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Exodus Intelligence Details Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In Tails OS

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Open sores software? No thanks! (132 comments)

My theory is that Steve Balmer is bored in his retirement and feels the need to troll open source sites.

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re: The Heartland Institute (552 comments)

I love going out with my climate scientist friends! We hit the town at about 9:00, pop open the Dom Perignon and hit the clubs. We usually roll up in a stretch Hummer while they scream out the window "We're climatoligists, bitches!" At the strip club they'll usually make it precipitate with hundred dollar bills, much to the enjoyment of the strippers. After a few well-meaning puns (let me show you my hockey stick graph), we'll head back to the champagne room for cocaine and asthma inhalers. These scientists are rolling in so much money, fame, and 'tang that it's not surprising that 97% of them are so out of it that they reach a consensus on climate change.

about two weeks ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Could this be the year (64 comments)

What year did Earth: Final Conflict come out?

about three weeks ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Same old song and dance .... (214 comments)

also you won't get shot dead if you text during the preview.

Unless the original poster lives in Florida...

about three weeks ago
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UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re: Just a reminder to everyone... (147 comments)

Methinks New Zealand is going to get much more crowded over the next few years.

about three weeks ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Seems appropriate (353 comments)

Forgetting is not a legitimate defence, much like torturers say, you would say that wouldn't you?

So basically marriage is a good preparation for criminal defense.

about three weeks ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Seems appropriate (353 comments)

Real question...what happens if somebody legitimately forgets their password? If they're paranoid (or realistic) enough to use AES to begin with, they're likely going to have a good strong password. That's a lot of entropy for a human to remember for a number of years, especially if they don't decrypt it very often.

about three weeks ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Redneck roadhouse (311 comments)

I lived there for 5 years before migrating back to the West Coast. The larger cities (Austin and Dallas) were perfectly livable. The smaller towns though have definitely done everything they can do to live up to the uber-conservative, racist, and ignorant stereotypes foisted upon them. At the time I was dating a lovely black girl I had met in school, on campus and in the larger cities nobody shot us a second glance. As soon as we got to bumfuck country though, all bets were off...and I'm a goddamn Mexican!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:battery power... (143 comments)

Considering that I get about 10 hours out of my Nexus 7 (2012) without any issue, I seriously doubt that battery life will be the limiting factor.

about a month ago
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Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Non-compete agreements are BS. (272 comments)

Fraud is a serious crime.

I thought it was a legitimate business model.

about a month ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:501(c)(3) Classes (228 comments)

Why not religion ? Stallman makes a decent prophet.

But very little actual profit.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

> PHP is relatively modern, robust

No it isn't

Skillfully refuted!

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Perl (536 comments)

/&%#%^&*)^ADVkjR$%^$E)!HJLGAZ^&R%\jkghlk/^

Random garbage or valid perl?

Why can't it be both?

about 1 month ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:LED Spots (196 comments)

I've been stocking up on LEDs from Home Depot, also subsidized by the power company. $3 per bulb, but now I kinda want to check the Goodwill in my area. Makes me wonder how Fox News will spin this so that LEDs will be the downfall of Western civilization.

about 1 month ago
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An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:If you can get a purple heart for (192 comments)

I find it doubly ironic that the tough guys out there decry our culture of "every child gets an award" but gets choked up every time they see a soldier get a bullshit medal pinned to their chest.

about a month ago
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MP Says 'Failed' Piracy Warnings Should Escalate To Fines & Jail

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:False Warnings? (135 comments)

If they could find a way to imprison a corpoation, I'd immigrate to the UK tomorrow!

about a month ago
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Google I/O 2014 Begins [updated]

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Let's see (49 comments)

Sir, shouldn't you be strategizing with the Clippers or something?

about a month ago
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:Yeesh. (484 comments)

At least Scalia, Thomas, and Alito got it right.

Words never before said in the English language.

about a month ago
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How Secret Partners Expand NSA's Surveillance Dragnet

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Re:De-fund the NSA Completely (63 comments)

One could make the argument for targeted foreign intelligence collection. All that they've succeeded in doing so far is further eroding the already shaky reputation enjoyed by the United States. At best the NSA spins its wheels, at worst it's counter-productive to the U.S. economy.

about a month and a half ago

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ESPN Bans Employees from Facebook and Twitter

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "The hammer just came down, tweeps: ESPN memo prohibiting tweeting info unless it serves ESPN," Bucher wrote, capping it with a choice of words that conjures memories of a certain Twilight Zone cookbook. "Kinda figured this was coming." And then Bucher acknowledged the distinct possibility that he has stepped into a pile of, um, trouble. "I'm probably violating some sort of policy just by telling you," Bucher wrote. "In any case, stay tuned.""
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Pirate Bay starts video streaming

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "The world's most high-profile file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay (TPB), has lifted the lid on its new video sharing website, The Video Bay.

Billed as a rival to YouTube, the service will offer unrestricted video content, in violation of copyright law.

In a statement on the site, Mr Sunde said the service would use the latest HTML 5 features.

"More specifically the audio and video tags with the ogg/theora video and audio formats.

"This site will be an experimental playground and as such subjected to both live and drunk encoding, so please don't bug us too much if the site isn't working properly," he said."

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The end of tax-free internet shopping?

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "If a little-known but influential alliance of state politicians, large retailers, and tax collectors have their way, the days of tax-free Internet shopping may be nearly over. A bill expected to be introduced in the U.S. Congress as early as Monday would rewrite the ground rules for mail order and Internet sales by eliminating what its supporters view as a "loophole" that, in many cases, allows Americans to shop over the Internet without paying sales taxes. Link"
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Carbon Cost of Google Revealed

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "According to a BBC article, U.S. physicists have claimed that the average Google search uses 7g of carbon as opposed to Google's own claims of 0.2g. I get the feeling that many people are getting as tired of the word "green" as I am. Are studies like this taking every variable into account to get an unbiased answer or are they interested in sensationalistic claims."
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Joe Biden's Pro-RIAA Voting Record

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for Vice President seems to have a voting record that speaks volumes and may threaten to stymie Obama's promise to "update and reform our copyright and patent systems to promote civic discourse, innovation and investment while ensuring that intellectual property owners are fairly treated." In addition his record on encryption and National Security are downright disturbing from a civil liberties standpoint. Not looking to start a political flamewar, will these issues be of a major concern when the U.S. citizens hit the voting booths this November?

Story here"

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Best Way to Backup Offsite

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  about 6 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "I administer a department which contains around 200 workstations, and 7 servers. 2 servers are Win2K3 AD controllers, 1 is used to store video from several surveillance cameras, 3 others are running Fedora for the website, mysql, and a file server. Recently I've built a 4TB Raid1 machine whose sole job is to contain backups of the other servers. Everything is running swimmingly, but I have become increasingly nervous about not backing up to an off-site location. I was hoping to get some tips from the Slashdot crowd on the best methods of doing this. I've investigated several types of tape systems but the cost makes it prohibitive. My fallback plan is to pick up a couple of 1TB external hard drives and simply lug them to the main building once every two weeks."
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The beginnings of a TLD free-for-all?

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "According to the BBC, ICANN is considering opening up the wholesale creation of TLDs by private industry. While I'm sure this is done for the convenience of the companies and has nothing to do with the several thousand dollars they will be charging for each registration, I was curious what the tech community at large thought about this idea. It seems to me that this will simply open the doors for a never-ending cluster-frak (yes I said it) of TLD squatters. The article can be found here"
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Psystar Back Selling PC's with Leopard

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "Apparently Psystar is at it again. Cnet reports that this company is back selling what they are now calling "Open Computers" preinstalled with a hacked version of Leopard. According to the story they believe that Apple represents a hardware monopoly. Even if this is the case, does that give a third party the right to alter your software in order to profit?"
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Crackdown on Modchip sellers

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "The BBC is reporting on a series of raids conducted against mod chip resellers in the US. I'm just trying to figure out how selling this technology is a crime, I've always been of the opinion that if you're willing to take the risk of permanent harm to your system then more power to you. How will this affect the future of console modding?"
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Edge Magazine Compiles List of Top 100 Video Games

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "According to the BBC, Edge Magazine has compiled a list of the top 100 video games of all time. The top 10 are rather surprising in that most of the games were released a decade or more ago. Is it possible that with all of the focus on life-like graphics and animation so pervasive on the next-gen consoles, developers have forgotten what it takes to make a game enjoyable to play? Cue the Duke Nuke'em Forever jokes in 5...4...3...2..."
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Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "Researchers from the IBM Almaden research lab and the University of Nevada have created a simulation of half a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer. Although there's more to creating a mind than setting up the infrastructure, does this mean that we may see a system for human mental storage within our lifetimes? Check it out here"
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Mordok-DestroyerOfWo Mordok-DestroyerOfWo writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "Gary McKinnon has lost his appeal against extradition to the US on hacking charges. The BBC News website profiles his history and his motives. To hear the US government tell it, Gary McKinnon is a dangerous man, and should be extradited back to America to stand trial in a Virginia courtroom. One US prosecutor has accused him of committing "the biggest military computer hack of all time". But Mr McKinnon has said his motives were harmless and innocent — he was, he says, simply looking for information on UFOs. Read on

Was he a 'bumbling nerd' as he says or were his motives more malicious?"

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