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Fedora 21 Linux Will Be Nameless

EkriirkE Re:Good! (128 comments)

I see a jumble of improperly decoded UTF-8 in grub2 despite defining that as my charset

about 3 months ago
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Ancient Pompeii Diet Consisted of Giraffe and Other "Exotic'" Delicacies

EkriirkE "...brought it all crumbling down..." (172 comments)

I thought the distinction behind Pompeii was that it, for the most part, did NOT come crumbling down.

about 3 months ago
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Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

EkriirkE A couple things wrong.... (547 comments)

1) Is this FUD from the FBI re:Tor trying to discourage it where they actually used other methods to find him, e.g. Harvard logging traffic and Tor did its job? 2) Don't shit where you eat. Use a public network, like a café

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Model S Can Hit (At Least) 132 MPH On the Autobahn

EkriirkE Re:Infamous? (410 comments)

Being urged and built by Hitler... Paving over known roman sites/ruins before full excavation.

about 5 months ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

EkriirkE Re:The most annoying thing. (438 comments)

Oh man, don't get me started on cooking meth...

about 6 months ago
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My SSID Is...

EkriirkE Re:Mine is... (458 comments)

I generally think of Unicode as UTF-16x - strictly 16bit non-encoded character position. Yes, I realize Unicode has expanded beyond 16 bits.

about 8 months ago
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Your preferred Linux distribution for 2013?

EkriirkE Re:No RHEL/CentOS? (627 comments)

I wait a few releases before attempting an upgrade. Each and every time so far I've needed to submit new bug reports for anaconda. Now apparently since FC18 (I'm on 16, trying to skip to 19.. for a few days. Everything is broken :( ) the DVD image can no longer upgrade, but apparently writes a preloaded image for fresh install only. PITA!

about 8 months ago
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MIT Students Release Code To 3D-Print High Security Keys

EkriirkE Re:How quaint (207 comments)

One of my old work places had fancy glass doors with a touch bar to get out, badge swipe to get in. We used to keep a paperclip in the planter box by the door outside to stick through the gap and touch the bar with. It always opened.

about 8 months ago
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Home wireless security level?

EkriirkE Re:wpa2 and a random MAX_LENGTH passwd (438 comments)

I see you've never set up a WPA connection outside of a GUI. A hash is created from your SSID+Passphrase as the key.

about 8 months ago
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Watch the Crab Nebula Expand Over a 13 Year Period

EkriirkE Bad comparison. (65 comments)

The second "larger" image was processed differently - more lightening of the dark end & over exposed. All the stars bloom in the new image as they've been enhanced stronger than the older image. Granted the internal filaments did move slightly, there is cheating to make it look more pronounced.

about 8 months ago
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SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

EkriirkE Re:What. (510 comments)

Well, not much would change then, would it?

about 8 months ago
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Tar Pitch Drop Captured On Camera

EkriirkE They messed with it! (142 comments)

The drop wasn't near tall enough to watch the thinning of the drop tail, and you can see they messed with it to try and get it - they raised the armature holding the funnel after it had dropped causing it to sheer off under the funnel and plop to the side. If they had allowed it to fall further I imagine there would be a tapered very long, stringy, wispy filament.

about 9 months ago
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Wine 1.6 Released With 10,000 Changes

EkriirkE Re:WinRT != Win32 (116 comments)

I haven't bothered yet, but I would have imagined it to be just like windows CE. a near-drop-in-identical API to Win32, cross-architecture

about 9 months ago
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Google Storing WLAN Passwords In the Clear

EkriirkE Re:Apple iOS (242 comments)

I have successfully restored between devices from a single backup and retained all my WiFi connections. (iPod > iPhone)

about 9 months ago
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Wine 1.6 Released With 10,000 Changes

EkriirkE Re:64-bit arm support? (116 comments)

Isn't the MS Surface RT an ARM windows device? Not sure of the bit-depth, though... the chipset mentions plans for 64, so future forward?

about 9 months ago
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Google Storing WLAN Passwords In the Clear

EkriirkE Re:Apple iOS (242 comments)

WPA handshake/crypto is done by hash of SSID+phrase, there is no need to store the original phrase but it is, as far as I can tell, for end-user convenience when changing your AP's SSID and not having to rekey the passphrase. Though on the client side I can't think of a reason for it... In the end, though, the hash can be considered the new passphrase but not exactly human-readable.
Granted "reversible" is redundant when talking about encryption, I never implied a hash was reversible.

about 9 months ago
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Google Storing WLAN Passwords In the Clear

EkriirkE Re:Apple iOS (242 comments)

Maybe the do save the hash instead of recalculating it on the fly, but they do also store the original passphrase. Otherwise tools like WiFiPAsswords wouldn't work. Still handy if the person changed their AP name but keeps the old password.

about 9 months ago
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Google Storing WLAN Passwords In the Clear

EkriirkE Apple iOS (242 comments)

While not storing cleartext, they do store your WiFi passwords in a reversible encryption. If using WPA I think they should just store the ssid:phrase hash instead of keeping the phrase. WEP can't be helped... Anyhow, Apple stores all passwords in their keychain and this is easily snooped. Jailbroken iOS devices can get "WiFiPass" to reveal all the AP & passwords its ever connected to. It's handy when I pass my device to an AP owner to "privately" enter their password but I want to associate more devices, I just load that program and see what it was and do it myself.

about 9 months ago
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Office 365, Amazon, Others Vulnerable To Exploit Microsoft Knew About In 2012

EkriirkE Re:Let me get this straight (125 comments)

I used to demo this all the time with open wifi traffic. Tis trivial. Cookies should use session IDs that expire, and tie to a browser's useragent (though this is easily spoofed, its just another layer). I used to also reference the IP somehow but this causes issues with mobile and DSL.

about 8 months ago

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