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Comment: Good? (Score 0, Flamebait) 360

by daveime (#48669039) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet
Especially in Glasgow of all places, if you said this to someones face, you'd get your heed caved in. What makes the Internet so special that it absolves idiots from responsibility for their words?

It's a simple enough rule of thumb, if you wouldn't say it in real life to someones face, then don't say it online behind a shield of anonymity.

Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 0) 377

by daveime (#48570725) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG
"Same-origin policy is a nightmare for use with CDNs"

It's not *that* big a deal. We've been using Rackspace CDN solution, and they allow you to set "Access-Control-Allow-Origin:*". After that it's just a matter of enabling CORS in your AJAX, which is one line of jQuery. Then you can fetch data from anywhere without your browser croaking.

Comment: Re:Local file (Score 1) 135

by daveime (#45686569) Attached to: Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted
> Look, even if someone gets local access to your files, you are still less fucked if some of them are encrypted.

Which is total bollocks if the encryption key is on the same machine. A computer that is rooted is no longer secure, any data that can be decrypted locally is the same as if it was plaintext anyway.

Comment: Re:User unfriendliness strikes again unfortunately (Score 0) 143

by daveime (#45452467) Attached to: Ars Checks Out CyanogenMod's New Installer
Why not just wipe the FLASH completely, then your battery will last 500x longer! You won't be able to do anything useful (which for most people does actually include Facebook) ... but at least you won't have the odious, mind-numbing, soul-destroying task of plugging it into the wall socket every night.

Comment: Re:No point pussy-footing around (Score 1) 128

by daveime (#44932433) Attached to: RSA Warns Developers Not To Use RSA Products
The AES s:boxes already have an algebraic solution in themselves, as do every step of the process, rotates, xors, sums mod 2^32 etc. The problem is the combinatorial explosion that happens even over the course of one round when you combine all the operations, meaning there's so many simultaneous equations to solve, you'd need huge amounts of plaintext and corresponding cyphertext to even establish a few bits of the key.

Comment: Re:You can switch it off. (Score 1) 195

by daveime (#44797089) Attached to: UK Mobile ISP Blocks VPN, Citing Access To Porn
And if *everyone* simply opted out, it wouldn't make a damn of difference, as the Government would merely have a very cheap and up-to-date census of everyone in the UK. But no, you have to be fucking "precious" about it. You are exactly the kind of person who shouldn't be looking at porn, I can just imagine you in a darkened room giggling like a 6 year old while surfing the forbidden fruits. Man (or woman) the fuck up. Telling someone you like porn is not a sin.

"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin." -- John Von Neumann