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Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?

Xargle Limit access (381 comments)

Have separation between levels of security and have fewer & fewer admins working on them as you go up the chain. Use the old established and trusted guys at the top. Don't have thousands of people (particularly contractors) crawling all over the most sensitive data. Seems obvious really. Look at the amount of data *Private* Bradley Manning got his hands on. It's like NSA & Govt just leave the barn doors open and hope the fear of prosecution will prevent the bad thing from happening.

about a year ago
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Geeks On a Plane Proposed To Solve Global Tech Skills Crisis

Xargle Flying bullshit mountain (303 comments)

They'll land with $15m VC funding, specs on which beanbags they want and a tech spec that reads "node.js + cloud".

about a year and a half ago
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Google Didn't Ship Relicensed Java Code After All

Xargle Re:wait a second.. (223 comments)

Exactly. The tone of the ZDnet piece is way too readily dismissive. Deleting something and marking it as useless etc won't make a blind bit of difference in court. "Just unit tests" doesn't either.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Designer Steve Furber On Energy-Efficient Computing

Xargle Re:where do you get your facts? (195 comments)

Your credibility as a reference was lost when you fail to expand the ARM chip acronym correctly.

Hah! Fail, Mr AC Troll.

more than 4 years ago
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Tactical Nuclear Penguin, the World's Strongest Beer

Xargle Re:What about the yeast? (21 comments)

It's ice distilled from a good regular beer.

Process is outlined in this quite entertaining video : http://vimeo.com/7812379

more than 3 years ago
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Last.fm Shoots Down Rumors Over U2 Album Leak

Xargle pah (93 comments)

"leak" is the right term, escaping like a trickle of urine down bono's juddery stack heeled old geezer leg.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Native Client Puts x86 On the Web

Xargle Re:doesn't sound too secure yet (367 comments)

x86 code runs natively on 90% of the processors out there. Java or .NET bytecode runs natively on about 0% of them (Sun did have a Java chip once but it is long dead). So it is hardly any worse than the alternatives. There are many x86 emulators and some of them have reasonable performance.

ARM Jazelle (in quite a number of the ARM revisions deployed all over the place) includes DBX for direct bytecode execution of Java. That includes the iphone and loads of other stuff.

more than 5 years ago

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