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Home WiFi Network Security Failings Exposed

daveb1 um seconds... no... (161 comments)

um seconds... no... it takes a few minutes max to crack wep ... If you were trying a dictionary attack against a network that may work faster :)

more than 3 years ago

Security a Concern As HTML5 Advances

daveb1 oh really? new tech new problems! (234 comments)

oh really? new tech new problems!
who would have thunk it!

Nothing to see here people, please move along.
oh really? new tech new problems!


about 4 years ago

New Adobe PDF Zero-Day Under Attack

daveb1 Re:What to know more? (203 comments)

OH NOES CALC just opened on my pc what did you do!

about 4 years ago

Should Professors Be Required To Teach With Tech?

daveb1 Re:Been working in instructional tech for 15 years (319 comments)

"But simply moving your stack of notes to Powerpoint is beyond worthless- it wastes your time and adds nothing at all to the content of the course. " It gets worse - powerpoint but the lectures are using bought slides WHICH they are not sure if there is a mistake in and spend 15 minutes talking about the 'said possible mistake'. BAN POWERPOINT :)

more than 4 years ago

What Every Programmer Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

daveb1 Re:Hard to debug floating point when it goes wrong (359 comments)

sound interesting - are there any formal automated means of testing / checking tho? (like a valgrind for numbers?).

more than 4 years ago

What Is the Future of Firewalls?

daveb1 sudo mod me up! (414 comments)

sudo mod me up! "Developed internally at Google, this system is designed to utilize common definitions of networks and services and high-level policy files to facilitate the development and manipulation of network access control filters (ACLs) for various platforms. "

more than 4 years ago

Become an SSLAdmin In a Few Easy Steps

daveb1 Re:slashdoted already! (64 comments)

wtf mod me down but dont' provide a link? what is this mod me down Sunday?

more than 4 years ago

Become an SSLAdmin In a Few Easy Steps

daveb1 slashdoted already! (64 comments)

slashdoted already! quick find a mirror ? ...

more than 4 years ago

Why Some Devs Can't Wait For NoSQL To Die

daveb1 Agree with other posters (444 comments)

Agree with other posters. sql is a tool. The point about nosql is that is is a different tool. ACID in a database is fine normally. However, if you can live without it, which many can, do so!

more than 4 years ago

Auto-Scanning the Names People Choose For Their Wireless APs

daveb1 and how did this make slashdot? (422 comments)

and how did this make slashdot? SERIOUSLY + KISMET .... oh common.

more than 4 years ago

Rootkit May Be Behind Windows Blue Screen

daveb1 Re:ATAPI.SYS Infections (323 comments)

+ they won't pick up the rootkit for a while. I know / have found tons of rootkits on pcs in the past. they were only picked up due to odd behaviour(firewall disabling itself etc.). AV != safe from badware /rootkits.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Rewrites PHP Runtime For Speed

daveb1 php and threading! (295 comments)

php and threading! ... um nevermind nothing to see here. Mean while efforts to get python running nicely without the GIL etc. are still going on without press.

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu Moves To Yahoo For Default Firefox Search

daveb1 ok short term money for long term pain! (370 comments)

ok short term money for long term pain! Google is better than Bing. Yahoo is dying please ignore them. This is only going to harm the users of ubuntu.

more than 4 years ago

Canadian Android Carrier Forcing Firmware Update

daveb1 Re:open means closed for cellphones (238 comments)

Probably. I don't know SHR is fairly usable. The problem is that call quality has always been bad. However, openmoko isn't a very good "phone".

more than 4 years ago

Visual Studio 2010 Forces Tab Indenting

daveb1 Re:The only way to maintain sanity (390 comments)

Please provide proof of this happening. I for one, have never seen it. Stop using bad editors.

more than 4 years ago



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