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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

delt0r Re:Let me get this straight... (374 comments)

QTF. Yea that is all they have ever done. I am surprised by how many people think "its secure cus it runs linux". Good God no. Security is hard when you have a well defined thread model. Many times you don't even have that.

2 days ago
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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

delt0r Re:Already solved! (374 comments)

ROTFLOL... I can't even tell my colleagues in the same room why i am laughing. Evil Mac users!

Oh and init.d FTW.

2 days ago
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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

delt0r Re:Uh, okay? (374 comments)

I know this is said in jest...but

I only use linux desktops. Why do i need to care about what others use? Interoperability should mean we don't need the year of whatever whenever.

2 days ago
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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

delt0r Re:Umm..and telnet is insecure. (374 comments)

I was going to say the same thing. We know how insecure X11 is. Don't we? Well i though everyone did.

2 days ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

delt0r Re:I suppose this means there's still hope (138 comments)

Star trek is not and has never been anything about speculative fiction any more than star wars is. The have technospeak. They are deliberately not even trying.

about two weeks ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

delt0r Re:I suppose this means there's still hope (138 comments)

Really? And dilithium crystals are all good then? What about just reversing the polarity on the modulation frequency.

It's fucking star trek. The lowest of the lows in all of sci fi *ever*.

about two weeks ago
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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

delt0r Re:Amazing work.. (109 comments)

(red matter? WTF?)

Yea cus dilithium crystals are right on the money and ignoring that the correct application of teleport solves pretty much most of plots was soo rock solid.

You fans are all the same. You point out what is wrong with the new while it was twice as bad in the original. And please don't start with "it was intellectual". it was only if your a Texan neo nazi. " Oh.. killing people different to me bad?"

It is star trek, the softest crappiest (technospeak anyone) form of sci fi invented by man. Futurama is more intelligent, more realistic and just better sci fi. You can't do crap with star trek because it was already crap in the first place. At least JJ work is interesting enough not to walk out before the end of the movie. If your sci fi is that crap *at* least have some action.

about two weeks ago
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Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet

delt0r Re:No Headshots From Mars (105 comments)

You not going to get 90 min pings from mars to Europa buddy. And if you are getting that, then where do i sign up!

about two weeks ago
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Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet

delt0r Re:Business model? (105 comments)

The difference is 20 years of digital transceiver developments. They have been substantial.

about two weeks ago
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Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet

delt0r Re:Needed! (105 comments)

Fused silica has a refractive index of approx 1.5. so light is 33% slower in fiber. But that is not the whole story since group velocity and phase velocity are mode dependent. I assume it is all single mode however at that would be in the ball park.

Diamond has a index of refraction of 2.4, so fibers made of diamond (there are reasons to use diamond :) so signal speed would be 1/2 c.

Over 1/2 of lag however is in the switching.

about two weeks ago
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Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet

delt0r Re:Needed! (105 comments)

Most DSL are about 20m-50ms at best due to the way the lines are set at the ISP. As in first hop 50ms ping even if your all at the same ISP. (can't remember the details, something about the ATM setups often used etc)

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk's Proposed Internet-by-Satellite System Could Link With Mars Colonies

delt0r Re:Jetpacks! (105 comments)

The difference is that a space based internet is useful. Underwater cities and jetpacks, no so much.

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk's Proposed Internet-by-Satellite System Could Link With Mars Colonies

delt0r Re:Internet by satellite: non-news (105 comments)

Probably the biggest difference between 1990s and now, is the *amazing* progress with transceivers. The SNR ratio and gain, noise rejection and everything is just incredible. Just the bitstream on modern USB is plain godlike compared to what we could do back then. This makes the whole system far more viable.

Oh and legal reasons. Buying bandwidth, getting right of ways for cable etc is not just cheap, it is total cartel central in just about every country out there.

about two weeks ago
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An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing AI

delt0r Re:"Forget about the risk that machines pose to us (227 comments)

You claim Turing complete, with nothing more than an assertion. There are physical process that are *not* Turing complete. You don't need magic to make it uncomputable. Now either put up or shut up.

Oh my personal project is a vacuum energy machine that runs on water. I can't cite anything or show you anything because it is my own personal project.

Yea right.

about two weeks ago
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An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing AI

delt0r Re:"Forget about the risk that machines pose to us (227 comments)

So you claim you know what is needed... Well lets see the citations. Because people working in the field here don't know what is needed for "strong ai" or even how to define strong ai properly.

about two weeks ago

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delt0r delt0r writes  |  more than 8 years ago

delt0r writes "The new exemptions include Cell phone reuse [www.businessweek.com], backups for Archivists, and removal of malware [www.freedom-to-tinker.com]. But does not go far enough with regard to personal fair use. It is however a step in the right direction. Here [www.copyright.gov] is copyright office page on the changes."

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