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Comment If he used vi this wouldn't be a problem (Score 1) 409

If he used vi this wouldn't be a problem, he'd be able to do all his work just fine over a 300 baud acoustic coupler!

On a serious note I still don't get what the big deal is, as even if for some reason he's not allowed to use obvious things like 3G, surely all he needs to do is co-ordinate things with other wikileaks staff over the phone?

Comment Re:Assume all are vulnerable with physical access. (Score 1) 95

Anyone sufficiently motivated (eg. intelligence services) could desolder the flash chips and get infinite attempts anyway. The question in this case is it better to have a completely secure device that you can't root or otherwise customise, or a device with physical access vulnerabilities that you have more control over.

Comment Re:Grumpy Old Man (Score 2) 150

If ARM wastes more time, Intel will eventually usurp the mobile market by being more "compatible".

Um, what percentage of phone buyers do you think are interested in their phone being a fully open hardware platform? Don't get me wrong I'd love it to exist, but people aren't going to abandon closed-source SoC based phones because of it.

Comment Holy Clickbait Title, Batman! (Score 1) 163

Its Electronic Information and Transactions Law (ITE) punishes any electronic media communication that incites fear or embarrassment under its defamation article ... Posting memes, texts, pictures, or videos would be punishable if found to have a defamatory or slanderous tone.

Right, so it's not banning memes at all, it's banning slander. The fact you can post slander in the form of a dank meme is not the same as banning memes.

Comment Reminds me of the space pen myth (Score 1) 202

White paper bags made of recycled material tend to be fairly flimsy due to the amount of bleach used

This reminds me of the space pen myth (the "NASA spent millions developing a pen that would work in zero G while Russia used a pencil" one), except this time it's Apple spending millions developing a strong bleached paper bag while everyone else uses unbleached brown paper.

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