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You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future

jon787 Re:How would they stop us? (437 comments)

By finally securing the CANbus so that you can't just patch in anywhere and control the car with it.

1 year,8 days

Paul's Call To Abolish the TSA, One Year Later

jon787 How about... (353 comments)

I would like to keep my shoes on and be able to take a 2L through the checkpoint.

about a year and a half ago

Teacher's Aide Fired For Refusing To Hand Over Facebook Password

jon787 Re:The battle now begins. (407 comments)

I believe the legal term is tortious interference and Facebook could pursue civil action for it. Possibly even pursue criminal action under the CFAA by arguing it is still unauthorized access despite the fact that the password was disclosed.

"Tortious interference with contract rights can occur where the tortfeasor convinces a party to breach the contract against the plaintiff, or where the tortfeasor disrupts the ability of one party to perform his obligations under the contract, thereby preventing the plaintiff from receiving the performance promised."

more than 2 years ago

Google Tweaks Algorithm; EHow Traffic Plummets

jon787 Re:like many programmers (286 comments)

Fun Fact: The MS Exchange team thought this was hilarious and named their blog msexchangeteam.com

more than 3 years ago

Workers Will Smash Their PCs To Get an Upgrade

jon787 Re:Solution (533 comments)

Ugh, I worked at a place that was still running P4s, that should have set off alarm bells in my head.

more than 3 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever Gets Delayed - Again

jon787 Re:i remember duke from childhood (222 comments)

It occurs to me that someone may not even have been in HS yet when the game was announced, graduated from HS, gotten a college degree, and could now be working on DNF.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?

jon787 Zombies (562 comments)

I'm well prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

more than 3 years ago

FBI Alleged To Have Backdoored OpenBSD's IPSEC Stack

jon787 Re:But but but (536 comments)

Ah the old NSA DES conspiracy theory. The NSA suggested two changes to DES: 1) shorten the key 2) changed the S-boxes. They gave no public explanation for the latter and for years the story was that this somehow introduced a backdoor into the algorithm. The truth came out over a decade later:

"Some of the suspicions about hidden weaknesses in the S-boxes were allayed in 1990, with the independent discovery and open publication by Eli Biham and Adi Shamir of differential cryptanalysis, a general method for breaking block ciphers. The S-boxes of DES were much more resistant to the attack than if they had been chosen at random, strongly suggesting that IBM knew about the technique in the 1970s. This was indeed the case; in 1994, Don Coppersmith published some of the original design criteria for the S-boxes. According to Steven Levy, IBM Watson researchers discovered differential cryptanalytic attacks in 1974 and were asked by the NSA to keep the technique secret."

Of course, they could still be lying, better keep the tinfoil hat on.

more than 4 years ago

FCC Approves Changes To Cable Box Rules

jon787 Re:TFA is useless; here's the actual order (439 comments)

From the TFO (the fraking order):

In this Third Report and Order ("Order"), we remedy shortcomings in our CableCARD rules in order to improve consumers' experience with retail navigation devices (such as set-top boxes and digital cable-ready television sets) and CableCARDs, the security devices used in conjunction with navigation devices to perform the conditional access functions necessary to access cable services.

Maybe they should get around to actually implementing the provisions of the Telecommunications Act that requires the cable system to be open to innovation!

more than 4 years ago

China Plans To Mine the Yellow Sea Floor

jon787 DUPE! (223 comments)

Old news!

more than 4 years ago

National Ignition Facility Fires 192-Beam Pulse

jon787 Re:Energy Independence (438 comments)

So Michigan is the new middle east, eh?

more than 5 years ago

MediaDefender Explains Itself

jon787 Re:Fry. (395 comments)

If you distribute baking soda (sell/give away/etc) and tell people that its crack, you can be arrested and held to the same liabilities as if you had actually sold crack..in fact..some states have laws to where you'd get charged for selling it, but not possession. Some will tack on an extra charge on top of possession/sale.

Kaffee: It was oregano, Dave. It was 10 dollars worth of oregano.
Lieutenant Dave Spradling: Yeah, but your client thought it was marijuana.
Kaffee: My client's a moron that's not against the law.
Lieutenant Dave Spradling: Kaffee, I have people to answer to just like you do. I'm going to charge him.
Kaffee: With what? Possession of a condiment?

more than 6 years ago




new moderation option

jon787 jon787 writes  |  more than 12 years ago

I suggest a new moderation option. On top of just Troll, Offtopic, Overrated, Flamebait, I suggest "digusting link" or "goatse link" option.


I love procrastination

jon787 jon787 writes  |  more than 12 years ago

"The procrastinator can be motivated to do difficult, timely and important tasks, as long as these tasks are a way of not doing something more important." -- John Perry

I love that quote, its so true. My most productive days are when I have a paper due, because I end up doing all the things I avoided doing for the last month. For example today I did my laundry, took out the trash, cleaned my desk, and took a shower. My paper is due in 6 hours.


alternative procs

jon787 jon787 writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Okay if both AMD and Intel are going to support paladnium, are there any other good chips out there that won't? Obviously AMD and Intel are the big x86 chip makers, are there any other x86 chip makers? How about non-x86 chips? I run Debian Linux and they support alot of different chips.

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