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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

0123456 Re:I dont get it (77 comments)

If you ask google.com for a certificate and it sends you one that's not for google.com, your browser will already warn you.

But...if the government of Mitmistan signs a certificate that claims to be google.com, your browser will accept that, even though it's actually being used by the government to hijack your browser session.

The whole CA thing worked OK when there were only a few CAs, but it's a disaster today when there are about a bazillion of them and any of them can sign a certificate pretending to be any site in the world.

yesterday
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

0123456 Re:Wreak havoc on corporate networks, SSL observat (77 comments)

Then perhaps you should browse personal sites on your own dime, not the company network.

Then what's the problem? Mozilla will no longer let employees do that.

yesterday
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This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

0123456 Re: Detroit: Don't think you can do in a day... (93 comments)

Soooo... You suggest keeping people or businesses in areas at gunpoint to milk them economically when the denizens of the area become incredibly hostile to them politically and socially?

Well, yes. That's the Democrat way.

yesterday
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

0123456 Re:*drool* (148 comments)

When will CPU ever matter for gaming, unless your running some terribly-written Java game?

When consoles stop shipping with such crappy CPUs.

yesterday
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

0123456 Re:Loose Lips Sinik Ships (236 comments)

Yeah, which is why the judge is asking to be allowed to review the material for constitutionality in private.

Is there any possible way that a 'No Fly List' could be constitutional?

yesterday
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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

0123456 Re:Executive Orders Need to Expire, and Quickly (180 comments)

If the president had to go through congress to do everything, nothing would get done.

That's...exactly... the... point.

The US government was designed to prevent things being done, because it was supposed to do very little. Probably 90% of the things the Federal government do are unconstitutional.

yesterday
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

0123456 Re:Ukrainians are a modern civilized people ... (804 comments)

Ukrainians are a modern, western, civilized people. Arming them is quite different than arming religious fanatics looking to recreate the middle ages.

Tell that to the passengers on MH17.

Regardless of which group of Ukrainians shot them down, those passengers would be alive if that side didn't have high-performance anti-aircraft missiles.

2 days ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

0123456 So (804 comments)

Is this a real invasion this time, or just another made-up fake invasion, like last time?

Last I heard, it sounded like the "Ukrainian separatist's" (why is that in quotes?) had the remnants of the Ukrainian army on the run, so it's probably a good time for another propaganda wave.

2 days ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

0123456 Re:All new passenger cars and light trucks (256 comments)

No-one's going to willingly pay for it because it's retarded. Any system that relies on external communication will be spoofed and abused.

Whereas pretty much every auto manufacturer is now offering optional collision avoidance systems based on cameras and/or radar, which are relatively hard to spoof and improving all the time. Clearly no-one needs to mandate broadcast systems which aren't needed and are inherently unsafe.

2 days ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

0123456 Re:Short range transmission =! privacy concern (256 comments)

That just means you need a receiver every few hundred metres to track everyone. That's not particularly expensive, at least in cities or along major highways.

2 days ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

0123456 Re:Official Vehicles (256 comments)

Well, duh. Once they have mandatory tracking of all vehicles, you really think they won't use it?

2 days ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

0123456 Re:ugh (314 comments)

The 3TB WD drives in my home RAID have 25,000 and 39,000 power-on hours and no problems so far. I'd been thinking of replacing them with 6TB drives, so hopefully this means the price will be coming down.

I've only had one 1TB+ drive fail out of about a dozen here, and that just got a bad block, so I was still able to copy almost everything off (hence the 14,000 hour difference between the two drives above).

3 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

0123456 Re:Steering wheels are nice, but... (503 comments)

What is the point of cruise control that you have to babysit in case your car suddenly decides to do twice the speed limit?

Cruise control already requires me to, you know, like steer and not hit stuff and crap like that. I'm not just sitting there falling asleep as I wait to see if the car is going to do something stupid.

And, no, I really don't see much point in cruise control myself. I rarely use it.

3 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

0123456 Re:Never gonna work ... (503 comments)

So, what exactly is the driver supposed to do when a kid runs out of the road in front of them and the computer instantly hands control back to them to avoid liability?

3 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

0123456 Re:find the fallacy (503 comments)

Uh, no, you got it wrong.

Just like autopilot failures, when the 'driverless' car fails, it will instantly hand control back to the driver, who then crashes, giving a 100% 'driver error' rate.

3 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

0123456 Re:Steering wheels are nice, but... (503 comments)

What's the point of a 'driverless' car that I have to babysit in case it decides to drive through a crowd of schoolkids at 90mph?

3 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

0123456 Re:How does it handle the unexpected? (503 comments)

You probably also think we'll all sit around living a life of leisure in the future, because robots will do all the work, right?

3 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

0123456 Re:Never gonna work ... (503 comments)

How do you plan to handle 300 cars all trying to pull over and stop at the same time, because they have no idea what to do?

3 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

0123456 Re:Star Trek (503 comments)

You don't need seatbelts in a self-driving vehicle, because they'll never crash.

Or something.

3 days ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

0123456 Re:Doesn't need much to make it right (251 comments)

The problem though is that those UI ideas fail dismally on small-screen touch devices.

Yeah, so?

I run Windows on a desktop PC to play games. I don't give a crap about what it looks like on a small-screen touch device, but I care a lot about what it looks like on a big-screen monitor or two.

And Window 8 looks like crap.

3 days ago

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