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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.

4 days ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 1 month ago

Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

klui Re:Annoying. (347 comments)

Heard good things about xmission.

about 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago
top Ends Free Dynamic DNS

klui Re:Viable Replacement? (242 comments)

I got an account to 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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

klui Re:As Frontalot says (631 comments)

Ask that to people who have lost homes.

about 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

klui Re:"Looks like we got ourselves a thinker!" (412 comments)

No, some people don't like it because Chu would have smoked them with his style of play. People watching wouldn't be able to feel "superior" even though playing along has advantages.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Extends Updates For Windows XP Security Products Until July 2015

klui Re:*sigh* (417 comments)

just opened most used and largest excel workbook (~1.3MB) and excel memory usage was ~4.3M memory use and 9.1M VM size (in task manager)(winxp sp3)(excel 2003). Cannot imagine excel taking up more than 1GB except if there is a memory leak.

You need to imagine harder or don't do a lot using Excel.

I have a 100+MB spreadsheet that's connected to a database back end with pivot tables and graphs/charts. Open it up and it takes around 400MB. Imagine developing it. You would have lots of other programs/clients opened as you're integrating everything together. I very much doubt you could have developed it under XP 32-bit or you would have had to do so much finagling you would have gladly punted the machine.

about 6 months ago


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