27 posts • joined 4 May 2010
Winkle One and Two?
I would have gone with Winkledee and Winkledum.
hash(salt + password)
Security isn't rocket surgery, people.
Launch scheduled to take place at 1307 EST?
An elite space truck would wait another 30 minutes.
What it really needs is a Playmobil image.
SecureBoot is not the problem
I'm pretty sure that no one has ever said, "I'm not buying a Surface because I can't install Android on it." If punters want Android, they'll buy a slab built for Android.
And why would MS ever allow SecureBoot to be disabled? The potential increase in hardware sales (which I think is nil) would be overcome by the loss of Windows Store App sales. I thought the goal of locking down the hardware was to sell more software?
If you want to talk about dying, I think Rory had Adric beat at least 5 to 1. How many times did Rory die, anyway?
It depends on the size. From the report: "we denote SHA-224 as in the legacy only division of our analysis", and "for near term use we recommend SHA-256 and for long term use SHA-512."
I only hope...
... that Temple Run is not on the list of affected apps. I AM SOOOO CLOSE TO ESCAPING THE STUPID TEMPLE AND FINALLY BEATING TEH GAME!!!!1
I'm sorry, Google...
... I don't want you to live on my face.
"everybody understood the principle"
But not everybody can apply it, which is why thedailywtf.com exists today.
veni, vidi, V.D. ...
I came, I saw, I cankered.
I wouldn't use the camera, but a phone has many sources for entropy, including some (accelerometer, touch screen, antennae, etc.) not found on a desktop or laptop. Kind of shocked that a function called SecureRandom is actually neither.
I keep misreading the name of Trevor's system as WIN-FHQWHGADS. I will now waste the next 4 hours watching old Homestar Runner videos...
"why bother with WinRT?"
I would assume battery life and tablet-optimised apps. So that raises the question: does WinRT have better battery life and/or apps than full Win8? I would like to see that comparison.
... also known as "capitalists".
Here in the US, kids smother everything in ketchup. As they become adults, they smother everything in ranch dressing. Might explain why the rest of the world thinks we have no taste.
Forget about phones...
I'm looking forward to having this technology in my car. Touchscreen consoles look great but are unsafe. It'd be nice to be able to feel some of the more common controls. I miss being able to turn on the A/C without taking my eyes off the road.
I can't wait for fusion...
...not for the cheap and clean energy, or for the benefits to the environment and the human race, but because it will mean not having to read stories like this ever again.
There were still inherent design flaws in the machine. For example, the fastest moving wheel was on the right-hand (output) side of the machine. This meant that, for long stretches of messages, the whole rest of the machine could be treated as a constant, which made breaking the codes possible. You're right about human factors making it even easier, but Enigma was not perfect.
Re: Music and relationships
No matter what you do, make backups. Trust me.
re: dire wolf
"...lets see thos b????ds shoot that sucker."
That would just be a challenge to my fellow Americans to buy better guns. I don't want all my neighbors to be so well armed!
Loved the Pringles rocket...
The words at the top, "Instant Win", said it all...
I need to check my calendar...
Feels too much like the first day of April!
The Raymond Chen vs. Jonathan Ive Scenario
The classic OS upgrade philosophical battle... Would you rather have an OS with shiny new features that broke all your old apps? Or would you rather have all your old apps work forever at the cost of a bloated OS full of compatibility hacks?
Surprised to see them crack the top ten. England and USA had better not take them lightly...
Imagine having to download Photoshop every time you pointed your browser at that web page.
An American radio personality asserted that the correct usage is "tased", not "tasered". Can we get a ruling from The Register Grammarical Department? Personally, I would have used "tackled and punched in the face", but I don't write these stories.
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