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Internet Census 2012 Data Examined: Authentic, But Chaotic and Unethical

d33tah Re:OS Fingerprints! (32 comments)

"Apparently the researchers didn't analyze OS fingerprints at all."

Did you look into their paper? This is apparently not true. They focused on the ICMP data set but also looked into others, in particular the service probes that you mentioned. One of their validation sets is using that data set.

Okay, point taken about the service fingerprints, but I still see no mention for the OS fingerprints. If they looked at the data format that is there, they could get much more out of the set. (they'd also find more mess by the way as there was some weird bug that destroyed quite a few samples there)

about 3 months ago
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Internet Census 2012 Data Examined: Authentic, But Chaotic and Unethical

d33tah OS Fingerprints! (32 comments)

Apparently the researchers didn't analyze OS fingerprints at all. There is some metadata that the original researcher(s) forgot to remove (as well as a lot more mess). Service fingerprints are interesting as well. I did a lot of research on this data set and I have to say that while messy, this is also a really amazing data set. This article is IMHO biased.

about 3 months ago
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Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

d33tah And the water practically disappears, right? (545 comments)

I don't get the problem. Do these guys really believe that whatever water you put into creating food is completely gone and will never appear again on this planet?

about 7 months ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

d33tah Slashdot Beta? (480 comments)

What do you think about Slashdot's Beta?

about 8 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

d33tah Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

Hashing is just not going to help there. The DNS domain space is basically so little that it could probably even be bruteforced offline, not to mention web crawlers. You can easily download the rDNS for the whole internet as of 2012 from Internet Census 2012 database for free (http://internetcensus2012.bitbucket.org/paper.html). While it's not forward DNS, I would expect to get a very high match rate just by hashing it all. Definitely feasible.

about 8 months ago
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UK Council To Send Obese People 'Motivational' Texts Telling Them To Use Stairs

d33tah Re:Too many puddings (225 comments)

...or just stop treating the obese. It might turn out to be a cheaper option.

about 9 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

d33tah Re:NOOOOOOOOO (293 comments)

Agreed. For one, I hoped that Microsoft was took over by a woman, which could mean that finally someone who cares about the look-and-feel is in control of the company. By the way, he's Indian, so it looks like it's a normal name there: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Joins Open Compute Project, Will Share Server Designs

d33tah Apache 2 License? o.o (90 comments)

I'm surprised to actually find that they chose Apache License for the project instead of their GPL-incompatible MS-PL. I have no idea what Chassis Manager is actually useful for (and a skeptic inside of me tells me that probably nothing unless you pay for their other products), but it's interesting to see that they actually released 36k lines of code as free software.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

d33tah Re:Obligatory (533 comments)

Personally I think that the biggest problem with Slashdot is the abundance of comments like this. Seriously, it might not meet your standards. I understand. Now get over it and stop wasting my time writing it for the thousandth time or actually submit an article that raises the bar. Whining is not really going to change anything. Sorry, but I really had to.

about 9 months ago
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Kdenlive Developer Jean-Baptiste Mardelle Has Been Found

d33tah Re:Classic... (85 comments)

There's no such thing as proper architecture at the first try. By programming, you explore the problems you have to face. In "The Mythical Man-Month", Fred Brooks says that it's not first or second system that is correctly design, but usually the third. Rewriting is a part of a process.

about 10 months ago
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Kdenlive Developer Jean-Baptiste Mardelle Has Been Found

d33tah Re:Classic... (85 comments)

You forgot that refactoring might decrease the maintenance costs. It's possible that the developer just found it too hard to add any new functionality to the existing codebase and figured that refactoring is the only way to go. Seriously, it's not always enough for a project to work. Actually, it usually isn't.

about 10 months ago
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IETF To Change TLS Implementation In Applications

d33tah Re:End of certificates, please? (80 comments)

I agree. But that's what makes this model useless. We shouldn't outsource trust to CA's, but push it to the users. Let them decide who do they trust. If, after the VeriSign fiasco they don't trust VeriSign anymore, they should be able to revoke the trust without losing the ability to view 1/4 of the internet. Seriously, guys, go watch any Moxie's talk and you'll understand the issue much better.

about 10 months ago
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IETF To Change TLS Implementation In Applications

d33tah End of certificates, please? (80 comments)

Does this mean that we'll finally give up on this sick certificate-based trust scheme? It's not like Moxie hadn't proposed his own solutions, even with implementations... why don't we make THESE internet standards? Making encryption stronger is just pointless if you can fake a ceritificate.

about 10 months ago
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Group Thinks Anonymity Should Be Baked Into the Internet Itself Using Tor

d33tah Re:This is people mistaking "want" with "will" (123 comments)

I'm under the impression that you're confusing things. Noone said that you'd be forced to run an exit node, or even a relay. I believe it's just about making the protocol a standard.

about a year ago
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Aging Linux Kernel Community Is Looking For Younger Participants

d33tah Judging by GSoC, perhaps they deserve it? (332 comments)

Don't get me wrong, I'd have hard time living without The Linux Foundation's products, but when this year I wanted to work for The Linux Foundation in Google Summer of Code, I gave up after reading their proposals. I wanted to learn some kernel development stuff and couldn't find a single suggestion related to that. Instead, there were some higher-level projects like OpenPrinting, which I personally find totally uninteresting.

about a year ago
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Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks

d33tah Re:HTTP RFC - Section 9.1 Safe and Idempotent Meth (156 comments)

The trick is that retrieval can be dangerous by itself if you're using the database and forgot to sanitize your SQL. Being a moron can't be solved by an RFC.

about a year ago

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Google Code-In 2014 and Google Summer of Code 2015 announced

d33tah d33tah writes  |  about three weeks ago

d33tah (2722297) writes "

A call to all students: if you have ever thought it would be cool to write code and see it make a difference in the world, then please keep reading. We are excited to announce the next editions of two programs designed to introduce students to open source software development, Google Summer of Code for university students and Google Code-in for 13-17 year old students.

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Internet Census 2014 to come?

d33tah d33tah writes  |  about three weeks ago

d33tah (2722297) writes "According to the project's website, the Internet Census 2012 researchers are crowdfunding next internet-wide research via Bitcoin.

"We are working on a vast and ground-breaking census, this time we hope to do it legally. Please help us make this happen by donating bitcoins to: 1tUCEnTyKzWrTBn1tgruSRkfahGUhxHcq"

Internet Census 2012 was a biggest complete scan of the entire internet with results being publicly available. This included traceroute information, port scanning, service and OS fingerprinting and more."

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Ask Slashdot: What Does The Free/Open Source Community Currently Need?

d33tah d33tah writes  |  about a year and a half ago

d33tah writes "In the summer term of my final year of IT's bachelor's course in my university, every student is obliged to develop his own project; the only requirement is that the application would use any kind of a database. While others are thinking of another useless system for an imaginary company that nobody would actually use, I'd rather hack up something the FL/OSS community actually needs. The problem is — how to figure out what could it be?"

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