British Teen Jailed Over Encryption Password
Use TrueCrypt. Use Hidden Volumes. Any questions?
He can give them the password to the one that has his hardcore porn in it, and keep the password to the hidden volume that has his ILLEGAL hardcore porn, because nobody can prove it's there, and the courts aren't really smart enough to consider the possibility anyway.
Note: I categorically do not use TrueCrypt, or hidden volumes.
The Real Truth About Oracle's 'New' Kernel
God, I wish. Someone should push Ellison down some stairs and find out.
Hole In Linux Kernel Provides Root Rights
Don't fucking explain to me what "root" means. That's just insulting.
High Fructose Corn Syrup To Get a Makeover
Jesus, I hate the HFCS debate. Look, HFCS is bad. You know why?
Because it's fucking sugar. Sugar makes you fat, no matter where it's from. If you use more, it makes you more fat.
HFCS is an economic problem, not a chemical problem. People like things that are sweet, and HFCS is a very cheap way to make things sweet. Take away the HFCS, and you'll just get a more expensive product with the same amount of sugar, or a product that isn't as tasty.
If you want people to get less fat, try putting less sugar, of any kind, into your products. First you'll have to get them to agree to buy those products, which don't taste as good. GLWT.
Legal Threat Demands Techdirt Shut Down
He allegedly fucks goats. I have no proof of this, but he hasn't denied it.
I am, of course, talking about Jeffrey Morris, the individual suing TechDirt from the UK.
WebKit Gives Konqueror a Speed Boost (Past Firefox)
I wouldn't have bothered with KHTML, even if WebKit being Ellison'd was not only possible but imminent.
The alternate to WebKit is WebKit, forked.
The End of Forgetting
They are just good at hiding it. But they're not even that good. Take, for example, the current fashion of outing conservative, anti-gay Republicans as gay. These people aren't puritans, they're just self-loathing, and it's gotten damn easy to catch them at being hypocrites.. so easy that it's become a cliche that if you sound like a conservative white male, you're probably cruising me.
This applies to all kinds of sins. Human frailty and ego being what they are, you will find plenty of examples of the public teetotaler who gets drunk at home and beats his wife, the anti-drug mom who's hopelessly addicted to Oxy, the pro-censorship nut who's into rape porn, and so on. And technology being what it is, their private sins will soon become part of their permanent record, too. The people they hurt will out them to get revenge or force them to get treatment. It only takes one uploaded video to make your private sin public for eternity.
Worry less about what puritans will do and more about how to forgive your loved ones when you find out what they're really like.
Such an option would make email more vulnerable, not less, since some people would set it to "execute", when everyone should be "don't execute".
'Robin Sage' Social Hoax Duped Military, Security Pros
> For that, you have to start thinking whether or not you met this persona casually at a party or something once, or if you know them from a class or something.
No, you don't. They're called Facebook friends. The only people in my list are people who are really my friends (or close relatives). Even if I know exactly who they are, I don't accept friend requests from anyone I don't have a strong personal relationship with.
And I know who all of those people are. No hard thinking required.
Grigory Perelman Turns Down $1M Millennium Prize
You win an Internet. Just one, but it's a nice one.
4th of July to me mostly means ...
Something slightly unlike any of the other options.
Foxconn May Close Factories In China
He wants to cut the suicide payments.
No, wait, he already did that by fiat. Why is he doing this again?
For taking notes by hand, I prefer ...
On a moleskine. http://www.moleskine.com/catalogue/classic/soft/plain_soft_notebook__extra_large.php
No, really. Very nice construction. Just feels really nice. I also take notes obsessively (I'm in a lot of software requirements meetings) so it's required.
Also: blue motherfucking pen. Accept no substitutes.
Second Inquiry Exonerates Climatic Research Unit
You are right, but so what? If this study were completely wrong, it wouldn't invalidate the mountains of other evidence for global warming. Science exists so that it doesn't matter whether someone agrees with you or not; go to the evidence.
SEC Proposes Wall Street Transparency Via Python
Good question, but the answer is that it does matter. I'm actually a huge fan of Python, but I can indeed see a big advantage in having some element of provability in the language chosen, and I do have some concerns about my favorite language being used for this. Python is a pragmatic, readable language but it isn't a great one for provability.
To address your insightful point: You don't have to trust the compiler. The SEC wants source code to be given. Since you can run the source code on any correct compiler, including one you yourself just wrote, and expect to get the same result, there's no way to exploit it through that.
The unraised point is that you can, in fact, exploit the program code this way. Given innocuous code that in certain situations--some of which may be intentional on the part of the author of the code, some of which may not be--you can get surprising and highly lucrative corner cases. A clever coder can create these intentionally; a bad one can do it unintentionally, and either way it can be hard to spot.
I think the answer to the latter issue is "unit tests". A third party can write tests for a bunch of inputs, run it through your code and make sure your code produces the expected outputs. Discover bugs and backdoors this way, and report them to the code author or SEC, whichever is appropriate.
Nintendo Developing DS Apps For School Systems
Nowadays there's a standard bargain in place that should make it easier to get something like this through.
The school administrators will give the students gaming machines, and in return will get to look at the students naked.
The DS comes with a camera, so there should be no problems pitching this problem to school perverts^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hadministrators.
YouTube Was Evil, and Google Knew It
Google Reported Ready To Leave China April 10
Sure. As soon as they do that, they'll be blocked. Google is "in" China because Google is physically in China, where:
- They are given special access to get through the Great Firewall, and
- China can prosecute Google employees if Google doesn't comply with local laws
Google physically shutting down offices means China no longer has leverage over actual human beings working there. So they'll use the only other leverage they have: the Firewall. Expect google.cn to be accessible everywhere but in .cn.
Ubisoft's Authentication Servers Go Down
At this point, only the pirates can play the game. They just need to make a list of everyone still playing, and start sending out some local law enforcement. Once all the pirates are in jail, they can disable all DRM everywhere forever. Hooray Ubisoft for making DRM unnecessary!
Google Asks US For WTO Block On China Censorship
Who cares about the motivations? "Altruistic" behavior always has motivations, they're just more complex motivations than for "selfish" behavior. Let Google take credit for what they're doing, they're doing the right thing today.
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