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Comment Re:Non-sequitor (Score 1) 147

There is another problem with SMS 2FA that isn't covered in this document, and is much easier to pull off: It is currently too easy to social engineer phone companies to move service to a new device. This has happened recently to several execs to allow script kiddies to take over social media accounts that are using SMS 2-factor.

Comment Re:Better-binned Titan X? (Score 1) 35

According to Anandtech, the GPU is the GP102 which is the same as in the recently announced top-end consumer card "Titan X" (note: not "GTX Titan X".. confusing? yes)

The Titan X has 3584 shader processors while the Quadro P6000 has 3840 and twice the memory. I assume that this means that the Titan X has a lower-binned chip. Previous generation of Nvidia GPUs ("Maxwell" architecture) has a GPU called GTX 980 Ti, which was a lower-binned GTX Titan X with half the memory. Now when the 10-series Titan X is already the lower-binned GPU, I suppose this means that there will not be any "GTX 1080 Ti".

If there is a 1080ti, it will probably use the same GP102 from the Titan X, but with only 8GB of vRAM. Heck they might even use the GP102 from the P6000. The first Titan came out during the 700 series and the 780ti had a higher-binned GK110 than the Titan, even though the Titan had more vRAM and FP64 support, and a much higher price tag.

Honestly though, it's not all that necessary. The 1080 is a beast of a card. A 1080 ti might not be enough to justify the extra cost this generation. I'd rather they concentrate on getting more 1080's out so I can actually buy one.... at MSRP.

Comment Re:"It's the content, stupid" (Score 1) 456

Ah, no. You are just not comparing apples to apples. I don't need a prime subscription to rent movies on Amazon, so the movies being there vs on Netflix is meaningless. I can always go to rent it there. Or buy a digital copy. Or buy physical copy (which, for older movies, can actually be cheaper). So when it comes to comparing Amazon Prime Video (which does cost money for the subscription) to Netflix, the Prime Video selection is extremely lacking. There are plenty of movies on that list I can watch on Netflix, for example, but must buy or rent on Amazon since they are not part of Prime.

Comment Re:"It's the content, stupid" (Score 1) 456

The real reason for people leaving Netflix is the blocking of VPNs and proxies and the dull nature of Netflix original content.

These are valid points to some extent. Netflix's original content isn't that bad, but the fact is that they were formed as a content distributor, not a content producer. And that's the real problem... they have no content to distribute. Netflix has jack shit to watch, whether you have a working VPN or not.

This really hit home about 5 minutes ago when I ran across http://www.cinesift.com/ via a link on HN. Look for the red "Netflix" buttons and you'll see maybe one or two in the first several dozen listings. Those are among the highest-ranked films of all time, across numerous genres. Almost none of them are available on Netflix. Meanwhile, Amazon Video lets you access almost all of them.

If Netflix is going to survive, they cannot simply rely on offering a pathetic assortment of B- and C-level movies for a flat rate of 12 bucks a month or whatever. What they are doing is not working, and it's time to stop trying. They have to start offering optional premium content. I see no other strategy that will keep Netflix from being destroyed by more clued-in players, including but not limited to Amazon.

That is a bullshit comparison. Most of those films are available for RENTAL or PURCHASE on Amazon, not as a part Prime video. You might as well compare Netflix to Amazon's DVD/Blu-Ray selection while you're at it.

Comment Re:This could add up for enterprise (Score 1) 157

Little companies like this as they tend to prefer less fixed cost. Larger companies, companies that tend to vertically integrate prefer fixed costs as they know how to leverage that capital more effectively. At least they used to. This everything-in-the-cloud phenomenon has tended to stupefy C-suites into forgetting this.

Big enterprises tend to be the ones who prefer this type of thing actually, and they have for a long time since those also tend to be the companies where getting CAPEX involves lots of hoop jumping and usually a few satanic ritual sacrifices if it's over a certain threshold. Small companies tend to be more concerned about actual cost. Most big companies would rather lease software, hardware, hell even people.

Comment Re:This could add up for enterprise (Score 1) 157

Many companies prefer these models over buying licenses outright because in many companies CAPEX is much harder to get than OPEX, even if it costs more in the long run. Not to mention most companies already have SA or other yearly contracts so it's not really anything new.

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