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Ask Slashdot: How To Securely Share Passwords?

bpfinn Death Envelope (402 comments)

I heard Matt Yoder talk about a "Death Envelope" on Pauldotcom Security Weekly. He gave a presentation about it at DefCon. The slides are here.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Successful Software From Academia?

bpfinn Tripwire (314 comments)

I believe Tripwire grew out of an academic environment. (Purdue? I think.)

more than 3 years ago

Essential Open Source Tools For Windows Admins

bpfinn PuTTY (226 comments)

I use PuTTY daily.

more than 3 years ago

If I must read a bit of spam, I'd rather it be ...

bpfinn Time Drive (186 comments)

I got a spam message about 10 years ago asking if anybody had a replacement engine for a time machine. I believe the alleged time traveler asked to meet the person with the spare engine in a park in Boston at a specific date and time. I can honestly say I've never gotten another spam quite like that.

more than 3 years ago

Texas Site Pushes Back Known Settlement Date For North America

bpfinn Re:Too bad (149 comments)

I think I'm the only one. Every election is like a Washington Generals game.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?

bpfinn The Recruit (1200 comments)

I nominate The Recruit with Colin Farrell and Al Pacino. The cringe inducing scene was Colin Farrell hacking into a CIA computer by typing in some C++ source code at the graphical login prompt.

more than 3 years ago

Stargate Universe Cancelled

bpfinn Re:I guess I'm the only one who's bummed. (762 comments)

I'm bummed too. I never really got into SG-1 or Atlantis, but I downloaded the first episode of SGU and got hooked. Now, I'll never know who created the universe or if they get home. D'oh.

more than 4 years ago

Careful What You Post, the FBI Has More of These

bpfinn How does the tracking device work? (761 comments)

Is it wrong that instead of being outraged that civil liberties were violated, I just wanted to know how the tracking device worked? Does the FBI plant it and collect it later, or does it transmit position information? (Can I build a little Faraday cage for it when I find one on my car?)

more than 4 years ago

Pentagon Selects Companies To Build Flying Humvees

bpfinn Re:How long... (302 comments)

Crap, now I have to worry about being landed on by a rich environment-hater too?

more than 4 years ago

I'd prefer to allocate my work hours ...

bpfinn Re:I work 2/2 (287 comments)

Just for a moment, I thought you were working 2 weeks in row for Google. Slave drivers!

more than 5 years ago

jQuery Dev Bemoans Overwhelming Spam On Google Groups

bpfinn Re:Time to DIY (251 comments)

They have the technology?

more than 5 years ago

Do You Provide Tech Support To Friends and Family?

bpfinn Re:Frustration... (606 comments)

I have seriously considered buying a Mac for my in-laws because they break their Windows PCs fairly often. I'm afraid that they will just put it in a corner, continue to use their Windows machines and call me when they get a virus. I think that would actually cost me a little bit of my soul....

more than 5 years ago

Tech's 10 Worst Entry-Level Jobs

bpfinn Is this any better? :) (312 comments)

Tech's ten worst entry-level jobs

  • Online sales and operations account manager, Google
  • Support engineer, Washington-Seattle, Amazon.com
  • Content Acquisition Intern, IODA
  • Customer support specialist, Fox Interactive, MySpace division
  • Database administrator (temporary), Google, contracted through WorkforceLogic
  • Support professional, product: Windows, Microsoft
  • Executive admin to Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore
  • Analyst, user operations, Facebook
  • Operations finance, analyst intern, Yahoo
  • Part-time guide, Mahalo

more than 6 years ago



Hurricane Ike ends the Pillownaut's adventure

bpfinn bpfinn writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bpfinn (557273) writes "The Pillownaut was reclining at negative six degrees for ninety days for NASA's study on the long term effects microgravity on people. Unfortunately, her adventure is over, as the entire city of Galveston is being evacuated in advance of Hurricane Ike. I would imagine that getting used to being upright again is not one of the usual worries about severe weather."


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