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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?

Fenis-Wolf The Books of the Wars (1365 comments)

The Books of the Wars-I've never managed to actually finish it. It's basically the ending of every hope I have for humanity. Humans have reached out to the stars, and ventured far and wide. An evil rises on Earth and seduce the colonies to rush back one by one to Earth (to save it from the evil)-only to be ground down and reduced to nothing. http://www.amazon.com/The-Books-Wars-Mark-Geston/dp/1416591524

about 2 years ago
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Another Afghan School Poisoned — 160 Girls Hospitalized

Fenis-Wolf Re:Clearly a very serious issue, but (474 comments)

Yup. There was just plain old news on Slashdot long before even I showed up

more than 2 years ago
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Cheap GPUs Rendering Strong Passwords Useless

Fenis-Wolf Re:If someone gets your hashed password.. (615 comments)

NTLM hashes are calculated on the host and submitted across the wire to a server in response to a request for authorization.

more than 3 years ago
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Cheap GPUs Rendering Strong Passwords Useless

Fenis-Wolf Re:If someone gets your hashed password.. (615 comments)

You're aware of course that this is an offline attack? The way it works is you snag a hash as it goes across the wire (via man in the middle, client installed malware, or some other attack) then you take that hash and you calculate on your cracking machine passwords until you reach a password that matches that hash. Then the attacker takes your password and goes and logins with it. The server never sees 'billions passwords per second'.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast Cheating On Bandwidth Testing?

Fenis-Wolf SpeedBoost (287 comments)

What you're seeing is expected behavior. Comcast's SpeedBoost technology maxes out your connection for an arbitrary number of seconds at the begining of a transfer, and then reverts to a normal speed. If you watch their commercials advertising SpeedBoost closely you will see the disclaimer at the bottom of the screen.

more than 6 years ago

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An Open Letter to Jason Calacanis

Fenis-Wolf Fenis-Wolf writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Fenis-Wolf writes "We get it. You need to create doppelganger Twitter accounts to bolster your user base and create content. Perhaps some Twitter users are fine with the fact that their tweets are being co-opted by you to drive traffic. But we wont allow you to strip out the attribution to our users simply to pad your own corpus of questions."
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Spam-King Dead in Apparent Murder Suicide

Fenis-Wolf Fenis-Wolf writes  |  about 6 years ago

Fenis-Wolf writes "As reported yesterday "Spam King" Edward Davidson escaped from minimum security prison with the aid of his wife. Today he was found dead with his wife in an apparent murder suicide. Further details are here"
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Ars review of Office 2008 for the Mac

Fenis-Wolf Fenis-Wolf writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fenis-Wolf writes "Ars takes a quick look at the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. A universal binary version of Office is great in theory, but what about the ribbon? Article is here"

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