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Comment Re:blacklists (Score 1) 340

I'll answer that question, how would regulations make it worse.

A new law is passed designating how security must be handled on IoT stuff. Everything is fine for a short time. Then the evil hackers figure out a new exploit and the bad shit happens again. The good guy coders come up with a patch, but it doesn't conform with the law, so they can't roll out the patch until the law is changed. That could take months, if not years.

Comment Re:Biometric Gun Safe (Score 1) 421

I looked at those gun safes and rejected them for exactly the reasons you stated. I bought one that uses a quick entry combo. The downside, it requires a battery so it needs to be checked every now and then. Not really an issue since I take it out almost every weekend for a trip to the range.

Comment Re:They are stopping? (Score 1) 379

They're called SHARPs, Skin Heads Against Racial Prejudice. If you haven't heard of them before, that's probably because you live in a severely insulated bubble. If you actually knew some skins or even some punks you'd have heard of SHARPs.

There's also the ARA (Anti-Racist Action Network). Not sure how active they are now, but they used to be pretty active around here.

Comment Re:Doesn't surprise me (Score 1) 58

That's why I think that a fair amount of money that Kim Dotcom's Megaupload made was legit.

>99% of those people who wanted free stuff wouldn't have paid him. And they might even be running ad blockers. In contrast I can imagine employees of organizations signing up for paid accounts to transfer large files to customers. I used it to transfer large (legit) files. Didn't go for the paid account- the downloaders could wait - wasn't a business thing. If I needed it for business I might have expensed it.

Comment Re:Genesis 6:3 NIV (Score 1) 290

Literally taken, the first twelve chapters of Genesis could have been written by just three generations (Adam > Methuselah > Shem), all who overlapped each other more than 100 years and lived 500 years after the flood. Even without written language, it would be pretty easy to convey verbally, per most primitive cultures. The remaining 42 chapters Genesis would require only one or two additional generations ending with Jacob (Israel) and son Joseph.*

Also read literally, lifespans of Antediluvian peoples were 900+ years, while no one born after lived half that. In fact, Noah outlives his next seven generations, and his son, Shem, the next ten. I've never found any literary logic behind the rapid age changes of Postdiluvian peoples, the text seems to simply record this as technical fact. (Unlike Genesis 1, which has a pretty strong literary structure... three days of environments > three creatures for each of those environments, in order.)

* Genesis 5, 11, 21:5, 25:7,26, 35:28, 41:46,53, 45:6, 47:8-9, 50:22, and Exodus 12:40-41.

Submission + - Brian Krebs is back online, with Google Cloud Hosting (krebsonsecurity.com)

Gumbercules!! writes: After the massive 600mbps DDOS on http://krebsonsecurity.com/ last week that forced Akamai to withdraw the (pro-bono) DDOS protection they offered the site, krebsonsecurity.com is now back online, hosted by Google.

Following Brian Krebs breaking an article on vDOS (https://developers.slashdot.org/story/16/09/08/2050238/israeli-ddos-provider-vdos-earned-600000-in-two-years), leading to the arrest of the two founders, his site was hit with a record breaking DDOS. It will certainly be an interesting test of Google's ability to provide DDOS protection to clients.

Submission + - SPAM: Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal

schwit1 writes: President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday. The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

The 189 pages the bureau released includes interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials; and even Marcel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker “Guccifer.”

In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, but the longtime Clinton aide did not recognize the name of the sender.

"Once informed that the sender's name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: 'How is this not classified?'" the report says. "Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president's use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email."

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