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Comment Re:Not the point (Score 1) 28

So, having access to the physical hardware means game over? Gee, what a surprise. Preventing one VM from accessing or affecting another is useful. Offhand, I can't imagine much of a need to preventing a hypervisor from accessing the VMs that it controls...

Isn't that quite obvious? It's like renting a security deposit box but you don't want a glass box the bank can look inside. If it was just static data you'd encrypt it then send it over. It's lot harder for a running program, but I guess they're trying anyway that they just run it, but you sit on the keys to decrypt what it's really doing.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 458

> Because no one's Insurance Company ever told them what doctor's were covered before Obamacare.

Before Obamacare, the private insurance plans in my state were better. You could buy a proper insurance plan on the open market. Now those types of plans are gone. Can't buy them at any price.

That means that the best facilities are out of your reach if you're on Obamacare and have cancer.

I've actually had to go BACK to being on an employer provided plan because of Obamacare.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 458

> Yes, I'm sure taking away subsides of millions of people will work great, they can stop paying $150 per month

I don't know anyone like this and most of my family are the sorts of people that white knights like you claim to champion.

I'm not sure this mythical "obamacare beneificiary" even exists. Are you capable of describing what such a person should look like?

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 458

How about the opportunity to spend your money on more immediate necessities rather insane insurance premiums.

Remember, Obamacare only gives you the "privelege" of paying a lot for something you may never need.

If you are normal person hysterically fixated on the possibility of medical bankruptcy, then the liberal media has already damaged you. Your mental problems are the fault of liberals, not republicans.

Comment Re:Great that they can control your property (Score 4, Insightful) 180

I'm fairly certain it is impossible to have a self-updating OS on a device and also prevent the controller of the self-update process from installing malware. So, I'd say there is nothing wrong with the system at the moment and our rage is best withheld until such time that they actually abuse their power.

I think you're putting the cart before the horse here, the question is whether it's okay to have automatically self-updating systems where the company that manufactured it by default has full control over it, regardless of whether the owner actually wants the updates or want to apply them now or if critical security updates are baked into huge system upgrades. It's a big trend but I don't think it's a good trend, tomorrow Microsoft can shut down your computer, Samsung your smart-TV, Google your cell phone, Tesla your car, Kindle your eBook-reader and so on. If you go all IoT or "smart house" pretty much anything you own can shut down because somebody out there wants it to. Granted, we're also quite fucked if the bank freezes our bank accounts and all the utilities shut you off, but we're expanding it to everything. It's another way to hollow out what ownership is and means.

Comment Re:defense versus health and human services. (Score 1) 458

The only problem (compared to other countries) with US healthcare is its outrageous cost. There is zero evidence that healthcare quality is to blame for the slightly lower life expectancy.

I only have a few anecdotal stories to go by, but I know at least one with back problems and one with heart problems stuck where they got on-and-off health problems that lead to problems paying insurance that lead to the being effectively outside the system and any insurance that will take them on now excludes everything related to the their pre-existing condition. All they get is emergency care, when they should have had surgery. So I definitively think distribution of care is still some part of the lower life expectancy, those with lots of money get overtreated leading to good quality at excessive cost but those with no money get undertreated too.

Comment Re:For the love of God no (Score 2) 101

Let's be honest, what's really killing you is the lack of social antennas. I've been next to a baby that was on full wailing for quite some time, despite the mother's best efforts and that was considerably worse than any idiot yapping on the phone. Didn't really want to make me throw myself or the baby off the plane, but I was quite happy I didn't have to deal with that every other hour of the day. Most people keep it short, most people keep a normal conversation volume and most of those who don't will take a hint.

And a few are the kind you want to strangle. But long before the flight was up I'd make a really loud "call" like "YES HELLO... OVER THE ATLANTIC NOW, DOING FINE. EXCEPT THERE'S THIS GUY WHO KEEPS TALKING REALLY, REALLY LOUND ON HIS CELL PHONE FOR AGES NOW, DOESN'T HAVE ANY SOCIAL ANTENNAS AT ALL. I HOPE HE HANGS UP SOON. SEE YOU SOON, LOVE YA" Fighting fire with fire usually works, if he goes psycho with luck they'll cuff him and throw him off the plane. Win-win either way.

Comment Re:no (Score 5, Insightful) 335

Your excuses are terribly lame. The mail is trivial to use. A disk player is trivial to use. Your whining about wires is also lame.

If you aren't willing to plug something into your TV, then you have to be content with "smart TV" features that suck or broadcast TV.

But if you insist on depriving yourself, that's your own problem.

Comment More likely medical practice, not evolution (Score 4, Interesting) 273

Well 0.36/0.30 = 20% growth and it's only been ~2 generations, if you consider that most of the 3% in one generation will have kids with the other 97% in the next generation it seems unlikely to happen this fast. It's probable that it's more routine and we're more cautious today, so borderline cases get the surgery now where they wouldn't in the past.

Comment Re:Why notSimultaneous release toTheaters and iTun (Score 1) 51

It's a protection racket by the cinemas, most chains will refuse to show any movie that doesn't have an exclusivity period. As long as they stay united on this and only B-movies can survive on a direct to TV/DVD budget, nothing will change. It's pretty obvious they'd all lose business if they let competitors enter the market, so they don't.

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