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R 3.0.0 Released

leromarinvit Re:This is how it should be done ... (75 comments)

LOL. GRASS is a finished product? I would really like that. Maybe I'll download it and check it out again. A year ago I was not impressed.

You're smoking it wrong.

about a year ago
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IRS Spent $60,000 Producing Star Trek Parody

leromarinvit Re:Our Tax Dollars (280 comments)

Like the F-35?

It can't even go to warp.

Sure it can. It just can't do it while it is in the Earth's atmosphere.

Only if you put it in the storage/shuttle bay of a warp-capable vessel, though.

about a year ago
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IRS Spent $60,000 Producing Star Trek Parody

leromarinvit Re:Our Tax Dollars (280 comments)

Well, this is better than some of the things our government spends our tax dollars on...

I agree. Make Star Trek parodies, not war!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?

leromarinvit Don't even try (687 comments)

Just don't. The people who want to pirate will, no matter what you do. Any DRM would only inconvenience legitimate customers. Just make it easy to buy your software for people who want to do so, and provide something worthwhile for the money (e.g. answer support questions, respond to bug reports, etc.)

about a year ago
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The Real Purpose of DRM

leromarinvit DVD players? (213 comments)

I'm confused. Why would anyone care what a DVD player does or doesn't do, when there's a free, high quality, ad-free version of pretty much anything on the Pirate Bay (and countless other distribution channels) that will play on any device, in any way I want, whenever I want?

They can (somewhat, temporarily) control their own distribution channels. But once it's out in the open, any and all control over these closed channels is moot.

about a year ago
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The Accidental Betrayal of Aaron Swartz

leromarinvit Re:Lessons learned (409 comments)

Note: Damn, I only read in the end that you're supposed to provide everything electronically. Spoils half the fun. But the idea is the same - flood them with information that is exactly what they asked for, but completely useless. Also, a carton full of floppies could be considered "electronic"...

Hmm. It says:

You are required to produce all documents, records and data relating to, regarding, or referring to the folliwing:
[...]
Journals, documents, records and data stored by JSTOR;

Great! Download every document from there, print it out.

Means of access to JSTOR;

Print the source code of Firefox, Chromium, lynx, and a disassembly of IE (add in any other browsers you feel like).

Computer software capable of making repeated requests for documents, records and data from JSTOR;

Print out wget, curl, httrack, bash, gcc, glibc, python, ruby, whatever.

Add in articles, websites, manuals, reviews, blog posts, mailing list archives and whatever about all of these, as well as every Wikipedia article even remotely related to computers. Because, well, if you don't know how a transistor works, how can you even begin to understand how all this works?

In other words, hand them a literal truckload of paper. And not only have you complied with what they were asking of you, you've done your absolute best to give them all information you have or could procure pertaining to the case.

Problem solved.

about a year ago
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The Accidental Betrayal of Aaron Swartz

leromarinvit Re:Cops too. (409 comments)

The only information to give to the police is your lawyer's name. Ideally, let your lawyer tell them that too.

I don't disagree that this is good advice, but how does it work with people who don't happen to have a lawyer on standby? I.e., probably >90% of all people?

about a year ago
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When Was the Last Time You Used a Landline Phone?

leromarinvit Re:POTS rules (329 comments)

Woosh.

You must be new here.

about a year and a half ago
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When Was the Last Time You Used a Landline Phone?

leromarinvit Re:POTS rules (329 comments)

Holy space-monkey fucker! You are probably one of the the three people with two digit accounts that still post. I commend you on your dedication.

And have to ask, do you have multiple other accounts for trolling or what not?

I'm sure he does, but he's ashamed to talk about them because of the high UID. Probably 3 digits, maybe even 4.

about a year and a half ago
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My favorite resolution for the new year:

leromarinvit Re:Screen resolution is measured in PPI (266 comments)

I am currently using a dual-screen setup at work using MS Windows, but I would have been very content with just one if MS Windows had had virtual desktops like X window managers and MacOS.

Try VirtuaWin, it works pretty well for me.

about a year and a half ago
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Linux 3.7 Released

leromarinvit Re:DRM (151 comments)

Only when you control the kernel/boot loader. I have a feeling that this will be used a lot by vendors to lock you out of your own devices, e.g. Android phones etc.

I'm as paranoid as the next geek, and the idea of secure boot etc. appeals a lot to me if done correctly. As in, if it's MY device, then I get to decide what runs on it, and no one else. But it's a tool, and as such it can be used both for you and against you. There can't be a technical solution, technology is dumb. We need a legal solution, either in the form of regulation or widespread adoption (and enforcement) of the GPLv3.

about a year and a half ago
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Linux 3.7 Released

leromarinvit DRM (151 comments)

Signed modules? Yay for tivoization!

about a year and a half ago
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How RapidShare Plans To Avoid MegaUpload's Fate

leromarinvit Re:This sounds like a money grab (97 comments)

Right - but I wouldn't use the same name for Rapidshare if I were to create an account there, at least for any shady business. I think you can even find my real name from my usual nickname if you look hard enough, I don't particularly care about that.

Don't get your hopes up about komoot, I tried to use the Android app as a bicycle satnav, but it didn't work too well. OpenRouteService (with OsmAnd) is much better. :-)

about a year and a half ago
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How RapidShare Plans To Avoid MegaUpload's Fate

leromarinvit Re:This sounds like a money grab (97 comments)

This explanation is incomplete, of course, since presumably the uploader is also on the hook for copyright violation, and you have to register an account to upload anything (I think), but there are few uploaders and many downloaders, so the explanation above could still work on average.

Who registers accounts with real personal data?

This post brought to you by Mr. Jesus Christ, Downing Street 10, Washington DC, Russia.

about a year and a half ago
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How RapidShare Plans To Avoid MegaUpload's Fate

leromarinvit Who cares? (97 comments)

Please wait 1 minute to read this comment.

about a year and a half ago

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What the Internet knows about you

leromarinvit leromarinvit writes  |  more than 4 years ago

leromarinvit (1462031) writes "LWN just posted a story about an interesting new privacy threat: What the Internet knows about you is a site which uses CSS (and optionally JavaScript) to find out which sites you've recently visited.

A new site at whattheinternetknowsaboutyou.com is an interesting demonstration of CSS-related browser history disclosure vulnerabilities. This site is able to produce a surprisingly comprehensive list of sites that one has visited, down to the level of specific pages on social networking sites and such. No JavaScript required. There's also information on just how the site works and how the disclosure of information can be minimized. "It is a source of amazement to us that such an obvious and well-documented history sniffing channel has been allowed to exist for so many years. We cannot help but wonder why, despite all the malicious potential, such a hole has not yet been closed."

The site is already slow without even being slashdotted, so be gentle with it."

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