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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

WorBlux Re:Use the EULA? (267 comments)

Nah just encrypt the audio channel. Which can be decrypted by the manufacturer upon a proper subpena. Most states allow exceptions if a recording is made exclusivly for legal purposes.

4 days ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

WorBlux Re:huh? (267 comments)

If you capture video of two deaf people signing to each other, is that wiretapping?

4 days ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

WorBlux Re:let them suck it (353 comments)

Problem is if you do it right, You can just hand over the keys to a clean container, rather than your realy one.

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

WorBlux Re:Could be improved (903 comments)

Always park on the top of a hill.. hehe

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

WorBlux Re:Solution? (903 comments)

I own a 1500$ car for seven years now and the only time it's failed to start is after I've left the headlights on.

5 days ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

WorBlux Re:kill -1 (468 comments)

The way systemD works actually has some advantages for servers. Speed for one. Anyways the worst thing they did was merge udev into systemD rather than leaving the possibility for a stand-alon udev to other init systems actually work properly.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

WorBlux Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

Just be be clear it's the two-fluid design that has upper limits. Switching to a single-fluid lets you scale up the the gigaWatt scale. 30-100 MW designs are what Filbe energy is aiming at (drop in replacements to older base-load coal plants )

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

WorBlux Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

Neptinium 237 is a proliferation risk in a single flued ractor

Additionaly making the purer U233 is a proliferation risk in the two fluid reactor. Because these deal with reprossing withing a zone hot enough to kill people you're not worried about rouge actors, but is an issue with nation-state types that might modify the machinery on the sly. The risk might even be far less than with LWR, but it's still there. It's not a reason not to do it, but it is a reason to maintain caution.

1.07 Doesn't seem to give a lot of fudge factor if engineering compromises have to be made. Without a specific design in hand to run simulation on I think it's hard to say. It's definately worth looking into but for the first few generation we might have to settle for .95 and top off the fissile material every few years.

And there both single and dual fluid configuration that could be used. If I recall correctly there are some design limitation on the two fluid that limit the maximum power of a single reactor. And the issue of how to seperate the two fliuds is a particularly difficult material engineering challenge.

The WAMSR as far as I can tell is a single-fluid burner like the DMSR

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

WorBlux Re:Trustworthy Computing was a sham (99 comments)

A lot of the UEFI systems with secure boot, it's either Secure boot + UEFI or legacy boot. It gets difficult to make unsecured boot on UEFI. But poor firmware implementation is nothing new.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

WorBlux Re:Trustworthy Computing was a sham (99 comments)

No, all consumer x86 should have that ability. Not that they all actually work properly to the UEFI specs once you do. But on an unlocked platform you should be able to add custom keys. Anyways, some embeded x86 systems can be locked (beside intel allows it only on chips designed to go into DVR's and other embeded devices)

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

WorBlux Re:Good (99 comments)

How else can you verify the integrity of firware + bootloader + kernel? It seems like a useful thing to me, if I'm the one who gets the keys.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

WorBlux Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

550 could probably get you h2 from water + electrolysis with about 45-50% effeciency. I think about 900 is where and Iodine-sulfer process to get hydrogen makes sense. (which is driven soley by heat). The Haber process requires lower temps, 350-500, but the hard part economically of it is getting the hyrogen. MSR's can follow loads somewhat, but you really don't want them to as the thermal stresses will greatly decrease the usable lifespan of the graphite cores. Some other problems - The graphite cores to degrade in the nutron flux, but also absord some transuranics, leading to a bit more of a waste issue than just the fuel cyel. The other issue is it's just barely a breeder with low nuetron speeds, and at the high nuetron speeds makes a lot of transurancis (is less prliferation resistant) Another is that fuel processing can't be done in the core, and continous processing is a challenge for the amount of salts that need processed. So even though I'm convinced it's possible, there is still a huge engineering challenge to get everything worked out to the point you have a break-even breeder. My hope is that Sea Land or something like it will offer to play host to the first reactor, and make a lot of money just by selling synthysis products. Letting china get there first has some disconcerting implication for the global balance of power.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

WorBlux Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

You do get greater effeciencies with high tech, but the ringer is that you can drive chemical processes at this high temp (with 90% heat capture) vs. having to drive these processes with fossil fuels on concentration or newables through multiple steps. We absolutely need cheap and green ammonia to both feed the world and reduce carbon emmissions.

Even with fuel effeciencies, there is capital cost effeciencies. Building a reactor and then having to sell the power at negative prices doesn't make much sense. Having a co-process availible makes a lot of sense. Addionally utility companies pay a premium to load following capacity. Sustainability requires that the economic picture of a poduction tech makes sense.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

WorBlux Re:PHEVs will be better til at least 2030 (393 comments)

Most families have more than one car, and most people drives less than 50 miles per day. A pure EV can be cheaper then a PHEV, Plus the PHEV has the maintainace requirement of a conventional car. If my family had the typical two conventional vehicles and were looking to buy a new vehicle I'd look at a EV before a PHEV. You're thinkin about it with one person as one car, but for many the family rather than the individual is the basic economic unit.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

WorBlux Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

Light passenger vehicles contribute very little to road wear. A wheel tax or congestion-based toll plus impact fees are simple enought to recover congestion alleviation costs. If a per mile-tax comes along it should be heavily biased against large freight vehicles which do 90% of damage to roads not related to weathering.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

WorBlux Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

It's be nice is someone came up with an in-home tech that could beat the price of lead-acid for energy storage. It'd also be nice if you could build subdivision not hooked into the local electric grid and rather just use an HOA managed solution.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

WorBlux Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

And if you can get high-temp nuclear it gets even better. As the high temp can directly drive a gas turbine, with effecient-on demand access capacity from natural gas. (baseload of 30MW up to 60MW with stociometic mix of natural gas. And if production from renewables low-temp nuclear is enough to make the spot price of nuclear dip below a certain price, then you can use the heat on the high-temp nuclear to make ammonia, small hydrocarbons (for fertilizer or carbon-nuetral motor fuels (You'll not be powering semi's on electic, by you can convert them to run on dimethyl ether.) http://dieselnet.com/tech/fuel...

You could probably get rid of coal entirely, which by the way releases more radioactive isotopes per GW than nuclear does.

about two weeks ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

WorBlux Re:Great one more fail (600 comments)

"Or do you accept that a certain minimal number of children accidentally killing each other and dudes shooting themselves in the dick is the price we pay for freedom that is arbitrarily unregulated." Your question is flawed. Nothing in the world can be arbitrarily unregulated as no regulation is the original or natural state of things. And yes the most practical way to assure freedom is to have clearly defined and respected (arbitrary) lines that regulation shall not cross. "Why not use technology to help with that?" Which tech. There a few situations where a fingerprint reader on the gun offeres much more safety than a good safe with a fingerprint reader, and introduces many more failure situations. (can it read fingerprints through mud, grease, blood, or papercuts?) Maybe good for a range or hunting gun, but as a self-defense standpoint there are reasons not to use that technology. Adding tech into a system is not always a pure improvement, often tradeoffs have to be made and costs paid.

about two weeks ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

WorBlux Re:May not be what it seems. (354 comments)

The application of a mathematical process to a copyrighted work, thus a modified version of that same said work. Th And see the liberty or death clause in the GPL. If some legal reason prevents distribution it may not be distributed. If general copyright law prevents distribution under the GPL, then the claimants work as licences under the GPL may not be distruted in an illegal manner. There is at least a question in issue here.

about three weeks ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

WorBlux Re:We've been down this road before... (354 comments)

1.The only part of a DMCA that is made under penalty of perjury is that you are indeed the copyright holder of the claimed infriged work. Wesely certainly is the copyright holder in this case.

2.Just because Wesely own copyright on that code does not mean he is entitled to the requested relief.

3. Maybe it can be said that the license was a nullity from the start because if never could have affected to sorts of rights it claims to give, even more so in light of the liberty or death claused withing the GPL. Anyways, indeed, what a mess.

about three weeks ago

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