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Ask Slashdot: To Hack Or Not To Hack?

frog51 it is essential you get this right (517 comments)

Some discussion on responsible disclosure over in the Security Stack Exchange site: htt p://security.stackexchange.com/q/52/485

more than 2 years ago
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Details for Guitar Hero 4 Released

frog51 Re:I will not buy two frigging drumsets. (200 comments)

Yes - yes you can use your GH1 and 2 guitars with GH3 and RB. Look for the adapter from the ant commandos web site

more than 5 years ago

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If Crypto is outlawed: confidentiality gone?

frog51 frog51 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

frog51 writes "In certain jurisdictions, use of cryptography by the private sector is limited: e.g. there are reports that in the UAE and other countries not all of the encryption capabilities of the BlackBerry are permitted.

This removes a mainstay of current IT confidentiality. Are there workarounds in place? Or does this potentially break a major modern assumption — that we can secure information wherever we are?

In the 1990s the U.S. government tried to force the use of SkipJack, an encryption mechanism that would have led to all private sector encryption keys being escrowed. That escrow would have been a major target for espionage and terrorism. The US learned from this mistake, but are other regions doomed to repeat it?"

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Journals

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I'm so lazy

frog51 frog51 writes  |  more than 9 years ago See how good I am at keeping my journal up to date! Well, to catch up:

Managed 4 hours 35 in the London Marathon
Got a new kitten (grey persian with bold tiger stripes)
Upgraded to a Subaru Impreza Turbo - wheeeeee

yawn...

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Advertising on Slashdot

frog51 frog51 writes  |  more than 10 years ago A huge Microsoft advert at the right hand side! WTF?

OSDN selling out????

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2004 - Happy New Year

frog51 frog51 writes  |  more than 10 years ago Thought I might as well start this journal - good old New Year resolutions, eh?

Well, I'm in training for the London Marathon this year, having had a pretty poor Edinburgh Marathon in 2003 (got cramp at 11 miles and couldn't shift it, so hobbled in at 6 hours!!!!) so I'm hoping for around a four hour time.

Applied for a ballot place in the Edinburgh Marathon as well just to give me motivation to keep fit after April:-)

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