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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

manu0601 early attack (100 comments)

He attacked early. Did he wrote the attack tool himself? Or did he received it from someone else?

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

manu0601 Inbound trafic (88 comments)

The problem with bandwidth management at the DSL router is that you cannot control inbound traffic that gets inside the uplink bottleneck. You would need to control the DSLAM to do it properly.

yesterday
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

manu0601 Re:Bad suggestion (1542 comments)

And how do you explain that you have much more chances to get threatened by a gun in the US than in a western european country?

2 days ago
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How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

manu0601 Re:Shareholders profits? (144 comments)

I am not used to shareholders able to foresee what can happen beyond 3 months.

2 days ago
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How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

manu0601 Re:Shareholders profits? (144 comments)

Replying to myself: I assumed they would cut expenses to feed the shareholders but I was wrong. TFA explains:

Amazon generated a whopping $74.45 billion in revenue for its financial year to 31 December 2013, but just $274 million in net income, a margin of roughly 0.3 percent. It sells Kindles at cost.

Compare this with Google, which saw net income of $12.9 billion on revenues of $59.8 billion for the year to 31 December 2013, a margin on 21.6 percent; or to Microsoft, which posted revenue of $77.9 billion for the year to 30 June, with a net income $21.9 billion, a margin of 28.1 percent

Question is: how do they manage to make shareholders accept that?

2 days ago
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How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

manu0601 Shareholders profits? (144 comments)

And how are they cutting expenses that go on shareholder profits?

2 days ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

manu0601 Benefit for all (286 comments)

When OpenBSD forked from NetBSD, they fixed many bugs, and fixes were backported in NetBSD. Fixing OpenSSL bugs will benefit everyone, if OpenSSL people are reasonable enough to tick the fixes.

2 days ago
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Ubisoft Hands Out Nexus 7 Tablets At a Game's Press Event

manu0601 Only for british journalists (43 comments)

Here is more complete coverage (in french, since Ubisoft is a french company and the event was in Paris, but you will manage to translate)

In short, the Ubisoft person responsible for British PR decided to offer tablets to British journalists. No-brits had nothing, which suggests this is indeed an individual move

2 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

manu0601 Re:Cooperation (428 comments)

Please read me carefully. General Interest should be enforced. Cooperation is the way to enforce it, without sacrificing cooperating democracy that can exist in cooperating states.

3 days ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

manu0601 Kids are not guinea pigs (431 comments)

We have learning techniques for reading and writing that work, just use them. Please stop using our children as guinea pigs for testing new methods!

4 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

manu0601 Cooperation (428 comments)

Cooperation is the key word.

The world currently operates primarily on competition. Competition between companies, workers and nations. But since there is only a single ecosystem that makes human life sustainable, that means there is a general interest for humankind, and cooperation is needed to enforce it.

4 days ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

manu0601 Probability? (594 comments)

They say the big bang event could happen, but with what probability during a time period? If we consider eternity, it is amazing it happened only once.

Or perhaps there have been mini big bangs inside our known universe? Or other universes beyond what we can observe?

about a week ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

manu0601 Re:Not a law (477 comments)

I'm simply amazed by the amount of people actually "believing" or giving credit to this. Just one question though: HOW ON EARTH would they actually enforce this so-called "law"?

And moreover, it would be very surprising to see this government doing anything in favor of labor. François Hollande was elected as left wing but pushes a right wing agenda much more aggressively than any previous right wing government

about a week ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

manu0601 Not a law (477 comments)

I have read the original article in french from Les Echos. I understand this is not a law but an agreement between employers and labor unions for the IT sector.

about a week ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

manu0601 OpenData (386 comments)

Come on, public data published in .xlsx...

about a week ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

manu0601 what is the point of IDS? (239 comments)

What is the point of IDS? If you detect an attack, your private keys are compromised and the game is over.

And then you try to recover, you make new keys, renew certificates, revoke the old one... but since certificate revocation is quite broken, you never recover. An attacker that stole your old private key will still be able to masquerade as the legitimate server.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

manu0601 Re:Thank you for the mess (239 comments)

But the problem here is that no downstream distributions (either Linux or *BSD) were notified in advance. As a result there were no patch available for older versions that just had bugfixes backported, and no binary updates.

about a week ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

manu0601 Re:The spokesman for the AHA said... (408 comments)

Plenty of governments, from revolutionary France (...) have actively suppressed religion

Revolutionary France was fighting the church more than religion. They attempted to create supreme being cult to reduce church influence

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

manu0601 What threat? (630 comments)

What threat do you face when you spend alone 50% of worldwide military expenses? And it skyrockets to 80% if counting NATO allies.

about a week ago

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What makes a new technology freaking or not?

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  about a year ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "In Wired, Clive Thompson looks at what facctors make a new technology scaring::

As anyone who reads the news knows, there’s often a side effect to new technologies: moral panic. Facebook causes narcissism! Texting is making us illiterate! But the funny thing is, other technologies don’t provoke such alarm. Take Square, a tool that lets everyday folks accept credit card payments. It’s tipping into mainstream usage, changing how small businesses operate and how friends split a bar bill, but it hasn’t provoked any doomsaying.

What’s the difference? Why do we freak out at some technologies and shrug at others?

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UE treaties threaten democracy

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "UE member states are adopting a new treaty establishing a european IMF-like called ESM. The ESM will be immune to suits and laws (art. 32.3 to 32.5), and it is strongly tied (consideration 5) to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination, and Governance, by which member states shall abandon their budget oversight to unelected bureaucrats of the European Commission."
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France mandates DNS filtering for unauthorized gam

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "French governement just passed a decree mandating DNS filtering for unauthorized gambling sites. This is only for gambling sites that have not been accredited by an online game commission, and filtering will be oversight by justice"
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