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Comment Re:Dangerous comment (Score 1) 90

I fully agree. Even on servers, one of the first things you do in a hardening-review is to scan for open ports and then evaluate the security of the software that opens each port. An App is likely to be horribly insecure and one has to ask what business _client_ software has opening listening ports in the first place.

Of course, all that requires a bit of actual security knowledge. There are far too many wannabes that think they understand IT security. Probably the reason so much software is insecure.

Comment Re:You're outsourcing the jobs! Then you complain! (Score 2) 99

It is actually a lot more long-term. As IT people have been treated badly pay- and career-wise (and in other ways) for a while now, many people that would have been good at it decided to enroll in other subjects at university or learn another trade-skill. The skill-gap is real, but those that complain now are the morons that caused it by focusing on short-term goals instead of on long-term survival.

Comment Re:People like Musk need to do more homework (Score 1) 147

Musk has a lot of money and one good product (much like other super-rich people). Even if he claims the most outrageous bullshit, it will still be heralded as the next great thing in the press. Also typical for the super-rich, it looks very much like he has surrounded himself with yes-men.

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Trump Order Helps Offshore Drilling, Stops Marine Sanctuary Expansion (arstechnica.com) 126

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In an executive order signed on Friday, President Trump directed his secretary of the interior to review current rules on offshore drilling and exploration. This review is likely to result in a relaxation of the strict protections the previous administration put on offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic and in the Arctic. According to the Washington Post, a review of the rules is likely to "make millions of acres of federal waters eligible for oil and gas leasing." At the same time, Trump's executive order directed the secretary of commerce to cease designating new marine sanctuaries or expanding any that already exist. According to USA Today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is also "directed to review all designations and expansions of marine monuments or sanctuaries designated under the Antiquities Act within the last 10 years." The Post says this "includes Hawaii's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which Obama quadrupled in size last year, and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts off Massachusetts." Although these reviews could take some time to complete, they put in motion a bid to favor extraction industries like oil and gas mining. "Today, we're unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying energy jobs," Trump reportedly told the Associated Press.

Comment Misleading title (Score 1) 56

It can create the foam structure in about 14 hours. Then you have to insert your electric wiring and plumbing, then you have to pour over concrete and let it cure - a process that takes ~30 days.

From the pictures it seems like the thing is stationary with a fairly 'short' arm so you'll be limited by the actual 'size' of the robot, a small igloo-type structure is all it seems to be capable of (although longer arms are probably feasible, they would obviously increase the base cost).

Comment Re:ALSO worth noting... (Score 1) 88

The specifications still exist though, regardless of the false advertising, only in the US and for the better part of the last decade has the FCC and other government organizations given latitude to providers to allow falsely advertised network generations (part of the so-called 'net neutrality' laws allowing T-Mobile and others to zero-rate their content).

The 5G spec won't even be finished until 2020 so it's impossible for anyone, even AT&T to currently even create modems, antenna systems or implementations based on 5G. 5G technology probably won't be available in mainstream mobile devices until at least 2025.

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