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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 2 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 7 months ago

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 9 months ago

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?

1 year,9 days

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

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 ago

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

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

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

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

Where Can You Find an Electric Vehicle Charging Network? Estonia

cyrano.mac Nice! (220 comments)

And it's only a thousand kilometers to Estonia!

about a year ago

Reiser4 File System Still In Development

cyrano.mac Re:Time to let it go... (317 comments)

The Germans bombed Perl Harbour? Is that where are the Perl devs live? And when was this? Winners do quit. All of them. That's the one certainty we have in life. One day we quit.

about 2 years ago

Philippines' Cybercrime Law Makes SOPA Look Reasonable

cyrano.mac And now... (103 comments)

Will the USA extradite?

about 2 years ago

Can a Regular Person Repair a Damaged Hard Drive?

cyrano.mac Re:It Depends (504 comments)

And that 's THE reason to buy all drives at least in pairs...

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Leaving an IT Admin Position?

cyrano.mac Wiki (290 comments)

Build an internal Wiki. You won't be free from questions since you can 't cover everything in a one day training session. I'd make that two half days with a month or so in between.

more than 2 years ago


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