Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Netflix Using HTML5 Video For ARM Chromebook

dririan Re:Not on the x86 Acer C7 Chromebook (232 comments)

As I said, that's not Silverlight. I know (and said) that Netflix worked on x86 Chromebooks, but with a custom plugin, not Silverlight.

about a year and a half ago
top

Netflix Using HTML5 Video For ARM Chromebook

dririan Re:Not on the x86 Acer C7 Chromebook (232 comments)

Unless your Chromebook doesn't run Chrome OS, you don't have Silverlight. Silverlight only works on Windows and OS X. Moonlight IIRC got discontinued (which was basically Silverlight for Linux) but it never worked with Netflix because it lacked Silverlight's DRM. Plus, in the summary itself it even says "ARM Chromebooks", so I doubt your x86 Chromebook is using the HTML5 stuff. Apparently it uses some EME stuff that's not on the x86 Chromebooks yet. I believe that Google and Netflix partnered up to release a plugin just for Netflix on x86 Chromebooks, but that was quite some time ago.

about a year and a half ago
top

Chrome OS Remains Undefeated At Pwnium 3

dririan Re:Stick it online for four hours (178 comments)

First of all, I'm not sure exactly what you're saying. That being said, my point is that opening it up to the world (which is the most extreme option) wouldn't do anything, because there's no way for attackers to get in. The rules specifically allow the attackers to specify a website that will be navigated to. So leaving a Chrome OS laptop just sitting there won't do anything, because there's no way for attackers to get in; you're going to have to go to an attack page of some sort.

about a year and a half ago
top

Chrome OS Remains Undefeated At Pwnium 3

dririan Re:Stick it online for four hours (178 comments)

A router only to wifi to the Chrome OS and no active prevention measures (human intervention). If it's still standing securely after that time then I'll be impressed. Until then this is just great advertisement for the Chrome OS and nothing more.

To the best of my knowledge, Chrome OS doesn't listen on any ports out of the box. Even DMZing it would do nothing, because there's nothing for attackers to connect to. Perhaps you should learn more about Chrome OS before you come up with ideas like this.

Researchers is a broad term and the conditions kept many away.

Which explains why everything else there was broken, right? Nope, wait, also complete nonsense.

about a year and a half ago
top

Did Google Tip Off EU About Microsoft Browser Ballot?

dririan Re:Obvious troll (187 comments)

Is that anything like +1 Funny?

about a year and a half ago
top

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7

dririan Re:This is why people hate MS (321 comments)

That may work for third-party applications, but what about the built-in ones? What about the kernel? The simple fact of the matter is once XP goes EOL there's no way to continue supporting it yourself.

about a year and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Advanced Wi-Fi Leech?

dririan Re:WPA2-Enterprise (884 comments)

This is less good advice because, aside from being really hard, the Evil Twin attack might be able to defeat it. I'm not sure, though.

If you use EAP-TLS or EAP-TTLS the station should complain that the RADIUS server's certificate is not valid. Most of the other EAP schemes have similar security precautions.

about a year and a half ago
top

Google Releases Chrome 25 With Voice Recognition Support

dririan Re:And STILL No 64 Bit (93 comments)

You are correct, Firefox is 32-bit on Windows. I believe Chrome may be more suitable for 64-bit on Windows than Firefox, as well (but I could be wrong here). Because of Chrome's multi-process model, compatibility with 32-bit plugins should be fairly trivial. The process running the plugin can be 32-bit (for plugins that are 32-bit only, such as Flash IIRC), but the rest of the browser's processes can be 64-bit. I know that Firefox does run plugins in a separate process (open Firefox, go to a site that uses some plugin, open Task Manager, and notice at least one "plugin-container.exe" process), but I don't know how easily plugin-container could be adapted to support 32-bit plugins on 64-bit Firefox.

about a year and a half ago
top

White House Petition To Make Unlocking Phones Legal Passes 100,000 Signatures

dririan Re:We should not need a petition (317 comments)

The subsidized phone model doesn't work without the locked phone model.

Even if you unlock your phone, if you have a contract with a carrier you have two options: keep paying for the cell phone service to the end of your contract's term or pay the ETF laid out in your contract. Either way, the carrier gets money. There's no reason unlocking should be illegal. The only money that the carriers may lose is the insanely high overage charges we have here in the US, but that's no reason to forbid people from unlocking their phones. It's not the government's job to enforce business models.

about a year and a half ago
top

Do Not Track Ineffective and Dangerous, Says Researcher

dririan Re:trivial, 99% effective fix (207 comments)

As I said over an hour before you posted, the IPv6 prefix is just as effective as a NAT'd IPv4 address tracking-wise. The privacy extensions don't improve the situation compared to IPv4, merely bring it to the same level. Try reading before you post next time, please.

about a year and a half ago
top

Do Not Track Ineffective and Dangerous, Says Researcher

dririan Re:trivial, 99% effective fix (207 comments)

If you do that, then the IPv6 prefix is just as effective as a NAT'd IPv4 address tracking-wise. No more, no less. But you're right, no one dares to track you by your IPv4 address these days...

about a year and a half ago
top

Do Not Track Ineffective and Dangerous, Says Researcher

dririan Re:trivial, 99% effective fix (207 comments)

They can still track by IP address and you're browser fingerprint. Browser fingerprinting can be defeated though current browsers don't seem to want to help make it easier to do so.

AC is right. Deleting cookies at the end of each session may help a bit, but there are still plenty of ways to identify you especially if you include your IP address (but that's not always reliable).

I'm not sure what we'll do when IPv6 rolls around and every device has a unique address. Either you go back to NAT and share addresses, which is not completely effective due to fingerprinting, or you change your address every few hours or days. Either solution defeats the purpose of IPv6.

There's already a solution for that. Use the randomly-generated address for normal things, but use your static address for servers and the like. IPv6 privacy extensions are supported on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

about a year and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Why Is It So Hard To Make An Accurate Progress Bar?

dririan Re:Can't Go Backwards (736 comments)

There's also a problem when you don't know exactly how much work needs performed. Let's say you're copying two files: foo (1KB) and baz (1GB). A naive implementation may set the progress bar to 50% when foo has been copied, assuming they are close to the same size. Thus, the progress bar would quickly jump to 50% and then slowly go up (assuming the remaining 50% are given accurately based on baz's size). This can be fixed by checking the size of all the files first, but that was merely an example of the "true amount of work unknown" problem.

about a year and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Why Is It So Hard To Make An Accurate Progress Bar?

dririan Re:Can't Go Backwards (736 comments)

Were the files over 2GB? I believe that was the IE bug wrt large files: downloading files over 2GB or 4GB (depending on the version of IE) would fail spectacularly including negative progress. It's even documented on kernel.org.

about a year and a half ago
top

On the end of USPS 1st Class Saturday delivery:

dririan Re:Missing option: end the USPS (564 comments)

Yeah, I don't normally reply to people who feel the need to resort to lmgtfy.com but have you actually looked at the resolution on the Kinect? It's pretty crappy.

about a year and a half ago
top

On the end of USPS 1st Class Saturday delivery:

dririan Re:Missing option: end the USPS (564 comments)

While my comment was sarcastic, I'll bite. Where do you get a 3D scanner that isn't insanely expensive?

about a year and a half ago
top

iOS 6.1 Leads To Battery Life Drain, Overheating For iPhone Users

dririan Re:Rats, already upgraded (266 comments)

Rosetta is not even installed on Mac OS X by default anymore.

It hasn't been available at all since Lion (10.7). Snow Leopard (10.6) didn't have it by default but at least supported it. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that someone has gotten Rosetta from 10.6 to work on {Mountain ,}Lion, but even if it works it's not guaranteed to work after patches or to not just blow up in your face.

about a year and a half ago
top

On the end of USPS 1st Class Saturday delivery:

dririan Re:Missing option: end the USPS (564 comments)

I wasn't being entirely serious (obviously you can't email packages, but I didn't really interpret it that way reading it). Perhaps you didn't interpret the sarcasm?

about a year and a half ago
top

On the end of USPS 1st Class Saturday delivery:

dririan Re:Missing option: end the USPS (564 comments)

1) The USPS is NOT a monopoly. You are free to send your mail/packages via FedEx, UPS, DHS, local parcel and gasp e-mail.

Please, please tell me how I should go about sending a package through e-mail. I'll wait here.

about a year and a half ago

Submissions

dririan hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

dririan has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?