top Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted
> Look, even if someone gets local access to your files, you are still less fucked if some of them are encrypted.
Which is total bollocks if the encryption key is on the same machine. A computer that is rooted is no longer secure, any data that can be decrypted locally is the same as if it was plaintext anyway.
top Google Is Building a Way To Launch Chrome Apps Without Installation
This. Did we learn nothing from IE6 and the ActiveX legacy?
At a time when developers should be writing stuff that works across any browser (HTML5, CSS, JS), Chrome is trying to divide the web again with things that "only work" in their browser.
top CMU AI Learning Common Sense By Watching the Internet
I imagine that once the learning phase is complete, the AI will respond with a single phrase.
"Tits or GTFO".
top Happy 50th Doctor Who
> At the same time as everyone else.
It was simulcast in 75 countries, out of 194
... SE Asia got almost zero coverage. Thank heavens for torrents.
top Happy 50th Doctor Who
what sort of techno geek uses the same device for 400 years and doesn't even update the OS?
Anyone using GNU HURD?
top Happy 50th Doctor Who
Eccleston *was* asked, the prick just decided to do a Tom Baker 25 years on
... maybe we'll see him in the 75th ...
top Ars Checks Out CyanogenMod's New Installer
Why not just wipe the FLASH completely, then your battery will last 500x longer! You won't be able to do anything useful (which for most people does actually include Facebook)
... but at least you won't have the odious, mind-numbing, soul-destroying task of plugging it into the wall socket every night.
top GIMP, Citing Ad Policies, Moves to FTP Rather Than SourceForge Downloads
> Filezilla does not save site passwords encrypted on your system
Because having the decryption keys on the very same machine is SO MUCH SAFER !!!
top Adobe Hacked: Almost 3 Million Accounts Compromised
> source code floating around the internet October the 13th
Adobe have source code for a Time Machine ?
top RSA Warns Developers Not To Use RSA Products
The AES s:boxes already have an algebraic solution in themselves, as do every step of the process, rotates, xors, sums mod 2^32 etc. The problem is the combinatorial explosion that happens even over the course of one round when you combine all the operations, meaning there's so many simultaneous equations to solve, you'd need huge amounts of plaintext and corresponding cyphertext to even establish a few bits of the key.
top Linus Torvalds Admits He's Been Asked To Insert Backdoor Into Linux
... can't tell the difference between humour and reality.
Torvalds said no while nodding his head yes is a JOKE people, not a fucking admission. Please, save the tinfoil paranoia for Reddit, and keep the serious tech discussions here.
top UK Mobile ISP Blocks VPN, Citing Access To Porn
And if *everyone* simply opted out, it wouldn't make a damn of difference, as the Government would merely have a very cheap and up-to-date census of everyone in the UK. But no, you have to be fucking "precious" about it. You are exactly the kind of person who shouldn't be looking at porn, I can just imagine you in a darkened room giggling like a 6 year old while surfing the forbidden fruits. Man (or woman) the fuck up. Telling someone you like porn is not a sin.
top Schneier: The US Government Has Betrayed the Internet, We Need To Take It Back
The irony of someone talking about "taking back the Internet" on yet another thread about the "big bad NSA"
... posting from a fucking Google+ account?
Are you taking the piss, or are you really that fucking stupid?
top 'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change
> The only realistic solution to global warming is to bring greenhouse gas emissions, particularly CO2, down to a net zero level. Anything else is just window dressing.
So basically ban cows, because Methane is a greenhouse gas, and ban electric kettles because Water Vapour is a greenhouse gas? Would you listen to yourself? BAN ALL THE THINGS!!!
If I can't have a cup of coffee in the morning, or munch on a juicy steak, then what's the point of living anyway?
top UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies
> Doesn't that worry you a little bit?
No not at all. The Court Order lists sites that can be blocked, and *dedicated* proxies that effectively point to the same place.
It does NOT give the BPI the power to "shut down any site it wants" and other hyperbolic statements that are being bandied about in the media.
Using Slippery Slope arguments is a nonsensical thing to do. Are you seriously trying to tell me that if they block some political activists site, he's not going to just register another domain and have the site back up in 5 seconds, and then scream blue-murder all over Twitter and Reddit ?
Let's stick to the facts. The BPI are playing whack-a-mole, and right now they have a considerably bigger "whacker" than in the past. Is it going to inconvenience some cheap bastards who want fr33 st00f ? Possibly. Is it the "end of the Internet as we know it, police state, 1984, dystopian nightmare etc etc". Fuck off, seriously.
top Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?
Insightful comment, but about 20 years too late. Everything you accuse Google Glass of encouraging has already happened with smartphones.
People you are physically talking to will put YOU on hold while they read that "oh so important" Facebook message.
A group of teens meeting for the evening requires only a table, chairs and a 4-gang socket to charge their bloody devices on. They'll happily sit there for hours at a time NOT looking at each other, but at their iPads.
Idiots in restaurants who HAVE to photograph every starter, main course and sweet and then rush to post them on Facebook, while the meal is still in progress.
People who will happily spend hundreds of dollars on the latest iBrick, not because it's technically superior, but because it will make them "look good" in the coffee shop.
We have reached the most technically "social" generation, and yet at the same time, are the most anti-social bunch of cunts you could ever wish to meet.
And now we'll have to contend with them constantly squinting at their own foreheads, when they should be concentrating on things like driving, or walking in a straight line, or heaven forbid, fucking TALKING to the person they are with.
So like I said, no use in closing the barn door now, the horse has already bolted, careened off down the village and was last seen heading towards the knackers yard.
top PETA Wants To Sue Anonymous HuffPo Commenters
I'm pretty sure the
fractions of Islamic radicals comes AFTER the blowing each other up bit ...
top FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month
Yes, "unlimited" doesn't exist because there are a finite amount of atoms in the universe.
top Bitcoin's Success With Investors Alienates Earliest Adopters
As opposed to burning 1000s of megawatts of energy the world doesn't have, sure.
top Has Supercomputing Hit a Brick Wall?
Maybe in 30 years an iPad will be useful for something more than Candy Crush Saga
... but I doubt it.
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