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Security Industry Incapable of Finding Firmware Attackers

C18H27NO3 Hardware gap (94 comments)

At least one of the systems I've owned in the past required a jumper to be set before BIOS could be written to/flashed/modified.
I thought that was a boon and would certainly defeat any nefarious flashing. Something like that should be standard.

about 4 months ago

Meet the Developers Who Want To Build the Next Snapchat

C18H27NO3 Re:Stupid (61 comments)

The entire concept is stupid. Screenshots.

Exactly. The same could be said in regards to private Facebook profiles.
Nothing stops someone that is part of the private group to make available anything that they see to others not in the group. eg., Save the page, the text, pictures, screenshot it, etc.

about 5 months ago

ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops

C18H27NO3 Re:Can confirm (289 comments)

I have Comcast myself.
What I find odd is that Netflix runs perfectly fine for me on both laptop and phone but Comcast's own xfinitytv streaming is a barrage of jitter and pauses.(Wired laptop, wireless phone)
It makes no sense.

about 5 months ago

Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed

C18H27NO3 Re:I assume it's a typo... (173 comments)

Reading the summary I thought that was a seriously odd name for the bill, as well.
It's nonsensical. If the sole purpose of the bill were to flat out outlaw smartphones then it's an apt name, but that's not the spirit of the bill so it's a dumb name altogether.

about 5 months ago

Ugly Trends Threaten Aviation Industry

C18H27NO3 Cue the Stratofortress (473 comments)

The B-52 completed fifty years of continuous service ... it is expected to serve into the 2040s.

At least they must be doing something right.

about 6 months ago

Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating

C18H27NO3 Re:What are the questions? (313 comments)

How To Turn A Key 101. In seriousness I was wondering the same thing.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

C18H27NO3 Over a decade (246 comments)

Windows XP has been out for 12 years and they just started to look into the problem last month?

about 6 months ago

Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own

C18H27NO3 Re:Pure Oxygen? (375 comments)

I'm not a diver but don't they use Helium/mix of Helium(?) when diving for certain circumstances also?

about 6 months ago

Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

C18H27NO3 Re:Billions of Androids (511 comments)

My sentiments exactly.

about 6 months ago

F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen Cancels RSA Talk In Protest

C18H27NO3 Re:character map (248 comments)

Or alternatively [Start], charmap in the run box, Enter key.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?

C18H27NO3 Re: Slashdot being a prime example of bad (382 comments)

If I understand correctly you want to initiate the score filter? On it's the gear to the right of the [All] [Outstanding] [Funny] tabs.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?

C18H27NO3 Re:Slashdot being a prime example of bad (382 comments)

I just brought Slashdot up on my phone (Sprint Galaxy S3) and it popped right up without any issues. No performance or formatting problems that I could see in either Chrome or Firefox. /shrug

about 7 months ago

Indiana State Police Acknowledge Use of Cell Phone Tracking Device

C18H27NO3 Re:Possible countermeasure... (155 comments)

I won't pretend to know how they do it either but even if that were the case it would still show that tower ID in a different location from where the valid one is. eg., The map would show tower 00699 499m away at -72dBm but at some point before or after would show tower 00699 (the real one) 742m away at -65dBm. That certainly wouldn't jive for a static tower to have been in two different places.

about 7 months ago

Indiana State Police Acknowledge Use of Cell Phone Tracking Device

C18H27NO3 Re:Possible countermeasure... (155 comments)

I have an app on my Android phone that logs cell tower locations and plots them on a map. I wonder if this Stingray device's ID would show up in multiple locations whenever it's moved. If so, that in itself would give it away in places that it's being used.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

C18H27NO3 Re:One of Them (555 comments)

I started playing EverQuest in 2000 and still play to this day regularly raiding in one of the top guilds. Why? Because I enjoy it and that's the important part. Granted it's the only game I play (MMO or otherwise) but I just can't get into others, especially since I've become so accustomed to my EQ char over the last 13 years.

about 8 months ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

C18H27NO3 Re:Link broken? (1191 comments)

Agreed on it not taking advantage of space on the left and right, rather wasting it. I went to my graphics settings and rotated the display 90 degrees and it actually looked perfect that way. But alas, we don't read that way normally.

about 10 months ago

Google Glass Integration For Cars Is Coming: Neat Idea Or Crazy Town?

C18H27NO3 Re:AD's (102 comments)

Instead of the ads being intrusive they'll probably just project them as a 3D hologram on the roof of your car so everyone can see them.

about a year ago

Dmitry Itskov Wants To Help You Live Forever Via an Android Avatar

C18H27NO3 Re:Transporters (383 comments)

In a sense this already goes on with our bodies throughout our lives. We don't have any of the cells we started off with when we were born, for example. So technically we already are copies of a copy of a copy ...

about a year ago

Israeli Army Retweeting 1967 War As It Happened

C18H27NO3 I wonder (317 comments)

What's the over/under on some news outlet somewhere posting this as Breaking News as if it's currently happening? Wouldn't be the first time media misunderstood intent.

about a year ago


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