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Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

lippydude Re:Why Apple? (186 comments)

@ArcadeMan: "It seems I should at least read the summary before commenting. Replace Foxconn with Pegatron in my comment above, but the argument still stands."

Because Apple isn't paying as much as you-know-who to trash their competitors reputation, Despite the fact that Foxconn/Pegatron make devices for both companies :)

yesterday
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Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking

lippydude Any user in the wheel group .. (116 comments)

'we know that any user in the wheel group has “most” admin privileges'

"Local administrators are trusted users .. This isn't something you hand out to everybody."

So, you have to be an administrator in order to achieve administrator level ...

yesterday
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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

lippydude .NET is not Open Source .. (215 comments)

.NET is not Open Source, more like .NET Core is an “open core” PR stunt. The main purpose of which is to lure developers away from real Open Source projects. When will we see Microsoft open sourcing Microsoft Android?

2 days ago
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Computer Error Grounds Flights In the UK

lippydude Re:"Computer" failure? (68 comments)

@scott.todd: "Every time I see those words, I want to know what OS.

does it begin with the " W " word?

about a week ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

lippydude Forfeiture of Private Communications .. (379 comments)

You never had Private Communications, get over it, the only people who engage in really private communication are the real terrorists, the real purpose of this bill is to keep an eye on you, the people who presumably voted them into office.

about a week ago
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How Your In-Store Shopping Affects the Ads You See On Facebook

lippydude Insert advert for Facebook .. (69 comments)

shhhs !!!!!! Filter error: Your comment looks too much like ascii art.

about a week ago
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Bank Security Software EULA Allows Spying On Users

lippydude Bank Security Software? (135 comments)

Does this ' Bank Security Software ' work on Microsoft Windows?

about a week ago
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Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?

lippydude US warned of a terrorism risk .. (184 comments)

"In July the US warned of a terrorism risk which led countries, such as"

Look, it's just some bullshit to excuse the US neocons to impliment their hegemony in the middle east .. nothing to see here .. movinhg on ...

about a week ago
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New Destover Malware Signed By Stolen Sony Certificate

lippydude Malware compromising machines? (80 comments)

Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP ..

about two weeks ago
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Stealthy Linux Trojan May Have Infected Victims For Years

lippydude Re:Hate being several clicks away from the actual (129 comments)

@ledow: "Quite what distinguishes this from other malware, I'm not too sure. Just that nobody had seen it before?"

What this is even doing as an article on slashdot is beyond me, apart from giving Kaspersky some free advertising space.

about two weeks ago
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Stealthy Linux Trojan May Have Infected Victims For Years

lippydude Kaspersky Labs discovers port knocking .. (129 comments)

"This Turla cd00r-based malware .. can't be discovered via netstat, a commonly used administrative tool" link

'To activate the real remote access service (the attached code starts an inetd to listen on port 5002, which will provide a root shell), one has to send several packets (TCP SYN) to ports on the target system' link

How exactly does this 'Linux trojan' get onto the computers in the first place, without the end user going to a site and downloading the malware and explicidly running it and entering the root password.

about two weeks ago
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The Failed Economics of Our Software Commons

lippydude Hedge funds devote more resources? (205 comments)

"Various hedge funds and investment banks likely devote more resources to getting trade times down by a few milliseconds (including building a straighter fiber-optic cable between Chicago and NY) than the sum total value of all developer time devoted to to every open source project ever, since the dawn of software."

My understanding that most of the software used in these trading platforms is heavly borrowed fron Open Source. They're quite happy to use it, but not so happy to contribute it back to the community.

Michael Lewis: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

'(At Serge’s trial Kevin Marino, his lawyer, flashed two pages of computer code: the original, with its open-source license on top, and a replica, with the open-source license stripped off and replaced by the Goldman Sachs license.)'

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Files a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Activating Pirated Software

lippydude Microsoft’s cyberforensics .. (268 comments)

As part of its cyberforensic methods, Microsoft analyzes product key activation data voluntarily provided by users when they activate Microsoft software, including the IP address from which a given product key is activated

In other words, Microsoft Windows is bugged and phones home ...

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

lippydude Get a job on Wall Street .. (717 comments)

You should get a job on Wall Street, a juvenile criminal career would be considered a big plus there ..

about two weeks ago
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North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack

lippydude does ANYONE believe ANY of this SLOP ANYMORE? (85 comments)

"They're all lying! There was an article that said China did it for North Korea and then North Koreans from a luxury hotel in China, and now Thailand. What kind of experts are these when they can't seem to figure where it's coming from?"

link

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Paying For Linux Support vs. Rolling Your Own?

lippydude Slashdot inserting GPL FUD ©. (118 comments)

"The inherit risk is that the organization is accountable and accepts the risks if a major bug is encountered within any of the open source applications they are using".

In order to use the software, the end user must accept the license, which in no-way-shape-or-form makes the organization accountable for any such defects.

Limitation of Liability.

"In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will any copyright holder, or any other party who modifies and/or conveys the program as permitted above, be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages."

about two weeks ago
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Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

lippydude In other words .. (155 comments)

"This belief that Russia is fueling the protests, shared by officials in Lithuania, where Chevron also ran into a wave of unusually fervent protests and then decided to pull out, has not yet been backed up by any clear proof"

In other words, you're pulling this shit out of your ass ..

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

lippydude The Orion spacecraft no smarter than your phone? (197 comments)

And if the Orion was just as reliable you would have random lockups and the software performing differently on different days of the week ...

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

lippydude What really happened .. (250 comments)

Real music installs its own music service between iTunes and the iPod, falsify identifying itself as FairPlay and hacking Apples DRM. When Apple pushed out an update to remove "Harmony", it may have accidentally deleted some third party tunes. link

about two weeks ago

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The People vs. James Watson ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about two weeks ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "‘He says that he is “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really,” and I know that this “hot potato” is going to be difficult to address.

His hope is that everyone is equal, but he counters that “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true.” He says that you should not discriminate on the basis of colour, because “there are many people of colour who are very talented, but don't promote them when they haven't succeeded at the lower level.”

He writes that “there is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so”.’

Dec 2014: "He may have unravelled DNA, but James Watson deserves to be shunned"

Oct 2007: "Fury at DNA pioneer's theory: Africans are less intelligent than Westerners""

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Microsofts Android patents ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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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