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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

TheCycoONE Re:Fire them. (515 comments)

I guess this is regional. At least in Canada you can be laid off (with reasonable compensation) fairly easily, but you cannot be fired for no reason at all - that's called wrongful dismissal and the employee can/will sue you and win.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

TheCycoONE Service files are easy (928 comments)

Writing service files for my own daemons or modifying existing ones is pretty close to trivial. The files are short, easy to understand, and there isn't any risk of runaway child processes like there is with a sysvinit init script making them close to trivial to write and maintain. If anything I would say that's why so many distros are jumping on board.

I had to write service files as an early adopter, but it would also be useful for anyone rolling out their own daemons or that needed to tweak the behaviour of an existing service for their own needs. I imagine it would also lead to fewer packaging bugs.

about 2 months ago

KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

TheCycoONE Re:Bring back KDE3 (60 comments)

Trinity Desktop Environment isn't dead: when I wrote this the last git update was 5 minutes ago (https://git.trinitydesktop.org/cgit/). It's just very very niche, so don't expect much help from your distro.

It's probably easiest to try out on Arch Linux: https://wiki.archlinux.org/ind...

about 2 months ago

Raspberry Pi Gameboy

TheCycoONE Re:Now I wish.... (60 comments)

Yes, it would have been interesting if he used at least some original game boy parts, but nope, all new hardware inside the case.

Hopefully someone posts a followup where they actually rig up the original screen and inputs.

about 5 months ago

New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth

TheCycoONE Re:Noah's Ark Story (190 comments)

Curious if you have a citation for 'literally'. Not because I don't believe you, but because I'd really like to read the story.

about 6 months ago

Which desktop environment do you like the best?

TheCycoONE Re:Openbox (611 comments)

Um ... properly initializing your session is the responsibility of the display/login manager not the desktop environment.

When I used SLiM I got around those errors with ConsoleKit in my .xinitd. These days I just use lightdm (ConsoleKit is dead, but Google will probably tell you the alternative if you really don't want to use a display manager).

about 7 months ago

Heartbleed Disclosure Timeline Revealed

TheCycoONE Re:Local LUG eats crow??? (62 comments)

Assuming he's referring to the speech to text exploit, the proof of concept works in Chromium as well. (http://guya.net/security/speech/)

I haven't tested the earlier mic keeps listening after enabled bug.

about 8 months ago

OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

TheCycoONE Re:Stop using JavaScript! (1482 comments)

no, the problem with JavaScript is Date. :-)

about 9 months ago

Enlightenment E19 To Have Full Wayland Support

TheCycoONE Re:Offtopic: Are there any decent docs for the API (140 comments)

He's not telling you to read the linux source code, he's telling you to read the "Reference" compositor. i.e. it is meant to be the example code.

about 9 months ago

Ford Showcases Self-Parking Car Technology

TheCycoONE Re:Dumber and dumber (233 comments)

My dad installed aftermarket cruise control for the first time because a drive that should have taken 5 hours took 3. It just use to be hard to maintain speed for a long time: some people always followed others, some people checked the speedometer all the time, some people drifted faster or slower, and maybe a tiny number actually managed to keep a more or less constant speed; but it certainly wasn't some skill that everyone use to have and now no one has. It was invented to overcome a shortcoming.

about a year ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

TheCycoONE More broken links (1191 comments)

Whenever I click 'Load More Comments' I'm taken back to the main page - perhaps because I'm running NoScript? I can't post either.

Also it's ugly, and the font choice for comments here (linux firefox) are not pretty. ;-)

about a year ago

Frameworks 5: KDE Libraries Reworked Into Portable Qt Modules

TheCycoONE Re:I hope QT remains cleanly separate (68 comments)

In the past features have migrated from KDE once they've gone beyond proof of concept and shown themselves to be more generally useful. I imagine that trend can/will continue. Having both so modular will probably make migrating components from KDE to QT even easier.

about a year ago

At Current Rates, Tesla Could Soon Suck Up Worldwide Supply of Li-Ion Cells

TheCycoONE Re:Statistical fallicies (351 comments)

Thanks, very interesting. I wish they had cited their own sources, but at least it's a step in the search for a primary source.

about a year ago

At Current Rates, Tesla Could Soon Suck Up Worldwide Supply of Li-Ion Cells

TheCycoONE Re:Statistical fallicies (351 comments)

Citation please?

I could certainly believe this is the case with natural gas, which is as the name implies naturally occurring comes out during extraction, and is still a very cheap form of energy.

Gasoline on the other hand has to be distilled from crude, a process which I believe really only serve the purpose of producing gasoline. Gasoline is expensive, relatively easy to transport, and easy to burn, so I have a hard time believing they ever had an accidental surplus.

about a year ago

Bradley Manning Wants To Live As a Woman

TheCycoONE Re:Hormone therapy? (784 comments)

Probably because most violent offenders don't pick their targets randomly, or look for easy targets. Instead they go after people they have an existing conflict with like rival gang members, people who made fun of them, or that guy that slept with their sister and never called back. [citation needed]

about a year ago

Ubisoft Hacked, Account Data Compromised

TheCycoONE Re:The point? (138 comments)

Weak case: MD5 is known to be insecure (very vulnerable to collision attacks), and presuming it was secure, this unsalted list of passwords was vulnerable to a rainbow attack. Similarly a short salt is still vulnerable to a rainbow attack. I understand that bcrypt and sha512 are popular these days. I personally like my salt to be the same length as the resulting hash and of course different for each password - I think this makes a rainbow list attack as complex as the birthday attack on average.

about a year and a half ago


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