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Comment: Re:So let's change the algorithm. (Score 2, Insightful) 170

by pAnkRat (#30456348) Attached to: Gravatars Can Leak Users' Email Addresses

Correct: the attack here is:

Take big Site with thousands of user, many using thier (sorta) "real names".
Permute these names with some known big email provider hostnames.
Send them all some spam.

It does not really matter if 90% of those emailadresses are incorrect, the rest will hit.

I would not do the MD5 validation thing, why should I?

Comment: Re:Get a Mac (Score 1) 932

by pAnkRat (#30085134) Attached to: Easing the Job of Family Tech Support?

That's exactly the way I did it, I stopped sopprting windows for _any one_ in 2002. It was way better afterwards.
Questions about windwows only get a "yeah that sure sucks when it happens, doesn't it....." answer.

My wife,her mom and my sister all switched to ubuntu (allthough in 2006), I spezificaly told them only to use software installed with sysnaptic. "You don't want anything else"

Works very good.

Comment: Re:I think that (Score 1) 684

by pAnkRat (#29424181) Attached to: IPhone 3.1 Update Disables Tethering

I don't care about what people think when they see me connecting my iPhone to my Mac Book Air.
(Yes, I have more money then I can spend until the end of the month, sowhat?)
Back on topic: I upgraded to 3.1 but tethering is still enabled.
I did enable it on OS 3.0 by downloading a profile here:

It just works (tm)

Comment: Re:Do we have to bring this up over and over again (Score 1) 611

by pAnkRat (#28754937) Attached to: Best Home Backup Strategy Now?
Pfff, a full backup of my fotolibrary (17Gig) to my rackserver takes about 2-3 Days,
incrementals are done in minutes, or 2 Hours max (daily increments)
Hardly time to get to old, but good for me, for not getting to much gray hair.

DSL with good upload rates are not really expensive here in germany.

Sun Microsystems

+ - ZFS will offer a new level of Data Protection

Submitted by
widhalmt writes "According to a blog posting by Richard Elling, a further release of Suns ZFS Filesystem will introduce a technique called "ditto blocks" which will allow to automatically copy data within one storage device or meta device.

As you can set this per filesystem one can create one large metadevice out of e.g. many Raid devices and create "low security" filesystems without ditto blocks and and "high security" filesystems with instant copies spread over the different raid arrays. Even if one whole Raid Array fails, the filesystem with ditto blocks enabled will still work as normal.

This adds further levels of data protection to really important data as well as more granularity to chose how "secure" your data should be.

Some Maths about what combination of raidlevels and copy levels is best suited for your needs can be found within the posting linked above."

+ - Finally, procfs for Mac OS X

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Have a burning desire to browse processes as files on your Mac like you can on most UNIX type systems? Amit Singh over at the Mac OS X Internals site has released an open source procfs filesystem for OS X. The implementation uses Google's MacFUSE which brought all the goodness of user filesystems to Mac earlier this year. In addition to things like Mach task and thread info, virtual memory, ports etc... The procfs also shows motionsensor and lightsensor data so you can simply cat these files to get sensor readings. Just like on Linux. There's also code to show TPM chip info. Cool! PS: didn't know kernel is pid 0 :)"

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.