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Comment: Not so smart (Score 5, Interesting) 165

by SirDice (#41618297) Attached to: Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability
Why the hell did they pull it? Firefox 16.0 fixes 24 bugs, of which 21 are considered important. They're advising people to downgrade to THAT version because of ONE minor privacy issue. Seriously? Why don't they urge people to upgrade to 16.0 and start pushing out 16.0.1 as fast as they can?

Comment: Re:Huh. (Score 1) 454

by SirDice (#40256849) Attached to: How Many Seconds Would It Take To Crack Your Password?

If someone is bruteforcing your password, they can make no assumptions. (alphabet size)^(number of spaces)

This assumes the minimal and maximum password length is the same, i.e. there are no passwords less than the "number of spaces". The total size of the keyspace is actually: (alphabet size)^(0) + (alphabet size)^(1) + (alphabet size)^(2) + ....... + (alphabet size)^(number of spaces - 1) + (alphabet size)^(number of spaces).


+ - Valve's Steam & Games coming to Linux->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Valve's Steam and Source Engine-based games are coming to Linux. Michael from well known site Phoronix.com has been invitied to Valve's office and was able to spend a day with the developers and Gabe Newell himself. He is confirming the rumours about Linux ports from Valve, and has been able to play the games and work the developers himself. Attached in the article are pictures from Valve's offices with games running on Linux."
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Four versions (Score 1) 500

by SirDice (#39723225) Attached to: The Three Flavors of Windows 8
Read the blog post I linked, the notes at the bottom (emphasis mine):

NOTE: As with previous versions of Windows, we will also have an edition of Windows 8 specifically for those enterprise customers with Software Assurance agreements. Windows 8 Enterprise includes all the features of Windows 8 Pro plus features for IT organization that enable PC management and deployment, advanced security, virtualization, new mobility scenarios, and much more.

Comment: Search warrant? (Score 3, Interesting) 619

You don't need a search warrant to ring the bloody doorbell and ASK about the stolen property. But even that was too much bother. Funny though, the police had absolutely no problems breaking into my house simply because my downstairs neighbor told the police I was away for a week and my cats were left on their own. I actually was away for 2 days and my parents fed them.

Comment: Analysis (Score 4, Insightful) 104

by SirDice (#39275443) Attached to: 30K WordPress Blogs Infected With the Latest Malware Scam
Why do they always focus on the crap that's left behind when they analyses these things? I want to know how they managed to get that stuff on those servers so I can check my own. Was is an old and vulnerable WordPress or was it some 0-day they used? For some reason they always focus on the effects and not on the causes.

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -- Isaac Asimov