top WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives
Now if there was an easy way to get it out of all these stars....
about a month and a half ago
top Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin
You should ask your synthesizer company why they have so much problems replicating the sound of a violin.
top Emotional Attachment To Robots Could Affect Battlefield Outcome
Soldiers told her that attachment to their robots didn't affect their performance, yet acknowledged they felt a range of emotions such as frustration, anger and even sadness when their field robot was destroyed.
Anybody who has seen an episode of Mythbusters knows their positive relationship with Buster and the other dummies they have or craft.
top How Patent Trolls Stalled a New Transit App
So everybody is complaining about bad software patents, but are there any good software patents which are actually doing something tricky/interesting worth patenting?
top Hacking Group Linked To Chinese Army Caught Attacking Dummy Water Plant
As somebody who left the network / sysadmin business before the attacks started from the inside (send enough malware to everybody inside a company and you will get lucky at a certain moment), how would you protect it best?
Airgap it (or properly firewall it), and people will complain about the costs of duplicate infrastructure, remote support from vendors will be a pain etc.
Monitor the network and spot anomalies, it's a hard task but could be the way to go. Except that you need skilled people there (not saying that there aren't, my experiences in a TAC shows that there aren't many).
Letting the attackers waste time in a honey-pot while your own network is isolated? At least you learn from it and you give them a false sense of victory.
What is wisdom, any thoughts?
top Signs Point To XKCD's Time Ending
I'm waiting for the sequel: More time.
(before anybody flames, I follow it every couple of days via
top Russian Rocket Proton-M Crashes At Launch
Why was there no self-destruct happening?
Where was the guy with his finger on the "press here to explode rocket" button?
top ICANN Working Group Seeks To Kill WHOIS
Like AS numbers, network blocks etc?
Oh wait, they don't make money out of that will be thrown out?
top It's Time To Start Taking Stolen Phones Seriously
They said that in the article: It gets sold to a carrier which is not querying the US version of the Stolen Phone database.
We need something like DNS but then for IMEI numbers.
top Researchers Infect iOS Devices With Malware Via Malicious Charger
Mental note: Don't use these public chargers anymore...
(Google for "iphone charging point airport")
top Why Everyone Gets It Wrong About BYOD
PRESENTATION: BYOD in government, a high level talk
Handy talk for CIOs and CSOs...
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May 23, 2013 --
The following is a recorded presentation from AusCERT. It's by Al Blake, the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. In it he talks about BYOD, basically, from an Australian government perspective. It's not an overly technical talk, but it is a good overview of what a CIO like him has to consider when allowing staff to use their own devices in a heavily regulated environment.
top Military Dolphins Discover 1800s Torpedo
"Only 50 were ever produced, this being the second example known to exist."
If there are 50 produced, then there are 50 known to exist.
about a year and a half ago
top Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer
Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer a proper Makefile which only compiles the files required and which separates between the build and install phase.
about a year and a half ago
top Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican
the researchers found that users who "like" "Thunderstorms," "The Colbert Report," "Science" or "Curly Fries" are all slightly more likely to have high IQ than those who don't.
And it rated for people not living in heavily American culturally influenced and non native English speaking countries that they all had a lower IQ.
about a year and a half ago
top Automation Is Making Unions Irrelevant
Somebody who actually understands what unions are about. Too bad that the rest of the people here don't understand the whole of the concept about it.
top Ask Slashdot: Server Room Toolbox?
Put it between the two routers[*] which are having a problem and actually see what the packets are.
(Of course you still need the skills to read the packets, but that is not a hardware issue
top Australia Attorney General Proposes New Laws To Stop Twitter Trolls
Or will they also go after the shockjocks and the printed media?
top Australian Billionaire Wants To Build Jurassic Park-Style Resort
Every time something weird like this comes (or gets reported to come) from Clive Palmer there is a political problem which he needs to divert the attention away from...
top The Problem With Metacritic
And that is how maths for students works
top Apple Hits 15b App Store Downloads, But Loses "App Store" Name Skirmish
> That equates to an average of 75 downloads per iOS user. That's a lot.
I just checked mine: I have downloaded a total of 225 apps on my iPhone 3GS, which I bought a year ago.
Going through the list there are a lot of one-time usage apps on (voting and event related which I checked once or twice and then deleted, games which I played until finished and then removed, documentation/walkthrough for games). Right now I have about 100 apps installed.
So 75 downloads is easily doable.
My aunt on the other hand has only 15 apps installed. It still averages out
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