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Former NSA Technical Director: Leaks Have Permanently Damaged NSA

dmitrygr good (7 comments)

Let me be the first to say: good.

about a month and a half ago

Experimental Port of Debian To OpenRISC

dmitrygr nice! (56 comments)

very very cool porting debian userspace to a new arch is a fun exercise

about 1 month ago

ICANN Considers Using '' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions

dmitrygr hacky (164 comments)

Seems like a very hacky solution...

about 2 months ago

ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy

dmitrygr Re: Withdrawn (152 comments)

There is no battery "keeping it alive". Source: I work and worked in places that design and make modern cell phones.

about 2 months ago

Man Jailed For Refusing To Reveal USB Password

dmitrygr freedom... (374 comments)


about 3 months ago

The New York Times Has Lessons For Others Making the Slow Transition To Digital

dmitrygr Re:The NY Times overlooks the fundementals (67 comments)

Am I really the only one who permanently blacklists any website that has "video" news? Video requires 100% of my attention, and probably headphones, to avoid distracting all those around me. It also occurs at your speed. I can read faster than you can talk, and it does not distract anyone around me.
If i want to *SEE* what happened i'll go to youtube
On a news site I want to *READ* about it!

about 5 months ago

At Long Last: IceCube Spots 28 High-Energy Neutrinos

dmitrygr Re:Ugh (109 comments)

Same way that you could tell which direction he was coming from if invisible man bumped into you at 100mph... (seriously)

about 5 months ago

Brazil Announces Plans To Move Away From US-Centric Internet

dmitrygr ballsy move (285 comments)

If this sticks, it will be awesome, not for the security but for the statement it makes. Way to go, Brazil!

about 7 months ago

Wireless Charging Start-Up Claims 30-Foot Radius

dmitrygr scary (242 comments)

without beamforming - inverse square law says no
with beamforming, one must remember that beamforming cannot focus in just one place, smaller but still constructive maxima will exist elsewhere. what wants 1/3 of a watt focused on their gonads accidentally?

about 7 months ago

Fake "Speed Enforced By Drones" Signs On California Freeways

dmitrygr "FAKE" (218 comments)

uh huh....fake...

about 9 months ago

Sound-Based Device Authentication Has Many Possibilities (Video)

dmitrygr PATENTED? HA! (56 comments)

using sound to send data....sort of like a modem?

about 9 months ago

Rise of the ARM Clones

dmitrygr Re:So it's basically a GBA-era ARM chip without th (78 comments)

This. It will hurt. A lot. This means that 64x64 -> 64 multiply (what gcc will do if you multiply two uint64_t values) will now need 10 multiplies, at least 20 shifts (16 to cut off tops 16 bits of intermediates, 5 for result alignment), and 9 additions, instead of just 2 long multiplies and one long multiply accumulate. Ouch...

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why no scalars without value caps in compiled languages?

dmitrygr why not? (2 comments)

you can...it just will be slower hardware supports only certain bit lengths.

about 10 months ago

LinuxDevices.com Vanishes From the Web

dmitrygr nope (1 comments)

Actually, nothing is on the Wayback Machine, except the message stating "This URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine."

about a year ago

CISPA Passes US House, Despite Privacy Shortcomings and Promised Veto

dmitrygr Re:Veto ??? (231 comments)

And this is why I support the right to arm bears... A couple of well-armed bears in DC will set this all straight...

about a year ago

As 2012 comes to a halt, my data takes up ...

dmitrygr RAID6 FTW (172 comments)

7x1.5TB drive raid6 i've had two drives fail at once - raid6 saved me nicely. as backup, the data is rsynced slowly to a friend's house across the country, where it is on a 10x1TB raid6 using usb-hdds & a laptop

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Finding a Security Breach On Shared Hosting?

dmitrygr godaddy (168 comments)

found this on GoDaddy years back - still the case

about a year and a half ago

New Arduino Due Brings More Power To the Table

dmitrygr Re:WAV ? (130 comments)

Playing WAV is doable on 8-bit AVR or PIC The 2012 ADK (same cpu as due) I got ogg decoding to work in realtime, and bt's audio codec too (SBC). That sort of things does need more CPU power than the AVRs have

about a year and a half ago



Good Samaritan Backfire or How I Ended Up in Solitary After Calling 911 for Help

dmitrygr dmitrygr writes  |  about 2 months ago

dmitrygr (736758) writes "As a result of my efforts to help injured bicyclists by calling 911, I was, in short order: separated from my friend, violently tackled, arrested, taken to county jail, stripped and left in a solitary cell. I am writing this story because, if it could happen to me, it could happen to you, and I feel the need to do something to help prevent this brutality from propagating."
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Tiny JVM for microcontrollers released

dmitrygr dmitrygr writes  |  about a year and a half ago

dmitrygr writes "A tiny JVM, small enough to fit into PIC and AVR 8-bit microcontrollers released in source form free for all to use. Tested and working on AVR8, PIC24, dsPIC33, and CortexM3"
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Linux run on a 8-bit microcontroller

dmitrygr dmitrygr writes  |  about 2 years ago

dmitrygr writes "Shown here is linux (kernel 2.6.34) running on an 8-bit avr microcontroller on a hand-soldered board, finally putting to rest the question of minimum system requirements to run Linux. Source code and instructions to reproduce this are provided, as well as video."
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