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Comment Re:Kinda makes you wonder... (Score -1) 68

If you think it's there to protect the computer and OS you are horribly uneducated about it.

It's there to protect the precious software IP from dirty evil YOU. so you cant disable DRM and make a copy.

That is the only reason this crap exists in modern processors. Intel is King of DRM and they are trying to keep it that way.

Comment Late-Breaking News from the Council: WTF G'RANEE? (Score 2) 243

>K'Breel was deposed and executed after his repeated failures in repelling the Terran aggressor. We don't speak of him. All hail mighty G'Ranee, Supreme Leader for Life!

LATE-BREAKING NEWS FROM THE COUNCIL: VICTORY! The Council of Elders has confirmed the blueworlders' resumption of aggression upon our noble red sands. K'Breel, Speaker for the Council of Elders, addressed the planet thusly: OKAY. Okay, so I'm K'Breel (even though anyone on Slashdot can assume the mantle merely by declaring themselves Speaker for the Council), and I'm late, but I'm merely chronologically late, not as in the Late Second Adjunctant to the Council Formerly Known As G'Ranee.

But domestic politics is beneath us tonight -- just take a glance at the blue world beneath us for a look at how bad that can get -- and let us focus on what's important: over the past sol or so, our Planetary Defense Force has been so good at pre-emptively distracting the blueworlders with tasks like landing comets, grabbing their prospective mates by their genitals, low-planetary orbit missions, and just general tribal infighting that we haven't had to shoot down any robotic invaders in quite some time. But when the opportunity presents itself, we take advantage of it, and so, we did. Hence the trivial elimination of yet another putative invader from elsewhere. We'd do it every day, except that the blueworlders lack the gelsacular fortitude to send us more targets. Now as to gelsacular fortitude, on to Second Adjunctant G'Ranee...

When a junior reporter pointed out that the destroyed invader was merely a technology demonstrator built on the cheap to see if a landing was possible, and that the blueworlders' actual payload was safely in orbit, K'Breel had the reporter's gelsacs launched into orbit alongside those of G'Ranee for a closer look.

Comment Re:But what part of the plant. (Score 1, Informative) 55

Here is the scary part. MOST places dont have the control network isolated from the internet. Typically because of the drooling moron managers that want to log in and spy on the workers from home.

I know of at LEAST 4 water filtration plants that have the C&C network directly connected to the internet.

Honestly the managers that deem that security breach necessary need to be waterboarded while someone takes a cattle prod to their testicles.

Comment Re:What does this even mean ? (Score 1) 365

AI vehicles drive less than 0.0001% of the miles driven by humans per year. the sample size is so small that no information at all can be extrapolated from it in any way. Plus Semi Trucks skew that number extremely hard due to the excessive miles they drive each day.

Based on the National Safety Council's 2009 estimate of 10 million auto accidents per year, approximately 27,000 accidents occur every day caused by humans driving. there were 4 accidents caused by AI in the 2016 year, and 3 of those accidents were proven to be the fault of the human setting it to violate speed laws or doing something stupid like telling it to autopark into a semi-truck trailer.

Comment Well duh... (Score 3, Informative) 313

No one wants to buy a large open festering cesspool either.

Twitter has turned into a place of seething hatred and all that is wrong with humanity. Almost all the big guys have stopped interacting with it and now use it as a write only medium due ot the sheer numbers of shitmouths that are there that make slashdot trolls look civilized.

Their own fault for not delivering tools that allow the control of the mess early on. now it's too late.

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