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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

Ravaldy Tesla owners keep telling me no... (128 comments)

I keep being told by Tesla owners that this idea was dropped.

3 minutes for a swap is reasonable since it isn't worst than the current process (except for the fact that an employee is now needed for the process)

2 days ago
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

Ravaldy Re:Blameless employees? (329 comments)

And then fired because of security audits recorded it. That's what security audits are for.

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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

Ravaldy Re:Blameless employees? (329 comments)

There are legitimate requests made via email that can be problematic for the individuals. Please don't dilute the legitimacy email because a few odd emails go offside.

FYI. By default only the user can view/edit his emails on Exchange UNLESS the IT grants himself permission. This is why large corporations perform security auditing to see if their own admins are granting themselves access to restricted data.

2 days ago
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

Ravaldy Re:Blameless Random Employees? (329 comments)

With the amount of data moving in/out of Sony daily, I doubt it would be noticeable. If done right nobody would see this happening at all

As for admin password policies and picking the right people... it's all rubbish. You can never pick the right people. You can only pick the least at risk people if that's even your choice as a CIO. Sometimes the worst person to give admin passwords to are the leaders, yet if they come to you asking for it you'll hand it over.

The fact is that until you get targeted by an elite group of hackers (don't know if this is the case here), you won't know if your systems are secure enough.

2 days ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

Ravaldy Re:Life form? (383 comments)

Correction: You didn't get the joke.

2 days ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

Ravaldy Re:Life form? (383 comments)

You didn't get the job. JEEZ!

2 days ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Ravaldy Re:Yes and the US has lost its first cyberwar (220 comments)

Yeah. I don't think they meant to say that because it's not the coding, it's the information that brings power.

2 days ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Ravaldy Re:This just shows that hacking should be legal (220 comments)

It's a funny way to think because you could apply that same logic to any other crime. Murder, rape and theft should all be legal too since it's for people to protect themselves... What's wrong with everybody right?

Hacking isn't illegal as long as you don't infiltrate systems you aren't authorized to. There are firms that specialize in system break & entry and they use hackers to do it. They do this to help secure systems.

In addition, if you read how they were hacked you would understand that it was mostly user mistakes and not system security flaws. (Although the information was obtained from a previous break in when the systems were lax)

Fact is, if you leave you car running in front of the store and someone takes it, it's still theft and the offender will go to prison for it. This regardless of how stupid it was to leave the car running in front of the store.

2 days ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Ravaldy Re:Huh? (220 comments)

I don't disagree but turning a blind eye is also being careless.

In this particular case they should have gone forward. It would have been curious to see how many people didn't go see the movie out of fear for the worst.

2 days ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

Ravaldy Re:Life form? (383 comments)

If the answer to life is 42 then it's ok to think this robot is a life form.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

Ravaldy Re:Why I got a Pebble (229 comments)

Finding the right app? Does your phone not offer a main screen summary of what's going on?

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

Ravaldy Re:One year too early (229 comments)

I appreciate your faith in Apple but I'm not convinced the watch is anything comparable with the iPhone. The iPhone's success was primarily due to it's touch interface. I remember watching an interview of Steve saying how they put everything into the iPhone, almost as a last shot of reviving Apple. The price point was scary but 3 year contracts saved them from failure since most people would never have forked out more than $300 on a phone. It was a good day at the casino for Apple and the success continued for years after.

I'm hoping Apple can surprise us. We need another evolution in tech to allow things to continue moving at the retail level.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Ravaldy Re:Doesn't seem simple (137 comments)

I hear you but the removal of borders also means another level of government which would allow a more streamline means of requesting something that would have been extremely difficult (such as today's scenario).

3 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Ravaldy Re:Doesn't seem simple (137 comments)

The fact is that over the next 100 years border will practically disappear. Borders between countries have been significantly diluted in the last 100 years and eventually won't exist. Globalization started long ago and our increased means of transportation and communication is making this more real everyday. In the process the exchange of information between trusted government has increased.

As for law enforcement. They ABSOLUTELLY need to follow procedures and local jurisdiction laws AS LONG as they have means to accommodate each other's jurisdiction laws in these special cases. A criminal that is a US citizen should be of no concern to another country as long as this criminal isn't also a citizen of any other country. In a case where the criminal is a citizen of another country, local court systems should have to decide if they will comply with the request. Typically another country (in good relationship with requesting country) will not deny the request it goes against it's own citizens or it's best interest.

At the end of the day most of us on /. only have a opinion that is based on limited knowledge of how government interact between each other. We are also making our opinions on what information is readily available (usually through media circuses).

4 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Ravaldy Re:Doesn't seem simple (137 comments)

And guilt can't be proven without evidence. Once a suspect, the books should be open. If there's nothing to hide you will run free.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Ravaldy Re:Doesn't seem simple (137 comments)

Using your logic, courts should not have a right to use the weapon used in a murder to put away a criminal because it's the criminal's weapon.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Ravaldy Re:Doesn't seem simple (137 comments)

What is the alternative option? Release a known criminal that you can't nail because the court system allows you to get off on a technicality? The line is fine and that's where the argument starts.

5 days ago
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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

Ravaldy Re:many Android apps, BigBlueButton was (99 comments)

Ok, but that's chat translation. They go a step further AND it's part of a world renowned communication software.

On a side note, I remember reading an article showing MS as a huge innovator in speech recognition and translation. They hired some experts on the topic to try and provide the best service on the market. This same article was covering this upcoming feature on the news which claims their voice recognition is better and their translation algorithm as well.

I can tell you from experience that Google translate is good but the Bing translator does a much better job for English to French. I can't speak for other languages since my Spanish isn't good enough yet. If this is also true for their Skype feature, it just means it will provide a better experience to users all around the world.

5 days ago
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Snowden Leaks Prompt Internet Users Worldwide To Protect Their Data

Ravaldy Re:Changing passwords regularly (53 comments)

You are correct. Linux would be much less secure with only 5 characters.

5 days ago
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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

Ravaldy Re:Was cool in 2010 when foss BigBlueButton did th (99 comments)

I don't mean to defend Microsoft but what product offers this at no cost and provides live translation?

Maybe I'm just ill informed but I haven't seen any mainstream products offer this.

5 days ago

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