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Dual_EC_DRBG Backdoor: a Proof of Concept

Majik Sheff Time to get on the job (201 comments)

If they aren't already, now would be the time to start putting the masses to work hunting down the NSA's special key. This is a nasty one, and the sooner we can use it to bludgeon the guilty parties the better.

about 8 months ago

Smartphones Driving Violent Crime Across US

Majik Sheff Re:Typical criminal scum... (204 comments)

Maybe you should dedicate some of your precious time to properly utilizing the language(s) you use.

It's your primary interface when dealing with other humans, and like it or not, you WILL be judged by your ability to use it. You will do well to invest in it, regardless of your distaste for the rules.

about a year ago

Police Capture Second Marathon Bombing Suspect in Watertown, Mass.

Majik Sheff Re:Make him run the Marathon (773 comments)

Slashdot only gives me mod points when I have no interest in using them. Pity, because your post is the first one that actually gives an unvarnished impression of the situation.

+1, Not an Idiot

about a year ago

Evernote Security Compromised

Majik Sheff Re:Shocking... (104 comments)

Came here to post this exact thing. They REALLY screwed up the notification email.

about a year and a half ago

Commodore 64 turns 30

Majik Sheff Re:Its just basic! (218 comments)

Holy Crap. It took me about 15 seconds to recall what those memory addresses pointed to.

  That is somewhat startling to realize what information is still burned into the back of my mind.

Well played sir.

more than 2 years ago

Developer Drops Game Price To $0 Citing Android Piracy

Majik Sheff Re:Most of my friends who use Android don't buy ap (433 comments)

That is a remarkable sense of entitlement you have! I admit I admire your honesty about your dishonesty.

It is obvious, however, that you have either never produced a single item of worth, or you are 14 (which would imply the first item).

more than 2 years ago

Scientists Keep Rabbits Alive With Oxygen Microparticle Injections

Majik Sheff Nobody tell the State Department (274 comments)

You think waterboarding is torture? Wait until some goon figures out how to use this technique to allow them to keep their victim alive as they experience their own suffocation. Over. and. Over.

more than 2 years ago

Rare Operating Apple 1 Rakes In $374,500 At Sotheby's Auction

Majik Sheff Re:Anti-Apple Kool-Aid (118 comments)

You might want to look into the difference between a Linux kernel and a BSD kernel (which is what OSX is based on). The differences are not... trivial.

about 2 years ago

Publicly Funded GMO Research Facing Destruction In Italy

Majik Sheff Re:GE/GMO crops (245 comments)

You might want to get your sarcasm detector calibrated.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Book For 11-Year-Old Who Wants To Teach Himself To Program?

Majik Sheff Art of Assembler (525 comments)

Break his spirit early (or discover how awesome your kid is).

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Coming Attractions

Majik Sheff Re:A bit late for April Fools, isn't it? (410 comments)

If I understand the mod system correctly, all it takes is one insightful/informative/interesting to kill the troll/flamebait moniker. Getting a +3 troll is virtually impossible because it requires all of your upmods to be "underrated".

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Coming Attractions

Majik Sheff Re:A bit late for April Fools, isn't it? (410 comments)

If your comments consistently produce large discussions and your mods swing several times during that discussion, I would say you're doing it right. Or you're a master troll. Either way you're producing value to the operators of the site by encouraging user interaction.

On a related note, I would like to request an achievement for getting a +3 or greater Troll/Flamebait Mod.

more than 2 years ago

Australian Gov't Bans Huawei From National Network Bids

Majik Sheff Re:No you mean Cisco's (168 comments)

I typed the post on a mobile. I didn't feel like running a list of telecom companies the Chinese government has ripped off.

more than 2 years ago

Australian Gov't Bans Huawei From National Network Bids

Majik Sheff Their source code? (168 comments)

Don't they mean Nortel's source code?

more than 2 years ago

Redheads Feel Pain Differently Than the Rest of Us

Majik Sheff Re:Gingers? (265 comments)

It is.

Fun fact: ginger is an anagram for another racial pejorative.

more than 2 years ago

VLC 2.0 'Twoflower' Released For Windows & Mac

Majik Sheff Re:Mac interface VASTLY improved (299 comments)

for future reference, the shorthand term for this is called a "strawman argument"

more than 2 years ago

School Sends Child's Lunch Home After Determining it Unhealthy

Majik Sheff Re:Despicable (554 comments)

Thanks for the heads-up. When my kids get to school I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.

more than 2 years ago

FCC Cracks Down on Robocalls

Majik Sheff Re:Whatta shame (210 comments)

Oh, I wouldn't worry about that. The miscreants calling you will care about this law almost as much as they care about all of the other laws in place. Passing more laws to stop activity that's already illegal has been tried many times before.

more than 2 years ago




Mod point hell

Majik Sheff Majik Sheff writes  |  more than 5 years ago

I've spent a year with Excellent karma, and not even one mod point. Now that dry spell is broken (or was). In the past week I've received 15. I realize that It'll probably be another year before I get more because I use them to mod up people who have been punished by the Slashdot groupthink. I can now fully expect to be bitch slapped by metamods.

I'm not complaining. The system is what it is and I understand that there is a lot of history and trial-by-fire behind it. I just needed to express my disgust with the usage of negative mods to indicate "I disagree".

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