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

by burkmat (#37590986) Attached to: Facebook Adds Malicious Link Protection
1. Go to TPB. 2. Grab any random link (such as ) 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

by burkmat (#34733374) Attached to: Security Researcher Finds Hundreds of Browser Bugs

...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...

+ - Two small "bombs" detonated in Stockholm-> 2

Submitted by burkmat
burkmat (1016684) 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 ( ) 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"."
Link to Original Source

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

by burkmat (#34447270) Attached to: WikiLeaks Starts Mass Mirroring Effort

"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

by burkmat (#34085994) Attached to: Mr. Pike, Tear Down This ASCII Wall!
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

by burkmat (#34057726) Attached to: Launch Command Preserved In Power Failure, But Nuclear Designs Still Risky

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?

+ - Swedish authorities raid Wikileaks colo 1

Submitted by burkmat
burkmat (1016684) 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

by burkmat (#32910948) Attached to: UK Royalty Group Wants ISPs To Pay For Pirating Customers
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...

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