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New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

psyclone Re:This is important (161 comments)

How is this algorithm any different than Wolfram Alpha? Both are light on actual details and they both claim to do the same thing.

about two weeks ago
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Type 225 Words per Minute with a Stenographic Keyboard (Video)

psyclone Time for a Race (109 comments)

Race Qwerty vs Dvorak vs Steno at Type Racer.

Clearly some people type much faster than a measly 120 WPM (as TFA indicated) using a qwerty layout.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyclone Re:They used to call me paranoid... (427 comments)

I have no idea how those work, I would assume the channel guide is an external web service and is not hosted by the Actiontec router.

It's worth a try, you can always restore the router to it's default. It's not like you're flashing the firmware of the Actiontec, just changing some settings.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyclone Re:They used to call me paranoid... (427 comments)

Do the same thing. Setup the Actiontec to ONLY speak DSL and pass through the PPPoE connection to your router of choice. Thus your router of choice does the PPPoE authentication, and does NAT, and optionally wifi. As it now knows your external IP every time it changes, it can more easily use various dynamic DNS providers.

about two weeks ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

psyclone Re:Which means (347 comments)

If you reverse the polarity of the neutrino beam, you might be able to detect the tachyon pulse that's out of phase with normal matter!

about 2 months ago
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Why Amazon Might Want a Big Piece of the Smartphone Market

psyclone Re:Amazon Apps already for iOS and Android. (61 comments)

Right, but just like their Kindle Fire tablets, the Amazon Phone (Fire Phone? whatev) will not come with the Google Play store installed, but only provide access to Amazon's App Store.

Just another slice of the mobile pie.

about 2 months ago
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Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

psyclone Needs more Spy Thrilling (89 comments)

The money was left in a bag at a parking lot nearby Särkänniemi amusement park. Then things went wrong. The blackmailer took the bag. Police, however, lost track of the blackmailer and the money was gone.

What, no GPS transmitter in the filament of each paper Euro? Amateurs.

about 2 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

psyclone Re:learn to write, dammit! (364 comments)

Agreed. And the quality of comments has not improved at all with the requirement of G+.

about 2 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

psyclone Re:Ummm (364 comments)

Exactly this:

Google is unwilling to negotiate the terms of the [streaming service] contract except by saying "Well if you won't accept this offer, we'll pull your music from Youtube, our free platform, and yank the ad revenue because it's our service and that is our right."

about 2 months ago
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Book Review: Security Without Obscurity

psyclone Re:Meta-review (51 comments)

I also thought the review was overly wordy and hard to parse. For example:

One of the ways Stapleton brings his broad experience to the book is in the many areas where he compares different types of cryptosystems, technologies and algorithms. This enables the reader to understand what the appropriate type of authentication is most beneficial for the specific requirement.

Could easily be written as:

Stapleton compares different types of cryptosystems, technologies and algorithms.

Leaving plenty of space to list more concrete information from the book, like the Parent suggested: a table of contents.

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Ask "The King of Kong" Billy Mitchell About Classic Video Games

psyclone Re:A Lost Era (122 comments)

It was Pac-Man Battle Royale which could easily be a mobile/PC/web multi-player game.

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Ask "The King of Kong" Billy Mitchell About Classic Video Games

psyclone Re:A Lost Era (122 comments)

Even if there are arcade "museums" and other classic arcade venues to be found, do any of those have NEW games? There's a new 4-player pac man game (amidst many ticket-churning games) at a local arcade, which is fun, but it's an iteration on an old game.

My Billy Mitchell question: Is there anything new out there in arcade games that play in a more or less classic style, but don't churn out tickets?

about 2 months ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

psyclone Re:This is all wrong (111 comments)

No, not for SSL. It's only a single certificate for: www.arent.new.gtlds.fun.wtf

However, you are correct for DNSSEC, the roots must sign .wtf, which must sign fun.wtf, which can then sign the A record for www.arent.new.gtlds inside the fun.wtf zone.

about 2 months ago
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PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

psyclone Re:Encryption (220 comments)

Right, we need password-authenticated key agreements to become more common place, which are based on a zero-knowledge password proof. There are even IEEE and RFC standards.

What is the hold up here? Implementation is harder than simple password comparison?

about 3 months ago
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PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

psyclone Re:Encryption (220 comments)

How is the Auth1 scheme described above susceptible to offline dictionary attacks?

I'm assuming both client and server then exchange the Auth1 value to know if they can trust the other side: server would check for correct password, client would check for non-MITM server.

The supposed MITM would attempt to offline brute force the Passhash as they now know the inputs to the HMAC, and they know the correct Auth1 value?

about 3 months ago
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Samsung S5 Reports Stress Levels Through Heart Rate Variability Measure

psyclone Re:Apple has had heart rate sensor support (62 comments)

But pairing the bluetooth smart (bluetooth LE or low energy) can suck with the current Android release. Almost always need to re-sync the HR monitor before a workout. Perhaps a software update can make it better, or devices need a firmware update.

about 3 months ago
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XMPP Operators Begin Requiring Encryption, Google Still Not Allowing TLS

psyclone Re:Google is dropping XMPP and Talk/Chat anyway (121 comments)

Features? It's great to have the server manage groups so when a new user of Team X gets added, all of Team X shows up in their roster. File transfer is simpler and more secure using XMPP+TLS than requiring the "cloud". Persistent chat rooms (ala IRC channels) are a great way to keep people collaborating. Even IDEs like Intellij can help collaboration by sending "File Z line N" code pointers or diffs that show up right next to the code your team is working on.

That and by using OTR or trusting your own server to not log chats protects privacy. But does anyone care about privacy anymore?

about 3 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

psyclone Re:Wrong concern (409 comments)

Homomorphic encryption has been the Holy Grail of cloud computing since the term was coined. Yet until it has large toolchain support, why suffer with the extra hassle?

about 3 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

psyclone Re:Wrong concern (409 comments)

And since I shouldn't store the keys in the cloud, for every instance that uses some encrypted disk, I need to manually login then provide the key and passphrase.

Seems difficult to use encrypted storage in the cloud...

about 3 months ago

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.NET Registry may Change Domain Dispute Process

psyclone psyclone writes  |  more than 3 years ago

psyclone (187154) writes "The May 10th deadline for comments on the .net registry agreement renewal has arrived with new domain name dispute changes. Instead of UDRP, the new agreement proposes adding the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) process to the .net TLD. The URS is a quick $200 process for a trademark holder to disable and take ownership of a domain. URS also reduces the panel size from 1-3 people to a single person. You can still comment on the proposal by sending an email to ICANN."
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