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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

TexasDex Re:No! (475 comments)

How many Windows PCs do you have that would use 300GB in a month?!? It may be time to set up WSUS...

about 4 months ago
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Atari Founder Proclaims the End of Gaming Piracy

TexasDex Re:Virtual Machines (831 comments)

In theory one could emulate TPM inside a virtual machine, but from what I understand there is a key in the TPM that is machine specific. This is how the remote attestation feature works, by checking to make sure the device is "safe" and the software (e.g. music player that only lets you play it for 30 days) running on it has not been modified. This is actually pretty secure, and no logical trickery will get around it, but it's not perfect. The fundamental flaw of all DRM/TPM systems is that you have the keys. They might make them hard to get by putting them on a separate chip instead of the RAM but a sufficiently skilled attacker with, say, an electron microscope, might be able to extract them. At that point everything is completely broken. In the traditional "Alice, Bob, and Eve" story, Alice is sending a message to Bob and doesn't want Eve to be able to decrypt it, but Bob and Eve are effectively the same person. This is why no DRM scheme can be perfect, just a major nuisance to law-abiding folk.

more than 6 years ago

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Gotta Share

TexasDex TexasDex writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TexasDex (709519) writes "Improv Everywhere has done it again, and this time their prank is social media-themed. After their previous spontaneous public musicals such as the food court musical that left onlookers entertained and bewildered, their latest hit, 'Gotta Share', delivered at the GEL Conference in New York, poked fun at people who can't go ten minutes without tweeting what they're doing."
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