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Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

klui Re:Someone with no brain is running NASA (162 comments)

> unless you'd like to point out what makes you remotely credible in this field

slashdotter with low id number.

about a week ago
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Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China

klui Re:assholes everywhere (182 comments)

How quickly would those filters clog up when bombarded with concentrated pollutants and probably high heat?

about a month ago
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French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile

klui Re:Um... good for whom in the US? (111 comments)

Free is the French ISP whose business model influenced sonic.net in the US--no limits/caps, all features included for one price. If Free continues its disruptive model, I think that would be a good thing for consumers.

about a month ago
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Exodus Intelligence Details Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In Tails OS

klui Re:They have no accountability (132 comments)

They're either selling or sold the vulnerability to government agencies or just FUD against Tails.

about a month ago
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The Computer Security Threat From Ultrasonic Networks

klui Re:Hardware sampling rates (121 comments)

An easier way is just cheap speakers doing what they do best.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

klui Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

They either need their own repository or clearly mark their changes. In the past, there have been changes where it's not clear what is Mint-specific.

about 3 months ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

klui Re:Annoying. (347 comments)

Heard good things about xmission.

about 3 months ago
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

klui Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

Did they fix the update printing out diffs based on Mint's modifications of some configuration files and one needs to choose the conflict resolution?

about 3 months ago
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Goodbye, Ctrl-S

klui Re:Never used this keystroke (521 comments)

If you've been using computers for 30 years, you should have used it but not in this article's context. My first thought was XON/XOFF was being deprecated, as in ^S/^Q in a TTY.

about 3 months ago
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Your Old CD Collection Is Dying

klui Re:Space is cheap, rip to FLAC (329 comments)

You're assuming the medium in which you've saved your FLAC files is safe from bitrot.

about 3 months ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

klui Re:Viable Replacement? (242 comments)

I got an account to afraid.org several days ago. I thought as an owner of a private domain, you are allowed to reject the subdomains before they can be active. Isn't this so?

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

klui Re:Shorewall (187 comments)

You a word there.

I think you meant Windows does the same thing? Indeed, netsh is used to manage firewall rules on the command line level, and the Windows firewall snapin uses netsh. There are 3rd-party programs that replace the snapin or make it more intuitive like wfc from BiniSoft. I'm not sure if it replaces the regular snapin or runs on top of it.

about 5 months ago
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The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

klui Re:conversational format (142 comments)

Outlook also had AJAX first. GMail was the among the first free webmail to use AJAX.

about 5 months ago
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New Attack Hijacks DNS Traffic From 300,000 Routers

klui Re:Exploit, or dumb users? (105 comments)

I just saw a new AT&T subscriber where its Motorola 3347 router allowed it to be managed via the WAN port. But it does have the password set to a number on the label. Most routers today are capable of TR-069 so the ISPs are more than capable enough to do this management. But do they?

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

klui Re:As Frontalot says (631 comments)

Ask that to people who have lost homes.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

klui Re:As Frontalot says (631 comments)

Exactly this. It's just like PKI is sound but the security of a system comes down to its implementation. Unless these Bitcoin exchanges are audited or have best practices put in place one could never know who the next victim of these hacks would be and therefore a person's wallet would always be in jeopardy. If I were to have a Bitcoin wallet, I would have used Mt. Gox since they're the biggest, oldest, and original founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation. Little did everyone know they could come down so soon.

I'm not against Bitcoin but it's much too soon to start relying on it as a stable currency.

about 6 months ago

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