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Google Acquires Israeli Security Startup SlickLogin

Identita Audio Authentication (55 comments)

Authentication using various methods of audio modulation and demodulation has been around for more than 10 years. My company alongside 2 others were the leaders in developing and patenting this tech. While I haven't looked extensively at how they are doing it, his video does mention something about using ultrasonic frequencies which our patents don't cover but BeepCard's (another Israeli start-up) patents very much do so. I'm sure they'll be looking into this pretty soon. For those of you interested in learning some more on the subject matter check it out here @

about 6 months ago

Could Slashdot (Or Other Private Entity) Sue a Spy Agency Like GCHQ Or NSA?

Identita Well... (188 comments)

Yeah sure.. um no

about 9 months ago

Porn-Surfing Execs Infecting Corporate Networks With Malware

Identita This study seems factually inaccurate (151 comments)

Reading from the article: Visiting a pornographic website (40%) Clicking on a malicious link in a phishing email (56%) Allowing a family member to use a company-owned device (45%) Installing a malicious mobile app (33%) Are these numbers cited from each individual that was polled or from the entire group of 200 people? Furthermore, they don't seem to add up. Finally, I remember when some 20 years ago when I installed my first proxy cache with site blocking capabilities and it blocked almost all porn sites. Are you telling me that major corporations with over 500 people or for that matter even 50, don't have a site blocking package installed today? I call shite on a report paid for by a malware company whose primary goal is to sell the same crap that apparently doesn't work today.

about 9 months ago

Apple Converting Trial and Pirated iWork, iLife and Aperture To Full Versions

Identita My God!!! (134 comments)

One company finally gets it!!!

about 10 months ago

First 'Habitable Zone' Galactic Bulge Exoplanet Found

Identita C'mon we know its (48 comments)

PANDORA! Cue blue people and fantastical music

about 10 months ago

Tesla Motors May Be Having an iPhone Moment

Identita Re:You do not "need" a loud car (452 comments)

Always love to hear someone's opinion. Having grown up in a family where riding a motorcycle was commonplace, I can say that while I don't agree with people having straight pipes on their bikes I do understand why (other than the kids riding for noise). Today other people on the road, namely people in cars and those who have never ridden a bike could give a flying fuck about the other vehicles on the road that are on 2 wheels. I like cars because I was brought up in a family that raced cars and bikes. You likely were brought up in a family that rode camels but I'm not arguing your point, just agreeing we have differences of opinion :)

about a year ago

Tesla Motors May Be Having an iPhone Moment

Identita Tesla Model S (452 comments)

I saw the Model S in the new wing of the Yorkdale shopping center in Toronto. Nice setup and even nicer women selling you the car. That being said, while I can afford the Model S, I won't be buying it. Its a really nice empty shell with a big screen and all but for that money I'd buy an Audi priced the same before a Tesla. Call me old school but I still need to hear the car go vroom.

about a year ago

Apple and Samsung Agree To Settlement Talks

Identita And around the country (97 comments)

Intellectual property litigation attorneys weep

more than 2 years ago

NASA Missing Hundreds of Moon Rocks

Identita Little Critters (132 comments)

Oh my God, look what happened to Apollo 18!!! Now my grandmother is going get attacked since I left that rock on her desk! Quick call the NSA

more than 2 years ago

Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email

Identita Accountability (601 comments)

"Emails cannot replace the spoken word.'" Sure nice comment for the CEO to make when he has people doing his actual emails/letters for him. However, in a real company, where real accountability with projects, employees and customers is required, the spoken word is nothing but that, spoken. When I ask a project manager why a customer compained about something not being done, and he clearly demonstrates it to me in an email, then I won't have to "take the spoken word" for it will I?

about 2 years ago

Why People Who Make Things Should Learn Chinese

Identita Automation (588 comments)

The issue is not whether you need to learn Chinese or not. It's about whether you really need to go to China anymore at all. I've been in the electronics industry for 21 years. Slowly everything is moving out of Asia. First everyone was in Taiwan, now they outsource to China, now they have begun outsourcing to Thailand and Singapore. With the many advances in automation, both from a flex manufacturing perspective and final product packaging, there really is no need to go there anymore with the proper upfront capital investment back in Canada or the US. I figure in about 10 years, the only reason you'll need either Japan or Singapore is for high-value production materials that the Japanese have invested heavily into already from an automation perspective and that downward pressure and competition will make it worthwhile to still produce there. Again this depends on what you make but for the most part if you invest properly in your own equipment you can do it yourself here back home and employ operators locally to boost your own economy.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Proposes Smaller SIM Card Design

Identita Re:It's not the size, it's the thickness (198 comments)

1mm? The simcard is based on a standard ISO 7816 card format which is .79mm in thickness. Our company can make sim cards that are .3mm in thickness. That's not the issue. Its the volume requirements to tool enough equipment if all the carriers suddenly did want them that thin. Whose going to make them all?

more than 3 years ago

Rep. Bill Posey Introduces 'Back To the Moon' Bill

Identita Re:Using Money Wisely? (562 comments)

Whoever said the Constitution was perfect? Just like computer program, the Constitution is as fallible as the men that wrote it.

more than 3 years ago

Rep. Bill Posey Introduces 'Back To the Moon' Bill

Identita Using Money Wisely? (562 comments)

In a country which is trillions of dollars in debt, which apparently cannot afford to offer national healthcare like others do in the UK and Canada but CAN afford to bail out the heads of banks who've screwed the US population out of their children's future can somehow come up with the rationale to send people to the moon because? Common sense is clearly gone today. I don't know what the hell anyone in government thinks anymore

more than 3 years ago

Americans Favor Moratorium On New Nuclear Reactors

Identita Nuclear is Long Term (964 comments)

Anyone who really does their research will understand that nuclear energy is by far the cleanest and safest.Apparent "clean" energy pundits are constantly on CNN or some news puff show saying "This is why we need to go solar or wind powered, its proven technology" Yes proven. But take for instance, The Roscoe Wind Farm (the newest and largest) which generates about 780MW of power. Compare that to the oldest nuclear reactors in Ontario (Candu series) that generates 3100MW (6 of them at full power before they began to get decommissioned) and you simply have nothing able to provide the power demands that today's society requires. The wind farm cost 1 billion, spans 100,000 acres and produces less than a third of power that 25 year old reactors are producing here in Ontario. Take the newer Bruce Power Plant which generates over 7200MW with 8 Candus online and there really isn't any competition considering that entire installation spans about 2500 acres. Yes accidents happen and nuclear is dangerous but I don't see ANY of the same criticism towards OIL after BP and their US cronies POLLUTED the entire US south-eastern coastline for the next 100 years. Why doesn't anyone scream about that? Why? Because it would require that fat-ass clean air economist to drive her bike to work the whole three miles from her cozy Manhattan flat instead of taking her gas guzzling car. Nothing in life is perfect but if you take the number of nuclear incidents and compare them to oil disasters it pales in comparison.

more than 3 years ago

Canada Courts Quash Gov't Decision On Globalive

Identita Typical for Canada (104 comments)

Why did Globalive have to go half way around the world to get money in the first place? Because this country and its investment banking and VC community are a joke and nothing more than ex-bankers playing with a handful of land developer's money. The truth is that any decent company from any field (tech/biotech or other) will abandan/sell-out Canada eventually because our own country lacks the fundamental principles of investing in itself.

more than 3 years ago


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