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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Email Encryption Gateway For a Small Business?

steviesteveo12 Re:gmail (155 comments)

You don't need to pay anything to get a certificate. You only need if you want it signed by a major CA. Something with closed membership like the bar association could just publish the fingerprint and have everyone trust the certificate manually.

it might be even wiser.

Yeah, I know I'd be happier with a bar issued certificate than a, say, DigiNotar one.

about a year ago
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US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

steviesteveo12 Re:I don't get it. (1313 comments)

And with a weird story. It sounds very much like what an American CEO thinks French union worker would talk like if you accused them of working a three hour day. "wee wee, eet eez ze Frrrrranch way" [twirls thin moustache, drinks some wine and eats some cheese]

about a year ago
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Taking a Hard Look At SSD Write Endurance

steviesteveo12 Re:Holy idiocy batman (267 comments)

Micron Technology and Sun Microsystems announced an SLC NAND flash memory chip rated for 1,000,000 P/E cycles on 17 December 2008."

Only if you're using SLC NAND, which is the fast, expensive, long lasting stuff. The other kinds (MLC/TLC) wear out much quicker.

about a year ago
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UK Court: MPAA Not Entitled To Profits From Piracy

steviesteveo12 Re:Er... (159 comments)

I'm going with no on that.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Long Do We Give an Online Service To Fix Issues?

steviesteveo12 Re:I would want some kind of compensation to stay (113 comments)

In particular because they should recognise that the customer has all the power there. I normally won't cancel a service I'm using because I'm using it so it takes a lot to make me cancel. If I can't use the service, though, they should recognise how fragile their hold on me is.

about a year ago
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Missile Defense's Real Enemy: Math

steviesteveo12 Re:The other real enemy: logic (589 comments)

I think you get to point to 60s-80s movie villains *or* suggest that the other guy has been living under a rock.

about a year ago
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Bad Grammar Make Bestest Password, Research Say

steviesteveo12 Re:My question is this: (193 comments)

I've never actually considered what would happen if you put a unicode password into an email because, well...

about a year ago
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Employee Outsourced Programming Job To China, Spent Days Websurfing

steviesteveo12 Re:Legality? (457 comments)

Depends on the contract. For example, the special thing about an employment contract is the personal obligation.

about a year ago
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US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide

steviesteveo12 Re:So now (656 comments)

And OP's quote just isn't the smoking gun he thinks it is. That's not chiding, that's disagreeing.

about a year ago
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Why You Shouldn't Design Games Through Analytics

steviesteveo12 Ok, ok, I believe you know about game design (134 comments)

MVP and F2P eventually passed into regular industry jargon along with a boat load of other terms. Most every company involved in the space now talks about DAU, LTV, ARPU, ARPPU, ARPDAU and even ARPPDAU. They talk about performing cohort analyses. Some of them ask whether they are working on an MVP or an MDP? Most don’t really bother discussing viral K-factors any more, and instead obsess about the CPA of players. These are significant changes for an industry that used to worry more about Metacritic ratings.

Jesus, some executive just had a seizure on that guy's keyboard.

about a year ago
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Blue, Not Red: Did Ancient Mars Look Like This?

steviesteveo12 Re:"Wonderfully homely" (75 comments)

Yeah, I know. I thought the mountains sticking up out of the atmosphere was very cool, though.

about a year ago
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FAA Device Rules Illustrate the Folly of a Regulated Internet

steviesteveo12 Re:Works on programmer's computer ... (449 comments)

To translate things into terms that the slashdot audience may have an easier time understanding: The failure to reproduce a software bug on the programmer's system is hardly evidence that the software is fine.

It is still quite possible -- even likely -- that the software bug, or flight computer anomaly, is not caused by what the user thinks it was caused by. People are very good at finding patterns, but that includes spurious ones as well as real ones.

Although this is absolutely true, I hope you'll agree that it's not -- by itself -- a good reason to go out and do the thing you think might be causing the problem. It's certainly why we should keep looking for a definite culprit.

about a year ago
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FAA Device Rules Illustrate the Folly of a Regulated Internet

steviesteveo12 Re:Pilots... (449 comments)

This is the problem with sic/tech reporting in the media today. They've made it "their experts say, our experts say". You just have to toss a coin. The quotes are telling too, though. The FAA never claimed that the power multiplies linearly, just that it's different.

about a year ago
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FAA Device Rules Illustrate the Folly of a Regulated Internet

steviesteveo12 Re:Wow (449 comments)

Wait, synthetic CDOs? As opposed to naturally occurring ones?

about a year ago
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FAA Device Rules Illustrate the Folly of a Regulated Internet

steviesteveo12 Re:Boeing thinks there is interference ... (449 comments)

2) is a weird one. Speaking as a plane user, I care about what goes on in the plane. Basically, something anomalous happens on a plane and doesn't in the lab. The obvious solution is we should fly labs everywhere.

about a year ago
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FAA Device Rules Illustrate the Folly of a Regulated Internet

steviesteveo12 Re:Wow (449 comments)

Totally agreed. It's a big metal tube, filled with people and god knows what devices in god knows what state of repair and if something bad happens everyone usually dies.

about a year ago
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BLAKE2 Claims Faster Hashing Than SHA-3, SHA-2 and MD5

steviesteveo12 Re:links to NIST (134 comments)

That's not a problem. You would never do any of this on the client end. It's far too easy for someone to strip out the hashing the password stage and replace it with a false "yeah, it worked" signal. Sony did a howler where they implemented a client side CAPTCHA where they sent out the right answer and asked if you'd typed it in. http://cryptogasm.com/2011/07/sony-captcha-fail/

It's might be 1000x slower but, so what? You can afford to take half a second longer. Users generally won't even notice.

about a year ago
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Lockheed, SpaceX Trade Barbs

steviesteveo12 Re:CMMI (215 comments)

Oh yeah, but it's just a chalkboard in their office.

about a year ago

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