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Comment Re:Hope no one hacks our entire Air Force one day (Score 1, Informative) 622

That's actually false. A cuniversity professor was able to use a spoof GPS attack on a military drone with nothing too expensive - all you have to do is make the drone think it's 3 feet higher than it should be and you can make it dive into the ground: "It’s not as if DHS is unaware of the issue. Todd Humphreys, an assistant professor at the University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering Radionavigation Laboratory and a group of UT researchers demonstrated the impact of GPS "spoofing" on drones at a DHS-organized test in June. Humphreys, who presented earlier this year at a conference at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory on GPS vulnerabilities to cell phone systems, used UT’s GPS spoofing gear to fool a helicopter drone’s GPS with data that showed it was rising, resulting in it attempting to correct the fake climb; a safety pilot took over to prevent the drone from crashing." from: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/fear-of-drone-gps-hacking-raised-by-congress-as-faa-deadline-looms/

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 1) 109

"Xbox lets you download to your console, play offline and buy games with a free silver account. Sooo... you're full of shit." you can't play indie games offline "Xbox Indie Zone lets you post free or pay games. You can price your games however you please" I've never seen an XBLIG that wasnt $1, $5, or $3

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 1) 109

hey ANONYMOUS COWARD.... XBLIG USED to require gold. sorry i didnt notice the change, whenever it happened. The rest of the stuff you spewed had nothing to do with what i said and didnt address the rest of my points but way to be an incredible dick about it

Comment Re:You are not Nintendo's target market (Score 4, Insightful) 173

Nintendo's target market WAS Young, and casual gamers, and you are taking for granted that being a hardcore gamer means that you must want the best graphics, and it's just wrong. Games used to be HARD. HARD HARD HARD, like not meant to be finished by most people. and FUN. because back then they didnt have excellent graphics to prop themselves up on (thus having to focus on FUN) and couldnt fit 40 hours of pretty easy content on their media (thus being HARD to extend the life of the game) IMO true hardcore gamers care about gameplay more than anything. With the Wii U specifically, Nintendo is actually opening up their target audience to include mature (Zombi U, Arkham City, COD:BO2) while games like Mighty Switch Force! Hyper-Drive Edition and Nano-Force NEO will appear to hardcore gamers looking for a challenge. Don't take for granted that the tablet is a gimmick. Zombi U was unfortunately misunderstood and is an awesome game that makes great use of the tablet, and even ports like Batman and BO2 make excellent use of the tablet controller to provide functionality in a way that can't happen on other systems. On top of that and despite all the fears leading up to launch, Nintendo actually knocked the online aspect out of the park as Miiverse is incredible and much better than I've seen on any other console. And yes, Devs don't figure out how to properly utilize console hardware right away. 1080p@60fps is plenty for me, now bring on the FUN because that's all I care about

Comment Re:Serialized? (Score 1) 144

Yep Serial number is engrained in it. And they can track who actually has it by the IP of the host machine when it connects to iTunes.

No, No they cannot. They can figure out who has it if someone logs into iTunes, but an IP does not identify a person.

If people track the serial numbers of your hardware and report it to them they can disable it and potentially find it. Guaranteed they will be this time.

What people are tracking and reporting serials? and disabling and finding the device are pretty mutually exclusive. As others have pointed out, Apple will likely prefer making money from app sales on these devices, while some insurance company covers the monetary loss of the hardware.

Comment Re:When a student goes missing ... (Score 1) 540

How is that a conspiracy theory? It's pretty basic understanding that everything gets more advanced or acceptible by genrations because of the kids that grew up with (insert concept here) to be adults. It's plainly visible in music, 'morals', technological advances, and many other things, including what kind of surveillance we allow ourselves to be subjected to.

Comment Re:When a student goes missing ... (Score 5, Insightful) 540

This is how surveillance states gain ground in leaps and bounds over generations. Kids that are GPS tracked by their parents get used to being GPS tracked by authority and as adults, don't mind it or are less likely to *actually* fight it from a state/national authority. Same logic here, with RFID chip tracking.

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