top Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile
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).
top What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?
I thought it was all about booth babes??
top GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals
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.
top Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader
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.
top Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety
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
top The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS
"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?
top Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System?
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!
top New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps
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. Nice.
top What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?
Debian. But of course not just in 2014, but since it's inception.
top Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"
/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.
top Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography
^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.
top GNOME 3.14 Released
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 :.
top Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels
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 :-|.
top Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls
/is/ Google "Hangouts"? Some app for criminal unemployed youngsters?
top Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager
"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??
top Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries
Again? Seriously?? When will this braindead imperial insanity EVER stop???
top Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?
Yup the power of Ignucius was strong in that post
top Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads
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.
top Microsoft Surface Drowning?
Maybe I am late noticing, but... Where did the VERY APT borg icon for microsoft articles go?
top UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret
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.
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