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Comment Re:Solve the damn problem already! (Score 1) 147

Your idea is valid as an alternative for the last option. I don't understand why no ever seems to understand that this is not a one or none contest. The idea is to use more than one or all of these in combinations as suites the security level.

- The mark of beast shit is utter nonsense. You use it all the time any way on your driver license.
- A pin is four to six digit code. It's not meant to be used alone.
- biometrics is one of the best components of authentication when establishing identity is important
- nfc OR fob, and again a perfectly good option in a multi-factor approach

Comment Re:Solve the damn problem already! (Score 1) 147

You miss understand. It's not about using one of them. It's about using them in combinations. So lets say I want to log into Slashdot. Well that's low security, so an id code or biometric scan plus a pin is probably sufficient. On the other hand, my bank login will require id AND pin AND bio scan AND a nfc or fob.

Comment Solve the damn problem already! (Score 1) 147

I really want to understand why tech companies are so incredibly inept when it comes to things of actual importance. This password problem should have been solved years ago. It's not that hard, for Pete's sake.

        universal id number
        pin code
        biometric id (finger, hand, eye)
        cell phone nfc
        key fob

Industry consortium needs to get together to standardize on each of these and then services can mix and match depending on their particular security requirements.

Personally I am starting to think passwords are still being used *because* they are easy to crack. And oh how they love to ask personal "security questions" -- more like "unsecurity questions". I lie my ass off on those.

Comment 48 frames per scond would help (Score 1) 304

I wish more film makers would use 48 frames per second. When I saw the Hobbit in the IMAX I was awestruck. I felt like I was watching a stage production. The fast pace action of modern CGI is just too blurry at old school rates. (And forget the haters who panned it. That's just the tired refrain that always comes out against anything new.)

Comment The Fix and the Future (Score 1) 330

The fix and future of this is simple and it has already been suggested by another car maker (was it BMW?), the car manufactures themselves are going to provide insurance and buyers will have to sign a waiver acknowledging the risks of automated driving, thus letting the car company off the hook (unless actual negligence can be proved) In fact I wouldn't be surprised if this later part is already the case.

Tesla can't stop offering Autopilot, as unfortunate as it is, accidents that occur while in use are vital to improving it. Thus making it increasingly safer over time.

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