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Comment Availability vs Security (Score 1) 172

Isn't this the same as raid for disk storage?
You run multiple disks spreading and duplicating data so that your availability is higher in case one (or more) disk(s) goes down.
For every disk you add, the chance that something will happen goes up, but the chance of you recovering your data can go up as well.

For your bank account I claim the same to be true. Two banks with different systems double the chance of you experiencing one that has a break-in.
Each bank may have different systems leading to different attack vectors.
You thus spread the money, getting less interest as you have less with each bank (interest level is often linked to ammount in steps.), and their liability if compromised is lower. I see the benefit from the banks perspective but not from yours.

Comment ...and I will not let you track it. (Score 1) 102

It may be of great benefit to your business but it is still none of your business.
It may be a huge source of revenue to your business but it is still none of your business.
It may be very interesting to you people with nothing better to do than read about other people, but it is still none of your business.
In short: It's none of your business.

Comment Autonomous driving begs to be exploited (Score 1) 477

Remember those fun car games on PC where you could drive in a certain way to fool the computer into taking moves that made the opponents crash?
Well, in a eminent crash situation, an autonomous car would have to judge how to handle the situation, and if you are playing "chicken" with it, how will it know?
This just begs for someone to exploit it. Before we know it the first murder will take place by fooling the car into killing it's occupants to save another car that was never in real danger.

Self driving cars is cool and all that, but I am still weary of getting in one myself.

Comment The end of an era. (Score 1) 240

This marks the end of an era.
It means I will no longer have the option of using either Linux or Windows for my desktop computers. When one leaves the desktop in favor of a platform I find cumbersome, overpriced and unnecessary I am left with only one choice. Unfortunately this choice seems to be hung up on tablets and mobile systems as well. Luckally it at least have multiple flavours and some are still promising to be true to the desktop.
I am just hoping I can find proper software to continue my work without it being riddled with open source "but you can fix it yourself" issues. Open source is fine, but I do not need open bugs. Paying for software is fine as long as I do not have to pay for someone to package open source stuff and then maybe fix the bugs.

Change is good if it is for a reason but change for changes sake can be left to the bedroom walls please...

Comment Re:er, okay. (Score 1) 209

In fact, the timeline will be a huge disadvantage. You will be profiled and influenced much more than you can influence others.
Do you think your "like" is really that important? It's no more important than a drop in the ocean, but together with billions of others it is worth money.
You will be declined form job interviews due to your timeline. It may be a concert or a movie. Maybe it is the data on how many times you moved that gets you. Hiring someone who you find out could be likely to move within next 2 years is not a good move as you waste time and money training them and when they start to turn a profit they split.

I for one, would like some privacy.

Comment Hogwash! (Score 1) 217

I myself have looked into using someone to get my models produced and found I could get it done much cheaper than these guys claim.
Proto Labs was my choice as i found I could get protoypes from a proper injection-mold cheap ($4-5k) and after the protos I could get production runs of 5k series for less than $1 each. Compared to the 50k I read in this silly fail, they could have done 5 rounds of new mold + 5k impressions for same price.

Oh, and I am not affiliated with or paid by Proto Labs. I just wanted to mention it so we maybe get fewer failed Kickstarters...

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