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Comment: Need more requirements.. (Score 3, Interesting) 385

by gQuigs (#49286185) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research?

At the top end:
(customizable with Ubuntu 14.04)

What do you recommend for running Linux?
The latest Ubuntu LTS is a good start.

For a C++ development environment?
I really like Code::Blocks, but I'm thinking that wi'll be up to her...

An nVidia GPU helps accelerate the only "gravitational wave" program I've ever run (https://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/). Likely not relevant, but hey you did ask Slashdot.

Comment: Visability into the boot (Score 3, Interesting) 928

by gQuigs (#48277653) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Systemd during a normal boot is doing some detailed logging of the boot process that let's you do a simper version of bootchart. This allows you to find out how long each service took to boot and also do a graph of them.

It's concerned complimentary to the actual bootchart...

[1] http://0pointer.de/blog/projec...

Comment: Re:Ahhh ... (Score 2) 47

by gQuigs (#47316851) Attached to: Trivial Bypass of PayPal Two-Factor Authentication On Mobile Devices

I was just using https://www.ssllabs.com/ to check out some financial sites:

amhfcu.org : F, supports insecure SSL 2.0
tdbank.com - A-

republictt.com/ - not the local bank.. apparently uses java.. .ugh..
republicbank.com - powered/provided by intuit - A-

sjfcu.online-cu.com - B - due to not supporting TLS 1.2. (used by likely a few cu)

bankofamerica.com - inconsistent - B, A-
wellsfargo.com - B - due to not supporting TLS 1.2
paypal.com - A- uses mixed content on home page.. really?

secure.ally.com - B - TLS 1.2 capped
https://www.chase.com/ - A-

hsbc.com -asks for login name on insecure website.. otherwise a B

I'm not impressed. My ~$10 a month Dreamhost account can get me a B rating (with SSL kindly provided by https://www.startssl.com/ for free). And if they were running a newer version of Debian, I think it would be an A.

If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research. -- Wilson Mizner