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Comment Re:Missing technical details (Score 2) 73

Blockchain is not bitcoin or other cryptocurrency. There is no 'proof of work'. These things are called permissioned blockchains, who gets to see and update what is controlled by cryptography.

If you are actually interested in those questions, look up open ledger and hyperledger. There is loads of information and places where you can see how it works and try it for yourself.

Comment Re:" Faye must've skipped that part" (Score 2) 199

What does that have to do with anything? Your argument (incorrect as it is) was that a word with two meanings in the same domain is useless, and should not be allowed. The prefix kilo (from the greek for thousand) has been applied as a prefix to all sorts of things for 200 years. Meters, liters, pascals, volts, ohms, amperes, etc. And it ALWAYS meant 1000. But, for some magical item called a 'byte' it suddenly doesn't mean that anymore? Do explain.

When 'KB' meant 1024 bytes that was largely just technical lingo. When it moved into popular culture people already knew that 'kilo' means 1000 and it took on that meaning.

Comment Re:" Faye must've skipped that part" (Score 2) 199

Yes, it means exactly that. Or do you still use 'awful' to mean 'inspiring awe' and 'terrific' to mean 'causing terror'? Does 'cleave' mean to join or to separate? Do you put on your napron when cooking, or do you put on an apron like the rest of us?

Language is living, and it changes. Get used to it.

And your drive size example is quite ironic. 'kilo' meant 1000 LONG before it ever meant 1024. By your standards that change should never have been allowed.

Comment Re:Maybe you should own your hardware (Score 3, Insightful) 113

Yeah. Do you also

* Run your own communications system with 2-way radios, or do you trust telcos for that?
* Run your own wires to every customer, or do you trust ISPs for that?
* Run your own fleet of trucks to deliver product, or do you trust shipping cos for that?
* Have all you customers pay you directly in cash that you keep in your own vault, or do you trust credit card companies and banks for that?
* Perform all your own accounting, or do you trust outside accountants for that?

The list goes on and on. Every one of those is at least as important as servers (and in some cases they are far more important)

Comment Re:Not the whole story? (Score 2) 157

ASLR is not memory protection. Breaking ASLR does not give read nor write access to any memory that the process did not already have. ASLR was introduced to help mitigate a bunch of buffer overflow attacks, by not having a 'predicatable' address that the attacker could branch to to execute his malicious code.

So exactly HOW are you going to intercept that password, using a technique that would not be possible if ASLR was not broken?

Comment Re:Please wait until after you're screwed. (Score 1) 69

That might actually mean something if Illinois law meant anything in FEDERAL court (where this case was). Federal law is:

For an injury-in-fact to be "concrete", it must be "real, and not abstract" and that a "bare procedural violation" under a federal statute, "divorced from any concrete harm" that "may result in no harm" would not "satisfy the injury-in-fact requirement"

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