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Comment Re:Solution found (Score 1) 48

The crappiest encrypted bluetooth keyboard is better than virtually any of these proprietary wireless systems, almost none of which use encryption and virtually all of which use common off-the-shelf wireless chips.

Logitech has something called secure connect, no idea if that is worth a crap. Not tested here, unfortunately. Their normal non-bluetooth wireless is known to be insecure, however.

Comment Re:No mention of Logitech (Score 1) 48

Logitech, easily as popular as Microsoft and more popular than ANY of the named brands, wasn't tested? Why not?

Their hardware is already known to be vulnerable.

If your keyboard doesn't use bluetooth, it is certainly vulnerable.

If your keyboard does use bluetooth, it might still be vulnerable.

Comment Re:Then UNLOCK OUR BOOTLOADERS! (Score 1) 86

No exceptions. A phone is a critical communications device, and if the OEM won't supply critical upgrades, then they must allow others to do so.

Which Motorola phones don't have unlockable bootloaders? I'd be surprised if PAYG phones from crapfone etc. did, to be fair. But aren't most moto phones unlockable?

Comment co-responsability (Score 1) 86

Someone that posts a link to a torrent site can become co-responsable for the copyright infrigements downstream.

By the same logic, if a mobile phone is hacked and money disapears from the bank account due to that, then the phone manufacturer and operator are co-responsables for that hacking due to leaving the phone open to known vulnerabilities?

Comment Re: Uhh... Why 8k video? (Score 1) 48

Movies may be shot at 8K, but they'll likely be cropped and edited and downsampled to 4K.

Hmm. Edited in 8K and then downsampled. Interesting. So what you're saying is that...there would be a need for a 8K video card then?

8K for the end user? Useless...

I think I'll add your quote to my prophetic computer quotes database:
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates, Microsoft, 1981
"8K for the end user? Useless..." - Blaskowicz, random Slashdot user, 2016

Comment Re:Why is this not bad for Drumpf? (Score 1) 437

Hey the Republican establishment is not in love with Trump. NeoCons are not for Trump. PaleoCons are not for Trump. Social Conservatives are not for a planned-parenthood, abortion loving Trump and small-government Libertarians are not for a big-government, eminent-domain grabbing, gun control type like Donald Trump.

The religious hard-right is for him. Not because of his faith or righteousness, but because he offers them the hope of power.

(As if they will be able to control him after he gets elected.)

Trump brought in disenfranchised voters in from the cold (as did Bernie). Look at closed caucus states and see how well Trump did. (He did not do well). If the Republican party was proportionate as the Democrat primary was (as opposed to winner take all/most) then Trump would not be the nominee. It would have been a contested convention with Trump barely having 1/3 of the total delegates.

I suspect the RNC will have a superdelegates mechanism in place before the 2020 election.

Most Republicans seem more worried about him winning than about him losing.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 1) 437

The Russians want Trump to be President. That bears repeating a couple of times. Just think about why that might be.

Devout Republican George Will[*] is saying that he thinks the reason Trump won't release his tax returns is because they would show how much he is in bed with the Russian oligarchy.

[*]Think what you will of Will, but he's got putdown-fu. After some recent fuss with Trump he said "He has the advantage on me - I can't say everything I know about a topic in 140 characters."

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