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Comment Re:What is the driving forces? (Score 1) 57

I could easily reiterate what others have said, but one thing I have not heard mention of... Myself and many of my colleagues run Linux on our desktops because it is a geek move. Let's face it, as engineers, we are all trying to out-geek each other. Running Arch Linux with an esoteric desktop environment like Enlightenment at your desk adds several points to one's geek factor.

Comment Tackling Mirai (Score 4, Insightful) 135

Now that the source code for Mirai is out there being used, is there something that can be done to tackle the spread? Call me crazy, but perhaps a modified version could go out and actually change the passwords on these insecure IoT devices to random strings? Sure, the owner would lose access to the device.. But it would alert them that something was wrong, and stop the spread of Mirai.

Comment Wake up a smell the coffee (Score 1) 367

It's about time people realized cab drivers are going to be out of work when self driving cars arrive. With more and more people leasing new cars instead of buying, I think in the large urban centers, we will see not only the replacement of human taxi operators but also a shift from leasing cars to leasing rides from a large fleet. It just makes the most sense logistically.

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