top Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites
And in case someone thinks that's the hard part, note that tagging the packets is pretty easy. Just send a pattern of large-packet,small-packet,large-packet,small-packet
.... ; and look for that pattern.
Just spam the
.onion site with tons of that traffic, and look on the relay nodes you control for whichever machine they're sending the most of that pattern.
top OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers
Anyone know of such a service that supports the rsync protocol (either over ssh or any other rsync-friendly transport).
If so - bandwidth limitations don't suck so bad; since you'd be typically just streaming incremental changes.
top Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs
Don't have Windows here. Would be nice if they had a firmware patch that could run on Linux.
top 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand
I love how Zune has now become a word for Microsoft screwing a partner.
Microsoft Partners, You Been Zunked
More on that some other day, but the real and perhaps the only story in the news is that Microsoftâ(TM)s partners â" from device makers to music services â" just got double crossed by the company they choose to believe in. I like to call it Zun-ked (a tiny take off on Punked.)
top Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected
Whenver a speed camera gives a ticket it sucks money out of a community (sharing with arizona or wherever the company is that runs most of them).
Yet the camera marketing companies keep spinning them as ways to provide money to cities.
In reality, that only works for the rare city where most drivers are from out of town.
top If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?
Remember how "off-site backups" were important back before the cloud?
I think the best of both worlds is to have the live system in the cloud, but have
on site backups of all those systems.
That way if/when the cloud dies, you can still have access to all your data.
top Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World
Thank you for making that distinction.
I liked using Ruby before ever seeing Rails, and have a moderate dislike for Rails.
I wish people would stop judging Ruby for one IMHO awkward and bloated framework.
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top Chrome 38 Released: New APIs and 159 Security Fixes
I hope yes for bug fixes. Less excited about "features".
I'm not sure I want them adding "features" like Google Play and random to help their data business.
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top US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants
Does that mean they think they're allowed to hack whatever banks and stock markets they want in foreign countries?
If so - imagine how effectively they might go after financial crimes.
Or is this just for when the FBI wants to overlap with the DEA on wars on drugs?
about a month and a half ago
top How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology
I imagine with their surveilance on foreign corporations there's a huge amount of technology the could license.
And imagine how much money they could make licensing insider information of stock markets of enemy countries.
Might even be part of their job descriptions, if their job is to undermine such countries. It probably works better to destablize an enemy's economy than sanctions.
top Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography
I guess the problem is writing the law in a way that disallows shooting commercials or movies
I don't think that's what they're targeting.
Wouldn't be surprised if the real target are environmentalists who complain about aggressive logging.
top TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name
Thank You!!! I've occasionally looked for something exactly like this.
top NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX
It wouldn't suck if they made more profit on less revenue.
Sure it could.
For example, Boeing could take the $4B and spend $5B on R&D having negative profit; while SpaceX could take the $2B and make $1B profit.
But then Boeing's technology will have improved by $5B in R while SpaceX's will have only benefited 1/5th as much
top FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters
Well, there are forces that do not want *NEW* parts of the US economy to do well. Those are the big slow companies heavily invested in old legacy technologies. I imagine they're the ones who buy the lawyers who write the laws.
See also, electric cars.
top Should Docker Move To a Non-Profit Foundation?
If it's managed well, who cares what the organization / tax structure of the backers are.
If it gets mismanaged by an individual, you'll get dozens of non-profits as well as corporations that are welcome to fork it and try to convince people to use their own forks
If it gets mismanaged by a non-profit, you'll get dozens of commercial companies and individuals that are welcome to fork it and try to convince people to use their own forks.
In the end, the best managed fork will win; regardless of how it's taxed.
top FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard
It's a nightmare to maintain
I'd have thought that was a solved problem long ago - and if it really is still painful, there are plenty of email hosting services that would love to sign up a major ISP to provide that service for you.
top NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers
No surprises here.
It'd make perfect sense if NSA submits bug reports to Tor for vulnerabilities it knows its competitors are using; while at the same time keeping quiet about the ones it uses itself.
top Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth
Seem the area has many groups - some friendly to one agenda, others friendly to other agendas.
It doesn't seem hard to use areal photos to find *a* camp. But how might they know it's an ISIS camp?
(especially considering that a facility may be Local Police one day, and ISIS the next.
top Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds
Might not be competing search engines.
Could just be a SEO-trick where a company hires a SEO optimization company to remove the content of competitors.
top 51% of Computer Users Share Passwords
Android's especially annoying how a single tablet is linked tightly to a single google account. To have a table that's shared among all people living together, you practically have to set up a shared google acccount.
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