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Comment: Re:France (Score 1) 143 143

Speaking of stopping Morales's plane, that was actually Assange's doing. Largest "SWATting" prank in world history.

So Assange ordered the plane stopped?? Or did the US with a bunch of countries bending the knee?

Assange planted a rumour, but stoping the plane was not his doing in any way.

Comment: Re:Web support (Score 3, Informative) 79 79

no, it uses WebKit while Chromium uses Blink, a fork of WebKit.

No, the new web module for Qt called QtWebEngine is based on Chromium, and yes, it is pretty much running a Chromium webview inside your application. It is the cost of having to have a standard web engine that works on all platforms, after Apple became too difficult to work with after Google left.


Amazon's New SSL/TLS Implementation In 6,000 Lines of Code 107 107

bmearns writes: Amazon has announced a new library called "s2n," an open source implementation of SSL/TLS, the cryptographic security protocols behind HTTPS, SSH, SFTP, secure SMTP, and many others. Weighing in at about 6k lines of code, it's just a little more than 1% the size of OpenSSL, which is really good news in terms of security auditing and testing. OpenSSL isn't going away, and Amazon has made clear that they will continue to support it. Notably, s2n does not provide all the additional cryptographic functions that OpenSSL provides in libcrypto, it only provides the SSL/TLS functions. Further more, it implements a relatively small subset of SSL/TLS features compared to OpenSSL.

Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 819 819

But the pork all that pork, see it well be the one thing for everybody don't design/build 4 planes spend 10x on one.

If only it had been pork, at least it would be intentional and likely cheaper. This is more like bad project management with feature creep and design choices forced by (clueless) management/politicians.

Comment: Re:Not to say it's unnecessary (Score 1) 819 819

To add to that the F-16 was the 'boondongle' of its time. It was designed to be a dog fighter and was turned into everything else. At this point in its lifespan the kinks have been worked out. The f-35 in 30 years will be 'good' plane. But it will take 30 years of use to get there.

The f-35 program is performing perfectly. It is funneling tax dollars into corporations to make jobs. Even before they finished the prototype it was clear it is not a better plane than anything we have in inventory. I think at best it will replace the f15 role.

But F-!6 was built to be cheap, and was cheap and remains cheap. The F-35 was supposed to be the same, but will never be able to simply based on already spend R&D cost which raises the price to a magnitude greater than the price of the F-16. Since the R&D cost is already spread across the entire live-time producetion of the F-35 the price won't even go down over time.


Stanford Starts the 'Secure Internet of Things Project' 76 76

An anonymous reader writes: The internet-of-things is here to stay. Lots of people now have smart lights, smart thermostats, smart appliances, smart fire detectors, and other internet-connect gadgets installed in their houses. The security of those devices has been an obvious and predictable problem since day one. Manufacturers can't be bothered to provide updates to $500 smartphones more than a couple years after they're released; how long do you think they'll be worried about security updates for a $50 thermostat? Security researchers have been vocal about this, and they've found lots of vulnerabilities and exploits before hackers have had a chance to. But the manufacturers have responded in the wrong way.

Instead of developing a more robust approach to device security, they've simply thrown encryption at everything. This makes it temporarily harder for malicious hackers to have their way with the devices, but also shuts out consumers and white-hat researchers from knowing what the devices are doing. Stanford, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan have now started the Secure Internet of Things Project, which aims to promote security and transparency for IoT devices. They hope to unite regulators, researchers, and manufacturers to ensure nascent internet-connected tech is developed in a way that respects customer privacy and choice.

Comment: Re: You think Greeks want MORE electronic money? (Score 1) 358 358

That's incorrect. Gold fluctuates pretty wildly with mass hysteria, compete with massive deflation and inflation. Much like bitcoin. Prior to the 20th century, when communication wasn't quite so instant and pervasive, gold did a pretty good job because it was rare for *everyone* to panic more or be more confident all at once.

Actually it was even more unstable in the 19th century. The myth about gold being solid is VERY mythical and only came about long after anyone remembers who it was like with a gold standard.

Comment: Re:This is an obvious stunt (Score 2) 36 36

Points in case:

- Obviously supercooled.
- We do not get to see how much it dips with passenger. Hence it very likely only carries its own weight, which may be almost nothing.

This thing is no hover-board, it just looks like one. Levitating superconductors are nothing new. The only thing cool or noteworthy is the clever misdirection by Lexus.

Even if can carry a person, I don't they would want to show the result. The thing has no resistence, I doubt anyone could stay upright on it, or even get both feet on it at the same time, and if they did, it would not look cool and elegant.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers