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Offline Cthulhoid

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So here ya go.

Their patent actually exists (US10061923B1), which isn't terribly surprising given what USPTO will let through.

To the extent this project isn't total handwavy scam, it was patented either by NSA in 2001 (US6922774B2) or by IBM in the early 1980s or before (a ton).
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Online GregDunn

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And the picture is a MacBook.  Well, at least he knows where to start!
 

Offline TK

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He will design and manufacture the hardware and a software engineer will work on the OS  :-DD  :-DD  :-DD
 

Offline Stray Electron

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  Reading the patent summary all I see is that it has NO external I/O.  ALL computers used to be that way so it's hardly a new idea.

   Now where did I put that Radio Shack Color Computer?
 

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So according to those patents he plans to reinvent sandboxing or virtual machines for software separation and SIM cards for hardware separation?
 

Offline Ysjoelfir

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"I was repeatedly a victim of hackers." - You just showed why I wouldn't trust a "unhackable" product you designed.
Greetings, Kai \ Ysjoelfir
 
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"I have a degree in Electronic Hardware from UCLA and over 35 years of experience in Systems Architecture, Large Integrated Software Systems and some Hardware in various computers, Internet, Operating Systems, BIOS, Device Drivers, Embedded Systems, etc. "

It kind of reads like this scene from the IT Crowd:

 

Offline rawrs

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"Unhackable" is such a vague, nebulous, weasel wordy term, I'm surprised I don't need a nebuliser to inhale it. So much of this shit sounds like Comp Sci III that I don't know where to begin. And I'm sure, neither do they.

Unhackable from what perspective? Software, hardware, internet, certain protocols, are the important bits armoured in gold like SIM cards, what? I really don't get it.

Nothing is unhackable. Nothing can 100% perfectly stand up to human curiosity, insight, and intellect. We live in an imperfect universe, and we are imperfect beings. How can an imperfect being make a perfect anything? It might take a few more significant digits to find imperfections, but they're still going to be there.

P.S. oh my god, that music is so goddamn grating on my nerves, that I'm going to go carve "me has smart braneing" into my marble countertop with my teeth to make me feel better.
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Considering NES speed runners can inject code to NES RAM from manual controller handle input, I refuse to believe a single thing is unhackable.
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Only inert things are unhackable.  If it reacts to input, it is hackable.
 

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As Ken Thompson said (The creator of Unix and co-creator of the C programming language):
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You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself

Reflections on Trusting Trust: https://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/hh/thompson/trust.html

 

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As Ken Thompson said (The creator of Unix and co-creator of the C programming language):
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You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself

Reflections on Trusting Trust: https://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/hh/thompson/trust.html
T,FTFY
Nandemo wa shiranai wa yo, shitteru koto dake.
 

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TempleOS is unhackable without physical access.
I collect [corporate] mugs.
MTBF ~ 700.000 h
 
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Offline Wimberleytech

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So here ya go.

Their patent actually exists (US10061923B1), which isn't terribly surprising given what USPTO will let through.

To the extent this project isn't total handwavy scam, it was patented either by NSA in 2001 (US6922774B2) or by IBM in the early 1980s or before (a ton).
It is a patent application, not a granted patent.
 


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