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Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

Bradmont Re:what about? (215 comments)

Unless you were, say, in /etc, this wouldn't really do much harm. The only file containing a . in my / is initrd.img, which even if it weren't a symlink, is easy to to regenerate.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

Bradmont A share-alike clause? (211 comments)

It would be amazing if he added a share-alike clause to licensing these patents. That is to say, make it free to use any of Tesla's patents, under the condition that you provide the same free access, under the same conditions, to any technology your company develops as a derivitave.

about a month ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

Bradmont Re:Absolutely disgusting (875 comments)

This is why I constantly fear for my life and don't ever go out after dark in the multicultural hell hole of violence and degeneracy that is Canada.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

Bradmont Re:So they are begginig the monopoly (100 comments)

They could also theoretically be required to update the extension to a backdoored version; on a mass scale it would probably be noticed, but if done in an individual, targeted basis, it could probably pass unseen. Even that is a step in the right direction though; the problem with mass surveilence is that it is just that, en masse; if it's forced down to individual persons of interest, well, then that's definitely a good thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

Bradmont Re:But can you actually trust it? (100 comments)

If it's an implementation of OpenPGP, then the algorithms are very trustworthy and have been vetted repeteatedly over the long term. Since it's a Chrome extension, it will be written in Javascript, so the source should be available to verify. It will also be intercompatible with every other OpenPGP implementation, and if those are backdoored, we're all doomed anyway. The only reasonable attack vector an entity like the NSA would have (assuming the extension audits clean) would be to force google to update it to a corrupted version, which they presumably could have the power to do en masse or for individual users. I doubt that would go unnoticed for long though. And if it leads to a dramatic uptick in the adoption of secure email, IMO it's worth the risk.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

Bradmont Yosemite? (411 comments)

So is this Apple's answer to Vegemite? Definitely a bold move from Mr. Cook.

about 1 month ago
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US Wireless Carriers Shifting To Voice Over LTE

Bradmont Re:Will it count against the data? (126 comments)

Will it count against the data, or will it be counted per minute? Per byte sounds more reasonable.

Do you have any doubt that it will be counted as both?

about a month ago
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Why Mobile Wallets Are Doomed

Bradmont Immobile wallet (272 comments)

So I need to go back to lugging my safe around?

about 2 months ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

Bradmont Re:Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra (465 comments)

In the computer dev context, I thought it might have meant breaking/deleting/shttuing off their development environments/computers.

about 4 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

Bradmont Re:Star Trek covered this (914 comments)

This was also the first thing I thought of. While the summary crosses ethilcal lines with talk about virtually limitless sentences, I think this is a potentially *more* humane form of punishment than what we do now. Of course in the DS9 episode, it was unjustly administered and the virtual prision conditions were awful, but this sort of treatment could mitigate some of the reintegration problems that people coming out of prison experience. They could serve a 10 year sentence without missing 10 years of their family's life, of cultural advance, of lost wages, and so on.

about 4 months ago
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NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

Bradmont How? (320 comments)

So do they have the cooperation of the target country? Or have the infiltrated the entire communications infrastructure of the world? This is really creepy.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat

Bradmont Re:Firefox OS is great... (205 comments)

Install Emacs. All you'll need then is a text editor.

about 4 months ago
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Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

Bradmont Re:*Shrug* (304 comments)

You can also get the paper books far cheaper if you buy them used. You can also sell them after you're done with them. It's called ownership, and it's becoming less and less accepted by the copyright industry.

about 6 months ago
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Startup Out of MIT Promises Digital Afterlife — Just Hand Over Your Data

Bradmont Re:Arnold Rimmer sir... (241 comments)

He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
Without him life would be much grimmer...

about 6 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

Bradmont Re:Canadian driving (723 comments)

No. My car is seven years old with 170 000km on it (a little over 100k miles), and we're on our 2 1/2th set of tires (long story why, but we wind up replacing 2 at a time). This is in a province where winter tires are required from December 15 to March 15.

about 6 months ago
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VC Likens Google Bus Backlash To Nazi Rampage

Bradmont Why do we pubslish these comments? (683 comments)

The man is obviously an idiot. Why do news sites carry these sorts of comments? If it weren't for the, "OMG LOOK WHAT THIS GUY SAID!!!" reactionary attention grab, these sorts of comments would get exactly the response they deserve: being ignored by everyone.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study

Bradmont Re:Unfortunately, More to Come (338 comments)

Unfortunately spaceface.com is already registered. Here I thought I had my one shot at making millions...

about 5 months ago
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Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

Bradmont Re:Get off my lawn? (459 comments)

I use capslock to switch keyboard layouts, as I need to regularly type in two different languages. It's quite handy for that.

about 6 months ago

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