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Comment Re:Oh FFS (Score 1) 134

It's still better then having great marketing for a ridiculous product. Being wise does not only mean to be able to see through good marketing and spot bad products, but also to look past bad marketing to see good products. Are you really willing to ignore a good product cause of bad marketing, I mean even after you discover that product is actually good.

Comment Re:Friend-face (Score 1) 370

Too big to fail?
One could say it's....unsinkable....

Nerd pleeease. Nothing is too big to fail, history has proven that time and time again (Titanic, Roman Empire, British Empire, Napoleon, USSR...etc etc)... It's too big to fail NOW, but give it time, it will wither down (or is it wither up)...

Comment Re:backup your date to multisources (Score 4, Insightful) 370

It's a pity I can't replace my hard disk every few years and ghost the old data in matter of few hours.

The difference is when the data is on MY hard disk it's under MY control, and I have the responsibility and power to replace it in time.

If facebook/flicker or any site decides to just shut down tomorrow without warning, I don't have time to react.

Hard drive's fail much more predictably then web sites.

Comment Re:Yes, Let's Record All the Rapes and Assaults (Score 2) 153

Since that list is basically taking things out of context to make a point, I'll do the same This seriously

Occupy Toronto – Foot sniffer arrested

Seriously?

Occupy OKC – Young man with history of drug abuse found dead

Seriously?

Occupy Oakland – Yelling and nonsense at Burger King

As someone said, considering the number of people that gathered, and how long it lasted this list is not surprising or even high crime rate. I am pretty sure most of these things happen at music festivals( example ), or gun shows (search for gun show accidents provides a nice list) or sport events. Parent's post just gives data, which is not same as information. So instead of informative, it should be tagged as data...ful

Security

Submission + - Analysis: Identifying crypto holes in Eftpos machi->

mask.of.sanity writes: Security experts charged with testing Australia’s PIN-Entry Devices (PED) before they hit supermarkets have discovered cryptographic holes in nine in ten Eftpos terminals.

The devices encrypt user PINs to prevent information from being intercepted while in transmission. Secret keys are held by sending and receiving parties so that encrypted messages can be read.

The problems can be eradicated if simple key management principles were applied and complex systems are avoided.

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Comment Re:Not limited to IT (Score 1) 283

Yeah, I'm going to disagree with you there. I know the old saying, do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life. But my experience is more like, if you do what you love for your 9 to 5, what do you do when you need a break?

I realized (much too late) that the better approach is:
Do what you like?
Keep what you love as a hobby?

"Life begins when you can spend your spare time programming instead of watching television." -- Cal Keegan

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