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Comment Re:What do you gain from this? (Score 4, Interesting) 123

The theory I think is that you "upgrade" your phone every 1-2 years, but don't do the same for your laptop. They now want your "laptop" performance to improve with the phone upgrade as well.

Probably the most interesting part of their plan is the $99 device, its very cheap and includes everything you need. Most likely it also has a processor on board, and that processor needs to be capable enough to send the app data over the cable. It seems the app communicates over the chromecast protocol, so the processor needs to be powerful enough to decode the video codec in real time. If it can be bought independently, its probably very nice as a throw-away laptop, or for schools.

Comment Re: How smart is Snowden, exactly? (Score 5, Informative) 106

If you actually read the page you linked:

Snowden instructed top officials and military officers on how to defend their networks from Chinese hackers. During his four years with Dell, he rose [..] to working as what his résumé termed a "cyberstrategist" and an "expert in cyber counterintelligence" at several U.S. locations.

He wasn't just hired as security expert, he was hired for doing counterintelligence. Which is what he does now as well.

Comment Re:How smart is Snowden, exactly? (Score 4, Insightful) 106

The NSA is one of the world's leading secret agencies, what should you expect?

Probably lots of NSA employees are experts on security. Being experts is their job. Even if you aren't one if you start at NSA, their training will make you an expert, at least if compared to what the public knows about these things.

Comment No! (Score 1) 37

The summary title contradicts the first sentence of the summary. And the sentence is correct, not the summary. Kepler doesn't confirm exoplanets, kepler gives a list of candidates. Its the opposite job. The confirmation is done on earth.

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