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Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site

_Shad0w_ Re:I can't use cloudflare, connection is insecure (151 comments)

I think my preference would be to always attempt the check and in the case of a soft-fail to indicate that there was a soft-fail so the user can still make an informed decision. Or at least a semi-informed one.

about a week ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

_Shad0w_ Re:It's a start (294 comments)

I have two monitors; the sidebar is on the right hand one. It mostly gets used as place to dump things I don't need to look at continuously while working or generally doing "stuff".

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

_Shad0w_ Re:It's a start (294 comments)

I actually still use Windows Gadgets on Windows 7 - mostly an analogue clock and a set of CPU, GPU, disk, and network monitors.

about two weeks ago
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European Court of Justice Strikes Down Data Retention Law

_Shad0w_ Re:Europe, here I come! (77 comments)

These are bachelor's level (undergraduate degrees).

about two weeks ago
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European Court of Justice Strikes Down Data Retention Law

_Shad0w_ Re:Europe, here I come! (77 comments)

And the Dutch. They even teach entire university courses in English there.

about two weeks ago
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UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

_Shad0w_ Re: TCO (341 comments)

Leave it on a train, probably.

about two weeks ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

_Shad0w_ Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

Fluke is common here too. They're generally recognizable without seeing the logo: they're basically all yellow and dark grey.

And brand name actually does matter - it's an indicator of expected quality, both in terms of performance and safety. Fluke are known to make good meters with clear displays, quick display update, good continuity test response, and that won't fail spectacularly. They're not the only people with a good reputation, of course; Amprobe are also good (recognizable by basically all being red and dark grey). The fact that Fluke and Amprobe are both part of the same group may have something to do with that (Tektronix and Keithley are also part of the group).

about a month ago
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Why Are There More Old Songs On iTunes Than Old eBooks?

_Shad0w_ Re:Used bookstores are struggling? (77 comments)

All the ones in my home town shut down. The last one went when the woman who owned it died; no-one wanted to take over running it.

about a month ago
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Portal 2 Incompatible With SELinux

_Shad0w_ Re:I don't think it was a malicious mistake. (212 comments)

I believe part of the point of SELinux is that it approaches the problem from a direction of explicit permission rather than implicit. You explicitly have to say a program can do something, rather than the program just doing it because that's what it defaults to.

Also the people are responsible for installing/configuring the system and the people responsible for installing/configuring the software that runs on the system aren't always the same.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

_Shad0w_ Re:Probably. (572 comments)

Not at nine o'clock at night, no.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

_Shad0w_ Probably. (572 comments)

Probably. And I honestly don't give a shit if they do. The only thing I browse at work are work related sites. The only thing I care about is when the stupid firewall blocks me from getting to a site which I'm only trying to access for work reasons. Still, that does at least let me send sarcastic e-mails to IT.

about a month and a half ago
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The Tech Industry Is Getting Ridiculous

_Shad0w_ Re:Secret Service? (102 comments)

Technically that's SIS, the Secret Intelligence Service. Also known as MI6.

about a month and a half ago
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The Tech Industry Is Getting Ridiculous

_Shad0w_ Secret Service? (102 comments)

In Britain we're surprised to learn we have a Secret Service. We have GCHQ, MI5, MI6, and various other things, but I don't think we have a Secret Service.

about a month and a half ago
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Kickstarter Security Breach Exposes Customer Data

_Shad0w_ Re:PKI (63 comments)

Why would you store the secret on your hard drive? Why wouldn't you use something like an eToken or any other PKI token?

about 2 months ago
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Kickstarter Security Breach Exposes Customer Data

_Shad0w_ Re:Was that ALL? (63 comments)

Given you login to Amazon using your e-mail address...

about 2 months ago
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John Carmack Left id Software Because He Couldn't Do VR Work There

_Shad0w_ Re:This was a good thing for gamers. (146 comments)

I don't think Carmack was ever interested in games. He was interested in writing game engines. The games were kind of secondary demonstrations of what the engines could do.

about 2 months ago
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John Carmack Left id Software Because He Couldn't Do VR Work There

_Shad0w_ Re: Best of luck, John (146 comments)

Or more likely Doom; assuming we're discounting the pseudo-3D engines which used ray casting - although Id weren't the first to use those, afaicr.

about 2 months ago

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