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The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

EkriirkE Re:As plain as the googgles on your face (56 comments)

It's been around for years. Fake car key fobs, watches, glasses, clocks, lovable stuffed bears, smoke detectors

about a month and a half ago

Who controls the HVAC at work?

EkriirkE Building owners, more money? (216 comments)

In the middle of summer where your shoes melt to the asphalt on the way to the entrance, the inside is frigid. EVERYONE there keeps a coat on their chair, some even wear mittens because its cold enough to cramp/give your fingers arthritis. The theory is that by constantly pumping in arctic air, the building owners can charge for more electricity.

about 3 months ago

Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

EkriirkE Re:Overpriced snake oil salesmen (198 comments)

I use and love this style. It in its own way is also noise-cancelling... Personally I find them very comfortable (mine use a 3-tier sealing plug)

about 3 months ago

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 7 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 10 months ago

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 10 months ago

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.

1 year,2 days

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!

1 year,13 days

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.

1 year,17 days

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.

1 year,20 days

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.

1 year,21 days

SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

EkriirkE Re:What. (510 comments)

Well, not much would change then, would it?

1 year,22 days

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 a year ago

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 a year ago

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 a year ago

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 a year ago

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 a year ago

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 a year ago


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