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LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched

Kardos LibreSSL not ready for deployment yet (151 comments)

> The OpenBSD project late last night rushed out a patch ...

Sensationalist introductory sentence. LibreSSL is is not used in any production environment, there is no "rush" here.

It is an early version released to solicit feedback. Feedback was provided, resulting in a bug fix. This is *exactly* anticipated outcome.

about a week ago
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How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

Kardos Re:And why not (145 comments)

But when the capital cost of the machine is zero, the higher power cost is not to bad.

about a week ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Kardos Re:Why? (750 comments)

TPTB can freeze credit cards, bank accounts, etc on a whim, but can't freeze a wallet full of $20s.

about two weeks ago
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CDC Closes Anthrax, Flu Labs After Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups Come to Light

Kardos Killing the employees seems a bit harsh (89 comments)

> Employees not wearing protective gear worked with bacteria that were supposed to have been killed but may not have been.

So the employees didn't use protective gear during their work, and that got them slated for a killing? I can understand trying to contain an outbreak, but one would think they should have been quarantined and tested for infection before commencement with the killing. Who's in charge of this mickey mouse operation anyway?

about two weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Kardos Re:How the fuck? (346 comments)

It's the "they have lots of money" effect that ensures their requests are read and acted upon, rather than automatically filtered out and discarded.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Kardos So can I (346 comments)

make the same request when I accidentally reply-all to save myself 'reputational damage'? Or does this only work for large companies with lots of money?

about three weeks ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

Kardos Shocking (170 comments)

"Government declines to voluntarily give up its power, news at 11!"

What exactly was the expected outcome again?

about three weeks ago
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Amazon's Android Appstore Coming To BlackBerry

Kardos Finally (76 comments)

Now we get all the benefits of Blackberry's excellent hardware AND all the apps of Android. They should have had this a year ago!

about a month ago
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NRC Human Spaceflight Report Says NASA Strategy Can't Get Humans To Mars

Kardos Re:Just give the NASA budget to Elon Musk (206 comments)

SpaceX doesn't have the R&D hurdle that NASA had to achieve LEO. SpaceX first to mars? That seems unlikely. Perhaps if we gave them a sustained budget comparable to mid-60s NASA levels for a couple decades. Or, we could just fund NASA, they are quite competent.

about a month and a half ago
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NRC Human Spaceflight Report Says NASA Strategy Can't Get Humans To Mars

Kardos Re:Well... (206 comments)

That's the point. It can't be done on the current budget levels.

about a month and a half ago
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Intel Announces Devil's Canyon Core I7-4790K: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.4GHz Turbo

Kardos Re:Can we PLEASE get rid of "turbo" (157 comments)

It's not a car analogy any longer. If you find a car with tubro, it's using a CPU analogy.

about a month and a half ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

Kardos Re:Fishy (566 comments)

How would he magically know what happened? He's almost, but not quite, omnipotent.

about 2 months ago
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TrueCrypt is dead? What now?

Kardos Hacked (7 comments)

This is almost certainly a site defacement

about 2 months ago
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New Semiconductor Could Improve Vehicle Fuel Economy By 10 Percent

Kardos Re:You know what else increases fuel economy? (119 comments)

Buses take longer. There's only so much time per day, if you spend it waiting for buses, you get less done.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Fends Off Data Request, FBI Gets Data Another Way

Kardos Re:Wait a minute... (152 comments)

So you're saying this is a thinly veiled publicity stunt to help restore MS's reputation?

about a month ago
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Microsoft Fends Off Data Request, FBI Gets Data Another Way

Kardos Re:Betting Pool (152 comments)

I think you're discounting the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" effect. I bet you cleaned up in the recent "surface" post though.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Fends Off Data Request, FBI Gets Data Another Way

Kardos Re:Microsoft is gonna get in a lot of trouble (152 comments)

Pfft, that's nothing. I've been on Double-Secret Probation for several years. The one to be concerned about is Super-Double-Secret-We're-Serious-This-Time Probation.

about a month ago
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WikiLeaks: NSA Recording All Telephone Calls In Afghanistan

Kardos Re:No shit, this is the JOB of the NSA (241 comments)

So from the other side, if an Afghani intelligence agency was recording every call in America, that's OK too because it's their job?

about a month ago
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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

Kardos Re:A different race to the bottom (355 comments)

There is a limit on how much one can borrow as well. So fine, I'll reword: there's only so much disposable income *and credit* available

about 2 months ago

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University of Tokyo scientists levitate and move objects in 3D using sound

Kardos Kardos writes  |  about 7 months ago

Kardos (1348077) writes "Scientists at the University of Tokyo have demonstrated levitation and movement of objects in three dimensions using focused sound waves. The technology uses a phased array of speakers to produce an "ultrasonic focal point" capable of suspending small objects. The position of the focal point can be moved (gradually) leading to a control of an object's position in three dimensions. Parlour tricks aside, what are the uses and limitations of this technology? What would be the largest object one might control with such an array?"
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Hawking to accept position in Waterloo, Canada

Kardos Kardos writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kardos (1348077) writes "Despite the denial of rumours, Hawking has accepted an appointment as a distinguished research chair at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. It appears that Hawking will only spend summers in Canada but should lead to a close partnership between the recently founded institute and Cambridge University."
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