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Comment: Re:We should add our own encryption??? (Score 1) 167

by TangoMargarine (#47531269) Attached to: Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy

It wouldn't provide much in the way of plausible deniability, but please tell me about how easy it is for them to mount it without the keys. There definitely wasn't a federal case with some guy from South America where the FBI admitted after a year that they couldn't crack his encryption.

enumerate the mount points to see what was in it.

Not quite sure what you mean by this...as a dynamic file, it's only going to have one "mount point," and while encrypted at rest it's more or less (less) indistinguishable from entropy except for the headers.

Comment: Re:We should add our own encryption??? (Score 1) 167

by TangoMargarine (#47530943) Attached to: Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy

Personally, trusting the closed-source Dropbox desktop client to do your encryption for you and not ever transmit your keys back to the mothership for the inevitable NSA demands is more trust than I'm willing to give. And you remember the hullabaloo where it turned out that their desktop client auth was horribly, horribly insecure?

Just make a dynamic TrueCrypt volume.

Comment: Re:Server 2012 already looks like Windows 8. (Score 1) 317

by TangoMargarine (#47522927) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Bash is less flexible (uses strings instead of objects),

Why would you want to use a scripting language for OOP? Use an "actual" language. For scripting uses, use a scripting language.

I get that you want to harp on about how great linux is..but if *ix supporters fail to be objective in their assessments of these things

How about a more direct comparison--bash vs. batch scripting. They were both around 20 years ago.

Comment: Re:Best Wishes ! (Score 1) 317

by TangoMargarine (#47522903) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

No, Multics was the predecessor of Unix. The guys who worked on Multics had the philosophy of "do the exact opposite of Multics where possible" when they worked on Unix. Look it up.

Then after awhile everybody started branching mainline Unix and while they were fighting about restandardizing them all together, Microsoft came in and ate their lunch.

Comment: Re:Here we go... (Score 1) 434

by TangoMargarine (#47516257) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

For the kneejerks among us who will undoubtedly not understand the subtlety I was trying to convey there, the saying can be interpreted to apply to both the Israelis and the Palestinians alike.

The Mandate ends and the Israelis get invaded...
so they take up arms to defend themselves...
and after doing so successfully they go on the offensive and capture more territory...
then the Palestinians take up arms to resist and try to get their territory back...
so they keep sending suicide bombers and launching rockets over the border...
so the Israelis retaliate with helicopter airstrikes...

And on and on and on.

Comment: Re:I don't think it's the industry in general. (Score 1) 918

by TangoMargarine (#47516071) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

And it depends where you are online. I'm a member of an online RPG called Kingdom of Loathing with a pretty active chat system.

The moderators are *very* active. Say what you will about heavy-handedness, but recent events have proven that if you start throwing around anything with a flavor of misogyny to it in open chat, you will be banned with much prejudice. May be partially related to our uncharacteristically high female playerbase but the game creators are all guys.

The bogosity meter just pegged.

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