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Encrypted VoIP Meets Traffic Analysis

modemboy Re:So...obvious solution then? (98 comments)

I immediately thought of this exploit as well. Seems to me you would need a lot of NOP packets comparatively, the login info is just a few keystrokes. Plus login info is not time sensitive on the receiving end, delays in a voice stream might not be acceptable.

more than 3 years ago

Researchers Discover Irresistible Dance Moves

modemboy Re:To (215 comments)

I hypothesize that women are instinctually driven to cryptic behavior in order to promote high social intelligence in their mates: They're confusing for the good of the species.

Brilliant. Someone get this man a research grant! ;)

more than 4 years ago

Nintendo Announces Raft of New Games, 3DS Details

modemboy What 3d tech? (240 comments)

So every article I've read so far has stated that Nintendo is mum about the technicals of the 3d system, there is no indication of what 3d system it is using.
But this is Slashdot, surely someone must know?
I would guess it uses a lenticular lens, but would love to see some more details...

more than 4 years ago

Bruce Schneier On Airport Security

modemboy Re:A better article about Schneier exploits (582 comments)

Considering you can still fly without id, and they have the automated ticket kiosks at the airport now, you wouldn't even have to go to the trouble of forging the boarding pass. Show up to the airport with stolen CC, print out ticket, tell security you forgot your id (subjecting you to the more thorough search) and you're off to terrorizing!

more than 5 years ago

FASTRA II Puts 13 GPUs In a Desktop Supercomputer

modemboy Re:Silly (127 comments)

The difference between GeForce and Quadro cards is almost always completely driver based, it is the exact same hw, different sw.
This basically a roll your own Tesla, and considering the Teslas connect to the host system via an 8x or 16x PCI-e add in card, I'm gonna say you are wrong when it comes to the bandwidth issue as well...

more than 5 years ago

US FTC Sues Intel For Anti-Competitive Practices

modemboy Re:AMD was robbed (230 comments)

What an uninformed post. AMD did not neglect their fabs. Hell they spent 2.5 billion building a new one in 2003 (Fab 36); and guess what, they still own nearly half of Global Foundries (spinoff) that is building a new fab in NY. They were consistently 6 months or so behind Intel when stepping down to a smaller process, which was faster than anyone else in the industry.
Hmm and I wonder why they would have to sell off their fabs after investing heavily in them, perhaps it is because they were not getting the returns they expected due to market manipulation?

  "AMD couldn't keep up with Intel's aggressive pricing because they simply could not produce competitive chips as inexpensively as Intel could." That statement is just hilarious. For the time period we are talking about here, AMD chips were cheaper and faster than Intel's. No questions about it.

more than 5 years ago

US FTC Sues Intel For Anti-Competitive Practices

modemboy Re:Read the FTC release (230 comments)

Good point on the Atom pricing. I couldn't believe it when I heard about that, it is like Intel is going out of their way to get sued for anti competitive behavior.

more than 5 years ago

22 Million Missing Bush White House Emails Found

modemboy I knew this was coming (326 comments)

I knew this was coming when I first heard about the White House scrapping their previous GroupWise based email archiving system, as they were switching to Exchange, and deciding to roll their own archiving system.
Thanks to Sarbanes-Oxley, email archiving is big business now and you can buy enterprise ready solution from the likes of EMC.
Instead they decided to have a private contractor roll a custom system, spent a couple hundred million and 2 years, and then scrapped it for not working right (scrapped by the White House CIO).
In the end they implemented an EMC solution, right before Bush left office.
They can pull the wool over non technical peoples eyes, but I have no doubt they purposely FUBAR'ed this, there was no reason not to go with an industry standard solution from the get go unless they were up to no good.
Supporting facts: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20080417/chron.htm

more than 5 years ago

Are There Affordable Low-DPI Large-Screen LCD Monitors?

modemboy Re:Why reduce the DPI instead of using larger font (549 comments)

That is cause you are not using the right setting. Text size does exactly that, makes all text bigger. You want to change the DPI setting, which will make text, icons, menus, etc. bigger but will not effect Media Center...

more than 5 years ago

AT&T's City-By-City Plan To Up Wireless Coverage

modemboy Re:4932% Growth - Imagine That (158 comments)

No you are wrong. The iPhone data plan is $30 a month.

more than 5 years ago

Netgear WNR3500L Open Source Router Announced

modemboy Re:So what's new? (300 comments)

Try the future still.
There are no retail 3x3 Access Points on the market. The best you can get right now do 2x3.
There are plenty of 3x3 wifi devices, just no AP to go along with them...

more than 5 years ago

Google Finds DRAM Errors More Common Than Believed

modemboy Re:ECC on a home system? (333 comments)

Actually every AMD board will. It is a function of the on chip memory controller, so is entirely dependent on the processor.

more than 5 years ago

Bank Goofs, and Judge Orders Gmail Account Nuked

modemboy Re:I hate analogies, but... (594 comments)

Umm, yeah it does happen all the time. How is this post insightful?
Sometimes they kill you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Johnston_shooting
And as far as dogs, it does happen all the time, here is an article about some: http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6339
Or find your own: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=police+kill+dog
I seriously do not understand how you got modded insightful for being ignorant.

more than 5 years ago

Company Uses DMCA To Take Down Second-Hand Software

modemboy Re:Autodesk will lose (488 comments)

You do realize that the case that established the first sale doctrine was exactly what you describe, a book publisher attempting to control resale price of their book through a license page. It's even linked from the wiki article you posted: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbs-Merrill_Co._v._Straus

It blows my mind the legal gyrations they must go through to rationalize why this is not acceptable for books but a-ok for software.

more than 5 years ago


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