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London Stock Exchange Was 'Under Major Cyberattack' During Linux Switch

Shadow-isoHunt Re:Were they running Wine? (98 comments)

/mnt/sda2 or /mnt/sdb1?

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS

Shadow-isoHunt Re:BB Pearl (348 comments)

Oh, I also noticed the other day when fiddling with my phone that it supports SkipJack and single DES encryption, making me wonder why the UAE went after RIM to get their keys. It seems to me RIM could just tell the handset to downgrade crypto to skipjack or something.

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS

Shadow-isoHunt Re:BB Pearl (348 comments)

Yeah. It also crashes/reboots often when you try to use it with a microsd card in it, or attempt to use it as a mass storage device. Bluetooth tethering only works once per powercycle. The clit mouse likes to stop moving sometimes. I *hate* my pearl, but I also refuse to pay $300+ for another locked down handset from Verizon.

more than 3 years ago
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Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites

Shadow-isoHunt Re:This is a simple issue. (1695 comments)

PS: "Hate crimes", victimless crimes, and then victimless "hate crimes" are bullshit. Law and legal process shouldn't discriminate in the very way that it's attempting to punish - that's just hypocritically asinine!

And don't forget people, freedom of speech is free until you start putting restrictions on it. People can still have free speech when no one will pay attention to their ramblings or grant them a venue, however.

about 4 years ago
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Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites

Shadow-isoHunt This is a simple issue. (1695 comments)

Like the topic says here, by my reasoning no principles have really been compromised here.

I defend the disconnect, because the douchebags broke the agreement of AUP. They agreed to their TOS when they bought their hosting plan. If they didn't read their TOS, their fault. These agreements can be as innocuous as IRCDs but they're generally decisions made as a matter of protection for the company against attack(legal, political, & digital) which can cripple the business and the service of other users. Read your TOS, find a host that's willing to put up with your needs. However,

I also support the douchebags here. They purchased their own qurans, and decided to burn them... what's the big deal about that? Just because someone's being an idiot doesn't mean you have to perpetuate it! You don't have to give them an outlet to spread their hateful message, and that's exactly the kind of decision that Rackspace is making here.

about 4 years ago
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Criminals Hide Payment-Card Skimmers In Gas Pumps

Shadow-isoHunt Re:The pumps are the problem (332 comments)

I can pick locks just as fast as I can use a key - faster in the case of my apartment's outter door... that lock sucks - and it didn't take much practice at all. Locks are for keeping honest people honest, nothing more.

more than 4 years ago
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Sandy, Utah Tops US Cities For Broadband Speed

Shadow-isoHunt Re:Average is 33 megabits .... from who? (121 comments)

I used to live in Sandy. Comcast offers a 20mbit plan, and you can get a 100mbit link from xmission.

more than 3 years ago
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Ocean-Crossing Dragonflies Discovered

Shadow-isoHunt Re:Impressive... (95 comments)

Have any bin laden?

more than 4 years ago
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FTC Worries About Consumers, Cloud Data, and Privacy

Shadow-isoHunt Re:I was just thinking about this today (175 comments)

No, they cannot. GPS is one way, receiving timestamps via radio transmitted via multiple transmitters, then it does some fun maths involving the speed of light, and relativity. It requires the cellular link to transmit it's location to 911 via E911 services, but with the default firmware of your phone they can't remotely turn this on directly as it's not part of the E911 functionality. In order for them to turn it on remotely, they need to push a firmware patch to the handset which disables any GPS icon indications, and enables the vendor-specific command set. On top of that they have to figure out which handset is yours, which is going to be hard without an associated account with a valid GSM provider in your area. However, if they had previous knowledge of your IMEI/ESN, they could use that to locate you as IMEI/ESNs are globally unique to each GSM handset.

Also, the GPS is overkill since they can passively monitor your location via triangulation of your cellular link. This is the most likely method of monitoring, as it won't kill your battery life(tipping you off), it's passive requiring no interaction with the handset, it doesn't require the GPS chip to initialize and possibly download the GPS ephemeris if it's a cold start(which will take 40s minimum due to the 50bits/s).

Also, they could theoretically do it without a warrant if they used their _own_ equipment and knew your CDMA code - anyone can listen in to any radio transmission in the US, though decrypting a GSM/CDMA signal may be illegal. No decryption is necessary though, as long as they know your timeslot(GSM's tdm)/code(cdma).

more than 4 years ago
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Music While Programming?

Shadow-isoHunt Re:Music is a stimulator (1019 comments)

And dude, I have dents on my head from an old pair - seriously. Make sure you look in to decent, comfortable headphones.

more than 4 years ago
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WPA-PSK Cracking As a Service

Shadow-isoHunt Re:400 CPU cluster or 400 node botnet? (175 comments)

It's not difficult to find rainbow tables for WPA-PSK(special in that they're salted(with the SSID) hashes) in community rainbow table projects. Think BOINC - the same goes for LM/NTLM/MD5/SHA1 too.

more than 4 years ago
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CDC Adopts Near Real-Time Flu Tracking System

Shadow-isoHunt Re:And Look at How Useful It Is! (102 comments)

It's okay - I've been playing the L4D2 demo on expert for the past week. I think I'll be fine.

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Manage Dev/Test/Production Environments?

Shadow-isoHunt The answer's simple (244 comments)

Segue in to a new paradigm and experience increased synergy - consolidate already!

Kidding, naturally.

more than 4 years ago
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Deadline Scheduling Proposed For the Linux Kernel

Shadow-isoHunt We already have one. (113 comments)

There's already a Deadline scheduler in the kernel, which works great under database loads. It can be selected with:

CONFIG_IOSCHED_DEADLINE=y
CONFIG_DEFAULT_DEADLINE=y

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Makes a Push To Add Time To the School Year

Shadow-isoHunt Re:Waste MORE time!? (1073 comments)

And now I'm in grad school, doing actual science.

Enjoy your future time teaching the mandated state history class, gym class or English.

more than 4 years ago
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How the Pirate Bay Will Be Legalized

Shadow-isoHunt Re:Sooo (265 comments)

Torrents.to is *not* isoHunt.

about 5 years ago
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Behind Menuet, an OS Written Entirely In Assembly

Shadow-isoHunt Re:This is better than QNX how? (419 comments)

Probably not - the OS is too open! Hackers can use raw sockets to take down the internet! And I bet no ports are stealth...

about 5 years ago
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Toyota Reveals A Humanoid Robot That Can Run

Shadow-isoHunt Re:Wow (216 comments)

I can tell from the pixels.

more than 5 years ago

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