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

Marrow Were they insured? (120 comments)

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


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 two 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 two 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 two 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 two 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 two 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

Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

Marrow You missed the best one! (452 comments)

How bad can adding just one little global variable be? I can be done before lunch!

about a month ago

Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

Marrow There should be a private test suite (273 comments)

The parents should be able to administer a test to their children at the end of each year and it should measure the academic level. This level should be independent of whatever crap the school, the Man, or the SATs company is spewing out.
People are worried about test tampering (See Atlanta Schools) and racial demotivators and various education problems. But no one is giving the Parents an independent test to see if their child needs help or if their school is a sham.

Lets get the parents a way to independently, privately, determine the aptitude of their children for their age and level of schooling and take the control away from the those who would pervert education for their own twisted ends.

about a month ago


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