A definition of "layman's terms":
Note how it doesn't say "...that anyone can look up the meaning of using a search engine".
For what's it's worth, I was already familiar with that acronym. I was questioning whether a layman would be.
You seem to be confusing "Layman's terms" with "Anything that can be looked up on Google".
In layman's terms, this means an AnC attack can break ASLR...
'cause every layman knows what ASLR is.
Good luck with that, MS. The adversaries out there are not just nations who might have something to gain by playing fair or following rules due to game theory, but terrorist groups, criminal organizations, heck, even disaffected college students.
Just because it does not address every threat doesn't mean that a digital treaty is not worthwhile. For one thing, state sponsored attacks are likely to be far more sophisticated than what "disaffected college students" can do. When the US conducted Operation Olympic Games, they set a dangerous precedent in digital warfare. And history shows that rules can be applied to warfare. Not perfectly, to be sure, but perhaps better than no rules at all.
Are PCIe drives so reliable now, as to not needing RAID?
Personally, I never want a single point-of-failure in my storage system, no matter how reliable the devices are. Good NVMe SSD drives aren't cheap though, so I can imagine people running them without RAID if they're very confident about their backups and can withstand a bit of downtime.
What I find really interesting though is pushing the limits of performance by striping two or more of these drives together in RAID 0.
You're right, however, that hardware support for PCIe RAID is not really there yet.
the design of the things will encourage, if not require, Internet connectivity to work
And that's precisely the point at which one should vote with their pocketbook whether or not they want such features to be mandatory.
As consumers, hell, as human beings, we do have the power to protest things. We don't have to just lay down and say this type of "progress" can't be stopped. Otherwise, be prepared to buy antivirus software for your toaster, and have Google profiling how dark you like your toast.>/p>
If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.