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Comment Re:Well no shit. (Score 1) 185

Probably some outrageously sexy SGI machine, like a Crimson, or an Onyx. You can probably pick one up today second hand for a fraction of the cost of an Amiga 3000 toy.

People pay for them? I gave mine away...on the condition that they came and carried it out of my house all by themselves. Those things are damn heavy.

Comment Re:Um (Score 1) 185

Inkjets are cheap/easy/reliable?

I had so much trouble/expense with mine I eventually bought a color Laser printer instead. It turned out to be one of the best purchasing decisions I ever made, I would NEVER go back to using an inkjet.

Comment Re:Don't you know... (Score 4, Interesting) 287

TFA has just been updated saying it's MotoBlur with an automatically created Blur ID - it doesn't even ask you to create an account any more

I guess that was Motorola's way of "removing" MotoBlur from phones - remove the account creation UI, generate the account secretly without any prompting.

Whatever, Motorola deserves to be bankrupted over this. If I was a class-action lawyer I'd be getting in touch with this guy right now.

Comment Re:Geometric mean? (Score 1) 326

Don't know about deceit, but I do know that my Firefox's noscript blocked no less than sixteen (16) separate sites running scripts on TFA.

So if anyone has an interest in fast browsers, they have.

I mean, 16, what possible excuse is there for that on what is effectively just a news article?

News sites are by far the worst for that. The number of sites some of them them pull Javascript from is staggering.

Comment Re:Yep (Score 3, Funny) 407

AES ... is the sole most attacked cypher in history, and remains secure.

The 128-bit version remains secure. The 256 and 192-bit versions are believed secure but have shown cracks (they should really have had a couple more encryption rounds).

The 256/192-bit versions are just re-fiddlings of the 128-bit version, made to fulfill the NIST requirements for key sizes. This was largely a waste of time since 128-bits can't be brute-forced with any imaginable technology.

(My advice to any potential cryptograpy coders out there is to stick with the 128 bit version).

Comment Re:This is stupid (Score 3, Interesting) 407

It's not so easy to make sure that a program is a correct implementation of a mathematical algorithm or of an open standard.

There's a huge list of test vectors for AES published by NIST (among others):

The chances of being able to write some code which reproduces those values but ISN'T AES are less than the reciprocal of the number of atoms in the universe.

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