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Comment: Re:What is it? (Score 0) 190 190

it tells you in the article ...

For those not familiar with Force Touch, it detects how hard a user presses down on the screen giving an additional type of input. As Bloomberg mentions, it is already used in the Apple Watch and new MacBook Pros and, while we can only speculate how Apple will implement it in iOS, the potential here is huge.

+ - Save Domain Privacy Tell ICANN Don't Expose WHOIS Data->

An anonymous reader writes: Did you know that your privacy rights are currently under threat? ICANN is considering introducing a rule that would impact all netizens. If you care about your online privacy, this is a big deal.

Under new guidelines proposed by MarkMonitor and other organizations who represent the same industries that backed SOPA, domain holders with sites associated to "commercial activity" will no longer be able to protect their private information with WHOIS protection services. "Commercial activity" casts a wide net, which means a vast number of domain holders will be affected. Your privacy provider could be forced to publish your contact data in WHOIS or give it out to anyone who complains about your website, without due process. Why should a small business owner have to publicize her home address just to have a website?

We think your privacy should be protected, regardless of whether your website is personal or commercial, and your confidential info should not be revealed without due process. If you agree, please contact ICANN right away and demand your right to privacy and due process. Let them know you object to any release of info without a court order. There's no time to waste — the close date for comments is July 7, 2015.

Visit our new site RespectOurPrivacy.com and we'll guide you through the process of calling or emailing ICANN. Thanks!

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Comment: Secure Skype Replacement? (Score 1) 69 69

Can anyone recommend a secure Skype replacement? I've been using Telegraph for real time chat, which has a great mobile experience, but only one of my friends has transitioned to it, everyone else is still all over WhatsApp. Telegraph also doesn't do video data.

I saw Snowdon talk last week and whilst he didn't say anything that hadn't already been said and printed, his passion has definitely motivated me to take a bit more personal responsibility.

Several of my IRC channels have now also moved to Slack, which is probably a step backwards for security.

Comment: Re:These days... (Score 2, Insightful) 892 892

Ultimately, I think this whole thing is stupid. I'm a guy, but I have to imagine this is patronizing as all hell to women. Isn't this the kind of shit feminists have been fighting forever?

This is the Social Justice Warrior brand of feminism rather than the egalitarian brand of feminism.

Comment: extremists are extreme (Score 3, Interesting) 765 765

is it really news that a subset of people hate men and wish to eradicate gender? the more airtime these people get, the more they get to push their agenda and market themselves. so you hate the penis and have no sense of humour, great. stop complaining and go get some therapy.

Comment: Re:Should be called "Whine at Slashdot" (Score 1) 809 809

if you don't know the basics of public/private key cryptography, you'll get ass hat developers passing their private SSH keys around instead of their public ones, wasting a lot of people's time who will have to run about doing damage control.

If, as a developer, you think your job starts and ends in an IDE, you're going to be a shit developer if you are unable to navigate the systems and infrastructure you are developing for.

Comment: Re:Probably not... (Score 3, Insightful) 136 136

Exactly this, thread over.

You should be developing for the platform you're deploying to, whether that's a series of company maintained servers or some random CPanel hosting you've bought for $1 a month.

The best way is to bake yourself an image you can run from scratch each time that gets installed and configured to a known outcome, hello Puppet/Chef/Ansible/Vagrant/etc/etc

That gives you the benefit on developing on what ever platform with whatever toolset you like the most and an extremely reliable test platform that accurately mirrors your deployment platform.

Otherwise you open yourself and your code to all kinds of unnecessary bugs later on.

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