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Comment Re:Bricked? (Score 1) 178

Yes but when something is "bricked" it's fucked - you throw it away or take it apart for shits and giggles. It's not "bricked" if it can be brought back to working order by someone - regardless of the level of skill of the person repairing it or the level of skill of the owner.
BRICKED == fucked
can be fixed != BRICKED

Comment Re:Wrong lessons (Score 1) 25

Site D: crappy password manager

Exactly
OneLogin hacked

My wife has gone old school and keeps a physical notebook with her sites/passwords in it, which she locks in her top drawer.
Can't exactly hack that, and it would require physical access to our study which is generally off limits to everyone (because it's a mess).
Contemplating doing the same actually.

Comment Yawn (Score 1) 163

Big fucking yawn, they trot this shit out every other year or so. These programs are severely limited in their functionality. Also I am not exactly worried about this impacting my job much, since I am in the space where I would be the one writing the fucking things. Anyone who believes you can hand over coding to someone who does not know how to code with a magical piece of software is an idiot. Someone mentioned further up that they can now do their own analysis using a spreadsheet program instead of asking IT. Well welcome to 2016, you are only a decade or so late to the spreadsheet party. Wait until your data exceeds the limits of your spreadsheet program and your PC craps bricks trying to process it, you'll be trotting off to IT. More than likely IT is who set up your worksheet in the first place, so that you can stop bugging them with inane requests for data for you to "analyze".

Comment Re:Widely Used!!!! (Score 1) 446

"widely used by Islamist extremists to plan attacks" where exactly have they proven (and not just stated) that they use encryption. The Paris attackers used burner phones and plain old text messages. No encryption there. There WAS hype shortly afterwards that they had, but in the end they didn't even bother.
"Party starts at 18:30, meet you at Mickeys"
Would slip past all surveillance and monitoring especially if they had no reason to be monitoring that particular phone (which is why they used burner phones).
Stopping encryption on messages is more about them monitoring ALL of us, and not really about stopping attacks.

Comment Why I think we should not have self driving cars (Score 1) 153

This is one of the main reasons I think self driving cars can only lead to the fall of humanity. I mean, he didn't call an ambulance because he knew damn well that when they found out he was a lawyer they would have taken the long way to the hospital and possibly stopped for a long lunch as well. Self driving cars have to be programmed to do this as well, otherwise before we know it we will be neck deep in lawyers and phone sanitizers.

Comment Re:Dear Brain Master (Score 1) 108

And for those who don't feel like hitting wiki...

The liquid fluoride thorium reactor (acronym LFTR; often pronounced lifter) is a type of molten salt reactor. LFTRs use the thorium fuel cycle with a fluoride-based, molten, liquid salt for fuel. Molten-salt-fueled reactors (MSRs) supply the nuclear fuel in the form of a molten salt mixture. They should not be confused with molten salt-cooled high temperature reactors (fluoride high-temperature reactors, FHRs) that use a solid fuel.[1] Molten salt reactors, as a class, include both burners and breeders in fast or thermal spectra, using fluoride or chloride salt-based fuels and a range of fissile or fertile consumables. LFTRs are defined by the use of fluoride fuel salts and the breeding of thorium into uranium-233 in the thermal spectrum. In a LFTR, thorium and uranium-233 are dissolved in carrier salts, forming a liquid fuel. In a typical operation, the liquid is pumped between a critical core and an external heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to a nonradioactive secondary salt. The secondary salt then transfers its heat to a steam turbine or closed-cycle gas turbine.[2] This technology was first investigated at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment in the 1960s. It has recently been the subject of a renewed interest worldwide.[3] Japan, China, the UK and private US, Czech, Canadian[4] and Australian companies have expressed intent to develop and commercialize the technology. LFTRs differ from other power reactors in almost every aspect: they use thorium rather than uranium, operate at low pressure, receive fuel by pumping without shutdown, entail no risk of nuclear meltdown, use a salt coolant and produce higher operating temperatures.[5] These distinctive characteristics give rise to many potential advantages, as well as design challenges.

Comment Re:Labor burden (Score 1) 263

There is a big difference between IT consulting work and being a security guard, so yeah, the multiplier would be higher for skilled work. No offense (to security guards) but a LOT more people can be a security guard than can do IT consulting, I have often wished for a nice quiet security job where you sit around all day basically doing nothing (I could get SO much reading done) but then I think about the salary I would get, and go back to my keyboard.

Comment Re:Go ahead (Score 1) 198

Or stop being fvcking stupid and build better security in, we ALREADY know it's a problem, the slow ass law machine should catch up and start penalizing companies who have crappy security NOW, before there are another million unprotected devices. I will wager that it's going to take a couple of high profile deaths before they do anything.

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