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Everything posted by WMGroomAK

  1. I agree that auto accidents do have the higher yearly/overall mortality rate, it's just that air accidents usually have the higher instantaneous mortality rate... I would really love to know what safety procedures/technology SpaceX would consider in case of a catastrophic rocket accident. Best guess is that the passenger compartment/module would have emergency deployment rockets and a parachute.
  2. Probably not so much new news as more confirmation of the direction that SpaceX may be taking in their quest for sustainable rocketry, however SpaceX's COO, Gwynne Shotwell, has confirmed at TED 2018 that they are planning to be using the Big Falcon Rocket as an International Travel platform within the next decade and they feel that they could be competitive with a standard Business Class ticket for travel to the other side of the world. https://www.fastcompany.com/40557831/spacex-wants-to-replace-long-haul-flights-with-rocket-travel-in-the-next-10-years Now don't get me wrong, this is exciting and I'm hoping that they are successful at this endeavor, but I have some serious safety concerns myself given aviation history and how markets and safety tend to operate... My general impression is that a demand for volume can lead to cutting corners in order to deliver and the last thing that I would want cutting corners is a rocket that I'm using for travel around the world. Might have to up ticket prices a bit.
  3. It has nothing to do with current US or Canadian issues, however it does impact the ability to share information on the internet, which would affect the ability to get information within the US or Canada. I also worry that if it passes, it may inspire the US and Canadian politicians to give it a try themselves...
  4. I would hope that having your business/operation based in a separate jurisdiction would provide some semblance of security, however both Google and Wikipedia are home based in countries outside of the EU and it appears that, in Spain at least, Google's answer was to shut down news operations. It feels like there might be a large legal grey area and that if this were to pass, LTT might have to exclude EU based news sources or potentially face a tax on those sources...
  5. Techspot has an article on some news coming out of the EFF concerning a new proposal within the European Parliament to impose a Link Tax as a part of the update to the European Copyright Directive. Basically as it is worded, websites and news publishers would be required to pay a copyright-fee to the original source of a news article or to include even small snippets of those articles in their own stories. Seeing as how a lot of the news articles on the LTT forum require a source article and quotation of text, I could see that this would create a lot of additional burden as well as the way news stories are multiply linked and sourced online, this will just be a headache to follow and implement... https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/european-copyright-law-isnt-great-it-could-soon-get-lot-worse While I don't live in Europe, I could see this having a massive impact on news & information sharing, especially in ensuring that news is shared to the rest of the outside from Europe... Seems more like an information control ploy than something that is actually useful. https://www.techspot.com/news/74113-european-copyright-directive-impose-link-tax-subsidize-publishers.html
  6. Seriously!!! What level of security check do they perform on the person in the store or over the phone?
  7. My thought exactly... A security professional should be taking any potential security risk/leak seriously, otherwise it just gives credibility to the thought of releasing all security issues to the public as soon as discovered in a similar fashion to the recent CTS-Labs debacle. Just from looking at the information that was available, if I was of a malicious mindset, I could probably craft phishing emails & sites that would fill in a lot of the financial information. Even assuming that Panera's breach numbers are correct, if a phishing campaign is 5% successful, that's still financial information for 500 people, which could be a multi-million dollar issue. Now assuming that the 37 million customer information is correct, that is significantly worse.
  8. At the risk of sounding punny, some people just knead to get a rise out of people, at yeast I think so... I feel bad now...
  9. They are a chain bakery/cafe with some 2,000 store fronts in the U.S. and Canada as well as various food items in grocery stores... In this case, it appears that people who would put their information into the loyalty rewards program had that information leaking in the format below (excluding all the black bars).
  10. On an interesting side note (at least from reading some of the Ars comments) Mr. Gustavison, who is the Director of Information Security at Panera mentioned in the article was also a Senior Director of Security Operations at Equifax up until 2013 according to a LinkedIn Profile...
  11. None that is listed in the article, but I would not be surprised if there is some sort of Class Action lawsuit or settlement in the next couple of months... As one of the security researchers who followed up on the initial security report tweeted:
  12. A report over at Ars Tech is stating that Panera Bread has had a security flaw for at least 8 months that's been leaking customer information and affects anywhere from 10,000 (according to Panera) customers and 37 Million (according to security reporters) customers. To top it off, apparently Panera had been notified of this flaw in August of 2017 and initially brushed it off as a scam. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/panera-accused-security-researcher-of-scam-when-he-reported-a-major-flaw/ All I can say on this is I seriously hope someone is soon looking for a new line of employment... It should not be acceptable to sit on a security flaw (especially one with sensitive data) for 8 months.
  13. I can see some point to nVidia wanting to keep these listed as MX150 parts since it doesn't sound like they changed any of the hardware , more along the lines of forced underclocking, but it would be nice if they had just tagged something like an 'E' after it for 'Energy Efficient'. Does end up creating some confusion in the market though when you're looking for a nice light and portable laptop that has decent graphics capabilities for work tasks and some light gaming.
  14. According to some digging that Anandtech did, I guess the official Ubuntu Certified hardware database has them differentiated into GP108 for the full speed 25W MX150 and GP108M for the slowed down 10W MX150... https://www.anandtech.com/show/12565/nvidia-silently-rolls-out-slower-mx150-for-ultrabooks
  15. Could this be the moment that Google+ was always waiting for??? Personally, I'm mainly using Facebook to post photos so the rest of my friends and family know I'm alive.
  16. I think they might mean Apple ... /s (Sounds like a troll looking to start a flame war honestly.)
  17. If you are just looking at the software side of things and how well things work together, my experience is that iOS works well with any other Apple product but does not play well with Windows OS products while Android integrates fairly well with Windows for file transfers... Last time I had an Apple phone and was running iTunes (App Store now?) on Windows, iTunes would request for me to re-login on the computer about once a month and then would say it was using up an instance of however many computers you're allowed to have an account on (counting each login as a separate instance). Switched over to an Android device a bit after the contract on that phone ended and have not had any problems like it. Hardware wise, I will say that Apple tends to have a nicer product, although some of the premium Android phones are just as nice feature wise.
  18. I think the interesting aspect may come in what the total power usage and performance for a 10W TDP MX150 with a i7 8550u combo vs an AMD 2700u as those would theoretically have the same TDP on the components. Of course, I would also really appreciate a nice thin and light laptop to take into the field that could run mapping software easily and also have a decent battery life.
  19. Notebook check has noticed that there are some 13-inch Ultrabooks that ship with a newer, lower clocked version of the MX150 which appears to be in order to bring it down to a 10W TDP GPU as opposed to a 25W GPU. The only issue with this is that you really don't know which one may be in the box until you look at the device ID... https://www.notebookcheck.net/Nvidia-has-been-sneaking-in-slower-GeForce-MX150-1D12-variant-onto-some-Ultrabooks.289358.0.html It is kind of interesting to see two separate version of the MX150 floating in the wild and I can kind of understand the want to make an even lower power & TDP part by underclocking so that you can put it in the newer ultrabooks. Unfortunately, this may also make accurate comparisons of Ryzen Mobile APUs and Vega Mobile parts to the MX150 a bit more tricky since whoever is making the comparison will now have to specify which MX150 clock it is...
  20. Kind of tossed on this one... A part of me can see that YouTube might be trying to get in front of some of the future proposed gun legislation in the US (especially with the specific wording in their post), but at the same time it makes me wonder when they will remove all educational science videos because that knowledge can be misapplied in dangerous ways...
  21. So if I read what you are saying, it's that it is perfectly legal for a large company to tell one of the companies that they supply a component for that either they join a 'partnership' which may put the large companies competition at a disadvantage or not join the partnership, in which case the large company will effectively penalize the smaller company economically...
  22. If it was a 'customer' who requested this for shorting stock, then that depends on how much they were betting on the short of stock and how much they made off of that short. Of course, I think I read an article on this somewhere that AMD has requested the SEC to look into unusual activities related to stock trading shortly before the security issues went public.
  23. AMD just posted an initial assessment of the CTs Lab findings and it looks like they agree that there are some issues, however they think they can mitigate all of this with some BIOS & Firmware patches without impacting performance. https://community.amd.com/community/amd-corporate/blog/2018/03/20/initial-amd-technical-assessment-of-cts-labs-research
  24. Just going to post this link again concerning Anti-Competitive practices in the U.S. and the potential that this could be looked at as Single Firm Conduct: https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/anticompetitive-practices Single Firm Conduct: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/competition-guidance/guide-antitrust-laws/single-firm-conduct The question that would be posed before the court is whether the terms within the GPP contain unreasonable methods on the AIBs and OEMs and whether nVidia is in such a market position that an AIB or OEM must sign on to the program to remain competitive. Refusal to Deal: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/competition-guidance/guide-antitrust-laws/single-firm-conduct/refusal-deal
  25. I've been wondering if it is the GPP or just that GPUs are extremely hard to find at the moment, however I noticed a couple of days ago that the Dell Alienware Area 51 Threadripper does not have a configuration listing for Vega graphics cards on Dells website currently... This is even though in the product description they list: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-desktop-computers/new-alienware-area-51-threadripper-edition/spd/alienware-area51-r6#configurations Again, not sure if this is due to GPP or that the Vega cards are just not locatable at the moment.