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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

DTentilhao Re:Generating your own electricity .. (504 comments)

"Which wouldn't be so bad if the feed-in tariff was set at the wholesale generation level."

Well then, change the 'feed-in tariff` ..

about 7 months ago
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The Ethical Dilemmas Today's Programmers Face

DTentilhao End User License Agreement and Ethical Dilemmas .. (183 comments)

First I ever head of 'Ethical Dilemmas' in relation to programming. I wonder what the various commercial End User License Agreements have to say in relation to, lets say, a piece of medical equipment malfunctioning and injuring a patent.

about 7 months ago
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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

DTentilhao Re:Generating your own electricity .. (504 comments)

"I guess if you generate more than what you consume, you pay nothing" ..

And this electricity is fed back into the grid and being sold on to the other consumers. I just wonder what bull session came up with the idea that generating electricity was the same as consuming other peoples electricity.

about 7 months ago
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Our Education System is Failing IT

DTentilhao Education and critical thinking .. (1 comments)

The Education system isn't designed to produce critical thinking, as such it's been a great success ..

about 7 months ago
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Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

DTentilhao A new low for Slashdot .. (271 comments)

Linking to a Faux News pretend news article :)

about 7 months ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

DTentilhao LaJoie fits the typical profile? (342 comments)

Quoting tomhath quoting the article: "LaJoie fits the typical profile of an egg freezer: They’re great at their jobs, they make a ton of money, and they’ve followed all of Sheryl Sandberg’s advice. But the husband and baby haven’t materialized"

Maybe it's because men don't want to marry another pseudo-male ..

about 7 months ago
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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

DTentilhao Generating your own electricity .. (504 comments)

"The state's major electric utilities backed the bill but couldn't provide figures on how much customers already using distributed generation are getting subsidized by other customers"

How does generating your own electricity subsidize other customers? Isn't this just a way of the utilities to gouge more revenue out of people who use less of their expencive electricity.

about 7 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

DTentilhao Re:The commits are funny into themselves. (379 comments)

Seems perfectly clear to me :)

-- cut --

--- src/lib/libssl/src/crypto/asn1/tasn_dec.c 2014/04/19 17:12:39 1.19
+++ src/lib/libssl/src/crypto/asn1/tasn_dec.c 2014/04/19 18:40:49 1.20
@@ -172,12 +172,6 @@ ASN1_item_ex_d2i(ASN1_VALUE **pval, const unsigned cha

.. snip ..

if (asn1_cb && !asn1_cb(ASN1_OP_D2I_PRE, pval, it, NULL))

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about 7 months ago
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Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

DTentilhao What Scientologists believe .. (186 comments)

'Scientologists believe that psychiatrists have always been evil, and their treachery goes back 75 million years when the psychiatrists assisted XENU in killing countless alien life forms. Thanks Google! We may be able to stop these evil Psychs once and for all!"'

How is this any less believable than, we killed our deity, and once a year he comes back to life and we consume of his flesh?

about 7 months ago
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Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

DTentilhao Psychiatry IS totally evil .. (186 comments)

They happen to be totally right on this one, psychiatry under the guise of a science, has done more harm than Scientology ever did. Currently the psychiatrists are poisoning your children with know psychoactive toxic drugs, kids reduced to shambling zombies. The main pushers for these drugs being the pharmacology companies.

about 7 months ago
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Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

DTentilhao Re:Missing one hundred pounds of bomb-grade uraniu (165 comments)

You mean they don't weigh the stuff, tell me more, provide citations ...

-- "CIA’s conclusion at about the same time that Israel previously stole bomb-grade uranium from a US naval fuel plant" ref

about 7 months ago
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Biofuels From Corn Can Create More Greenhouse Gases Than Gasoline

DTentilhao Harvesting the Corn stover .. (159 comments)

That study doesn't apply if the whole plant is harvested rather than harvesting the Corn stover (leftovers) in a separate process. Seem to be yet another study that damns renewable fuels with faint praise, I wonder who financed such a study.

about 7 months ago
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DARPA Developing the Ultimate Auto-Pilot Software

DTentilhao Protection from pilot error .. (75 comments)

Will this system protect from the pilot pressing "gear-up" while the aircraft is still on the runway, and the plane collapses onto the tarmac, or is this tale merely apocryphal?

about 7 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

DTentilhao Re: Theo has a bad temper? (304 comments)

"Yes, Theo has a bad temper and is not filtering carefully enough what he says, but his heart is in the right place, and he's a fucking great leader. I don't mind one bit his bad temper, because it usually hits those that really deserve it. And on the other hand, he's one of the most effective open source leaders."

That's called damning with faint praise :)

about 7 months ago
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The Security of Popular Programming Languages

DTentilhao Languages and application security? (189 comments)

"A new WhiteHat Security report approaches application security not from the standpoint of what risks exist on sites and applications once they have been pushed into production, but rather by examining how the languages themselves perform in the field"

How about designing a language that can't read/write past a previously allocated buffer in memory.

about 7 months ago
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Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

DTentilhao Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid? (95 comments)

"ECGI is recommending the creation of a new, industry-supported model that would create incentives for the continual improvement and adaptation needed to respond effectively to rapidly evolving cyber threats"

How about not connecting your Electric Grid directly to the Internet ..

about 7 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

DTentilhao Heartbleed disclosure timeline .. (582 comments)

"Ever since the "Heartbleed" flaw in encryption protocol OpenSSL was made public on April 7 in the US there have been various questions about who knew what and when."

Company | Codenomicon: "Howard A. Schmidt, Chairman of the Board .. His private-sector experience includes serving as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist at eBay and as Chief Security Officer for Microsoft ."

about 7 months ago
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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

DTentilhao Crimea being part of Russia .. (304 comments)

Crimea is to Russia, the same way the UK is to the USA, as we both pretend we're an independent country.

about 7 months ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

DTentilhao The smartwatch is not a new idea .. (276 comments)

"First, it reminds us that the smartwatch is not a new idea. Even in 1981, tech companies had been trying to build them for awhile:"

`Consider the wrist radio introduced in Tracy on January 13, 1946. No other single aspect of Dick Tracy has received more press and coverage in newspaper and magazine articles than the wrist radio' - "Dick Tracy and American Culture: Morality and Mythology, Text and Context" by Garyn G. Roberts

about 7 months ago

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EU should switch to ODF standard

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 8 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "The European institutions should switch to using the Open Document Format ODF as their internal default document format, says Member of the European Parliament Indrek Tarand. Speaking at a meeting of the European Parliament's Free Software User Group (Epfsug), last week Wednesday, MEP Tarand said: "Moving to ODF would allow real innovation, and real procurement."
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£46m anti-hacking system written off ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 8 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "The Ministry of Defence wasted nearly £50m on a cancelled cryptographic system to protect top-secret military information from the growing threat of cyber attack .. The Cipher project, run by the French electronics giant Thales, was axed last year after the forecast budget for assessment costs alone more than trebled from £19m to £66m ..."
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Antibiotics and America's obesity epidemic ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "decades of agricultural research has shown that antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals’ bodies, helping them pack on pounds ..

New evidence shows that America’s obesity epidemic may be connected to our high consumption of these drugs. But before we get to those findings, it’s helpful to start at the beginning, in 1948, when the wonder drugs were new — and big was beautiful ..."

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The NSA has an advice columnist ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "On Friday, Glenn Greenwald's new website The Intercept published a number of internal NSA documents that didn't necessarily reveal any great state secrets, but instead cast some light on the NSA's office culture. Those documents, leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden, were actually from an advice column series, written by a 20-year veteran of NSA management under the pen name “Zelda.”"
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Linux Alternatives for XP Users ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), as its default GUI. The goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.). Lubuntu is targeted at "normal" PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware .."
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Bank of America patents NMAP ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "Two days ago, Bank of America was granted a patent on assessing security by checking a list of servers for open ports, pinging those ports, determining whether the servers contain sensitive information, and then closing the ports on those servers in the event that they do contain sensitive information.

Phew. I'm glad that BOA finally invented nmap. I can't imagine how we'd gotten by so long without it.

Ping and scan of computer systems"

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California drought worse than predicted ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "as I’ve reported, scientists a decade ago not only predicted the loss of Arctic ice would dry out California, they also precisely predicted the specific, unprecedented change in the jet stream that has in fact caused the unprecedented nature of the California drought. Study co-author, Prof. Lisa Sloan, told me last week that, “I think the actual situation in the next few decades could be even more dire that our study suggested.”"
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Snowden testifies to the European Parliament about the NSA

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "SURVEILLANCE WHISTLEBLOWER Edward Snowden has responded to the European Parliament's questions about PRISM and data privacy.

Snowden's testimony to the Parliamentary inquiry on electronic mass surveillance saw the whistleblower discuss his role at the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the things that the agency required him to do. He also answered some questions presented by the parliament."

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Twitter: the Stazi for the Angrybird generation

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "Stewart Lee returns to BBC Two this weekend and judging from the first preview clip of his new series, the stand-up has lost none of his brilliantly astute, bone-dry cynicism.

In the preview clip for the first episode, 'Shilbottle', Lee launches into one of his trademark rants about his dislike for the internet, and in particular, Twitter.

Lee points out that his entire life could be traced back using only inane Twitter updates from members of the public and compares the social networking service to "a state surveillance agency staffed by gullible volunteers".

"It's the Stasi for the Angry Birds generation," he concludes."

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FBI bug Tsarnaev lawyer ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "An FBI agent overheard Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev make a "statement to his detriment" when his sister visited him in prison, federal prosecutors said Friday ..

Tsarnaev made the remark when an investigator working for his lawyers accompanied Tsarnaev's sister to a prison visit, a meeting that was monitored by an FBI agent, prosecutors .. say Tsarnaev, "despite the presence of an FBI agent and an employee of the federal public defender, was unable to temper his remarks and made a statement to his detriment which was overheard by the agent."

The government described the conversation in a memo outlining their opposition to a request from Tsarnaev's lawyers to lift the prison restrictions, known as special administrative measures."

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World Wide Web is 25 years old ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 9 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "IT WAS 12 MARCH 1989 or thereabouts that the World Wide Web was born.
The exact date of the creation of the World Wide Web is debatable. After all it wasn't until 7 August that Tim Berners-Lee posted his design for a system to communicate between computers to the alt.hypertext news group."

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Obfuscating a program ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 10 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "`The idea of “obfuscating” a program had been around for decades, but no one had ever developed a rigorous mathematical framework for the concept, let alone created an unassailable obfuscation scheme. Over the years, commercial software companies have engineered various techniques for garbling a computer program so that it will be harder to understand while still performing the same function'

How about scrambling the microcode on the CPU and doing the same to the core OS, that way each system would be render unique and unknown software would be unable to run on such a system. You could then run the apps on a VM running on top of the core OS."

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Data breach at Holiday Inn, Marriott hotels

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 10 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "Lodgers at Holiday Inns, Marriott and Renaissance hotels may have had their payment card details compromised following a new disclosure on Monday of suspected point-of-sale device attacks.

White Lodging Services, a hotel management company, warned in a news release it suspects point-of-sale systems at restaurants and lounges on 14 of its properties were compromised between March 20, 2013 and Dec. 16, 2013."

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Firefox switches to a user name and password sync service

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 10 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "The system — which allows users to transfer and sync bookmarks, browsing history and passwords between systems — previously required a somewhat longwinded authentication process that required users to store their credentials ..

This weekend, however, Mozilla released a nightly build that introduced a more traditional user account service with user names and passwords stored on Mozilla's servers ..."

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New interactive IDE ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 10 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our programs really work."
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Greek Pastafarian persecuted ..

DTentilhao DTentilhao writes  |  about 10 months ago

DTentilhao (3484023) writes "The blogger behind the satirical figure Elder Pastitsios, which was said to ridicule a well-known deceased Orthodox monk, has been sentenced to ten months' imprisonment – suspended for three years — for "insulting religion"."
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