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Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

GigaplexNZ Re:Fix it teechnically. (191 comments)

Even then it could still be faked pretty easily, just make some cloned RFID tags.

3 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

GigaplexNZ Re:There is a difference. (580 comments)

I'd take those odds.

Even for a shitty movie from Sony?

4 days ago
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Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

GigaplexNZ No new builds? (96 comments)

Considering that this build was not supposed to make its way out of Redmond and that the company is not releasing any new builds this year, this may be the best look we get until the Consumer Preview arrives.

If they're not releasing new builds, why did they recently introduce the fast/slow opt-in mode for how quickly you get access to the new builds?

about two weeks ago
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Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

GigaplexNZ Re:Stable enough? (96 comments)

Storage Spaces and Hyper-V are in the client versions of Windows too.

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

GigaplexNZ Re:Snowden revenge? (130 comments)

More likely the US would detain him and trade him for Snowden.

about three weeks ago
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South Korea Bans Selfie-Stick Sales

GigaplexNZ Re:Fuuuuuck (111 comments)

All those words are correctly spelt. A spell checker won't help.

about three weeks ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

GigaplexNZ Re:But what about (215 comments)

They've stopped shrinking the process (they're actually going bigger again) and are just layering NAND vertically for extra density. We've still got some way to go with reliable high density flash memory.

about three weeks ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

GigaplexNZ Re:Hindsight is 20:20 (523 comments)

You don't need it to be a chain reaction for it to be a nuclear catastrophe. Have you heard of "dirty bombs"?

But it would be a scattering of radioactive particles, which were extracted from the ground in the first place. So they go back to where they came from.

Pu-238 is manufactured, not mined.

about a month ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

GigaplexNZ Re: Anybody familiar with the manufacturing side? (111 comments)

At 1 volt, 200W translates to 200A. The voltage that the chip runs at is normally not much more than 1V. Some (maybe most?) of the coils will be closer to 12V but at some point there will be really high currents.

about a month ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

GigaplexNZ Re: DMCA (Defamation) (245 comments)

If you do that, your emails will simply fail to send as per these guys who discovered the issue. You're right though, at least it won't fall back to unencrypted transmission.

about a month ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

GigaplexNZ Re: DMCA (Defamation) (245 comments)

The sender of the email presumably owns the copyright of the email. The ISP would need the senders permission to circumvent the encryption if that was the case. As per my response to the first reply that mentioned TOS, I didn't see anything in there claiming such permission.

about a month ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

GigaplexNZ Re: DMCA (Defamation) (245 comments)

I didn't see anything in the Cricket Wireless TOS that requires giving permission to circumvent encryption. I skimmed through it though, so if you find something I missed, feel free to point it out.

about a month ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

GigaplexNZ Re: DMCA (Defamation) (245 comments)

Yeah, pretty sure.

Hey, if I write an email, I own the copyright, correct?

about a month ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

GigaplexNZ Re: DMCA (Defamation) (245 comments)

Worst case they aren't decrypting it, they are just causing the option to encrypt not to be presented.

That's still circumvention in my books. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/1201

to “circumvent a technological measure” means to descramble a scrambled work, to decrypt an encrypted work, or otherwise to avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or impair a technological measure, without the authority of the copyright owner;

about a month ago
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First Victims of the Stuxnet Worm Revealed

GigaplexNZ Re: Save the suspense (39 comments)

With a clickbait summary like this, I actively avoided RTFA.

about a month ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

GigaplexNZ Re: Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (461 comments)

I'm sorry you lost your friend to a drunk driver, but that link in no way shows any damage caused by the strip club. He was already drink driving before he visited the club.

about a month and a half ago
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There's No Such Thing As a General-Purpose Processor

GigaplexNZ Re: Efficiency (181 comments)

>, watt represents momentary consumption and calories are a fixed mass of energy, so you can't directly compare them. You you can, if you declare a rate of energy use, and a timeframe that the rate of energy is used over, you can work out how much energy is used

That's an indirect comparison.

about a month and a half ago
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First Experimental Demonstration of a Trapped Rainbow Using Silicon

GigaplexNZ Re: How much light? (79 comments)

Not necessarily as I understand it. Electrical energy currently has to be stored as a potential within a chemical element. They aren't heavy because of the electrons they are heavy because a higher capacity battery literally means a bigger battery filled with a larger quantity of heavy chemicals.

That's not the only way to store electricity, it's just the least leak prone method we currently have. It's also partially my point - just because light has negligible mass doesn't make the battery light either.

It's interesting that your lightweight optical battery description happens to be for a house (immobile) and ignores the conversion between electricity, treating that as a separate piece of hardware. Completely useless for a mobile device, which is where you actually care about the mass of the battery.

about a month and a half ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

GigaplexNZ Re: Missing Option (551 comments)

No, you could also be behind carrier grade NAT, sharing a public IP with someone on the other side of the city.

about a month and a half ago

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Microsoft developer tools abandon Windows XP suppo

GigaplexNZ GigaplexNZ writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GigaplexNZ (1233886) writes "Earlier this year a bug was filed against the developer preview of the next version of Visual Studio complaining that applications built with it are incompatible with Windows XP. Pat Brenner from Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries Development issued a response: "Thanks for the report. This behavior is by design in MFC and CRT for Visual Studio vNext. The minimum supported operating systems are Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista. Windows XP is not a supported operating system for the release (design-time or run-time)." Can Microsoft seriously be considering preventing early adopters of the next version of Visual Studio from supporting a large portion of their existing customer base?"
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