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macxpress said:Who the hell needs 20TB of space? Thats a lot of stolen music and movies.
Skeptical? The human genome is 3 billion base pairs of DNA. Even with only 20-fold redundancy (needed for assembly) that's 60 gigabases, which is 60 Gbyte of ascii data. Now think about the companies offering full- genome sequencing to the public, and the many people willing to pay a few thousand bucks each for the service.
Now think of all the plant, animal, and microbial research being done in the world, and understand that many of these organisms are having their DNA being sequenced by someone. And not just once, but multiple instances of each species.... Data storage is a major issue. PS: the last Mac I bought is outfitted with 128 GB of RAM....
Forget selling the data, I ALSO wouldn't want the data to be GIVEN away. Nor do I want it to become accessible to Google, when Google buys iRobot. In short, I don't want iRobot to be transmitting ANY data outside of my home. The data belongs to ME, not to them. They should not have it AT ALL.
Far too many companies are able to "buy" data simply by buying the company that holds the data. Happens all the time. Should be stopped!
Similarly, this is why there will be no Alexa in my home. Ever.
"The $3,999 model gains 8 cores and dual D800 graphics cards."
FALSE. AI needs to think about what the words mean. They meant to say that the $3,999 model gained 8 core configurability. Also, this is pasted from the Apple Store: "Configurable to dual AMD FirePro D700, each with 6GB of GDDR5". That's dual D700, not dual D800. Not sure who's got the typo on that one, but when ordering online it's a D700 that's offered for an extra $600.
pslice said:I’m so tired of crooks trying to make off with my personal information. If we could see the death penalty for a hacker maybe some of this crap would stop.
Well it appears you might have missed the phrasing "...there are not currently any known exploits taking advantage of...". So really, no crooks are trying in this instance. It's true that someone left the jewelry store unlocked, but so far nobody is sneaking in after hours to steal the goodies. Rather than getting angry and establishing a death penalty, you could take heart and celebrate that for all these past twenty years, nobody has done evil with this.
ibgarrett said:Apparently all water is shark infested... great it worked, but even the original article there weren't any ACTUAL sharks seen in the water. Could there have been sure... but there weren't, so "infested" is a tad overkill.
Atomic77 said:Perhaps Apple sees the crack as no big deal or can not afford to fix the window in that store.
NiekSanderman said:Uhm, @teaearlegreyhot , 'Flagship phone' is a term that is used world wide for the best phones a company has to offer. For Samsung: that's the S7/Edge, for Apple that's currently the 6S/6S+. Please, keep your posts on an intellectual level.