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Saudi Arabia Calls For Global Internet Censorship Body

SirDice Reasonable? (678 comments)

“Any reasonable person would know that this film would foment violence and, indeed, many innocent persons have died and been injured with this film as a root cause,” the Saudi submission said.

A reasonable person doesn't watch something if he knows it's going to offend him.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability

SirDice Re:Not so smart (165 comments)

That's nice. Still no reason to pull 16.0 as it could just as easily have taken longer.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability

SirDice Re:Not so smart (165 comments)

I can deal, for a short while, with this relatively simple issue. I can't deal with 21 serious bugs while Mozilla takes their sweet time to fix that one issue.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability

SirDice Not so smart (165 comments)

Why the hell did they pull it? Firefox 16.0 fixes 24 bugs, of which 21 are considered important. They're advising people to downgrade to THAT version because of ONE minor privacy issue. Seriously? Why don't they urge people to upgrade to 16.0 and start pushing out 16.0.1 as fast as they can?

more than 2 years ago
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How Many Seconds Would It Take To Crack Your Password?

SirDice Re:Huh. (454 comments)

If someone is bruteforcing your password, they can make no assumptions. (alphabet size)^(number of spaces)

This assumes the minimal and maximum password length is the same, i.e. there are no passwords less than the "number of spaces". The total size of the keyspace is actually: (alphabet size)^(0) + (alphabet size)^(1) + (alphabet size)^(2) + ....... + (alphabet size)^(number of spaces - 1) + (alphabet size)^(number of spaces).

more than 2 years ago
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The Three Flavors of Windows 8

SirDice Re:Four versions (500 comments)

Read the blog post I linked, the notes at the bottom (emphasis mine):

NOTE: As with previous versions of Windows, we will also have an edition of Windows 8 specifically for those enterprise customers with Software Assurance agreements. Windows 8 Enterprise includes all the features of Windows 8 Pro plus features for IT organization that enable PC management and deployment, advanced security, virtualization, new mobility scenarios, and much more.

more than 2 years ago
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Amiga Returns With Lackluster Linux-Powered Mini PC

SirDice Amiga? (343 comments)

If it doesn't run AmigaOS it's not an Amiga. Heck, AmigaOS 4.1 was released not too long ago. http://www.amigaos.net/

more than 2 years ago
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Stolen iPad's Reported Location Not Enough To Warrant Search, Say Dutch Police

SirDice Search warrant? (619 comments)

You don't need a search warrant to ring the bloody doorbell and ASK about the stolen property. But even that was too much bother. Funny though, the police had absolutely no problems breaking into my house simply because my downstairs neighbor told the police I was away for a week and my cats were left on their own. I actually was away for 2 days and my parents fed them.

more than 2 years ago
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30K WordPress Blogs Infected With the Latest Malware Scam

SirDice Re:Analysis (104 comments)

Ah, that helps. I only read the WebSense analysis hoping to read some details there. Apart from mentioning WordPress there isn't much in there how they actually got in.

more than 2 years ago
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30K WordPress Blogs Infected With the Latest Malware Scam

SirDice Analysis (104 comments)

Why do they always focus on the crap that's left behind when they analyses these things? I want to know how they managed to get that stuff on those servers so I can check my own. Was is an old and vulnerable WordPress or was it some 0-day they used? For some reason they always focus on the effects and not on the causes.

more than 2 years ago
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Do Companies Punish Workers Who Take Vacations?

SirDice work vs. life (948 comments)

I work to live, I don't live to work.

more than 2 years ago
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In Favor of FreeBSD On the Desktop

SirDice Re:Works great (487 comments)

But used HAL for hotplugging. It now seems to use udev, uevent, udisks, upower. What other uthings will they come up with?

about 3 years ago
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In Favor of FreeBSD On the Desktop

SirDice Re:more stability? (487 comments)

The stability of FreeBSD also referrers to it's API/ABI. Something both Windows and Linux seem to be seriously lacking.

about 3 years ago
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In Favor of FreeBSD On the Desktop

SirDice Re:m-( (487 comments)

You do realize SMP support had been significantly reworked in 5.0 (released in 2003)? And it has seen some impressive improvements since.

about 3 years ago
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In Favor of FreeBSD On the Desktop

SirDice Works great (487 comments)

I've been using FreeBSD as a desktop for at least 10 years now. You pretty much have everything a Linux box has, KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Openbox, Windowmaker, whatever you want. Only lately things aren't going too good. Mainly because Gnome and XFCE have decided to solely depend on Linux' udev which FreeBSD doesn't have. Sure we could 'add' udev to FreeBSD but why would we want to do that when we have a perfectly working devfs that's better and older then the latest Linux fad.

about 3 years ago
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Duqu Installer Exploits Windows Kernel Zero Day

SirDice remote code execution? (164 comments)

"A newly discovered installer for the Duqu malware includes an exploit for a previously unknown vulnerability in the Windows kernel that allows remote code execution." It's an exploit embedded inside a Word document. You can't get more local then that.

about 3 years ago

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