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Scientists Extract RSA Key From GnuPG Using Sound of CPU

Vegemeister Re:Remember TEMPEST? (264 comments)

In practice though, I though GPG was used to encrypt a randomly generated AES key, because symmetric ciphers are much faster than most asymmetric ones. There's no way to conduct a chosen plaintext attack, because the plaintext is a tiny fragment of random data with no particular significance.

about 7 months ago
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Ubuntu Wants To Enable SSD TRIM By Default

Vegemeister Re:Poor man's TRIM (135 comments)

Compressible data should never hit disk. For your scheme to work, the OS's encryption layer would have to detect runs of your magic byte and send them through unencrypted. Much easier to just use an out-of-band method like TRIM.

about 8 months ago
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Apple 27-inch iMac With Intel's Haswell Inside Tested

Vegemeister Re:First hand experience (241 comments)

The games I tried work well on high settings

You are either mistaken or lying. There is no way in hell you are playing games on high settings on a 2560x1440 display with a laptop graphics card.

about 9 months ago
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Why PBS Won't Do Android

Vegemeister Re:Reality is not FUD (331 comments)

I don't. Every time I open an app on my phone, it has a non-negligible probability of causing some other app from being evicted from memory. Web pages seem to be mostly immune to this problem. I tried several different Reddit apps, but I always end up going back to browsing Reddit with Firefox, because it's so much less of a hassle to pop open another tab and look something up on google or Wikipedia.

about a year ago
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Vegemeister Re:Really? (800 comments)

The Windows key has summoned the start menu since XP at least.

about a year ago
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Vegemeister Re:Really? (800 comments)

A lot of the old apps are still there, windows key + r then typing calc.exe and enter will run the old one still IIRC, but that makes it about as user friendly as Linux :p

This is not so. Linux did away with file extensions for executable programs years ago. =P

about a year ago
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Vegemeister Re:Not good enough (800 comments)

All 6 of the hobbyists that actually did so will be very glad to hear of that change.

about a year ago
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Vegemeister Re:If you don't like metro... (800 comments)

it takes approximately 1 second longer to resume from hibernate than from sleep

Are you sure it's actually resuming from hibernation and not hybrid suspend? Even with a fast SSD, reading a moderately sized memory dump back in could take more than 10 seconds.

about a year ago
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Vegemeister Re:Not good enough (800 comments)

No need. S3 suspend has been a universally available feature for over 5 years (and nearly universal before that). Just run pm-suspend and your power consumption will drop below 10W, with no loss of working state.

about a year ago
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Fedora 19 To Stop Masking Passwords

Vegemeister Re:That's fine (234 comments)

sometimes I have to type twice to hit the correct %^*( character

Why are you using those in passwords? Just make it longer. Remember, if you have to hit the shift key, you could type two characters instead and have a far stronger password.

about a year ago
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Google and Adobe Contribute Open Source Rasterizer to FreeType

Vegemeister Re:Great! Now fix TrueType! (77 comments)

Oh god please no. Windows' text rendering looks terrible.

about a year ago
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ORBX.js: 1080p DRM-Free Video and Cloud Gaming Entirely In JavaScript

Vegemeister Re:bloat (103 comments)

If we go by memory footprint, Chrome is Eclipse.

about a year ago
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ORBX.js: 1080p DRM-Free Video and Cloud Gaming Entirely In JavaScript

Vegemeister Re: bloat (103 comments)

Use Firefox sync to keep your profiles the same?

about a year ago
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ORBX.js: 1080p DRM-Free Video and Cloud Gaming Entirely In JavaScript

Vegemeister Re: bloat (103 comments)

I think the CAPS are meaningful. Parent is talking about the X11 "DISPLAY" environment variable. If you have more monitors than you can connect to one video card, you can either have hardware acceleration or all physical screens on the same DISPLAY. Or at least that was the case the last time I looked into it.

about a year ago
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Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy') Release Planned For 1st Weekend in May

Vegemeister Re:Freeze (226 comments)

Debian stable is always horrifically out of date. If your machine is a server, you run Debian stable because it won't change out from underneath you and break something. You might have to install a couple packages from backports or build a few things from source to get the relevant versions of whatever it is you intend to use the server for. That's okay though, because it's rare that you have to manually update more than a few packages for any particular use case, and once you've done it the first time, you don't need to do it again until the next release of Debian. The stack, however, is consistent enough that you can make "aptitude update && aptitude upgrade -y" a cron job.

For systems that are used interactively, however, it is best to run Testing or Sid, where reasonably current software is only an aptitude install away. You can try out 2 or 3 different hipster interpreted languages and recent releases of 12 different libraries while using the latest VIM and a modern desktop environment and audio player. (You'll still have to install the web browser yourself though. Alas.) When it comes time to deploy, you only need to go through the make-it-work-on-stable's-ancient-stack dance with the 4 or 5 packages your product actually depends on.

about a year ago
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Is Bitcoin Mining a Real-World Environmental Problem?

Vegemeister Re:"About 982 megawatt hours a day" (595 comments)

"Per" means "/".

So MWh are a unit of energy. MW are a unit of power. MW per hour (MW/h) are a uinit of accelerating power consumption. MWh per hour (MWh/h) are the same thing as MW (the hours cancel).

Its nice of you to rant about how someone else is wrong, but next time, calm down and actually get it right yourself. In your huff and puff, you turned volume into acceleration, probably in a typo. But it left me a pedantic place to respond ;)

Alright, pot.

about a year ago

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