this because honestly Windows is 100% crap for a touch interface. The software and OS are not designed for touch and therefore will be clunky.

Windows 10 for laptops.
Windows Touch for touch devices.

Stop trying to unify the two because IT WILL NOT WORK. windows 8 sucks horribly on a laptop but works nice on a tablet. windows 10 is awesome on a laptop but SUCKS on a tablet. (Yes I tried living with it on my surface pro for 4 weeks. it sucks as much as windows 7 does and windows 8.1 does when using non touch apps)

So unless they fire all their management and design teams and start over with people that understand that the two ecosystems are different and need to remain separate nothing will change.

Proof that your touch UI and OS is crap when your users of your flagship device use a mouse and keyboard with it most of the time.

Comment: Re:Time for the Ransomware (Score 1) 198

by Lumpy (#48849705) Attached to: Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

Older cars the Spark and fuel tables WERE a part of the firmware, in fact every time I flashed a new EEPROM for the 7730 ECM I rewrote the whole thing. I even went as far as used a larger EEPROM and tied the highest Address line to a switch so I could write multiple copies with different tables in the single EEPROM and flip a switch on the fly to go from street driving for smooth and decent gas mileage, to racing with aggressive spark tables and dumping in fuel like a banshee. the CPU in the 7730 did not even know I switched anything if done at idle. I even added features like intercooler spray activation that the ECM never supported.

Todays cars, the software is written horribly so they need to do updates. BMW updated the entire firmware package to my Transmission twice.

Comment: Re:Time for the Ransomware (Score 1) 198

by Lumpy (#48849677) Attached to: Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

It's not as filtered as you think. A single shorted sensor can and does cause other problems in car ECM's. BMW E30 ECM if the oil level sensor shorts out will cause other sensors to read as failures as well as power brown outs tot he processor causing major issues.

Car electronics are only built a step up from consumer electronics nowdays. It's quite a joke as to how crappy the engineering in all the electronics in a car are.

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