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Comment Re:Solution: (Score 2, Informative) 122

BWHA-HA-HAHAHAH!! Z0MG, you're so Hillary-ous!!

...Oh, wait:

Looks like e-Ghazi was a big nothing-burger. Which is what we dirty fscking hippies have been saying ever since it was first trotted out. But: Please continue, Governor. Don't let minor things like facts get in the way of a good right-wing misogynistic rant. Your lives are bleak and meaningless enough as it is.

Comment Re:All the data hasn't been released (Score 1) 440

...40% of the pictures were dick shots and they didn't want to release those.

I have a question for the guys out there who do this:

When has this ever worked?

How many guys have actually gotten dates as a direct result of posting explicit photos to their dating profile?

Comment Re:Custom firmware (Score 2) 373

That's not that feasible: they use the consumer-area electronics a lot now to allow configuration of the more critical systems, and to read data from them.

It's not feasible to lock my front door, because my house was built with a non-stop conveyor belt running from the mailbox to the kitchen.

The entire point of this ask-slashdot is to identify cars that DON'T integrate entertainment systems and wireless access with the safety critical electronics. Cars that DON'T do the dumb&dangerous stuff you just listed.

Data flow *from* the primary systems *to* entertainment&wireless systems is marginally acceptable, if it's a physically enforced one-way data flow using optocouplers or something.

I seriously want each car manufacture to have one employee on staff, who's sole job is say "YOU'RE FIRED" every time any idiot engineer wants to permit ANY data flow from entertainment-or-wireless systems into safety-critical systems. I don't care how limited the APIs are, I don't caret how encrypted it is, I don't care how cryptographically-secure the certificates are. If there's data flow into critical safety systems, it's effectively certain that it's going to be vulnerable. You don't connect safety-critical systems to wireless input, period.


Comment Re:Why hasn't anybody forked Firefox already? (Score 2) 294

I haven't used it much yet, but Pale Moon may be what you're looking for. It's a fork of Firefox. The development design choices favor privacy, user-control, and improving speed&stability by dumping rarely-wanted code. Examples: They removed the Parental Controls code, they're excluding the new Firefox DRM support, they dumped support code for obsolete CPUs, they dumped some of the code for handicap-accessibility, and they currently removing phone-home code for crash reports and other potentially privacy-violating telemetry.

I haven't seen specific mention of it, but I'm certain there's no way in hell they will implement Mozilla's new policy of *prohibiting* you from loading any extension that hasn't been reviewed&approved&signed by Mozilla.


Comment Re:Tired... (Score 2) 294

In the next release or two, Firefox is going to start blocking you from loading any extension that hasn't been approved and signed by them. People have been SCREAMING on their message boards for a way to disable/override this, but they flat out refuse. The only way to get around it is to install a non-standard browser executable.


Comment What about my privacy? (Score 2) 75

Noooo.... a drone-mower?

Surely this will have "high powered" cameras onboard that will violate my privacy and how long before one of these mowers jumps a berm, soars into the air and brings down a commercial passenger jet?

Don't you people read the carefully researched and highly objective news stories on the dangers of drones????

But please, ignore this guy Chris Manno, what would he know... he's just an ex-USAF pilot who now flies commercial airliners for American Airlines. He clearly has no credibility when compared to the deluded ravings of some lowly intern in a tabloid newspaper or some government regulator who's hell-bent on restricting any freedoms they may have overlooked last year.

Comment Re:Good for experiments, not powerplant ready (Score 1) 337

Neither of those is an option for me simply because I don't have either roof type that you describe. Looking around, I see some DIY options in the US, but most of the sites that talk about it suggest not doing it unless you already do it professionally.

Comment Re:systemd is one reason not to use Debian. (Score 1) 109

Devuan is an attempt to create a distro that does not have an option for systemd. I find it ironic that in criticizing the lack of choice in other distros, they're creating a distro with a lack of choice.

I expect that as more people get used to/grow up with systemd, it will fall by the wayside and turn into a niche distro. That's cool if it happens--lots of niche distros are still around years later--but it's not likely to be taken seriously in enterprise environments.

Comment Re:systemd is one reason not to use Debian. (Score 1) 109

Kali switched because Debian switched. It's that simple. The OffSec crew is interested in getting tools to run on a base distro so they can focus on the tools and let the upstream distro handle other problems. Since all the work had been done on getting things working with Debian, changing to another distro probably was not viewed as especially desirable (especially since most other distros use or are planning to use systemd anyway).

Comment Re:Good for experiments, not powerplant ready (Score 1) 337

I'm looking seriously at solar, though the installed cost isn't quite to where I need it (last I checked about a year ago, it was around $3 per watt, and I need it to be below $2.40 per watt). If you have some solid information on DIY, I'd love to look at it, as that would dramatically reduce the costs involved. I'd love for the only labor costs to be the electrician to handle the connectivity.

Comment Re:Lighten up (Score 1) 337

He's talking about nameplate capacity against power produced, and that solar produces around 20% of nameplate capacity on average over 24 hours whereas coal can produce around the full capacity, though plants usually aren't run at that level for very long as it increases wear and tear.