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Comment Re:Facebook vs. others (Score 1) 113

1. Go to TPB. 2. Grab any random link (such as http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6718164/BLACK.DAWN.2005.StV.DVDrip.Swesub.XviD.AC3-Mr_KeFF ) 3. Try to post it to Facebook. Noticed this a while ago when trying to link to the movie Steal This Film, a documentary about The Pirate Bay, published through BitTorrent by the producers. I wonder what else is on that blacklist...

Comment Re:Pass the salt please (Score 3, Insightful) 145

...maybe not very serious, nothing a program restart wouldn't fix, but still - damage.

I'm sorry, what?

Most browsers don't run in a particularly well secured sandbox. Sure there are additional security features, but the majority of people today still seem to be running (1) outdated browsers (2) as administrators (3) without any clue whatsoever regarding security.

A security flaw exposed from this fuzzer could easily end up being a major trojan outbreak. Not exactly something you fix by restarting Firefox...

Comment Letter from assailants (Score 1) 2

Also worth noting that TT (Swedish News Agency) and SÄPO (The Swedish Security Police) received a mail around 10 minutes before the attacks informing them of the terroristic nature of the events. It seems people did not really realize we were even being terrorized until they checked their e-mails.

Submission + - Two small "bombs" detonated in Stockholm (bbc.co.uk) 2

burkmat writes: Two small charges are reported to have been detonated earlier today in Stockholm, Sweden. So far it has been determined that a car burst into flames ( http://svtplay.se/v/2266060/rapport/ogonvittne_filmar_explosionen_pa_nara_hall ) and that around 300m away from the car, a man was found dead with what appear to be explosion-related wounds around his stomach. Apart from the bomber, two people have reportedly been taken care of with "minor wounds".

Comment A smart guy once said... (Score 1) 586

"Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)"
  - Linus Torvalds

Although I must admit this is a bit of a new approach... Ask the rest of the world for a shell on their boxes and mass upload. The point of having a lot of nodes copy the main one is redundancy, if someone *cough* The US *cough* get into Wikileaks stuff, what's to keep them from just logging onto all these servers and erasing the copies too?

Taking a redundant system and making it dependant on a single node... Not too clever.

Comment Re:huh (Score 1) 728

Not to mention the differences between monitors.

At my previous job we differentiated different tickets through a coloring scheme. These colors were pretty much unique (luckily there weren't that many tickets), but still helped a lot. It's quite effective just using basic pattern matching against the title of the ticket and the background color.
Every now and then, a monitor would go dead and be replaced - Suddenly all the colors had shifted, ranging from miniscule amounts to red going dark brown. Color might be a good idea when you don't actually need to reference anything by it. Documenting colors would be impossible.

Comment Re:Why have them (Score 1) 167

And you won't see tactical nuclear weapons being used in the field likely ever, as that is the invisible line in the sand that would justify the enemy using nukes, perhaps on civilian targets. And there is no justification for using them against an enemy without nuclear capability.

Remind me again how WWII ended for Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Comment Update (Score 1) 1

According to the same source (SR), the authorities did not seize any assets and left shortly after inquiring about 2 IPs. Not exactly the same MO as the previous raid, where they took down every machine in sight in the hunt for TPB.

Submission + - Swedish authorities raid Wikileaks colo 1

burkmat writes: Swedish Radio channel P3 News is reporting (Swedish) that Swedish police have raided the server halls of PRQ in the hunt for "illegal filesharers". The police have yet to release any information, but are planning to hold a press conference shortly.
This is the second time this facility has been raided, and I'm sure you all remember the first time.

Comment Re:Difficult to implement (Score 1) 289

Actually, I hope they do implement this dumbass idea, and do it in such a moronic fashion that ISPs suddenly stand to gain a lot from encrypting traffic. Maybe it's the push needed to make encrypted connections standard.

Of course the Goverment would realize this and I get the impression they don't really approve of when people talk without them listening in...

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.