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Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

lippydude Re:Malicious code on 43,000 Windows computers .. (63 comments)

@Anonymous coward: "Why Linux of course"

If it was Linux, that it would have been mentioned in the title, else it's 'computer' malware :)

2 hours ago
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Is the Outrage Over the FBI's Seattle Times Tactics a Knee-Jerk Reaction?

lippydude What's wrong with the FBIs distributing malware .. (201 comments)

If the Feds hacked the perps computer, then how can we be sure they didn't install fake evidence on the said computer?

yesterday
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Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto

lippydude Xerox Alto window-based OS? (65 comments)

"The Xerox Alto is a computer legend: it was never sold to the public, but its window-based OS was the inspiration for both the original Mac operating system" ..

Where did you read that? .. "The Alto Operating System (OS) was designed by Butler Lampson, based on Stoy and Strachey's OS6"

yesterday
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Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

lippydude Malicious code on 43,000 Windows computers .. (63 comments)

"The coalition, which calls itself Operation SMN, detected and cleaned up malicious code on 43,000 computers worldwide

What operating System did these 'computers' run on?

yesterday
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

lippydude Re:Oh boy, another infection vector (227 comments)

Linux uses a list of approved Repositories, does OneGet work the same way?

yesterday
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Microsoft Is Bringing WebRTC To Explorer, Eyes Plugin-Free Skype Calls

lippydude Microsoft WebRTC .. (66 comments)

When will Microsoft be charging for their patented technology that Google and Mozilla stole and put in WebRTC?

3 days ago
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Pentagon Builds Units To Transport Ebola Patients

lippydude Ebola spread by traditional burial practices .. (117 comments)

"The washing, touching, and kissing of these bodies — typical in many West African burials — can be deadly. But prohibiting communities from properly honoring their dead ones — and thereby worsening their distrust in medical professionals—can be deadly, too. ref

Ghusl Al Mayyah (Washing the Body)

The Difficulty of Burying Ebola's Victims - Smithsonian

Ebola cremation ruling prompts secret burials in Liberia

Makes me wonder what the local governments in the region are doing to combat the outbreak, they do have governments in that part of the planet? If Ebola broke out in Texas for instance, a state of emergency would be declared then quarantine imposed on anyone within a ten miles of an Ebola victim. The situation would have been resolved within months. They do have governments in that part of the planet?

3 days ago
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Pentagon Builds Units To Transport Ebola Patients

lippydude Money to be made from Ebola .. (117 comments)

"Defense Department .. Elzea said the cost of the units couldn't be provided as the final contract for the project is still under negotiation .. Phoenix Air, which currently offers the only medically approved means of carrying Ebola patients at a cost of $200,000 a flight" ref

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

lippydude How to make a High-Spec PC Waterproof? (200 comments)

Encase the PC in a fireproof rubber balloon like the ones used in Formula One and fill it with perfluorocarbon (PFC), then encase that in a rust-proof metal box.

5 days ago
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

lippydude The Surface project loses money .. (117 comments)

"There’s been quite a bit of interesting financial commentary on Microsoft‘s Surface line of tablet-hybrids published recently. The Surface project loses money. Understanding the magnitude of those deficits is important." ref

5 days ago
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New Microsoft Garage Site Invites Public To Test a Wide Range of App Ideas

lippydude Microsoft Garage Site .. (72 comments)

"You can now test the wild projects the company's employees dream up."

Microsoft was never cool, and never will be, besides which, even if you think up an original idea, it'll be sure to turn up in the next iteration of Windows ..

about a week ago
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Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

lippydude Re:Microsoft introducing an interesting cadence? (112 comments)

anonymous: "Nope. This is only for the Technical Preview and offers much greater granularity than the Debian or Ubuntu schemes."

Jeez, yet more marketing waffle :)

about a week ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

lippydude Risk-perception psychology? (384 comments)

"[O]fficials are up against the inherently emotional and instinctive nature of risk-perception psychology .. People worry more about risks that are new and unfamiliar."

The solution is to gather up all those talking-heads at Faux News (including the one with the plastic hair) and lock them up in Guantamino ref.

about two weeks ago
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A Look At Orion's Launch Abort System

lippydude The Orion is totally over designed .. (44 comments)

The Orion is totally over designed, too many parts means too many parts to go wrong. A Buran type reusable lander on top of a conventional rocket stack would be simpler and safer. The buran would function as an escape vehicle, get them into orbit or get them back to earth.

about two weeks ago
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'Endrun' Networks: Help In Danger Zones

lippydude Syrian rebels and Ebola patients .. (28 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.

about two weeks ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

lippydude Attention all fifteen year old Slashdot kiddies .. (555 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.

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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