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Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

Inf0phreak Re:Deprecation shouldn't start at the browser (108 comments)

If you set it up such that mails from, say, VeriSign are sent directly to <bobfromaccounting@example.com>, then you're DOING IT WRONG and you deserve what you get if a mail accidentally gets dropped because Bob got fired last year.

One obvious solution is to run your own mail server and create <certificates@example.com>, a forward to <bobfromaccounting@example.com> and finally a bit of logic such that a big scary warning is sent to the administrator account for the mail server if the forward should ever fail. Whatever you do, the account that the CA is sending mail to should NEVER have to change for any reason and it should always be assigned to some person in the company.

about 5 months ago

Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

Inf0phreak Damned if you do... (502 comments)

MS's employees in Ireland might be criminally liable in the EU if they transmit the data outside EU borders. They might really really like Microsoft, but to the point of being willing to go to prison for the company? I think not.

We could potentially end up in a situation where the main branch of MS screams at the EU branch from across the Atlantic and no one over here is willing to comply.

about 6 months ago

Oracle Broadens Legal Fight Against Third-party Solaris Support Providers

Inf0phreak Re:What assholes (142 comments)

I... eh... what? Oracle owns MySQL, not PostgreSQL

about a year ago

EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem

Inf0phreak Obligatory music track (470 comments)

This discussion needs a soundtrack and we're so lucky that the perfect one already exists. I'm of course talking about one of the most "what do you mean it's not awesome?" pieces of music ever made, Canvas Bags by Tim Minchin.

about a year ago

US Killer Robot Policy: Full Speed Ahead

Inf0phreak Re:I don't mind (202 comments)

"Ascending some stairs," you say? E-LE-VATE!

about a year ago

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Facebook After Girl's Death

Inf0phreak Re:facebook is an american company (559 comments)

And facebook does business in Italy? So Italian courts have jurisdiction over facebook. They can argue US 1st amendment all they want, it's just not relevant.

about a year and a half ago

Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox

Inf0phreak Re:No issue. (106 comments)

The worst kind of 3rd party javascript is the stuff from *.cloudfront.net, where * appears able to be any random string. It (and amazon web services) are the bane of trying to keep a neat whitelist of domains for NoScript.

about a year and a half ago

Extended TeX: Past, Present, and Future

Inf0phreak Re:mixed feelings (300 comments)

Don't. Put. Periods (or spaces) in filenames for anything to be read by TeX. Stick to [0-9a-zA-Z_].

about 2 years ago

9th Circuit Affirms IsoHunt Decision; No DMCA Safe Harbor

Inf0phreak Re:Huh? (211 comments)

Define "best"

Is it best because a user making a legitimate parody or review is likely to get a strike on their account because the automated ContentID system cannot tell the difference between a straight copy and what ought to be fair use?

Is it best because hateful crazies can get your account closed with a flood of phony copyright complaints?

about 2 years ago

Adobe To Australians: Fly To US For Cheaper Software

Inf0phreak You dirty rotten criminal! (255 comments)

Importing UK Blu-rays into USA? Did you also import a player for them? Otherwise, I don't see how you're not in violation of federal law (i.e. the DMCA) whenever you're watching one of them (Blu-ray region codes).

about 2 years ago

Go To Uni, Earn a Degree In Drones

Inf0phreak Drones, you say? (66 comments)

I can get a diploma in Zerg showing I can drone hard? Awesome...

*Reads submission again*... oooh. That kind of drones. That's a lot less awesome.

about 2 years ago

What Is Your Favorite Polearm?

Inf0phreak Vorpality! (469 comments)

Ravager +6. Vorpal, baby! It's the only way to roll... d10s.

about 2 years ago

DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS

Inf0phreak Re:How about the US-Canadian/US-Mexico border? (597 comments)

And that map isn't even complete. It's missing some 100 mile radius disks centred at inland international airports.

about 2 years ago

CTO Says Al-Khabaz Expulsion Shows CS Departments Stuck In "Pre-Internet Era"

Inf0phreak Re:I consider that a pretty good analogy... (248 comments)

That's a fixable problem. For example, you could read this article by phk in ACM: https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2030258

In particular note:

Clause 1. If you deliver software with complete and buildable source code and a license that allows disabling any functionality or code by the licensee, then your liability is limited to a refund.

about 2 years ago

Hands On With Ubuntu For SmartPhones

Inf0phreak Re:Wat (127 comments)

Typical noob...

cat ~/mail/contacts/* | grep [...]

You earned yourself a Useless Use of Cat Award!

about 2 years ago

Skype Hands Teenager's Information To Private Firm

Inf0phreak Re:Greengrocers apostrophe? (214 comments)

Yes. People would do well to read Bob the Angry Flower's guide to the apostrophe... you idiots!

more than 2 years ago


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