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WPA/WPA2 Cracking With CPUs, GPUs, and the Cloud

elsJake Re:brute farce (106 comments)

Just use keys longer than 23 chars , alphanumeric + special chars , and use a nonstandard SSID for the network (treat as a password, it's used to salt the key derived from your PSK). All this on WPA2/AES and you should be considered secure.

more than 3 years ago
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GPRS Can Be Hacked Easily, Claims German Researcher

elsJake Re:Very interesting (50 comments)

They probably used the C123 from Motorola/

more than 3 years ago
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Using Brain Waves Can Shorten Braking Distance

elsJake Re:Too much potential for false alarm (90 comments)

Or maybe he doesn't have a clutch.
Euro cars have clutch on left , break+gas on right.

more than 3 years ago
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Seigniorage Hack Could Resolve Debt Limit Crisis

elsJake Re:+1 unintentional irony (696 comments)

Fair point , collage was actually free but i could've used the beer money.
And before anybody asks , no i couldn't just exchange the currency when it went downhill , the money was locked away until i turned 18.
Anybody holding large amounts of USD should whoever immediately buy something more stable , like gold.

more than 3 years ago
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Seigniorage Hack Could Resolve Debt Limit Crisis

elsJake Re:Inflation (696 comments)

I currently have like a gazillion $ on a type of cheque from my grandpa. Should've paid for collage. It's worth nothing after the local currency went through massive inflation.

more than 3 years ago
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Evaluating the Capabilities of Chip-Sized Spacecraft

elsJake Re:How big of a rocket? (96 comments)

You'd still loose gas , although at a slower pace. Hydrogen/Helium atoms are small enough that they can and do pass through the balloon material .

more than 3 years ago
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UK Taxpayers' Money Getting Wasted On IT Spending

elsJake You're all too civilised for all of this (174 comments)

Let me break it down , there's two possible reasons.
One , as other readers have suggested , the article might be purposely omitting various facts or mixing up total cost of ownership with purchase value.
Two , it's not that the buyers were stupid , they might be to some extent (not knowing the market well enough to shop around for the best deal) but that doesn't cover such a deep discrepancy.
Most often than not , at least in the ex soviet block , these things are done to take money away from the institution. The buyers just agree with the sellers to up the cost dramatically and get a part of that money back as incentive to do it. And these things happen ALL THE TIME , in all corners of all public institutions. That's why these states are doing so poorly , budget wise. It's called corruption.
This may come as a shocker to you if you were brought up in some place where these are not common day activities. Criminal penalties should be enforced against such wrongdoers.
I can not emphasise enough , this is the kind of stuff that brings a nation down , one expensive toilet seat at a time.

more than 3 years ago
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IBM Speeds Storage With Flash: 10B Files In 43 Min

elsJake You can DIY it in linux. (76 comments)

Some filesystems allow you to store the journal on a different disk , such as a SSD

more than 3 years ago
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UK Sticks With Nuclear Power

elsJake Re:Obvious (334 comments)

Transporting energy has losses , you know , electrical resistance and all that jazz.

more than 3 years ago
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When AIM Was Our Facebook

elsJake Re:Strange (395 comments)

Actually IRC was massively popular in Romania in the 90's. Everybody would hop on dial-up after 8:00 pm when the phone tariffs where lower. It was not just for the technical. Radio stations used to read comments and play tracks requested on IRC.
Undernet was _the_ network of servers to hang on , huge wars took place for control of popular channels. Meanwhile everybody was looking for a "non-free" email account (non yahoo/msn , etc ) so they could register with Undernet and have their ip hidden.
Later on everything moved on to msn and yahoo messenger , the victor being yahoo in the end. Currently facebook seems to rule the masses after everybody migrated off of hi5 or myspace.

more than 3 years ago
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Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Persistent Bacteria Go Down

elsJake Food (166 comments)

Most antibiotics are to be taken just after a meal , when your blood sugar levels are peaking.
However , maybe a little more sugar wouldn't be a bad idea.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

elsJake Re:Step 1 (480 comments)

Out of my hands , haven't worked there in a while. Anyway , we had them set on top of an UPS just to avoid this kind of crap.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

elsJake Re:Step 1 (480 comments)

Yep , dead serious.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

elsJake Re:Step 1 (480 comments)

HP bought 3com ?
We're screwed , 3com switches - never had a problem
Hp procurve switches ? Locking up like it's crazy on the slightest electrical fluctuation , pos hardware.

more than 3 years ago
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Nikon's Image Authentication Insecure

elsJake Right (106 comments)

Not like anybody would've expected that ...no way ...

more than 3 years ago
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Kentucky Man Builds Bourbon Powered Car

elsJake The important part (190 comments)

Bourbon is 40% ABV.
Anything under 50% doesn't really burn directly , I'm curious what he did to make it run.
Perhaps using excess engine heat to separate alcohol evaporating it first from the content.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Blames 'External Intrusion' For Lengthy PSN Outage

elsJake Re:Latency is a pathetic excuse. (321 comments)

It's unlikely he'd have 100Mbit on dsl/cable/dialup/wireless and so was probably implying a fttb or ftth connection , therefore low latency

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Blames 'External Intrusion' For Lengthy PSN Outage

elsJake Re:Right... (321 comments)

Pardon ?
It's basically games and everything else you could do with the box. If anything some people bought it considering that the gaming abilities aren't "a major function".
A ps3 is what ? 300 euros. If you split that evenly between processing power , games and a blueray player , that's 100 euros per "major function".
Seems right to me.

more than 3 years ago

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