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Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

ashpool7 Re:A simpler cure (240 comments)

That's why the change occurs on Sunday morning, not Monday...

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Unveil Its 'iOS In the Car' Project Next Week

ashpool7 proprietary Apple audio files? (198 comments)

AAC is no more "proprietary" than MP3.

about a month and a half ago
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The Second Operating System Hiding In Every Mobile Phone

ashpool7 Without any exploit mitigation (352 comments)

Somebody please tell the iPhone dev team that baseband security is so bad. They've been terrible at finding and exploiting these problems since the A5 baseband in the iPhone 4S.

â¦. :-P

about 5 months ago
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Sony Issues Detailed PS4 FAQ Ahead of Launch

ashpool7 Re:Conflict of interest (312 comments)

Probably the larger issue that drives this is that they can do *some* kind of check on the system before they hand over the BluRay decryption keys. That way they have some leverage over somebody who would⦠I don't know⦠get the master key and use it on their BluRay player binary.

about 6 months ago
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GNUstep Kickstarter Campaign Launched

ashpool7 Re:Shooting for 10.x? (131 comments)

Easy portability from OS X to Linux/FreeBSD.

Many programmers and server admins moved to OS X as their desktop machine because of its Unix base. You can have a nice desktop, commercial app support, and not be far away from a command line environment.

If GNUStep can get compatibility, then developers can cross target OS X and Linux with their apps.

Windows has nothing in common with Linux. All you're doing by throwing money at Wine is perpetuating the Windows Way Of Programming. At least with GNUStep it starts with the assumption of Linux or BSD Unix.

about 8 months ago
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Secure Boot Coming To SuSE Linux Servers

ashpool7 Re:Secure Boot ISN'T! (135 comments)

I know you want to be like x86 != ARM, which is fair, but UEFI == UEFI

It would be great if you could just uncheck a checkbox at boot time, but this standard was made so that you can remove that checkbox and still claim standards compliance. That's the rub.

about 9 months ago
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Secure Boot Coming To SuSE Linux Servers

ashpool7 Re:Secure Boot ISN'T! (135 comments)

You're not forced to install antivirus programs nor is there a scheme to prevent you from removing them.

I'm not speculating about "people," I'm talking about the "people" accused of turning their brains off when Secure Boot gets brought up. These are the same people who don't like the locked bootloaders on the iPad and especially on Android phones and tablets.

about 9 months ago
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Secure Boot Coming To SuSE Linux Servers

ashpool7 Re:Secure Boot ISN'T! (135 comments)

What *is* the same between the Surface Pro and the Surface (RT), is that UEFI and Secure Boot are being used.

Back to the original topic, this is why people do not want Secure Boot. Here is a company taking the standard and doing *exactly* what people were afraid the company would do with it. It's no longer "speculation."

about 9 months ago
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Secure Boot Coming To SuSE Linux Servers

ashpool7 Re:Secure Boot ISN'T! (135 comments)

Except the OEM can prevent this from being an option for you.

about 9 months ago
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Code Released To Exploit Android App Signature Vulnerability

ashpool7 Re:Hint: real-life hacking is all automated (81 comments)

Do Google Play downloads go over SSL? Does Google Play fail to work if the SSL verification fails against the installed CAs? Does that Raspberry Pi have its SSL cert installed on the phone?

It's not that easy...

(...or maybe it is, I'm assuming Google wasn't stupid when it comes to the first two questions.)

about 9 months ago
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Secure Boot Coming To SuSE Linux Servers

ashpool7 Re:Secure Boot ISN'T! (135 comments)

Why do the OEMs get to add keys? Why can't I load the key myself from UEFI or another side channel?

This is why secure boot triggers "do not want." Motherboard manufacturers are trying to wedge themselves in as gatekeepers where they were previously not.

about 9 months ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

ashpool7 ...someone who has no idea how an iphone works (519 comments)

The iPhone does not show up as a SBP2 device on the USB bus, so therefore Windows cannot format it and will not ask to format it. In fact, if you hook it up to Windows 7, it loads a Microsoft driver that exposes a DCIM folder for you to peruse as a normal disk. On Windows XP, it shows up as a "Scanner or Camera" device, again, without having iTunes installed.

iTunes may suck, but don't make shit up.

about a year ago
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$200 Intel Android Laptops Are Coming

ashpool7 In Re "high quality displays" (319 comments)

I hope you're not referring to the Pixel, because you're off by over $1,000 on the price.

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

ashpool7 Re:Bias (447 comments)

The unencrypted stream is decompressed. Recompressing it creates fidelity loss and takes up more CPU time/power making it undesirable. Possible, but undesirable. It's like a theatre cam recording.

Breaking DRM by poking through assembler is hard work for no pay in your spare time. I would be not be surprised if *nobody* has built a Netflix streamripper plugin for Firefox. The guy breaking iTunes encryption has basically given up the cat and mouse game due to time.

The JavaScript solution makes it super convenient to make a streamripper and install it as a no-native-code addon. It is the opposite of what you argue it is. I get that the binary blob introduces an attack vector, but your solution is not acceptable (to DRM proponents).

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

ashpool7 Re:Bias (447 comments)

You can't do it in javascript, because the point is not to keep the stream safe in transport. The point is to keep the keys away from the user, and it's way easier to do that with a binary because the tools to reverse it are more complicated. Hence the black box.

about a year ago
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SkyDrive 3.0: Microsoft Gave Up Fighting Apple's 30% Cut

ashpool7 Re:Maybe I'm not reading this right, but (121 comments)

Yeah, so... there was no app store requiring Apple approval in the "iOS 1.x days" That's the Jailbreak App Only era.

1 year,14 days

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Friends and Foes

ashpool7 ashpool7 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Explanations:

Friends: User accounts of "famous and respected" people
Modifier: +6
(Opinions valued.)

Foes: User accounts of trolls that frequently get modded to +5 because of stupid moderators
Modifier: 0
(Mark them as successful trolls.)

Notes:
Eagle5596: Inexperienced elitist
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/30/1346246&tid=

DAldredge: Disadvantages are fatal flaws. Troll
http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=104781&cid=8924813

ObviousGuy: thinks CS majors are just code monkeys. Tends to post deceptively incorrect things.
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=106467&cid=9063092

dada21: Similar to ObviousGuy
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=172430&cid=14358107

ccarson
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=211442&cid=17214410

TheRealMindChild (IP block bant recently too... wonder why)
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=284555&cid=20419147

DavidSell: Microsoft shill

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