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UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

SigmundFloyd Re:Walked away? (74 comments)

Moral of the story: only buy legless hard drives.

3 days ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

SigmundFloyd Re:chroot is for cross-compiling, not security (166 comments)

getting out [of chroot] basically consists of making a symlink and doing cd.

OK, but - unless I'm missing something - you can't do that while chrooted. A browser running chrooted can't execute code that will make links to "out of chroot".

about two weeks ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

SigmundFloyd Re:Reduced rights (166 comments)

Run your browser in a VM, preferably using a different OS to the host. No access to the host filesystem, isolated from the real machine.

Simply chroot the browser, no?

about two weeks ago
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Gmail Now Rejects Emails With Misleading Combinations of Unicode Characters

SigmundFloyd More generally (79 comments)

IME, Gmail is rejecting a lot of legitimate mail nowadays.

Their filters used to be good, but they completely fucked it up lately.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

SigmundFloyd Re:Write some! (430 comments)

I once submitted a man page patch for bootparam(7). It described a boot parameter to the Linux kernel.

I never received a reply and it was never incorporated in the man page. That waste of time was the end of my "career" in documentation. Last I checked, that parameter was still undocumented.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

SigmundFloyd OpenBSD (430 comments)

I'm aghast at the state ofdocumentation for Open Source projects

You must have missed OpenBSD, then.
I know, I know: It's an exception. I just wanted to mention the best documented Free Software I've ever seen.

about three weeks ago
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Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy

SigmundFloyd Re:Transparency FTW! (98 comments)

given what we know of the NSA it's likely they have compromised TOR.

Well... Citation needed.

about a month ago
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Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza

SigmundFloyd Nothing new (45 comments)

We're Google: Give us every detail of your life for a song.

about 2 months ago
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Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

SigmundFloyd s/Linux\/Unix/GNU/ (215 comments)

Article should be called 'Exploiting wildcards on GNU'.

All of the examples in the original document work because GNU software can intersperse options and filenames freely. None of those exploits would work in BSD userland, for example.

about 2 months ago
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The Game Theory of Life

SigmundFloyd Re:Is it me or... (85 comments)

our concept of information theory is a function of the universe it was developed in.

I don't think it needs to look similar to the universe's inner mechanisms just because of that.

about 2 months ago
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The Game Theory of Life

SigmundFloyd Is it me or... (85 comments)

...has the "simulated universe" hypotesis just got a slight boost from this finding?

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Give Praying Mantises Tiny 3D Glasses

SigmundFloyd Re:Finally... (55 comments)

No. The scientific name is "mantis religiosa", which tells you why praying is right.

about 4 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

SigmundFloyd Re:"little influence" (818 comments)

It took a study to figure that out?

It took a study to find proof.

about 4 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

SigmundFloyd Re:where is the controversy? (642 comments)

Only an idiot doesn't realize that, by claiming that the text is a metaphor, one can arbitrarily twist its meaning until it vaguely seems to make sense.

about 5 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

SigmundFloyd Re:where is the controversy? (642 comments)

The bible does not disagree with reality.

Yes, it does. Only an idiot wouldn't realize that.

about 5 months ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

SigmundFloyd Re:Memories (146 comments)

Maybe you should GOTO the event.

But then he can't RETURN...

about 5 months ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

SigmundFloyd Re:Please.... (321 comments)

And of course it's just a coincidence that Google's "incompetence" turned out to be profitable for them.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

SigmundFloyd On Linux: (531 comments)

Tcsh, nvi, slrn, irssi, mutt, fetchmail, bogofilter, esmtp, moc, ctwm, VLC.

Software I can't live with, so I remove if present: sendmail, Vim, any desktop environment and its associated garbage.

about 6 months ago
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Fixing Broken Links With the Internet Archive

SigmundFloyd Re:Please no? (79 comments)

Methinks a moderator needs more coffee, that wasn't offtopic.

Yes it was, at least in part. The details on the old article's topic were completely unnecessary in order to make the point.

about 7 months ago

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Grooveshark's CEO: "all this growth without paying

SigmundFloyd SigmundFloyd writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SigmundFloyd (994648) writes "Following the news that Universal music filed a million-dollar lawsuit against Grooveshark in relation to alleged cases of copyright infringement, internal emails from the case have been made public, revealing the apparent audacity of Grooveshark business strategy.

Sina Simantob, Grooveshark chairman, wrote in a series of emails in 2009: "[...] we are achieving all this growth without paying a dime to any of the labels...we use the label's songs till we get a 100 (million) uniques, by which time we can tell the labels who is listening to their music, where, and then turn around and charge them for the very data we got from them [...]""

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