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Comment Re:Three horse race (Score 1) 142

With no meaningful transition (for both customers and developers) from Symbian to WP, why would anybody buy a high end Symbian device today ?

Why would anybody have bought a high end Symbian device a month ago? I doubt most honest responses include "meaningful transition to next OS"

Comment Re:why no one time pad with index lookup (Score 1) 399

Actually, there will be backup codes, which is similar (no index):

Backup codes can be used to sign in if you lose your phones or otherwise can't receive codes via SMS, voice call, or mobile app (via Google Authenticator). Each code can be used only once. Keep these codes in a safe place -- if you lose access to your phone, these codes will be the only way to sign in to your account.

Comment Re:Same as always (Score 1) 680

If your data is too large to transfer over your internet connection, I think you need at least 3 drives. That way, you never have ALL your drives in the same place at the same time, even when backing up. You don't want some power surge to take out your main drive and your off-site backup on the one day the off-site backup is on-site for data transfer.

I keep two drives at home and one at work. Once a week I backup my main drive to the on-site backup. Once a month I bring the backup drive to work and bring the work drive home. Before and after each back-up, I check data integrity using ZFS (I scrub the main drive before back-up, and the back-up drive after back-up). Although you can use any method you like to detect corruption, you definitely need some mechanism to prevent copying a newly corrupted JPG over your good backups.

Sadly, all of the above was learned from real life failures.

Comment Re:Odd List (Score 1) 299

I'm not saying the legislation is good (haven't read it). However, it's not a "self-correcting problem" because many people can't identify a fake. Furthermore, if I fat-finger and buy some jewelry, I may not know that it's fake until after I get the merchandise. There are after the fact remedies, but there is a good argument to be made for preventing these problems in the first place.

Comment Re:Odd List (Score 4, Insightful) 299

What an odd group. Wonder what the common thread is? How is it that these companies cmae together to sign this letter?

It looks like a list of companies that have a lot tied up in their trademarks. Monster Cable is always suing other people over the Monster name. Xerox has always been on the verge of having it's name genericized. Fashion houses have almost their entire value in their brands. At least the tech companies can fall back on their patents to defend their turf.

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