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San Francisco Airport Testing Beacon System For Blind Travelers

muphin mmmmm bacon (61 comments)

am i the only one who thought they were testing a bacon system...

about a month ago

Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

muphin Common Security Practise (387 comments)

I believe the owner of the EC2 had 1 single account (root account) when he should have setup 2 factor authentication for such an account and then created separate accounts, this would have prevented his issue using the security policies AWS has in place....
AWS is always targeted and being reliant on a single account for security is negligent.
So you people out there that use AWS, PLEASE don't use the default account, secure it with 2 factor and then create individual accounts for the services, using security policies to allow communication between each other. - from an AWS certified engineer :)

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

muphin Re:The games i like (669 comments)

Yeah i have S.T.A.L.K.E.R aswell :) but just didnt POP for me

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

muphin The games i like (669 comments)

- Age of Empires
- Assassins Creed (1,2.3...)
- BioShock
- BorderLands 1 & 2
- DIshonored
- Fallout 3
- Mass Effect 1 - 3
- Metro Last Light
- Sleeping Dogs
- Syndicate
- Elder Scrolls
- Tombraider

about 6 months ago

US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

muphin Dont watch it (578 comments)

i dont watch it, dont care.
the Athletes are awesome... buts its too political and commercial now.
and now the Olympics are being limited to certain media outlets....

about 7 months ago

Australian Team Working On Engines Without Piston Rings

muphin Re:It won't work (368 comments)

How the ringless piston works:
In place of the rings, each piston has numerous small, angled grooves, semi-circular at their apex. With the small clearances between them, the movement of the piston creates high-speed eddies -- air pressure working like metal rings to cut leakage and loss during the compression and combustion strokes.

“That means there’s no metal-to metal contact between the pistons or rotors and their mating cylinders or housings. Virtually no friction means the mechanism needs no lubrication and there’s no wear and tear on major components,” said Trigg.

There’s an important by-product here, too. Putting an “air cushion” around the periphery of the combustion chamber creates a stratified air-fuel charge – an injection profile that enriches the mixture in the centre of the chamber and leans it up towards the periphery.

about 8 months ago

US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

muphin Re:Seriously? (1146 comments)

You are free to choose, halogens give off heat :p
people get in a routine, even if they are inefficient, people buy them cause they know they work.

about 8 months ago

Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

muphin Re:so does this mean.... (433 comments)

Does that mean,
"Dimensions" are alternate simulations, like we do with super computers? parallel processing.

about 9 months ago

Final Days For Australia's Analog TV

muphin Re:Late to the game... (192 comments)

you're saying this on... slashdot...???
i think geeks know more than the drones out there... if you are here and dont know what Digital TV is... i pitty you

about 9 months ago

NSA Infected 50,000 Computer Networks With Malicious Software

muphin Re:NSA's relationship to AV companies (264 comments)

Long answer, no
no all AV companies are US companies, IE Kaspersky...
and even if they were some people involved would have leaked the info

about 9 months ago

Porn-Surfing Execs Infecting Corporate Networks With Malware

muphin Re:Solution (151 comments)

Have you EVER tried to get time on execs machine? good luck, let alone removing their access to their network drives... yeah you will be out of a job.. they would say, your our IT you fix it.

about 10 months ago

India's Billion User Biometric Odyssey

muphin Re:Illegal and Invalid (81 comments)

when did India get a "Constitution"?

about a year ago

Yahoo To Offer Bug Bounty Rewards Up To $15,000

muphin Re:Good luck getting paid (65 comments)

that's counter productive, hiring a full time developer to scour the site for bugs would costs hundreds of thousands, and here we have people with the skill after a small amount. Also if the people doing the pen-testing get fucked over they just release the exploit and move onto a site that appreciates their time

about a year ago

US Shutdown Is Good News For Patent Trolls

muphin Re:What about customs? (84 comments)

is that why they took down SilkRoad before the government collapsed?

about a year ago

US Shutdown Is Good News For Patent Trolls

muphin HEY!! shhhhh! (84 comments)

don't tell them that, now they know they can extort more money

about a year ago

Another 100 Gigabit DDoS Attack Strikes — This Time Unreflected

muphin worst use of a DDoS (93 comments)

why not use it ebay for that item you sooo wanted.... get rid of those sniper bids.
i see no profit or gain doing it to a CDN since they tend to have a distributed infrastructure...
possibly a poker/gambling site

about a year ago

Why Are Cells the Size They Are? Gravity May Be a Factor

muphin Tholian Mesh (85 comments)

So this must be the Tholian mesh we hear about in Star Trek ?

about a year ago



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