810 posts • joined 4 Mar 2011
Re: "we just prefer not to be the source of it."
YouTube allows artistic and educational nudity too, unless this has changed recently.
Re: Why not just replace the last-end compression?
" (remember, JPEGs loose information by design)"
AAAAAAARRRRRGHHHH! No they don't.
I assumed they meant loose like you loose an arrow. Or perhaps more like a bunch of cats. Either way, JPEG is used to set information loose on the internet.
Re: What about a GIF squasher too?
Just because it's lossless doesn't mean there can't be more than one way to represent the same data. Consider file compression formats (e.g. ZIP, RAR). Those are obviously lossless and it's quite possible to compress the same data to different degrees. I'm not saying there actually is room to improve GIF encoders, but it's not impossible that there could be.
Re: Spread the risk.
Do we actually know he didn't have more Bitcoins somewhere else?
Re: The problem with Bitcoin @justin - it has no sponsor
It's not possible to print Bitcoins though, is it?
The closest situation would be if someone found a bug that make it possible to give themselves extra bitcoins in the block chain. In which case the response from the "bitcoin hegemony" would be to patch the bug. And if it was severe enough roll back the block chain to undo the damage.
And hey, no one gets blown up. That's plus, right?
A jury trial huh? That's curious. I'd have expected they'd still be trying (however hopelessly) to keep this stuff hush-hush. It almost seems like that has to be an attempt to send a message or something. But damned if I can figure out what the message is.
Re: I don't get it
I'm not sure this is more than inconsistent terminology, but it sounds like Pakistan may have been demanding the video be completely taken down, not just blocked.
I'm sympathetic to people who run ad-supported websites (like this one, for example), so I don't actually run any specifically ad blocking filters. But I do use NoScript and keep the settings pretty strict. I do it to stay safe, but it has the happy side effect of stopping the worst kinds of ads.
So are they trying to get people to uninstall that too? That would be even harder to pass off as legitimate security advice, but they don't seem overly concerned with that so far...
Not to mention, one's own government (or a close ally) poses a more immediate threat. If they take a dislike to you they can have arrested or worse at a moment's notice. China and Russia are both less likely to care and less able to act on anything they learn about me.
Hypothetically, of course.
Looking for cyber criminals? Check next door at the NSA office.
The addition of those media ports is fairly unexpected. I wonder what they have in mind for that.
Re: Call me synical...
You are synical [sic].
I mean, it's true that these phones may well end up in a landfill anyway a few years later. But in the mean time, all those folks in the 3rd world need/want phones. If they're happy with refurbished iPhones, that's potentially 20 million fewer brand new phones that have to be made.
Re: Time to buy
That may very well work out great for you. I sure wish I had bought more when they crashed the first time. Then again I also wish I sold them when they were worth $1000.
Did it operate differently where MtGox was the judge, jury, and executioner for your wallet?
Pretty much. All the exchanges work that way though. You give them money, either bitcoins or dollars, and they say "OK you have that much in your account" then you you can buy or sell with other users more or less instantly while the exchange plays matchmaker (and takes a cut, of course). But it all happens on their books only until you actually take the money back out. I'm not show how that would be possible without trusting the exchange to hold your money for a while.
I am certainly in agreement that this is very risky though. Unless I was doing day trading (which I don't because I'm terrible at it) I would never leave a large amount of money sitting in an exchange.
Come to think of it, since this is apparently applied to the back of the phone, if it did anything at all, wouldn't it more likely reflect radiation back into your head?
Why would "broadcast and on-demand entertainment media streaming" be encrypted in the first place?
DRM, I suppose.
Re: a better example
Maybe... but how do you actually give that "key" to your colleague/boss/FoaF? I doubt if the car simply has a keypad (wouldn't be stylish), so they would probably both need a smart phone and a special app at minimum.
I tried this, but it makes Flappy Bird even harder. Please advise.
There's currently a rumor going around that an App called Talking Angela lets paedos talk to your kids and/or says various outrageous things. All signs point to this being untrue, but I guess this shows some people are at least thinking about these concerns, even if not in a very informed or productive way.
I hope I don't sound too much like a "typical American" here but... why should a US company be all that concerned with British law? It's pretty hard to obey the laws of every country the internet touches. We do of course have libel laws here too, but I understand they're significantly more favorable to the defense.
Re: Today's menu
Okay, I understood all of those but one... what's an 1CEB00DA?
...Unless the CAFE has an ice sculpture of the Buddha, but that seems unlikely.
Didn't they JUST bring five computers into the country? I guess South Korea was waiting for this opportunity.
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Yeah, I don't trust it much either.
But people often point out that money is not real money either, in that you can't jog off to the bank and get a real pound of silver for your pound note. But more importantly, you can in fact buy normal legal products with bitcoins. For instance a company named "Gyft" takes bitcoins in exchange for store credit various businesses including Amazon. It's not quite as simple as paying with a credit card, but too bad either.
Re: Protocol flaw? OK, it happens.
You know, I've done a little more reading on this, and I have to say it does sound like something that should have been fixed before now. Apparently even in the official client, it's possible for this to have some effect. Not so you would lose your money, but it could cause the second of two rapid* transactions to fail if the first one got modified.
*Where rapid means less than one block (i.e. ~10 minutes) apart.
Not that disease resistance isn't worthwhile, but how come nobody ever genetically engineers foods to taste better? The closest I can recall hearing anybody working on was a non-eyewatering onion.
Re: Graph slightly misleading
Not to mention they may have been practicing on one of the many other Flappy Bird clones.
transitive verb in-ˈkript, en-
: to change (information) from one form to another especially to hide its meaning
What part of that definition does salted hashing not satisfy?
Anyway it's obvious they were just trying to put it in layman's terms, for the techies they go on to state what hashing algorithms they used.
Re: Two Down Votes
The downvotes were for being pretentious and cryptic. If you have some meaningful and relevant to this article to say, just say it. Don't make us guess what the connection between Snowden and The Moon is.
I'm having a hard time imagining how this system would balance the needs for freedom, repeatability, and hashing. You need a good deal of freedom, or detail in other words, to select what you want who the whole thing loses its appeal. But enough detail to select a tree is also enough detail to create ambiguity in the outline of a hotel. And of course it's also critical that you be able to select the same area again next time from memory. The obvious solution would be to allow a small amount of error, but how can you compare a fuzzy figure to a hash? I guess you could individually test for all possible combinations of off-by-one errors, but I'm not sure that would really be good enough and it would become impractical fast with more than a few variables.
Re: "In the post – just imagine!"
My mother got a posted spam less than a year ago. At least it was in the mailbox, the post mark looked strange, so I wonder if it wasn't really just dropped in their directly. Anyway, it was something about how she's been awarded 2 free tickets by "US Airlines" (which isn't a real airline) and if she didn't act quickly to claim them, they might be "given to the alternate".
Re: If they were serious about punishment
Now come on, that would be inhumane.
Re: Missing option?
That's what cis means.
Oh well, that's progress
I guess they'll have to start work on Chanel N° 6. I hate to think what kind of ingredients they put in the first four.
Not saying I agree with the message, or the methods. But it's cool to see a Hollywood style hack for a change. Most of the time they just knock a site offline for a while, or else post something lame like "You g0t haxxored by WTFBBQ tE@m lolololol." Or of course they silently siphon off data, which practical but boring. But these guys, they know how to make a good story.
I hope they remembered to log out before the red dot reached their connection.
Re: Google worse than NSA
Also google doesn't murder people with drones based on the data they collect (as far as we know).
It's not wholly unrelated, the NSA does apparently enjoy injecting malware by means of DNS hijacking. Would this be any harder if the US were less involved in DNS? It's difficult to say, but it's not unreasonable to think it might be.
Re: Put away the tinfoil
I don't think that's a fair comparison. One is building a house with no supports so it falls down. The other is building a house with no supports on one side so it falls over and crushes your neighbor's house.
Sure either one could be pure stupidity, but one is more suspicious than the other.
MtGox is a trading platform, not just a wallet, so it does make sense for them to hold your money (virtual or traditional) at least temporarily so you can execute trades without sending it back and forth every time. The other thing is the official Bitcoin client is kind of a pain in some ways. I use it anyway, but I can definitely see it putting people off.
I didn't think the description of the problem here was very good. For anyone still lost let me try:
When you send bitcoins, a transaction is broadcast to the bitcoin netowrk, with an ID based on a hash of the content. But it's possible to fiddle a transaction so that it gets a new hash and new ID, while still containing the same information and remaining valid. (And remember bitcoin is P2P, so this doesn't require unauthorized access to do this.) If the fiddled transaction gets recorded in the blockchain first, the original will fail (because they both spend the same coins). Thus the sender might be fooled into thinking their transaction didn't go through at all, iff they rely solely on the transaction ID to check for that.
This is the first I'd heard of this, but apparently it's been known for some time and the standard bitcoin client will not be fooled by it. But MtGox evidently didn't follow best practices when they designed their custom software.
It does seem like it would be good to do away with this quirk for good if possible, and I guess that's what MtGox is advocating, but that's no excuse for an operation handling as much money as they to to be careless in the mean time.
Re: "fruity firm"
No! they! use! slanted! !s! now! try! to! keep! up!
This one will create a black hole for sure.
I'm often critical of the trend to "simplify" interfaces to the point where all the controls are hidden... well I think someone finally figured out how to go too far the other way. Looking at that thing makes my head hurt.
Huh, I thought civil cases only required a majority. But it doesn't surprise me that there are exceptions to this.
Just make sure it doesn't contain a unique or persistent identifier. It could for example select a number from 0-65535 every hour or so, and if it "sees" another car with the same ID it would just switch to another.
That's not gonna happen though, is it?
What about lichgate?
That's a real word, isn't it? Although I guess it could also refer to a scandal wherein a politician has been revealed as an undead wizard.
Re: Not Japan?
Plus once you've got a robotic tongue, all you have to do is make it longer to create a robotic tentacle.
@ AC 13:11
That's the excuse used for pretty much every bad law ever made.
Now that's what I call seriously questionable, so how about we outlaw lawmaking until that is proven safe.
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