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Cisco Accused of Orchestrating Engineer's Arrest

squallbsr Re:I don't understand how this is 'orchestrating' (160 comments)

The orchestrating part is where the evidence of the crime (required for the extradition) hasn't been sent to the Canadians yet. They've had 10 months to provide evidence of the crime, but have not been able to produce it. So, the civil case, which was getting close to going to a Jury trial, got settled because the guy got arrested. This is one heck of a coincidence.

more than 3 years ago
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Things Get Worse at Fukushima

squallbsr Re:Look at the State of Baden-Württemberg! (1122 comments)

It takes 1,100 wind turbines (1MW turbines) to equal the power of 1 Nuclear Reactor (1100MW - Fukushima Reactor 6). Could somebody please tell me how in the world Japan would be able to effectively power their country with wind turbines, or solar?

more than 3 years ago
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Things Get Worse at Fukushima

squallbsr Re:Nuclear technologies (1122 comments)

I think the reactions from Chernobyl and Three Mile Island accidents have actually made nuclear power much more dangerous than it would be today if these major disasters hadn't happened. We would have probably advanced our reactor designs and have had safer reactors as a result.

more than 3 years ago
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Things Get Worse at Fukushima

squallbsr Re:The *real* shame in all of this (1122 comments)

The Chernobyl reactors are not using the same basic designs as the Fukushima reactors. The biggest difference between the two is the GE Mark I reactors at Fukushima are Boiling Water Recators and use water as a moderator, Chernobyl reactors are RBMK designs and use graphite as a moderator.

more than 3 years ago
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Page Can't Turn Back Clock At Google

squallbsr Re:Turning back the clock... (205 comments)

They'll have to do a better job than Apple's Time Machine - the bar is pretty high already...

more than 3 years ago
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Heroism Is Part of a Nuclear Worker's Job

squallbsr Re:Heroism (349 comments)

The plant was designed to withstand a 6.5m tsunami, unfortunately the tsunami that caused all the problems was 7m.

more than 3 years ago
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Drizzle Hits General Availability

squallbsr Re:Life with MySQL can be frustrating (146 comments)

It is these kinds of behaviors that have always kept me from ever liking MySQL. I really don't want my database trying to decide how to convert my data into something it deems acceptable. If I try to insert bad data, I want an error, not the db 'fixing' the issue for me.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Bans Open Source From the Windows Market

squallbsr Re:It's easy to comply with the GPL (566 comments)

The GPL goes beyond just the source code. There are clauses that prevent further restrictions on the licensed use of a program, there are licence grants that allow you to redistribute the binary form of the program (what was downloaded from the app store). You will not be able to do these things, the app store terms of use are going to have further restrictions on acceptable use of a program downloaded from the app store. GPL will be incompatible with the terms of the app store.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Bans Open Source From the Windows Market

squallbsr Re:Incorrect. (566 comments)

The GPL doesn't propagate as long as you don't distribute the program. It doesn't have anything to do with using it like proprietary software. If somebody can download your program, you have to honor the GPL.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Bans Open Source From the Windows Market

squallbsr Re:someone, please explain this to me (566 comments)

It isn't the source code redistribution or availability that is the problem with GPL on an app store.

From GPLv2:
You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it, under Section 2) in object code or executable form...

The app stores do not allow you to copy and distribute the Program in executable form, since they are wrapped up in DRM layers and I would bet there are also license verbiage that says you are not allowed to copy the apps downloaded from the app store. It is very easy to provide the distribution of source code for an app on the app store, you just point to a file on the internet, a phone number to call or an address to write to asking for the source.

more than 3 years ago
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Anatomy of the HBGary Hack

squallbsr Re:Attack Summary (220 comments)

No, collision vulnerabilities are for validating the contents of a file haven't changed using an MD5 hash. The reason you don't use MD5 hashing to store a 1-way hash of a password is that it is an extremely fast algorithm to compute - meaning it takes a lot less time to compute a rainbow table or brute force hashes in order to figure out the password.

more than 3 years ago
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Anatomy of the HBGary Hack

squallbsr Re:Incompetent (220 comments)

No, didn't you see hackers, it obviously is 'GOD'.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Marketing Man Tweets PS3 Master Key

squallbsr Re:So... (351 comments)

Anybody who might be a party to a lawsuit regarding the publishing of the key should download that screenshot RIGHT NOW and keep track of it in case of a lawsuit. Make sure your lawyer knows about its existence.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PS3 Hack

squallbsr Re:Youtube Video (437 comments)

You sir are very funny. Of course the GP was pretty much just asking to be rick rolled.

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source More Expensive Says MS Report

squallbsr Re:My psychic prediction (465 comments)

A hot programmer

Now there is a fallacy...

more than 3 years ago
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Opera Supports Google Decision To Drop H.264

squallbsr Re:Sad news for the web (336 comments)

Anything worth keeping is also worth fighting for. The problem is that a large number of people do not actually do anything to protect the things they value. If you want to see a world without patent abuse, you have to actively engage - donate to the EFF, call your Congressman/woman, educate people on the issues, buy some advertisements, etc, etc.

more than 3 years ago
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Opera Supports Google Decision To Drop H.264

squallbsr Re:Everyone else uses H264/MPEG4 (336 comments)

I would rather have an open codec used for the open web. I did find this move by Google to be a little odd, I am wondering if MPEG-LA called Google up and asked for money.

more than 3 years ago
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LimeWire Lives Again

squallbsr Re:it's been said (278 comments)

they will outlaw neither only because Shakespeare's work is out of copyright, it's in the public domain. Now if we were to talk about Mickey Mouse, that would be a different story...

about 4 years ago

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