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Comment: The Books of the Wars (Score 1) 1365

by Fenis-Wolf (#40917433) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?
The Books of the Wars-I've never managed to actually finish it. It's basically the ending of every hope I have for humanity. Humans have reached out to the stars, and ventured far and wide. An evil rises on Earth and seduce the colonies to rush back one by one to Earth (to save it from the evil)-only to be ground down and reduced to nothing. http://www.amazon.com/The-Books-Wars-Mark-Geston/dp/1416591524

Comment: Re:If someone gets your hashed password.. (Score 0, Redundant) 615

by Fenis-Wolf (#36344960) Attached to: Cheap GPUs Rendering Strong Passwords Useless
You're aware of course that this is an offline attack? The way it works is you snag a hash as it goes across the wire (via man in the middle, client installed malware, or some other attack) then you take that hash and you calculate on your cracking machine passwords until you reach a password that matches that hash. Then the attacker takes your password and goes and logins with it. The server never sees 'billions passwords per second'.
Communications

+ - An Open Letter to Jason Calacanis->

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Fenis-Wolf
Fenis-Wolf writes "We get it. You need to create doppelganger Twitter accounts to bolster your user base and create content. Perhaps some Twitter users are fine with the fact that their tweets are being co-opted by you to drive traffic. But we wont allow you to strip out the attribution to our users simply to pad your own corpus of questions."
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Networking

Using Linux To Make a Slow, Awful WAN Connection 110

Posted by timothy
from the too-bad-to-be-true dept.
Julie188 writes "This is a brilliant little Linux trick from Windows fanboy Tyson Kopczynski. He wanted to test a new Windows 7 feature called Branch Cache, which caches remote data on the local machine to reduce traffic on a stressed out WAN connection. But how to fake a crappy WAN? Linux. 'The command that I executed (tc) made use of Linux Traffic Control (a kernel thing) which allows me to easily interject 100ms latency on eth1. Boff, Bonk, Pow, Plop, Kapow, swa-a-p, whamm, zzzzzwap, bam ... instant WAN crappiness,' he writes."
Linux Business

French Police Save Millions Switching To Ubuntu 368

Posted by timothy
from the justified-disdain dept.
Ynot_82 writes "The French national police force, the Gendarmerie Nationale, has spoken about their migration away from the Windows platform to Linux. Estimated to have already saved the force 50 Million Euros, the migration is due to be completed on all 90,000 workstations by 2015. Of the move, Lt. Col. Guimard had this comment: '"Moving from Microsoft XP to Vista would not have brought us many advantages and Microsoft said it would require training of users. Moving from XP to Ubuntu, however, proved very easy. The two biggest differences are the icons and the games. Games are not our priority."'"
Graphics

S3 Linux Driver Outperforms Its Windows Twin In Nexuiz 75

Posted by timothy
from the battle-of-the-benchmarks dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Chrome Center has done some benchmarks with the proprietary S3 Chrome 400/500 Driver on Linux and Windows. They compared Nexuiz frame rates on a Phenom II system with a S3 430 GT — the surprising result: The Linux driver outperforms its Windows equivalent, offering frame rates about twice as high on average. The question now: Is the Linux driver that good or the Windows driver that bad?"
Idle

+ - When Servers Explode-> 1

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1sockchuck
1sockchuck writes "Have you ever lost your patience with a server? We're not sure who was the first person to intentionally blow up a server, but plenty of others have followed in their footsteps, and many seem to have captured the event on video. The Gallery of Exploding Servers documents the sometimes incendiary relationship between man and machine. Those who prefer a kinder, gentler disposition may prefer the guide to Flying and Crashing Servers."
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Data Storage

Gnome's Nautilus Gets ZFS Integration, In OpenSolaris 38

Posted by timothy
from the one-day-in-linux-would-be-nice dept.
13bpower writes "Sun developer Erwann Chenede posted a new plugin for Nautilus that will integrate ZFS's backup capabilities with Nautilus. This should be a pretty killer feature." As one of the comments puts it, this adds a "Time Machine-esque" function to Solaris, through which a user can specify backup frequency, and when needed browse from available snapshots to restore files.
The Internet

Millions of Internet Addresses Are Lying Idle 500

Posted by timothy
from the gathering-their-strength-for-hallowe'en dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The most comprehensive scan of the entire internet for several decades shows that millions of allocated addresses simply aren't being used. Professor John Heidemann from the University of Southern California (USC) used ICMP and TCP to scan the internet. Even though the last IPv4 addresses will be handed out in a couple of years, his survey reveals that many of the addresses allocated to big companies and institutions are lying idle. Heidemann says: 'People are very concerned that the IPv4 address space is very close to being exhausted. Our data suggests that maybe there are better things we should be doing in managing the IPv4 address space.' So, is it time to reclaim those unused addresses before the IPv6 crunch?"
Google

+ - Gmail offers AIM Chat ability through Open AIM->

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protobion
protobion writes "Gmail chat now offers the option to sign in to your AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) account to chat with your AIM buddies from Gmail. Your AIM buddies will populate your Contacts list, and are searchable just like your Google Talk contacts.Chatting with your AIM buddies is easy — just click on a name in your chat list, and start typing. Note that an AIM account is required to use this feature. AIM in Gmail is not a Google Talk and AIM federation; it's the ability to sign in to your AIM messaging account from Gmail. Gmail uses Open AIM to provide this feature."
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