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Comment Not "continuously" in the geek sense of the word (Score 4, Insightful) 137

"It never shut down on its own because of a fault it couldn't handle," said Hogan. "I can't even think of an instance where we had an unplanned shutdown," he said.

This isn't a server that has had an OS uptime of 24 years. This is a computer that they are still using after 24 years that "hasn't crashed". So what. The Amiga still being used from the 80s was a bigger deal. This article is really just an ad for Stratus.

Comment Re:Energy (Score 4, Interesting) 210

No its not that. Voice apps require you to remember the keyword used to trigger them. On my Echo, I can't remember all the special keyword phrases and grammar I have to use to trigger an app.

I've found that the Echo is very useful for one unexpected thing: Kitchen timers. We cook a lot and being able to set and check timers hands free is invaluable. But the way you activate a timer is integrated into the system and very straight forward.

Comment But that's not what I pay for (Score 4, Informative) 187

I started subscribing to Netflix in 1999. I became a customer because I wanted to be able to watch movies from a variety of studios, not just one. If I just wanted one studio, I'd subscribe to HBO. Notice how Netflix streaming doesn't have that good of content from other studios? Probably because studios realize that if they make agreements with Netflix, they will be working with and helping one of their competitors. Like Akbar said, its a trap.

Comment Re:CLI or die (Score 1) 637

Yes it does matter because passwords aren't just used on websites. Let's say someone gets a hold of your encrypted password store file on your laptop. With this type of password generation scheme they only have to try a billion different combinations, which on a recent home computer could be done in a day.

Solution for now: Use a 4+ random word passphrase.

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