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Comment: Re:Mr Fixit (Score 4, Insightful) 367

by CajunArson (#46761481) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

" just about every SSL-encrypted internet communication over the last two years has been compromised."

No, it really hasn't.

It's accurate to say that just about every Open-SSL encrypted session for servers that were using NEW versions of OpenSSL (not all those ones out there still stuck on 0.9.8(whatever) that never had the bug) were potentially vulnerable to attack.

That's bad, but it's a universe away from "every SSL session is compromized!!!" because that's not really true.

Comment: WTF?? (Score 0) 641

by CajunArson (#46692871) Attached to: Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Premise of the Story: XP is older than Dropbox and therefore is useless. Let's go find some people who use XP and then talk about Dropbox.

In other news: This so-called story is a thinly veiled ad for Dropbox that finds interesting ways to drop the word Dropbox into a completely unrelated story!!

P.S. --> DROPBOX BITCHEZ!!

Comment: Re:Intentional (Score 1, Informative) 148

by CajunArson (#46648511) Attached to: Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

If by "very recently" you mean 14 years ago (literally in the 20th century) that selective availability was turned off.....

As for your other points:
1. The U.S. did not degrade any civilian GPS when they invaded Iraq.

2. If you honestly think the Ukranians are beholden to GLONASS... which doesn't even work for the Russians a large portion of the time.. and are somehow too stupid to buy commercial GPS products that are made in Taiwan and used by the rest of the world, then I have a bridge to sell you.
Hell, even the Russians use GPS (quietly) even though they tout GLONASS because nationalism.

Comment: Meanwhile, people are bailing from the IPCC (Score 0, Informative) 987

by CajunArson (#46624231) Attached to: UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Meanwhile, after you read past the end-of-the-world predictions that were likely lifted directly from one of those churches that makes a living predicting the End Times, here's a more realistic assessment from a real economist who told the IPCC to remove his name from their "summary":
http://joannenova.com.au/2014/...

Comment: Meh... BORING (Score -1, Offtopic) 20

So all he's doing is a boring experiment and live-blogging it?

Sure, that kind of link-bait would have been fine back in 2002 when "blogs" were all cool.

If Slahdot's standards hadn't dropped so much recently he would have had to do the following things to get on the front page:
1. Print the rats with a a 3D printer.
2. Put the rats ON A DRONE.
3. Use the rat-drone to uncover a secret NSA program that has already produced the stem cells to INVADE OUR PRIVACY.
4. Prove that stem cells create global warming.
5. Write a lengthy academic paper that has nothing whatsoever to do with points 1-4 but instead states.. without coming to a firm conclusion.. that Christians* are inferior forms of life because jargon.

* But not muslims, because even though we talk the big talk we're really a bunch of sniveling cowards. Hey, tomorrow is Sharia tuesday!

Comment: Well you're partly right (Score 5, Insightful) 703

The droughts in California ARE man-made, but they have nothing to do with the Global Warming boogy-man and have everything to do with 2 important facts that people seem to forget:
1. That part of California is a freakin' desert and no, it didn't turn into a desert overnight because of Global Warming, it was a desert long before humans showed up.
2. California's intentional man-made mismanagement of its water supply to dump water for bait-fish and for Mexico and refusal to build new reservoirs to store water from years when it has been plentiful has caught up to it now that we see California's climate doing exactly what it should be doing.

But go ahead, blame Global Warming and burn a few witches at the stake since radical religious fanaticism with a thin veneer of "science" painted over it has now replaced rational thought.

Comment: Free points! (Score -1) 667

by CajunArson (#46550653) Attached to: Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

Free hypocrisy points to all the posters who bash these guys but would gladly sign up for the Obama brown-shirt core to enforce "fairness" and "equality" on Fox new or to censor Rush Limbaugh but now feel that their pigs are far more "equal" than those other pigs they disagree with.

P.S. --> Since I'm not a hypocrite, I don't think these creationists deserve "equal time" any more than I think whack-job Global Warming religionists who want to put so-called "deniers" or even people who think Global Warming is real but isn't apocalyptic in concentration camps should be given "equal time".
Oh, no, I'm not exaggerating either: https://theconversation.com/is...

Comment: Kurzweil is an idiot with Super Powers (Score 4, Funny) 294

by CajunArson (#46431281) Attached to: Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029

Kurzweil's predictive powers are so incredibly wrong that he could literally destroy the world by making a mundane prediction that then couldn't come true.

For example, if Kurzweil foolishly predicted that the sun would come up tomorrow, the earth would probably careen right out of its orbit.

Comment: First Open Mobile Graphics Core??? (Score 2, Informative) 77

Upton sez: "But we're incredibly proud that VideoCore IV is the first publicly documented mobile graphics core,"

Uh.. considering that the graphics cores in Baytrail tablet chips have had open source drivers in the mainline Linux kernel since at least early last year (the earliest commits may go all the way back to 2012), and considering that Intel's Gen7 graphics system is very well documented, I'd have to disagree there.

Comment: You got the correct message (Score 2) 134

by CajunArson (#46241921) Attached to: Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"

I'm glad you got the satire... I've been running Linux on any machine under my direct control since 2000 and I did my Master's thesis by hacking on a Linux Security Module for domain & type enforcement back when the 2.6 Kernel was still in beta... so I'm not exactly shilling for Microsoft.

I'm also not a fan of complacency. While I really like that a whole lot of devices run Linux, if they can't be updated to address security issues in a very easy (even completely automated) manner, then Linux can be just as vulnerable as Windows or anything else.

Comment: That's impossible (Score 5, Funny) 134

by CajunArson (#46240757) Attached to: Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"

Linksys routers run Linux and Linux is Open Source. Therefore there are no bugs because theoretically someone can look at the code and fix the code.

This also means that it's impossible for bad people to look at the code and exploit the code because Open Source makes everyone honest by magic.

Oh, and by virtue of being able to look at the code, Linksys routers magically patch themselves before the bugs even come into existence!

In conclusion, Windows is the cause of all security problems.

Comment: Much like Galileo (Score 0, Flamebait) 177

by CajunArson (#45907657) Attached to: EU Committee Issues Report On NSA Surveillance; Snowden To Testify

The conclusion of the EU report will be: IT'S NOT FAIR! How come those degeneration AMERICANS get to have all the spying! We'll build our OWN spy network... with blackjack! and hookers!

In fact, just push back the start of the spy network while doubling the budget every couple of years or so and let us have the hookers now!

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