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Comment: Re:It should be (Score 2, Interesting) 363

by KiloByte (#47870775) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

It boggles me why, on the left side of the pond, you have people with multiple DUI convictions who still get permits to drive on selected routes.

Here in Poland, quite a few people push for the first DUI mean losing the driving license for life. I'd say that's overkill, but 5 years or so of absolute driving ban for a DUI would be just right. It's a kind of a murder attempt, after all.

Comment: Re:Or so they say... (Score 1) 142

by KiloByte (#47854545) Attached to: Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers

It doesn't matter if they are lying through their teeth when they say that. Because they claim it to be true, we can use that as further justification that the NSA's mass-surveillance hasn't done squat.

Because they're busy using that surveillance spying on political and business opponents. Come on, citizen, you don't want to take resources away from that to put then to unimportant stuff like catching criminals and preventing terrorism, do you? Heck, if we caught terrorists before they strike, the terror would be gone and this would risk pulling resources away public support from the surveillance!

Comment: Buck feta (Score 1, Offtopic) 102

by KiloByte (#47843095) Attached to: Some Core I7 5960X + X99 Motherboards Mysteriously Burning Up

Why in the blazes the inter-Slashdot link leads to the Beta travesty? If I, due to some mental malady, would prefer Beta, I'd set it as my default.

Why does even Dice keep Beta afloat after it failed? I seriously hope the plans to make it the main -- and only -- interface are gone. Oh well, there's still Soylent...

Comment: Re:What's all the fuss about? (Score 2) 99

by KiloByte (#47840291) Attached to: LLVM 3.5 Brings C++1y Improvements, Unified 64-bit ARM Backend

With compilers, what counts is the speed of compiled code rather than compilation speed, and here clang loses by quite a bit.

Compilation speed really matters only in rapid compile-debug cycles, but there clang, despite winning on compile speed, is hindered by producing worse debug info.

Comment: Re:Why a hardcoded list? (Score 2) 90

by KiloByte (#47793801) Attached to: Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

The .cn TLD is can be MITMed by the Chinese government, yes. That's why you need to host your chinese-dissident page in a TLD of any country that hates China (ie, almost any of them). Same for a site that reveals wrongdoings of the NSA. Any point other than ICANN can be avoided by simply chosing a different TLD, and ICANN itself can be secured by pinning TLD keys.

This goes in sharp contrast with the CA cartel model, where you need to trust the sum (rather than alternative) of 400+ entities, some of which are known to be actively engaged in MITM, like CNNIC or Etisalat.

Comment: Re:Why a hardcoded list? (Score 2) 90

by KiloByte (#47788869) Attached to: Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

Uhm no, you can't MITM DNSSEC, you can't do anything except a denial of service unless you control one of three entities:

  • that particular TLD
  • the registrar your victim uses

That is, unless someone is stupid enough to trust some external DNS server, but no reasonable DNSSEC client would use a dumb stub resolver this way.

+ - City of London Police take down proxy service over piracy concerns

Submitted by Mr_Silver
Mr_Silver (213637) writes "TorrentFreak is reporting that the City of London Police (a private police force in government-backed livery with an authority that does not go beyond the corporate-controlled City of London area — so not to be confused with the Metropolitan Police) has seized control of a number of domains including Immunicity, a general proxy server that was set up as a censorship circumvention tool. This appears to be their next step after placing banner adverts on websites."

+ - Wikipedia reports 50 links from Google 'forgotten'->

Submitted by netbuzz
netbuzz (955038) writes "The Wikimedia Foundation this morning reports that 50 links to Wikipedia from Google have been removed under Europe’s “right to be forgotten” regulations, including a page about a notorious Irish bank robber and another about an Italian criminal gang. “We only know about these removals because the involved search engine company chose to send notices to the Wikimedia Foundation. Search engines have no legal obligation to send such notices. Indeed, their ability to continue to do so may be in jeopardy. Since search engines are not required to provide affected sites with notice, other search engines may have removed additional links from their results without our knowledge. This lack of transparent policies and procedures is only one of the many flaws in the European decision.”"
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+ - Making extinct arachnids walk again->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes ""...Even though we can’t CT scan these fossils, as the fossils are made of the same stuff as the host rock and so X-ray techniques don’t work, we can however still study them using the same kind of digital techniques...""
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