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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

denis-The-menace Re:Won't existing CAs complain? (210 comments)

Yes they will. Just like cable companies, they will get the best laws that money can buy.

I predict in 10 years: money is privacy
No money == no Certs == No privacy

After all, money is speech (Thanks, you corrupt USSC!)
No money == STFU

about a week ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

denis-The-menace Replace Cisco, and Akamai and then maybe.. (210 comments)

Replace Cisco, and Akamai and then maybe I'll be convinced it's better than the current situation. But it's still oxymoronic service: A central authority that *REQUIRES* trust for people who don't trust anybody.

And what do you do for countries with draconian Cert laws like England? (They want a copy of your root cert)

The resulting entity would have to be incorporated in Iceland or something. FAR away from 5-eye's dragnets.

about a week ago
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Interviews: Ask CMI Director Alex King About Rare Earth Mineral Supplies

denis-The-menace Re:I thought rare earths were not that rare (62 comments)

LFTR will sit on the shelf in the US.

That's OK.
We'll just buy LFTRs from China and India in 10-20 years.

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask CMI Director Alex King About Rare Earth Mineral Supplies

denis-The-menace Re:I thought rare earths were not that rare (62 comments)

"Newer designs usually avoid the Pa removal[2] and send less salt to reprocessing, which reduces the required size and costs for the chemical separation.It also avoids proliferation concerns due to high purity U-233 that might be available from the decay of the chemical separated Pa."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask CMI Director Alex King About Rare Earth Mineral Supplies

denis-The-menace Re:I thought rare earths were not that rare (62 comments)

There are plenty of Rare Earth mines in the US but they are "Polluted" with Thorium.

In China, they would process the Rare Earth minerals and stockpile the Thorium on the side until they could find a use for it. In the US, that is illegal.

Now China is thinking about using the stockpile of Thorium in LFTR reactors. And guess what, LFTR reactors are illegal too because they are considered "Breeder Reactors".

So why is all this stuff still illegal in the US? The Old-School Nuke industry wants to keep their Dyno-Reactors until they blow up, Literally. It's WAAAY too profitable to be the sole-source for solid reactor fuel.

about three weeks ago
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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

denis-The-menace Re:April Fools? (137 comments)

And the parodies of the film will be called ... UPS.

The scene will involve a UPS driver putting boxes in the truck in a neat manner all to the tune of the Russian classic "The Peddlers" (aka "ÐsоÑобÐÐнÐÐÐ")

about 2 months ago
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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

denis-The-menace Re: Surprising (92 comments)

I'm sure it being used to detect if you are scanning currency.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

denis-The-menace Re:Powershell (729 comments)

http://batsh.org/

No this IS.

"Batsh is a simple programming language that compiles to Bash and Windows Batch. It enables you to write your script once runs on all platforms without any additional dependency."

about 3 months ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

denis-The-menace Oh look, Protesters.. (261 comments)

Oh look, Protesters. Let's brick their car with V2V.

I'm sorry. I have ZERO confidence that V2V will not have a back door for abuse by authorities, never mind the hacker/crook people.

It would have to be passive and have an OFF switch.

about 3 months ago
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A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

denis-The-menace Re:Just wait until they become hackable (28 comments)

It is a legitimate concern not brought up in the most tactful way. Anybody in their 20s should push for this because they will have one in 30 years or so. It might even be a job requirement ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ) (yup, it still gets hacked in the series)

Just look at what they can do with a CAN-bus in cars today:
https://www.google.ca/search?q...

Now imagine people instead of car. Yup, that's coming. Nothing's off limits.

If it's doable, some asshole will go for it.
Whether it's for kicks or cash.

about 3 months ago
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A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

denis-The-menace Just wait until they become hackable (28 comments)

Imagine:
your limb(s) hitting you.
your hand(s) crushing everything.
Your brain getting zapped by the interface.

"good times" are coming.

about 3 months ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

denis-The-menace Re:One word... (305 comments)

But it doesn't make bombs easily like the other reactors designs.

That's why they didn't choose Thorium for fuel.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

denis-The-menace Re:Not about leverage or influence (266 comments)

For years the US portrayed Russia/USSR as an evil empire.
Russia would respond with "but the US is no better".

Snowden is the poster child proving Russia right all along.
Where ever he goes, Snowden will always do that.

about 4 months ago
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

denis-The-menace Re:Wrong decision (484 comments)

Wouldn't the ruling also make cable boxes illegal, too?

The cable network is a public network in the sense that hundreds or thousands of people are on that network.

about 5 months ago
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Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough

denis-The-menace $507.03 (150 comments)

$324.5 million / 64000 workers = $507.03

These tech workers are getting fuck either way.

about 5 months ago
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Security Researchers Threatened With US Cybercrime Laws

denis-The-menace Re: See... (156 comments)

And we have a proper analogy.

Somebody give this guy some points.

about 6 months ago

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The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 2 years ago

denis-The-menace (471988) writes "Many slashdot readers have complained over the past few years that the Slashdot moderation system is broken. Now I think I know why. I've been a Slashdot participant since the 1990s, and used to have a low-numbered account. I don't like censorship. A lot. I was surprised and offended when I discovered active censorship happening right on Slashdot. Read on for details."
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Is Google Chrome The New IE 6 For Web Designers?

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 5 years ago

denis-The-menace (471988) writes ""Just when you thought you were done with IE 6 and its hacks and exceptions, now you've got a new browser to consider: Google's Chrome.

The good news is that Chrome is a lot more compatible with web standards than IE 5 and 6. However, Chrome has its own idiosyncrasies and bugs.""

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Using DVI/USB KVM switches with legacy PCs

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 7 years ago

denis-The-menace writes "I would like to have a KVM switch with modern connectors (DVI / USB) but still have a way to use legacy PCs (VGA / PS/2) on it. For converting PS/2 connectors on a legacy PC to USB you can get converters (eg. $60 @ y-mouse.com). For converting a VGA connector on a legacy PC to DVI, I suppose you could use the DVI-2-VGA converter that comes with most video cards these days, plug that in the DVI connector in the KVM and use a regular VGA extension cable back to the legacy PC. I called tech support at Avocent but the clueless "telephone lifter" at the other end gave me the runaround. Has anybody tried to do this already or am I chasing a pipe dream?"
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denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 8 years ago

denis-The-menace writes "Pink Floyd's Peter Clifton was sitting watching television when he saw NASA was searching for original Apollo 11 footage. He had forgotten that in 1979 he ordered footage from The Smithsonian for use in The Dark Side of The Moon demo film. He had all but forgotten a pristine 16-millimetre film of the moon landing was part of his vast personal film catalogue"

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