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Comment: What not to do with an exchange (Score 1) 64

by dermoth666 (#48218419) Attached to: Tracking a Bitcoin Thief

Well that sounds like the solution to http://xkcd.com/792/ 's problems...

On a serious note though, I won't shed a tear for CryptoRush.in. Using the same password on a small, no-reputation mining pool as the admin access to a currency exchange!?! That's a huge fail even by the lowest security standards, and these guys should know better.

Then what about getting coins stolen from the hot wallet and not even flagging the loss? What's even the point of an offline wallet when you don't reconcile the hot wallet before adding funds to it?? Another huge neglect on their part.

I actually it's probably a good thing they're now out of business because with that level of laxity, if not now there's no doubt it would have happened later, likely with more users and bigger balances... It's just sad for those who lost their coins in the process.

+ - Nagios Plugins web site taken over by nagios-> 1

Submitted by hymie!
hymie! (95907) writes "Holger Weiß , formerly of nagios-plugins.org, announced that "Yesterday, the DNS records [of nagios-plugins.org] were modified to point to web space controlled by Nagios Enterprises instead. This change was done without prior notice. To make things worse, large parts of our web site were copied and are now served (with slight modifications) by . Again, this was done without contacting us, and without our permission. This means we cannot use the name 'Nagios Plugins' any longer." Announcement here, discussion here"
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Comment: Re:Too little, too late? (Score 1) 132

by dermoth666 (#43379443) Attached to: New Skype Malware Uses Victims' Machines To Mine Bitcoins

Indeed - from experience an average computer with standard GPU will do between 2 and 20 Mhash/s (not all GPUs will be usable, and most computers around with usable GPUs will have low-end ones). The best GPU's will make a whooping 600 to 900 Mhash/s, and even with that it'll be pretty hard to compete against the ASIC rigs - there's already devices making 60 Ghash/s (60,000 Mhash/s), and the upcoming rigs will do up to 1,500 Ghash/s (that's 1,500,000 Mhash/s!). In a few months the network difficulty will be so high even the best GPU's won't earn anything from mining....

They might make a little bit of cash now if they can infect a lot of computers, but it won't last for long...

Comment: 64bit coLinux! (Score 1) 356

by dermoth666 (#42941011) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Does the FOSS Community Currently Need?

One thing that would be awesome is a 64bit coLinux port!

coLinux is a win32 application with drivers that lets you run a Linux kernel with userspace natively in Windows - it is much lighter than any virtualisation option out there, and using Xming you can easily run GUI apps that launch and run just as well as if they were natively ported to windows.

Unfortunately the drivers were never ported to 64-bit, and thus is it now useless on all but the oldest computers out there. A 64-bit coLinux port would be a requirement to getting this awesome project back on its rails.

See:
http://www.colinux.org/
http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/Dashboard_for_developing_a_64_bit_coLinux

And also andLinux - which offered an easy way to install and configure coLinux - think of it like coLinux being the Linux kernel and andLinux the Linux distribution...
http://www.andlinux.org/

I would love to be able to use coLinux again on my work PC, which (unfortunately) has to run Windows.

Comment: Use LFS or similar... (Score 1) 260

by dermoth666 (#37079352) Attached to: Installing Linux On a 386 Laptop

I did pretty much that to install a linux distro on a 486 laptop - I compiled the kernel, libraries, etc. - then built a bootdisk and filesystem. I then went on and copied the ~15m filesystem using a bunch of floppies (no network) one disk at a time after booting from the floppy, and finally installed the bootloader.

The Linux From Scratch HOWTO has all instructions for it, although in my case I diverted a little bit from it - for instance I used uClibc instead of Glibc and a 2.2 kernel. Doing it from scratch gives you the best way to select more recent components for some parts while using smaller/older ones elsewhere, so you don't end up with a totally outdated system.

Google

+ - Google Code. Now with more Git.->

Submitted by leetrout
leetrout (855221) writes "On Monday Google announced that it was adding support for Git in Google Code Project Hosting.

The post hints at the history of DVCS within Google Code and why they have added support.

Since our original announcement of Mercurial support, Git has grown significantly more popular and user-friendly, and on the technical side, it has added an efficient “smart” HTTP protocol that fits with Google’s HTTP-based infrastructure. (Note that this feature is only available in version 1.6.6 and later.)

The blog post goes on to briefly describe some of the technical aspects of the service including a note that states "to fit with our existing Python-based system, our Git server implementation is powered in part by Dulwich" which is a pure-Python implementation of the Git file formats and protocols.

I, for one, welcome the new option and will be curious to see if it gains any traction against GitHub."

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Censorship

WikiLeaks Continues To Fund Itself Via Flattr 194

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the money-finds-a-way dept.
novenator writes "Since the corporations MasterCard, PayPal, and Visa have been trying to shut down the cash flow to the Wikileaks project, those who wish to donate have been having trouble finding a way to help out. The social media/micropayment site Flattr (run from Sweden) continues to leave the channels open."

+ - Anti-Piracy firm e-mails reveal firm scam-> 4

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Khyber
Khyber writes "A recent DDoS attack against a UK-based anti-pirating firm, known as ACS:Law, has resulted in a large backup archive of the server contents being made available for download, which has been done and is now being hosted by the Pirate Bay. Within this archive are e-mails from Andrew Crossley basically admitting that he is running a scam job, sending out thousands of frivolous legal threats on the premise that a percentage pay up immediately to avoid legal hassles."
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Crime

+ - Google, Apple Settle Justice Dept Hiring Probe-> 1

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Ponca City, We Love You
Ponca City, We Love You writes "The LA Times reports that under a proposed settlement with the Justice Department, six major Silicon Valley firms — Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, Intuit and Pixar — would be barred from pledging not to 'cold call' one another's employees. Federal officials have been scrutinizing such agreements for more than a year, concerned that they restrained competition for skilled workers and kept an artificial cap on wages by avoiding expensive bidding wars. If the court fight had proceeded, it could have helped decide the legality of such accords, not just in the high-tech sector but across all industries. But the fight had risks for each side. To win, the Justice Department would have had to convince a court that workers had suffered significant harm. A loss for the companies would have opened the door to a rush of lawsuits."
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