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Comment Wrong way to go about it (Score 0) 117

Seriously, if they're going to push out an alert, it needs to go to the people with explodey batteries, and leave people with OK batteries out of it. A nice big popup reading "This device has been recalled due to exploding. Please return it to the store you purchased it from" that cycles through a few dozen languages and cannot be dismissed except to use the phone.

Comment Re:I'm calling bullshit (Score 4, Interesting) 585

Wow, Microsoft must be paying a fuckton of money to AMD. Windows 7 is still 47% (down only about 5% from Q1 2016 and probably not moving any farther now that free upgrades are over). If my competitor stood up and said "we are walking away from half of the market" my response would be "We are committed to supporting the half of the market our competitor just abandoned."

Is AMD independently wealthy enough to also ignore half of the market, or is Microsoft making them wealthy enough to do so? Stockholders ought to be asking that question right now, especially given the weak position that AMD is in.

Comment Re:No they didn't. (Score 2) 74

If the validation was done wrong, then the test isn't valid until the validation is done right.

If the validation was done right but the patients' privacy was breached, fine them under HIPAA and if the company isn't bankrupt, let them do their testing.

Comment Re:Never do anything on the actual computer (Score 2) 217

I did exactly this, using Qubes at home. It took a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it makes sense. It greatly reduces the risk of things like XSS and browser exploits leaking banking or other important information. I don't particularly consider myself the enemy of any state, but the increasing number of drive-by exploits targeting Joe Nobody for the purpose of extracting money (whether ransomware, stealing card numbers, whatever) makes this a reasonable course of action even for people not participating in espionage or whatever.

Shame that trying to game in a VM sucks hard, but that's the tradeoff.

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