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Comment Re:What is "crypting"? (Score 5, Informative) 81

But the bad guys didn’t exactly take this innovation laying down; rather, they responded with their own innovations. What they came up with is known as the “crypting” service, a service that has spawned an entire industry that I would argue is one of the most bustling and lucrative in the cybercrime underground today.

Put simply, a crypting service takes a bad guy’s piece of malware and scans it against all of the available antivirus tools on the market today — to see how many of them detect the code as malicious. The service then runs some custom encryption routines to obfuscate the malware so that it hardly resembles the piece of code that was detected as bad by most of the tools out there. And it repeats this scanning and crypting process in an iterative fashion until the malware is found to be completely undetectable by all of the antivirus tools on the market.

Comment Re:I liked it more before.... (Score 1) 233

No, most voters have values that differ from yours. A libertarian (of whatever case) is an extremist.

A libertarian is an extremist? A libertarian is simply someone who is socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Nothing extreme there. In fact, most of the people I talk to admit to leaning libertarian once it's explained, but they feel that the two parties entrenched in US politics are too powerful to defeat.

I'd like to know what makes you think that libertarians are extremists.

Comment Re:Duh... (Score 1) 109

Mod parent up.

I've thrown money at crowdfunding projects simply because they look cool and I'd like to see them succeed. Some of them do (someday, when I have land, I'll get a Flow Hive). Some of them don't (the Human Resources game looked cool, but, alas, it was not to be).

The foolishness is expecting every single crowdfunded project to succeed.

Comment Re:Kimber (Score 1) 469

I had a slide crack on my M9. It wasn't very reassuring when I turned it in to the armory and the armorer showed me dozens of other cracked slides in our little armory. Whether or not they fixed that defect, that concerned me to the point that I'll never carry a Beretta of that design (M9, 92, 96, whatever).

Comment Re:Kimber (Score 1) 469

Sig and Glock are both known for having the exact problem outlined in TFS. Glock has improved with their latest generation of pistols, but both gunmakers are known for large grips.

And gun preferences are a lot like car/truck preferences. You'll find a lot of Ford vs. Chevy claims of superiority that are based on zero facts whatsoever. There are plenty of other fine service pistols out there. HK makes a fine pistol (actually my favorite), although pricey. Smith and Wesson's M&P has dominated US law enforcement lately. Springfield's XD is being called the gun that "out-glocks the Glock" due to it's impressive reliability, light weight, and low cost.

Comment unRAID box running Plex media server (Score 1) 236

Not being a linux guy, there's a bit of a learning curve when I set it up, but now that it's running, it's pretty amazing.

If you're unfamiliar with unRAID, it's pretty slick. I no longer worry about drives failing, or running out of space.

Clients are Plex apps on phones and tablets. TV's either have Roku or Amazon FireTV sets running Plex apps.

Plays everything. Looks great. Not sure what else you'd want.

Comment Re:Amazon App tablets let you app apps! (Score 2) 200

Nook does still have an E-ink reader, and, IMO, it's the best bang for your buck unless you're already heavily invested in Amazon's proprietary library.

The specs are very similar to the latest Kindle, except the Nook supports the EPUB open format, while Kindle has their proprietary format of MOBI.

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