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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

xvan Re:There is no "almost impossible" (231 comments)

No, you can't... because of the "any message", you would have "virtually infinite" amount of messages matching the same patterns you're looking for and having valid data in any other place.

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

xvan Re:CGNAT (334 comments)

You can bypass that by reverse SSH, but it doesn't seem like a valid option in this case.

5 days ago

What To Expect With Windows 9

xvan Re:Bring back windows XP. (541 comments)

Could you list some stuff that mere mortals are able to do with newer OS but not with XP
(Honest question, I've barely touched 7 and never had the pleasure of using 8. As a Linux user, when WMs went full retard (again), I changed to awesome WM and haven't had to face change since.)

about a week ago

Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

xvan Re:Right fix (89 comments)

Aw, heck. They're "fixing" it the wrong way. The right way to deal with DOOM running on a printer's LCD is not to remove this feature. They should simply turn DOOM into official menu option.

It's not like it hasn't been proposed before.

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

xvan Re:Many languages and... (729 comments)

for bash / sh, the ; is not mandatory... What else do you propose to separate to commands in the same line?

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

xvan Re:Infoworld... pass (729 comments)

That's also used by the CMSIS for ARMs ... There, struct pointers are pointed to the pheripherals registers memory map, so you can make calls like TIMER->value.

about two weeks ago

Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

xvan Re:35% is high, yes, but ... (165 comments)

Argentina has instituted what amounts to a 35% import duty. Yes, that's a lot, but most things are purchased domestically.

Argentina has an import duty over the VAT... So that's + 21% +35%. That's been like that since I can remember.

To make the math easier for you, customs set a unique 50% tax on imports to local market. And that's only over the goods.
You still have to pay if you need to send money out of the country via a wire transfer.

For some reason CCs were exempt from this, now another 35% tax was set, deducible from your income tax... But as anywhere else, almost all Argentinians fake their income declarations, so they can't justify their foreign expenses and never get the reimbursement.

about three weeks ago

Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

xvan Re: Well... (171 comments)

The issue is that I've accumulated a long list of changes I don't want on my firefox, and that required me more than half an hour to toggle. Of the top of my head I can think of:

  • Switch to tab
  • That tiling thing instead of the about:blank page for new tabs
  • Classic theme restorer
  • Placing all the UI items back to their original place

I'm sure I must have a lot more stacked.

about three weeks ago

NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers

xvan Re:Yes Google and FB are the ones to protect us? (116 comments)

An organization who has a record of defending people's freedom or a corporation who has a record of selling every kind of information they can get their fingers on.

Mmm... I don't know which applies to google and which to the NSA....

about 1 month ago

Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

xvan Re:Windows 8 app store? (188 comments)

ARMs are extremely power efficient too. And the core licences allow manufacturers to add their own embedded peripherals, including those fancy hybrid ARM/FPGA guys.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

xvan Re:Sandboxing (331 comments)

Whish I could tell that to the Ubuntu developers after each distro upgrade.

about a month ago

Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

xvan Re:Chrome? (436 comments)

I switched too, from transmission, only for the "streaming/download chunks in order" capabilities, and no, I don't care about the swarm health foobar.

about 2 months ago

Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

xvan Re: Controversy? (215 comments)

But GTA3 suck's by today's standards. I might be wrong but can't think of a better game with a similar game play that's older than the GTA3.

about 3 months ago

Interviews: Bruce Perens Answers Your Questions

xvan Re:I really dig the Obamacare comments Bruce made (224 comments)

Don't know about the US, but lot's of countries actually do that. They provide Food / Money intending to put all their population above the indigence line.
Ofcourse, from these other countries it's really hard to understand why you're against public health, but allow your police to purchase military vehicles.
On the other hand, the US has been more successfull than most of these other countries, so we might be wrong.

about 3 months ago

Interviews: Ask Andrew "bunnie" Huang About Hardware and Hacking

xvan Re:Why "bunnie"? (58 comments)

What makes you think that he chose it himself?

about 3 months ago

UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

xvan Re:Good (490 comments)

Wasn't in that conditions that the first mac was made, or am I mistaken?

about 4 months ago

NYC Councilman (and Open Source Developer) Submits Bill Establishing Open Source Preference

xvan Re:This is bullshit. (105 comments)

Well, almost all government documents are written with LateX (Academic papers) or XML (docx).

about 4 months ago

Imparting Malware Resistance With a Randomizing Compiler

xvan Re:Would cause major debugging headaches (125 comments)

Not whit NOOPs, It's been already used and marks your code as "suspicious". But the same obfuscation techniques used for anit-piracy, can be (and are) used by virus makers.

about 4 months ago

Become a Linux Kernel Hacker and Write Your Own Module

xvan Re:just because (143 comments)

Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?

Allways sounded like a hacking invitation to me.

about 4 months ago
top Domain Name Suspended

xvan Re:Criminal scum (226 comments)

How many times did you cross child porn indexed by google?
How many times did you cross with torrents indexed by google?

Do you really believe that google isn't able to block torrents? It's just not worth the money... DMCA safe harbour rules are on their side, and they'd only loose eyeballs + money tightening their filters.

Have you also questioned why if its legal to stream media from youtube / spotify. And It's legal to record it for personal purposes. Why It's illegal to aquire it from "alternative ways".

about 4 months ago


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