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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Desler Re:If it's losing steam it's because (291 comments)

Exactly. This guy lives in some sort of bizarro world Rubyist bubble. Sure, there is probably some guy's toy project to use Ruby in some sort of faux embedded environment, but that hardly matches what is done by the actual people writing the software.

about three weeks ago
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Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

Desler Re:FUCK SAKE! It was NEVER anonymous (115 comments)

IP address != person

Maybe in less than 1% of cases. All the rest of the time, the only one using the IP address is the person who pays for the internet access.

So it's reasonable anonymous if you consider your identity.

It's only reasonable if you think shoving your head in the sand gives you reasonably anonymity.

about three weeks ago
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BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550

Desler Re:Money how? (120 comments)

Their product was only "better" because their competitors at the time only had crap products. Not to mention that smartphones were a tiny niche product during the heyday of the BlackBerry. The global sales of smartphones during that time was about 1/20th of what they are now. It's easy to be the biggest fish when the pond is small.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Desler Re:If it's losing steam it's because (291 comments)

There are plenty of better languages to learn over Ruby if people need to learn the "basics of the industry". Ruby is only marginally more popular than moribund languages like Delphi.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Desler Re:Looks fabricated (291 comments)

Ruby needs all the help it can get. 19 years later and it's only marginally more popular than Delphi. And that language has been moribund for around a decade.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Desler Re:Ok, so what's the new flavor of the moment? (291 comments)

I've done C# programming for 6 years and have never had any issues finding documentation and examples from MSDN. Do you have a specific example of what you have been unable to find documentation on?

about three weeks ago
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BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550

Desler Re:Math (120 comments)

But what are you going to offer to sweeten the deal?

about three weeks ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

Desler Re:Creato? (186 comments)

The sad part is the submission had it spelled correctly. "Creato" was all timothy.

about a month ago
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GTK+ Developers Call For Help To Finish Cross-Platform OpenGL Support

Desler Re:help them (89 comments)

The "Name 2" was to "That's not to mention that a lot of people do like Gnome3, but those who don't tend to not acknowledge that they exist." It wasn't saying to Name 2 other DEs.

about a month ago
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GTK+ Developers Call For Help To Finish Cross-Platform OpenGL Support

Desler Re:AppleGL? (89 comments)

WGL and AGL are the Windows and Apple (respectively) are the glue APIs that allow you to setup and work with an OpenGL context and surfaces.

There is no such thing as "AppleGL". There is AppKit which contains classes to set up the OpenGL contexts and surfaces and GLKit for constructing textures, etc.

about a month ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

Desler Re:How is their infringment? (268 comments)

Unless they are developing on the target tablet then it is...

Unless who is developing on the tablet? And how is one going to actually develop on the tablet? It's basically a fixed function device that only runs a single application. Furthermore, the act of "developing on the target tablet" does not fall under GNOME's mark's goods and services.

about a month ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

Desler Re: There we go again (383 comments)

Your initial post in this thread exposed the fact that you don't know what the fuck a hash is, and thus don't know what the fuck you're talking about.

That's weird. My initial post nor the post I responded to said anything about hashes. My initial post was responding to someone talking about using a dictionary attack to get someone's password. I presume you falsely think my "initial post" was the one in response to AC-x which it wasn't. I also very much do know what a hash is. You and him seem to have a reading comprehension problem since you failed to understand my post. The point of my post was to say that, yes, having a password hash which you can use to try to recreate the original password does defeat what I stated, but that is tautological. If you can do an end run around the authentication protections it is no different than, as I said in an analogy, to having someone's PIN to their phone. I never once stated that having a hash was the same as having a plaintext password nor was their any such implication. Him stating that I believed the two were the same is basically a false presumption on his part by failing to understand my analogy.

You should have simply stopped posting, but here you are, digging deeper and deeper, committing more and more errors. You couldn't even quote a post properly.

I only messed up a quote once out of more than a dozen posts. Yeah, I totally don't know how to quote properly. Oh wait, I do.

Do you have an actual argument or just stupid ad homs like AC-x?

about 4 months ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

Desler Re: There we go again (383 comments)

I would mod you up if I had points. I'm glad some people actually bothered to read and comprehend the context of my posts. Thank you!

At this point I will simply give up because I can't win when being bombarded by all these people twisting my words and taking me out of context.

about 4 months ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

Desler Re: There we go again (383 comments)

Maybe you should read the book I mentioned.

And that changes the fact that you redefined dictionary attack how?

You keep trying to defend a point beyond exhaustion.

Yes, because I was not wrong. Dictionary attacks are still dictionary attacks even if the attacker does not have password hashes. A dictionary attack simply means that the attacker has a list of dictionary words that can be used to try to guess the user's password. Nothing more.

Lay off on the aspergers.

Don't have it. Nice ad hom, though.

about 4 months ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

Desler Re: There we go again (383 comments)

Did you read his whole post?

This of course assumes the administrators are paying close enough attention to notice in short order when the database has been compromised

I also said this as well. Of course if you have no clue that you were attacked you can't employ such a measure. Isn't that quite an obvious implication? Secondly, there is no way any single website can prevent password reuse, so as such both him and I both acknowledged that was another weakness. As he also said:

It also ignores the issue that most users use the same username and password across multiple sites, such that a pair compromised on one site and invalidated as described would still be valid on another site.

about 4 months ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

Desler Re: There we go again (383 comments)

Should be "Notice how neither that quote or even the rest of the article makes any mention".

about 4 months ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

Desler Re: There we go again (383 comments)

And here is an article on Dictionary Attacks by Jeff Atwood. Notice how nowhere in the article does he mention anything about already having password hashes? And here is the original article from Wired about the very dictionary attack used against Twitter which is the context of Jeff's article. Here is a nice relevant quote:

The intrusion began unfolding Sunday night, when GMZ randomly targeted the Twitter account belonging to a woman identified as "Crystal." He found Crystal only because her name had popped up repeatedly as a follower on a number of Twitter feeds. "I thought she was just a really popular member," he said.

Using a tool he authored himself, he launched a dictionary attack against the account, automatically trying English words. He let the program run overnight, and when he checked the results Monday morning at around 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, he found he was in Crystal’s account.

Notice how that quote or even the rest of the article makes any mention of the attacker already having hashes yet it was still called a dictionary attack.

about 4 months ago

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Apple App Store claimed to be infested with 'zombie software'

Desler Desler writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Desler (1608317) writes "In what will possibly take some wind out of the sails of Apple's trumpeted iOS app count, mobile analytics firm Adeven has published a study saying that 2/3rds of all software on the App Store are 'zombies:

Zombies may provide a perennial source of material for mobile games, but no developer actually wants their app to be the walking dead. Nonetheless, according to new mobile analytics and ad verification firm Adeven, that’s what almost two-thirds of the iOS App Store constitutes.
The Berlin company’s Apptrace tool launches on Tuesday and as a result it’s showing off several stats as a way of strutting its stuff. The most interesting one is the revelation that around 400,000 App Store apps get no downloads, are invisible to users and have no ranking.

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Nokia shareholder revolt on Windows Phone 7 was a

Desler Desler writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Desler (1608317) writes "The recently publicized revolt of "nine Nokia shareholders" has been revealed to be a hoax. From the Seattle pi:


Hoax of the week: A group of nine Nokia shareholders have, after one day, abandoned their effort to oust new CEO Stephen Elop and minimize a new partnership with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 the main platform for Nokia smart phones.
Turns out, there never were any renegade shareholders. In a tweet today, the person behind the “Nokia Plan B” that grabbed headlines in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and ZDNet, wrote that “there are no ‘nine young investors,’ just one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone.

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Rogue Nokia Investors Call it quits

Desler Desler writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Desler (1608317) writes "It seems that after only 36 hours of publicity the "rogue" investors have called it quits:

After reviewing the feedback we’ve received from investors on our Plan B, we have decided not to carry on with it. In the last 36 hours we were contacted by hundreds of individual shareholders (owning anywhere from 10 to 400,000 Nokia shares) pledging to support us by proxy voting or by personally attending the AGM. Nevertheless, the responses that we received from institutional investors were not encouraging. These institutions have a fiduciary responsibility to their customers and are legally bared from supporting radical initiatives like seating a bunch of kids on the board of directors. If they do not agree with Nokia’s plans, they are better off simply divesting and putting their money in other companies that better fit their investing strategy (which is exactly what they have been doing).

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