Book Review: Security Without Obscurity
The good thing about putting the book review on Slashdot is to potentially give a "heads up" to folks about a book they may not have been aware of. In my case I am now aware of this book and it is a topic I am interested in.
I didn't even read the review. I look at the rating and if it is reasonable (usually 7/10 or higher), I'll head over to Amazon to read the reviews there.
Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball
"Methmatician" - Is that someone who goes on a Meth binge using the blue crystal cooked by Jesse Pinkman & Walter White and proceeds to try to solve the Riemann Hypothesis?
Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote
I was about to respond with "You want to capture notes and not have them sync with the cloud" which is desired for company private materials (and for other privacy reasons). I did a quick search online and http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/43171-evernote-without-the-cloud// shows that you can have local Evernote notebooks that don't sync with the with the cloud too (although you do not to create an account).
The Whole Story Behind Low AP CS Exam Stats
I was going to say that I took it in '83 or '84 (I couldn't remember if it was junior or senior year). If Wikipedia is accurate then I must have taken in '84 then. :)
Microsoft Unveils Xbox One
Just use a mirror (and turn the flash off) :)
Compared to 2011, I expect that 2012 will be:
I understand the comment about opportunity cost and inflation. I bought a used minivan two years ago for cash. I have a solid credit rating and qualified for a low rate. I forgot what the rate was, but it was still > 1% more than I could get with any type of cash based investment. The cash based investment options included locking money into a 4 year CD.
I agree with the having cash and if investments are earning more than the loan costs, take the loan. Given the volatility of the financial markets these days, there is also merit to buy used (i.e. cheaper) and paying cash.
Ask Slashdot: Post-Quantum Asymmetric Key Exchange?
And if you are a Dr. Seuss fan don't forget Redfish and Bluefish.
2011 MacBook Pros Confirmed To Crash Under Load
I see what you are saying. At the same time, the company that takes the money from the customer is responsible for delivering a quality product. If Apple has a quality problem that has a root cause of a problem with one of their suppliers (Nvidia, Intel, Sony, etc.), Apple still has a quality problem. It is their job to qualify their suppliers and the components they supply.
I have a 2006 Macbook Pro with an ATI Radeon X1600 card that overheats that Apple has not addresses adequately in my opinion. I can use it if I crank up the fans to 6000 RPM and don't do anything GPU intensive.
Ask Slashdot: Privacy Paranoia
What about your OS swapfile?
ISPs Warn Europe — Website Blocks Don't Work
I probably deserve a "whoosh" for pointing this out. In case you were really asking, by "breast cancer test" the parent means that the filtering software should not block sites that provide information about breast cancer.
Prankster Jailbreaks Apple Store Display iPhone
What do you mean "I jailbroke the phone"? I was just looking at these nice new iPhones and testing out the browser. All I did was surf to a website that my friend told me to checkout. You mean I changed the software on the phone by doing that? How? Is there some type of vulnerability that can allow remote code execution on my phone just by browsing a website? I thought these things were magical...
The Ignominious Fall of Dell
I have a first gen iPod touch that I bought soon after they came out. The product still works great. The battery life has decreased somewhat.
I don't expect it to get iOS4 or its new features. I understand your point about the hardware. However, it would be nice to get a maintenance release of the 3.x OS for that device (not sure what number they were at) that fixed the 30 odd security vulnerabilities that were fixed in iOS4. I haven't explicitly checked for an update, but I haven't seen any news about it either.
Cutting Through the 4G Hype
Has Clearwire started encrypting the wireless information yet, or is it still counting on security through obscurity? I had inquired about the encryption used by the service and got the run around with the eventual "that is proprietary information". Needless to say, I did not sign up.
Insurance Won't Cover Smartphones, When Pricey Alternatives Exist
How did you insure your iPhone against loss? I am curious as I ended up with a SquareTrade third party warranty that covers damage including water damage. I would still be SOL if I lost my iPhone.
How To Store Internal Hard Drives?
But the real question is "Did you lose any data"???
I am getting better about letting the confusion of "lose" vs. "loose" slide. When I see it three times in a single post, I had to say something.
Virginia Health Database Held For Ransom
Since all the backup data in encrypted, then what's the problem?
Google Reveals "Secret" Server Designs
look at the date the article was published.
I can't believe how far I had to scroll down the comments before someone realizing that.
Going Deep Inside Xserve Apple Drive Modules
Perhaps there is some logic in all this - TidBITs probably uses Xserves.
Serves them right.
Actually, the problem is that is not serving them at all at the moment...
Researchers Demo BIOS Attack That Survives Disk Wipes
I think the point is that once this happens that you cannot fix it by reflashing the BIOS.
Why Clearwire's 4G Network Plan Is No Slam Dunk
Do you know if they are hopefully going to address encryption in the newer stuff? See http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=980713&cid=25205303
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