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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

eexaa Re:Good thing technology never moves forward (490 comments)

Yeah. Moreover, if UK Ballistic Police Department couldn't do that, who else would? Nobody, obviously!

I saw like dozens of videos of successful printed guns, did they completely miss that?

about 2 months ago
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Free Can Make You Bleed: the Underresourced Open Source

eexaa Look from the K.I.S.S. side (175 comments)

From a bit different perspective (largely unix-practical) -- when not having enough resources, you are forced to keep stuff simple. That's usually good, isn't it?

Anyway, I always wondered why is OpenSSL such a bloated pile of code. It does one god damn gazillion things tightly packed. Now, TLS implementation itself is pretty simple, Key management tools are pretty simple, PKCS verification tools are pretty simple, mathematics behind that is pretty simple, commandline tools for quickusing the maths are simple, relationship between those entities ("APIs") are well-defined and usually clear. Who stuffed all of it into one project?!

PS. Bonus paranoia&FUD I saw today: http://pastebin.com/gjkivAf3

about 3 months ago
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Major Scientific Journal Publisher Requires Public Access To Data

eexaa The actual result (136 comments)

Tables with improvement percentage readings will be less excellent.

about 5 months ago
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

eexaa Re: LHC didn't destroy the Unvierse? (238 comments)

Looks like anything that's not about beta is offtopic today. All 3 posts.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

eexaa NOP (533 comments)

NOP.

srsly.

about 6 months ago
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NSA Trying To Build Quantum Computer

eexaa RSA is not a "modern encryption" (221 comments)

I mean, we got lots of PQ cryptosystems already working, google for "post-quantum GPG".

about 7 months ago
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The Silk Road Is Back

eexaa The only thing that would make sense... (261 comments)

...is that this instance is run by FBI.

I don't see other reason why anyone would take the risk without - at least - a massive security technology change.

about 9 months ago
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PHP.net Compromised

eexaa Re:Oh the irony (189 comments)

Either that, or missing mysql_escape_string.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mitigating DoS Attacks On Home Network?

eexaa Some simple suggestions (319 comments)

If you are not actually _hosting_ the game (in which case you are f-ed, because you simply need to examine all the packets by yourself, but from the fact you were not talking about any server I somehow suppose that you are just connecting), carrier-grade or similar NAT perfectly solves this problem. Your ISP should be able to hide you in an inner network in no time this way.

about 9 months ago
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Pentagon Spent $5 Billion For Weapons On Day Before Shutdown

eexaa Hey guys, seriously. (286 comments)

Stop whining for money.
Stop envying money.
Stop money.
It will be cool.

about 10 months ago
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UK ISP Filter Will Censor More Than Porn

eexaa "Web forums" (329 comments)

...seriously?

On the other hand, more stuff they block, more users will opt out. I guess it can easily become a "traditional first thing you do with Internet", like removing IE and installing fox/chrome is now.

about a year ago
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My NSA-induced paranoia level:

eexaa Honestly, (290 comments)

all this "polls" nonsense is useless now. Just ask NSA, they know what you'd say.

1 year,2 days
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosting Git Repositories?

eexaa Re:gitlab (165 comments)

The single best thing about GitLab is the usage concept. The whole thing screams "Hey, use me, it will work correctly, look nicely and there will be a bonus feature!"

We were using Redmine+gitolite for issues&code review&hosting before, and the programmers didn't really like to touch it very much because there was a plenty of form-filling for every issue/milestone, git integration was somehow weird, etc. I was surprised how migration to GitLab improved the way they document&fix stuff and help each other with their work.

Programmers love GitLab.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosting Git Repositories?

eexaa Re: gitlab (165 comments)

To be honest, the updates aren't such a big deal. I was running and upgrading it through versions 2.x to 5.1 (or whatever is recent), and all updates went like:

- git fetch
- git checkout version-x.y
- copypaste upgrade script commands from the web
- service gitlab restart

there has not been a single error in the upgrade process, ever.

about a year ago
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Too Perfect a Mirror

eexaa Sounds like... (192 comments)

...someone has been using Internets as a backup machine? :)

about a year ago
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Eric Schmidt To Sell Up To 42% of Stake In Google

eexaa Re:Time to haul the red herrings (183 comments)

Moreover, I'm kindof expecting something like "Eric Schmidt buys SpaceX and travels to Mars" in following weeks.

about a year and a half ago

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Simpler and/or more efficient Autotools replacement?

eexaa eexaa writes  |  more than 2 years ago

eexaa (1252378) writes "As you probably might have noticed, common ./configure script size grew to around half megabyte today, and even with simplest and smallest projects, running it can take around a minute on older or embedded systems.
I was wondering how nice it would be to have a tool that can take input similar to autotools (list of targets to build and list of things to check for), could produce a configure script that isn't bloated (and doesn't explicitly check for all obsolete things that happened more than 20 years ago), would possibly live without m4 (or any other intermediate layers) and doesn't expect installation on user side (which is exactly the wrong thing about SCons, CMake and similar systems). And yes, I believe that sacrificing some not-longer-needed compatibility for efficiency would be fine today.
So — are any Slashdotters aware of some software or a set of mystic autotools tweaks that would make this possible?"
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Efficient Autotools Replacement?

eexaa eexaa writes  |  more than 3 years ago

eexaa (1252378) writes "As you probably might have noticed, common ./configure script size grew to around half MB today, and even with simplest and smallest projects, running it can take around a minute on older/embedded system.
I was wondering that it would be nice to have a tool that can take input similar to autotools (list of targets to build and list of things to check for), can produce a configure script that isn't bloated (and doesn't explicitly check for all obsolete things that happened 20yrs ago), possibly lives without m4 (which is just plain ugly) and doesn't expect installation on user side (like SCons, CMake and other systems usually do). And yes, I believe that sacrificing some unneeded compatibility for efficiency would be fine today.
So — are any Slashdotters aware of some software or a set of mystic autotools tweaks that could help me solving this, or should I rather just sit down and code it?"
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Where do all the milw0rmers go now?

eexaa eexaa writes  |  more than 4 years ago

eexaa (1252378) writes "No matter whether you noticed it or not, milw0rm is mostly dead since late September, and no one seems to be doing much about it. If we don't care about possible malicious usage of the actual exploits, milw0rm was one of the main resources for all the sysadmins who tried to stay secure and didn't have time/money/connections for security experts that would do it for them, or for living in complicated and unfriendly underground networks. Question is simple — Where do all the happy followers go now for their nicely-packed exploit listing? Are there any replacements? If not, is there some other good-enough information source I've missed?"
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