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Comment Re:I think it's pretty obvious (Score 4, Interesting) 96

What exactly is wrong about publishing everything? The CC should've been reported, cancelled and identity theft insurance provided the minute the DNC knew about the leak. The timing may be convenient but they gave them time to notify their customers, fix their infrastructure etc - had they published immediate, people like you would've been complaining about irresponsibility.

The fact is, the leaks happened. Nobody will die from it unlike Snowden's leak where full publish would've meant certain death to informants. It's a business hack vs a military intelligence hack. Nobody dies when Target loses CC, nobody dies when Microsoft loses source code.

Comment Nobody cares (Score 1) 73

I didn't get infected (exclusively Linux and a few Mac since 1995) but I got several attempts of sites downloading Windows scripts/binaries, some weird interaction with a custom Chromium build. I reported them to Google and submitted the sample to a few AV vendors, nobody cares, large sites (think CNN, WaPo, ...) had the same ads attempting the same thing for weeks on end and the download never got recognized by AV. I stopped caring too, the ad sellers sell ads and that's all they care about. AV companies only care about the big threats because scary sells, some custom package that affects a few dozen of their customers doesn't matter.

Comment I'll take the bait (Score 3, Interesting) 35

No, we just end up with these large corporations splitting up in entities that are harder to control (and tax). Microsoft will just transfer it's "data assets" to Microsoft Farawayistan just like it does with it's taxes to Microsoft Ireland. We may end up with all of the major data centers in South America, Japan and Eastern Europe and thus a shift of both tech, brains and money to countries that don't put up with idiotic lawmakers.

Comment Re:Scathing (Score 1) 174

You just have to put the pieces together.

Well, his statement a few days ago said exactly that, so no rocket science there. And, he specifically called out the administration for intervention in Libya, and for leaving a power vacuum leading to the rise of ISIL. He also specifically mentions Trump, saying that he was a wildcard and no one knew what he would really do if elected, while he thought it was clear through her history what Hillary would do. Agree with it or not, it was a concise and fairly straightforward statement, no need to speculate about his motives.

Comment Re:What a coincidence! (Score 2, Informative) 120

A crash or compromise of the internal vehicle would expose the occupants to the vacuum, a crash or compromise of the outer shell would cause a rush of atmospheric air at the speed of sound to hit the vehicle. That is to say given you can even plausibly get a vacuum that large. It hasn't been done before and requires a lot of engineering including vacuum seals that don't even exist yet. The current design as marketed doesn't even account for the steel tubes expanding and contracting.

Comment Re:The Theater Experience (Score 1) 328

Doesn't matter which cinema you go to, with the right equipment your experience at home will be way better and cheaper. At the theater even the most silent sound has to overpower all chatter and noise from the ~100-400 people and the 4K image has to be projected onto a screen about 5-10x as large as your home, lowering the DPI significantly (so your comparative resolution is about 480-960p). Additionally the majority of people is sitting either in front or behind you causing continuous interruptions to your "experience" from both the audio and video perspective.

The key to resolving piracy is the Netflix model. I don't need to pirate if I have it available at low cost.

Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 1) 245

I expect people will just want to see how bad it will be.

This might be the only thing that saves it. Can the New Zealand sailing team recover the lead after striking a floating corpse in the harbor? Did the exploding water heater ruin the chances for Olympic Gold for the plucky runner from Zimbabwe? And can Mauritania raise enough cash in time to pay the ransom for their volleyball team? It's like reality TV but better! "Survivor Rio Edition"!!

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