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NSA To Scientists: We Won't Tell You What We've Told You; That's Classified

Arancaytar Next FOIA Request (106 comments)

- "Please list the FOIA requests you have complied with in the past twelve months"

- "That information is classified."

- "Please state whether or not you will comply with this FOIA request"

- "That information is... " *headexplode*

about two weeks ago
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Gmail Security Is a Problem For Tor Users In Repressive Countries

Arancaytar Re:Authenticator (74 comments)

Yeah, but if you're using a smartphone at all, you'd need expert knowledge to protect your anonymity from it (rooting, etc.). The authenticator app doesn't require network access though (it's basically a time-synchronized security token, afaik), so it might be possible to port it to some non-connected device.

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

Arancaytar Re:Whales? (152 comments)

[cetacean needed]

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

Arancaytar Re:funny that.... (178 comments)

Funny that ebola has been in existence in the modern world since the 70s, yet only now this is coming to light. Oddly enough, this is perfectly timed with someone in the US getting infected.

"Shit, this is on OUR turf now!??! Better do something about it!"

This is not "only now coming to light"; it's just that you couldn't be bothered to read about it until it was spelled out in a Slashdot headline. People didn't start working on this last week. I'm not sure how fast you think medical research works.

about two weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Arancaytar Re:well done mods. (290 comments)

I shall be referring this matter to the German police.

Go do that; their contact address is support@polizei.de

about a month ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Arancaytar Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

> sued

*prosecuted, even.

about 2 months ago
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World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

Arancaytar 4.4 trillion FPS (94 comments)

1 second / 4.4 trillion * 3E8 m/s = 68 microns.

That's the distance light covers between frames. Wow.

about 2 months ago
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Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

Arancaytar 25cm resolution (140 comments)

Oh no! That pixel representing the 25x25 area of my face will violate my privacy so badly if I happen to look up at the wrong moment!

about 2 months ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

Arancaytar Re:It's a TRAP! (175 comments)

It didn't but yahoo is a webmail provider and webmail kinda implies that the provider will either be storing the key or at the very least be able to access it by tweaking some javascript a litte.

Not necessarily. Securely handling keys is indeed impossible for untrusted Javascript, but it should be feasible to provide a browser add-on (analogous to Enigmail for Thunderbird) with a key management UI and PGP bindings for Javascript. As long as that add-on is open-source and vetted by browser vendors, you don't need to trust Yahoo's web page (let alone their server) with your private key.

Ideally, this would be a core part of Firefox / Chrome, or at least a unified add-on, but in practice Yahoo!, Gmail and others would probably insist on making their own.

However, a general-purpose add-on could potentially allow encrypting/signing the content of any text field in a page, so it wouldn't depend on the email provider's support.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots

Arancaytar Do a barrel roll! (51 comments)

(n/t)

about 2 months ago
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Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

Arancaytar Re:hear hear! (406 comments)

Yet calls other people idiots.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

Arancaytar Re:It's open source (430 comments)

Its free, take it or leave it. contribute or STFU.

You don't like it? We don't care.

And the problem isn't ours its yours since you're the one whining.

This attitude is why every single piece of free software that is widely in use (Firefox, Ubuntu, Android, etc.) is developed and distributed by commercial companies. Community-driven development is good at fixing bugs, but sucks when documenting or supporting.

about 3 months ago
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Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

Arancaytar Re:Whew. FFS... (113 comments)

It is from their perspective, which makes this a stupid decision even by their own interests.

about 3 months ago
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Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

Arancaytar Re:One thing they could seize (113 comments)

each time a big truck enters

It's not a big truck!

about 3 months ago
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Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

Arancaytar Whew. FFS... (113 comments)

Sure, let's tear apart the integrity of our global network for the sake of sticking it to a government. Did anyone think through what would happen if you disrupted the network on such a scale? The national ISPs would host their own root, and anyone abroad who wanted to keep accessing those domains would likewise switch to alt roots.

End result, the domain name system gets fractured, ICANN and the US govt retain less control of the internet, and also they look like assholes.

Good thing this was dismissed as the dumb idea it was.

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Arancaytar "pointed" (739 comments)

From Torvalds, that's uncharacteristically friendly.

about 3 months ago
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The Psychology of Phishing

Arancaytar "tell-apart" (128 comments)

What?

about 3 months ago
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Preparing For Satellite Defense

Arancaytar Re:big deal (118 comments)

It's kind of hard to spy on someone surreptitiously with a blimp...

about 3 months ago

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