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Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile

Vlijmen Fileer Re:It's just moving your trust to someone else (83 comments)

It's wrong.
I suggest you look at your own text, see that you use both the words "appear" and "be", and then ponder the difference between /being/ random, and /appearing/ random (but being generated by an analytic funciton).

about a week ago

What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?

Vlijmen Fileer Babes (162 comments)

I thought it was all about booth babes??

about three weeks ago

GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

Vlijmen Fileer Boohoo (229 comments)

That's exactly like criminals whining that police is interrupting the normal flow of their criminal operations.
Disgusting. And very easy to see through, what a nonsense.

about a month ago

Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Tor directory servers (86 comments)

They are not thirteen servers, they are thirteen clusters of servers. And they are better distributed over nations than Tor's DS's. Oh, and alternatives exist. Oh, and TOR is there only for the good people and therefore an easy target. DNS is also used by the bad guys (the governments) and therefore not an obvious target.

about a month ago

Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Vlijmen Fileer Not for safety (285 comments)

I thought traffic lights were for improving traffic /flow/, not safety. Who thought up they were for improving safety?

about a month and a half ago

The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

Vlijmen Fileer You mean ad injection? (238 comments)

"the inability to offer any in-network value added services" - I was hoping you were referring here to injecting webpages with ads on mobile phones while browsing? Can that criminal behaviour be prevented by an all-HTTPS web?

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System?

Vlijmen Fileer None! (127 comments)

Can this discussion about the supposed virtues of biometric identification / authentication please die?
Biometric properties are like usernames. Not like passwords. They don't "authenticate" anybody; your fingerprints e.g. can be found all over the world, right in the open.
And on top of that they are BAD usernames, because they can not be changed. Once your biometric identity has been compromised, you have to give up to whole identification / authentication /system/, because the property can not be changed!

about 2 months ago

New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps

Vlijmen Fileer Enemy (90 comments)

Thie biggest enemy of citizens has been governments, for quite a while already.
And as always these governments point to the hardly exisiting threats of "terrorism" (but not theirs) and child abuse to lure naive idiots (the vast majority of citizens) into acquiescing these programs.
And oh, the civilians themselves pay for it all.

about 2 months ago

What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Vlijmen Fileer Debian (303 comments)

Debian. But of course not just in 2014, but since it's inception.

about 4 months ago

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Vlijmen Fileer Refreshing (993 comments)

/Very/ refreshing to finally see someone else calling out Linus for the incompetent abusive narcissistic nonvaleur he really is.
That was long overdue. Over the years he's been chasing away so many good developers with good ideas and good code, just because he saw them as a threat to perpetuating his tunnel vision on Linux. I've seen quite a number of good and needed kernel developments seen stamped out just because Linus did not understand the need and it irritated his superiority-sensors.
I'm not into systemd, from what I read I read it seems like a good plan but indeed quite badly implemented, but Lennart is 100% spot-on in his evaluation of Linus and some of his inner-circle cronies.

about 4 months ago

Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Petitions.org... (299 comments)

^This. But actually...
The talk about tripods really is utter nonsense; it's a rant of somebody just disliking tripods.
If you do not use a tripod for your picture, YOU HAVE TO STAND IN THAT EXACT SAME PLACE YOURSELF! And probably for a much longer time than when using a tripod, because getting a sharp picture suddenly takes a hundred tries.

about 4 months ago

GNOME 3.14 Released

Vlijmen Fileer Broken (250 comments)

As so often with Gnome, it does not work.
As so often with Gnome, it gives no explanation as to how or why, or how to solve (`Options are not for idiots, therefore, you cannot have any').
"Ohh nooo, something went went wrong! All `plugins' (WTF has Gnome regressed to a browser equivalent piece of software now?) were disabled. You can only log out (We disallow you to even try to solve the issue)"
Gnomorons, blegh :.

about 4 months ago

Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Vlijmen Fileer It's getting hotter still! (635 comments)

Let no one be distracted; it will be flooded here with nutcases very soon who will all claim that this -obviously- does NOT mean global warming isn't happening.
As always, they "will just have to incorporate this new information into their models" :/.
Bunch of climate terrorists :-|.

about 5 months ago

Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

Vlijmen Fileer Hm? (162 comments)

What /is/ Google "Hangouts"? Some app for criminal unemployed youngsters?

about 5 months ago

Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

Vlijmen Fileer Lie (170 comments)

"The need of a new partition manager stems from the fact that none of the existing GUI partitioning tools supports all modern storage technologies."
That would be a lie. If that is all, just contribute to Parted already. As always more will be at stake, probable things like "not invented here" and "I wanna have the power". And as a result we get to have a partition editor that needs Python??

about 5 months ago

Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries

Vlijmen Fileer Imperial (107 comments)

"Foot" ?
Again? Seriously?? When will this braindead imperial insanity EVER stop???

about 5 months ago

Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

Vlijmen Fileer The title is a lie (106 comments)

Apparently, it is not Google (as in the search engine, or the company) that will block things. It is their shady browser, Chrome, that will block things.
So people not using Chrome (quite some, I'd say) are not helped by this endeavour.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Vlijmen Fileer Borg (337 comments)

Maybe I am late noticing, but... Where did the VERY APT borg icon for microsoft articles go?

about 6 months ago

UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

Vlijmen Fileer Terrorism (240 comments)

But.... Then it is /not/ justice!
It is more like state terrorism against civilians.
Civilians now know that the moment that the state will destroy them, in secret, for any petty offence is not far off. And out of terror, people will start acting afraid and careful.

about 8 months ago


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