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NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

Etrahkad Google search is already doing that: (320 comments)

Put your android or apple phone in front of you. Say a word that you normally wouldn't say. Repeat it 3 times. Start typing it in google search. Google pulls it up pretty quickly but it is normally #3 in the list the word that you said. Is it perfect...no. Google search app mind you. And yes I tested this on an IPhone 4, not 4s+ (no siri). What I'm upset about is... how much of my reported bandwidth that Cox is forcing down my throat this "feature". Am I currently paying for google to throw advertising (or selling my info)? Trolls... yes you have to have internet.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can an Old Programmer Learn New Tricks?

Etrahkad Re:Practical application is the only way (306 comments)

Now apply unit testing. Start by making unit tests for current functionality so when you are refactoring, the same outcome exists each step of the way. It's like the paradigm of fail fast, fail often, test fast, test often. When refactoring code into better units of work one must refactor into conceptual entities rather than refactor functions. Separate the logic from the factory so to speak.

about 10 months ago

Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

Etrahkad Brake (664 comments)

I mean.. lesson well learned. I will test the throttle now. Ah crap that's right I was fired. Must not do that in the next automotive company, Saturn beware I made buyers be weary of the Toyota Brand. (Glad Lexus drivers have more common sense)

about a year ago

Comcast Donates Heavily To Defeat Mayor Who Is Bringing Gigabit Fiber To Seattle

Etrahkad Re:Money climax (356 comments)

I would say once enough of the middle class are unable to continue throwing billions of dollars at the corporate entities and that bubble does finally pop, mass starvation will hit. I would believe that is when the revolution and major changes will take place. It is not a question of If but when (is that the question anymore?).

about a year ago

Trojanized SSH Daemon In the Wild, Sending Passwords To Iceland

Etrahkad Re:Knowing someone who is infected is the conditio (171 comments)

For this reason, we have a rule. Always ssh FROM the more trusted machine TO the less trusted one, never the other way around. For scp and rsync, that means always PUSH files to a client's machine or any server on the public internet, never PULL to a less trusted machine from a more trusted one.

How would that work? Honestly I don't know so don't troll me ;P. How would I connect to my local ssh server from a work resource (that uses rsa key concatination), from my house?

about 2 years ago

Visual Studio Gets Achievements, Badges, Leaderboards

Etrahkad FUN! With programming and Achievements!?!? (353 comments)

WTF is my first reaction. Second reaction is that that would have been awesome to work on the team that built that in because it shows that they have a bit more freedom with what goes in a program like Visual Studio. This sounds like a progressive step forward in the engineering team @ Microsoft. I can't give them kudos for this _exact_ application of listening to programmers but the idea that people are allowing for ownership and creativity is gratifying to see in a development firm. Its something different than the boring troll of debugging the application, fixing build errors, and building more.

about 3 years ago

Google Donating $11.5M To Fight Modern Slavery

Etrahkad TAX BREAK (302 comments)

It is nearing the end of the year isn't it? Crap we need to pay taxes again: well what can we spend a crap ton of money on: well there's human rights. What about the hundreds of sites that we found soliciting for slaves? That sounds like something we can sink our teeth into: Enslaving ... I mean freeing the people who are subject to these things. -- BAZINGA

more than 3 years ago

Righthaven Hit With Class Action Counterclaim

Etrahkad Entitlement (91 comments)

Just because you have the money to get people to suck your dick doesn't make prostitution legal.

more than 3 years ago



Trion World's Rift account database compromised

Etrahkad Etrahkad writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Etrahkad (1399575) writes "Sony... now Rift, my identity has been stolen probably 4 times over now. From the e-mail: "We recently discovered that unauthorized intruders gained access to a Trion Worlds account database. The database in question contained information including user names, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, billing addresses, and the first and last four digits and expiration dates of customer credit cards. "... "there is no evidence, and we have no reason to believe, that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way" Are companies not concerned with attack?

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