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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

msauve I want to know... (278 comments)

What's the tag for the NSA guy charged with putting holes back in? I'd like to follow how he's doing it.

Seriously, it took 2 years to find the big one after it was committed. How much vetting have each of these 250 commits undergone? Who's watching the watchers?

12 hours ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

msauve Re:Wanted (328 comments)

Crime rate per capita. Your objection is moot.

2 days ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

msauve Re:Nothing new - Always had tech jobs (328 comments)

Top two cities with the highest density of engineers are Huntsville Alabama and Palm Bay/Melbourne Florida for what should be obvious reasons.

...the ability to live off the government.

2 days ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

msauve Re:Wanted (328 comments)

That's like saying the valley can't attract tech workers because of Oakland (well, except that Detroit actually has less crime than Oakland).

2 days ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

msauve Re:Leaked by codenomicon (580 comments)

Gloat? About what? This only provides proof of the benefits of open source - a significant flaw was discovered, which is exactly the claimed advantage - the more eyes, the better.

Anyone who would claim that proprietary software is somehow more secure is making a huge leap - there are only a few eyes, if any, looking for unreported issues - so there may be even more serious issues which have existed for much longer, which only a few bad guys know about. If MS or anyone else thinks that their proprietary SSL implementation has no security breaches, let them put a guarantee with full financial liability behind that thought.

5 days ago
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The Best Way To Watch the "Blood Moon" Tonight

msauve Re:What time zone is the 10:20 PM? (146 comments)

No. Times for astronomical events are very often given in UTC, to avoid exactly the confusion which is occurring here. In any case, the time zone should always be specified to avoid ambiguity.

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

msauve Re:Funny (689 comments)

Seems to me that it's Gnome Foundation which is acting like a sexist dirtbag. They're driving/funding sexist "outreach" programs which are well beyond the scope of their formal charter, in which they disingenuously claim to be "a Meritocracy."

about a week ago
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Fire Risk From Panasonic Batteries In Sony Vaio Laptops

msauve Re:No. (36 comments)

There is nothing in the article to indicate the batteries are defective, that's entirely conjecture by the submitter.

It could well be that the Sony charging circuits are defective and causing perfectly good batteries to overheat.

about two weeks ago
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The Graffiti Drone

msauve Re:I expect... (126 comments)

Although it varies by state, in general pepper spray may be used wherever use of physical force is. Protecting property from damage usually falls into that category.

about two weeks ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

msauve Re:To the point... (148 comments)

How can an AC be expected to actually read the ruling they're commenting on, which specifically addresses his complaint?

There was no evidence at trial that Auernheimerâ(TM)s actions evinced any contact with New Jersey, much less contact that was âoesubstantial.â The Government has not cited, and we have not found, any case where the locus of the effects, standing by itself, was sufficient to confer constitutionally sound venue./blockquote)

about two weeks ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

msauve To the point... (148 comments)

Spitler was in San Francisco, California and Auernheimer was in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The servers that they accessed were physically located in Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Although no evidence was presented regarding the location of the Gawker reporter, it is undisputed that he was not in New Jersey.

He was indicted and tried in NJ, despite none of the involved parties being located there.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

msauve Re:Ability to design and write software... (578 comments)

"Zuckericanneverrmemberthespelling"

It's Zucker of Borg. You will be assimilated.

HTH! HAND!

about two weeks ago
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The Graffiti Drone

msauve I expect... (126 comments)

He's not going to complain when the police drones provide a counterpoint by dousing him with pepper spray, right?

about two weeks ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

msauve Re:The earth IS at the center... (641 comments)

Nope. You're wrong. Stop trying to create a straw man, because you're failing miserably.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

msauve Re:The earth IS at the center... (641 comments)

The barycenter of the Earth/Sun system is inside Sol, and the barycenter of the Earth/Moon system is inside the earth.

I haven't heard any claims about orbiting the center of either the Sun or Earth.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

msauve The earth IS at the center... (641 comments)

Einstein taught us that no point of reference is special. It's perfectly legitimate to state that everything goes around the earth. It does make the movements of everything else very complex though, since they then don't follow Keplerian orbits. It also breaks some of Newton's laws (like inertia, since other planets sometimes reverse course).

But, fixing all of that is just a matter of using different math and creating different physical laws. The accepted convention of the Earth orbiting the Sun is simply the one which we've found to have the simplest math and laws.

about two weeks ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

msauve Re:This is Fantastic! (99 comments)

That stone looks more like a horseshoe crab than Australia.

about two weeks ago
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Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

msauve Re:Yes, yes it is. (408 comments)

"The trackball layout on the early Powerbooks was an obvious requirement of using a GUI."

Nope. Look at the Mac Portable, which had the keyboard down near the edge, and a trackball to the side.

"I remember using a similar touchscreen and keyboard setup...mid-80s"

Touchscreen in the mid-80's? Even if so, how does that relate to the positioning of a keyboard and trackball/trackpad? (Fairlight? You talkin' 'bout a musical keyboard???)

about two weeks ago
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Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

msauve Re:Yes, yes it is. (408 comments)

"Apple, and several others, have managed to blatantly hijack the patent system"

Not defending their current practice (slide to unlock and pinch zoom clearly have prior art), but it comes from their past experience.

One obvious example is the keyboard/trackpad layout of all modern laptops. It was Apple on their PowerBooks who pushed the keyboard toward the screen, making room for palmrests and pointing devices below. Prior to that, everyone was putting keyboards tight against the lower edge. They didn't patent it, and the rest of the industry quickly followed.

about two weeks ago

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SQRL proposes to solve password problems.

msauve msauve writes  |  about 6 months ago

msauve (701917) writes "The Secure QR Login system (SQRL, pronounced “squirrel”) may revolutionize web site login and authentication. It promises to eliminate every problem inherent in traditional login techniques. With SQRL, your phone snaps the QR code displayed on a website's login page . . . . and YOU are securely logged in."
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LightSquared CEO resigns amid appearance of bribery.

msauve msauve writes  |  more than 2 years ago

msauve (701917) writes "LightSquared, the company who's request to use make use of spectrum in a way likely to interfere with GPS was recently denied, has suffered another setback. CEO Sanjiv Ahuja has now resigned, only a week after a report detailing political contributions and the personal financial interests of Obama and officials in his administration in SkyTerra, the precursor company to LightSquared.

Ahuja's one and only contribution to the Democratic Party occurred on the same day he tried to arrange a meeting with Obama administration officials, apparently as part of LightSquared's desire to fast track FCC approval of a change beneficial to the company."

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