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How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM?

Marrow Amazon has Unbox (195 comments)

You can download TV episodes and movies to your computer or Kindle with amazon Unbox and walk away untethered and watch them. It still uses DRM to lock the content to the device, but you only have to download it once.


ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

Marrow So lets take the whole address space back (263 comments)

Lets leave IPv6 for those people who want to communicate Internationally. We will simply take back the entire address space and have the complete 32bits for the US.
That should leave more than enough addresses here for most anything and force the IPv6 transition onto only those people/services that need to go across borders.


ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

Marrow Thanks! (263 comments)

You brightened my day.


Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Marrow Nah, aliens would be the opportunity of a lifetime (330 comments)

The government would gorge itself on military contracts, studies, and all manner of contracts. They would build entire schools to study the critters even if they didn't have a single cell to study.
UFOs are the perfect enemy: They never attack (except when a little more fear is necessary) , your average human is terrified of them. Hunting rifles won't work against flying saucers. We would be totally dependent on the government to protect us from the grey devils.

I can feel my taxes going up just thinking about it.

3 days ago

Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

Marrow Were they insured? (160 comments)

I mean, how do you report that to your insurance agent anyway?

5 days ago

New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

Marrow If you are using your CC to buy gas, (269 comments)

then the pilot never touches the money and you are a friend/passenger.

about two weeks ago

Not Just Apple: GnuTLS Bug Means Security Flaw For Major Linux Distros

Marrow xubuntu seems patched (144 comments)

libgnutls26:amd64 2.12.23-1ubuntu4.2

zless /usr/share/doc/libgnutls26/changelog.Debian.gz

gnutls26 (2.12.23-1ubuntu4.2) saucy-security; urgency=medium

    * SECURITY UPDATE: certificate validation bypass
        - debian/patches/CVE-2014-0092.patch: correct return codes in
        - CVE-2014-0092

  -- Marc Deslauriers Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:14:00 -0500

about three weeks ago

Not Just Apple: GnuTLS Bug Means Security Flaw For Major Linux Distros

Marrow Wow, that made it seem 10 times worse, thanks! (144 comments)

Yes its used, but only sometimes. Only for that mail stuff, and hey maybe only if someone else is handling authentication because we know thats broken. And we need the stuff there for legal reasons and we need it there as an alternative. Just in case we need to use it, even though we know its broken.

So tell me, why cant we have the parts we know are insecure issue a log each time they are run?

about three weeks ago

Not Just Apple: GnuTLS Bug Means Security Flaw For Major Linux Distros

Marrow If GNUTls is unneeded, then create a NO-OP library (144 comments)

Create a library with that name that does nothing, or logs errors for any entry points. Why is something being shipped that is insecure. I understand that the builds have to be changed. But the library could be replaced with a skeleton right now, can't it?
And maybe we would see that its not quite as in-active as people think.

about three weeks ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Marrow Dual boot Linux and OSX (641 comments)

99.99 % spent in xubuntu

about three weeks ago

Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

Marrow The xfinity app does not seem to be available (88 comments)

Does anyone know if its planned? The kindle fire has it, so I am confused why their desktop fire would not have it. Xbox wants 60 bucks for another year of Gold and the only reason I still use it is the xbox xfinity app.

about three weeks ago

60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Marrow Actually, it would probably be funnier if they had (544 comments)

realized it was electric. What sound effect would they use instead? Starship Enterprise sounds or something? It would probably rise to cult classic status.

Actually, that would be fun. Slashdot should have a competition to decide what an electric car on television should sound like.

about three weeks ago

Spinoffs From Spyland: How Some NSA Technology Is Making Its Way Into Industry

Marrow No, my definition is based on how the word is (44 comments)

being used by the press to describe how intelligence was mishandled in the run-up to the Iraq war. In that context, it was being used interchangeably with the phrase "cherry picking" to describe gaming the system to get the desired result.

about a month ago

Spinoffs From Spyland: How Some NSA Technology Is Making Its Way Into Industry

Marrow Re:stovepiping (44 comments)

Stovepiping was a technique used to arrive at a specific desired answer regardless of the facts. Gaming the system to get it to sign off on the wrong answer.

about a month ago

Back To the Moon — In Four Years

Marrow Go to your room and build a new energy source (292 comments)

When you have one, then you can go back to the moon and play. But until you build a decent replacement for oil, I don't want to hear about going outside.

about a month ago

NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

Marrow You think the roads appeared out of thin air? (401 comments)

Where do you think they got the local labor, and how much do you think they payed them. Yeah, Rome may have sent in the engineers to design stuff, but the holes still needed to get dug. And the locals probably didn't get a lot of choice about who had to dig them.

The victors write the history books. And they never ever admit they were murdering, raping, lying, conniving monsters.

about a month ago


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