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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Pinky's Brain Re:As expected from google (109 comments)

In the end we will just get private search engines which companies use to check out hires ... so the rich/frauds will be able to make their deeds invisible to the peons but the peons won't be able to hide their misspent youth from the rich/frauds.

2 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Pinky's Brain Re:Court's judgement, not Google's. (109 comments)

They'd be held in contempt of court if they rejected all the requests.

2 days ago
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The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown

Pinky's Brain Re:What an asshole (305 comments)

Picking on the LGBT community with this is probably the most effective way of combatting the policy ...

about two weeks ago
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Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination

Pinky's Brain Re:I'm glad SOMEBODY finally said this (227 comments)

For which highly educated jobs are women still non self selectively disenfranchised?

Maybe at the top level where the old boys network outweighs positive discrimination, but they're all lizards any way ... gender is irrelevant.

about three weeks ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Pinky's Brain Re:30-46% less force is required to deform?! (304 comments)

So according to them it takes more force to deform the 6+ than the 6 ...

But I guess it's hard to do science when Apple's PR is waving a check at you.

about three weeks ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

Pinky's Brain Re:Good article (185 comments)

I'm convinced that the refusal of browser companies to implement DANE is directly influenced by security services and CAs.

about three weeks ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Pinky's Brain Re:Solution (410 comments)

I prefer LVT (with exemptions for a home and a small bit of farmland).

about a month ago
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Pinky's Brain Re:Why are so many banks doing it wrong? (61 comments)

The devices/methods I reference are not really two factor. Two factor doesn't help when you don't know what you're authenticating.

With mTan you don't need any new device, just a mobile phone. It should be the primary method of transaction verification in this day and age.

about a month ago
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Pinky's Brain Why are so many banks doing it wrong? (61 comments)

Did anyone not see these local MITM attacks coming from a mile away? We already have existing options which do not allow these attacks ... why do so many banks persist in doing it wrong?

https://www.ebankingabersicher...

mTan and Mobile ID are mostly immune (phones can still be owned of course, but if you don't use a single phone for both banking and verification the odds of pulling off an attack are very slim). Flicker/Photo TAN are almost completely immune (unless the attacker can find a buffer overflow in the TAN devices). Everything else on there is antiquated crap which made sense when criminals were less sophisticated and when making TANs with larger LCDs and smart-phones was expensive ... those days are not today.

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Pinky's Brain Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

If we didn't need oil it might happen, but we do. So we will do what the Saudi King tells us to do ...

about a month ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

Pinky's Brain Re:Looks promising (93 comments)

It's not a waifu simulator and it has no memorable personalities.

It's also a last gen shooter optimized for graphics, expect corridors ...

about a month ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Pinky's Brain Re:Kickstarter's Problem (215 comments)

Still bullshit.

about a month ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Pinky's Brain Re:Kickstarter's Problem (215 comments)

Bullshit.

about a month ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Pinky's Brain Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

They're busy redefining gamers into a dirty word, so I don't know how long parroting the half of gamers thing will be PC ...

about a month and a half ago
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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

Pinky's Brain Re:Ummm.... (169 comments)

One in a couple dozen strips has a fair bit of research behind it ... on the other hand stick figures.

The kind of jokes he makes on those research strips is fairly unique, but overall the amount of work he puts into the strips isn't anything special.

about 1 month ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

Pinky's Brain Re:Maybe it would be good if the Ayatollah wins? (542 comments)

Who cares if they are moderate? They won't be able to run the country after a civil war ... and after it collapses in on itself the warlords will take over and the extremists will float to the top any way.

about 1 month ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

Pinky's Brain Re:The key bit (542 comments)

It's an act of trying to reinstate the regional power balances ... Saudi Arabia's mental image of Iran as the big bogey men (which the US loyally spread to the world) has been shattered by reality.

They thought they could fuel Sunni uprisings without it endangering themselves, they see now how fucking moronic that was now given their own cushy positions and popular image. So all hands on deck to reverse the course set with Islamic spring and bring some stability back, including the stalemate between Sunni and Shia, strengthening Iran a bit is not a problem and minimizes costs.

about 1 month ago

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