Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Re:Know what's worse? Cleartext. (Score 1) 132

by Zeromous (#49278697) Attached to: Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times

I agree, I liken this to a Master Lock. All keys are the same for the master lock (A Hammer/Crowbar), that doesn't mean it doesn't provide a measure of "sufficient security".

like Hey, if you want to steal my lawnmower thats cool bro. I'll put a master lock on the shed and worry about securing the really important stuff.

Comment: Re:What's the matter with Canada? (Score 1) 116

by Zeromous (#49090169) Attached to: The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill

I live in the Ontario suburbs you nitwit. Yes I'm talking about you.

I got mine through 30 years of hard work, your dissonance is the cost at which it is to serve you with city services in the suburbs vs a big city landowner (welfare case paying property taxes? where do you get this stuff)
Also no one mentioned city politics so there is that too.

Comment: Re:Arduino Panic Button (Score 3, Interesting) 327

by Zeromous (#49038125) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Panic Button a Very Young Child Can Use

When my kid was 2, she was at grandmas when she had an aneurysm. Luckily grandpa was home. Far from scarring, my kid actually had a fascinating life experience, and opened a dialogue about emergencies, first responders, what to do if something bad happens and they are alone. My kid still recalls it today as a positive, but very unfortunate circumstance.

Kids are far more resilient than your average parent gives them credit for. I'm proud of the way my kid handled it.

Comment: Re:Is she sure she told them the correct address? (Score 1) 224

by Zeromous (#48968601) Attached to: If a Financial Institution Mishandles My Data, What Recourse Do I Have?

I share a name with the son of a billionaire.

I have given feedback on his condo housecleaning and politely declined his best friend's bachelor party blowout at some swanky ski resort. Was fun. :D Haven't received any more emails since then.

Comment: Re:"equal treatment" (Score 1) 779

by Zeromous (#48961605) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

Better outcomes than mean is the goal of equal opportunities. Nice false equivelence here. How on earth is your comment Interesting? It doesn't even survive casual consideration.

Equal treatment != equal opportunities.
Equal treatment = inequal mobility due to means

As far as I can tell, and I'm just taking a straw poll of my middle class liberal self and friends.... Liberals tend to be for Equal Treatment + Equal Opportunities (= better outcomes on average), as this is the only approach which can close the gap on Equal Outcomes.

"Say yur prayers, yuh flea-pickin' varmint!" -- Yosemite Sam

Working...