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Comment Re:"Breakthrough" Now a Meaningless Word (Score 2) 164

Well I'd have to say that since you don't know what the breakthrough is, nor do you really appear to understand the technical issues involved (other than quoting words from the article)... I'm not sure you are really saying anything. Much like my post :)

Breakthrough's in science can be very simple things that move projects forward significantly. A breakthrough doesn't require a nuke going off, or a plane breaking a new mach record.... it could be as simple as what they state as to resolve an issue that was holding up the project for months.

Of course you might think what they did is "simple" and not breakthrough worthy, but that just demonstrates a lack of understanding for the difficulty in what they are working with.

You do understand we are talking about nano sized circuits here right?

Comment Re:another Obama disappointment... (Score 1) 559

So what? Just because Schiener wishes to imply that he knows best and, in his "opinion" airport security does nothing, doesn't make it so. It's also referred to as fud.

Airport security may never ever find a bomb, or a gun, or a knife (it has of course) but that doesn't mean it's not working. It could very likely mean it's working very effectively. Or haven't you heard of a deterrent?

It's like saying that police are not really doing much patrolling so we should do away with it.

Of course if you read further into the document you'll find that the benefits are discussed at length.

Comment Re:another Obama disappointment... (Score 1) 559

I so agree. It's obvious that these devices are not in any way intended to protect us, to detect threats. No, they are intended solely as a means to invade our privacy and circumvent our rights!

I also object to having to go through ANY scanner, to be questioned in any way or to have any inspection of myself or my property before boarding a plane, entering a secure facility or any other related activity. It's simply unconstitutional!

As a matter of fact I think this whole terrorism thing is overblown and is pure fiction, fiction created by the Obama administration. Yes, even when he wasn't president! They KNEW he was going to be president because it's all PLANNED ahead of time!

Get over it people. Do any of you have a brain in your head? Keep the conspiracy theories where they belong, in your crazy mixed up heads.

Comment Re:Do not trust (Score 1) 171

And the anons attack!

I don't think I've seen more incorrect statements in one sentence before. Let's see. Broadcasted unshielded. Since when did shielded apply to radio waves in any case? Digital domain.... hmm wow, so ONLY wireless signals are digital? WiFi... well everyone else has pointed out this one. encoded/decoded.... I guess this one COULD be true if the signal was being modified from one form to another, which it isn't.

As for the allusion to intercourse... wrong there too!

Comment Re:There is still long way to go (Score 1) 410

Of course they are not forgetting that, it's obvious there are "other" OS's out there. The point of the article is that they are making a case for Android supplanting those other OS's.

So now that you hopefully understand what the post really means you can return to the topic at hand, not what's out there now but what will be more in use by 2014.

I think Android is on it's way to the top.

Comment Re:Tall statement (Score 2, Insightful) 216

Your response doesn't give any reasons for not using Fabric other than maybes and what ifs that may or may not apply to anyone including yourself. You might as well say "why in the world would I ever use Fabric, I live in a log cabin and forage for food, it makes no sense!"

Also who said they expect all programmers to switch to Fabric AT ALL let alone over night? It's a choice. They are offering a potential solution for java based systems that can, in their opinion, improve the overall security of the system by embedding secure rule sets into the code itself, something that has not been done as a part of the language before.

And as for his statement about "our defenses improving" it makes perfect sense and it's at the heart of what is wrong with systems today. Security is often treated as a secondary concern until someone breaks in, then it's top of mind and only then is it implemented properly.

It's irresponsible to act as if security is a given. It's also absurd to think that simply because someone is concerned with security that that means they are therefor implementing secure systems or even have the capabilities to do so.

Now, is Fabric good? Who knows, only time will tell.

Comment Re:It's the hardware, stupid (Score 1) 1348

This is a hardware problem? I think you mean to say it's a Linux problem. Or said another way it's the fact that there are so few users running Linux that the hardware mfg don't see a compelling argument to write device drivers for their gear.

At the end of the day desktop Linux is a tinker toy, that is the problem. No one really owns the product such that they can effectively drive programs for adoption in both the application and hardware spaces. This is what originally killed the Mac market for so many years as well (that and their opposite approach, a closed platform). But with Jobs back AND ownership of the platform with resources and programs to promote, the Mac is making a comeback.

So it's probably safe to say that desktop Linux with it's Jobs, or it's Apple, is dead.

Comment Re:There aren't enough fixes in the world for this (Score 1) 215

The problem isn't with the franchise or the lore not belonging in an MMO. In reality the lore is perfect for an MMO, it's rich and it provides for a very diverse base to build exactly what an MMO needs, depth and story. The problem is 100% one of implementation and the completely disregard for the proper way to build an MMO in the first place.

SE flat out didn't listen to the audience through beta when the vast problems were pointed out, very clearly. Simple things like the "locking" into an encounter where you can't even move your camera up and down (who the fuck thought of that) and not having jumping (and being forced to run around even the smallest bumps in the road or geography) to more serious issues like the complete lack of any depth whatsoever in the quests and story.

I mean seriously they didn't need to build another WoW but they CERTAINLY should have been building a game that contained the kinds of things that have been refined over years and years of all kinds of MMOs that present the user with an intuitive and somewhat "standardized" interface and interaction model.

SE failed FFXIV not the franchise or lore. It could have been great had they listened and learned from the past instead of being arrogant and closed to any outside influence and taking the "if it ain't created here we don't want it" approach to the design of the game.

Comment Re:but best buy is pre doing and forcing you to bu (Score 1) 454

You've gotta love circular logic and intentionally ignoring the obvious to bolster your argument.

What it boils down to is it sensless to argue with you about this because the ethics, or lack thereof are obvious to anyone with a proper sense of right or wrong.

So if it makes you feel any better you can declare personal victory that you've successfully explained away any doubt that this type of practice is completely ok and should continue. Those of us with a sense of right or wrong, and a sense of how you create credibility and trust with customers long term, will continue along our obviously naive belief systems.


Comment Re:but best buy is pre doing and forcing you to bu (Score 1) 454

Hmm. Making money has nothing to do with ethics.

HOW you make money has to do with ethics, don't confuse the two.

This is completely unethical no matter how you slice it.

Basically they got into a room together and said "hey let's charge them to apply the automatic update."
"But it's automatic! People will complain and not buy"
"Yeah but we'll get the ones who don't know it's automatic. They'll never know!"

So grandma goes in to buy her grandkid a PS3. She thinks oh! This is an extra special PS3, they did this firmware thing to it, so my grandkid won't have to. How nice of them!

Yeah, totally ethical. Riiight.

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