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LAX To London Flight Delayed Over "Al-Quida" Wi-Fi Name

Redmancometh Re:This was no AP. (339 comments)

Or rather the airline should have to refund a portion of everyone's ticket for the sheer ridiculousness of delaying a flight over this.

2 days ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Redmancometh Re:Why still 32bit builds? (554 comments)

Writing a program of appreciable complexity in C is a massive pain in the ass without pointers. It is also beyond the ability of junior C developers.

In fact I don't know how you'd do any complex abstraction without function/struct pointers.

Also pointers can be highly performant when used properly...

about a month ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Redmancometh Re:Also... (240 comments)

Very, very few ovens have that sensor. Only the latest-and-greated which most people don't have, and even then not even close to all of them.

Or are you talking about induction stove tops?

about a month ago
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Update: Mangalyaan's Main Engine Test Fired, Maven In Orbit

Redmancometh Gradle (25 comments)

This is why I use gradle for my dependency management.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Redmancometh Re:Microsoft can now kill Java (330 comments)

As long as they dont kill forge with heavier obfuscation it should be okay.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Redmancometh Re:That's that then (330 comments)

Uhm...its java.

about a month and a half ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

Redmancometh Re:Yahoo knew fine was a bluff (223 comments)

That's a tough one. I'd put my money on the SEC, but if it was prison rules it'd be the NSA.

about a month and a half ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

Redmancometh Re: 400 Millimeter Dollars (180 comments)

Sometimes there are overload parameters /shrug

about 3 months ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Redmancometh Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The cowpox trick for sure, and possibly others.

There was the case where some of the weaponized agent got out and infected some people who were vaccinated.

about 3 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

Redmancometh Re: Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

You do have a point, but I trust the Debian repos 100%. They are so behind that I figure if there was malware in them...someone would have said so by now.

I have yet to hear of a single case of this happening. Granted, that could just mean they are better at covering their tracks..

about 3 months ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Redmancometh Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The vaccine does not work against several variola strains.

about 3 months ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Redmancometh Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The vaccine is ineffective against the "cooked" strain which Russia tried to weaponize, and we keep at USAMRID. Look into the India-1 strain.

about 3 months ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Redmancometh Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The Russians actually attempted to we aponize the India-1 strain via refrigerated cluster bomb in the vector facility. They told us it was sewage treatment equipment when we inspected.

about 3 months ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

Redmancometh Re:Kidnapping. (176 comments)

This is easily one of the best posts I've read all day.

about 3 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

Redmancometh Re: Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

No need. I have this newfangled feature called "sources.list."

about 3 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

Redmancometh Re: Antivirus (122 comments)

So if I write an application for everyday users I get to pay/request to be added to the whitelist of every AV people use?

That probably wont kill independent software development.

about 3 months ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Redmancometh Re:Youtube Comments (238 comments)

8:24am and already the boy aint right.

about 3 months ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

Redmancometh RBN? (176 comments)

I wonder if this is the same guy who was supposed to have been leading the Russian Business Network. There were/are a lot of rumors that his father was someone well-connected inside of the Russian government. It would explain how they've operated with impunity how long they have.

about 4 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

Redmancometh Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

Okay let me backpedal a wee bit and re-label it a "potential problem." And yes I can, I think.
A massive portion of the food we sell in the US cannot be lawfully sold in Belgium.

Im fairly certain they have socialized medicine.

Anyways the context is important because the US has used very similar logic as a justification in NYC for trans fats, and before it was struck down, the large soda ban.

about 4 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Where to Sell a Vulnerability

Redmancometh Redmancometh writes  |  about a year ago

Redmancometh (2676319) writes "A friend of mine (mostly him), and I recently found a vulnerability in skype that allows for massive leaks of information. I've never heard of it, so I believe it would be considered a 0-day, and I believe it would be invaluable to blackhats.

I contacted Microsoft and was told they don't offer compensation for skype vulnerabilities at this time. I don't care about having my name on the technet blog, and I pretty much just want money.

My question is rather simple:

Who do I sell this to? I would strongly prefer I sell it to a whitehat company, or organization. I don't know the legality of selling it to blackhats, but it's certainly not out of the question.

Have any of you had an experience with this?"

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