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UPS: We've Been Hacked

CimmerianX New Normal (62 comments)

I've now come to realize that it is the norm to cancel and request new credit cards/debit cards every 3 quarter just in case my card number has been compromised by one of these hacks.

Maybe if the whole country did the same, banks would finally switch to a more secure card.

about a week ago

Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

CimmerianX No browser (376 comments)

So what if I only have an ubuntu server running at my house with no graphical browser.... I don't think Lynx is up to the task.

about two weeks ago

China Cracks Down On Mobile Messaging

CimmerianX Re:needed in US (58 comments)

The best argument against Democracy is to have a 5 minute conversation with the average citizen.

about three weeks ago

Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

CimmerianX Re:PGP Is the easy part. Key mgmt is hard (175 comments)

That's why you should create a revocation certificate when you create the keypair. If you upload the revocation cert to the DB, the keys get removed.

But yes... my first keypair that I created something like 17 years ago when I was first learning about gpg are still in the DBs and come up when my name is searched. It gives me a chuckle.

about three weeks ago

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload

CimmerianX Laser? (109 comments)

...Because it's always a good idea to give robots lasers. What's the worst that could happen?

about a month ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

CimmerianX What will cops do for their Quota? (435 comments)

IF everyone is in an automatic car that obeys all traffic laws all the time, will there be no more traffic tickets?

If an auto ca can drop someone off at the airport then drive back home, what will happen to all the long term parking garages?

If an auto car will find it's own parking space, is that the end of valets?

I for one am happy to see all that crap come to an end.

about a month and a half ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

CimmerianX Re:Obviously... (435 comments)

That's why I'm never giving up my 1970 Mustang.... No tracking and I can still repair it in my garage.

about a month and a half ago

Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

CimmerianX Re:Or, you know (150 comments)

Exactly this.... and disabling said feature will generate an automatic fine for not keeping the house in proper working order by your association or local city council.

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

CimmerianX Re:Not likely. (365 comments)

Hardware Wise, Windows will never compete with Apple. OSX only needs to support a very, very limit set of hardware components. The Devs know exactly what video, what memory, what board, etc are included in the Macs.

Windows needs to be able to support all the various different types of hardware out there, usually relying on crappy 3rd party drivers for functionality.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do Any Development Shops Build-Test-Deploy On A Cloud Service?

CimmerianX We do this (119 comments)

I'm IT for a company that does this for 95% of dev/test/qa systems. It's worked out pretty well. Most servers are spun up and then chef'ed, used, then deleted after tests/whetever are complete. We do keep our code in house. SVN/GIT/ and Jenkins along with server build farms are all in house. The cloud services are expensive, but since IT has automated the deployment process for the cloud hosts, it works out better than keeping enough hardware in house to meed all test/qa needs. Plus less hardware in house equals less admin time which is a plus for us.

about 5 months ago

Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It

CimmerianX Would this work (131 comments)

I wonder if we could get I.T. work designated as a manufacturing product also. Have Government slap a tax on outsourced IT work.... I'd like that alot.

about 6 months ago

'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

CimmerianX Re:Why (606 comments)

Because the mayors of town centers want the business and all the revenue it brings inside the city. The suburbs may be a whole other municipality and city. Just follow the money.

about 6 months ago

ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy

CimmerianX Re:Every vehicle entering NYC (152 comments)

They do this in Miami also. Every lic plate is scanned for toll by plate. Very easy to believe that vehicle data is stored and can be searched later for patterns.... or instant hits are recorded when searching for specific cars.

about 6 months ago

ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy

CimmerianX Re:Police already doing this... (152 comments)

Back-into the parking space so your lic plate is not facing out. At least make the cop get up out of his car to get your info.

about 6 months ago

Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed

CimmerianX Phone Company does not want this (173 comments)

The ability to remote wipe a phone is not complicated. But ATT/Verizon/etc do not want to implement that feature since they make millions from selling us 'phone insurance products' to do these jobs at a premium.

about 7 months ago

Utopia, Silk Road's Latest Replacement, Only Lasted Nine Days

CimmerianX Re:The Surprised Dutch Prosecutor (83 comments)

If you are running drugs for $10mil a month.... feds/gov bust you, seize all your stuff, and you go to jail. but If you are a bank making $10 Bil a month and defraud the whole world and almost destroy the global economy.... feds/gov slap you with a fine for 10% of 1 years profits.... So crime is ok as long as the government gets it cut.

about 7 months ago

Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

CimmerianX Re:SEC block? (303 comments)

Probably not since There will be no reduction in competition... Comcast and TW do not compete in very many areas.... thus the consolidation will (for the most part) neither increase or decrease competition. What it will do is give comcast for leverage when making deals with the content providers.

about 7 months ago

Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share

CimmerianX Re:LOL (249 comments)


about 7 months ago

EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

CimmerianX Re:OnStar coming to EU? (364 comments)

I wouldn't call that guy a hacker.... just an ex employee with access. Plus he was dumb enough to do the breakin from his home's network connection.

about 6 months ago

EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

CimmerianX Re:Hacker Extortion Target (364 comments)

It does exist now.... The new hyundai models come with the Blu-Link bullcrap that allows the Blu-Link operator to remotely shut off your engine. There's no way to disable it because the system ties into the onboard computer....

about 6 months ago


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