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Securing Networks In the Internet of Things Era

rthille Re:Avoid IoT at all costs (78 comments)

The trouble is, you might first have to conduct a side-channel attack on the crypto chip in your fridge to get its key so you can properly encrypt the messages to say "everything is all right".

2 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

rthille Re:C++ is not the language you start with (533 comments)

You had bits? Back when I started, zero hadn't been invented yet, so we just had to pile up stacks of 1s in unary!

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

rthille I wish I'd known... (533 comments)

that I'd make way more money as a lawyer :-)
Then I could spend my time doing computers as a hobby and actually enjoy it.

2 days ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

rthille Re:I'm interested in this sort of thing for my hou (107 comments)

Looks like home depot has a PIR sensor switch (which we'll have to put in the new bathroom due to CA's Title-24) for $19.97, but a 10 pack of normal switches for $5.90...
A bit of a step up in price there.

about a week ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

rthille Re:I'm interested in this sort of thing for my hou (107 comments)

We have two big dogs, and I'm not really worried about a break-in, but I still don't feel comfortable ceding my coming and going to a for-profit company with unknown security practices.

If I were really worried about a real break in, I wouldn't have had the alarm system ripped out during the remodel...

about a week ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

rthille I'm interested in this sort of thing for my house (107 comments)

But I'm sure as hell not going to run my door locks over wireless with some consumer product that's produced as cheaply as can be for the mass market.

On the other hand, I know that roll-it-yourself security is almost always broken.

So, I deal with having to reach into my pocket to get my keys, and turn on lights with a switch rather than automatically.

Somehow I survive.

about a week ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

rthille Re:Why is (201 comments)

I _could_ care less, but I don't care enough to try to not care that hard :-)

about two weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

rthille Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (342 comments)

Well, I'm still driving around in my ~11 year old car, but when I get a plug-in hybrid I'd plug it in at my solar roofed house...

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

rthille Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (342 comments)

I agree, we shouldn't be subsidizing the green industries, instead we should just regulate the shit out of the extraction industries which manage to externalize so much of their costs.

How much should the coal industry pay for the ~1M deaths/year?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

about a month ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:Apple TV? (147 comments)

Yeah, it was definitely snark. I've got a Harmony remote, and the AppleTV remote sits in the cabinet with the other random TV related stuff.

about 3 months ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:My two reasons. (147 comments)

Or, you can torrent it for free! :-)

about 3 months ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:Apple TV? (147 comments)

You mean you can't find the remote app on your iphone?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

rthille Re:Don't. (408 comments)

No, aim to kill. You don't want to leave the criminal as a witness.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

rthille Re:Don't. (408 comments)

And if they use a diamond saw or cutting torch or plasma cutter?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

rthille Re:Database Scaleability. (272 comments)

Where has this idea that Databases can't scale come from?

the CAP theorem

Consistency, Availability, Partition-Resistance. Choose any two.

about 4 months ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

rthille Re:At least it's on our side! (123 comments)

Interesting. You included Social Security in the expenses, and divide the time range up in 'before SS' and 'after SS'

Also, look at health and life expectancy before 1930. Now realize that huge amounts of the federal budget is SS & Medical (Medicare & Medicaid). If we didn't care about the indigent old, or the fact that national health insurance is more efficient (see what we spend on medical vs other advanced countries and the outcomes), and we didn't feel the need to be the world's police and paid down our debt, we could probably get back to ~4-5%...

about 5 months ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

rthille Re:The government does give (123 comments)

Anarchy is something you could use to describe what happens on the floor of a rainforest, or between the bacteria in your gut. I'd rather not live in a society like that. It's not just human nature, it's evolved nature due to limited resources and game theory.

about 5 months ago

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rthille rthille writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rthille writes "The big news from Apple was just iPod & iTunes related. Still no video iPod, but you can buy movies from the iTunes Media Store."

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Doing it again...

rthille rthille writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Once again I'm training to run a Marathon and raising money to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their fight against blood cancers. If anyone has followed tomhudson's advice and sold their house at the peak or otherwise has some cash and the need for a tax deduction, you can donate here: http://robert.thille.org/Donate/

For more information about what I'm doing and why, see here: http://robert.thille.org/Recreation/TNT/

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What would you record?

rthille rthille writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I've thought about the increasing amount of data I'm amassing over time about my life: CC receipts, GPS way-points, photos, etc. If you could wear or have a device implanted, and you could "magically" completely control who had access to the data, what data would you choose to record about yourself and your surroundings?

A basic list to start:
GPS location (would additionally need inertial for underground/water/inside)
Body Temperature and other physical/medical stats
Calories consumed/expended
Other humans/animals nearby
Clothing worn
Images of surroundings
Thoughts?

Eventually, most/all of this would be possible to record. What would you _want_ recorded? What would you most be afraid of others having access to?

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