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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

thieh Re:Checksums (105 comments)

What assurances do you have that they are not patching the checksum as well?

yesterday
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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

thieh Re:Defaults (105 comments)

The problem is not everything can be accessed with SSL. Which makes me wonder why aren't we checking the files and checksum from different exit nodes. I don't think all of them patches the same malware do they?

yesterday
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Favorite clickbait hook?

thieh Re:Click Here (238 comments)

I thought "%500" means modulus to the integer 500?

3 days ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

thieh Re:The Children! (284 comments)

I wonder why the same argument does not apply to guns. Or at least not to those guys advocating lack of gun control.

about a week ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

thieh Changing the system? (366 comments)

Wouldn't the embryos change by the simple action of observing it?

about a week ago
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Amazon Web Services To Build Two New Aussie Data Centers

thieh Re:Concern (27 comments)

I am suspecting the plan is to expand so you got virtual monopoly, and then start charging money.

about two weeks ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

thieh Re:Does anyone still use Gnome? (60 comments)

The only thing I don't like about XFCE is that the latest one comes out at like 2 years ago which is like 3-4 versions of distros using a 6-8 month release cycle.

about two weeks ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

thieh Why..... (259 comments)

Why wouldn't people just use the system of "where your customers pay you" for any multinational company to determine "where to tax is owed"? Much simpler and fairer between different nations.

about two weeks ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

thieh Re:systemd (303 comments)

I suppose if systemd develops to a way that violates arch's philosophy either arch will change the philosophy or arch will get rid of it from the default.

about two weeks ago
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Gmail Security Is a Problem For Tor Users In Repressive Countries

thieh Re:Stupid (74 comments)

Better question: how would you receive mail, letting other people to write your diary?

about two weeks ago
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It's an Internet-Connected Wheelchair (Video)

thieh Re:And what about privacy? (22 comments)

The much bigger problem is that are the control connected? That can easily turn into something tragic in a similar way like the USB firmware problem we have earlier.

about two weeks ago
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It's an Internet-Connected Wheelchair (Video)

thieh Re:Murder (22 comments)

Absolutely. Simply crash the wheelchair into the ocean/down the cliff.

about two weeks ago
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AT&T To Repay $80 Million In Shady Phone Bill Charges

thieh Re: Sounds like a win for AT&T (61 comments)

C'mon, the penal damage is like 25 million which is puny. The net profit of AT&T is like 18 Billion so it's like 8 hours of profit for them which is practically nothing. Unless you are telling me that's one million per customer, the penal part is BS.

about two weeks ago
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

thieh Re:Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (208 comments)

They say if the stuff does not belong to him then they can search with impunity. But if the stuff does not belong to him How would he be guilty? That BS argument makes no sense at all whatsoever.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

thieh Re:Three year s ubscription... (204 comments)

IANAL, ...

For a split second I didn't realize that was an acronym but rather some awful parsing of some all capped word(s)

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

thieh Re:Just fucking leave it alone! (774 comments)

openBSD should be more secure in comparison. Seriously though, the systemd people should look into limiting the interdependencies of their projects. That find of interlocking makes it lacking portability. If they want to replace VT, do that in a way that doesn't make it dependent to everything they have ever made.

about two weeks ago
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Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

thieh Re:Windows 9X (349 comments)

31, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100-199, ..... that's going to make a whole lot of holes. Idiot version numbering will haunt them again and again.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years

thieh ... we are all gonna die! (139 comments)

Most of us can't smell anything with a cold... so we'll all die from a 5-year cold.

about three weeks ago

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