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Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 323

Gore didn't accept the result in 2000 (well, at first he did - then when the FL Secretary of State on election night announced an automatic recount, he rescinded his concession) because, until the FL and US Supreme Courts ruled, the election wasn't over yet. As soon as the courts ruled, he made a very gracious concession.

Comment Re:Stick a fork in.... (Score 2) 612

Watergate - Hillary was fired from the staff of the House Judiciary committee investigating the Nixon Watergate scandal in 1974 by her supervisor, Democrat Jerry Zeifman, because she was a liar [foxnews.com]. Hillary "conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

Except that Zeifman was not her supervisor, and she wasn't fired http://www.snopes.com/politics...

Comment Re:Wow (Score 3, Insightful) 153

Sure, but are you going to click on a link that says yet another idiot driver killed someone while messing around with his phone? Add Pokemon Go, and you have the fans, the haters, and the dubunkers all clicking your link, viewing your ads, and driving traffic to you via their blogs and social media.

Comment Re:Stop chasing the shiny (Score 1, Insightful) 161

Replace the electronics when it's actually dead or doesn't meet your needs, not just because it's not as shiny as it once was.

Those of us that aren't locked into a fixed set of needs, find that a new phone each year or two is required to meet our new needs. We first used phones to make calls, then we started using them as pocket computers. Now we use them as VR systems, which will drive the need for faster phones with better displays and better positional tracking for years to come.

Comment Re:Considering that people play music (Score 1) 83

A much bigger issue with this: if you can get this program onto the air-gapped machine in the first place, haven't you already compromised it? If I could load say, a flash drive, into the air-gapped system to run this program, why can't I just copy whatever data I was after?

This does make these air-gapped hacks much less useful, but it could be used to exfiltrate data on an ongoing basis without having to touch the hacked air-gapped machine again after it's been compromised.

Comment Re:As an indie developer who is making a profit... (Score 1) 158

And you're not the only one. Lots of one-man or small shops are making games today. A few of the best VR games were created by single developers, with some adding a couple of voice actors. We're in an indy-development boom right now, where any creative person with some basic skills can create games in Unity or Unreal. You don't even have to be an artist. You can buy the art from asset stores and focus on game play.

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