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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

sqlrob Re:it's a good effort (374 comments)

There are plenty of alternatives that are present in many embedded devices?

4 days ago
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One Billion Android Devices Open To Privilege Escalation

sqlrob Not a problem (117 comments)

This depends on upgrades. Carriers, upgrade?

Hell, my wife and I are on different versions of Android, same carrier, same phone, both say they're fully up to date.

about a month ago
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Linux Distributions Storing Wi-Fi Passwords In Plain Text

sqlrob Re:And the problem is? (341 comments)

Has to be readable yes. Has to be plain text? No.

If I give you something encrypted with OpesnSSL and a password, you can break it right? After all, you know everything that OpenSSL does. The wifi password, and any other external credential, should be protected at rest. And yes, it can be done securely even with full source access.

about 4 months ago
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I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

sqlrob Great. Just great. (265 comments)

What am I going to do with all these bottlecaps now?

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?

sqlrob Re: iPad (370 comments)

My parents are in a similar situation. I created them the accounts they needed and sent them Nexus 7.

The nearest Apple store to them is 2 hours away, and a half hour in the car is pushing for my mother. Don't assume everyone has access to an Apple store. Or can even make it out of the house for that matter.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Makes an Astonishing $2 Billion Per Year From Android Patent Royalties

sqlrob Re:What about the manufacturers? Google? (304 comments)

but those are only 4.0 or 4.1, so they can't access the Google Play store

Huh? My 2.3 phone accesses the Play store just as easily as my 4.3 tablet.

about 6 months ago
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Feds Target Instructors of Polygraph-Beating Methods

sqlrob Re:Bad summary is bad. (282 comments)

Except they don't use polygraphs in criminal investigations, so what's the problem?

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Deliver a Print Magazine Online, While Avoiding Piracy?

sqlrob Re:Fingerprint it! (298 comments)

You want to see what the GOG model gets you with modern games?

Sure, Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077, Dragon Commander. Those don't look like MMO to me.

Look at the things like the party Ubi threw at SDCC, Tomb Raider a "failure" with 3M+ sold. The current AAA model is unsustainable with or without piracy.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Deliver a Print Magazine Online, While Avoiding Piracy?

sqlrob Re:Fingerprint it! (298 comments)

we could actually show its possible to sell digitally without nasty DRM schemas like SecuROM

You think?

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Deliver a Print Magazine Online, While Avoiding Piracy?

sqlrob Re:Fingerprint it! (298 comments)

Password protected PDF secure? You're kidding, right?

My wife and I had some password protected PDFs that wouldn't open on our e-readers. I stripped the passwords in about 5 seconds, since I had the passwords because we were authorized users. No problems reading on our devices after that.

These PDFs were part of a collection, some were passworded, most were not. My wife and I both had the same password even though we downloaded with differing credentials, so I'm assuming everybody got the same password. Security, what's that?

about 9 months ago
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How Do You Get Better Bug Reports From Users?

sqlrob Re:Worse error messages (205 comments)

Yeah, the app should phone home when the bug report is "Loss of network crashes app"

And people love it when things record everything that happens. Look at how many loved the One.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Integrating Xbox One Advertising With Kinect To Profile Users For Ads

sqlrob Re:Evil. (300 comments)

I don't know how much you can say the market accepts it for cable. More and more people are cutting the cord

about 10 months ago
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New Console Always-Online Requirements and You

sqlrob Re:The only winning move.... (435 comments)

Rage (one of the sewers)
Batman Arkham City (catwoman)

Yeah, "online" passes affect single player too

about a year ago
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Microsoft Creative Director 'Doesn't Get' Always-On DRM Concerns

sqlrob Re:good stuff (572 comments)

That latter one is also likely untouched.

It is also a parody account.

1 year,19 days
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Lawmakers Seek To Ban Google Glass On the Road

sqlrob Re:Why? (375 comments)

Where did I say no one would ever get distracted by the glasses?

Stopping the problem != making a law specifically outlawing it, as can be seen by your own speeding example. Have an advertising campaign (ever see the "Speed Kills" one?), pull over people weaving and tailgating and speeding, regardless of why.

about a year ago
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Lawmakers Seek To Ban Google Glass On the Road

sqlrob Re:Why? (375 comments)

If they're not weaving or following too closely, are they distracted by the glasses?

about a year ago

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