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Comment Re: Neither true nor meaningful (Score 2) 118

As RayMorris replied previously, bleeping computer uses as their source.

yes Android had the most CVEs for 2016, but in previous years it was nowhere near as bad, to an alltime placement of 17th.

So you are both right. depending on how you look at the numbers. now, if you look at "total number of vulnerabilites" that the GP said, yeah not even close Raymorris is right for "total number" for ones discovered in 2016, yeah. but look at 2015... or 2014... it was a bad year.

Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 406

This is why I'm glad I live in Canada, if I win $5million, it's $5 million at the end of the day. yes I'd pay tax on interest and investment income but the winnings are tax free.

That said, I enjoy what I do, and would plan on keeping my job for at least a few years, living off my income quite well, since the first thing I'd do is pay off my mortgage, pay off any and all debts, invest a bunch, and invest a bunch on training and education. I would probably go back to school, get a second degree etc.

  I think it's been said that it depends on how you've lived, if you only know money as something transitory in your bank account, it's hard to comprehend the numbers you have and will end up spending above your means because for the first time you have a means, and you can buy the things you want, like a fancy car, the latest xbox the biggest tv, a house to put it all in, furnish the house, go out to eat, eat expensive foods 3 meals of the day, take friends out to expensive meals, buy friends stuff, never say no to a loan request, all the things you've been denied being able to do for yourself with regard to money. and that's how money disappears very quickly. I think the first thing you should do is get a financial advisor, and someone to help manage your money. or if you have a plan, go for it. But you have to remember there are now 40+ hours a week that are unoccupied, what will you do during those 40 hours a week? Play games? Watch TV? Funny thing is retirees have a similar problem, just what to do with themselves. some end up doing nothing and some like it some hate it, some end up working a minimum wage job just for something to do. some take up hobbies, some end up going into consulting.

Comment Re:Wearables is a fad that's petering out. (Score 1) 38

Agreed, I have a mid range wearable (samsung Gear Fit 2) and I quite enjoy it. I had a fitbit charge hr which I'd consider an entry level wearable. things I like... I really enjoy the fact that I can control my music without pulling out my phone. Notifications on my wrist for incoming emails/texts/anything I want to be notified of really. GPS on the watch lets me go for a run or a walk and automatically track my distance/speed more accurately than counting steps (and without my phone and still get music). The price wasn't that "premium" it was $200 which is pricey but not overly so. They are getting better, I have it set to turn off the screen but when I move my wrist to look at my watch it comes up right away, no "shaking" my wrist, it's actually a bit over sensitive as the watch will come on quite often when driving when it's not supposed to but that's minor.

I still want to get a "real" smartwatch one day, one that does more than just what this guy does. But for now my needs are met, and exceeded.

Comment my thoughts exactly (Score 3, Insightful) 233

Most people will just be on their phones, mindlessly surfing/texting, it won't fix anything, and won't increase productivity, I think this is just some talking head trying to push for executive level support of this. What I see this actually being good for is people who are on the road a lot, (plumbers, repairmen, telecom installers, etc.) This is where productivity will be increased, instead of sitting in your truck idling after a job filling out paperwork, you plug in your next appointment and do the paperwork enroute. I also see this being abused by the company, "Why did you plug in Timmy's after your 9:30 appointment?"

Comment Re:Do you really think? (Score 1) 159

chances are intelligent life does exist, and that there are civilizations that are the same, astonishingly ahead, or behind. and everything in between. The real trick is to catch the right people at the right stage of developement at the right time, in the right place. the odds are against us making random contact. plus who knows maybe we are being contacted, but it's the equivalent of us sending a radio broadcast to a civilization in the middle ages. Yeah there's intelligent life there, but they have no idea what we're sending or how to receive it. It's entirely possible we just aren't listening right.

Comment Re:Overpriced fad gadgets turn out to be crap (Score 1) 146

As a fitbit Charge HR user, I did my research before hand. I wanted something to help me monitor my workouts, and keep an eye on my pulse rate, to keep in a a range. As well as to motivate me a bit more. Which it has.

That being said. I did a lot of research on which one to get, the biggest complaint of the (at the time brand new) device was the accuracy of the heart rate monitor. There were even medically trained people saying that the method and how it is held in place is inherently inaccurate. They recommended a nearly $1000 device for proper monitoring of a heartrate, (a chest wrap one) if you needed that level of accuracy, but for casual exercise, the fitbit did the job, and unless you wanted to have medically accurate numbers, they were "good enough". Even Fitbit itself said that it is not for medical purposes, and that a number of things could cause inaccurate readings, nor did they make any promises about the accuracy, even going so far as to say to seek medical assistance if you suspect you have heart issues. a lot of legalese for sure, but they never promised 100% accurate results. They don't even market to hard core atheletes, but more to the enthusiast level. Which has different levels of accuracy required.

Comment Not only USB "Drives" (Score 1) 391

Commvault gave away as swag a few years ago (2011 I believe), a device that looked like a common trade show USB key. However instead of being an actual useful USB key, (it wasn't even a storage device) it behaved like a USB keyboard, upon loading, hit winkey - R, and typed in a webpage, (you could see the letters type across the screen). When I first saw those, it wasn't hard to imagine how easily those could be abused for just this scenario. Heck, you could theoretically have it do all kinds of sneaky things in the background as a keyboard input. All you needed to do is plug it in, and it will run. Doesn't matter about auto-mounting or Auto-run since it's not a storage device, but a "keyboard". Other OSes could theoretically be susceptible to it as well since most OSes can take keyboard commands.

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