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Will Facebook Become the Net's SSO?

spungo One day soon... (314 comments)

Reality will only be available as a facebook app.

more than 3 years ago
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Cyber Gangs Raise Profile of Commerical Online Bank Security

spungo Re:Live CDs (140 comments)

I like that. I may have to borrow your methodology. (Unless you've patented it, though. ;-) )

more than 4 years ago
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Garlic Farmer Wards Off High-Speed Internet

spungo Re:On behalf of myself and other Nova Scotians (475 comments)

Hey -- I lives in the Valley, and I resemble that remark! Just 'cos we ain't got yer sophistimacated, civilized Halifax ways, don't mean we isn't got smarts and stuff. Look at me -- I was smarted enuff not to marry my sister -- I knewed it would be bad fer da youngins -- I married me brother instead!

more than 4 years ago
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Encryption? What Encryption?

spungo Re:One place to hide is game files. (500 comments)

Yes -- obscured encryption is what you want, so that when the Man says "decrypt this", you run a command, and all the Man sees is a bunch of innocent images, or something. It might mean that you only have one byte of encrypted data per kilobyte of superfluous junk, but hey -- it would be worth it.

more than 4 years ago
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R.I.P. FTP

spungo Re:Not every machine is on teh webs (359 comments)

I think you misunderstand -- it is a CLOSED subnet -- four or five servers, with two or three users in a secure room. The ftp passwords never leave the secure environment -- no other machines are connected to it -- where exactly are spyware sniffers going to come from (OS loaded out of the box -- no connection with outside) -- even if there were sniffers, nothing can ever leave the subnet!!

about 5 years ago
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R.I.P. FTP

spungo Not every machine is on teh webs (359 comments)

I spend a lot of time on working on closed subnets -- ftp is v useful for systems when there's only one or two users with access -- and everything is done in a secure room. Do we really need to sledgehammer of ssh? Admittedly I didn't RTFA (on principle, you understand), so why should everyone be denied ftp when it is not dangerous to all?

about 5 years ago
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CJKV Information Processing 2nd ed.

spungo Spungo's Law says... (52 comments)

...nearly every week there will be a new O'Reilly book on something you've never heard of.

about 5 years ago
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How To Have an Online Social Life When You're Dead

spungo Great Idea (187 comments)

I fully intend to write some bots before I croak, just so I can creep people out -- get it to send txt msgs, tweets, facebook status updates -- the lot. Maybe even sperad rumours that my demise was greatly exaggerated...

more than 5 years ago
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Northrop Grumman To Develop Brain-Wave Binoculars

spungo Feedback (149 comments)

Is there not a risk of weird feedback, and the wearer's head eventually exploding like that bloke in "Scanners"?

more than 6 years ago

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