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Comment: Re:Why (Score 1) 606

by Rastafario (#46337013) Attached to: 'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official
Cities have their "business core" usually located in their centers, likewise mass transit lines are most efficient getting from outskirts to the downtown core.

Current fashion with tech companies is to minimize costs by leaving city centers and move to "cheaper" locations located in city outskirts. Assuming even distribution of company's employees around a city, the move to outskirts only helps employees that have the luck to live in the general quadrant of the city. Due to (usually) star shaped mass transit topology this dramatically increases the commute to work of everyone else.

Comment: BETA made me do it! (Score 1, Offtopic) 271

by Rastafario (#46174249) Attached to: Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations
I am a long slashdot member, I don't usually post comments as I prefer reading them, but one look at the new BETA site caused me to break my habit.

The new BETA sucks shit!
- I've been a frequent visitor to Reddit, I don't go there anymore after their version 4 redesign which was as bad as the new Slashdot BETA!
- I've been forced to read Slashdot through this abomination of a mobile version of the site on my tablet. Thankfully I've been able to revert to Slashdot classic.
- If I am forced to read slashdot through this unholy thing that is the BETA, I will do Reddit and stop reading Slashdot altogether.

So, seriously FUCK BETA

I am fully prepared to join the boycott that is planned for February 10-17, please KILL BETA.

Comment: Had to do this (Score 0) 93

by Rastafario (#46174151) Attached to: Got Malware? The FBI Wants It
I am a long slashdot member, I don't usually post comments as I prefer reading them, but one look at the new BETA site caused me to break my habit.

The new BETA sucks shit!
- I've been a frequent visitor to Reddit, I don't go there anymore after their version 4 redesign which was as bad as the new Slashdot BETA!
- I've been forced to read Slashdot through this abomination of a mobile version of the site on my tablet. Thankfully I've been able to revert to Slashdot classic.
- If I am forced to read slashdot through this unholy thing that is the BETA, I will do Reddit and stop reading Slashdot altogether.

So, seriously FUCK BETA

I am fully prepared to join the boycott that is planned for February 10-17, please KILL BETA.

Comment: Re:Ack! (Score 2) 405

by Rastafario (#37130736) Attached to: Canada To Adopt On-Line Voting?
Malicious code/malware can be technologically mitigated. Here in Europe my bank requires an authorization code for each action I make that is sent as a text message to my phone. With such system, both devices would have to be compromised (unless I use the same device for both internet and phoning)...

There are a couple of aspects of online voting that can never be solved with technology:
1) In order to be truly secure, each voter would have to receive a unique identifier. Voter anonymity would be lost.
2) When not in voting booth voter can be made to cast his vote under duress.

* Voting booths provide secure location where voter can cast his vote anonymously (answer to both)

Comment: Mashup security (Score 1) 180

by Rastafario (#20721221) Attached to: Intel Releases Mashups for the Masses
All it takes is one malicious content source for a mashup site's security to be compromised.

Advice to users, stay away from mashups unless you trust its makers ensure third party content is 100% safe.

If you do end up using a mashup site, make sure that you observe all safe browsing tips, especially logging out of you web mail/banking services before entering.

"Life, loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it." -- Marvin the paranoid android

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