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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

cheater512 Re:Positive pressure? (336 comments)

Magnetic stripe + Signature = insecure.
Chip + Pin = A teensy little bit less insecure.

Over here in Australia, just a few months ago they removed signature as an option.
Every single credit card transaction must be PayWave or Chip + Pin.

10 hours ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

cheater512 Re:Positive pressure? (336 comments)

So...instead of pumping gas in, you just put it near the inlet vent and it sucks it in for you?

Even gives it a good mix with air for a better detonation.

10 hours ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

cheater512 Re:The solution is obvious (577 comments)

Two words: Cyanogen Mod.

3 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

cheater512 Re:The solution is obvious (577 comments)

Most Android 4.x phones I'd expect to have more than 512mb RAM.
Mine runs 4.3 for example and it only has a paltry 3gigs of RAM.

3 days ago
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Samsung's Advanced Chips Give Its Cameras a Big Boost

cheater512 Re:Yes, here's why (192 comments)

Where do you think the smart phone sensor tech starts from?

Doing neat new stuff in the big sensors is easier than trying to do it from scratch in tiny sensors.
This applies to everything. Car companies do all their R&D on massive sports cars which don't make a profit. A few years later the regular cars get some of the benefits.

about two weeks ago
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Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

cheater512 Re:Spoofing! (199 comments)

The GPS module is (usually) just sending NMEA serial data. Splice the line and you don't need a faraday cage and complicated spoofer.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

cheater512 Re:FreeBSD (403 comments)

It also doesn't support the Commodore 64.

Are there really any 32 bit x86 systems out there that you would install new software on (i.e. not legacy systems which won't change until they die)?

about two weeks ago
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AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

cheater512 Re:pings (95 comments)

There are a few teardowns of the pingers on Youtube. Fascinating watch.
They are extremely solidly built, all potted as well.

about three weeks ago
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Asus Wireless Routers Can Be Exploited By Anyone Inside the Network

cheater512 Re:Vulnerable, where "somesuch" == AsusWRT-Merlin (68 comments)

I didn't know there were others other than Merlin that were based on the official firmware?

All the main culprits (DD-WRT, etc...) are completely immune of course.

about three weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

cheater512 Re:Yay, religion of peace! (490 comments)

Hey if it is good enough for the US then it must be good enough for the Islamic extremists.

about three weeks ago
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Glitch In OS X Search Can Expose Private Details of Apple Mail Users

cheater512 Re:WHAT?!?!?!? (49 comments)

How is this a virus?

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

cheater512 Re:Go Nuclear (560 comments)

Why are you anti-nuclear?

Clean, reliable, *STABLE* power.

You say there is energy storage being built? Bullshit.
Where is there directly connected to the grid storage with enough capacity to power a city for a day? For a badly overcast windless day.

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

cheater512 Re:Another (580 comments)

Err that is more people than Australia.

about a month and a half ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

cheater512 Re:What are they going to do? (230 comments)

Yep. Put 9/11 on anything and Americans freak out.

about a month and a half ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

cheater512 Re:America! (230 comments)

I'd prefer for everyone to pirate it.

You screw the North Koreans (and their supporters) and Sony in one go. Win Win.

And ironically, it seems that will be the only way to watch the movie for the time being. Cause the terrorists have won.

about a month and a half ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

cheater512 Re:What? (440 comments)

Australian drivers licences are done on a state level. That is pretty normal.

The history there is fairly irrelevant. Right now, the US has more or less what Australia has (just as an example) with minor differences in implementation.
Country, State, County/Local Council.

about a month and a half ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

cheater512 Re:And on the plus side... (330 comments)

Mmmm....nice warm dessert. Yep we don't have enough desserts in general on this planet.
Its good they are making more.

*dool* apple pie. Yummy.

about a month and a half ago

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