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Comment Re:Rap "Genius"? (Score 2) 115

You need to look up the definition of objective, because you really don't have a clue what it means, nor have you produced any evidence supporting your subjective opinion.

Unsurprisingly you didn't mention what type of music you happen to like. It's only childish trolling to criticize others while not exposing your own interests and likes.

Comment Re:Rap "Genius"? (Score 1) 115

I wish I had mod points for you.

The "I'm smart and don't like X, so people who like X must be stupid" mentality on here is getting near YouTube levels. I've recently switched to ArsTechnica for most of my news, but still have the /. RSS feed which I monitor and occasionally click through. This article struck me as interesting because I ended up at Rap Genius yesterday after searching for some lyrics to a rap song.

Comment Re:Simplyfying inventory management (Score 1) 371

IP to MAC mapping is done through the layer-3 ARP protocol, not DHCP, although DHCP tends to use the MAC address as the client ID in the chaddr field.

That said, I agree with your post. They don't need an OUI block unless they are manufacturing PHY chips or doing some sort of virtual tunneling.

Comment Re:Only if I can use self signed certs (Score 1) 320

Switching certificates, even to one with a different CA doesn't change anything at all with respect to security, assuming equal key strengths. In your hypothetical scenario, the attacker would have had to possess a valid certificate from a CA that you already trusted. That certificate could have been used during the initial handshake as well as during a certificate-switch.

The problem is that your browser trusted a non-trustworthy CA.

Comment Re:Only if I can use self signed certs (Score 1) 320

That's really the only thing stopping me from putting HTTPS stuff on my server, it's annoying as hell to have to keep clicking through that warning every time I start a new browser session.

Did you know that you can manually trust the certificate and avoid that dialog every time you visit your site?

Comment Re:Dallas? (Score 2) 263

Actually, you don't see ANY "cultures" lining up to spend tens of billions building this, since it's only in the planning stage. When it does come time to build it there will be plenty lining up to pay for it, or have you forgotten that the US only paid for about 5% of the LHC?

Anyway, keep up the fear mongering, it's always enjoyable to read!

Comment Re: can they (Score 1) 752

Tell that to a guy I know who is doing 6-to-life for fingering a flirty, but drunk girl at a party. In all probability, he turned into an asshole towards her afterwards because she wouldn't to sleep with him, so she wanted revenge and called the cops. Thinking that what he did was was fairly innocent, he admitted to what transpired.... Case closed as far as the prosecution goes.

Even if he gets out, which he probably will at some point, he will be on lifetime parole, will have the penalty of returning to prison for even as much as having a drink, must sign up on the sex-offender list and knock on neighbor's doors to tell them he's been convicted of sexual assault... For the rest of his life.

Comment Germany vs Italy (Score 3, Interesting) 226

My 996 Porsche 911 Turbo had steering wheel angle, yaw rate and lateral acceleration sensors and could brake each wheel independently. It also had a viscous coupling in the center diff to keep up to 90% of the power to the rear wheels, only giving the fronts as much as they needed. The 997 model introduced an electromagnetic coupling for even more precise control (and the ability to run different diameter tires). Even in a 50 MPH slide with all four wheels spinning, that thing would go almost exactly where you pointed it. That feeling is one of the finer things in life.

I didn't RTFA, but I don't see what Ferrari has done here that Porsche didn't have 9 years ago.

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