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Comment Re:No, that's not insecure at all... (Score 1) 276

"You'll be able to ask it to make a note, play music, set a reminder, and lots more without ever logging in. "

All I can think when reading that is "attack vector." No matter how much they claim it's limited, sand-boxed, walled off and segregated from the rest of the system, someone will figure out a way to gain system access through it. Microsoft may as well advertise Windows 10, Now With Built In Password Bypass!

So turn it off?

Comment Re:Got that, Microsoft shills? (Score 1) 144

The fact is you're avoiding the point, the point is that to some people privacy invasion is a harm like verbal harassment is a harm. Google are worse in reading peoples personal communications of course but there is better competition in email providers, if you're a PC gamer then there is nothing on a par with windows for the number of games available and at far better prices via seasonal sales etc.

Comment Re:And nobody will be punished... (Score 3, Insightful) 65

Assuming this is true...

What should happen is that the "genius" who thought this up should be convicted and sent to prison for 30 years (or whatever they threatened Aaron Swartz with), for breaking the CFAA.

What actually will happen is that $BIGCORP will get a trivial slap-on-the-wrist fine.

Punished for what? The article doesn't even describe a single attack, let alone a victim or perpetrator. This is like someone in high school saying "My cousins best friends brothers girlfriend heard that someone down the street smoked a joint 6 months ago"

Comment Re:Got that, Microsoft shills? (Score 2) 144

The situation is still the same. What is the collected data? last time MS responded, the data collected was no more than what you search engine collects. It was definitively less harmful than the data your GPS or cell phone carrier collects. Christ, your credit card, your bank and your air miles card have far more important data and they use it in whatever way they see fit (within the confine of the law).

I have yet to hear a case where this collection of data was detrimental to an individual

So, you wouldn't mind if we put webcams in every room of your house and streamed live 24/7 because hey, it wouldn't harm you, would it.

Comment Re:God damnit (Score 0, Flamebait) 52

That funny because I am so sick of people complaining of the allegedly incorrect use of the word Artificial Intelligence.

It is the correct academic term for the computing field that include data mining, machine learning, operation research, and statistics. Now, maybe Artificial Intelligence does not mean what you wish it meant. But academics are fairly clear on what it means...

Machine learning != Artificial Intelligence

No matter how hard you try to rationalize that bullshit it doesn't make it true. It's just a bunch of jackass business people trying to sound like their company is ahead of the game with AI when the reality is that it doesnt fucking exist yet.

Comment Re:Obvious thing is obvious? (Score 1) 87

I've looked at the patent, Amazon have been smart and gone for every possible variation, solar panels, fossil-fuel refueling, cctv systems. So know if anyone does anything fancy with a lamppost they will have to pay Amazon for the pleasure. I personally think solar panels on lampposts is a pretty obvious idea to the point that I checked to see if they had patented it, they have.

Submission + - Linux Mint Hacked Again (

geek writes: "It is with deep despair that today I have to write that at least portions of the Linux Mint Infrastructure seem to have come under a coordinated attack and that the Development Team has to date NOT responded to subtle non standard channel requests for info on this.?

Comment Re:Enron down under (Score 0) 269

Good grief, how much evidence do you need?

Do you not believe it gets hot in green houses?
Do you not believe that CO2 is a green house gas?
Do you not believe mankind has released roughly 14,000,000,000 tonnes of CO2 in to the atmosphere - enough to blanket the entire world with several inches of extra CO2.

These things are very provable. History also shows very strong correlation between CO2 rises and temperature and sea rises.

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