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FileZilla Has an Evil Twin That Steals FTP Logins

verbatim_verbose Re:Problem Bigger Than Solution (197 comments)

If you trust solution (1), then you can just as easily trust solution (2) if you clone from a gpg-signed git tag.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Many (Electronics) Gates Is That Software Algorithm?

verbatim_verbose Easy... (365 comments)

"It takes one gate that accepts our input and outputs a desirable answer. We would like you to design that gate."

about 9 months ago
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Valve Announces Steambox, Sort Of

verbatim_verbose Re:They've got a good shot at it (252 comments)

Well, Steam-exclusive maybe. It doesn't sound very Valve-like for it to be SteamBox-exclusive.

1 year,27 days
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How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

verbatim_verbose Re:So basically... (459 comments)

How true. Every time someone debates these things, someone shows up with strong anti-prescriptivist arguments. As usual, there doesn't seem to be any rational basis for this in the real world. There are rules.

about a year ago
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How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

verbatim_verbose Re:So basically... (459 comments)

> language never stands still, it constantly evolves, there is no standard

Yes there is. The standard is "don't look like an idiot". This may mean different things but most people would agree that writing emails like "R U going today?" on a regular basis in a business environment would qualify.

> the world changes. deal with it

No. Anyone writing emails that can't spell out three-letter words is going to look like an idiot even in the future. Sorry, but I don't see that changing.

about a year ago
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How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

verbatim_verbose So basically... (459 comments)

Don't communicate like an idiot. What a good idea!

about a year ago
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Frame Latency Spikes Plague Radeon Graphics Cards

verbatim_verbose Re:Once again, a single measurement.... (158 comments)

That is fundamentally the same thing as FPS, unless there are some unstated assumptions that come along with this.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's Holding Up Single Sign-On?

verbatim_verbose Facebook (446 comments)

Facebook has made one of the largest pushes into this area. Has it worked? I'm not sure, just because I tend to prefer to not tie my various accounts to Facebook. I assume some people feel the same way, but I suspect the population at large likes this.

more than 2 years ago
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Openwall Linux 3.0 — No SUIDs, Anti-Log-Spoofing

verbatim_verbose Re:/bin/su isn't SUID?! (122 comments)

See Fedora's page for the same feature.

In short, there is a system now which gives programs certain capabilities based on tags set in the file system. With this, running as root is not needed for most things.

more than 3 years ago
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Volume Shadow Copy For Linux?

verbatim_verbose Re:You're confused (300 comments)

Um... I'm not really following anything you're saying.

Kernel 2.4 supports LVM, he just isn't using it.

more than 4 years ago
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Volume Shadow Copy For Linux?

verbatim_verbose Re:You're confused (300 comments)

I think you might have misread what he said.

ext3 file systems on regular partitions wouldn't be able to use LVM snapshots, because, well, they're not running on LVM volumes.

more than 4 years ago
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Senate To Air Findings In Web "Mystery Charge" Probe

verbatim_verbose Re:I use a virtual card. (120 comments)

Seriously, how can anyone on slashdot _not_ do this?

It's such a simple way to prevent these problems. My credit card companies let me set dollar limits and time limits on these virtual cards. You get to worry much less about fraud, as well as companies billing you when you no longer want them to.

more than 4 years ago
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The Monrovian Analog Blogger

verbatim_verbose But is it really a blog? (117 comments)

"Blog" was the short, cool way of saying "weblog".

Where's the web?

more than 4 years ago
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Windows and Linux Not Well Prepared For Multicore Chips

verbatim_verbose Re:BeOS (626 comments)

It may have been an axiom, but really, what did BeOS do (or want to do) that Linux doesn't do now?

The Linux OS has been scaled to thousands of CPUs. Sure, most applications don't benefit from multi-processors, but that'd be true in BeOS, too.

I'd honestly like to know if there is some design paradigm that was lost with BeOS that isn't around today.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Unofficially Announces GDrive By Leaked Code

verbatim_verbose Re:gdrive.com (342 comments)

Then how do you suppose that email sent to user@gmail.com gets to the Google account? Someone just kindly forwards it?

more than 5 years ago
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Photonic Switching to Boost Internet Speeds

verbatim_verbose Re:Without costing the consumer any more? (207 comments)

So true. It'll be quite some time before we can get significant speed increases without significant price increases as well.

more than 6 years ago

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