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Comment: Re:Just what we need in our server rooms (Score 1) 299

by ajegwu (#48082795) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros
I'm a veteran. USAF 1992-1996. The government is taking our children and sending them half way around the world to kill people when it might make a few extra bucks for the oligarchs. There are lawful kill orders. There are unlawful kill orders. Both are carried out all day every day. No one signs up for infantry and is then surprised that it might mean shooting at people. NO ONE. I'm a veteran who tried to make the world a better place. It is much worse now. So I complain. The system is a fucking joke. You couldn't possibly be a bigger cunt.

+ - Storing your encrypted passwords offline on a dedicated device->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Hackaday writer Mathieu Stephan (alias limpkin) has just launched a new open source/harware project together with the Hackaday community. The concept behind this product is to minimize the number of ways your passwords can be compromised, while generating long and complex random passwords for the different websites people use daily. It consists of a main device where users' credentials are encrypted, and a PIN locked smartcard containing the encryption key. Simply visit a website and the device will ask for confirmation to enter your credentials when you need to login. All development steps will be documented and all resources available for review."
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Comment: I don't get it (Score 1) 359

by ajegwu (#41145801) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Launches Free VPN
Most people seem to respect information security. They would consider it unethical to hack into iTunes and download songs for free. It would be considered wrong by most to get Hulu Plus for free if a way was found. No one thinks you should be able to get into private Dropbox accounts and have access to any file at will. You certainly don't want your private IMs, txts, or e-mails published without your approval. Why is it then, that when the ACL becomes a written or verbal request instead of a matter of file permissions is that considered a different matter?

Comment: Not in my experience (Score 2) 325

by ajegwu (#40027573) Attached to: Americans Happy To Pay More For Clean Energy, But Only a Little More
After my IT consulting company cratered under the weight of the economy, I got involved with an Energy Supply Company, that I will not spam you with. Now that I've gathered a few hundred customers, who are all given the option of having their bills go down using traditional energy sources or having their bills go up using Green-e Certified energy (wind power here in NY) exactly ZERO chose to pay an extra $0.02 per KWh to go green.

Comment: It'll take a little getting used to, that's all (Score 5, Interesting) 607

by ajegwu (#39827365) Attached to: <em>Hobbit</em> Film Underwhelms At 48 Frames Per Second
When my old TV finally gave up the magic smoke, I replaced it with a modern 240Hz LCD panel. The first show we watched on it was Lost. Everyone immediately said it looked fake. It was compared to a low budget History Channel documentary instead of a high budget network show. Within a week or two no one I lived with seemed to notice the difference any more. It was just different, therefore something for most people to complain about, until it became the new normal.

Comment: Lifeware (Score 1) 409

by ajegwu (#29880999) Attached to: What is the Current State of Home Automation?
The current awesome sauce that powers the Home of the Future at Disney Land is LifeWare http://www.life-ware.com/ Right now it is all Windows Media Center based, and extremely expensive. They have however seen the error of their ways, and plan on being compatible with Linux and Mac OS in the future. More info here: http://www.life-ware.com/products/evolving-tech.php

Comment: It's not what you want. (Score 1) 416

by ajegwu (#29694569) Attached to: What To Do With a Free Xbox 360 Pro?
Sell it. The 360 is made to play games, and none of the games out there seem to pique your interest. It'll do some other stuff, but it doesn't do any of them wonderfully. If you want a cheap yet robust media player set-top box, you want a Popcorn Hour C-200. It only plays media files, and it plays nearly every format under the sun. It won't play video games though.

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