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Comment exclusivity (Score 1) 134

when your main point of value is a contractual construct you're doing something wrong.

creating a walled garden or an exclusivity window in an aim to increase desirability through limited availability is just fundamentally wrongheaded.

theatre owners should drive people to the film for the quality of the experience, not the fact that it's the only place you can see the movie.

i will never have a huge screen and massive sound system at home. i will never have high performance digital projectors that can deliver high fps.

deliver a good movie and a good experience and people will go, regardless of any wall erected.

Comment Re:Can a corporate security officer comment (Score 5, Insightful) 314

that is a totally out of context comment from an anonymous poster.

large corporate entities will not deploy windows 10 for years anyway due to incompatible or uncertified line of business software platforms. it has nothing to do with this particular feature.

moreover, this has to do with logging into your microsoft.com account, nothing to do with windows 10 pro joined to a domain.

Comment Re:Investigating if laws were broken (Score 4, Insightful) 312

regular citizens can never know if they're breaking the law, there are so many of them after all, but therein lies an interesting thing. the law is rarely applied based on who is breaking the law, but rather who the person is.

anyone can be singled out and have their life turned upside down by law enforcement, it's all a matter of application. application of the law occurs on people who already have their feet wet and lower socio economic classes.

keep your nose clean and you won't run afoul of the law. I'd say that especially goes for "do no harm to anyone else" areas, that's how you first get in trouble, is if you assault or cause a harm to someone else. that raises your profile initially and from then on the system is inadvertently designed to focus on you and drive you into the ground.

most people get away with all kinds of minor crimes, so long as they don't actually physically or monetarily harm someone else (or be black) you won't get dragged into the undertow of the criminal justice system.

Comment Re:Overdramatic (Score 1) 42

I agree, surprised to see exactly what I was going to say. It's possible the author is english as a second language or something, so I'll withold judgement, but Starvation is far more apt than strangulation. Strangulation implies an outside actor, starvation does not.

Comment Re:Jamming unlinced spectrum is illegal? (Score 1) 278

I don't think you completely understand Air Marshal. Or maybe I do. What do you think?

Air Marshal is recognizing a client is on the LAN by way of a non-Meraki AP, and then sending that client an 802.11n de-auth, so that it doesn't work, and the man in the middle attack is stopped. It doesn't interfere or attack other AP's. Basically, in order for this to work, the rogue AP has to be connecting into the Meraki network.

Am I wrong? That's how I read the whitepaper.

Comment Re:Statistics as standalone field (Score 1) 115

it seems to me that statisticians are CS overlapping with practical insight.

When a report is prepared, it takes consideration to define all of the inputs and modifiers that lead to a successful statistical analysis. Without this hard-to-define inputs, i can see how and why a CS-only based approach to stats fails.

Comment nonsense (Score 4, Insightful) 398

Sterling never did anything illegal, he was just an old biggoted man. There exists no punishment society can inflict on him beyond personal actions like boycotting or just not liking him... So what gives? Why do people think that he can be robbed of an asset for being a biggot?

He has first amendment protections to be as big of a douchebag as he wants. His privacy was violated by his mistress and he was doing nothing illegal. The NBA has no grounds to force him out or deny him profit from the sale of an asset he shouldn't be forced to sell.

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