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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

awacs Re:Non story (207 comments)

Untrue. I watched in horror as my iPhone 4 fall from 5 feet, face up. A blink of an eye later, the glass was shattered. The back was undamaged. No, the Apple store couldn't explain it, either. But I saw it with my own eyes.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Advanced Wi-Fi Leech?

awacs Re:If you find him... (884 comments)

As Tom Clancy put it, "it's not how many fingers you break, it's how you work the broken bones that matters."

about a year and a half ago

NYC Taxi Commission Nixes Cab-Hailing Apps

awacs Medallion cabs vs car services (264 comments)

Uh, most people (and the TLC itself) are ignoring the distinction between medallion cabs vs car service/'black cars."

Medallion cabs: yellow, spend $1mm for a medallion (a bit cheaper for an "owner-driven" medallion, where the owner promises to drive one shift a day), have meters with regulated fares, famously won't usually take you out of Manhattan, and cruise Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, looking for street hails.

Car service: not yellow, almost anyone can get a license, not allowed to pick up street hails (MUST use a base/radio), go anywhere/pick up anywhere, and charge whatever they want.

Uber is targeted to the latter.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Spoof an Email Bounce With Windows?

awacs Re:Install Cygwin + mutt (244 comments)

I don't think 'bounce' means what you (or Mutt) think it means.

In particular, OP wants to create an NDR from the message; 'b' just redirects the message (adding on another line or two of header glop). Not the same thing.

more than 2 years ago

SFPD Arrests Suspect In Airbnb Rental Trashing

awacs Re:It's the risk you take (179 comments)

Oh? Never had a tenant pour concrete down all the drains, then run the water - until it stops? EVERYTHING has to ripped out to fix the plumbing. Total train wreck ...

more than 3 years ago

Insider-Trading Suspects Smash Hard Drive Evidence

awacs Not a hard drive (364 comments)

Am I the only one to notice that the title and the summary talks about hard drives, but Mr. Longueuil is described in the details as have ripped apart flash drives with pliers?

more than 3 years ago

PC Call Centers Garner Lowest Satisfaction Score

awacs Re:Complexity (223 comments)

"Why is this so hard to understand? Moving to another desktop won't help since Ubuntu is trying to use a video mode that the monitor doesn't understand. If it can't show the initial desktop, why would changing to another desktop help?"

Because the text-only desktop plays by different rules. Even if your GUI is toast, you can (probably) still use text.

more than 7 years ago



New hole discovered in Windows Encryption

awacs awacs writes  |  more than 6 years ago

awacs (706692) writes "Haifa U. researchers found a new hole in Windows 2000. The exploit, which involves deducing generated random numbers to crack encryption, may also appear in XP and Vista. The exploit not only allows cracking of future encrypted sessions, but also of past information stored and even items no longer on the computer, the article says. There's a white paper available for download at"
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