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Microsoft's Cloud Storage Service OneDrive Now Offers 15GB For Free

tramp Not very impressive (99 comments)

There are lots of cloudstorage providers: Hubic offers even 25 Gb for free. So Microsoft still is not very special with their 15 Gb offer.

about a month ago
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Plaintiff In Tech Hiring Suit Asks Judge To Reject Settlement

tramp Re:if you want your day in court (215 comments)

If they get away with this type of stuff in the US, image what they get away with in countries with extremely corrupt governments.

You really think there are countries which are more corrupt then the US government?

about 3 months ago
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Senator Accuses CIA of Snooping On Intelligence Committee Computers

tramp Re:It's a she, not a he (242 comments)

She's crazy. She's a liar. She's a hypocrite.

Sound like a real politician and a real good one.

about 5 months ago
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Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

tramp Re:Tim Cook doesn't understand the Law (348 comments)

The best interest of the shareholders is not always ROI in terms of money. Par example think of continuity which is far more important then short term profits.

about 5 months ago
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Is Whitelisting the Answer To the Rise In Data Breaches?

tramp Re:"whitelisting" (195 comments)

Installing everything in one huge server running virtual servers should make it easier by creating virtual network segments. And even with such segments it is questionable if the potential damage in one segment is not a reason to whitelist within each networksegment too.

about 6 months ago
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Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

tramp Re:Not exactly new (405 comments)

Aside from the obvious answer that a significant number of professional politicians are also Lawyers?

A significant number of professional politicians (and lawyers) are also liars.

about 6 months ago
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Encrypted Messaging Startup Wickr Offers $100K Bug Bounty

tramp Re:Free Vulnerabilities: (39 comments)

Any linuxdistro does have several mailservers to choose from which can be combined with Roundcube webmail.

about 6 months ago
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Wisconsin Begins Using Cheese To De-Ice Roads

tramp Why cheese brine? (139 comments)

I suppose cheese brine uses consumergrade salt while a mixture of rock salt and brine has been known as de-icing method for quite a while now.

about 7 months ago
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LinuxDevices Content Returns To the Web

tramp Old news! (15 comments)

This is really about old news. Who cares about the state of Linux embedded of 2012 or 1999? Show me current state for 2014 that would be interesting.

about 7 months ago
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Nobody Builds Reactors For Fun Anymore

tramp Re:Slight change in title, if I may (326 comments)

That is a part of the problem according to this article on Slashdot: physicist Peter Higgs: No University Would Employ Me Today. Only projects that promises short term gains are well funded.

about 8 months ago
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Gate One Will Support X11: Fast Enough To Run VLC In Your Browser

tramp Re:The network says no (164 comments)

VNC is terrible on both LAN and WAN but SPICE is a lot better and on par with RDP in my experience. And imo there are plenty opportunities to improve both but it is hard work and not many interested.

about 9 months ago
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The Battle For the Game Industry's Soul

tramp Do we even want the 'AAA' games to stick around? (272 comments)

Apparently not! The masses are moving to casual gaming on tablets (p.e. Angry birds as best known casual game) and indeed consoles. But consoles have to do it for a longer period of time with the same hardware and are not reaily well suited for the next AAA game to be released in 3 or 4 years from now.

about 9 months ago
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New Snowden Revelation: Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate CIA

tramp Re:The terrorists are already here. (250 comments)

Welcome to reality. USA: the land of the great bastards also called U.S. government.

about a year ago
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DEA Program "More Troubling" Than NSA

tramp Re:Interesting (432 comments)

Wrong point of view imo: what if 50,000 innocent civilians or small offenders are trialed and jailed based on incomplete or by DEA made up evidence? And generally speaking if there is no justice to a criminal there will be no justice for the innocent.

about a year ago
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US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden

tramp Re:good (616 comments)

You should realize that the USA nowadays is just acting like any other terrorist group and who is gonna believe a terrorist group?

1 year,5 days
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Windows Software Coming To Android Via Wine

tramp Any practical use? (107 comments)

Of course it is nice to see it is possible to run wine on Android but does it have usefull IRL applications?

about a year and a half ago
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Death of Printed Books May Have Been Exaggerated

tramp Re:I don't know (465 comments)

I question that. When a book is print ready you have still the costs of printing but you can make infinite digital copies. So the publisher chooses to sell less books with a better margin then lower the price of ebooks and sell a lot more.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Motherboard Manufacturers?

tramp MSI (352 comments)

So far I have not encountered any difficulties installing Ubuntu on MSI motherboards and they are not very expensive either. Of course YMMV.

about a year and a half ago

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NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show

tramp tramp writes  |  about 8 months ago

tramp (68773) writes "The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.

Of course it is "only metadata" and absolutely not invading privacy if you ask our "beloved" NSA."

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OAuth 2.0 standard editor quits, takes name off spec

tramp tramp writes  |  about 2 years ago

tramp (68773) writes "Eran Hammer, who helped create the OAuth 1.0 spec, has been editing the evolving 2.0 spec for the last three years. He resigned from his role in June but only went public with his reasons in a blog post on Thursday."
"At the end, I reached the conclusion that OAuth 2.0 is a bad protocol," Hammer writes. "WS-* bad. It is bad enough that I no longer want to be associated with it."
And he ends with "I think the OAuth brand is in decline," he writes. "This framework will live for a while, and given the lack of alternatives, it will gain widespread adoption. But we are also likely to see major security failures in the next couple of years and the slow but steady devaluation of the brand. It will be another hated protocol you are stuck with.""

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Tribler's new video streaming software tested.

tramp tramp writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tramp (68773) writes "The coming weeks Mininova together with The Tribler team will be starting a closed beta for Tribler's new video streaming software. The software is developed by the The Tribler team at the Technical University of Delft/Netherlands. Because of various reasons it will only work with Featured torrents which is remarkable because it suggest that they do not want a confrontation with our local RIAA.
They are looking for people who would like to be in the first testing group who test the software so start your engines."

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