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Comment Re:why can't people accept that things happen? (Score 1) 91

the only thing public pressure does is cause the company to spend more money in redundant hardware which mostly sits unused and raises prices

My redundant hardware is constantly in use and I have nowhere near the budget of these big boys. Redundant doesn't always mean active/passive. Routers are especially easy to run active/active, hell that's way the Internet routes traffic. BGP/EIGRP will take care of the routing.

But I suspect that this wasn't a simple router failure. A router failure wouldn't require other systems to be rebooted.

Comment In other words, Moore's law will continue (Score 5, Interesting) 129

We hear the same bullshit every 2 years. Moore's law has nothing to do with the SIZE of the transitors. It has to do with the number of transistors on the chip and, to a lesser extent, the density of the transistors. Arranging the transistors vertically and horizontally will allow the law to continue.

Comment Re: Yawn (Score 4, Informative) 801

18 USC 793. This statute explicitly states that whoever, “entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any documentthrough gross negligence permits the same to removed from its proper place of custodyor having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody.shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.” Comey called her “extremely careless.” That was highly charitable. But even by that standard, Hillary was grossly negligent with classified material. Comey says Hillary had no intent to transmit information to foreign powers. But that’s not what the statute requires.

18 USC 1924. This statute states that any employee of the United States who “knowingly removes [classified] documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.” Hillary set up a private server explicitly to do this.

18 USC 798. This statute states that anyone who “uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United Statesany classified informationshall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.” Hillary transmitted classified information in a manner that harmed the United States; Comey says she may have been hacked.

18 USC 2071. This statute says that anyone who has custody of classified material and “willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years.” Clearly, Hillary meant to remove classified materials from government control.

Comment Dissenting judge is wrong (Score 4, Insightful) 165

From the article:

"Notably, Reinhardt appears to have a commanding knowledge of what constitutes “hacking,” something that comes up over and over again both in the media and in the courts. He said that the decision “loses sight of the anti-hacking purpose of the CFAA.”

“There is no doubt that a typical hacker accesses an account ‘without authorization’: the hacker gains access without permission—either from the system owner or a legitimate account holder,” he wrote. Using someone else’s password with their permission but not the system’s owner isn’t “hacking,” but that’s what the court is treating it as."

Using another person's password with their permission but not with the system owner's permission is definitely a form of hacking. It's called social engineering. Social engineering is an attack vector that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking people into breaking normal security procedures. Just because someone easily provided their account information doesn't mean that it was done so legitimately. It is ultimately the system owner who gets to decide who has authorization to their systems and what constitutes authorized access. At the same time, it is the system owner's responsibility to educate it's users as to what is allowed.

I would also take issue with the sentence where the writer claims that the judge has a "commanding knowledge" of "hacking".

Comment Re:How about having a user accessable mem card slo (Score 2) 235

Having had contacts on removal cards wear out while in a mobile device and fail (SIM cards included), I'd actually prefer something with fewer mechanical links which is soldered on. More drop safe.

On the other hand, you can't replace the soldered mem cards by yourself. Which is worse, having removable memory that can wear out (but you can back it up), or having non-removable memory card go bad?

Comment Re:It's amazing she still has defenders (Score 2) 742

Are you a fucking retarded asshat??
Her huge crime is sending emails with a blackberry???!?!
Her predecessor Colin Powell used his own email server...

Her predecessor was Condoleezza Rice. The rules and regulations regarding electronic communications were firmed up before Clinton took office.

Comment BB10 is a great mobile OS (Score 2) 92

I have tried switching to Android and iOS and couldn't do it. I lost too much integration between my main apps. The Hub is where I live the most followed by calendar, contacts, remember, browser, twitter, maps and weather app. Occasionally I use VMware Horizon View. That's pretty much all I do. I don't play games and I rarely use other apps (I have access to the google play store via Snap). The BB10 OS is intuitive, responsive and completely integrated.

I would like to stay on BB10 for my next device, but I know that's probably not possible.

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