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Ask Slashdot: What Review Sites Do You Consult For IT Equipment?

Flarston Marston Filter the fakes (129 comments)

I figure, perhaps naively, that I can filter the fakes on Amazon. I usually click on the one star bar and start with those.

about 5 months ago
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Mind Control In Virtual Reality, Circa 2013

Flarston Marston woo hoo (35 comments)

That is amazingly unimpressive. The guy can control an on-off switch with his thoughts - woo hoo....

about 6 months ago
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When it comes to Slashdot, I normally:

Flarston Marston Re:I'm here for the commentary (157 comments)

Sometimes, I get the feeling that folks don't even read the comments that they are replying to . . .

about 9 months ago
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Average latency to Slashdot.org?

Flarston Marston Nice bit of social engineering (558 comments)

Is this a way to create a ddos attack on slashdot - everyone sends a test ping at the same time?

about a year ago
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Not Even Investors Know What Google Glass Is For

Flarston Marston Needs stereo/3D (496 comments)

What if each eye could be fed a different image - now that would be cool! This would take augmented reality to a whole new level.

1 year,11 days
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Compared to my siblings ...

Flarston Marston Explaining the asymettry (178 comments)

So given that in a random sample, there should be equal numbers answering 1, 2 and 3, the fact that there is an asymettry between them means either: - The number of less formally educated people even seeing the survey is less. OR People are less likely to answer the survey if they have less formal education. OR Lots of people are lying

about a year ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

Flarston Marston Re:It's a damn stupid law (166 comments)

Totally agree. It is totally irritating - as if anyone would read 10 lines of extra boring bullshit for every web page they visit. Unbelievable.

about a year and a half ago
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W3C Proposes Unified "Do Not Track" Privacy Standard

Flarston Marston Hardly news (93 comments)

DNT has been around for ages

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Post-Quantum Asymmetric Key Exchange?

Flarston Marston QKD is one solution (262 comments)

If you're asking about key exchange specifically, then there's quantum key distribution, which is equivalent to a one-time-pad. It relies on an initial shared secret, but once the key has been exchanged, it can be proven whether it's been eavesdropped, so this is not as much of a problem as it sounds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_cryptography#Quantum_key_distribution

more than 2 years ago
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I tend to keep random notes most often ...

Flarston Marston Pics (314 comments)

If I'm forced to use paper, I just take a pic with my smartphone. Otherwise text files or wikis.

more than 2 years ago
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The Google+ API Is Released

Flarston Marston Re:I'd be excited about this... (154 comments)

You're thinking about bolting from google apps because their google+ is taking a while longer than they promised? I assume there's a reason that signing up for a regular gmail account and using google plus in the meantime isn't acceptable?

Yeah - you'd have to start from square 1 again when the apps version comes out. Also this solution doesn't work on my smartphone - I'd have to have that account installed on my android phone too and have it grab all my email etc... too.

more than 2 years ago
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Moxie Marlinspike's Solution To the SSL CA Problem

Flarston Marston I love the story at the beginning of his talk (189 comments)

He goes into a restaurant with 2 friends. One of the has gone back to the car 'cos he forgot something. They witness a person with their birthday having the wierdest restaurant birthday ritual ever (having cream plastered all over their face while they are closing their eyes waiting for a surprise). They tell the restaurant that it is the birthday of the friend who went back to the car.

more than 2 years ago

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App-store security - a manifesto

Flarston Marston Flarston Marston writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Flarston Marston (2457912) writes "A threat assessment of the app-store software distribution model. This paper shows various ways to get malware onto a smartphone via an appstore and then proposes an app-store security manifesto with five lines of defence — basically some ideas on how to optimise review, reputation, revocation, on-device enforcement and jails in appstores. Presumably they are hoping to get some kind of shared security standards going between Google and Apple — good luck with that..."
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