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Nuclear Regulator Hacked 3 Times In 3 Years

Luke has no name Re: Good Job NRC (66 comments)

Are you saying their email should be completely isolated from the public internet? How are they supposed to... use email?

Unless you think each person should have two email addresses from two domains.

about 5 months ago

The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

Luke has no name Re:Not Surprising (160 comments)

Culture and morale of the country, fostering imagination and a desire of technical pursuit for thousands if not millions of engineers, and so on. Would we have Elon Musk, Asteroid mining startups, thousands of small and misc. innovations due to zero grav, or the same knowledge of space and the moon without it?

If anything, it's sad we didn't do more with it and cancelled it after 17. We should have kept reaching, but it got too bureaucratic, and the unimpressive shuttle came into existence.

about 5 months ago

Not Just For ThinkPads Anymore: Lenovo Gets OK To Buy IBM Server Line

Luke has no name Consider the DoD doesn't allow Lenovo in SCIFs (93 comments)

...and wonder why IBM is selling more of its lifeblood and history to an enemy of the United States.

about 5 months ago

The CIA Does Las Vegas

Luke has no name Re:One of these things is Not like the other (124 comments)

Agreed. Dan Geer (not Greer) has a lot of great, cautionary tales to say about the security state. He has no clearance, and he describes why in his RSA talk.

Shame on the linked paper for blindly equating "works with the CIA" with "lets burn him in effigy".

about 6 months ago

Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Luke has no name Re:Wow... Snowden just lost me. (396 comments)

Great job, we needed it. Go rot away.

You don't say that without elaborating, without coming off as an extraordinary cunt.

about 9 months ago

Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Luke has no name Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Because supporting prop 8 isn't "gay hating" or anything. It defines the term marriage. If gays want the same spousal privileges, fight for those. Don't call it marriage, and rename marital benefits to something that doesn't imply the blessing of God. This is not necessarily my view, but this is the issue many more moderate "God doesn't like them but the State has no place" crowds have.

You want visitation and will privileges? Ok.

You want insurance benefits and joint tax filings? Ok.

You want to consider yourself religiously equal to a heterosexual couple? No.

about 10 months ago

NYU Group Says Its Scheme Makes Cracking Individual Passwords Impossible

Luke has no name Re:Any Excuse? Yes. (277 comments)

I've read most of your comments in this thread and the analogies and conclusions are all flawed.

1) A desert eagle is a poor home defense solution. I have locked doors, soon-to-be camera feeds with secure offline storage, and a 9mm. Defense in depth.

2) Under most circumstances, it is absolutely criminal to open my unlocked front door if I have not invited you in.

3) Passwords and usernames are for Identity and Access. In fact, the term "IAM" for Identity and Access Management is common in IT organizations. The AAA protocol for network Authorization, Authentication and Accounting exists to make sure people are who they say they are, only go where they're allowed to go, and that such accesses are properly logged.

You act as if we shouldn't even be trying to be secure in our online accounts... or are you? You then go on about how important it is that no one break your twit account.

The only part of your discussion that approaches coherence is the concept of "reasonable" security. Yes, no security is absolute; all security considerations in all facets of life are about likelihood and risk of a danger, cost, and mitigation. Sure, if someone is writing some ad-hoc utility that has minimal operational impact and no personal data, cleartext passwords probably wouldn't be a risk in itself. Its the fact that salting and hashing with proper algorithms takes almost no effort, and provides benefits, and is a universal best practice out of habit. If this technology advances to the point of being easy to deploy and easy to maintain with minimal effort, it could and should become perhaps the next password storage best practice.

about 10 months ago

School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

Luke has no name Re:In their defence. (417 comments)

>Got that? No filtering, no internet. That's just the way it is.

No internet. It's not their fucking computer, and they didn't tell people they were going to intercept any traffic the students believed would be secure. I work in financial services, and the internal, company owned equipment has big "WE CAN SEE EVERYTHING YOU DO ON THIS MACHINE" labels on the login. Want to look at porn? Hop on the guest network.

about a year ago

Finnish Police Board Wants Justification For Wikipedia's Fundraising Campaign

Luke has no name Re:Cut the "fuck beta" crap already (252 comments)

I see you don't believe in protests. Why do you hate civil rights?

about a year ago

Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

Luke has no name Re:You're now repeating scripture. (77 comments)

Old age, time in grade, and time in rank is a mythical way to determine competence.

They are one of many ways to gauge experience. In any case, people are doing something:


about a year ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Luke has no name First sentence needs questioned. (2219 comments)

(My first comment on this got deleted, I think... kind of suspicious)

>We've had only a few major redesigns since 1997; we think it's time for another.

There's the issue. Why does it need a redesign? What valid reasons can you provide us as to why the site needs a new layout? Show us the stats and the emails and the UI needs that demand this. To make it more handicap-friendly? To update the codebase with newer web standards? To placate the 5% of users who haven't destroyed you about Beta?

Almost any technical reason given for why the site needs rewritten can be fixed without completely destroying the look of the site. Answer me! Why do you think it's time?

about a year ago

With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

Luke has no name Re:NSA has the ssl keys (279 comments)

What a silly thing to appear on slashdot.

What a silly thing to say! Most of the time, it's not the NSA I'm worried about, it's the ISP or the creeper next to me on the open wifi network. Most people don't have an ipsec tunnel to their home network for secure wifi access, so this isn't a bad thing at all.

Issues with CA's and the NSA are real, but don't get huffy-puffy about a practical addon being brought up on /.

about a year ago

California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps

Luke has no name Re:If they charge $15,000 for a ten week course... (374 comments)

Your solution is either to

a) require that "enterprise" training fall under similar regulatory schemes, or
b) restrict ALL courses ("Enterprise" training and these bootcamps) to be exempt from registration ONLY if they can prove the money for training is only coming from a corporate sponsor.

You shouldn't shoehorn laws in, even for good intentions, and not treat all businesses equally. You (and the BPPE) need to have clear lines drawn for "enterprise" vs. code camps, beyond "I'm protecting stupid people from themselves". Honestly, we need to stop living in a society where every conceivable form of fraud and danger is legislated against. It's a less dangerous, but almost equally annoying derivative of trading in liberty for "safety".

about a year ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

Luke has no name Re:munis are broke (430 comments)

Both are government, though. Why should the state tell communities NOT to build up local infrastructure if they decide to?

about a year ago

California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps

Luke has no name Re:If they charge $15,000 for a ten week course... (374 comments)

So should every technical training course for firewalls, networking, VMWare, etc. be regulated similarly? Those are $5k+ a week.

about a year ago

An Iowa ISP's Metered Pricing: What Will the Market Bear?

Luke has no name Re:I don't mind metered internet usage... (479 comments)

Television is multicast/one way traffic. The infrastructure is completely different.

In 20 years when a podunk ISP can easily have 40/100GB backbones for low thousands, and IPv6 multicast is here to allow for IPTV and some clever ways to cache and stream videos, these arguments for data caps will be much less believable.

1 year,6 days

The Other Exam Room: When Doctors 'Google' Their Patients

Luke has no name Re:It's only fair (231 comments)

Does that mean you get to examine them too?

1 year,18 days

Firewall Company Palo Alto Buys Stealthy Startup Formed By Ex-NSAers

Luke has no name ITT (102 comments)

People who don't actually work in cybersecurity.

1 year,20 days

There's Kanye West-Themed Crypto-Currency On the Way

Luke has no name Re:Good grief... (237 comments)


It does highlight the low barrier to entry for digital currencies, and shows how much of a "free market" it can be. Additionally, I do think that this shit will, at least in the short term, water down the "cryptocurrency" brand.

Your comment is antagonistic and arrogant, though, in that it assumes all users of a C.C. are gullible, rather than curious, hopeful, supportive, etc.

1 year,24 days



Ubuntu gets a "Fresh Look"

Luke has no name Luke has no name writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Luke has no name writes "The "human" OS is getting some makeup. For the upcoming 10.04 LTS release, Ubuntu's theme is getting revamped. Its logos, default themes and panel icons are all changing to reflect their new "Light" theme.

The new style of Ubuntu is driven by the theme "Light". We've developed a comprehensive set of visual guidelines and treatments that reflect that style, and are updating key assets like the logo accordingly. The new theme takes effect in 10.04 LTS and will define our look and feel for several years. — Source"

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Oracle responds to MySQL purchase concerns

Luke has no name Luke has no name writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Luke has no name (1423139) writes "Yesterday we discussed [MySQL founder] Monty Widenius's objections to the acquisition of MySQL by Oracle. Today, Oracle released a statement to address some of these issues. Among the facts, Oracle intends to continue releasing MySQL under the GPL, allow vendors to produce "any-license" third party engines, maintain the Reference Manual, invest millions into the product, and create a "customer advisory board". Thanks to LWN.net for the link."
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