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Comment: XP is almost 4 times older than a 3 year old... (Score 1) 537

by wompa (#41739967) Attached to: Are Windows XP/7 Users Smarter Than a 3-Year-Old?
...and I've been using it that long. No kidding it might take me longer to adapt than a 3 year old. I've been using vi for decades too. Does that mean I'm not that bright if it takes a little longer for me to get used to emacs than someone who's brand new. The premise of this argument is more than flawed. It's asinine.

Comment: Re:I wonder what are housing prices like in NH... (Score 1) 416

by wompa (#35050266) Attached to: New Hampshire Bill Could Lead To Adoption of Approval Voting
You're describing instant runoff voting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting This is a great way to allow you to vote for third party candidates without "throwing your vote away". If we had used IRV in the 2000 elections Gore would have won by a mile as most of the Greens would have ranked Nader first and Gore second.
Security

HTTPS Cookie Hijacking Not Just For Gmail 128

Posted by timothy
from the cookie-monster-demands-satisfaction dept.
mikepery writes with a followup to last month's mention of a security vulnerability affecting Gmail accounts, which it seems understated the problem. "I figure the Slashdot readership is the best place to reach a large number of slacking admins and developers, so I want to announce that it's been 30 days since my DEFCON presentation on HTTPS cookie hijacking, and as such, it's now time to release the tool to a much wider group. Despite what was initially reported, neither the attack nor the tool are gmail-specific, and many other websites are vulnerable. So, if you maintain any sort of reasonable looking website secured by any SSL certificate (Sorry Rupert, you lose on both counts), even if it is just self-signed, you can contact me and I will provide you with a copy of the tool. Be sure to put 'CookieMonster' in the subject, without a space." (More below.)
Media

The Copyright Crusade a Lost Cause? 253

Posted by Zonk
from the got-lost-in-his-own-museum dept.
A. Smith writes "Ars Technica is exploring the relationship between property rights and copyright, arguing that copyright holders are making a mistake by stressing similarities between property rights and copyright. They compare P2P users to 18th-century squatters in North America: 'Like squatters of old, many ordinary users find copyright law bewildering and are frustrated by the arbitrary restrictions it imposes. Customers wanting to rip their DVD collections to their computers, download music they can play on any device, or incorporate copyrighted works into original creative works find that there is no straightforward, legal way to do these things.' They conclude by offering that more reasonable, understandable copyright restrictions would result in a user base friendlier to publisher interests."

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