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Would You Put a Tracking Device On Your Child?

jochem_m Re:No I would not. (610 comments)

So you don't carry a mobile phone, never use debit or creditcards, avoid areas with CC cameras... Otherwise, there's data that can be used to locate you (albeit with everything but the mobile phone with less than stellar granularity) everywhere already... Done properly (for example by encrypting with keys only known by the child device and the parent device), this won't expose any sensitive information to anyone but the right people (you, your spouse, an older sibling, a nanny/babysitter). Like any tool, it has its dangers, it has to be built properly, and used properly.

about 2 years ago

Programming a Wearable Android Device

jochem_m Re:How would HUD even work? (53 comments)

Try asking the US Air Force how that works out for them (rather well, actually), as they've been using it in fighter planes for decades now.

Yes, but aren't those HUDs at about arm's length, on top of the console? Instead of less than an inch from your cornea?

about 2 years ago

Billionaires and Polymaths Expected To Unveil a Plan To Mine Asteroids

jochem_m Re:The moon? (531 comments)

I think the most valuable thing to do with this asteroid would be to cut it up into chunks and sell it to spacegeeks for a ridiculous amount of money per kg...

more than 2 years ago

Scientists Study Trajectories of Life-Bearing Earth Meteorites

jochem_m Re:Place Bets Here (199 comments)

and the fact that it's more like hitting any of a dozen cockroaches with a million needles...

more than 2 years ago

Mosh: Modernizing SSH With IP Roaming, Instant Local Echo

jochem_m Re:Firewalls (158 comments)

Not having read TFA and going purely by the quote in the parent, I would assume that the key is random ("chooses a random shared encryption key") but the port is not ("begins listening on a UDP port").

more than 2 years ago

SpaceShipTwo Flies Free For the First Time

jochem_m Re:not so... (164 comments)

they don't have to leave a 100 mile radius from their home town, as long as they live near enough the airstrip where this thing takes off ;)

more than 3 years ago

British Teen Jailed Over Encryption Password

jochem_m Re:How do they know it's encrypted? (1155 comments)

Most likely because of reported internet activity. From TFA:

Oliver Drage, 19, of Liverpool, was arrested in May 2009 by police tackling child sexual exploitation.

This means most likely that his ISP, or some target website, caught him down/uploading unsavory things, and need data on his PC to convict him. He probably encrypted the whole disk, and gets a password prompt upon starting his PC, so that's how they know there's something to be decrypted.

more than 3 years ago

75% Use Same Password For Social Media & Email

jochem_m Re:Use Password Hasher (278 comments)

Just use a simple algorithm based on the site's domain, that you can do in your head if you need to. Add some letters (letters 1, 3, and 6 for example) from the domain at fixed spots in your password, and ROTn them.

about 4 years ago

How Do You Organize Your Experimental Data?

jochem_m Re:four directories (235 comments)

with $PRJ_ROOT/data/made_up being the biggest one? ;)

more than 4 years ago

Facebook, Friend of Divorce Lawyers

jochem_m Re:People who cheat should blame themselves, not F (494 comments)

if you have issues with your partner, you should discuss them together or decide to leave on your own, not go around their back and cheat on them...

more than 4 years ago

New Xbox 360 S Uses Less Power, Makes Less Noise

jochem_m Re:Scratches disc and improved dpads (176 comments)

a) That was a demo model, not a production model.
b) It's a bad idea to move anything that has a spinning disc in it, from harddisks, to dvd-players, whatever.
c) Why would you need to move your console while it's running anyway?

more than 4 years ago

Google Shares Insights On Accelerating Web Sites

jochem_m Re:Noscript (230 comments)

You're mostly missing a lot of slow loading, badly designed pages. You can turn it off selectively when you need to you know.

more than 4 years ago

New Wii Menu Update Targets Homebrew Again

jochem_m Re:easy solution (258 comments)

That's almost an apple fanboi worthy argument. Nintendo created a console with a ridiculously tiny amount of storage, that everyone said was ridiculous, and never turned out to be truly upgradable. Then, years later, they implement a stopgap measure to slightly aleviate the problem, and suddenly they're awesome :)

I have a Wii, I like my Wii, but of the three, I'd say Nintendo is up there with Sony when it comes to screwing people over.

more than 4 years ago

Updated Mac Mini Aims For the Living Room

jochem_m Re:Price point creeping up (638 comments)

not to mention that the HDD is probably made by samsung, WD, hitachi, or some other manufacturer... all of whom will probably offer you the default factory warranty of at least 2 years.

more than 4 years ago

Hitachi-LG Debuts HyDrive, Optical Drive With SSD

jochem_m Re:Darn... (88 comments)

usb is a lot slower than sata 3gbps... and some laptops only have two usb ports, which would be taken up by an external keyboard/mouse.

more than 4 years ago

Google Reportedly Ditching Windows

jochem_m Re:IBM is headed that way too (1003 comments)

Some versions of Visio actually work through WINE... I know Visio 5 did ;)

more than 4 years ago

Blizzard Boss Says Restrictive DRM Is a Waste of Time

jochem_m Re:Those who don't learn from history... (563 comments)

I think that was Indy 500, you had to enter word X from line Y on page Z. Civ1 did the same thing. There was a very limited number of questions with very few answers though, so most of the time you could guess.

more than 4 years ago


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