Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

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 a month ago
top

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 a month and a half ago
top

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 a month and a half ago
top

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 a month and a half ago
top

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 a month and a half ago
top

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 a month and a half ago
top

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 a month and a half ago
top

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 a month and a half ago
top

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 a month and a half ago
top

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 a month ago
top

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 2 months ago
top

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 2 months ago
top

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 2 months ago
top

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 2 months ago
top

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 2 months ago
top

Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

psyclone Re:limit_rate (194 comments)

But does the syntax even work? ~* seems to be a string operator matching the $remote_addr to a CIDR notation subnet. Will nginx match that properly?

about 3 months ago
top

Nasty Security Flaw In OAuth, OpenID

psyclone Re:OT: Slashdot Beta on the rise again (18 comments)

As a logged in user, I still get Classic view, but on a narrow but tall vertical monitor, Beta comments are completely unreadable for me. Thus, when beta hits, I will be a summary-only reader. (And might finally get around to creating an account on reddit.)

about 3 months ago
top

Firefox 29: Redesign

psyclone Re:as fast as Chrome? (688 comments)

I've not yet tried it with FF 29, works great on FF 28.

I've not figured out a way to highlight the current tab, but I use another way to show me which tab I'm on. I disable the close button (X) on all tabs except for the current one, so I can look to the far right of my tab list for the (X) as I have tabs on the right.

With a vertical monitor, my tab width is small, but I can show many tabs without scrolling (about 70 un-collapsed).

about 3 months ago
top

Firefox 29: Redesign

psyclone Re:as fast as Chrome? (688 comments)

How could you possibly use Chrome with that many tabs and not have tabs on the side?

I routinely have 50-100 tabs open in Firefox, memory usage is great, even with a bunch of add-ons, from versions 26-28. Granted, some of my add-ons help reduce overall resources by blocking cookies and scripts. Also 'click to play' is a necessity so Flash only loads on the few sites I allow.

about 2 months ago

Submissions

top

.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."
Link to Original Source

Journals

psyclone has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...