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Cops Can Crack an iPhone In Under Two Minutes

gnud Re:4-digit pass code... (375 comments)

Well, iphones are often set to wipe "automatically" after 4 failed attempts.

more than 2 years ago
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Cambridge's Capsicum Framework Promises Efficient Security For UNIX/ChromeOS

gnud Re:Android? (87 comments)

When a process does a system call, the control goes to the kernel. The kernel looks up the capabilities of the process that made the call, and actually, you know, uses them.

more than 2 years ago
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More On Why It Stinks To Work At Zynga

gnud Re:Ah, capitalism. (325 comments)

What are your sources for those numbers? They don't seem completely off, but it would be nice to know what year they were from, etc.

Those 20% include several lumped-together categories. 20% were on different kinds of welfare in 2010, but that includes the disabled (not sure what year your 12% is from, though - hard without sources...), a special early retirement program, and welfare directed to getting people back into work.

Also, note that close to all teachers - from kindergarten up to and including university, most doctors and most nurses are employed by the government in Norway and other Scandinavian countries.

about 3 years ago
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B&N Pummels Microsoft Patent Claims With Prior Art

gnud Re:Why did everyone else pay? (332 comments)

Not sure if it's a good legal strategy to withhold the patents you think the defendants are infringing, during discovery. IANAL, but that sounds like acting in bad faith to me.

more than 3 years ago
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Hamburg To Fine Facebook Over Facial Recognition Feature

gnud Re:lol (195 comments)

You know Facebook has an office in Hamburg, presumably to sell ad space?

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Patents Module-Based Smartphone

gnud Re:Awesome (101 comments)

Have you got a 100% efficient battery? 0o

more than 3 years ago
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A Talk With Syllable OS Lead Developer Kaj de Vos

gnud Re:Why assembly? (121 comments)

What? Syllable is in C and C++, with only a few pieces of assembly. I think you read the linked article about MenuetOS.

more than 3 years ago
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Michael Mann Vindicated (Again) Over Climategate

gnud Re:AGW (961 comments)

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/co2-in-ice-cores/

Excerpt:
In other words, CO2 does not initiate the warmings, but acts as an amplifier once they are underway. From model estimates, CO2 (along with other greenhouse gases CH4 and N2O) causes about half of the full glacial-to-interglacial warming.

more than 3 years ago
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California DNA Collection Law Struck Down

gnud Re:Suspicion comes before arrest? (192 comments)

Well, what if there's no DNA in evidence to compare the sample against? With this law, a sample would be taken anyway.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Public Email Needs a Police Force

gnud Re:gmail and yahoo have procedures for reporting s (133 comments)

It's nice that you always remember which buisnesses are allowed to send you newsletters.

Don't you think it's plausible that someone signs up for a newsletter, and when they get it 3 weeks later have forgotten, and mark it as "spam"? Wouldn't that be a problem with the suggested anti-spam system, especially for smaller buisnesses?

more than 3 years ago
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DOJ: We Can Force You To Decrypt That Laptop

gnud Re:Case history for compelling key to open box? (887 comments)

If there is incriminating evidence on the harddrive, then the police already have it. She would be pointing out the incriminating parts of the harddrive by providing a key, and therefore she would become a witness against herself.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Moving From *nix To Windows Automation?

gnud Re:Don't do it... (427 comments)

You can call the powershell modules from any .NET-language, as long as the windows automation libraries are installed - and Exchange needs those anyway.

So no, you don't _need_ to use powershell. But you might as well.

more than 3 years ago
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KDE 4.6.3 Released

gnud Re:I wonder. (105 comments)

Well, you can browse the local SMB network with ease - and all KDE programs can read/write to SMB shares automagically.

more than 3 years ago
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China Plans Space Station By 2020

gnud Re:Chinese GDP (293 comments)

See, the fun thing about a centralized government is that they can decide to lower prices on those buildings, to minimize losses. I guess you already know about most of the not-so-fun-things, so I won't list them all here :)

more than 3 years ago
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5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study

gnud Re:Not that surprising, actually (468 comments)

KDE's release wasn't really that disasturous. They released their platform, which was pretty ready to start building on top of.
Now naturally all the "ultra-hip", "cutting edge" distros had to include the incomplete KDE 4 desktop, instead of the stable 3.5 one, when they could have just shipped the libraries; they can live side-by-side.

more than 3 years ago
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Fired Gucci Employee Accused of Attacking Network

gnud Re:Hacking (62 comments)

It's not modifying society, it's leveraging how a society behaves to achieve your goal.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Remove Samba From OS X 10.7 Because of GPLv3

gnud Re:GPL is the problem (1075 comments)

My idea was to give every user a CA cert that was trusted on THEIR device, and none other. No need for any OCSP, only user-compiled source would run without being signed by Apple, and it would only run on their own device.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Remove Samba From OS X 10.7 Because of GPLv3

gnud Re:GPL is the problem (1075 comments)

The simple way would be to generate a "private" developer certificate to go with every phone.
Whooo, GPL3 problem solved.

more than 3 years ago
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Open-Source Bach; Copyright-Free Goldbergs

gnud Copyright free scores already exist... (106 comments)

While I'm certainly not opposed to the idea, both scores and recordings exists that are out of copyright. Bach is probably one of the easier composers to get hold of both scores and recordings.

There are several copyright-free scores at IMLSP (direct link).

more than 3 years ago

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