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North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack

cyrano.mac Re:Who IS unhappy about the Sony hack? (85 comments)

They're not threatening anyone. Their English is bad enough, you need to put some effort into reading the message.

The real message reads more like "We don't know what to do. Sony doesn't feel threatened enough to pay us, now we're clueless how to proceed".

I don't know how good North Korean intelligence is, but I hope they are better than the writers of that message. And even if it's been drawn up to look like it does, what would be the use?

about two weeks ago
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North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack

cyrano.mac Re:Leak, not Hack (85 comments)

You really must be totally naive to take these reports as "evidence".

It's not as if your department of disinformation hasn't been caught lying numerous times before...

about two weeks ago
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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Twitterbot

cyrano.mac Ignorance and arrogance seem to go well together (54 comments)

This reporter is going to write about online security, but expects her old Twitter handle that she abandoned not to be available to others? How delightfully naive. She should fit well in a paper that's Christian and scientifically orientated...

At the same time it is arrogant to blame the system for your own ignorance.

about two weeks ago
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How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

cyrano.mac Re:SO many stupid comments these are hybrids not G (377 comments)

Aha! Finally someone who RTFA!

It's hard to tell beforehand if any change will be positive in Africa. Look at the french, who introduced cocoa in Africa years ago. That went very well, until a major price drop occurred and in some regions caused famine because farmers couldn't switch back to other food crops in time.

Besides, GMO has failed big time. Cross pollination has already carried the Roundup resistant genes, f.i. to at least 5 wild species. It's what's killing the cotton belt. These were harmless genes, AFAICT. But there's no telling if mutations in the wild will be harmless.

GMO is not necessarily evil. Look up "Golden Rice". That project had the best of intentions. But if people don't want to eat GMO's, it's end of story. The customer is always right.

about a month ago
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Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA

cyrano.mac Re:Escape NSA in Berlin (231 comments)

Obviously, you've never been there.

about a month and a half ago
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Buying Goods To Make Nuclear Weapons On eBay, Alibaba, and Other Platforms

cyrano.mac Re:You know what else that stuff can be used for (260 comments)

And meanwhile, an Australian can't sell for instance a Dutch (Philips) made photomultiplier tube on ebay. I can 't get some FET transistors from TI they told me, because they couldn't really identify me. Strangely enough, the next day the FET's were in the mail...

Oh, well, next time i'll buy Chinese, German, Dutch or Japanese. But not from an American company.

And which country has the most problems with weaponry, by far?

about a month and a half ago
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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

cyrano.mac Re:If... (117 comments)

"There are a class or group of people, however you want to define them, that think no matter what the US does, says, hears, thinks, or anything, they are evil."

Yes there are. They are the world's population. Even your allies don't like you. Now, why would that be?

about 5 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

cyrano.mac Re:Fishy (566 comments)

Makes sense. The recommendation for Bitlocker would mean that Bitlocker had a backdoor all the time if you explore the same reasoning a bit further...

about 7 months ago
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Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat

cyrano.mac Re:Needs edible cofee cups (171 comments)

what is "sheperification"?

It is the process of becoming a Microsoft customer...

about 8 months ago
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US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year

cyrano.mac Re:That's a great plan... (197 comments)

Yeah, but what's real funny is that every GSM phone already has a kill switch. The use has been abandoned years ago, after a Danish wholesales cie sold a couple of thousand phones to an operator in Spain. One of those got stolen. The operator activated the kill switch, rendering the phone useless. Only to find out ALL the phones stopped working. The cie in Danmark had cloned the same IMEI number to every phone...

about 10 months ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

cyrano.mac Re:Hard to believe (804 comments)

You forgot the spoilers and the furry dice...

about a year ago
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German Federal Police helicopter circles US consolute

cyrano.mac Newspeak (1 comments)

So when the US spies and lies, it's all in the name of safety. When the Germans fly over an embassy to check for antenna's to protect themselves from that spying, it's a provocation? That's newspeak isn't it?

about a year ago
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BREACH Compression Attack Steals SSL Secrets

cyrano.mac Re:We're in trouble (106 comments)

You're referring to the NSA, I presume?

about a year ago
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Microsoft Says Goodbye To WebTV/MSN TV

cyrano.mac Re:I owned MSN TV (92 comments)

"Microsoft has just notified both subscribers of MSN TV..." So who's the other one?

about a year and a half ago
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DOJ Often Used Cell Tower Impersonating Devices Without Explicit Warrants

cyrano.mac Re:stingray phone tracking device (146 comments)

There are no limits to what a DIY-er kan buy in China. And with SDR (software defined radio) and open source GSM software, it takes relatively little effort to build one yourself. There's even a small GSM router (20-30 euros on evilbay) that's very popular for that sort of projects. It holds the GSM modem and Wifi, so you can easily control it from a laptop.

about a year and a half ago
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Cold Spring Linked To Dramatic Sea Ice Loss

cyrano.mac Global warming (422 comments)

Yep. Global warming is freezing our asses off...

about a year and a half ago
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Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second

cyrano.mac Re:Bunker (450 comments)

That's one of the problems: the bunker isn't IN The Netherlands, legally. It seems the Dutch government gave up that piece of land to NATO and later on, NATO sold it. That doesn't mean the CyberBunker company isn't bound by the law, but I'm willing to bet there are a couple of legal barriers built in too.

about a year and a half ago
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Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second

cyrano.mac Re:Bunker (450 comments)

It is a real ex-NATO bunker supposed to survive a nuclear attack. Cutting off communications would need intervention from several suppliers. The lines are buried very deep and protected. And cutting off power would be utterly useless. There are diesel generators and a supply of diesel that could last for months. And all the rest: air and water purification systems etc.

about a year and a half ago

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