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The Bard's Tale - a pretty widely played RPG in the 1980's - had "hobbits." But I also doubt EA paid anything for its use of "Mongo" (Blazing Saddles) or any of the the ripped-off tunes in the software: everyone was just a lot less uptight then.
>> Instead, it's some guy blindly pursuing some nerdy "open source is the best!" dialogue like it was 2003.
Duh - the author's disabled. It's taken him 12 years just to resolve the driver issues on his adaptive devices to write and submit the article from his Linux desktop.
>> Law-enforcement officials also don't want to reveal information that would give new ammunition to defense lawyers in prosecutions where warrants weren't used
I didn't get this either - shouldn't this normally be part of the discovery process?
(Remember that scene in My Cousin Vinny where Vinny discovers...er...discovery?)
>> also renews the expiring parts of the Patriot Act through 2019
This should be the headline: Bipartisan bill renews Patriot Act for four years, with minor tweaks
In fact, I think there's really no reform. From TFA:
"data would instead be stored by the phone companies themselves, and could be accessed by intelligence agencies only after approval of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court"
Um...guess what happens as soon as this bill is passed? "Hey Obama, er, I mean secret court, can we please continue access all the data from those boxes we installed at the phone companies again? Of course? Well, thanks!"
What's the point of predicting riots if all we're going to do is stand around and give people "space to destroy" when they do riot?
These aren't thunderstorms...
>> So basically, Google is giving you access to their hash, salt, and saying "Enjoy unlimited cracking attempts...
Not exactly. The 37-bit version is just less than 25% of the full 160-bit SHA-1 so, as the source mentions (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/google/password-alert/master/SECURITY.md) the intent is to keep enough of the password to tell when the same password has been tried twice, but not enough of the hash to allow someone to authoritatively crack it. (I hope - haven't seen the proof of 37-is-the-right-number yet.)
This isn't the first time someone's used hashes with high collision rates to see if the same passwords are being tried without actually storing enough of a hash to flag the password. See this article for a different example (trying to tell badly configured clients from brute forcing attempts): http://www.filetransferconsult...
In Soviet Russia Cargo Boxes Open You!
You're right - I do feel better.
Still happy Verizon's giving the finger to ESPN
>> the survey, which covered 114 square miles, may have just uncovered the proverbial tip of the iceberg
An iceberg is 90% submerged, so...the survey only covered 10% of the total area? Or found only 10% of the stuff? Or which 10%?
>> Web is for video playback, reading news and blogs, Business app?, desktop
And how long have you been out of work?
I know if my mother-in-law had just the Hallmark channel, the game show network and one other she'd switch providers, even it only saved her 30%.
Alternatively, if there was a way to just get Netflix to stream random stuff in preselected genres all day I could get her off cable altogether - tens of millions of people just want the TV on all the time because they live alone, but can't stand the crap the broadcast networks have during the day and have no need for ESPN.
As I remember it, the Nexus 7 was part of a strategic campaign by Google to ensure that "tablet" didn't mean "iPad" by introducing a high-quality Android device supported by Google itself to the masses. Now that that mission's largely been accomplished (e.g., if you're just looking for a tablet to browse the Internet and run a couple of simple apps, would you really shell out the extra money buy an iPod?) and there are many high-quality Android tablet alternatives in every form factor imaginable, the Nexus 7 isn't needed so much.
>> Population of Earth: 7 billion X a generous 1% of all humans, so 700,000,000 users
Are you sure SlashDot is the right forum for you?
>> Where does this business find its customers?
Just put an ad in "Self" magazine. Or figure out who the hell is buying selfie sticks and advertise next to those.