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Comment: Re:Blocking AdBlock (Score 3, Insightful) 286

by Kardos (#49527013) Attached to: German Court Rules Adblock Plus Is Legal

> This is further compounded by some websites sticking up a dialog box telling me to register or "Like" them on Facebook if I want to continue browsing their content.

No loss there. It's a safe bet that it's not content of any quality if users have to be coerced into announcing that they "like" it before they see it.

Comment: Re:Rule #1, don't taunt happy fun hackers (Score 1) 58

by Kardos (#49483681) Attached to: Why "Designed For Security" Is a Dubious Designation

It sounds like your approach to security is to risk manage it, like the car companies in Fight Club. Doing "some security stuff" and then keeping quiet and crossing your fingers hoping that nobody takes an interest does not inspire confidence. If a recreational hacker can defeat your security on a whim just to show off, you don't stand a chance against actual criminals who will quietly break your security and then proceed to exploit you for everything they can and for as long as they can.

> Maybe you are secure in your components or your not, but don't go looking for people to try and break you.

Actually that's exactly what you do. Look up "bug bounty".

Comment: Three major problems with this idea (Score 0) 160

by Kardos (#49330645) Attached to: Energy Company Trials Computer Servers To Heat Homes

1) Security. You're going to have to come up with something really fancy (read expensive) so keep the homeowners and any of their guests/kids from tampering with it. Also keep it a secret, $Xk of gear would be a good target for thieves.
2) Reliability. Even a halfway competent datacentre will have very high reliable power and networking. Some guy's house? I'd wager less so.
3) Like everyone else said, warm seasons.

So, if you need to host something that doesn't require any security and you're happy with poor uptime, it's could be an option...

Comment: Re:Overstamp First? (Score 2) 133

by Kardos (#49099669) Attached to: Crystal Pattern Matching Recovers Obliterated Serial Numbers From Metal

You'd want to match the force used on the original stamp, else your 'decoy' numbers and letters will leave crystal deformation pattern that differs in intensity from the real digits. Probably easy if you're the manufacturer, but a touch harder if you're some guy with a hammer.

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