Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

AndroSyn Re:"Downvoting" fucks everything up. (100 comments)

All the best posts on /. are modded -1. I just feel like I'm only hearing half of the conversation when you view the comments without the -1 posts. /. isn't the same without it.

Oh and fuck beta :D

about a month ago
top

Human Blood Substitute Could Help Meet Donor Blood Shortfall

AndroSyn All they got was the money to do the research... (172 comments)

It sounds like they just got awarded funding to do the research, which is nice and all. If money was the solution to all of the world's medical problems, surely we would have solved all sorts of issues by now, but science just doesn't work that way. Now don't get me wrong, I hope they succeed in producing a blood substitute, but I'll get excited when they have an available product.

about a month and a half ago
top

Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

AndroSyn Re:On behalf of all network specialists, (197 comments)

His point is, slashdot doesn't even have an IPv6 address, he's using 6to4 NAT and can still reach the site. The IPv4 address for slashdot is embedded in the IPv6 address.

$ ping6 slashdot.org
PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) 2001:8b0:ca12:3193:7dc2:1078:67fb:31f4 --> 2001:8b0:6464::666:616:d822:b52d
16 bytes from 2001:8b0:6464::666:616:d822:b52d, icmp_seq=0 hlim=241 time=165.418 ms
16 bytes from 2001:8b0:6464::666:616:d822:b52d, icmp_seq=1 hlim=241 time=121.267 ms

The IPv6 address he was pinging was as follows: 2001:8b0:6464::666:616:d822:b52d

The d822:b52d in the IPv6 address, is actually the IPv4 address for slashdot:

d8 = 216
22 = 34
b5 = 181
2d = 45

$ host -t a slashdot.org
slashdot.org has address 216.34.181.45

Make sense? ;)

about a month and a half ago
top

New OpenSSL Man-in-the-Middle Flaw Affects All Clients

AndroSyn Re: Key phrase of vulnerability : (217 comments)

How does LibreSSL fix users who do stupid things? This I'd like to know...

about a month and a half ago
top

Intel Wants To Computerize Your Car

AndroSyn Re:Car = driving (191 comments)

Today's cars and electronics will be 30 year old some day. Are you sure you want to integrate them?

Most cars on the road today certainly aren't going to be on the road in 30 years. Especially not cars with out of date radio systems. This is on purpose you know? Automakers want you to buy a new car every 3-5 years, not every 20 to 30 years. They *WANT* the cars to feel outdated in 5 years. You don't make money selling reliable cars anymore. You make money selling an endless line of lemons that mostly do the job of driving while otherwise having the interior fall apart into exploding bits of plastic over time.

about 2 months ago
top

Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

AndroSyn YMMV as they say... (432 comments)

I've got a flex fuel suv, that I do run E85 in from time to time, when I can find it. Even then, I will only typically fill up on E85 when its at least 20% cheaper per gallon that gasoline. Otherwise, you are paying more for less energy. I usually see a reduction in MPG running on E85, if its a full tank, usually close to 20%. With that said, if you are planning longer trips, through the midwest, E85 can possibly save you a little bit of cash in some places. I took the trip out to the Dayton Hamvention this year, running mostly on E85.

Like they say, YMMV.

about a month ago
top

Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

AndroSyn Re:JOE (522 comments)

I do pretty much all of my text editing(coding etc) with JOE as well. I too started out as a Slackware user in the mid 90s. I had jumped straight from DOS(where I was used to WordStar) to Slackware, so JOE made me feel pretty much at home...20 years later, I'm still using JOE.

about 2 months ago
top

OpenBSD 5.5 Released

AndroSyn Re:NetBSD time_t (128 comments)

I disagree. Look at multiarch support in Linux. There is little reason to support 32-bit binaries on 64-bit architectures, _especially_ for FOSS software.

Not all platforms are as brain damaged as the x86. On SPARC64 type systems, you'll find that most all software is run in 32bit mode, as the ABI still allows you full register access. Most software doesn't need to access more than 4GB of memory anyways.

Also there is a lot of non-FOSS software that is only available as Linux x86 32bit executables, keeping that 32 ABI compatiblity sure is useful as well on a 64bit system.

It's not entirely unthinkable to run a 64bit kernel on X86-64 and run entirely a 32bit userspace, in fact, it might run a little bit faster as a lot of the software would have a smaller cache footprint, yet the kernel would still support large amounts of physical memory without PAE tricks.

Just because *YOU* think is convoluted and not useful, doesn't mean it doesn't make sense to someone else.

       

about 3 months ago
top

Interview: Ask Bruce Perens What You Will

AndroSyn Re:Whatever happened to codec2? (129 comments)

Thanks! I've been a little bit out of the loop lately on radio stuff sadly.

about 4 months ago
top

Interview: Ask Bruce Perens What You Will

AndroSyn Whatever happened to codec2? (129 comments)

I saw you giving out flyers regarding codec2(a free audio codec intended for amateur radio purposes) at the Dayton Hamvention a few years ago. Are you still involved with the codec2 project? Does it still exist or did it die?

about 4 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

AndroSyn Re:you mean behavior control device? (478 comments)

Then what exactly was his point then? Other than to be a whiny Brit on a US based site?

I took his off-topic comment, turned it into an example of how people try to derail discussions on serious topics, by injecting something pointless and intentionally divisive.

As for yourself, very nice that you use derogatory slurs to try to get your point across? Fag? Euroscum? Really? That says a lot more about you than anything else.

about 5 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

AndroSyn Re:you mean behavior control device? (478 comments)

If you prefer, a "Behaviour control device", then sure, it seems like something that would be used widely in the UK.

But I guess your nitpick over the letter u I guess is a good metaphor for what is going on in our societies currently. We're losing our civil liberties while we're all too distracted by arguments over pointless details, like the letter u, or screaming over hot button social issues that really do nothing but pander for votes.

Keep on distracting yourself... :D

about 5 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

AndroSyn you mean behavior control device? (478 comments)

Really, what you want is a behavior control device, not a anti-camera device. Seriously, what the fuck? Why shouldn't people be allowed to take photos on the bus? What do they have to hide? If people want to take photos of each other on the bus, why shouldn't they?

I reject your fascist attempts at controlling others, as should others as well. In short fuck you and fuck beta.

about 5 months ago
top

A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

AndroSyn why not just use shell aliases? (96 comments)

alias gstatus='git status'
alias gcommit='git commit'

Or whatever other commands you want? I don't see the need for a purpose built shell when aliases would work just fine?

Some people just want to overengineer things I guess...

about 5 months ago
top

How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors

AndroSyn Re:Boycott (180 comments)

I don't usually respond to off-topic stuff like this, but seriously what the fuck is up with the beta design? This crap is terrible...absolutely terrible. Do not want. I've been wondering why I still stick around /. but I think the new site might be the final nail in the coffin for me.

RIP /. you used to suck, now you just fail.

about 6 months ago
top

Where Old Hard Disks (with Digital Secrets) Go To Die

AndroSyn Re:degaussing fails on SSD (128 comments)

I'd imagine physically shred the SSDs back into sand? When I've needed to destroy an SSD, I've just taken a power drill to the flash chips.

about 6 months ago
top

TrueCrypt Master Key Extraction and Volume Identification

AndroSyn Re:Memory dump lol (222 comments)

Yes, TrueCrypt implies windows.

The parent implied that his use of Linux and ecryptfs somehow protected him from this type of attack, which really it doesn't, just this particular implementation of this attack.

My point is, that other full disk encryption implementations are typically vulnerable to the same sort of attack, that is the encryption key is going to be stored in memory.

There are in fact tools to extract keys over firewire(or other methods) for a variety of operating systems, not just Windows and TrueCrypt, consider Inception

about 6 months ago
top

TrueCrypt Master Key Extraction and Volume Identification

AndroSyn Re:Memory dump lol (222 comments)

Well a few points...

Well, you can use swap partitions, if they're encrypted. There are other ways to get a memory dump as well, you know. There are various nefarious ways to do this, if you are clever ;)

But what makes you think that if an attacker were able to get a memory dump of your system somehow(perhaps via firewire as an example), that ecryptfs on Linux would fare any better than TrueCrypt with regards to extracting the key from said memory dump.

The choice of operating system isn't really relevant here...

about 6 months ago
top

Why the NSA Piggybacks On Consumer Tracking

AndroSyn Re:What else can you do? (62 comments)

I'd consider TOR exit nodes to be fully monitored, so obviously you'd want to take all of the steps above as well, when browsing over TOR.

about 7 months ago

Submissions

AndroSyn hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

AndroSyn has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...