Universal Flu Vaccine "Blueprint" Discovered
I believe the US congress has already been proven to be immune to common sense ;)
RSA Warns Developers Not To Use RSA Products
for one, SHA-2 is a hashing algorithm, not encryption. Secondly, although the math is sound, the algorithm which generates the seed for the PRNG is allegedly based on constants which make the crypto trivial for the NSA to brute force.That algorithm is known as Dual_EC_BRDG.
Pakistan Boycotting Call of Duty, Medal of Honor Games
In most ME countries they really don't give a fuck about piracy.
Or you could look at a globe.
Pakistan is the Middle East now?
Air Force Foresaw Fatal F-22 Problems; Rejected $100,000 Fix As Too Expensive
But would that 100K 1 time cost, have led to a much more expensive battery of tests to re-validate the entire aircraft?
Its like a 2 line code change that causes 100hrs of test cases.
China To Begin Submitting Air Pollution Reports
Trindad is rich with oil - how is this odd?
The History of Ethernet
A Multitasking GUI, Circa 1982
Contrary to TFA, multitasking existed before 1982
Best IT-infrastructure For a Small Company?
maybe a halon fire suppression system.
Halon hasn't been advocated for years, what with the nasty side effect of depleting oxygen and killing people and stuff. Water + insurance + good backups is the current best practice.
Why Apple Doesn't Market Squarely To Businesses
Linux license cost is free and there are lots of resources (people mainly) are available
sorry to be pedantic, but this is a common and incorrect assumption regarding Linux TCO. If you're running a production server, you get a production license/support agreement. You can't, and shouldn't expect there to be zero cost in a production environment.
Why "Running IT As a Business" Is a Bad Idea
You can't forget that proper management of exceptions can lead to forming new standards. For example, if IE is the standard (heavans no) and FireFox has grown to 80% marketshare internally (tracked through exceptions) it could be a valid case to change the standard.
Why "Running IT As a Business" Is a Bad Idea
IT does book profit but the problem is that if we make accounting more efficient with our hard work all the accountants get nice bonuses and we get to go fuck ourselves.
You mean like how the Sales guys get the bonuses, while the accountants get screwed? Or how the execs get to not go to jail when internal audit discovers and issue before the next external audit?
Your logic is highly flawed.
Next Linux Kernel Due Early March
That's incorrect, IBM has allowed employees to choose whatever OS they want - including official support for Linux and Windows, as well as skunkworks support for Mac.
Office Work Ethic In the IT Industry?
If you're paying them by the milestone - great. If you're paying them by the hour, start cracking down.
DVD-CSS's Encryption Not Enough? Here Comes DECE
So tell me, who do I hurt if I pay once for a CD or DVD, then rip or pirate it and play the unlocked files on any/every device I own? Who do I hurt when I lend my copy to a friend (who, if he finds he likes it, may even purchase his own copy)?
Your assumption is that your friend will buy a copy. Hollywood is afraid they might actually have to make movies that people want to buy.
A Mixed Review For Google Chrome On Linux
I'm running F12 x64 and I downloaded the Chrome beta. Why hasn't anyone pointed out that the lack of an x64 Gears plugin is rather silly?
Microsoft Finally Open Sources Windows 7 Tool
ehm, back in my day we called it the Big Kernel Lock. You kids!
now get off my lawn!
Saying No To Promotions Away From Tech?
That is not true at all. My company (IBM) has both technical and managerial paths. Look up IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Fellow in wikipedia when you get some time. Technology companies usually maintain two paths.
LHC Shut Down Again — By Baguette-Dropping Bird
or it was thrown out of a passing aeroplane.
Thrown out of a passing aeroplane? Really? Have you tried opening the windows on an aeroplane recently? I suppose someone could have flown over in a bi-plane... but really?
Cracking PGP In the Cloud
That is just nonsense.
If the customer had used a proper PKI with key recovery/escrow this could have been avoided. The solution is NOT to make weak passwords so that you can crack them when you lose your passphrase. How on earth is this modded informative?!
Installing Linux On Old Hardware?
Why would X have worked on any builds of OpenWRT???
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