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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

carlhaagen Double-edged sword (392 comments)

He has a point, but if encryption is made breakable, everyone will break it, not just the "watchers".

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

carlhaagen Been using OpenBSD since 2001 (403 comments)

It's my gateway and router, and as it's not just a pfsense install it also serves as a web development platform, file storage, etc. etc. There's just nothing as flexible, powerful and intuitive as OpenBSD's PF for facilitating the router portion.

about two weeks ago
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China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall

carlhaagen The solution to their debt is to just not pay it (206 comments)

Really, what is any other country going to do about it? At some point they will stop lending them money, but at that point China has already had half its nation reconstructed for free.

about two weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

carlhaagen AFTER the taser? (219 comments)

At the very least, it should start recording when the taser is released from its holster - and ideally, the camera should be recording before the weapon is even out of its holster.

about three weeks ago
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My laptop lasts on battery for ...

carlhaagen Still ~3 hours on this 5.5 year old battery (97 comments)

It's an old 2009 13" MB Pro, with around 1400 charging cycles on the battery. I got 8 hours out of it when new, and managed to keep those 8 hours for a bit more than 2 years of use before I noticed a slow degrade. It definitely held up to the advertisement, and can't say I've seen better laptop batteries fin any other brand of laptop.

about a month ago
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My laptop lasts on battery for ...

carlhaagen Re:I hate to do it (97 comments)

Nothing zealous about talking facts regarding this or that brand's products.

about a month ago
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Lizard Squad Targets Tor

carlhaagen Headline is wrong and sensationalistic (83 comments)

They haven't taken over 3000 Tor relays - they have set up 3000 new relays of their own, thus having control of over 50% of the available relays.

about a month ago
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Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

carlhaagen Re:Can this be disabled? (115 comments)

Yes, the automatic updating is a controllable setting, and to contrast one detail against Window: In my 9 years of using OS X, it has never done an automatic REBOOT during OS update, no matter if I've had automatic updates enabled or not.

about a month ago
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Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

carlhaagen It should be noted that... (115 comments)

...while "automatic", it does not install automatically unless you've enabled automatic software updates. If you haven't, it takes the same form regular updates do: a little dialog pops up in the corner of the desktop alerting you about the update, asking what you want to do.

about a month ago
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Study: Light-Emitting Screens Before Bedtime Disrupt Sleep

carlhaagen Re:At a guess . . . (179 comments)

It's about light at the blue wavelength - the intensity obviously plays a part, but the wavelength is the primary cause. When the optical nerve receives EM at this wavelength the brain tells the pineal gland to not produce melatonin.

about a month ago
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Study: Light-Emitting Screens Before Bedtime Disrupt Sleep

carlhaagen Re:I had this problem, then I got f.lux. (179 comments)

Same. I'm on 3200K during evening, 3000K before bed. Using the laptop before bedtime no longer affects my sleep, not even the least. The problem with blue light preventing melatonin production is long gone.

about a month ago
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Pirate Bay Domain Back Online

carlhaagen Re:The AES String (41 comments)

Third character from right, I mean... 0Cz.

about a month ago
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Pirate Bay Domain Back Online

carlhaagen Re:The AES String (41 comments)

You made a mistake there. The last "O" (third character from left) in the image is actually the number zero, not the letter O.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

carlhaagen I don't understand why you... (267 comments)

...think you wouldn't be able to find a modern browser, media player or window manager for FreeBSD; Firefox, mplayer and XFCE are all available there. It's as if you think the BSD family is something completely different and incompatible with the rest of the UNIX world.

about 2 months ago
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Do Good Programmers Need Agents?

carlhaagen About as little as... (215 comments)

...programmers need to be referred to as "engineers" or the currently growing and even more retarded title, "architects".

about 2 months ago

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