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Comment Shut up and take my money... (Score 2) 67

What I'm looking for right now is motherboards! Where is ASUS in all their lineup? They have a B350? Where is their X370's? It's going to be Gigabyte and ASUS so I need all various iterations of the motherboards to be in reviews hands now so that I can decide and have it a couple weeks before the processors come out. Then the processor can arrive by overnight mail and voila. I might have even bought they old processor in the new AM4 package to bootstrap with.

Comment They exposed the truth... (Score 1) 734

Every country tries to influence U.S. politics. That has been happening since the inception of this country. Our government has had a hand in foreign elections. But what is the "Russians" do? They hacked behind the doors truth and exposed it. They exposed some minor deceptions from a political candidate. It's the equivalent of egg on someones face.

When hackers expose Trump are we going to care about where the information came from or the content of the information?

It is everyone's responsibility to lock their own doors and close their curtains before they take off their closes.

Hilary lost the electoral college by millions of votes. She lost the election because she like her husband is a two faced used car salesmen except she doesn't have her husbands charm. And it doesn't help to have cry ins on TV about far left issues no matter if I slightly agree with the issues. During an election your suppose to be charming the other camp. I think middle America and the right is tired of Social Justice Warriors.

Comment I could see this used for the Amazon Echo (Score 1) 207

Also the XBone.

Other than that how many other apps keep microphones open and recording?

And not so much hackers as they are paranoid. But it would be a good tactic for finding and tracking Journalists.

Journalists can be quite dim; just look at the one that released his key for the the Manning data in a book.

Comment Asteroid Billiards is a new idea.. interesting (Score 4, Interesting) 135

We could double or triple down by bringing multiple asteroids into orbit. First to mine for minerals. Second as a cheap scaffold for a space station. Third as an earth shield provided that the rockets used to bring it into orbit are powerful enough or have been upgraded so that it can be moved to the right location within 3 weeks. It can absorb energy from the impact and will probably have bombs perfectly set in place to self destruct just in case it's gets deflected at earth.

Very good idea. Having half a dozen large asteroids in orbit along with the multiple uses will make this very practical.

Comment When are we going optical? (Score 2) 192

Can we please bite the bullet? We survived the transition to HD. Remember when plain 1080i TV was 8 grand? People still pay $100 for digital monster cables.

Don't tell me laser are that expensive and yes I do understand about the frequencies. But plain red lasers use to cost $200 and now you can get them at the 99 cent store.

When are we going to transition over to optical? Why are the powers that be holding us back?

Comment Re:Fast Tech (Score 1) 182

The whole patent thing is for disclosing the tech. At 5 years and the speed of the court system I doubt companies would bother with patents but companies will still do R&D and simply keep their cards to themselves.

The system needs to change. All the IP laws need their own court system and their needs to be body of (not sure what you would call them) that actually know and review technology and instead of statically rewarding they should be dynamically reward inventors. Rewards should be merit based. With the highest rewards going to problems that needs solutions. If it's actively reviewed I don't have a problem with patents exceeding 20 years. Further it should be up to this new body of people to decide how the reward is monetized. Who can use the IP and when as well as how much they have to pay. All based on merit. The people on this board will be scrutinized such that each and every one them are actually basing their decisions on merit vs politics or private interests.

Comment Can it be an all versions blu-ray? (Score 2) 304

Not sure if it's possible with blu-ray. I would like to see an all versions disc where one only has to select options in an options menu for what they want to see. Han shot first should be default but we can keep around the revisionist history for laughs.

Better yet... come up with yet another proprietary DRM format and release it on an 128gb sd card or compact flash. Honestly it should be as lossless as possible and DRM free.. you know how much any ISP is going to complain to any customer that tries to download that? Do the equivalent of a DOS attack by providing too much data. Collectors are going to want origional media. It's not like people haven't seen Star Wars.

Comment The "russians" are making a simple point. (Score 1) 211

IP addresses are not people. Further hundreds of millions of home computers and equipment are vulnerable if not already compromised at any particular moment. Your history of web sites or torrents can be 99.999% true which will make the foolish and senators fearful. But computers can and do function as relays. So they and others can make it seem like you have a fetish for grandma bondage porn.

And this means Russians can be hacked too. Their statement:


I can only hope that something happens online where someone famous is publicly framed only to be cleared so this point is shoved home in the minds of the lay public.

Comment Wha? (Score 1) 404

The US intelligence hacking center is documented enough. I understand what it is and I'm not part of that community.

Let me state the publicly unknown... the equivalent of deep blue can diagnose the location of hackers. Yes is is 1% error prone.

Actually it's more proficient that deep blue and it can program it's own viruses in real time. But... just like people it can be wrong.

What people/companies need is meta alerts.. with details!!! for reanalysis.

Difficult when the conclusion is a hunch from a recursive intelligent neural net.

Comment Could facebook be next? Please... (Score 1) 116

Only reason to what is claim in the article is to enrich... aka verify data.

The irony is that if your just a little bit more honest .... people will give your their data. You just have to show reasonably that it won't bite them in the ass.

If your a marketer then advocate stronger banking regulation. Actually if your totally honest then you should be devising the next replacement for cash and selling it to the world governments.

Advertising has always been grey on both ends yet it might equal 40 percent of every economy.

Comment I disagree mostly (Score 2) 229

Voice won't come to the home until there is a hybrid system between home and industry. One where most of the voice processing is in the home as well as the "A.I." that will decide how to interpret what you said. The home system will understand the "gist" and consult corporate systems depending upon your "privacy" settings.

Comment New policy is they have to have trash on you (Score 1) 185

I have a feeling that from now on no one gets promoted or any type of access until they do at least 5 illegal things themselves. The more of a company man you prove yourself the higher you go. Further the NSA actively works with other agencies to leverage(blackmail) people into being their spies. But I think we can assume from now on they will blackmail their own recruits to compel them into breaking the law as a way of initiation. Further they will engineer multiple scenarios where you must break the espionage act just so they can at any time arrest you and prosecute you in a secret court with incontrovertible proof.

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