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    For really complex problems, you need one of these.
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    M'shaft and Crapple have both done funnies recently.

    M'shaft is going to skip Windows 9 and go straight to 10 from 8. Rumour is that version checking in legacy apps looks for 95 or 98 and just checks the 1st digit.

    Crapple's iPhone 6+ is the same size as Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 but has one important difference - the iPhone bends easily and can fail as a result. The Galaxy is much stronger. They've banned a German review team who showed that.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/02/apple_blacklists_tech_journo_after_the_release_of_iphone_video_nasty/
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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2016 edited
     
    I think it's ironic. Turing's bag was code-breaking. The prize this year is awarded for code-making.

    Besides, I thought that quantum computing was supposed to make cryptography obsolete...

    I suspect that the NSA already has the goods on the iPhone already--they're prohibited from turning it over to the FBI.

    I'm sure our wacky legislators will fix Apple's clock.
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      CommentAuthorjohnq
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2016
     
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2016 edited
     
    Posted By: johnqhttp://www.maxim.com/news/john-mcafee-iphone-shoe-2016-2


    I'll agree with one thing--the FBI doesn't have the sharpest technical minds--and that's based on personal experience.

    Really, all the FBI needs is a way to disable the auto-erase-on-10-bad-tries gambit. That wouldn't seem to be too difficult. As far as McAfee's other claims, I'd take them with a grain of salt.

    Of course, the FBI could also ask the Russians or Chinese. Betcha the hack's already been done.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2016 edited
     
    US DoD invites hackers to test security

    Uh huh. So what's wrong with this picture?
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    They can afford the best people at the DoD. Their space program alone is bigger than the NASA budget. They are also a haven for The Great American Amygdaloid, a club which spends over half a trillion bucks annually and runs the military-industrial complex. It would be nice if they all became ill and died.
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      CommentAuthorjohnq
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2016
     
    But they don't have the best of the best of the best.
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2016
     
    Sounds like a recruitment ploy to me. I know 2 former spooks who started their real-world careers that way.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2016
     
    Posted By: johnqBut they don't have the best of the best of the best.


    No. But they are all here on the moletrap.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2016
     
    Posted By: tinkerSounds like a recruitment ploy to me. I know 2 former spooks who started their real-world careers that way.


    Ah, so the DoD wants to hire Bulgarian hackers?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2016
     
    Anent johnq's comment about the best of the best of the best - I once had an occasion to have a discussion with a CSIS agent (Canadian Security Intelligence Service being roughly like the old MI5). I remember coming away from it with a strong sense of how remarkably dim the guy was.
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      CommentAuthorjohnq
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2016
     
    Posted By: tinkerSounds like a recruitment ploy to me. I know 2 former spooks who started their real-world careers that way.
    Actually, a quote from M.I.B.
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    Same with the CIA spooks I've run into. Pigs with lipstick basically.
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2016
     
    Posted By: AsterixAh, so the DoD wants to hire Bulgarian hackers?


    I think they will hire anybody good they can get. And a defecting Bulgarian hacker would probably be very welcome.
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    https://www.nextplatform.com/2016/03/14/intel-marrying-fpga-beefy-broadwell-open-compute-future/

    Now that Intel have bought Alterra they're making some funky silicon
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2016
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanNow that Intel have bought Alterra they're making some funky silicon


    Altera.
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    Yes, them too!