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Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

NynexNinja get off my lawn (171 comments)

speak for yourself, Matt Gemmell, oh and by the way, Get off my lawn.

about 2 months ago
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Wireless Industry Lobbying Hard to Keep Net Neutrality Out

NynexNinja the only thing net neutrality will ruin is profit (85 comments)

AT&T and others stand to profit billions of dollars by creating slow lanes and fast lanes on the internet. The real issue here is that customer already paid for an internet connection at a certain speed, so its some level of fraud or deception (false advertising, bait-and-switch) to be selling a service at a certain speed and then not delivering the service that the customer is paying for.

about 3 months ago
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US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

NynexNinja Preventing Stingray from working (272 comments)

So, I've been thinking of how could we prevent such a rogue device from operating on the cellular network? The way it is done is pretty easy actually:
* First you have to create a database of longitude / latitude coordinates of where we find cell tower sites at 100% signal strength.
* Next we allow Android's baseband processor to issue handoffs to cell towers that are within range of the GeoIP coordinate database
* So when a Stingray device pretends to be a cell tower, and it is not within range of the geoIP coordinates database, it will be rejected

This could be easily implemented in Android... and you could also add notifications when a cell tower was rejected due to being too far away from the known cell tower real location.

about 4 months ago
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Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

NynexNinja yeah right (359 comments)

I'm sure he's all of that stuck in a room by himself at the embassy for the past few years. Maybe five years ago, not today. Sorry, it doesn't pass the smell test.

about 7 months ago
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Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

NynexNinja 450 million users (280 comments)

1. for ($x=0; $x 450000000; $x++) { $username=get_random_string(10); create_user($username); } 2. Profit!?!?!?!

about 7 months ago
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Florida Arrests High-Dollar Bitcoin Exchangers For Money Laundering

NynexNinja sounds like they have a case (149 comments)

If someone comes up to your business and says "hey i'm going to use this for illegal purposes", and then you agree to accept the money, you're in violation of several laws. RICO is one, and so is money laundering in some cases. His biggest mistake was at the point when they said what they were going to use the money for, in this case to buy stolen credit cards online, he accepted the deal and continued working with them. He should have said that he doesn't do anything illegal and not dealt with the potential customer at that point. That would have shielded him from liability.

about 8 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

NynexNinja If JQuery is a hack, everything is a hack (573 comments)

If you're talking about web technology, and you're claiming that JQuery is a hack, you might as well admit that using Ajax is also a hack, so is javascript. The only thing really is *not* a hack would be native object code running on the chip. You'd be left with the web browser and no interpretation of any of of the web pages.

about 8 months ago
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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

NynexNinja Google has problems (692 comments)

If Google didn't build their own private air terminal at San Jose Airport to get around flying with the riff raff, or build their own private bus system to get around employees riding BART with the riff raff, they probably wouldnt have so much back lash. They are not doing things that is for the community. They are trying to shield themselves from the community. To outsiders, I'm sure it appears they are building their own utopian society that is somehow greater than the one they live in. If they want to be seen as helpful, they should be doing helpful things. The whole creepy factor about everything they do is also more than most people can handle as well. Whether it be using Google Glass to try to lookup criminal histories of random strangers on the street, or using the Google Bus to avoid interacting with regular humans, or using the Google Airport to avoid interacting with regular humans. Apple is in similar circumstances, but they are less creepy and so people are not up in arms about them, yet.

about 8 months ago
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Target Credit Card Data Was Sent To a Server In Russia

NynexNinja PCI compliance? (137 comments)

Target suffered similar data theft in 2005, and now again in 2013. By storing cardholder information, CVV's and (worst) PIN's in the clear, they obviously are not PCI DSS compliant. If this happened to any other retailer, Visa would revoke their PCI compliance status. If nothing happens regarding their PCI compliance status, what does it say about PCI compliance in general? PCI compliance is nothing but a joke, not to be taken seriously. Why even go through the work and trouble to get PCI DSS certified if companies like Target can flout the rules and get away without any penalties.

about 8 months ago
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San Quentin Inmates Learn Technology From Silicon Valley Pros

NynexNinja what could possibly go wrong (109 comments)

The inmates doing time for theft and fraud related offences might just be the same ones who are stealing the computers at your office.

about 10 months ago
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Gartner: OpenStack Lacks Clarity

NynexNinja Gartner lacks intelligence (77 comments)

The very nature of OpenStack is pretty clear. If you have any questions about "clarity", go download the source code and set it up for yourself and setup your own VPDC.

about 10 months ago
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LeVar Burton On Google Glass

NynexNinja The problem with Google Glass (211 comments)

The problem with Google Glass is not the hardware itself, it is the privacy implications of using the device, which sends everything to an untrusted third party. It would be different if they offered the option of never communicating with their network, but they don't offer that as an option. So, essentially anyone who has an agreement with google (NSA, FBI, other governments, other companies, etc) will get copies of your location, pictures coming off the camera, video, microphone data, etc. Those issues alone are the reasons why I would never actually use one. Until Google is serious about separating the umbilical cord from devices like this from talking to their servers, it remains a serious problem about ever using it for anything long term. It's bad enough you might be already using an Android or iPhone device which does almost the same thing, minus the video and audio stream.

about a year ago
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UK MPs: Google Blocks Child Abuse Images, It Should Block Piracy Too

NynexNinja slippery slope (348 comments)

It starts out protecting the children, then it moves to protecting content authors. Then it moves to protecting government officials from negative political speech. Then it moves to protecting criminals from journalists reporting about their actions. Where does it end? You might as well just take down the internet and block everything.

1 year,4 days
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LexisNexis and Other Major Data Brokers Hacked By ID Theft Service

NynexNinja The bigger question (99 comments)

Is why does LexisNexis, which has been around since at least the 1970's, trust the use of Microsoft Windows to their server infrastructure. Sounds like they really dropped the ball here. Hopefully heads will roll on this one.

1 year,5 days
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Apache Web Server Share Falls Below 50 Percent For First Time Since 2009

NynexNinja fork() vs epoll() (303 comments)

I think when Nginx first came on the scene (a little bit after libevent was released), Apache had known about the scalability problems associated with using fork() versus epoll(). This was almost a decade ago. Apache has yet to provide a scalable implementation using epoll similar to what Nginx provides. Its at least a 10x speed improvement on the same hardware.

All that I can say is that all new installations over the past I'd say about 5 years, I've been doing using Nginx only because Apache just can't scale well with their fork() implementation compared to Nginx. I'd say this has something to do with people leaving Apache, at least all the people I know.

about a year ago
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Russia Proposes Banning Foul Language On the Internet

NynexNinja slippery slope (239 comments)

This is the slippery slope that I mentioned earlier in a post about the UK censorship of websites deemed to have "adult" content. First, it starts with websites that have "adult" content, then the censorship goes into many other types including bad words, anti-government or subversive content, anti-semitism content, political opponents speech, etc. Then it gets to a point where it will serach and replace on bad content and change it to good content or remove just the posts themselves so no one can see them. Once you have a content filter in place, its extremely easy to make it turn into the Great Firewall of China within a few months or years. This is why these things are just so damaging to the citizens of any country, especially ones that are founded on democratic principles. It doesn't make you more free, it takes away freedom. The bottom line is that when you pay for a pipe, you should get that pipe, not a pipe that has been changed or restricted in any way. To do so is censorship.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages

NynexNinja TOS does not trump state or federal law (275 comments)

All the idiots who think that "Terms of Service" "agreements" -- which for the most part have been proven to be unenforceable in a court of law, trump state or federal law are wrong. An illegal contract is still illegal. For example, craigslist.org has some pretty nefarious nonsense all over thier terms of use web page, and about 90% of it is unenforceable illegal contract nonsense that and they would get, and have gotten laughed out of every court they every attempted to show it to. TOS agreements are no more than a scare tactic used by corporations to make people think its illegal to do something. If your feeble minded enough to believe it, thats you're low IQ that you need to examine. I personally hope that Skype and Microsoft get sued into oblivion for their misdeeds against the millions of people who have paid to use that Skype program over the years and now after Micro$oft bought it, have since become bamboozled into various levels of fraud by Micor$oft.

about a year ago

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Phrack #66 is out!

NynexNinja NynexNinja writes  |  more than 5 years ago

NynexNinja (379583) writes "Phrack Issue #66 is out.. Articles include: "Phrack Prophile on The PaX Team", "Phrack World News", "Abusing the Objective C runtime", "Backdooring Juniper Firewalls", "Exploiting DLmalloc frees in 2009", "Persistent BIOS infection", "Exploiting UMA : FreeBSD kernel heap exploits", "Exploiting TCP Persist Timer Infiniteness", "Malloc Des-Maleficarum", "A Real SMM Rootkit", "Alphanumeric RISC ARM Shellcode", "Power cell buffer overflow", "Binary Mangling with Radare", "Linux Kernel Heap Tampering Detection", "Developing MacOs X Rootkits" and "How close are they of hacking your brain"."

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