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Comment: Re:less than a minute? (Score 1) 49

by duk242 (#44055245) Attached to: Researchers Crack iOS Mobile Hotspot Passwords In Less Than a Minute
Here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_table
In short: It's a precomputed set of hashes, you can spend as long as you like generating the hashes beforehand and putting them into the rainbow table, then when it comes time to crack the password you just match the hash up with the one you've hacked. Of course, if they're salted or using a different method to generate the hash than your rainbow table, you're screwed :P

Comment: Re:Don't even try (Score 1) 687

by duk242 (#43231083) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?
I like the idea of a simple serial number that phones home, but doesn't require to phone home to work. This way you can track installs for each serial, but requires human intervention to do anything about it. (EG. Someone installs your software on their 5 machines at home, no worries.. Someone shares their serial all over the net and you end up with 100+ installs on the one number, then you start to worry about it and work a way to deactivate the program).
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+ - Co-Founder of Reddit, Aaron Swartz commits suicide -> 1

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quantr writes ""Swartz was indicted in July 2011 by a federal grand jury for allegedly mass downloading documents from the JSTOR online journal archive with the intent to distribute them. He subsequently moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he then worked for Avaaz Foundation, a nonprofit “global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.” Swartz appeared in court on Sept. 24, 2012 and pleaded not guilty.

The accomplished Swartz co-authored the now widely-used RSS 1.0 specification at age 14, was one of the three co-owners of the popular social news site Reddit, and completed a fellowship at Harvard’s Ethics Center Lab on Institutional Corruption. In 2010, he founded DemandProgress.org, a “campaign against the Internet censorship bills SOPA/PIPA.”""

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Comment: Re:Not innocent (Score 1, Informative) 336

by duk242 (#42390859) Attached to: You're Being DDOSed — What Do You Do? Name and Shame?

Someone steals your car every night and drives it around, you're not aware of the problem, however someone sees people driving your car and throwing shit at people and lets the police know. The police then pass on the information to you saying "Why is your car out there throwing shit at people at night?"

It is up to you to make sure that your car is properly locked and secured at night, so people can't steal it and take it for joyrides.

Is that a better analogy?

Comment: Re:Too laggy (Score 1) 157

by duk242 (#42331085) Attached to: Game Review: <em>Planetside 2</em> (video)

I've got an i7-920, it's not exactly the fastest cpu on the planet, but it's still pretty tough. I get down to 15FPS in big battles, even Crysis 2 on max everything still sits at >50fps. I've tried turning all the settings down, unparking cores, overclocking.

All the while, my CPU usage is below 25%. The game is poorly optimised. When they fix the optimisation issues I'm going to play it more.

FPS issues aside, it's a glorious game, and there's nothing more fun than rolling along with 2-3 platoons (>80 people) and having a huge line of tanks to take out the enemy. The guns aren't *that* hard to get certs to buy (if you don't want to pay any money), though each gun being like $7-10 each is kind of expensive, I would think that $2-3 each would be more reasonable.

Comment: Re:Well 5 dollars for a gun (Score 2) 157

by duk242 (#42330939) Attached to: Game Review: <em>Planetside 2</em> (video)

That is the problem I have with micro transactions in games, there is NOTHING micro about it. You can play for free... you just will die a lot unable to kill others because your gun does half the damage. If your lucky.

It's really not that bad, without paying for anything I consistently have a KD Ratio over 1:1. I don't find myself getting rocked by pro players either, the starter guns are just fine.

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