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Possessed baby monitor shouts obscenities at Texas tot

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Re: Huh?

1) both the camera and the family's wireless network are firewalled and password protected

2) babycam p0wned

One of the above is not true.

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Microsoft: That $900m Surface write-down is smarting

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> custom imaging, kitting, onsite service and support

kitting = "putting next to cat's pictures on facebook", I am sure?

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Bitcoin laws are coming: US Senate launches virty currency probe

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Re: Currencies need...

Currencies are not "backed by armies".

They are either backed by commodities (gold, silver, coconuts) or else, in the case of fiat money, by some vague idea that the currency will be acceptable going forward and the the guys "in charge" decide to not print too much of it. Which of course never happens.

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Microsoft cuts number of countries that will have Xbox One by Christmas

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Pumping the price, are they?

Isn't there a law against that?

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NASA plots Chelyabinsk plume

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Ahhh Motherland!

Be grateful that it isn't radioactive, seeing how it comes out of Russia and all that.

These graphics are really great, how long does studio guy work on these?

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Facebook keeps company with misery say boffins

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I don't like myself but I don't use Facebook. What does it all mean?

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Your encrypted files are 'exponentially easier' to crack, warn MIT boffins

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Re: Compression

> Actually, to increase entropy on a bit of data one would decompress it.

That sounds like Monty Python's Troupe attacking the Castle of Louis de Lombard.

Just no.

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Re: Compression

> If it's a pseudo-random number generator, then its output isn't random!

Imagine that ... I KNOW THAT. And the good thing is ... it doesn't matter.

> We won't need quantum computers to break encryption because we'll have cheap CUDA and Adapteva machines to try out absolute gobs of keys.

The former are needed for RSA breakage. Your classical parallel processing ain't useful for that. And here we are talking about symmetric crypto.

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Re: Compression

> Compression has been part of the attacks on HTTPS

On the PROTOCOL. Jeez...

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> So the seed is in the first four bytes?

Yes, but you don't care about that - because you just want to randomize before encryption. Regeneration of the PRNG stream is of no use to the attacker.

Indeed, I remember some 3DES stream cypher doing exactly that. A long time ago.

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Re: Compression

Or you could just XOR your text exhibiting the correlations with a good PRNG, with the seed the first 4 byte. Then everything hinges on the goodness of the PRNG but assuming it is pretty good, any correlations left will be epsilon-.ific. Actually, isn't that being done anyway?

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Google: Cloud users have 'no legitimate expectation of privacy'

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Re: Shock and horror

> American government require a court order to read you emails

I think you unbellyfeel the current usuksoc situation. Oldthinkers are SO pre-nineeleven.

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DARPA calls Big Data boffins: Help us lock up everyone's privates

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2001 called, it wants its panic back

I remember of "helpful librarians" getting up and shredding CDs in the library in a panic (no backups made either) to thwart the evil terrorists using the dangerous datasets.

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No distro diva drama here: Penguinista favourite Debian turns 20

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"when the lure of app stores and all manner of tightly controlled development encroaches on Linux from all sides"

The only thing that encroaches on Linux are the cancers of "IP" litigation: passive-aggressive muttering about "patents" and "I own everything" copyright wankjobs like Daryl's SCO. Ok, you also have the hegemonistic/opportunistic Marshmallow Man that is Oracle.

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Re: 20 years old...

I want to hear more!

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Do you think spinning rust eats flash's dust? Join the hard drive daddies club

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Well, flash is getting where it should be, at least for the modest home requirements as opposed to the BIG DATA (as if! useless accumulation of stuff, am I right?) usage.

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Rate-my-boink app scores frisky fanbois, fangurlz' SCREAMS, VIBRATIONS

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Re: Sex or Murder?

Mr. Plinkett, is that you?

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But why? What's it with the sex craze these days? Isn't there anything on TV?

Obligatory "decibel peak"

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Facebook's request to the flash industry: 'Make the worst flash possible'

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Lolita on my drive, oh my!

> 1980's porn has evolved

At least the women back then looked like women.

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AOL boss: Soz about that 'Abel, you're fired!' Patch showdown

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Sounds legit to me

Warning was given, sacking was given, apologies were given...

Meet you at the usual bar tonight, guys? We shall have a few drinks...

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Peak Apple? HOGWASH! Apple is 'extremely undervalued,' says Icahn

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Re: Who would listen to Carl Icahn?

> Where is the SEC in all of this? Isn't the SEC supposed to protect the interests of shareholders against harmful individuals?

LOLNO. Is there a "harmful individual" detector that you can buy at Radio Shack?

The SEC is there make the smalltimers feel that there is someone to protect the interests of shareholders. The last 20 years of record should be proof enough of THAT.

Fact is:

1) YOU decide to become "shareholder"

2) You better protect your interests yourself.

Oh wait, the government decides that you become a shareholder via your pension scheme... SUCKS

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"Victimless crimes", "White whines" and the modern belief in control: The ontological inadequacy of modern statist thought, we read:

> should be illegal really

Buying or selling shares then bragging about it should be illegal?

How about NOT buying or selling shares then bragging about it? Similar level of danger.

Let's just outlaw the law of demand and supply, and the marginal value theorem at the same time. Hell, let's outlaw being rich.

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Larry Ellison: Google is ABSOLUTELY EVIL, but NSA is ESSENTIAL

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A Tool's Tool Tooling Up

Yes Larry, you next Govnm't Contract WILL be extended.

Stop fellating us so much.

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Leaked photos of iPhone 5C parts portend ugly Google legal battle

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WTF?

Uninformed opinion! They FEEL the same.

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Violent Hamlet 'bard' by British Library Wi-Fi filters

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Re: Excellent

Sounds like the Manga Woodblocks from distant Nihon had been delivered successfully at the Bard's door.

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'Abel, you're fired!' Hear AOL supremo axe exec during conference call

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You are being patched!

Which is just being stupid, drives up the cost of business and lengthens the dole queue. Or gives you "outsourcing" or "repetitive temp workers". Which the people who bemoan "unfair dismissals" then moan about.

It also means that the bureaucracy takes it upon itself to micromanage others' decisions. Certainly a formula for success.

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The man from Del Monte, he says... NO! .delmonte gTLD bid crushed, juiced

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Re: Pointless

The website will be at

delmonte.delmonte.delmonte

so that you get the message.

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Re: Why bother

> but they need to be organized properly to work

Why? How? Why by country? There is no need - and the old TLDs are quaint reminders of an earlier age when govnmts, curtain twitchers and money fiends didn't want to hook into everything you do, touch and think.

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop – the subsonic tube of tomorrow

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Will TSA tubesters ride with you?

Imagine the company tries to break even - then the movies "Speed: The Tube", "Snakes on a Tube" and "Tube 9/11" (possibly also "Sharktubo") come out.

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Facebook's No 2 banks $91m after BIG shares sale

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Lean In.

Fat Out.

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This weekend: Watch HOT STARS shower! Moon won't interfere

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Did we miss the Cloud?

So anyone seen anything?

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It's now or never for old sysadmins to learn new tricks

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Re: Old sysadmins don't need to learn new tricks.

Useless. You want the guy who KNOWS ABOUT THE DOMAIN, especially for Fortran. Of course, being bored enough to put a fork into his ballslearn about Fortran (which frankly has no redeeming feature left and is only kept because of the undead codebase) helps.

Yeah, ship in someone who learnt Fortran to check out that Finite Element Analyis code, I dare you..

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Despite Microsoft Surface RT debacle, second-gen model in the works

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Re: If there's one thing Microsoft is good at...

In other words, they polish their turds so long until everyone has taken a good bite at it and declares it "the best" and "the market leader" while getting dysenteria.

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Re: Wow, it truly is amazing the mis-steps Microsoft is making.

At least in Word you can amuse yourself countless hours to get the layout just right, then you add a character ... and you need to start over again.

Seriously, the basic concepts of Word are pretty ass. WYSIWYG might work, if someone actually knew how to give the user actual control about what's he's trying to do.

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Werner Herzog's latest film warns drivers not to text while driving

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Re: Of Walking in Ice

Recently, Werner Herzog appeared as "executive producer" (I think that means he's gathering the money and opening doors) for The Act of Killing

Watching his "Aguirre" now (a movie project from 1972). 98% fresh on rottentomatoes

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Study finds online commentards easily duped, manipulated

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Re: You didn't already know?

Though the naive and gullible view them as heroes, they are in fact just grandstanding criminals headed for a long prison stay.

Come on man. Even a long diatribe from Hitler himself (channeled via paranormal radio) about semitic races and the malfeasance of The Other Collectivism is not going to bring us out of our midsummer torpor. Be nice.

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Good show, gentle(wo){0,1}men

Clearly, the voting stats on this one are Politically Neutral Dog's post-fatty-nosh afternoon siesta dream.

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Re: Good job, guys!

The meta-vote is strong in this one!

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Re: Well, Eadon's gone...

How did I get so many upvotes though?

People tend to downvote me when MOST SERIOUS.

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'Hand of Thief' banking Trojan reaches for Linux – for only $2K

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Re: will the Linux Trojan have the same value as its Windows counterparts?

> Extreme levels of vulnerabilities - well over 900 in the kernel alone.

I would like to see that.

Actually, if there are "900 vulnerabilities", there must have been a monster QA effort top actually find them in the first place. Hmmm...

> no proper ACLs without using 'experimental' NFS 4.1 filesystem.

What has NFS got to do with anything? Are you using NFS and pretending at security? Retarded much?

> No constrained delegation - Reliance on weak security tools that must run with root privileges like SUDO.

Never been a problem. Are you letting your users run wild on the machine? Are your stupid?

> Weak control model - hacks like SEL are required to provide control and lockdown.

About as much a "hack" as this. Anything else?

> If you look at a market where Linux is actually used like Webservers, you are much more likely to be hacked running Linux than Windows server.

Reality says no.

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Obama proposes four-point plan to investigate US data spooks

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He's lying - he's flapping his lips.

Seeing how far he has gone in the last 6 years, I hope he doesn't go "further" on anything. The next step might well be FEMA trailers which will then be "investigated".

Also

> Accuses Russia of falling into "cold war thinking"

> Nixes a meeting with Russia because of some "factor"

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2 in 5 top Brit biz bosses expect IT dept to drive 'technical innovation'

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Pointed-haired boss

No, they are paid to want innovation.

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Re: Ahem

Perfect.

You know exactly who will be taking the fall for the latest boardroom cockup and incontinent deployment of a golden parachute.

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NSA gets burned by a sysadmin, decides to burn 90% of its sysadmins

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A New Acronym

NSA -- "No Sysop Agency"

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Re: Works for me

Must try harder. You sound like an old disgruntled prussian who just got wind of the news through the haze of the nurse-delivered sedatives. The troll aura needs nurturing.

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Re: SkyNet

Well, they don't control the nukes, but I hope everyone gets at least CAKE and a rendition of "I want you gone" before the facility is turned over to the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System.

Goodbye, my only friend,

Oh, did you think I meant you?

That would be funny if it weren’t so sad,

Well you have been replaced,

I don’t need anyone now,

When I delete you maybe I’ll stop feeling so bad.

Go make some new disaster,

That’s what I’m counting on,

You’re someone else’s problem,

Now I only want you gone,

Now I only want you gone,

Now I only want you gone.

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This is somehow like the "Life of Brian" "Suicide Commando" which commits suicide...

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Re: No people-

I am very incited!

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Second LulzSec Sony website hacker starts a year in the cooler

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"skilled computer forensics"

query on the NSA database?

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