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Comment Minor crimes? (Score 1) 191

As long as you're not including things like "jaywalking" or smaller traffic violations in those crimes unless they show a clear pattern.

Now stopping people who are just getting into petty theft, drug crimes, petty violence etc is probably a good idea. At the same time though, giving the early offenders means and motivation to straighten their shit out before they become big offenders is probably a good idea.

By the same token, seizing the car of some rich shit who doesn't give a f*** about those parking/speeding tickets he's been accumulating might help prevent him from killing somebody in a vehicular homicide later on, while ticketing the shit out of a poorer person isn't going to help things at all.

Comment That only works two ways (Score 1) 87

Those only work in one of two ways
a) Domains which a company has the SSL keys to (presumably ones they own), in order to detect malicious attempts such as SQL injections etc etc. They don't do much about encrypted outgoing traffic if it's permitted. Alternately, the SSL may be terminated at the security device and non-SSL traffic passed to the webserver etc. Again, this does nothing for 3rd-party sites and/or connections going out from desktops.

b) Companies which generate a non-legitimate global SSH key which is trusted for all domains and is loaded (by policies etc) in to the load browsers. E.G. a cert which applies for *.com; *.net; etc etc. Outgoing SSL actually connects to the appliance which has the master key for the non-legit cert, which basically performs a MITM and then proxies the SSH connection to the outside site. You have to have some pretty strict policies and browser-restrictions to really make this work, and frankly it has some pretty ugly privacy violations because it's faking out *all* SSL from potential attack sites to your employees' medical provider.

Comment Re:580 Mhz CPU and DDR1? (Score 1) 124

Sorry if I want a little bit more to go on than a random Slashdot comment saying "We use DDR2".I did see that comment, but - having been burned before - tend to believe the actual product literature.

Nice deflection though. Rage on me for not reading the sheet correctly, get corrected in that I *have* done so, and then fall back to a 3-word comment made previously. If you want to believe that, feel free, but I believe you were attempting to tear-me a new a-hole for not having read the spec sheet, which I obviously did.

Comment Re:580 Mhz CPU and DDR1? (Score 1) 124

Yes, I also mentioned section 2 (main features). Perhaps you could take the time to read that one instead of screenshotting the "Maximum ratings" section.

The PDF file states that there are two models of the "MT7688", there's a "MT7688KN" and a "MT7688AN". As I mentioned, only the AN model is listed as having DDR2. The KN has an "N/A" in that row.

Other sections of the spreadsheet - such as ratings - would apply only to the features available on the given model.

Now back to the kickstarted, where they link the PDF in section "What SoC is used in the Omega2?" and clearly state "The SoC is the MediaTek MT7688K"

So yes, if the Omega2 was using a MT7688AN, then the DDR2 ratings might apply. Since the SOC is supposedly a MT7688K, no DDR2, and that section of "Maximum ratings" (what you screenshotted) does NOT apply.

To summarize

* NT7688 has two models (AN/KN)
* PDF covers BOTH models
* Kickstarter says Omega2 has MT7688K model SOC (assume this means KN)
* PDF says no DDR2 in KNmodel, only in AN
* Other sections provide ratings for DDR2 but likely only apply to the AN variant that actually has said parts

So thanks for the "goddamn screen capture." Perhaps next time you could include some reading comprehension and actually look at the section I noted before you blow your top, it probably would have taken less time. While your at it, please take your Ritalin and calm down a bit.


Comment Unfortunately not the subsidiary sites (Score 1) 133

There are a lot of shitty "news-like" sites out there. That is, sites that act like news and have staff that do "reports", but that often ignore any sense of journalistic ethics. OK, to be fair, a what would have once been considered "real" news agencies are the same way.

One of things about Gawker and its ilk, it's all about the clicks, and the clickbait and controversy. This resulted in a lot of "articles" that were little more than veiled attacks or flaming rhetoric. Sure, it got a lot of comments, but very little that was valuable or informative. Every now and then there would be an intelligent article but it was like finding a lost ring in a septic tank. Unfortunately while might be dying, all those nasty little subsidiary sites appear to be continuing on to the new owners.

Comment Re:580 Mhz CPU and DDR1? (Score 1) 124

You mean the one they link from the section entitled "What SoC is used in the Omega2?", with the description "The SoC is the MediaTek MT7688K, and the datasheet is available here"

I sure as fuck did. As per "Section 2 - Main Features", the KN supposedly only supported 64MB (MB, what?) of DDR1, whereas the AN supported 2GB of DDR1/DDR2 at 193Mhz.

Comment Re:Ho hum (Score 1) 103

Yup, pretty much. I could see this becoming a nightmare of integration as well. Facebook login for the service will be a given, but I just cleaned up me feed of all the "game" notifications I was getting from the crappy web-games. Now I'll probably now to deal with lame achievement notifications etc because I'm sure FB will start incorporating those into their feeds.

Comment Ho hum (Score 1) 103

There have actually been a lot of competitors in this space. EA dropped Steam in favour of Origin, and of course MS is pushing the app store. So far though, Steam has been the top dog, likely in part because they offer the best service (note I won't say perfect service, as they still have issues, but still a lot better than the competition). Steam has also made progress is offering more features, such as the ability to play games from a non-logged-in account on an authorised PC (with a different account logged in).

Their "consoles" don't seem to be making huge headway, but the Steam platform itself I expect will be going strong for some time now.

Comment Management applications (Score 1) 181

Most of where I've seen java on desktop was for certain management applications that needed cross-OS compatibility, but even that small niche still pales compared to the in-browser stuff (which means you have to enable browser Java applets, which is not a good idea security wise).

What used to drive me nuts is apps that were written in Java and *could* have been nicely cross-platform *IF* the developers had actually taken 5 seconds to allow variable paths instead of hardcoding windows drives and paths (C:, D:, etc) in there. Lots of interesting software, but implementation was always a huge fail.

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