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Comment: Re:you mean behavior control device? (Score 1) 478

by AndroSyn (#46280009) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Then what exactly was his point then? Other than to be a whiny Brit on a US based site?

I took his off-topic comment, turned it into an example of how people try to derail discussions on serious topics, by injecting something pointless and intentionally divisive.

As for yourself, very nice that you use derogatory slurs to try to get your point across? Fag? Euroscum? Really? That says a lot more about you than anything else.

Comment: Re:you mean behavior control device? (Score 1) 478

by AndroSyn (#46277859) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

If you prefer, a "Behaviour control device", then sure, it seems like something that would be used widely in the UK.

But I guess your nitpick over the letter u I guess is a good metaphor for what is going on in our societies currently. We're losing our civil liberties while we're all too distracted by arguments over pointless details, like the letter u, or screaming over hot button social issues that really do nothing but pander for votes.

Keep on distracting yourself... :D

Comment: you mean behavior control device? (Score 5, Insightful) 478

by AndroSyn (#46277183) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Really, what you want is a behavior control device, not a anti-camera device. Seriously, what the fuck? Why shouldn't people be allowed to take photos on the bus? What do they have to hide? If people want to take photos of each other on the bus, why shouldn't they?

I reject your fascist attempts at controlling others, as should others as well. In short fuck you and fuck beta.

Comment: Re:Boycott (Score 4, Interesting) 180

by AndroSyn (#46174113) Attached to: How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors

I don't usually respond to off-topic stuff like this, but seriously what the fuck is up with the beta design? This crap is terrible...absolutely terrible. Do not want. I've been wondering why I still stick around /. but I think the new site might be the final nail in the coffin for me.

RIP /. you used to suck, now you just fail.

Comment: Re:Memory dump lol (Score 2) 222

by AndroSyn (#45971699) Attached to: TrueCrypt Master Key Extraction and Volume Identification

Yes, TrueCrypt implies windows.

The parent implied that his use of Linux and ecryptfs somehow protected him from this type of attack, which really it doesn't, just this particular implementation of this attack.

My point is, that other full disk encryption implementations are typically vulnerable to the same sort of attack, that is the encryption key is going to be stored in memory.

There are in fact tools to extract keys over firewire(or other methods) for a variety of operating systems, not just Windows and TrueCrypt, consider Inception

Comment: Re:Memory dump lol (Score 1) 222

by AndroSyn (#45970867) Attached to: TrueCrypt Master Key Extraction and Volume Identification

Well a few points...

Well, you can use swap partitions, if they're encrypted. There are other ways to get a memory dump as well, you know. There are various nefarious ways to do this, if you are clever ;)

But what makes you think that if an attacker were able to get a memory dump of your system somehow(perhaps via firewire as an example), that ecryptfs on Linux would fare any better than TrueCrypt with regards to extracting the key from said memory dump.

The choice of operating system isn't really relevant here...

Comment: Re:What else can you do? (Score 5, Informative) 62

by AndroSyn (#45689139) Attached to: Why the NSA Piggybacks On Consumer Tracking

Encrypt everything, make life as difficult as possible for those who would snoop your traffic. You mention Firefox plugins, perhaps you should also be using the HTTPS Everywhere plugin:

Also make sure you are using the SSL Observatory function, this should at least help prevent MITM type attacks against you.

Comment: Re:So is it libre or not? (Score 1) 162

by AndroSyn (#45563579) Attached to: Encrypted Social Network Vies For Disgruntled Facebook Users

Indeed there were some open usenet servers back in the early 2000s. I know when I was at Teleglobe in the early 2000s, we ran several open(read-only) usenet servers and we carried as much as alt.binaries.* as we could, we didn't have a very long retention time..but hey you weren't paying either ;)

Comment: Re:silicon valley looking for cheaper IT workers (Score 1) 109

by AndroSyn (#45517167) Attached to: San Quentin Inmates Learn Technology From Silicon Valley Pros

Good and bad points, Andro. Plenty of felons get jobs

Oh I didn't say they couldn't get jobs, well paying ones? Doesn't sound like it. Ex-cons certainly are more willing to work for less pay. However when you have people underemployed or underpaid, recidivism certainly is a possible outcome. Your example of the luggage thieves, if they were getting paid better, they'd probably be a bit less likely to be stealing on the job. Pay people well enough. But don't take my word for it:

Evidently, some organizations prefer felons.

Perhaps so, they might be willing to work for less pay, given their ex-convict status, makes them perhaps a slightly more desperate than average workforce.

I don't have any issues with giving people job skills at all, I just don't trust that the motives behind the people doing the training are 100% altruistic. They want a labor force that can be easily manipulated to work long hours for cheap. Ex-convicts fill that role nicely, as do H1B workers and new graduates.

What's the difference between an office with beds, a gym, a cafeteria(as seen as some sprawling corporate campuses) and a prison?

To do nothing is to be nothing.