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Comment Re:SRP/Nonce puts an end to Phishing (Score 1) 36

Of course there is TOTP (which can use pretty much *any* compute device) and U2F (dongle required). Practically speaking, requiring one of these two neatly gets the Nonce behavior you desire (well, roughly, a phishing attack would get a token that would be valid for at least a short period of time).

I agree SRP was a nice concept, but in practice, no one is interested.

Comment Re:I don't see the bug either (Score 1) 36

But then people would complain 'what if they had a slow internet and went to sip a cup of coffee or something' if the time is too short. The click-through idea seems viable enough. However I'm still skeptical that a user that would be vigilant about the address bar would suddenly stop being vigilant if the page clearly reloads. Either they are vigilant throughout or they would fall for a phishing page without ever touching google's servers.

Comment Re:Interesting ratio (Score 1) 27

I'm sure Netflix could save a lot of money and network headaches by using a BitTorrent type approach,

But you're wrong. They use caching servers instead, on the premise that shows are watched in trends. They know more about watching habits than you do, and they are relatively technically competent, so if there were benefit to that they'd probably be doing it already.

Comment Re:On the Faroe islands? (Score 3) 27

Netflix will send a CDN server more or less to any ISP which requests one, and is willing to pay the power bill. Do you not remember when many ISPs were loudly refusing to install these free machines even though they would save them money because they objected to "free" colocation on principle?

Comment Re:Well this sucks ... (Score 1) 89

I have owned two Nexus7 tablets. I still have the second one and use it every day. It is getting a bit old but I haven't replaced it because they stopped making the 7 in favor of the larger 9 which is too expensive. The 7 was a great bloat-free device at a great price ($200 ish).

I presume you are literally talking about the second one, the Nexus 7 2nd, because the Nexus 7 1st was poop.

Comment Re:So what would you use? (Score 1) 267

No static typing. Great until you get over 1000 lines of code.

If you are saying it is a code maintenance nightmare, then whether it is typed or not, your code must be spaghetti code if the overall line count significantly impacts your variables. Even in a complex project, things should be nicely scoped so that readability is preserved enough that lines of code does not impact whether static typing is a good idea or not. That's not to say it is not a good idea, just that the good idea is pretty constant whether the project is small or large.

Also, Java compiles to some abstracted bytecode. This is the case for pretty much all interpreted languages (just the compile step happens on 'load', and many languages make effort to cache that). Performance is governed by the quality of the runtime, and yese the JRE is one of the better language runtimes, though Javascript has had a *lot* of similar work, but the language is limited. Ruby, Perl, and Python do have runtimes that are far behind the JRE, but at this point more to do with relative investment in the runtimes than things enabled by the language (though yes there is a difference by having things like static typing, it's tiny compared to general optimization potential).

Comment Re:Java? (Score 1) 267

On GUI/Web, if you mean it's 'good enough', fine, but if you are claiming it is advantaged, it really isn't. Particularly on the Web side, Java really doesn't do *anything* for you GUI wise, it's just beyond the scope (unless you are saying applets, which no sane person would start new and in fact getting an applet to run in a modern browser is insanity). If you refer to Java webstart, for just make your app run in the browser already and not subject the users to the pain in the ass that is making sure javaws runs right.

On cross platform, nowadays it is extremely easy to have a write once, build everywhere. Now if you think the 'build once, run anywhere' is significant, then your build system isn't adequate and your users' lives are made more complex because they suddenly need to understand how to launch a jar, which is somewhat unnatural for all the platforms.

Basically, Java is the right choice when your developers happen to be experienced in Java. However you still need to make platform specific builds to abstract the java-ness (e.g. user downloads an '.exe' rather than a .jar') and your users will be pissed if you deliver your 'webapp' as a jnlp.

Comment Re:Numbers Are Easy (Score 1) 202

Weird names and letter combinations no one has a clue what any of them mean.

You people are complaining over one number, try the EVO VIII MR FQ 340... or it's full name, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evoltion VIII MR FQ-340.

There are 3 different models of the EVO VIII MR FQ, a 320, 340 and 400 BHP model. Beyond this you have other marques in the Lancer Evolution line, the RS and GSR in addition to the MR line... Not to mention the normal Lancer saloons (ES).

Hyundai on the other hand tend to have quite simplistic naming conventions.

i10 - City car (A segment)
i20 - Subcompact (B segment)
i30 - Compact (C segment)
i40 - Medium (D segment)

This is a lot less confusing than their previous models (Getz, Sonata, Granduer).

Numbers are an easy way to differentiate between models that are similar but have different engines or levels of tune. A BWM 320i and 328i share the same chassis and engine, but at different tunes (and different turbos IIRC). Its much easier for the consumer than having to guess that the Renault Felcher has a 1.5L N/A and the Renault Clitoris has a 2.0L Turbo.

Comment Re:Translation: (Score 1, Interesting) 89

It's still just a rumor site reporting this. Everybody calm the fuck down.

Easy there tiger, sounds like you're not familiar with the way Slashdot works.

When rumoursite.com publishes a slightly negative rumour of an upcoming Apple product, everyone is like "Apple are such visionaries, removing buttons and speakers are such brilliance and wow, I'm going to cream myself over this for months".

However when it's an Android rumour everyone is like "Holy Squirrelballs am I angry. How dare they think of ADDING things to Android" and then you would hear the gnashing of teeth as they start to gnaw their desks in a fit of rage.

In a few months when the device is released, the rumours were forgotten as they were found to be untrue, except for Apple fanboys who will still cling to any negative reports about Android no matter how untrue they are.

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 477

"Long overdue"

Indeed. Being forced to accept >14 billions from Apple will teach the Irish that this is a bad idea. :-)

But seriously, this will just encourage other countries to do even worse, since now they know they'll get the billions anyway later, it's the best investment one can do.

However Ireland will have to pay most of that back to the EU and receive a firm finger-waggling from ze Germans.

It's really a win-win for Ireland, they get to say "not our fault, the EU made us do it" whilst counting the money in the back room.

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 126

Plus, cops get paid well, have great benefits and get to retire at 45, so excuse me if I don't break out my tiny violin. Oh yeah, and being a cop is a safer job than driving a beer truck, being a garbage man or a school janitor. We canonize cops way too much in this country.

Really? I guess it depends on where, because there's cops that only make $30k USD/year and have to buy everything from their uniforms and weapons to the fuel for their patrol cars. That still happens today. I knew cops back in the early 00's who made $18k/year(median wage $42k). Yep very well paying. Keep in mind that the median US wage is just under $50k these days. Never met a cop that retired at 45 who also didn't have 25 years of service in already either, they're also so rare that I can count the number of them on one hand. And again it depends on where you work doesn't it on "safe." If you're a long haul trucker you're pretty safe. If you pull stuff into the inner city shithole you're more likely to be shot, hijacked and so on. Same with police, if you're out in the country or patrolling the suburbs you're not at a high of a risk as compared to the guys working in the city. But you might have also missed that being a cop is still in the top 15 most dangerous jobs you can work at.

Also keep in mind that in the vast majority of those cases in those other 14 top jobs when someone dies? It's directly related to the job itself, usually mechanical failure, worksite related, and so on. Being a cop is one of the few jobs where direct interaction with the public is proportional to your chance of being killed.

I also like some of those "most dangerous" job listings. Lots of management in there, which isn't surprising. One of my first jobs was an apprentice at a auto garage. A first line manager(aka the person that deals with the people) was nearly crushed because he walked under a car which was being lowered.

Comment Re:Consistency (Score 1) 126

First time they refused that as well, trying to claim he's an immigrant to the US(tip to people who go lulz he is!). He's a born citizen of the UK and maintains a permanent residence there. The second time, they refused to respond and he's sent a second letter stating that he'll take it up with the commissioners office if they refuse. Which could get interesting, since they can slap fines against twitter in the million range.

Comment Re:Feminist/SJW Echo Chamber Circling The Bowl (Score 1) 198

No, they state without proof that things happened. That's not showing the proof.

So you're now saying that those people linked didn't engage in harassment according to twitters own rules, or what you claimed was harassment by another individual(milo) for doing exactly the same thing? Might want to take those blinders off.

You've lost me. Chat logs of which incident are you referring to?

The ones you couldn't be bothered to read, or check in the linked stories. Maybe a few more will help.

Comment char buffers are more intuitive than strings, not (Score 1) 267

bitwise access to char buffers

What exactly would you like to achieve with this? A stream reader that converts ASCII to EBCDIC on the fly? A XMLReader that takes an EDI payload as a parameter?

Please give some details. Unless you're trying to show off like a Radio Shack employee complaining that iPads have no serial ports.

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