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First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

wiredlogic Re:To Crypt or Not To Crypt (170 comments)

A passphrase from hell doesn't protect you from a keylogger. It does, however, put the burden on whatever organization hacks your computer to justify why they installed a keylogger since you can demonstrate that the long password couldn't possibly be brute forced. If they try to hide their tracks it is difficult to use a parallel reconstruction to explain away how they got the long password. Just don't ever fall for the trap of thinking you are invulnerable.


IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

wiredlogic Re:Over 18 (598 comments)

The IRS has to be basing its claim on something. File a FOIA request to get that info. If you end up in court and they didn't comply or insisted on a ridiculous fee you will have the favor of the judge. Before court ever happens they will of course forward their fraudulent claims to the credit reporting and collection agencies. Follow the FCRA dispute process (which they will just rubber stamp in their favor) to get more documentation demonstrating your due diligence to defend yourself. More bonus points with the judge.


U.S. Biomedical Research 'Unsustainable' Prominent Researchers Warn

wiredlogic Re:conflating two problems (131 comments)

Teaching is just a loss leader for the things that really matter: athletics and patents. It is only natural to cut back on the unnecessary expense of employing parasitic teachers.


Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

wiredlogic PDF form (370 comments)

I fill out the PDF forms and mail them in. The IRS got their act together a couple years ago and finally enabled saving the PDF filled out forms so you don't have to do it in one shot before printing. I get a nice hardcopy documenting what is or isn't owed. It's nice when the tax man fucks something up and you have hard paper to prove that you're right rather than an ephemeral computer record that they can lie about.


Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

wiredlogic It would be a shame... (316 comments)

It would be a shame if ... something ... happened to that nice video streaming business you got there.


Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

wiredlogic Re:99%? Not good enough (837 comments)

I hear mother nature has been secretly receiving yellowcake shipments. Proof enough?

3 days ago

Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

wiredlogic Frames are for losers (323 comments)

Saint Jobs just drove around without a license plate.

4 days ago

GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

wiredlogic Re:Hero ? (236 comments)

Somebody in management had to sign off on the change and a whole lot of work had to be done to revise the tooling and approve the expenditures. This wasn't an invisible modification done by a sneaky engineer unbeknownst to higher levels of management. There is always a bottom to every hill and the shit stops rolling once it gets there.

4 days ago

$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack

wiredlogic Re:Why not more? (111 comments)

The train system is even more vulnerable and more accessible for mayhem with less risk of accidental electrocution.

4 days ago

Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

wiredlogic Re:this shit is infuriating (139 comments)

It reminds me of celebrities who can royally fuck up their lives with drugs and alcohol and still have an industry of enablers desperate to throw millions of dollars at them.

about a week ago

Princeton Students Develop Open Source Voice Control Platform For Any Device

wiredlogic Re:... with a RaspberryPi (34 comments)

FWIW the USB and Ethernet problems are all Broadcom's fault for making shitty SoC.

about a week ago

Princeton Students Develop Open Source Voice Control Platform For Any Device

wiredlogic ... with a RaspberryPi (34 comments)

With a RaspberryPi you don't say? Quick, get a patent on this innovative technology that would be so mundane if it were implemented on a desktop machine running Debian or something.

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

wiredlogic Re:Sounds like you need a database (272 comments)

But he needs something that's webscale. Probably will need sharding too.

about a week ago

Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

wiredlogic Re:Dr. Oz (408 comments)

Knowing nothing about jellyfish stings, I assume his advice was legit.

Oz usually acts as a shill for whoever his guest is and never calls them out when they spout off unscientific bullshit. It's his way of cracking into the "alternative" medicine market without being legally liable for any illegal claims made. He's a sad excuse for a doctor.

about a week ago

Princeton Students Develop Open Source Voice Control Platform For Any Device

wiredlogic Re:Open source platform for Voice control (34 comments)

The solution is just to attach a hub. It isn't meant to be a production SBC. They can't meet their price point by adding more connectors to a larger board.

about a week ago

Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

wiredlogic Re:Huh? Why was Monsanto even on the list? (195 comments)

The food safety alarmists are all about FUD. However there is a serious problem of pesticide producing crops destroying critical parts of the ecosystem needed to sustain pollination (bees and butterflies for instance). There is legitimate reason for concern about the overuse of these sorts of crops.

about a week ago

German Wikipedia Has Problems With Paid Editing — and Threats of Violence

wiredlogic Re:But oh my gosh! (55 comments)

You do realize that Germain Wikipedia operates with the special flagged revisions extension that indicates which pages have been approved through editorial review.

about a week ago

Stem-Cell Research Funding Institute Is Shuttered

wiredlogic Of course (86 comments)

Everyone knows stem cells are bad. We can't let rational thought and facts get in the way of our crusades.

Seriously, at this point the anti-embryonic stem cell movement has tarnished the name and scientists should pick a new name to avoid these sort of issues in less objectionable forms of stem cell research.

about a week ago


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