the_B0fh (208483) writes "LibreSSL Portable has been released for Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD. This is a drop-in replacement for OpenSSL, and is written by the team that wrote OpenBSD and OpenSSH which the entire Internet uses. I hope to see LibreSSL take over from OpenSSH.
the_B0fh (208483) writes "Bob Beck reports on the progress the OpenBSD team has made on LibreSSL. Some highlights:
Code was horrible. Nobody wanted to touch it. OpenSSL Foundation appears to be a million dollar a year for-profit company doing FIPS consulting. Bugs rot for years in bug tracker. ROP coding function — allows you to jump to any arbitrary address — ROP coder's wet dream! Current third party ports are all insecure. Need funding. Linux Foundation has not committed to support LibreSSL." Link to Original Source top
the_B0fh (208483) writes "NCPPR pushed for a shareholder proposal that Apple only commit to doing things that were profitable — a position rejected by the majority of Apple's stockholders, receiving only 2.95% vote.
Tim Cook responded by saying, "When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind, I don't consider the bloody ROI," and said the same thing for environmental issues, worker safety and other areas where Apple is the leader.
"If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock."
the_B0fh (208483) writes "That is interesting. Apple is the value proposition. Building your own high end Mac Pro would cost you $14,300. From Apple, it costs just a tad under $10k. If you can even find a PCIe 1TB Flash drive.
And of course, you lose things like the beautiful case, Apple's AppleCare service, the 6 Thunderbolt2, OSX, etc.
Now, there allegations of widespread election fraud, tampering with votes, bringing in foreign nationals to vote, paying for votes, and outright fraudulent votes and ballot boxes being moved in during the counting period. Apparently there is wide spread electricity "outages", and after the power comes back on, new ballot boxes have magically appeared.
Does anyone, including the US government, have the power to intervene and force a clean election? Or will the ones in power continue to abuse and corrupt the process in order to stay in power/ Will the citizens of Malaysia be strong enough to stand up for themselves? Will Malaysia experience the Malaysian Spring and overthrow a corrupt government?" Link to Original Source top
the_B0fh (208483) writes "Samsung admitted to paying college students to report fake problems with their HTC phones in Taiwan. Turns out that Samsung also hired a marketing agency to create fake blogs in UK and Sweden:
the_B0fh writes "Blizzard locks your account everytime it detects an IP address change. My ISP changes my IP address more often than some of you change underwear.
I haven't played a blizzard game in a while, and within the past couple of days, I had it locked, and each time, it is a pain in the ass to get it unlocked — because I did not register with my real name.
1) Why do I have to login *ONLINE* to play StarCraft 2 or Diablo 3, which are offline games? 2) Why are they locking accounts based on IP address changes and *FORCING A DAMNED PASSWORD RESET EACH TIME TO UNLOCK IT* — It's a damned pain in the ass. 3) Why all the damned security theater, especially for people who don't care to play online, you damned idiots.
the_B0fh writes "Make sure you enable emailed notification in G+ Create a public post on G+. Have a friend post a comment. Check your INBOX — see the comment. Have friend delete comment. See that email disappear from your INBOX.
Isn't that a pretty major violation of trust?" top
the_B0fh (208483) writes "This is fucking embarrassing. The Association for Computing Machinery is performing character assassination based on falsehoods.
Here is the basic issue. Cisco obtained a patent for VRRP, and licensed it under RAND. The BSD license does not allow RAND licensing (constraints). Theo/OpenBSD tried to work with them, and they said — go away.
IANA, the people responsible for assigning IP protocol numbers basically said you have to bend over and we don't use lube.
So, OpenBSD, after 2 years of trying to work with them, released their own implementation called CARP.
And someone this one FreeBSD developer thinks it's all OpenBSD's fault? Do you even understand how the BSD license works?
the_B0fh (208483) writes "OK, 3TB drives are now out. Rather than building a zfs server in the basement and be limited by wireless, I've been considering just putting some drives in an enclosure and then hooking up a firewire (I have a macbook pro, and prefer that to usb, thank you very much).
Why aren't there any external disk enclosures that just holds a bunch of drives and connect via firewire? I don't want your raid or anything else, I just want firewire, sata backplane, power, and that's it.
MacZFS works fine, and with Tens Complement coming out soon (fingers crossed), I'll have all the ZFS goodness that I can need." top
the_B0fh (208483) writes "Adventure in sucky vendor land. Apparently some vendors timebomb their debug firmware — the firmware they ask you to run, to help them, on the hardware that *YOU* own, reducing it to... a doorstop.
the_B0fh (208483) writes "OK.... question — should players of "free" games such as Mafia Wars by Zynga, and so on, be able to expect to get customer service, when the games have bugs and causes the characters to have issues?
Here's my issue — I have been addicted to Mafia Wars on facebook, by Zynga. Last November, Zynga had some "minor issues" with some users, and unfortunately, I was one of them. My char was reset to 500k exp (level 250-300 or so), and the next level up exp was 1.05mil exp (level 409).
I was patient, and waited for them to fix the problem. They claimed to have fixed it, but, apparently didn't fix my char. I wrote to them. Got ignored. Wrote again. Got ignored. Wrote 4-5 times. Keep getting stupid form letters asking me for OS version, how much ram do you have, what browser, etc etc. Sent a screen shot showing them the exp needed to level was too much (average of 4000 exp to level, not 500,000).
Customer service prefers to sit on their ass and keep asking stupid questions, and sending out useless FAQs.
So, my question is — does Zynga have an obligation to me? Am I not a customer?" top
the_B0fh writes "My facebook acct just got disabled. Barely 5-10 minutes ago, I commented to someone that IE was "[[soapbox]] crap" and they should use firefox + greasemonkey + facebook invites if they want to add friends to their mobs in facebook games.
And suddenly, without any warning, my facebook acct was disabled. Of course their FAQ tells you nothing. And yes, I reported it to firstname.lastname@example.org, but you don't even get a response email back.
And so, all of a sudden, I just lost contact with a whole bunch of friends. This sucks. Should facebook have full disclosure on the reason why an account was disabled? Can they disable accounts for no reason at all, or because someone reported you for saying "Internet Explorer sucks"?
At least that's what I think the reason was — when you report your acct being disabled, *YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO TELL THEM WHY YOU THOUGHT IT WAS DISABLED?!?!* WTF?!
Where's the appeals process? Why isn't the appeals process more open?
Disclosure: A friend got me hooked on Mob Wars, and I'm playing a bunch of other facebook sanctioned games. They all want you to invite more and more friends into your mob, so I do it every now and then. And stop sending invites out whenever I hit their warning. The most recent warning a few days ago, so that shouldn't be it.