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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Lennie Re:Gameboy (165 comments)

Yeah, sorry.

English isn't my first language.

5 days ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Lennie Re:for a library... (445 comments)

Of course these companies should do that. I wouldn't be surprised if many will do so.

What I meant was, more people could be on the mailinglist and look at the code as it develops. You only have to look and say: this looks a bit off.

I'm not saying you should be a formal reviewer that signs off on changes like the Linux kernel developers do.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Lennie Re:for a library... (445 comments)

Great, the OpenSSL project needs more people working on it (even if only reviewers).

You are volunteering I see ?

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Lennie Re:on purpose or not, couldn't happen if... (445 comments)

Euh, sure, maybe operating systems in HTML is a good idea. But the problem is, all the major browsers are written in C++.

PS Mozilla is writing a new engine Servo in the new Rust programming language.

about two weeks ago
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

Lennie Re:Meh (179 comments)

Here is what I remember:

- things like cataract for retina scanners
- wear/tear and less grease for fingerprints
- facial recognition had problems with parts of the face sagging
- also applies to ears

And these aging processes are ongoing they keep changing things, you can't scan one year and have it still work 2 years later. So really annoying for passports. ;-)

about two weeks ago
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

Lennie Re:Meh (179 comments)

It is somewhere part of a possible German talk which should be on http://media.ccc.de/ about biometrics and statistics from countries who create passports with biometrics.

If you can understand German, I'm willing to look for it, I might have eventually remember which one it is.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

Lennie Re:Do you need a database? (272 comments)

There are a whole lot of things PostgreSQL was less user friendly, but they take their time and keep improving it in a consistent way. It has many, many features.

Personally I really like PostgreSQL. It scales really well.

And if there is anything missing, there might be things some people want.

But I think you'll find it will be added in the next 3 releases. 9.4 is now in development:
- upsert/merge in 9.4
- basis of logical replication in 9.4 (has been available in out of tree tools for many years), upcoming versions will built on that.

I'm not sure what people still need if those are done other than multi-master. And this is where logical replication can really help. We don't know if the developers will implement it of course. These things take effort and time.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

Lennie Re:Use PostgreSQL (272 comments)

Also if you want a key/value store, there is also http://symas.com/mdb/ from a company of some of the OpenLDAP developers.

Which really seems to be have the fastest read performance of them all.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

Lennie Re:Use PostgreSQL (272 comments)

Yes, that is what I would wanted to point out too.

Also in PostgreSQL 9.4 it has jsonb which is, in certain tests less than a year ago, faster than MongoDB.

about two weeks ago
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

Lennie Re:Meh (179 comments)

It it also age discrimination. At the age of 65, all biometrics go moosh, blurry, they start to get useless.

So if you _require_ biometrics, you have age discrimination.

about two weeks ago
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

Lennie Re:Meh (179 comments)

I like your username analogy.

about two weeks ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Lennie Re:Why doesn't the DNS distribute public keys? (303 comments)

Android 2.x is still out there for about one year. Judging by how the marketshare is dropping.

And IE on XP is now finally dying out. I hope. Although if you draw a line to 0. It's still 3.75 years before it gets there.

So I predict SNI is 3 years off ?

about two weeks ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Lennie Re:Gee, that's worse than no encryption isn't it? (303 comments)

"known for 2 years"

No, no, this has been the code part of the stable release of OpenSSL for 2 years. The bug has only been known by non-blackhats for up to a few weeks.

If anyone else like a blackhats or NSA or whoever knew about the bug before hand, we don't know.

about two weeks ago
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

Lennie Re:Anyone... (179 comments)

That makes me feel really safe.

LoL, not.

about two weeks ago
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

Lennie Re:Meh (179 comments)

I wonder if the crypto key is tied to your body.

If so, it's just as stupid as biometrics.

After that information is stolen, you can't easily change it anymore. Because he's it's your body.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17" Screen

Lennie Re:Why Ubuntu?! (208 comments)

Ethernet is autoneg. since Gigabit, this turned out to be 100 Mbit.

about two weeks ago
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London Council Dumping Windows For Chromebooks To Save £400,000

Lennie Re:Don't get too excited (193 comments)

No, just Android devices sold by most vendors.

Microsoft does not have a deal with Google.

about two weeks ago

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Mozilla announces Enterprise User Working Group

Lennie Lennie writes  |  about 2 years ago

Lennie (16154) writes "On the blog.mozilla.org announced: Recently there has been a lot of discussion about enterprises and rapid releases. Online life is evolving faster than ever and it's imperative that Mozilla deliver improvements to the Web and to Firefox more quickly to reflect this. This has created challenges for IT departments that have to deliver lots of mission-critical applications through Firefox. Mozilla is fundamentally about people and we care about our users wherever they are. To this end, we are re-establishing a Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group as a place for enterprise developers, IT staff and Firefox developers to discuss the challenges, ideas and best practices for deploying Firefox in the enterprise."
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