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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

higuita Re:OpenSSL OR... (304 comments)

Let then eat their dog food! if they want to take other people code without helping back.

If they don't like it anything in the code, they should improve it and release it to the world or for ever maintain a internal version...

if they know better, they don't be afraid of the GNU part and collaborate in the gnutls development. Please note that the gnutls is LGPL, so they are free to use it in commercial programs, as long any change to the gnutls is released... nothing more.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

higuita OpenSSL OR... (304 comments)

Or simply support and use the GnuTLS!

both have their own set of problems, but at least now you have the a alternative.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

higuita Don't be a idiot! (187 comments)

Unless you known exactly what you are doing, what ports you have open and what are the risks of each, you SHOULD USE a firewall... ALWAYS!! no matter if you are using windows, macosx or linux.

IIRC, Ubuntu brings no open port for default, so that is why it don't have a default firewall, but if you start installing programs, specially server programs, you should
configure a firewall in a correct way.

I use a old script called gShield on older machined and fwbuilder on newer ones. I also use custom iptables scripts. If you know a little about networks, building a firewall isn't hard, try it!.

about three weeks ago
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Speedy Attack Targets Web Servers With Outdated Linux Kernels

higuita Re:where's the door? (93 comments)

because is the default kernel from RHEL: 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5

about a month ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

higuita Re:so much for untracability (173 comments)

all transactions are public... who said that bitcoin aren't traceable? they are anonymous as if you shut up, no one knows to whom that address belongs

about a month ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

higuita Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (173 comments)

you can fake US dollars ... you can fake a bitcoin ... at least, not yet... maybe with quantum computers?! :)

it is hard to fake US dollars transations ... you can't fake a bitcoin transaction (again, until we get quantum computers!)

you can stole both if the owner is not careful enough

so yes.... theoretically bitcoin is more secure, you have better tools to control it than to control US dollars... now if you are stupid, you may still lose then easily

about a month ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

higuita Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (173 comments)

you don't use computer right? when did a version number had anything to do with the quality of the software?

about a month ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

higuita Re:Just in time for another price dive (173 comments)

It is possible to have a wallet that requires 2 signature to make a valid transaction (good for companies) and also, a wallet that may be operated by one of 2 private keys ( good for couples or partners)

It is not much different from hiding the gold. if you are the only one that knows where it is, it may be lost after you are dead (people may find a "treasure" later, as people may "guess" a password later)

about a month ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

higuita send then to other country! (653 comments)

Just sent then to other country... sell then there or paint then to other color.

about a month ago
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Google To Replace GTK+ With Its Own Aura In Chrome

higuita Re:Google's Aura (240 comments)

QT with LGPL could be used freely by google... maybe the problem is control... they could not control GTK and may have fear that QT could neither be controlled by then... Or is just another NIH attack!

about a month and a half ago
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The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery

higuita Re:Aircraft that fly in V formation like ducks (461 comments)

simple ... a V have at least 3 points... now take one out on the ends... you get a \ or a /
It's not a Literal V, but it is still a V formation! :)

about a month and a half ago
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Crytek Ports CRYENGINE To Linux Support Ahead of Steam Machines Launch

higuita Re:Linux sales figures (132 comments)

If you are on steam, if a game you already have is ported to linux, you will get access to the new port for free. Then you play it and the publishers can see how many people use linux... so it's almost as you really buy the linux version.

Of course, it's always preferred to buy the linux version when it is released, so the publisher can see a nice spike on sales when the linux version is released

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

higuita kiskis (445 comments)

I use kiskis, a program just like keepas, but older, in java and uses AES to encrypt the file.... choose a good password as master password and you are good to go!

The java allow me to run in almost any system, have the program and the encrypted db in a pendrive (where i have some basic passwords) and i also have my main password db at home. For more important passwords, i ssh to home, do a quick gpg -d password.db.gpg | less and search for the password.

This way i can access the passwords from whatever i am, i have the the passwords in a standard secure encryption and in a secure location (home and office) on different passwords db for different objectives

about 2 months ago
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows

higuita Re:Nice to have the choice (255 comments)

The problem is choice.
Users don't mind changing, but they want to revert or change thing that don't like. Ubuntu and gnome3 are 3 of the main examples where the choice is removed from you, because they "know better" and "it's too hard for normal users". This of course created rage among the "advanced" (or simply older) users, even more when most of the time the only solution is a radical change of distro/desktop environment.

What is good for one guy might not be for the next one, without a proper fallback, the "next guy" is left out in the cold

about 2 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

higuita Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

No, he can still play... just don't cheat!!
This way his DNS history will be totally safe

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

higuita Re:Why? (2219 comments)

that is where you are wrong!

most of the net works fine without javascript... yes, you lose ads... you lose some advanced sites... but you can use the net and reach most of the main content just fine.

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

higuita Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

Most of us are scientists, engineers, developers, administrators... all technical people, who usually don't care about design, but care about usability and speed (ie: we are all lazy, want as much information as possible, as fast as possible, with the little trouble as possible)

If you are trying to fish "normal" people, by cutting out classic, slashdot will stop being a technical site

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

higuita Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

The classic design in 2014? Not too bad. The classic design in 2018? Probably not going to cut it.

why?
slashdot have the same design since 1997 and i don't people complain...
yes, the site changes, it is more dynamic, comments can be collapse, submit comments without reloading, etc but the classic design worked fine for 17 years

Want to change? fine, the classic must still be used and switched to in a easy way (i don't want to click in 3 places to change the view, every time i open slashdot on a new computer/use privacy mode/use a javascriptless browser)

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

higuita Re:Fuckbeta (2219 comments)

show off ! :)

about 3 months ago

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How to comunicate Faster-Than-Light

higuita higuita writes  |  1 year,23 days

higuita (129722) writes "With faster technologies showing up everyday, people need to prepare in advance the problems of faster-than-light communication. The main problem is that packages will arrive to the destination before they are sent, forcing a huge redesign of most protocols. Read here the first draft RFC. Any network expert is free to help fine tune this draft."
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Bounty to fix page or firefox

higuita higuita writes  |  more than 6 years ago

higuita (129722) writes "In this blog post (yes, darkgreen text over black, just select it to read), the Portuguese government is paying 1000€ for someone to fix a problem with the https://private.eu2007.pt/ page/certificate. This page works fine in all other browsers, but in mozilla ones it fail to check the certificate, due a problem reported in bug 245609. Read the blog post for more information and start hacking!! Lets seen how long it takes. :)"

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