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Attacked By Anonymous, HBGary Pulls Out of RSA

iammani Re:What. The. FUCK (415 comments)

Yeah, we should not. But we shouldnt post lies about them or take part in a smear campaign about them either.

more than 3 years ago
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The Seven Types of Hackers

iammani Re:Missed some (178 comments)

Probably some others.

You mean He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

more than 3 years ago
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Common Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin

iammani Re:We don't use sudo? (592 comments)

When your job is entirely about being root

I somehow doubt that. Does every process you create need root privilege? Do you ever use grep (or awk or sed) and do you really need to run it with root privileges?
 
With sudo you can selective run commands with root privilege.

more than 3 years ago
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E-Book Lending Stands Up To Corporate Mongering

iammani Re:You aren't buying a book. (259 comments)

What does your friend being single have to do with DRM/ebooks?

more than 3 years ago
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Is Algeria Deleting Facebook Accounts?

iammani Re:Unencrypted cookie auths (217 comments)

Auth cookies cannot help you delete accounts (or even change password) in well-designed site. The website prompts for the password to make sure its you.

more than 3 years ago
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Leaked Cables Reveal US Thinks Saudi Oil Reserves May Be Overstated

iammani Re:Thank goodness for Canada (385 comments)

Died from death.

Offtopic, but this is the first time I hear this phrase!

more than 3 years ago
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Teacher Suspended Over Blog About Students

iammani Link to her blog post (634 comments)

Here is a google cache of her blog post. To me, its seems she just had to vent it out. Judge it for yourselves.

more than 3 years ago
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Secret Plan To Kill Wikileaks With FUD Leaked

iammani Re:Gandhi (246 comments)

Mmmm... So, first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win, then they shoot you?

more than 3 years ago
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Feds Settle Case of Woman Fired Over Facebook Posts

iammani Re:Ruling doesn't affect Internet blocking (316 comments)

Agreed! But they should not be able fire people for criticizing their bosses or their employer.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PS3 Hack

iammani Re:So what does Google actually log? (437 comments)

Of course it does. It cost nothing to log every meaningful request from any user/ip.

more than 3 years ago
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Anniston, Alabama To Censor Employees' Facebook Pages

iammani Re:1st A... (338 comments)

Yeah, this is about workers rights, not 1st A.

more than 3 years ago
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Bing Is Cheating, Copying Google Search Results

iammani Re:homework analogies aside (693 comments)

I dont think it can understand the search term, if it were not specifically targeting google.

more than 3 years ago
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Bing Is Cheating, Copying Google Search Results

iammani Re:homework analogies aside (693 comments)

It would be completely acceptable if the information were publicly available.But what Bing Toolbar (allegedly) does is, when you visit google, it saves your search keyword and the results and sends them to Bing servers. And when someone else searches for similar keywords on Bing, it display these results. This in my opinion is not acceptable.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Flaw Lets Password Variants Through

iammani Re:it is like this for other sites too... (159 comments)

Wow, I cannot believe that a bank would allow such lax passwords. I have a password with almost equal number of small caps and capital caps characters (typing it involves a lot of 'shift' key press and release). I guess I must have been a moron for creating a complicated password and remembering it!

more than 3 years ago
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What Exactly Is a Galaxy?

iammani Re:Standard for astronomy. (225 comments)

There is no "official" difference between "ocean" and "sea", either.

Is there a difference (even unofficially)?

more than 3 years ago

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Obama announces Nuclear plant plans

iammani iammani writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iammani (1392285) writes "Saying “this is only the beginning,’’ President Obama revealed $8 billion in loan guarantees yesterday to build a nuclear power plant in Georgia, part of the White House push for new jobs from clean- energy technology."
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Google Enlists NSA to help with Cyber Attacks

iammani iammani writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iammani (1392285) writes "Washington post runs a story about google enlisting NSA to help with cyberattacks. The article begins with "Under an agreement that is still being finalized, the National Security Agency would help Google analyze a major corporate espionage attack that the firm said originated in China and targeted its computer networks, according to cybersecurity experts familiar with the matter. The objective is to better defend Google — and its users — from future attack. ""
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Google to release free GPS app for android.

iammani iammani writes  |  about 5 years ago

iammani (1392285) writes "The blog begins with "Since 2005, millions of people have relied on Google Maps for mobile to get directions on the go. However, there's always been one problem: Once you're behind the wheel, a list of driving directions just isn't that easy to use. It doesn't tell you when your turn is coming up. And if you miss a turn? Forget it, you're on your own.

Today we're excited to announce the next step for Google Maps for mobile: Google Maps Navigation (Beta) for Android 2.0 devices.

This new feature comes with everything you'd expect to find in a GPS navigation system, like 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting. But unlike most navigation systems, Google Maps Navigation was built from the ground up to take advantage of your phone's Internet connection.""

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Hackers make spoof annnouncement of Jobs death

iammani iammani writes  |  more than 5 years ago

iammani (1392285) writes "Hackers have hijacked a web feed of the Macworld 2009 conference to make spoof announcements about the death of Steve Jobs. The micro-blogging feed at Macrumorslive.com was running smoothly through the first 23 minutes of the keynote speech given my Phil Schiller, senior vice president of marketing at Apple. Then a message saying: "Steve Jobs just died" was posted. Three minutes later, the feed clarified: "Retraction on Steve Jobs comment ... we don't know how that got in our feed. Steve did not die." That prompted another message saying: "Oh wait, sorry, Steve did die. Our condolences." Link :http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/apple/4160810/Macworld-2009-Hackers-make-spoof-annnouncement-of-Steve-Jobs-death.html"
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Blind Man Navigates Obstacle Maze Unaided

iammani iammani writes  |  more than 5 years ago

iammani (1392285) writes "Nytimes runs a story about a blind man (blind because of damaged visual cortex) successfully navigating an obstacle maze, unaided. Scientists have shown for the first time, that it is possible for people who are blinded because of damage to the visual (striate) cortex can navigate by "blindsight", through which they can detect things in their vicinity without being aware of seeing them."
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Warner Music pulls videos off YouTube

iammani iammani writes  |  more than 5 years ago

iammani (1392285) writes "

Warner Music Group ordered YouTube on Saturday to remove all music videos by its artists from the popular online video-sharing site after contract negotiations broke down.The talks fell apart early on Saturday because Warner wants a bigger share of the huge revenue potential of YouTube's massive visitor traffic. There were no reports on what Warner was seeking. "We simply cannot accept terms that fail to appropriately and fairly compensate recording artists, songwriters, labels and publishers for the value they provide," Warner said in a statement.

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AmnestyInterna. slams India's New Anti-Terror Bill

iammani iammani writes  |  more than 5 years ago

iammani (1392285) writes "

The London-based human rights group called on President Pratibha Patil not to approve the legislation, which would double the number of days police can detain terror suspects before filing charges, from 90 days to 180, as well as boost their powers to conduct searches.

"India's experience with previous anti-terrorism laws has shown that they can lead to abusive practices," Amnesty said.

A similar law enacted by the previous govt, POTA, was used twice (out of five times it was used) to arrest politician of opposition party. I hope this new bill proposed, does not turn into yet another POTA."
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