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Chinese Hackers Launch Zero-Day Malware At Spiritual Activists, Military Groups

colsandurz45 Mandiant Report (62 comments)

This seems consistent with the Mandiant report, at least the Spear Phishing attacks and maybe the tools?

1 year,1 day

Ask Slashdot: Monitor Setup For Programmers

colsandurz45 Synergy (312 comments)

Use your laptop and desktop together with synergy... if your latency is low it's the best way to go.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Software For Learning About Data Transmission?

colsandurz45 Learn phy layer communications (79 comments)

There are a few good books out there like "Digital Communications" by Proakis. Try writing some algorithms in MATLAB or python with all the pylab tools.

about a year and a half ago

Side-Effect of the Apple v. Samsung Trial: Increased Sales for Samsung

colsandurz45 Re:The Register says exact opposite (385 comments)

The author of the register article also doesn't seem to know the difference between legislation and litigation.

about 2 years ago

Happy Birthday, Debian!

colsandurz45 Re:Better than Arch? (172 comments)

It doesn't sound like you really know how to use gentoo based on what you're saying. I've built KDE and a system from scratch and it doesn't take one day let alone three. Also, don't set USE flags system wid unless you know you want to, that's what /etc/portage/package.use is for. And by the way, there's no newuser switch, it's newuse, as in new use flag.

Don't bash it just because you can't take the time to read the handbook and figure out how to use it.

Gentoo's not for everyone, certainly not you.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many of You Actually Use Math?

colsandurz45 Re:Field dependent requirement (1086 comments)

How does Windows calculate how much time is left on your file copy?

about 2 years ago

Why You Should Be More Interested In Mars Than the Olympics

colsandurz45 Re:Well... (409 comments)

I'm more interested in how london is a police state under martial law because of the olympics.

Oh please, London was a police state before the Olymipics.

about 2 years ago

Why You Should Be More Interested In Mars Than the Olympics

colsandurz45 I don't care about either. (409 comments)

I'll care when the Olympics are ON Mars.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Stepping Down From an Office Server To NAS-Only?

colsandurz45 Drobo (227 comments)

If you can afford it ($700, diskless) Drobo is easily the best storage small business storage solution out there.

about 2 years ago

Pirate Bay Founder Fined For 'Continued Involvement'

colsandurz45 Re:units! (237 comments)

big difference between dollars and Swedish kronor

about 2 years ago

Pirate Bay Founder Fined For 'Continued Involvement'

colsandurz45 units! (237 comments)

10.6 million what?

about 2 years ago

Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

colsandurz45 Lawbreakers (828 comments)

Imposing laws on law breakers always works.

more than 2 years ago

Taliban Offer Question-and-Answer Service Online

colsandurz45 Link Please (284 comments)

I'd like to ask some questions....

more than 2 years ago

Software-Defined Radio For $11

colsandurz45 Re:Challenge Accepted (171 comments)

All recent RF chips for wireless are zero IF nowadays.

Not true, super heterodyne is still very popular.

A SDR approach will use a big DSP (vector DSP even) to do the processing in software.

Not really. Depending on your platform the industry trend is actually going away from DSPs. DSP operations are being implemented in FPGAs these days (since they're faster and the newer Virtex 6 or 7s (and whatever Stratix whatever) are really huge).

more than 2 years ago

Software-Defined Radio For $11

colsandurz45 Re:Challenge Accepted (171 comments)

You're just talking about different receiver structures (super heterodyne and direct conversion respectively). There's no receiver structure that's specific to SDR (in fact the USRP, which is an SDR, has a super heterodyne structure). IQ sampling doesn't have anything do with receiver structure either, super heterodyne receivers and direct conversion receivers can have IQ sampling (the USRP, a super heterodyne as I mentioned, implements IQ sampling). Also, implementing a filter with a sharp transition band is due to using a digital system, there's nothing special about SDR that let's you implement a 500 tap FIR filter, there *is* something special about digital system (FPGA, ASIC, DSP, GPP) that let's you implement a 500 tap FIR filter.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Have You Handled Illegal Interview Topics?

colsandurz45 Citizenship (714 comments)

I work for DoD indirectly (not a defense contractor) and my emplyoer cannot hire non-US citizens, so there are exceptions to that rule.

more than 2 years ago


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