* Posts by Ef'd

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Re: Anything

And with this I nominate Street Kings.

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Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure

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Coat

Well they did knock

I guess the guys inside were expecting Heisenberg.

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Timing attack threatens private keys on SSL servers

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Not quite

That's not the issue here. The problem is with knowing that certain functions take different amounts of time to perform for different inputs. These time differentials allows the attacker to make educated guessed as to the contents of the input.

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Chickens show empathy: Official

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Coat

I thought this was common knowledge since the 90's

I clearly remember bullying a chicken with my sword until I was thrashed mercilessly by all the other chickens in the area

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Mac Trojan uses Windows backdoor code

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IT Angle

Two things to consider

1. If it's not complete, the author doesn't want to risk it being caught before it's even finished.

2. The author may think a disclaimer like that will cover his ass.

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Oddjob Trojan keeps banking sessions open after victims log out

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Joke

Gets its configuration in from a server

Malware 2.0? TaaS (Trojans as a service)? Now we just need a new breed of virus to infect our webapps.

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Opera uncloaks browser for Apple fondleslabs

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IT Angle

Well

For the same reason Google gives away their stuff for free - Opera's able to collect beaucoup amounts of data from people routed through its proxies. They can then sell this info for a tidy profit.

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Facebook system messages subverted by French pranksters

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Stop

Why pay for translators?

This technology works often enough well enough that there's no point in hiring translators. Sure it's subject to trolling attempts - when there's a large enough group to actually dedicate to the task. But it's also easily fixed.

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Vodafone confirms Egypt lock-down

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FAIL

And what good would that do?

You realize that the infrastructure itself is down, right? No internet connection renders tor worthless.

But hey, don't let that stop you from tooting your own horn.

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T-Mobile touts US teen tracker

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IT Angle

Android phones, huh?

So it seems that this is implemented as software. This will be great when some enterprising teen creates a hack to override GPS coordinates reported from the device. Give it a month and every kid will be able to easily lie to their parents about their location: "See? The phone says I was at school all day!"

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Apple tightens screws on hardware hackers

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Joke

why they bothered

isn't obvious? Steve Jobs marched into the industrial design section of Apple and demanded that they begin using star-shaped screws. Duh

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FAA to pilots: Expect 'unreliable or unavailable' GPS signals

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Big Brother

Not a conspiracy theorist, but

Sounds like the government is either testing GPS security or is preparing a way to defend the united states against gps-guided attacks

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Cuckold computer tech faces ID theft charges over Gmail 'hack'

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WTF?

ID theft? Really?

I'm by no means a lawyer, but wouldn't identity theft imply that he assumed her identity? Even though it's Google's end goal to tie a gmail account to a specific person, I highly doubt that email is considered a dimension of one's identity. Now if he were to communicate with others using her account there'd be more of a point to argue, but I haven't read anywhere that he impersonated her.

On the other hand, if he is convicted, then all of my friends who've screwed with my facebook account had better look out.

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Standard smartphone charger to dominate in two years

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Jobs Horns

Apple and USB

I don't think Apple will outfit its products with a micro USB port. More likely, they'll throw in a mUSB-to-dock adapter and call it a day.

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Intel unveils itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny SSDs

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IT Angle

Amazing

What connector is that? it looks like sata of some sort.

It'll be really nice when it gets cheap enough to use for NAS or media purposes, but dual drive storage is a great step in the right direction, especially now that they're large enough to store a modern OS w/applications.

Also, have SSD's moved read/write speed bottlenecks elsewhere?

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Apple ditches Costco. Or vice versa. Or both

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Heart

Welcome to Costco

I love you

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Microsoft wades into interwebulator chat about Hotmail

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A resounding sentiment

Hotmail is irrevocably tied to people who chose their handle at age 11 and those looking for a disposable email address.

Just like most of the comments I read, I agree that they need some serious rebranding.

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Amazon Kindles cash from Wikileaks

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Couldd go either way

They could get pissed off since Amazon's selling the docs, or they may give Amazon a pass for dumping wikileaks from their hosting service by making the information available.

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Wikileaks DDoSser 'Jester' in phantom cop raid tomfoolery

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FAIL

A script kiddie? Probably not

According to the article, he used software he developed

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Google ends 'do be evil, if you want a top ranking' policy

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Grenade

So

When does Google release it's new (beta!) GBB service?

That's Google Business Bureau for all of you who won't see it coming.

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'ALIEN' LIFE FOUND in California

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Joke

This is no surprise

My wife's been subsisting on arsenic for the past 2 years!

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'Smear agricultural land with human poo'

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Coat

Well

They won't be standing on solid ground when there's an E.Coli epidemic... it'll be rather muddy.

Grabbin my coat for when shit hits the fan

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Cryptographers crack system for verifying digital images

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Heart

Russians

"The Russian company mocked the system by posting doctored photos authenticated by the system purporting to show Russian cosmonauts landing on the moon ahead of US astronauts and Joseph Stalin brandishing an iPhone."

Gotta love them.

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Apple Facetime flings out frightening random calls

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Thumb Up

This

I'm calling it as this too.

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Google plays coy on Chrome OS

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Alert

But....

But that's actually going to be released...

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iPad apps: the 10 smartest and 10 stupidest

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TRWTF?

You're on the wrong site bro.

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Google chucks personal ratings to the Hotpot

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Badgers

Well

Google is Santa Claus

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Facebook unveils 'next-gen' messaging system

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Good for them

I've thought for sometime that texting and email should converge, seeing as how the only apparent difference to the common user is the endpoint. Might as well throw chat/tweeting into that mix.

I'm as cautious about vertical integration as the next person here, but the idea won't be tied to facebook for long.

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World's largest pilot union shuns full-body scanners

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Joke

Well...

Maybe you shouldn't have such a suspiciously large package in your carry-on

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Hacker unshackles Kinect from Xbox

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FAIL

It's like Godwin's Law for Apple

Hey bro, thanks for bringing Apple into this. Totally relevant to the story at hand. yup

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IT Angle

Microsoft's handling this poorly, sure...

Sure Microsoft's handling this poorly, but they may be selling the Kinect peripheral at cost or at a loss to get people to buy 360's. They may even have plans to sell it for the PC eventually, charging for the driver/software in the process. Also they may be concerned with a third-party effort since it will not perform as well as it would with their own software.

..just sayin'

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Disguised impostor clears international flight

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Pint

B for attention to detail

F for lack of commitment

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Rocks, hard places and Congo minerals

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FAIL

You've completely missed the point

That's the other side of the same coin - if you cannot tell that the minerals came from DRC, how can you tell that the minerals /didn't/ come from DRC?

Read the article again. The papertrail cannot be trusted, rendering any audit worthless.

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Dolphin speaks: Ditch the iPad, give me the Toughbook!

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Title

I think the dolphins noticed the humans' fear. As in the guy holding the slab was afraid of dropping it, and the dolphin picked up on that.

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Notorious Koobface worm ported to Mac OS X

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IT Angle

this shit is boonanas

I can't wait to read up on how it operates.

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Microsoft's Office ribbon hits Mac fans

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Grenade

Installed Office 2011 Monday

And I like the way the ribbon looks. It looks much better than its Windows counterpart.

What I don't like, however, is Visual Basic for Applications.

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Bling brings Facebook likes into meatspace

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Pint

Time for a beer

I think it's about playing kids games at a library or a meat-market or something. They even mentioned connecting fans. Sounds pretty boring to me

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Schmidt: I 'misspoke' over Street View

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Pint

Poor Schmidt

The poor guy never grew out of the nerdy/awkward middle-schooler phase where everything out of his mouth was guaranteed to creep someone right the fuck out

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Obama consults Steve Jobs on making America great again

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Heart

Heh

The Political Reality Distortion Field? Sounds redundant.

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Joke

Welp

I think Steve already knows how to create more Jobs

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Chinese regime opens Google Earth rival

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Badgers

Or

I'm assuming the government's in control of infrastructure development and maintenance. so it's not hard to reason that they would want to help their country progress by giving citizens access to accurate data.

Also remember Google's based in a foreign country, and hasn't exactly shown itself to be trustworthy, even in its homeland.

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Apple threatens Java with death on the Mac

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Thumb Up

I'm glad Apple is doing this

Apple's Java implementation has always felt half-assed to me. Withdrawing it means someone with more resources to devote to a mac port - say, for example, Oracle - will pick up the slack and keep it in line with the Windows and Linux versions.

Oh, and I don't particularly care for Java anyway.

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Former White House advisor wants cybercrime haven crackdown

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Grenade

The cold war all over again

I hear that Iran just acquired the low orbit ion cannon...

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Google tracks inflation with interwebs data

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IT Angle

Remember PageRank?

I think this is where PageRank would come into play. Prices on goods from sites that rank low have less of an effect than ones from high-ranking sites.

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Half-a-billion users don't mean API payola

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Linux

Reasons

Most companies I've seen open source their products are attempting to follow the redhat model: give the software away and charge for support.

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Microsoft assembles unlikely band of brothers against patent trolls

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Jobs Horns

The devil?

That's quite some hyperbole.

Microsoft doesn't have the quite the same power that they wielded at the turn of the millennium.

Furthermore, there's a lot at stake considering the precedent this ruling would set - for everyone involved. And no, this isn't some sort of karmic payback, since this kind of ruling harms the industry as a whole.

Plus, haven't the pitchfork and horns been passed on to Google or Apple in your eyes?

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Facebook staff get stuck into NFC

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Coat

Well

I would love something mobile and not touched by an overseeing company and allows me to visually understand how much I'm providing for goods and services..

Oh wait, that's cash.

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Google whacks Spanish TV station in court

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Pint

Cheers

Copyright holders know exactly what to look out for and when someone actually violates their copyright.

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T-Mobile sued for censoring weed service

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Tits

I thought if a courier began filtering anything they would be responsible for everything? As in they'd lose their common courier status.

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Google dismisses engineer who violated privacy policy

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Spies don't just get fired, they get burned.

I feel the same way, since it'd essentially be a black-balling move on Google's part. However, it does send a strong message to anyone thinking of doing something similar: there are serious consequences for privacy invasions.

All said, of course Google wouldn't know how to keep a person's private info secret.

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