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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

imbaczek PostresSQL or Riak (272 comments)

Postgres might carry you further than you imagine with hstore and json extensions. I'd also try Riak if you really want NoSQL.

about 5 months ago

Hacker Skips SimCity Full-Time Network Requirement

imbaczek Re:Not a huge surprise... (303 comments)

try reading the review first.

oh wait, forgot this is slashdot. carry on.

about a year and a half ago

Linus Torvalds Advocates For 2560x1600 Standard Laptop Displays

imbaczek Re:Damn it, Torvolds! (661 comments)

bollocks. what's the difference between 2560x1600 and 2560x1920? please don't say you can't put two windows side by side on the latter.

about 2 years ago

Windows 7 Not Getting A Second Service Pack

imbaczek Re:Why? (441 comments)

it was a horror on XP. nowadays i don't even notice it apart from the occasional "reboot me" window.

about 2 years ago

Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol

imbaczek Re:Renewable turtles all the way down (580 comments)

The point is to store energy, not generate it. There's no easy way to store energy available! We make use of what nature stored for us, but that free ride is nearing to an end; what we have here is a small but important contribution to fixing this problem.

about 2 years ago

Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol

imbaczek Re:Net energy? (580 comments)

Of course, that's obvious and not the point. The point is whether the whole idea is worth pursuing. There's a extremely high density battery (read liquid fuels) crisis coming in the next decade or two and inventions like this will help to cushion the fall; question is by how much.

about 2 years ago

Gas Prices Jump; California Hardest Hit

imbaczek Re:Charging Stations? (402 comments)

I highly doubt Mercs G average used/max power ratio is higher than 10%.

about 2 years ago

Thanks For Reading: 15 Years of News For Nerds

imbaczek Re:Thanks (229 comments)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of Soviet Natalie Portman.

about 2 years ago

Planetary Resources Confirms Plan To Mine Asteroids

imbaczek Re:I'll believe it (500 comments)

more like penal colonies...

more than 2 years ago

NASA Wants Green Rocket Fuel

imbaczek Ignition! (185 comments)

Everybody should read one book about rocket propellants: Ignition! by John D. Clark. Apart from it being a good (and hilarious at times) read, it'll also show you why this project will most likely end up being a waste of money.

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu 11.10 Down To 12-Second Boot

imbaczek Re:HDD -- SSD (221 comments)

FYI: already the case in 11.04

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Blocks Google+ App, Google Removes Twitter From Real Time Search

imbaczek Re:Turnaround is fair play (250 comments)

that's only because facebook never allowed google their contacts in the first place.

more than 3 years ago

George RR Martin Finishes A Dance With Dragons

imbaczek Re:HELL YES I WOULD RECOMMEND IT (279 comments)

It's dark, it's gritty, and yet it's redeeming, portrays all the characters as more than one dimensional stock, and manages to include philosophical critiques of the world, religion, philosophy, economics, emotion, and fanaticism of all stripes without breaking stride or tone. It's the only series that has made me care about a couple of villains as well as the heroes. It is simply amazing. Just be warned: to start the series you're going to have to slog through approximately half of "Gardens of the Moon" before you start getting it. Once you do though, you'll be hooked.

if you replace "Gardens of the Moon" with "A Game of Thrones", you get a very good description of a song of fire and ice. which is not at all a bad thing, mind you.

more than 3 years ago

George RR Martin Finishes A Dance With Dragons

imbaczek Re:Pull A Jordan? Seriously? (279 comments)

honestly, there aren't many good guys in the series... and there aren't many purely bad guys, either. mostly it's just people working towards their best interest using more or less shady means.

more than 3 years ago

Tron: Legacy — Too Much Imagination Required?

imbaczek Re:Is it a good movie? (429 comments)

I've seen it two days ago and I can't recommend it, to put it mildly.

more than 3 years ago

There Is No Plan B, the Ugly Transition To IPv6

imbaczek Re:Reclaim Some? (717 comments)

never had to make a vpn between two companies, right? things like vnc repeaters wouldn't be needed anymore.

more than 3 years ago



Generic TLS MITM attack

imbaczek imbaczek writes  |  more than 4 years ago

imbaczek writes "The SSL 3.0+ and TLS 1.0+ protocols are vulnerable to a set of related attacks which allow a man-in-the-middle (MITM) operating at or below the TCP layer to inject a chosen plaintext prefix into the encrypted data stream, often without detection by either end of the connection. This is possible because an “authentication gap” exists during the renegotiation process at which the MitM may splice together disparate TLS connections in a completely standards-compliant way. This represents a serious security defect for many or all protocols which run on top of TLS, including HTTPS."
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State of Creative Labs

imbaczek imbaczek writes  |  more than 6 years ago

imbaczek writes "Creative has a long and rich history, the culmination of which was the creation of the SoundBlaster line of sound cards and the associated audio standard, which brought the full spectrum of synthesized and recorded audio to the PC. Although they have since expanded in to many other markets, Creative has and continues to be primarily a sound company, and was the king of sound cards... until recently."
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Please reboot for the changes to take effect.

imbaczek imbaczek writes  |  about 11 years ago My Windows 98 just rebooted after I moved my mouse. I didn't yet check if changes have taken effect, though.

links 0wnz0r.

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