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Comment Re:Non-sequitor (Score 5, Insightful) 142

The recommendation doesn't make sense. Yes, your phone may not always be in your possession.

I'd recommend re-reading the actual recommendation: "The NIST DAG draft argues that SMS-based two-factor authentication is an insecure process because the phone may not always be in possession of the phone number". It's not the user having the phone on them, it's the phone having the number associated with it. They're essentially saying that it's too easy to hijack the phone's number (or simply get it when the user changes it) and receive the SMS instead of the legitimate user.

Comment Re:Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 1) 517

Quite frankly, who cares about fashion when you buy stuff like NAD? Just look at the latest stuff from McIntosh and such, they're perhaps even uglier than they used to be, but that doesn't matter. Sound quality is still excellent and will completely trash anything you'll find at an Apple store or referred to by an Apple employee.

Comment Re:Raw milk faddist here (Score 1) 255

While it's completely fine to use milk to make yogurt, cheese and such, you have to remember that in most countries, people buy milk so they can drink it. I wouldn't want to replace actual milk with anything else for that particular purpose, so having long-lasting milk is also important.

Comment Re:FFS Beau skip adding the additional links (Score 5, Insightful) 255

I didn't think it would be possible, but current day slashdot is in slightly worse condition than at the end of the DICE era.

I have to ask... what? They've removed a lot of the crap DICE was attempting to pull, editing quality has improved somewhat, the comments section now supports partial Unicode (— éèêç etc.), I see fewer completely wrong submissions, and so on. Sure, there could be even more improvements, but to say that it's worsened is blatantly untrue.

Comment Re:Too much luxury (Score 1) 129

You can get the OG Pebble for $90 when it's on sale, sometimes a bit less. That's pretty close to what you're looking for, and it comes with 7 days of battery life, water resistance, always-on screen and a lot of control features on top of a pretty lively app ecosystem. No mic or speaker though (microphone is on the Time, speakers would be irrelevant since most people have headphones these days).

Comment Re:They sound completely insane (Score 2) 326

Only good news is that this reaction is clearly borne out of fear: they're worried of losing their grasp, that the rest of the world will seep in and reveal how completely retarded their religious laws actually are. A religion assured of its dominance over the population wouldn't need to suppress that sort of thing, for they would trust their followers to remain loyal to the creed.

Comment Re:4K my ass (Score 1) 99

A movie is watchable at 24 fps (not 30) because of motion blur, and even then, many movies suffer from it, especially 3D movies. You'd want 60 fps at least for a smooth experience which isn't entirely reliant on motion blur.

The rest of your comment is just a stream of nonsense. Ray tracing isn't any more special than rasterization, and movies make extensive use of textures and nobody bats an eye.

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