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How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?

chuckugly Meanwhile in petrol land (190 comments)

Meanwhile I can put 500 miles worth of fuel in my car on almost any corner of the city in about 4 minutes.

about three weeks ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

chuckugly Re:Oh god so what? (193 comments)

For me auto makes the code more readable and maintainable while retaining strong type safety; the type is retained and enforced, it's just determined by the compiler. Having both class and struct on the other hand always struck me as a pointless idea. Having no explicit return type default to int but no explicit argument default to void - also silly. But auto being re-purposed I'm OK with.

about a month ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

chuckugly Re:Oh god so what? (193 comments)

How would you assign a lambda to a variable without auto?

about a month ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

chuckugly Re: There we go again (383 comments)

.... if the attacker knows the password hash that is not a dictionary attack.

The classic dictionary attack is to retrieve the list of password hashes and backwards compute to try and match common passwords to the known hashes, thus rendering a list of known passwords to use. The accounts are then compromised. Calling a modified brute force attack a dictionary attack is also common but a bastardization of the real thing.

about a month ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

chuckugly Re: There we go again (383 comments)

Maybe you are thinking of a brute force attack? I don't see how a rate limit on the server is going to change the computation of a hash for comparison on the attackers machine.

about a month ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

chuckugly Re: There we go again (383 comments)

Are you sure? A classic dictionary attack would hash all the words in the dictionary (or common password list) and then taking the known hash of the password, look up which common word computes to the same hash with the same (known) algorithm and salt.

I don't see how that would work here.

Maybe you are thinking of a brute force attack?

about a month ago
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Hack an Oscilloscope, Get a DMCA Take-Down Notice From Tektronix

chuckugly Re:Perhaps they can ask Google to forget that page (273 comments)

Unless the firmware is copied to RAM at boot time and executes from RAM, and the dongle allows the added functionality to now be copied, maybe in that case it would be a circumvention of copyright protection.

about a month ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

chuckugly Re:Linux Blu-Ray rip (152 comments)

A small low power PC with some storage, and FreeNAS installed. Once that's done, run the FreeNAS Plex plugin, and move your legally obtained media to the new movie server. For conversion, I like Handbrake.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

chuckugly Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

Right - I was thinking Cairo

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

chuckugly Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

Was Chicago DOS or NT based? I forget.

about 2 months ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

chuckugly Re:big deal (47 comments)

Well if it's running Java then I am impressed. Then again maybe the GC was running for the duration of the storm, and not even Java could sink it.

about 2 months ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

chuckugly Re:Is this an achievement? (47 comments)

I had a similar experience in the South China Sea a while back, the dive was fine but then inbound hurricane made getting back in the boat a chore; I got some really good bruises out of that one.

about 2 months ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

chuckugly Re:let me correct that for you. (619 comments)

Except that only exceptional people are capable of performing many of the tasks that can't be effectively automated, so we are left with 99 people who are essentially incapable (or unwilling) to work and 1 guy who has to work like a horse to keep all the robots greased.

about 2 months ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

chuckugly Oh man, I read that wrong (282 comments)

I read that RFID'd, and then I spent about 60 seconds wondering what those guys I Redmond had been up to. Then I calmed down and reread it.

about 2 months ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

chuckugly Re:Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

I doubt it - I suspect the CC merely has no way to reenter deauth without outside intervention; you'd probably need a non-malicious version of Rickmote to re-deauth it and have it ready to set up again.

about 2 months ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

chuckugly Re:Why are Zorro cards worth anything at all? (192 comments)

"The MOS Technology "Agnus", usually called Agnus is an integrated circuit in the custom chipset of the Commodore Amiga computer. The Agnus, Denise and Paula chips collectively formed the OCS and ECS chipsets." - source

It's the chip that does memory access, fat agnus allows 1mb to be used for video and so forth, original agnus allowed access to 512k. I actually had to pull the old agnus out and insert the upgrade part in the 1980s.

about 2 months ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

chuckugly I have an A2000 (192 comments)

I have an A2000 from back in the day, before the clones won the clone wars. Also a floppy based version of Dragons Lair for it. The Amiga was a wonderful machine.

about 2 months ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

chuckugly Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

I've been caught. Shit.

about 2 months ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

chuckugly Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

I'm just inordinately thrilled to be able to use the phrase correctly for once. Really grinds my gears when people say it instead of saying "forces me to ask the question" or something similar.

about 2 months ago

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