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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

shking Re:Riddle me this Batman (375 comments)

It's like this Mr. Waylon Jones: this minimal information is pretty easy to get without access to your phone. You are almost certainly carrying a driver's license, with your name and address on it. You can probably be traced using your auto's license plate and registration. Police and other emergency services have easy access to unlisted phone numbers... and so on

4 hours ago

Interview: Ask Theo de Raadt What You Will

shking Re:Will OpenBSD switch to Systemd? (290 comments)

Recently both Debian and Ubuntu decided to make the switch to Systemd. With more and more distros switching to Systemd, will OpenBSD do the same?

Systemd's license is incompatible with OpenBSD, thus it would need to be rewritten from scratch (and it would probably refactored too). For systemd to appear in OpenBSD there needs to be a benefit to OpenBSD... not simply convenience for people moving from Linux. This is how pf was born: IPFilter was removed from OpenBSD due to concerns about its license and the pf developers refactored IPFilter's baroque rules syntax for simplicity and consistency.

about 6 months ago

Is the DEA Lying About iMessage Security?

shking What about Blackberry? (195 comments)

Remember the fuss just a year ago when India and other gov'ts complained about Blackberry? How is this different?

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many Time Standards Are There?

shking Re:ISO 8601 (214 comments)

Mod parent up

about a year and a half ago

Texas Declares War On Robots

shking Re: No film at 11 (387 comments)

That should read "news helicopters". Darn autocorrect!

about a year and a half ago

Texas Declares War On Robots

shking No film at 11 (387 comments)

I guess that's the end of New helicopters. Surveyors and cartographers rely on aerial photography Way to piss off the construction industry AND the press at the same time

about a year and a half ago

New Documents Detail FBI, Bank Crack Down On Occupy Wall Street

shking Re:"Stifle descent?" (584 comments)

The editors fell down on the job

about a year and a half ago

The Case That Apple Should Buy Nokia

shking Meh. Here we go again (286 comments)

These "insights" keep popping up every few months. A little while ago, everybody was telling Apple and MS to buy RIM. Following the herd is for sheep

about 2 years ago

Chattanooga's Municipal Network Doubles Down On Fiber Speeds

shking Re:Umeå, Sweden (165 comments)

I was just about to post something like "wait until the Europeans, Koreans or Japanese start posting their speeds". The USA is so far behind that average speeds elsewhere seems screaming fast at home... Then there's Canada, which was amoung the fastest 10 years ago, but then stopped improving. Now they're trailing.

about 2 years ago

Sources Say ITU Has Approved Ultra-High Definition TV Standard

shking FOUR times the resolution, not 16 (341 comments)

Resolution is measured in pixels per inch (or mm), not per square inch

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Options For FOSS Remote Support Software?

shking for Macs - Reverse ssh with VNC (247 comments)

For mac users, I make sure that my computer is reachable by ssh and I set up a "help" account. Then I email the following commands (with appropriate substitutions)

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ -activate -configure -access -on -clientopts -setvnclegacy -vnclegacy yes -clientopts -setvncpw -vncpw VNC-PASSWORD -restart -agent -privs -all

ssh -R 5901: -R 2201: help@MY-IP-ADDRESS-OR-DNS

Next I PHONE the person and get them to start up "Terminal" and copy/paste the commands above into the Terminal window. I also tell them what to type into the Terminal window when it asks for the "help" account's password.

Now I can start up my VNC client and connect via port 5901

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: A Cheap US Cellphone Plan With an Unlocked Phone?

shking Pay as you go $25 for 250 minutes (288 comments)

On my last couple trips to the US, I've picked up a $25 SIM for my unlocked iphone at an AT&T store. It's good for up to 3 months, with 250 minutes and unlimited SMS. No data, but wi-fi is everywhere. You can buy more time if you need to

more than 2 years ago

Which Fading Smartphone Company Is More Valuable To Microsoft, RIM Or Nokia?

shking The Elephant in the Room (222 comments)

Why do you think Microsoft wants to be a Phone manufacturer?

more than 2 years ago



Canadian DMCA Introduced

shking shking writes  |  more than 6 years ago

shking writes "As expected, the Canadian government has introduced Bill C-61 it's own version of the DMCA. The digital lock provisions are worse than the U.S. DMCA. Time-shifting and private copying are allowed, but subverted by digital lock provisions. Canadians face $20,000 per song fines for copying music from a protected disk to their iPods. Educators face draconian restrictions. What would have been a reasonable notice-and-notice system for ISP's may be undermined by the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement."

shking shking writes  |  more than 7 years ago

shking writes "In a recent interview on CBC radio (choose mp3 or ogg), Dr. Larry Silverberg, an engineering professor at North Carolina State University, explains how Santa Claus delivers presents to millions of children in just one night. According to Dr. Silverberg, Santa invokes Einstein's theory of relativity to bend space and time and uses nanotechnology to build the presents right under each home's tree. There's also an alternative theory"


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