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Comment Re:Maybe a good thing (Score 1) 372

The sensor does not do the decryption or authentication. The attack vector would be a sensor that has been replaced with a mechanism that replays a snapshot of the phone owner's fingerprint and sends that down the wire to the mainboard. Apple is attempting to curtail that type of attack by authenticating the physical sensor to the mainboard.
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I received a strange note, made of cut up magazines pasted to paper and slipped under my door. It read “Your muse has been kidnapped. If you want her back, meet under the Facebook Street Bridge after dark. Bring your wallet, passport, and an umbrella.”
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Comment Re:More developers? (Score 3, Insightful) 53

If they're open sourcing it to get more active development, I expect they've got a tough row to hoe.

I don't think they're putting the source code out there so people will improve these libraries. They've got the payroll to hire armies of people to work on this. I suspect Microsoft wants to see greater adoption of this code by seeding an ecosystem of projects that are utilizing it. Kind of like how they've posted Windows 10 iOT for free. Different, though, because it's not open source, but they want people to use it so their platform stays relevant in a quickly evolving technological landscape.

Comment Well, (Score 1) 3

I've found it varies by site and machine, and often seems random. I have a little Acer laptop with a meg of memory and a big HP notebook with four megs. Most sites give me no problem, but often I can't listen to KSHE on the acer because their player's advertisers suck. I've had to pull the battery to get it unlocked.

Even the big notebook has all its memory used up sometimes and slows to a crawl. It looks to me that Firefox has a problem freeing up unused memory until you shut the browser down.

Comment Re:A mystery (Score 2) 500

I don't know about anybody else, but I'd really like to hear a story that came with that set-up,

Parked in a McDonalds car park. Young couple in a car next to us wound down the window and lobbed out a load of leftovers, boxes, chips etc. Right next to a bin. Wife went over and threw it back in the window. Boyfriend gets out, yelling abuse and threatening. Wife refuses to back down. Guy returns to car, comes back with an axe. Wife refuses to back down (she's like that...). Guy then decides I'm a better target and starts on me. Wife shouts to me to go into shop and take our young son with me, which I do (unlike her, I don't have a death wish). Nutter stays outside, swears a bit more, then returns to car and drives off. As an aside, I know more men who get beaten up/attacked on behalf of their wives who seem to enjoy kicking off, than I care to think about.

Comment Higher risk, less rewards? (Score 1) 131

Apart from the fact you'll be on about 2 dozen cameras going in, I imagine most banks don't carry anywhere near as much cash these days as people don't use it much. I don't think I've had more than a tenner in my pocket in the last 20 years. Cards or wristbands pay for everything from a pint of milk to a new TV.

Comment Re:A mystery (Score 1) 500

Much as I hate to say it, being anti gun, that argument does make some sort of sense. That said, I'm in my fifties now and I've never had a fight in my life and only ever been in any sort of mild peril once (guy came at me with an axe, long story) but I managed to dodge that by stepping into a shop. He stayed outside...

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