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Scientists Twist Radio Beams To Send Data At 32 Gigabits Per Second

muphin Redundant (122 comments)

from the diagram, it looks to be a directional antennae.
if you are doing that with radio waves... why not a laser?

about 2 months ago
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Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

muphin Technical Perspective (267 comments)

Ok say they get into every ISP's network...
how are they going to monitor every device? pings? imagine the traffic overhead for that?
will the NSA have to pay to be in the "fast-lane"?
what about Dynamic IP's ? how often will they monitor those changes?

about 2 months ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

muphin Snail Mail (210 comments)

Has anyone actually social-engineered them to provide postal details.
e.g
me: you want me to install __?
them: yes plz sir, please download and install!
me: how about i just send you the money to come and fix it, i take it you're in india.... where should i send the $500 cheque?
them: please wait wile i talk with my supervisor
them: sorry we cannot do that, do you have a credit card....
me: sorry i only have a cheque, i'm a 70 year old retired investment banker... i have no need for a credit card, i can draw up a bank cheque if you like, isnt $500 enough... ok how much do you need, i never deal with my computer so i dont know how much these things cost... $1,500?
them: ok let me talk to my manager again please
them: ok, as your computer is majourly infected, it will be very expensive to repair, please send $5,000 to.........
me: ok, i'll send it tomorrow, thank you.
them: we will call you once we receive the money, hangs up.
me: calls interpol with the details.

about 2 months ago
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Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

muphin Two-Factor Authentication (107 comments)

Although annoying i'm glad i have enabled 2-factor on Namecheap, plus my passwords are different from my email...

about 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 5 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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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 10 months ago
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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 a year ago
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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 a year ago
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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 a year ago
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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 a year ago
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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

1 year,4 days
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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.

1 year,15 days
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India's Billion User Biometric Odyssey

muphin Re:Illegal and Invalid (81 comments)

when did India get a "Constitution"?

about a year ago
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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

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POLL: How useful are QR Codes?

muphin muphin writes  |  about 3 months ago

muphin (842524) writes "a) easy when mobile
b) never pay attention tot hem
c) sometimes useful
d) useless
e) use them all the time"

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