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Comment The article didn't make sense and has been updated (Score 1) 90

UPDATE: Vodafone has told TechWeek why it believes its users are safe: “The embedded configuration that is applied for our iOS devices ‘1WiFiVodafone1x’ and ‘Auto-BTWiFi’ are locked to ‘EAP-SIM’ authentication which is a bi-directional authentication protocol.

“Man-in-the-middle attacks rely upon a hacker setting up an access point pretending to be the configured AP [access point].

“With EAP-SIM configured, the device will send the AP a challenge to make sure that it is Vodafone that it is connecting to. This transaction is resolved with our network, which sends back the response to the challenge and its own challenge. The handset then responds to the network challenge and providing all of these challenge response pairs work then the user gets access. If the initial test for it being Vodafone fails, the device doesn’t connect.”

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 286

Actually you could push 4k resolutions out of really old video cards, including something like HDMI 1.0 and single-link DVI. You'd just have to scale down the refresh rate. The video card limits are mostly a function of bandwidth and they don't really care about the display geometry, all they do is send a stream of bytes from their frame buffer along with some sync bits to tell the monitor where the line or frame ends.

Comment Re:50" 4k costs 1/4 the price of the 32" (Score 1) 286

I actually run mine at 34Hz :P It's more of a function of how much over the specs your display adapter can supply bandwidth.
It's also awesome for civilization-like strategy games, where you want to see as much of the map at once as possible. If I wanted bigger refreshes out of it, I could perform the almost-60Hz (56Hz-ish seems to be stable for most) mod on it by overclocking its fpga's. That'd mean driving it with four single-link dvi heads, each at 1920x1200.

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