*countable infinities only

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Mon Jun 4 19:44:29 UTC 2012

On 06/04/2012 10:24 AM, Jon Ciesla wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net> wrote:
>> On 06/01/2012 03:56 PM, Jon Ciesla wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net> wrote:
>>>> Drive manufacturers need to do nothing.
>>>> One drive probably SSD at this point, gets dedicated to OS.  Other drive to everything else.
>>>> The read-write controllable interfaces already exist as I pointed out and are in use by forensic firms.
>>> And how many consumer OEMs ship them?
>>> -J
>> Any Chinese fab would be able to produce any quantity needed within weeks to any number of OEM's.
> Key words, "would be able".  What OEM ships this *today*?  That's my point.
>>>> There are plenty of buttons/keys on machines right now that can be used to toggle this interface.
>>>> It's 100% doable today with existing hardware.
>> The whole point is that is that I provided just one example of an equally effective solution to SecureBoot that has much
>> less impact on both Microsoft and Linux.   The entire x86 industry is going to become a mess if SecureBoot is
>> implemented.  It'll be signature-HELL and a lot more.
>> This whole SecureBoot runaway train needs to have the brakes slammed on.
> I'm not saying I love SecureBoot, but that ship has sailed.  

Yes, and just like the Titanic it will have a lasting horrible impact.


> I also
> wish Amiga hadn't futzed with their floppy drive stepper motors to
> squeeze in more sectors per disk and made my floppies unreadable
> without a trip to eBay, but that ship has sailed as well, so I pretty
> have to find the best solution available for the situation at hand.
> I would love for SecureBoot not to have happened, or to have happened
> differently. If wishes were horses, even the poor would eat.
> -J

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