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Comment Re:Wow (Score 3, Insightful) 143

Sure, but are you going to click on a link that says yet another idiot driver killed someone while messing around with his phone? Add Pokemon Go, and you have the fans, the haters, and the dubunkers all clicking your link, viewing your ads, and driving traffic to you via their blogs and social media.

Comment Re:Stop chasing the shiny (Score 1, Insightful) 161

Replace the electronics when it's actually dead or doesn't meet your needs, not just because it's not as shiny as it once was.

Those of us that aren't locked into a fixed set of needs, find that a new phone each year or two is required to meet our new needs. We first used phones to make calls, then we started using them as pocket computers. Now we use them as VR systems, which will drive the need for faster phones with better displays and better positional tracking for years to come.

Comment Re:Considering that people play music (Score 1) 83

A much bigger issue with this: if you can get this program onto the air-gapped machine in the first place, haven't you already compromised it? If I could load say, a flash drive, into the air-gapped system to run this program, why can't I just copy whatever data I was after?

This does make these air-gapped hacks much less useful, but it could be used to exfiltrate data on an ongoing basis without having to touch the hacked air-gapped machine again after it's been compromised.

Comment Re:As an indie developer who is making a profit... (Score 1) 158

And you're not the only one. Lots of one-man or small shops are making games today. A few of the best VR games were created by single developers, with some adding a couple of voice actors. We're in an indy-development boom right now, where any creative person with some basic skills can create games in Unity or Unreal. You don't even have to be an artist. You can buy the art from asset stores and focus on game play.

Comment Re:Who the f*** would pay this? (Score 1) 213

>Also, larger deployments will be more inclined to pay, e.g. for a company a $5000 ransom may be cheaper than having to replace all 200 thermostats in its various rooms.

Only of they're short-sighted fools. The insecure devices have to be updated or replaced. Paying the ransom will not secure the thermostats against tomorrow's attack. They need the manufacturer to replace the firmware to fix the lockout and secure against future attacks, or to replace them with a better brand.

Comment Re:Just one quick trick ... (Score -1, Offtopic) 123

Everyone who isn't insane or a fool understands that we need to stop Trump, so it's not really fair to say an outlet is in the tank for Hillary, when she's all that stands between us and a pro-torture, totally uninformed bullshitter who foolishly thinks he's qualified to be President because he can get a racist rabble frothing with disinformation.

Comment Re:Theatres are terminal (Score 1) 331

We already have 90fps VR, which is considered the lowest rate required for a good experience. 60fps would be sliding back to phone-based VR frame-rate, and would turn off a lot of people.

Right now VR systems don't have the comfort or resolution to appeal to the typical movie-goer, but they will very soon.

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