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Does Apple Need To Get Serious About Security?

GNULinuxGuy Re:Who says they aren't? (84 comments)

The protection they rely on is holding the device like they should. If it's taken the PIN will be trivially bypassed anyway. Now I feel like an idiot for replying to what probably amounts to a troll, but you never know.

about a year and a half ago
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Does Apple Need To Get Serious About Security?

GNULinuxGuy Re:Who says they aren't? (84 comments)

I think most people just realize PINs are more hassle than they're worth. Having to enter them all the time while in public with people and CCTV cameras everywhere it's not exactly a secret number anymore.

about a year and a half ago
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Seattle Police Want More Drones, Even While Two Sit Unused

GNULinuxGuy Re:Helicopters (144 comments)

Police almost never stop crimes directly. They mostly just document them after the fact. If you want to have security you really need to take measures into your own hands.

more than 2 years ago
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Nebraska Sheriff Wardriving, Sending Letters About Unsecured Wi-Fi

GNULinuxGuy Re:Kills plausible deniability (248 comments)

Why does it not? Because of the proximity required? What if she had been running a tor exit node?

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Say Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You

GNULinuxGuy Re:Why? (497 comments)

People do in fact grow food without the use of any sort of pesticides, but typically only on very small scales for obvious reasons. You're right that organic definitely does not mean free of pesticides, but there are different standards and certifications for it too. I've been meaning to look into the differences in these certifications, but I haven't managed to get around to it yet. This is an area where we definitely need to raise the bar so we can figure out what really matters.

more than 2 years ago
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NIST Publishes Draft Guidelines For Server BIOS Protection

GNULinuxGuy Sounds good to me! (141 comments)

So glad this is finally being taken seriously! I've often wondered why we don't see more persistent infections given how firmware is handled these days.

more than 2 years ago
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Finding Fault With Anti-Fracking Science Claims

GNULinuxGuy Re:Common sense (505 comments)

I seriously doubt anyone thinks it will be better in every way. I don't like the idea that most Americans are afraid to go to the doctor because of money. What if they had some seriously dangerous contagious infection, etc? Not taking care of all people in our borders on a basic level is a serious threat to public health.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Won't Say If Skype Is Secure Or Not. Time To Change?

GNULinuxGuy Re:seriously? (237 comments)

Probably wasting my time asking, but why was I modded down for this comment? The lack of proper peer review has always been why I've not recommended Skype for any situation where privacy is important.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Won't Say If Skype Is Secure Or Not. Time To Change?

GNULinuxGuy seriously? (237 comments)

If you are serious about privacy Skype was never even an option! ;)

more than 2 years ago
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GRUB 2.00 Bootloader Officially Released

GNULinuxGuy Re:LILO (163 comments)

I might agree with you had GRUB ever failed me. :)

more than 2 years ago
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Audi Gives Silent Electric Car Synthetic Sound

GNULinuxGuy Re:Stealth (402 comments)

It's not just the mufflers either. The engine compartment itself on pretty much any vehicle made in the past decade tends to be pretty well insulated. Many times people have been standing right next to my car (which isn't even new) in a quiet area and didn't realize it was running. Your best bet for hearing any vehicle in recent years is the road noise from the tires. If they're going too slow for that, then your eyes (or those of your guide dog/etc) should be more than sufficient!

more than 2 years ago
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Scientist Who Oversaw OPERA's Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Study Resigns

GNULinuxGuy Re:The members of the press should resign (186 comments)

For me it's not about fear, it's about identifying real issues and actually doing something about them instead of playing the blame game and demonizing stuff, etc. We're supposed to be the best, not just getting by! We can do so much better if we just stop all the pretending that we've got things figured out. If we did, we would at the very least have some clear solutions to many of the problems and be working towards them. I just want a nation I can be proud of. Right now this is a nation where ignorance and fear are running rampant and it's significantly hindering our progress.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientist Who Oversaw OPERA's Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Study Resigns

GNULinuxGuy Re:The members of the press should resign (186 comments)

Who cares if it's a conspiracy or not? The stuff is in fact happening, for whatever reason.

more than 2 years ago
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TSA 'Warning' Media About Reporting On Body Scanner Failures?

GNULinuxGuy Re:Warned about what? (465 comments)

Given that "an astounding 2,300 Americans are reported missing every day, including both adults and children" (truTV), it seems to me any number of agencies could easily pull this off at will. Not saying they do, but, how would we know?

more than 2 years ago
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Those Sleeping Pills May Be Killing You

GNULinuxGuy Re:not so fast on the melatonin, dude. (237 comments)

It also apparently can't be used effectively at all by some people. I've tried all different dosages and timings, and never could find the "sweet spot" for me. My guess is it's more useful for jet lag than anything else given my experiences.

more than 2 years ago
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Those Sleeping Pills May Be Killing You

GNULinuxGuy Re:Did they adjust for crazy? (237 comments)

Just don't take more than 1 or 2 shots, because then it's actually working against you. :)

more than 2 years ago
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ITC Rules Apple Does Not Infringe S3 Graphics Patents

GNULinuxGuy Re:S3TC patent (81 comments)

This would definitely be nice, but I don't think that's the case. :(

about 3 years ago
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Andrew Tanenbaum On Minix, Linux, BSD, and Licensing

GNULinuxGuy Re:Disagree (480 comments)

I should have known "short and sweet" wouldn't fly here. :) Mostly everyone else has covered all the bases already, but I'll go ahead and give a quick clarified summary of my take on the situation. Linus chose the right license, which he combined with a good attitude, approach, and energy to create a strong community.

more than 3 years ago
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Andrew Tanenbaum On Minix, Linux, BSD, and Licensing

GNULinuxGuy Re:Disagree (480 comments)

I think Linux succeeded for a few pretty obvious reasons. I really don't get why he's pretending it was mostly due to a single reason. ;)

more than 3 years ago

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