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Comment Checksum and recheck (Score 1) 66

This is a solved problem. For performance, scan all system files with an MD5 checksum and flag all suspects (but don't do anything yet). Scan multiple files at once multithreaded for extra performance. Now, go back and rescanned all suspect files with SHA-1 or SHA-256 to validate any potential false-positives that may have been flagged from the previous MD5.

Comment Sour the milk (Score 2, Interesting) 216

Fuck you Microsoft. Fuck you for allowing OEM copies of Office to be purchased with a machine, but require it to be activated against an email address!!

Pro Tip: create an email distribution group of say software@domain.com and make IT staff members of it.

Fuck you for now allowing us to mix Office365 apps with OEM!

And Fuck you for making this such a miserable experience to deploy across the network as needed.

Oh, and FUCK YOU...just because for good measure!!!

Comment Re:Money stores value (Score 1) 144

The American Revolution is proof that you are wrong, as they won the war using only paper money.

Might want to brush up on your history a bit. They won despite the paper money, which was a major hindrance. Google for the phrase "not worth a continental". When the constitution was written, the memory of America's first hyperinflation was very fresh in their minds, which is why the gold and silver clause in the constitution forbids fiat currency.

-jcr

Comment Re:I am going to stand up for Apple for once (Score 1) 223

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In that order.

I get where Apple is coming from. If the entire point is to prevent the reselling of used parts for profit, thus creating fraud among a market where truly validated refurbished parts exist, then the solution is to just mark them. Mark them with a logo (embossed, laser etched, etc) so that the end consumer knows willingly that the case is not new and not refurbished, rather reused as-is in current condition. I promise, there would be a market for those parts in 3rd world nations. Hell, might even acceptable in 1st world too. But we all know why Apple doesn't want to do this. It would flood and saturate the market adding to competition of bringing new products to market.

Comment Re: Competition is a beautiful thing (Score 1) 93

Actually, yes, it is about cycles and how efficient you are with them. In the case of Project Scorpio, it's really damn efficient; to the point of the GPU having Direct12 baked into the silicon more than a normal programmable GPU would. In many ways, having it closer to ASIC makes it move custom in many regards to how SGI workstations were in some levels, but now with modern technology.

"Roll call instructions on the CPU that would typically require thousands of instructions are now reduced to just 11" -Leadbetter

"not only can Project Scorpio hit native 4K 60FPS in original Xbox One games, but it can do so with GPU power to spare. Furthermore the stress test apparently only used 66% of the early kit's 5GB of memory, and the final Project Scorpio hardware will have 12GB of unified GDDR5 memory with a 326GB/sec bandwidth.

VR, easily capable. I mean, really really fucking got that shit down with cycles-to-spare capable!!!

Comment Radio Shack TRS-80 (Score 1) 857

My Dad's TRS-80 Model III was the first I can recall using. I was about 3, and I like to press the clicky red reset button on it. I think he didn't enjoy that, as he was probably working on something at the time. A kid can be worse than a cat when it comes to computer interference.
The first I owned, as a gift, was a Color Computer II, with the game cartridges like Doubleback, and Megamunchers. Didn't do much computing on it. Then we got a Commodore 64 and Vic 20 parts. Never got the Vic 20 going, but we had fun with the Commodore 64. The school, where my Dad was a teacher had his Model III, and a Model IV, and a bunch of Apple ][, and ][e computers. Soon there was an 8088 as well.

Comment Re:It already bears fruit (Score 1) 619

On the grounds of it being a financial "burden". That was the same reason they shot down his executive for banning Muslims from a list of seven nations; and that was regarding National Security. You don't get more of a financial burden than putting up an Executive order involving H1B.

This is going to the SCOTUS. I don't see it going any other way.

Comment Re:It already bears fruit (Score 5, Insightful) 619

No, a judge in California or Washington will shoot it down on the grounds of being discriminatory to Indians (dot, not feather). Also, and most importantly, it puts a "burden" on the tech sector for not having access to cheap global labor. I SHIT YOU NOT, that's how it will go down in flames. I'm 100% correct on this, just wait.

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