top Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss
The problem with that argument is that it only works in the USA, the rest of the world is screwed.
about a month and a half ago
top Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human
Related to this is the idea someone proxying captcha.
Instead of providing your own captcha solve google's captcha. When someone creates an on your site connect to google and try and create an account, you then forward the google captcha to the user.
top Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode
One of them is a real scientist with a PHD.
top New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves
Just one minor point we do allow 18+ games in Australia since the start of the year but there are still some restrictions.
When southpark's stick of truth was released we had a few things cut (anal probe mini game) but this was the same in a few countries.
top After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?
I believe the dns-sec root keys are an example of a key in multiple parts.
The master key can be reconstructed by combining 7 keys together.
There are 14 people that have part of the key and I believe any 7 people can be used to recreate the whole key again.
top Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin
With my pebble watch and a custom watch face I can tell you that the current swatch time is @150.
top Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features
As bitcoin uses public / private key cryptography you could have clients only have the public key until you need the private key.
So the client would be able to see that someone has sent them bitcoin but not be able to use them as they do not have the key allowing a store to validate that someone has sent in the coins.
Paper wallets is one implementation of this idea, where there is a piece of paper with 2 qr codes with your public and private keys.
Give everyone your public key but when you need to send the coins somewhere you need to scan the qr code to import the key. You could probably come up with a system requiring you to assemble the private key from several parts.
top Linux Distributions Storing Wi-Fi Passwords In Plain Text
Obfuscation provides no security, it just looks like it does.
If the operating system needs to perform a series of steps to turn the encrypted password back into plain text so can an attacker.
top Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?
top Add USB LED Notifications To Your PC With Just a Bit of Soldering (Video)
With arduino and a shield yes
top Boot To Zork
This is not running an operating system, this is in efi the replacement to your bios.
EFI can do a lot of stuff, there is a text editor, interactive shell and python interpreter so it is something that you can write programs in not just operating system boot loaders.
I have installed this as a boot entry on my laptop and it does boot directly to zork in no time
top It's Official: Voyager 1 Is an Interstellar Probe
This is probably not the first human made object to reach interstellar space.
The real furthest object is a man hole cover.
During testing of nuclear weapons they were doing tests underground. They had a nuclear weapon at the bottom of a long shaft.
On top of the shaft was a metal cap.
It's not known how fast it is going or if it actually left the atmosphere but if it did survive it would have been going really fast
top Early Surface Sales Pitiful
There is HP-UX, Open Solaris, AIX so perhaps you could get Open Solaris on a desktop.
Linux and bsd are not POSTIX compliant (they have not gone through compliance testing) so for a unix (tm) your choices are limited.
top US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden
The USA does not need to do the torture, it can send the person to another country and have them do it.
top Whistleblowing IT Director Fired By FL State Attorney
Socialist countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand are quite low on the corruption index, far better than capitalist america.
top Valve Starts Promoting Steam For Linux To Windows Users
In the last year or so support for 3d acceleration inside a vm has been possible.
Virtual box states that it has opengl and dirext3d 8/9 support in it's release notes.
I have not needed to use it so I am not sure how it performs.
top Pirate Party Becomes a Registered Political Party In Australia
Gamers 4 Croydon that was a political party that was sitting in a few seats in the South Australian election.
They were created to lobby for R18+ rating for video games. They did not get a lot of votes but raising the issue has finally introduced the rating in Australia.
top The Science Behind Building a Space Gun
Why not scale down the LHC and build something that is capable of accelerating something relatively small say 10-100kg fast enough to make it to orbit instead of accelerating atoms to nearly the speed of light.
The problem with conventional rockets is you need to carry the fuel to get in to orbit as well as the fuel to go where you need to. The bigger the ship the more fuel you need to carry to overcome the weight of the fuel.
If you can split the carrying of fuel for your journey from getting your rocket in to orbit you would not need to waste as much fuel lifting itself.
You could set up an automated system that would fire a 10kg payload of fuel every 10 minutes and get what you need over time far cheaper than one big launch.
top Death of Printed Books May Have Been Exaggerated
Old technology does not die off quickly.
Piano rolls died only 4 years ago http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/01/05/0224202/player-piano-roll-production-ceases
New technologies do replace old technologies but not overnight.
top Free Software Foundation Campaigning To Stop UEFI SecureBoot
The user is able to edit the keys database on x86 based and not arm based uefi implementations.
You can put the microsoft keys on a black list if you want and it will not boot.
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