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In Brazil, Google Fined For Content of Anonymous Posting

MulluskO Re:Let the market decide (484 comments)

American values are better. Western humanism is better.

There is no sense pretending to be objective. No objective point of view exists.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Hacked, May Pull Out of China

MulluskO Re:So what will happen in practice? (687 comments)

Having the private key and sniffing is (simetimes!) insufficient for breaking TLS. The concept is "perfect forward secrecy."

I wouldn't say that, "SSL isn't all that secure when someone has complete control over your traffic." An adversary with control over your trust store is a problem, particularly because all of the CAs in your trust store can issue certs for any domain.

more than 4 years ago
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KDE Rebrands, Introduces KDE Plasma Desktop

MulluskO Re:Ah Yes, Young Padawan Learner (364 comments)

Pah! Yesterday's news. We're up to Feces Cloud 2.0 Cloud. By next year we should have Feces OS, built on top of GNU Turd.

I think you missed an opportunity for a fart joke.

more than 4 years ago
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Google's Reach Hits Your Tivo

MulluskO Re:Easily Fixed! (There's a business idea in this. (98 comments)

I don't think such a thing would be popular. Most people don't care, but those few that do would find it easier to use a service with a better privacy policy. Perhaps Bing or Yahoo! could profit from the backlash in the unlikely event that one should materialize.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Denies It Built Backdoor Into Windows 7

MulluskO It's a GUIDE (450 comments)

"Working in partnership with Microsoft and elements of the Department of Defense, NSA leveraged our unique expertise and operational knowledge of system threats and vulnerabilities to enhance Microsoft's operating system security guide without constraining the user to perform their everyday tasks, whether those tasks are being performed in the public or private sector,"

DISA and the NSA produce guides.

http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/stig/index.html
http://www.nsa.gov/ia/guidance/security_configuration_guides/index.shtml

They're patting one another on the back because they worked on the guide before Windows 7 was released.

more than 4 years ago
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Michael Meeks Says OO.o Project is "Profoundly Sick"

MulluskO It's not any fun... (676 comments)

...constantly playing catch-up to Microsoft.

Microsoft .doc is arguably the worst format ever. It's pretty much just a dump of Word's internal state. To make it work, you pretty much have to re-implement MS Word.

more than 5 years ago
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Cryptol, Language of Cryptography, Now Available To the Public

MulluskO Re:Let's be civil and reasonable in disagreement. (140 comments)

I don't think nutter is a particularly harsh term. Have you heard him sing?

Java is not a trap. Never was. Something like Java could have contributed to a world in which Linux on the desktop might have been more useful to more people. Java pre-installs on Windows fizzled because of legal issues, and on Linux fizzled because of unfounded fears.

Now the only de-facto universal platform is web+flash. Stallman will tell you that's a trap too.

more than 5 years ago
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Netbook Return Rates Much Higher For Linux Than Windows

MulluskO Re:It's in the hands of the vendors (663 comments)

You expect hardware vendors to make enormous usability investments -- enough to compete with Microsoft and Apple?

That's insane. Hardware companies are not going to be the ones that finally make a usable desktop Linux.

They would invest all that time and effort and then what would happen? Their competitor could use it for free because it's open source. Hardware vendors simply don't have the incentive to do this.

more than 5 years ago

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Advertisers reading slashdot?

MulluskO MulluskO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

This is a screengrab of an actual advertisement in Yahoo! movies.

Coincidence?

Fluke?

I did replace my zip code with 'KGB's Soviet Russia,' but that is the only thing I altered.

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Sealab 2021 Wallpapers

MulluskO MulluskO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I'm really into Selab 2021 right now. I think a fair percentage of the slashdot crowd watches Adult Swim, so I'll link to the Sealab 2021 desktop wallpapers I created.

Sealab is beginning its second season, but the fan art just hasn't quite arrived yet, not like it has for Space Ghost and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I'm doing what I can, though, and I'm sure there are others out there.

I think they all work well on the desktop, they're properly cropped allowing for the taskbar and all that. I use these myself, alternating with Domo-Kun images from Drew's Page.

If you do not know anything about the programs I just mentioned I highly reccomend taking a look in your favorite search engine or cable TV listings. Sealab is all I watch.

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How does one ask about the DMCA?

MulluskO MulluskO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Okay, college has been in session for quite some time now, and the programs that intest me are beginning to begin meeting. Apart from the Quiz Bowl team and the Math Club, which I fully understand, are the Young Democrats. This is a very important election year in Arkansas, my adopted home. Three major positions are being contested, Senator, Govenor, and Leutenant Govenor. The US Senator is the position most important to me, as the senate has such an even distribution of Democrats and Republicans. I want to be involved with politics, and I am generally liberal, but before I volunteer my time and energy on assisting with the campaign I need to know about isues that are every important to me, but not clearly defined along party lines. At the meeting, I asked another student the position of the senate candidate in regards to the DMCA and the Hollings Bill. He didn't know, but he referred me to an Email address, saying he or someone else could find out later. Again, I care a lot about My Rights Online, so I ask you, what are considerations I need to take into account when writing this question. What have you found to be the best way to ask candidates about their stance in relation to electronic freedom?

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