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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

kramulous Re:OpenShot 2.0 (223 comments)

I've been using OpenShot heavily lately. I like it.

It has some bugs but it gets the job done. Surprisingly well. The other big thing going for it is that it is incredibly simple to use.

I started to use Blender but I had to abandon it. It was going to require a significant investment of time to be able to do similar stuff. I just don't have the time at the moment.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

kramulous Re:News for nerds, stuff that matters... (784 comments)

It kinda is.

I attribute my total nerdiness to being raised "free range". I was mixing farm chemicals, putting together mechanical graders for fruit classification, architect and building water piping to get water from A to B (trenches go deep when dug by hand), etc. Parents were not around for large periods on time.

Mind you, this was a thousand kilometres from the nearest capital city in Australia. Right out in the bush. Shit was pretty wild there.

I'm a mathematician now. Well, with a good helping of computer science. Did ten years of supercomputing before starting my own tech company.

Yeah, lock those parents up for neglect.

about two weeks ago
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Bots Scanning GitHub To Steal Amazon EC2 Keys

kramulous Re:Sounds like multiple failures (119 comments)

No. It is a big fucking problem of Amazon that IAM S3 keys can be used outside S3. A BIG FUCKING problem! A major security incident.

They, Amazon, need to sort their shit out. If I have IAM keys that are S3 read only on a certain bucket, then I EXPECT that it is read only on that bucket. If somebody has those keys, then all I want them to do is to read from that bucket. Not start EC2 instances, or change my Route53 records, or anything else.

This is Amazon's fault. No two way about it.

If somebody got the keys via github, then all they should have been able to do was what they were permitted to by those keys. PERIOD!

about a month ago
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Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry

kramulous Re: Again... (278 comments)

Exploited routers, pry the handshake where you know keys are being exchanged, collection and brute force. An organisation with the budget, people, knowledge and will can make magic happen.

Article even talks about placing stooges in security and standards groups to subterfuge weaker methods (by weaker, i mean in the first three of the NSA's five level rating).

about a month ago
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Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry

kramulous Re: Again... (278 comments)

Article talks about VPN being no problem ... surveil 20,000 vpn connections per hour in 2011.

about a month ago
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Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

kramulous Re:Algorithms (161 comments)

Hi,

    I'm Australian. So as far as you possibly can get from technology and innovation.

    I can understand the need for a specific language from a technology giant. When you build the hardware platform as complex as these guys probably have, with the type, and volume (in space and time), of data they have from customers hitting various services, it makes sense to have an internal language that understands how the data is stored and when wanting to run queries you want them to be run in an efficient manner. And I'm not talking about efficient as in fast. I'm also talking about the thousands of other people who also want to run queries. I'd want a language that natively understands queuing, scheduling and load balancing so not to disrupt the normal operations. If you don't, you can bring hardware to its knees very quickly.

    I get it. I'd do the same thing. The wrong type of generic programming could potentially be very bad for a company whose job it is to deliver consistent service.

about 2 months ago
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How Alibaba Turned November 11 Into the World's Biggest Online Shopping Day

kramulous Re:I won't be part of this (115 comments)

Could also be because this Remembrance Day marks 100 years of the start of World War I.

But sure, two soldiers killed is also significant.

about 3 months ago
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How Alibaba Turned November 11 Into the World's Biggest Online Shopping Day

kramulous Re:Armistice Day (115 comments)

Forgot to mention.

Anzac day is a big deal as well as Remembrance Day. But that is more that we acknowledge how our commonwealth masters dictated us to our mass slaughter on a foreign soil whom we didn't have a particular argument with. My great grandfather got a VC there but plenty other relatives died. We're all still in awe, anger and sad about it.

For what it is worth, I'm still for the Monarchy. Mainly because I don't trust an Australian in the position.

about 3 months ago
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How Alibaba Turned November 11 Into the World's Biggest Online Shopping Day

kramulous Re:Armistice Day (115 comments)

Not true. We (Australia, and I'm guessing NZ as well) observe the minute silence, nation wide, in schools, workplaces and homes at 11am. It's a big thing here.

about 3 months ago
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Australian Post Office Opens Mail Forwarding Warehouse In the USA

kramulous Re: Other prisons are the same (142 comments)

Hahaha .... I'd never considered that. I had never bothered even looking for an uncensored image which probably supports this way of thinking further.

It now seems to me that the uproar was indeed justified. Carry on friends.

about 3 months ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

kramulous Re:Any effective opposition to this? (182 comments)

Whoa ... What have you been smoking?

Not that I think what you are saying is not possible, more that it will take the Australian government (and associated agencies) more coordination, competence and unity to reach such abilities. And I've never been witness to any such of the three stated capabilities.

about 3 months ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

kramulous Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (431 comments)

We have a consumer law here in Aus that states that any edible produce sold must display clearly (along with price) where the item was grown, caught, processed, etc. We know where that fish and shrimp were caught.

So, we do see a lot of garlic coming from China (all that treated, bone white stuff), but we can easily see that and what has been grown locally as well so those of us who cook, pick that one. I'm not saying it is perfect, but it is a little bit of power to the consumer. Very stiff penalties for those making false or misleading representations.

about 7 months ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

kramulous Re:Depends on the dish (285 comments)

Not true, at all. Typical of sweeping generalisations.

It is a spice. Like any other. When in combination with other spices and flavours, it can enhance. Example, a sweet dish with a dash of spice can completely change the flavour journey.

You also learn to become tolerant to capsaicin. After a while, the burn no longer occurs and you enjoy the flavour it has, the taste sensation. Like building a tolerance to all the other spices.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

kramulous Re:games (669 comments)

+1 Minecraft

When I get any time. I cannot be bothered setting up Starcraft II on linux again (with the 10GB updates). Only commented for the bot that will sift the results.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

kramulous Re:I notice you vaguely said 'medical professional (308 comments)

I don't think it is irrelevant.

My of my friends are specialist surgeons ( I was meant to be one but had a far greater draw to mathematics, computing and engineering) and the extra research and learning work I have to put in far exceeds theirs. Admittedly, in the first 15 years (ages 18-33) they *may* have been ahead given the exams they needed to pass to qualify for 'x', but since, their research hours have dropped substantially. Mine however are as high as ever. I would easily put in an average of 20 hours per week of extra study, reading, investigation and experimentation. That would be averaged over the last five years (I'm 36).

It is Saturday morning here, I have my coffee and am doing the quick fly around of 'technical' websites first before I do a deep dive into how I can efficiently and reliably get seamless, high (ish) data volume exchange from a multitude of browsers to a backend compute cluster for interactive data exploration securely. It will take most of my time up until Christmas Day. I'm on 'holidays'.

This is normal. Those that do this stay relevant. Those who don't will not have employment in 5 years.

about a year ago
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Australia's $44B Broadband Network May Settle For Fiber Near the Home

kramulous Fuck you Rupert Murdoch! (229 comments)

Rich prick didn't like the idea of losing his total control of media, so began a relentless attack of the previous government using the current media he has at his control. All sorts of brainwashing techniques were used. It worked.

We had a chance and we blew it.

about a year ago
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Fighting Zombies? Chevrolet Reveals New "Black Ops" Concept Truck

kramulous Re:Thanks (220 comments)

Doesn't it worry you how much 'glass' there is in the front?

Slow moving zombies, sure. But fast, angry zombies would punch a hole in that in no time.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should More Math and Equations Be Used In the Popular Press?

kramulous Re:Arthur C Clarke (385 comments)

Me ... waaaaaay off.

Thanks.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should More Math and Equations Be Used In the Popular Press?

kramulous Arthur C Clarke (385 comments)

Didn't Arthur C Clarke have this argument with his publishers? Every equation resulted in a 80% reduction in audience?

Something to that effect.

about a year and a half ago

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CSIRO Wins Landmark Wi-Fi Settlement

kramulous kramulous writes  |  more than 5 years ago

suolumark (977841) writes "The CSIRO has won what could be a landmark settlement from Hewlett Packard over the use of patented wireless technology. The settlement ended HP's involvement in a four-year lawsuit brought by the CSIRO on a group of technology companies, in which the organisation was seeking royalties for wi-fi technology that is used extensively on laptops and computers worldwide.

CSIRO spokesman Luw Morgan earlier said legal action was continuing against 13 companies: Intel, Dell, Toshiba, Asus, Netgear, D-Link, Belkin, SMC, Accton, 3-Com, Buffalo, Microsoft and Nintendo."
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CSIRO wins landmark wi-fi settlement

kramulous kramulous writes  |  more than 5 years ago

suolumark (977841) writes "The CSIRO has won what could be a landmark settlement from Hewlett Packard over the use of patented wireless technology. The settlement ended HP's involvement in a four-year lawsuit brought by the CSIRO on a group of technology companies, in which the organisation was seeking royalties for wi-fi technology that is used extensively on laptops and computers worldwide.

CSIRO spokesman Luw Morgan earlier said legal action was continuing against 13 companies: Intel, Dell, Toshiba, Asus, Netgear, D-Link, Belkin, SMC, Accton, 3-Com, Buffalo, Microsoft and Nintendo."

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