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'Endrun' Networks: Help In Danger Zones

lippydude Syrian rebels and Ebola patients .. (26 comments)

For some time now I've come to realize that slashdot has been dumbed down, presumably to appeal to a more commercial add-friendly audience. but do you have to totally insult our collective intelligence. I kind of gathered that Endrun works over radio-waves but could you provide a little more technical details. How can it tell the difference between a Syrian rebels or an Ebola patients and how does this protocol compare to TCP/IP for instance.

ps: 'mesh network' and 'satellite phones' run on different technologies.

1 hour ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

lippydude Attention all fifteen year old Slashdot kiddies .. (267 comments)

@BeardedGNUFreak: "You would think even the 15 year old Slashdot kiddies that make up 'teh Linux community' would have had the foresight to never let another Miguel de Icaza type clown trash their precious little OS." post447641

Interesting quote, but I wonder what are the actual number of front-line developers that are involved in this 'movement' calling for a Debian fork. I would have thought it would be damaging mainly by producing incompatible versions and diluting the developer base.

1 hour ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

lippydude Yet more pre-announced product from MICROS~1 (106 comments)

I do hope I experience as much consumer satasfation with this iternation of Windows as previous affordable MICROS~1 products ..

2 hours ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

lippydude Microsoft and backward compatibility? (357 comments)

How many time have you got a document/email sent from the latest version of Windows only to not be able to open it?

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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

lippydude Streamline product realignment? (143 comments)

"Streamline product development reorganization byproduct realignment transformation" ..

In other words mass firings, the savings on the wages bill showing up in next years accounts as increased revenue. Followed by the company imploding in the following year. By which time the CEVPaCDO will have took his bonus and moved on elsewhere.

2 days ago
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South Korean ID System To Be Rebuilt From Scratch After Massive Leaks

lippydude What Platform .. (59 comments)

What Operating System Platform did this id-system run on?

2 days ago
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FBI Warns Industry of Chinese Cyber Campaign

lippydude Windows users need only worry .. (105 comments)

"The FBI on Wednesday issued a private warning to industry that a group of highly skilled Chinese government hackers was in the midst of a long-running campaign to steal valuable data from U.S. companies and government agencies"

Nothing to read here, moving on ...

4 days ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

lippydude I don't believe it .. (376 comments)

Seeing that the whole raison d'etre for Gulf War 11 was the non-existent WMDs, it's most curious at this coming to light just now. Is this part of some propaganda effort, talking up the war against ISIL/ISIS/al-Qaeda/ ...

5 days ago
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Microsoft Partners With Docker

lippydude Microsoft Docker ? (104 comments)

How soon will it be before Microsoft 'invents' its own version of Docker and starts charging Open Docker for using Microsoft patented technology?

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

lippydude Patented inventions .. (224 comments)

"I'm in the midst of a rather lengthy job interview; something I haven't done for some time as I've worked as a contract employee with a much lower barrier to entry for years. Recently, I've started patenting some inventions that are applicable to my industry."

Can we see these patented inventions?

5 days ago
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Analysis of Linux Backdoor Used In Freenode Hack

lippydude Re:Sensationalistic title and wording used in OA (37 comments)

@LazLong: "To sum up, it isn't a Linux back door and it isn't a vulnerability in the Linux kernel source code. It's merely a rootkit."

Thank you, a bit more accurate and informative than the main article ..

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?

lippydude Re:Edison invented the electric light? (140 comments)

"Joseph Swan, a British inventor, obtained the first patent for the same light bulb in Britain one year prior to Edison's patent date. Swan even publicly unveiled his carbon filament light bulb in New Castle, England a minimum of 10 years before Edison shocked the world with the announcement that he invented the first light bulb. Edison's light bulb, in fact, was a carbon copy of Swan's light bulb".

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?

lippydude Edison invented the electric light? (140 comments)

@Vellmont: "Edison invented .. the electric light" ..

No he didn't, he copied a design by Swan, was sued and later on went into 'partnership' to produce light-bulbs under the name of Ediswan. Edison could be considered the Bill Gates of his day.

about a week ago
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A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

lippydude Re:This show made my brain sad (193 comments)

@uvsc_wolverine: "I watched 10 minutes of it the other night (on accident I swear!) and had to spend another 10 minutes explaining to my wife why I was laughing so hard"

It's worse than I would have thought possible, see links to screenshots from episode one .. btw, can a magnet erase a harddrive enclosed in a hot-swappable caddy? .. ref ref

about two weeks ago

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Microsofts Android patents ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 3 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "'73 patents that are said to be "standard-essential patents," or SEPs, implemented in smartphones generally, followed by 127 patents that Microsoft says are implemented in Android' ..

'The patent lists are strategically significant, because Microsoft has managed to build a huge patent-licensing business by taxing Android phones without revealing what kind of legal leverage they really have over those phones' ..."

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Android is rubbish says techno journalist ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 3 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "BBC Business Matters July 17 2014

Audio from 17:43: "Apple is a lot simpler than Android and all of the Google platforms. There are so many — there are multiple types of devices using Android, where as there are only a handful that use Apple. So if you're in tech support and look after devices that are using your, that are in your office at any one time., it's a lot simpler to use Apple than to use a multiplicity of Android devices [..] right now my Nexus 7 isn't working , which is another reason why IBM did the right thing by going with Apple, as opposed to with Google, because a lot of the time their stuff just doesn't work, whereas Apple seems to work a lot better, so I may have to steal my wife's iPad the next time." Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace"
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Microsoft insecurity ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 4 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "Vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Could Allow Denial of Service Published: June 17, 2014

Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to inform customers that an update to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine addresses a security vulnerability that was reported to Microsoft. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file.

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could prevent the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine from monitoring affected systems until the specially crafted file is manually removed and the service is restarted."

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GCHQ's Middle Eastern Internet spying base ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 5 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "Above-top-secret details of Britain’s covert surveillance programme — including the location of a clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East .. located at Seeb, on the northern coast of Oman, where it taps in to various undersea cables passing through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian/Arabian Gulf ..."
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The site's security certificate has expired ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 5 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes ""You attempted to reach slashdot.org, but the server presented an expired certificate" ..

Dear slashdot, your certificate has expired ..

Dear Chrome, the word should be "sites", as 'site's' is a contraction of "site is" .."

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