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Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

KiloByte Re:Caution (116 comments)

If your UPS dies, a suspended machine is screwed just the same. There's rather little point in suspending a server: even ones that are off outside business hours are better off hibernating rather than suspending.

4 days ago
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Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

KiloByte Re:and yet even more (179 comments)

Then what about massive subsidies for coal and oil industries?

Let me know when every single power plant, every car is required to collect its waste and deposit it for storage. Only then you can call it equal.

about two weeks ago
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Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found

KiloByte Re:The chain of trust is broken. (110 comments)

To do that, the attacker would also need to be able to intercept mail sent towards the real person. You can sign a key without using mail, but that's not what is done during usual keysigning, and asking an innocent person to do so would raise a suspicion. Yeah, intercepting mail is possible if you're resourceful enough, especially without DANE, but that's quite a hoop to jump through. This usually implies an organization, and with that resources, it's simpler for the attacker to find a bunch of shadier people to sign that fake key.

about three weeks ago
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Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found

KiloByte Re:The chain of trust is broken. (110 comments)

And in this case, the fake key has zero signatures whatsoever. If it had any, they would either be a blob of also-fake unconnected keys, or someone proving his guilt this way.

about three weeks ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

KiloByte Re:Ok seriously though ... (367 comments)

How come? Both old-style threading and old libc are entirely user-space, and work just fine on new kernels. Linus is pretty adamant about not breaking userspace, even ancient syscalls.

Stuff that doesn't work is limited to eg. 2.2 ipchains (replaced by iptables in 2.4), devfs and the like.

about a month ago
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Monster Hypergiant Star Discovered

KiloByte Re:It's mere gas (94 comments)

Like all proper planets (ie, Pluto and the ilk excluded), Jupiter consists of a ball of rock and some atmosphere. It just happens that Jupiter's atmosphere is extreme, consisting of 86-96% of the planet's mass. Yet, being gas, you can't tell where it starts and ends.

about a month ago
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Monster Hypergiant Star Discovered

KiloByte It's mere gas (94 comments)

Saying that these stars touch each other is like saying Jupiter's diameter is comes at some random point within its atmosphere. Both include a large amount of very sparse gas, with boundaries being fuzzy.

about a month ago
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In Ukraine, Cyber War With Russia Heating Up

KiloByte Re:A little background (256 comments)

Problems that were staged by Putin's own special forces. Litvinenko is a hero of Snowden's calibre, yet somehow data he brought up isn't widely known.

about a month and a half ago
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In Ukraine, Cyber War With Russia Heating Up

KiloByte Re:extremist comparisons (256 comments)

And even more, even if Janukovych were the ruling president, he would not have the right to request foreign troops, as that prerogative belongs only to the Supreme Council. But hey, Russia never cared much about validity of their excuses for invasion. And remember: they used the very same excuse on 1939-09-17 when invading Poland.

about a month and a half ago
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ICANN Considers Using '127.0.53.53' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions

KiloByte Re:IPv6 should have been entrenched before TLD pro (164 comments)

this TLD proliferation shouldn't have been done

Full stop. Your conditional clause is unnecessary and wrong here. As much as we need IPv6, the TLD diarrhoea should never have been allowed to happen.

about 1 month ago
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ICANN Considers Using '127.0.53.53' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions

KiloByte Re:is 10.0.0.0/8 really needed to be private? (164 comments)

Having more bits makes it easier to manage your local ranges. When you have multiple locations and a bunch of VPNs between them, more address space means you don't need to squeeze it tightly -- something that always backfires once there's a need for expansion.

about 1 month ago
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German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement

KiloByte Re:Liable *of not acting upon obvious infringement (164 comments)

Here's a car analogy: it's akin to making the license number bureau liable because they haven't acted upon some hearsay that the car's owner keeps it dirty.

about 2 months ago
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Designer Seeds Thought To Be Latest Target By Chinese

KiloByte Re:Boycott (164 comments)

You forgot Gnome 3. But still not as bad as Slashdot Beta.

about 2 months ago
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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

KiloByte Re:I imagine it will stay (267 comments)

Electric cars could eliminate noise pollution. What did our bright lawmaker mavens did? Legislate it so electric cars must play artificial noise, because someone might be jaywalking with a nose in their smartphone.

So I'd expect 50 years of the equivalent of having a person walk before the car waving a red flag before we can enjoy the benefits of new technologies.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

KiloByte Re:Wine is not an emulator (281 comments)

Wine: an emulator of the win32 API+ABI on POSIX+X.
WinXP/Vista/7/8: an emulator of the win32 API+ABI on NT.

Neither is native in this sense.

about 3 months ago
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Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold

KiloByte Re:units please (476 comments)

We woke up to -21F this morning :-(

And how much is that in degrees? :p

about 3 months ago
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FileZilla Has an Evil Twin That Steals FTP Logins

KiloByte Re:Passwords are stored in plain text anyway (197 comments)

It's a FTP client! If you use passwords there, you're doing it wrong.

It's an ancient protocol that sends logins and passwords over the network in plain text, and you're concerned with storing them on your disk unencrypted?

about 3 months ago

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Wikipedia to censor images

KiloByte KiloByte writes  |  more than 2 years ago

KiloByte (825081) writes "To appease "morality" watchdogs, Wikipedia is contemplating introducing a censorship feature, where images are marked as containing sexual references, nudity, "mass graves", and so on. At least in the initial implementation, it is supposed to be "opt-in". However, with such precedents as UK censoring artistic nudity, Turkey censoring references to the Armenian genocide or China to the Tianenmen massacre (note that any sensitive photos like the Tank Man are already absent!), I find it quite hard to believe this feature won't be mandatory for groups of readers — be it thanks to an oppressive government, their ISP or school."
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