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The Magic of Pallets

manu0601 Re:Feed 8 million GI, what about USSR? (158 comments)

They were defending their own country, rather than on the other side of an ocean.

That remove the oversea transport problem, but moving food and supply to million of soldiers is still a challenge.

6 hours ago
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The Magic of Pallets

manu0601 Feed 8 million GI, what about USSR? (158 comments)

Summary says:

the challenge of keeping eight million G.I.s supplied—"the most enormous single task of distribution ever accomplished anywhere,"

I wonder how USSR managed it, since they have an even greater amount of soldier deployed

8 hours ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

manu0601 Re:Malware (391 comments)

Cryptome is pessimist. Optimists and pessimists share the same principle: they think they cannot influence what will go on.

2 days ago
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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

manu0601 Obsolete move? (158 comments)

Is it an obsolete move? Russia Central Bank decided to fight back against speculators yesterday. Rouble is up again, and Russia Central Bank USD reserves are huge enough (480 billion IIRC) for them to cause losses to speculators for a while.

If they insist, then profit is not their motivation, that would suggest they are state-backed.

3 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

manu0601 Re:Malware (391 comments)

Only when the attacker is sitting on the path from the browser to the server. Not when listening in on the side-lines.

But being on the path is shockingly easy with WiFi. Any infected machine can inject exploit into your HTTP connections. I even witnessed it on a LAN.

3 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

manu0601 Self-signed certificate (391 comments)

Firefox added a warning against all self signed certs

It makes sense: encryption without authentication is useless, as the browser gets a secure channel to talk with an unidentified peer. It can be your server, it can also be a man in the middle, there is no way to tell.

You can get a properly signed SSL certificate for free from STARTSSL, therefore there is no excuse for your broken setup.

4 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

manu0601 Malware (391 comments)

I see the value of the proposal: it is easy to inject malware inside a HTTP stream. Snowden documents taught us that the NSA and CGHQ do it over internet backbones. Infected machines also do it when it is easy (hint: WiFi). Pushing towards HTTP/SSL address that

However, with only 33% of the sites that are SSL enabled, they are just going to show warnings everywhere, and users will quickly learn to ignore them.

4 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

manu0601 PRISM (281 comments)

Nobody commented on PRISM? It is nice to have inter-datacenter encryption, but if the NSA can directly tap the data from the datacenter, the privacy claim is overstated.

about a week ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

manu0601 Already done? (130 comments)

I thought Sony already did that with P2P networks. Did I confused with something else?

about a week ago
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Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

manu0601 Re:Surrender to SpaceX, France (168 comments)

That's some nice revisionism you have going on there.

Revisionism? That would probably sound like an insult to russian people. USSR had by far the highest number of deaths during WWII. 20 millions people died in USSR during the war.

about a week ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

manu0601 Efficiency (266 comments)

The most disturbing point is that there is not yet any efficient drug against Alzheimer's disease. This company just want to sell snake oil for a higher fee for a longer time..

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

manu0601 NetBSD (110 comments)

NetBSD runs fine on that stat stuff. Look for NetBSD on Jornada 720 in this page, running Doom as a demo

about a week ago
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Canada Waives Own Rules, Helps Microsoft Avoid US Visa Problems

manu0601 Re:So what are laws for? (122 comments)

If this is somehow needed, then the laws ought to be changed

Indeed, otherwise this is called privilege (that is: private law), something that has democracy is supposed to have stopped.

about a week ago
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Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

manu0601 Re:Surrender to SpaceX, France (168 comments)

So, where the Vichy government dropped trou, we rude Americans kicked the invaders in the nuts and sent them packing.

...which would not have been possible if the Red Army had not first exahausted Germany military force on the east front. The real defeater of Nazi Germany was USSR.

about a week ago
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Kawa 2.0 Supports Scheme R7RS

manu0601 R7RS? (62 comments)

What does R7RS stands for?

about a week ago
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Google Closing Engineering Office In Russia

manu0601 Re:50 engineers (157 comments)

How can Netherlands get more than 100% of its GDP from trade?

Wild guess: Netherlands' ports are a major entry to the EU market. Every good that comes in by the ports then goes to another country is accounted as Netherlands trade.

about two weeks ago
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'Revolving Door' Spins Between AT&T, Government

manu0601 Corruption (61 comments)

The practice in common in many western countries that enjoy a good rank in corruption index. But in my opinion this should really be counted as corruption, the high salary being the bribe.

about two weeks ago
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"Fat-Burning Pill" Inches Closer To Reality

manu0601 Brown fat (153 comments)

Brown fat development is interesting. Not only it burns fat, but it also produces heat. I always thought it was really dumb to feel cold in winter while we had all that energy stored as fat on our bellies.

Right now the only trick I heard of to develop brown fat was body exposition to cold: it seems the more clothes you put on, the less heat you produce. Now we have some drug, but unfortunately TFA says it messes with inflamatory response, which is not a good news. I think most people will be better with fat rather than with a cancer.

about two weeks ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

manu0601 Weird (209 comments)

This looks like a weird idea. European countries with socialized healthcare do not have medical records shared among a bunch of state agencies. In most countries there is not even an electronic record.

about two weeks ago
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Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend

manu0601 TFA (24 comments)

TFA is really F***ing article: they say to look at 7 PM with no mention of time zone.

about two weeks ago

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What makes a new technology freaking or not?

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  about 2 years 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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