Wednesday, November 20, 2013

don't despair if you're still using windows!




What is it?


scriptcs makes it easy to write and execute C# with a simple text editor.


While Visual Studio, and other IDEs, are powerful tools, they can sometimes hinder productivity more than they promote it. You don’t always need, or want, the overhead of a creating a new solution or project. Sometimes you want to just type away in your favorite text editor.


scriptcs frees you from Visual Studio, without sacrificing the advantages of a strongly-typed language.


Write C# in your favorite text editor.

Use NuGet to manage your dependencies.

The relaxed C# scripting syntax means you can write and execute an application with only one line of code.

Script Packs allow you to bootstrap the environment for new scripts, further reduces the amount of code necessary to take advantage of your favorite C# frameworks.



http://scriptcs.net/



Glimpse shows execution timings, server configuration, request data and more, all in browser, with no changes to your application code.

Just install the NuGet package, and you’re good to go!



http://getglimpse.com/


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making websites is not for you and me :

a good read about passwords :



In summary, here is our minimum recommendation for safe storage of your users’ passwords:


Use a strong random number generator to create a salt of 16 bytes or longer.

Feed the salt and the password into the PBKDF2 algorithm.

Use HMAC-SHA-256 as the core hash inside PBKDF2.

Perform 10,000 iterations or more. (November 2013.)

Take 32 bytes (256 bits) of output from PBKDF2 as the final password hash.

Store the iteration count, the salt and the final hash in your password database.

Increase your iteration count regularly to keep up with faster cracking tools.

Whatever you do, don’t try to knit your own password storage algorithm.


It didn’t end well for Adobe, and it is unlikely to end well for you.



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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

haiz.

An excerpt



Agreed, no magic here. I rolled a quick version using Squid and greasy spoon. Got it to work on SFDC and Gmail inside of a day. Using tags around the encrypted content and regex you could then feed the content into the decryption engine. Search works, etc. You could even using a unique IV per user to add a level of security, but it is by no means rock solid. It would however address some of the frequency analysis concerns, since if the encryption (tokenization??) was cracked it would only reveal the contents for a single user. That would work for the gmail side, but doing in in SFDC is a whole other issue, and unless the have some Harry Potter stuff going on, is likely huff and puff.



from the discussion at hn. , about their response to their takedown notice

which garnered alot of complaints from hn as well. the techy part started here.


so it seems like they’re not doing anything special, but would like people not to point that out. and it seems to be doing well, like, folks are buying this stuff


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Monday, November 18, 2013

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

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Friday, November 15, 2013

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I can send an IP packet to Europe faster than I can send a pixel to the screen. How f’d up is that?

famous words of a john carmack


and might even be true..look at this EVE Online character creation screen done with Amazon AppStream..which came right after OTOY announced ORBX.


perhaps OnLive and Gaikai were just too early…


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

the year of the linux desktop

as the numbers come out, saying that android now has 80% marketshare or something, i had a thought.

its the year of the linux phone.

and the people responsible for this actually have another project going on..ChromeOS. Maybe the people who’re smart enough to make this the year of the linux phone are smart enough to do it to the desktop as well? i hear chromebooks are already often in the top 5 best sellers’ lists on amazon. at the very least hp, samsung and acer are already making them. maybe in a while most pc/laptop manufacturers would be making chromebooks, much like how most phone manufacturers are making android phones..


personally the main reason i wont be switching away from windows is..skyrim/fallout/oblivion/dragonage/witcher/civ/galciv/etc dont run on linux.

but another firm is trying to fix that. and their SteamOS is already out. whats left is for them to persuade the developers to make linux versions of their games. and these people also have had practice. much like how Google had it with android. Steam recently had more users than xbox live, and maybe just like how they persuaded game developers to use Steam to distribute their games, they could persuade them to develop for linux too..


once all my games play on a Steam Machine , i’d be far less concerned with what a Chromebook or box cannot do..and maybe webgl/nacl/emscripten would let me play most games in chrome..and maybe do everything else that my pc is now doing as well..

then perhaps that’ll be my year of the linux desktop.


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i can anyhow conclude too!

GitHub Has a Sales Team?


We sure do, but figuring out what sales means within a very developer-centric company wasn’t all unicorns and octocats. The siren song of big revenue gains can easily disrupt your team’s ultimate goals and culture if you’re not careful. It wasn’t difficult to spot the slippery slope after hiring even one dedicated salesperson, so how do we optimize sales for happiness?


By putting our product and people first. If that means turning down revenue opportunities to remain true to this philosophy, so be it. Making gobs of money has never been our main focus, but we can operate this way and enjoy massive revenue growth across all of our products.


The first (and most important) thing we had going for us was a product that sells itself. With an unwavering focus on building the best products possible, we’re in a wonderful position that 99% of our customers require very little handholding. People just want to use GitHub, so we make it easy to pay for it, and essentially get out of their way.
https://github.com/blog/1230-optimizing-sales-for-happiness


It doesn’t matter if you’re a company of 100,000 or a sole proprietor working at your kitchen table–$150 a month is our top pricing tier. And that’s not $150 a month per person. It’s $150 a month. Every Basecamp account includes unlimited users.
http://www.inc.com/magazine/201206/jason-fried/huge-accounts-make-me-nervous-it-takes-a-village.html


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Monday, November 11, 2013

what SDK is starhub talking about???

those are tropo apis, not “StarHub’s API and SDK platform ” ?
http://tapi.starhub.com/hackathon/smartfoundry.html


i go to the forum/faq to look for more info about the apis and..i either face a login page or



If you wish to perform SMS operations, please add a number starting with 659.

If you wish to perform voice operations, please add a number starting with 656


Scripting example for SMS:

call(“91234567″, {network:”SMS”});

say(“This is a SMS test”);


Scripting example for voice call:

call(‘sip: 67654321@shims.starhub.net.sg‘, {

onAnswer: function() {

say(“This is a voice call test.”);

}

});



and to register i need ic/11b and so on so forth.


have these people signed up for a tropo account before?


have they seen https://www.tropo.com/pricing/ ?


for developer accounts:



Free incoming calls and outgoing to US, Canada, and landlines in 13 countries


Free SIP and Skype calls


Free text messages to the US, Canada, and everywhere else in the world


Free in US, Canada, UK and 12 other countries


Free SIP addresses


Free 24/7 technical support by email, web, or chat with a 2 hour average response time.



and yes,while you’re at tropo check out the docs too. to better decide whether u actually want to attend the starhub thing.


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

fark. what's a tablet for?

i can imagine using it to read in bed after i turn off the lights..the light switch is far away and the phone is charging near the pc..since the use case is reading..then maybe i want to get a nook and put android on it..my phone will likely run out of juice tethering it well before it runs out..
thats about sgd$115 on ebay


if i double my bet, i can get far better specs with a jxd7800b. quad core mtk vs some old 800mhz single, 2gb ram vs 256mb..and gaming controls to make use of that hardware..at the cost of battery life and..ya..more cost..but now i can not only read, i can play games..thinking along the lines of baldur’s gate II via gemrb..any of the rpgmaker xp games..and all the humblebundle stuff..its not even really out yet, but its ~sg$200


but you can actually get a bay trail for us$300! 8 inches and it’d run all the other rpgmaker games not just rpgmakerXP and real baldur’s gate..maybe even skyrim?!? with a dell venue 8


although i’m actually thinking thats way overpriced ‘cos an Acer c720 is a mere us$250 and it’s got a haswell inside..though its not a tablet..arrgh..why don’t Acer just remove the stupid keyboard? i almost want to get one just to run crouton


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Saturday, November 9, 2013

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Friday, November 8, 2013

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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what about singapore?

“they are statistically safer” 2001-2002, usa


http://editorial.autos.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=788126


9 years later…


“The evidence is really incontrovertible that men as drivers take more risks,”


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/18/nyregion/18drivers.html?_r=0


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now re-read it and replace 'e-mail' with 'file sharing service'

A typical (unencrypted) e-mail provider has three main adversaries:


The operator who has access to the server.
An attacker who can get access to the server.
An attacker who can intercept the communication to the server.

Despite the use of cryptography, Lavabit is also vulnerable to all three just like a conventional (unencrypted) e-mail service. The operator can, at any time, stop averting their eyes, an attacker who compromises the server can log the password a user transmits, and an attacker who can intercept communication to the server can obtain the password as well as the plaintext e-mail.


http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/op-ed-a-critique-of-lavabit/


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South Korea is stuck with Internet Explorer

Some additional details that the article doesn’t mention:



  1. Technically, the law doesn’t require that you use Internet Explorer. The law merely requires that you use a bunch of technologies, ranging from 128-bit encryption to government-issued client certificates to government-mandated antivirus to (craziest of all) an anti-keylogger utility. Conveniently, the spec was written with Windows & IE in mind, so it’s very difficult to write alternative implementations for other platforms.




  2. This is not a matter of being stuck with older versions of IE like many corporate intranets in the West. In fact, most banks in Korea work perfectly well in IE11 as long as you don’t try to use the Modern UI (Metro) version. Because this is not so much about IE as it is about the WIN32 environment.




  3. The proliferation of phones and tablets has motivated banks and payment gateways to write iOS and Android implementations of the spec. This was the first time anybody tried to implement the spec outside of Windows & IE. But once you have one alternative implementation, it’s much easier to port it to other platforms like Mac, Linux, and FF/Chrome on Windows. This is happening slowly.




  4. Despite the appearance of these alternative implementations, the spec itself is still very problematic. For example, the antivirus and anti-keylogger requirements cannot be met unless the programs in question have root privileges on your device. It feels insane when you browse to a bank’s home page in Linux and it tells you to download a bunch of apps and execute them as root. And of course those apps are only designed for specific versions of specific Linux distributions, so they break as soon as a new Ubuntu release comes out. No thanks! Even in Windows, the Firefox & Chrome plugins are not packaged as proper extensions, but as standalone programs that integrate loosely with the browser like Flash and Java, Because you can’t meet the spec within the confines of a browser’s sandbox.




  5. Okay so why not just run Windows in a VM? Actually that’s exactly what I do. But it’s not a perfect solution. Some of the Korean “security” apps have begun to detect when the user is in a VM, and refuse to work in a VM. There is no technical reason for this policy, they just don’t like people getting around the rules. My bank refuses to whitelist my VM as a trusted device. I’ve encountered at least one government agency that won’t offer online services to a VM. The last time I bought a bus ticket online, the e-ticket wouldn’t print because the printer port was virtualized and therefore could be used to produce duplicates or whatever.




  6. Even mobile apps, which the article mentions, are very pesky about their environment. The app for my bank won’t run on my phone because it’s rooted and therefore can’t be trusted. Fuck that shit. This affects everyone who uses CyanogenMod. (What’s even more ridiculous is that the same bank requires root on my PC.)




  7. Therefore, porting the spec to non-IE platforms and/or writing compatibility layers is not the answer. The spec needs to be fixed, period. No website should have the right to demand the use of any software other than a standards-compliant web browser. No website should require root, or even want to know anything about the environment (virtualized or not, rooted or not) in which it is being visited, except what the browser exposes to it by default.




  8. Of course this isn’t going to happen any time soon, because removing even one of the requirements on the current spec will be seen as a decrease of security, and nobody wants to take the blame the next time 10 million people get their account information stolen. Wait a second, every Korean citizen has had his or her personal information stolen multiple times in the last several years anyway. All the banks and merchants have desensitized users to the point that anytime any website ask them to install some app and run it as Administrator, they do. All the security theater of the last 14 years has done is to decrease the security of the entire country. It has also hurt the rest of the Web. Because it’s so much more convenient to write a Windows Forms app than to write a website that works in both IE6 and IE11, lots of interactive and media-heavy websites in Korea (especially gaming and file-sharing websites) have become mere landing pages where you download the actual app. After all, the banks are doing it, so why shouldn’t everyone else do the same?




  9. One move in the right direction is that since this September, every large (over ~$3000) online transaction requires two-factor authentication. They’ve been handing out one-time password generators like candy lately. The ubiquity of mobile phones also means that you can even choose to use three-factor authentication (login + one-time password + SMS token) for certain types of transactions. Hopefully this will eliminate the justification for the anti-keylogger utility, since the passwords and SMS tokens can’t be reused anyway.



[Edit] 10. Another positive development is that the Korean government has finally begun to pay attention to accessibility on the Internet. At the moment, among Korean web developers, accessibility is an even hotter topic than standards compliance, because lack of accessibility can get you into nasty lawsuits and hefty fines. Everyone’s busy adding “alt” attributes to tags. But hopefully, in the long term, focusing on accessibility will also bring people to care about standards compliance.


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I’ve lived in Korea for quite a length of time and my wife is Korean…and I concur that it’s a nightmare. No Korean financial institution will let you log into their interfaces on anything other than IE. Often the homepage would be completely broken in anything other than IE anyway. This is true for most sites, though those were easily avoidable. Banks and the like, not so much.


To perform financial transactions online in Korea, you would need a plethora of software (often one from each party you would deal with) that revolved around security certificates that were issued by the banks that would store a hard copy of the certificate locally on your computer. Often it didn’t work at all, not even getting into the security implications of the system. Bank hacking is so common in Korea, it’s really disturbing. There is absolutely no accountability where the attempts at security do exist.


Also, you need to use your Citizen Number (basically a Social Security Number) to register for ANY service in Korea, even common websites. So everything you do can be traced via that single number. For foreigners, registering for common sites is usually impossible because our alien numbers are stored wherever normal citizen numbers are, so unless the site has a separate process for foreigners, you’d be out of luck. It’s quite a mess. I can’t say enough bad things.


On the bright side, start ups like Vingle in Seoul are doing a lot of tip the scales for the younger generation by only supporting modern browser versions (IE8+, not the most modern, but definitely a step up from IE6, which has a huge market share still, too), but it’s a slow change.


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Also, you need to use your Citizen Number (basically a Social Security Number) to register for ANY service in Korea, even common websites.



Since 2011, websites cannot ask or store resident registration numbers (that’s the official name) for non-financial purposes. Sadly, it happened after a major incident which exposed RRNs of more than 70% of Koreans. [1] It is a common estimate that every Korean person have his/her RRN hacked at least twice due to frequent incidents.


The Korean government endorses i-PIN nowadays, which is basically… uh… redundant aliases to the unique RRN. This is obviously stupid, you can hack i-PIN instead of RRN and you have the same credential. Well, at least i-PIN is random. (RRN had very low entropy, and even shallow information about the target may limit possible RRNs to only hundreds.)


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residentregistrationnumber#O… for the 2011 incident.


comments from:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6675268


originL article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asiapacific/due-to-security-law-south-korea-is-stuck-with-internet-explorer-for-online-shopping/2013/11/03/ffd2528a-3eff-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47story.html


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the last generation cannot make it



in a reaction to this :


Here are some scattered observations and opinions as somebody in this generation. I’m basically just dumping gut feelings here–don’t expect a lot of well-written explanations.


There is not a lot worth buying that is long-lasting. – Most everything feels mass-produced and cheap, and the things that aren’t are pretty obviously marketed at people trying to buck that trend. I don’t want to pay 10x more for something without getting that increase in quality, and the fact is that I won’t get it.


There is no reason to trust the banks. – They’re a bunch of fucking crooks, and the smaller the bank (or credit union) the less room they have to be crooks.

Credit rating is bogeyman. Ever since I was old enough to spend money I was told to worry about my credit rating, and to take out credit cards, and do all that other stuff. These messages occurred at about the same time we saw everyone getting hammered over credit-card debt, and heard the Republicans chest-beating over sound fiscal policy. It’s plainly obvious that you aren’t expected to actually be fiscally sound–otherwise why would they keep flooding you with credit invitations?


Cars are expensive and limited in utility. – Insurance rates are high despite companies never actually helping you when you need it, gas is expensive as hell and is clearly being gamed in the commodities market, and commuting is bullshit as white-collar work becomes either redundant or distributed.


Our parents set our city planning up for failure. – I live in the fourth-largest and sprawliest metropolitan area in North America (Houston). Every decent improvement is blocked by some greedy Boomer sonovabitch whose business or view would be mildly inconvenienced by the impact of construction. We have food deserts, and suburbs actively designed to discourage walking.


Our government doesn’t care about us. – Nobody in my generation believes that Social Security or Mediwhatever will still be around to support us in our old age. Nobody believes that our vote matters, that the politicians sitting in office will kowtow to anybody who won’t pay for a fucking dinner or make a fucking donation.


Our government not only doesn’t care about us, it schemes to make things worse. – Because the Boomers and Generation X are still considered important, their views and more importantly fears are turned into policy. This gives us the TSA, crazy FDA regs, patent trolling, and all sorts of barriers to progress.


Our companies don’t care about us. – Congratulations, we’re all contract workers now. Pensions? Hah. Healthcare? Cheapest we can justify. Vacation? Go fuck yourself you needy snowflake. No loyalty, nada, and they expect that they can reach you on the phone or email at all times.


We don’t believe in advertising. – We’ve had so much marketed to us for so long so pervasively that we genuinely do not respond to advertising. It’s a developed blind spot, and with the social tools we have available we see no need to be advertised to–we know what we want, and can just search for it.


We don’t believe in the police. – Police are pretty obviously not policing neighborhoods and aren’t on the beat–they’re chaotic actors who get involved and always always always make things worse. The news is filled with stories of DAs fucking over little guys, of state troopers harassing innocent drivers to raise a buck, of SWAT teams kicking in homes and shooting dogs.


We don’t believe in the news. – It’s become easier than ever to find different coverage on the same stories, and to spot patterns in news-speak. Every talking head sounds the same, and the news is always obviously slanted to one side or the other. There is no journalistic integrity anymore, there is nothing in the mainstream news we can trust.


We believe in each other. – The sheer amount of fakeness delivered through ads and bullshit mass media has made us very interested in “real” things, in hanging out with our friends, in starting families. It’s not that we’re self-centered–it’s that so much of the rest of the world is presented through some exploitative nostalgia that we hold it suspect.


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

murder - twitter's bt deploy system


Twitter – Murder Bittorrent Deploy System from Larry Gadea on Vimeo.



the murder story



Slow deploys

By sitting beside a particularly vocal Release Engineer, I received first-hand experience of the frustration caused by slow deploys. We needed a way to dramatically speed things up. I thought of some quick hacks to get this fixed: maybe replicate the git repo or maybe shard it so everyone isn’t hitting the same thing at once. Most of these quasi-centralized solutions will still require re-replicating or re-sharding again in the near future though (especially at our growth).


It was time for something completely different, something decentralized, something more like…BitTorrent…running inside of our datacenter to quickly copy files around. Using the file-sharing protocol, we launched a side-project called Murder and after a few days (and especially nights) of nervous full-site tinkering, it turned a 40 minute deploy process into one that lasted just 12 seconds!


To the rescue

Murder (which by the way is the name for a flock of crows) is a combination of scripts written in Python and Ruby to easily deploy large binaries throughout your company’s datacenter(s). It takes advantage of the fact that the environment in a datacenter is somewhat different from regular internet connections: low-latency access to servers, high bandwidth, no NAT/Firewall issues, no ISP traffic shaping, only trusted peers, etc. This let us come up with a list of optimizations on top of BitTornado to make BitTorrent not only reasonable, but also effective on our internal network.


Since at the time we used Capistrano for signaling our servers to perform tasks, Murder also includes a Capistrano deploy strategy to make it easy for existing users of Capistrano to convert their file distribution to be decentralized. The final component is the work Matt Freels (@mf) did in bundling everything into an easy to install ruby gem. This further helped get Murder to be usable for more deploy tasks at Twitter.



the murder repo


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sync

Edison Lightbulbs at Roots


how clear does it: http://blog.helftone.com/clear-in-the-icloud/


how vesper does it: http://inessential.com/2013/11/05/vespersyncdiary3immutability_del


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organise



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Monday, November 4, 2013

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Umbrella tomolo!

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Umbrella tomolo!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Umbrella tomolo!

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Umbrella tomolo!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

are they related?



yesterday’s announcement that xmpp will require tls
manifesto


today’s announcement of Darkmail based on xmpp..


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ahahahahahha!!!

first there was the S4: SuperSimpleStorageService..http://www.supersimplestorageservice.com/


then there was the Fuck-Off-As-A-Service..http://foaas.com/


now we got da Dev-null-As-A-Service…http://devnull-as-a-service.com/


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ahahahahahha!!!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

adventures with keepass

  1. using cubby to sync the kdbx

  2. using the built-in sync with owncloud webdav – syncs everytime the db is saved.

  3. using bittorrent sync to sync kdbx with android phone(not exaxtly sure why i want keepass on phone but nevermind)

  4. using keepasshttp+chromeipass on chrome

  5. using keefox on ff – issue: auto-submit on some(all?) js forms is very bad..i think it submits an empty form. so sites like the nexus forums keep giving me bad login pages. will disable auto submit to see how. nexus forums login just fine in chrome with keepasshttp+chromeipass. not a keepass problem.

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encrypt+backup

https://github.com/skorokithakis/encbup , encrypted version of bup.


alternatively, obnam.


or duplicity.


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freetom to

The killer cutoff is if it’s possible to write server apps for the platform in question. For iOS you can while the app is in the foreground, for Android you can all the time, for Firefox or Chrome OS . . . nope, they are explicitly designed to be clients to something else. – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6622328


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stuff you can do with your ssh

sign your keys like its the web of trust..


multiplex it with ssl on 443


sign your keys with certs…


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on lastpass

from hn :


Did any of you actually expect that you could share an account (a username and password) without one party knowing a piece of the information?

Most technical users would not believe this. But here’s the problem. This is what LastPass says when sharing the password:

password will remain a secret

So it is rational to believe that the majority of users will believe (since they are told this by LastPass) that the password will remain a secret.

And this misses the most important issue. What other claims are LastPass asserting that are easily falsified?


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it has held up under scrutiny from various infosec professionals (you can find some blog posts from nova hacKer’s)

Thanks for the additional information. I was honestly incredulous that any security professional would recommend LastPass for important things like bank credentials so I did some Googling specifically for the one you mentioned:
https://www.novainfosec.com/2011/11/15/new-multifactor-authe

Although I probably wouldn’t store high value passwords using an online service like this, LastPass provides an simple way to use different strong passwords for every site you need to authenticate to.

This is exactly how I think about it. Online forums? Sure, LastPass is probably great. Online banking? No. Brokerages? No. Web-based email? No.


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figment of my wireless imagination

will 200 ubiquiti APs cover the entire singapore island?

the thought came to me while reading http://genesysguru.com/blog/blog/2012/12/30/raspberry-pi-and-openbts/ and thinking the fairwaves at us$2-3k each are a bit ex for toys..


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

the internet is a dangerous place

fierce cat!


so i should redo all my passwords, really……


with keepass..keepasshttp…chromeipass….


then firefox and android…..


but i’m lazy…….think i’ll redo them slowly……..


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Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Friday, October 25, 2013

a future that we didn’t sign up for



They may have the money, but we have the tools of technology.



But I’m also frustrated. We seemed to have been coerced into working for a future that we didn’t sign up for. But hopefully, as anger amongst my generation grows at the world that has been handed to us, maybe more of us will realise that they may have the money, but we have the tools of technology.



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so what is ogilvy & mather actually trying to say?!?


this actually turned up in the results as i was searching ‘men cannot ‘…



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why selective parity?



One female witness at the time who didn’t have a husband or father to co-sign her business loan “had to ask her 17-year-old son to co-sign for her — when he couldn’t even vote,” she says. – 25 Years Since Women Needed a Male Co-Signer


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stuff to remember..

how to use markdown!


free pixels!


lets try title again!


tittle!


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

the story of the Uber app


http://thegreatdiscontent.com/elle-luna


 


Oh, I forgot to mention that I had a three week gig with Uberbefore I joined the Mailbox team—this is where things get crazy! So I was using Uber all the time in San Francisco, even though I hated the design. And then I went to the Crunchies awards ceremony and at a post-ceremony event, where I was in a ball gown, I saw the CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, sitting at the bar. I was three whiskeys deep at this point and I walked up to him and said, “I use Uber all the time and I absolutely hate the app. I think you should bring me in to fix it.” He replied, “Oh, yeah? What are the three things you’d fix about it?” I said, “I’d redo the logo, redo the entire app, and change the rating system.” I think there was something about being in a dress that empowered me to say such things (laughing). And do you know what he said? He said, “Be at the Uber office at 9am on Monday.” I told him I couldn’t do it alone and he said he’d have a team for me.


I thought the offer was bogus, but I went to Uber’s office on Monday at 9am, laughing to myself, and Travis led me back to a project room with two other designers—they were from outside of Uber and he had flown them in from New York!That is the magic of CEOs who get shit done. We took on the Uber app and redesigned it in three weeks. In fact, one of the guys he flew in from New York, Shalin Amin, ended up staying on full-time. The app is gorgeous and last night it won the Fast Company 2013 Innovation By Design Awards for the transportation category, beating out Mars Rover and Tesla. They’re doing some good stuff at Uber.


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shit i agree with


 


from http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=139892


 


I registered just so I could reply to this, danielmak.  Though I’m not a Mac user, I hope it’s of some help:

Look for an installed program/process called SearchProtect.

I just got the same thing after updating, and -very sneaky- I was presented with additional steps that hadn’t been shown during previous updates, and I clicked through, only seeing “Accept this offer” at the last second as I clicked it.

Uninstall that useless piece of crap, then your browser settings changes will stay in-place.  After that, I might also recommend that you do what I did, and remove the application that had the temerity to introduce such underhanded software to your machine in the first place.


—-To uTorrent itself:

I trusted you, uTorrent.  You were a regular standby app on my systems because you did the job, and did it well.  I counted you alongside tools like Winamp or Notepad++ as “must-haves” during any new installation.  I put up with the “app” nonsense when it was added, and even accepted the addition of the ad bar as a necessarily evil.  At least it was all unobtrusive enough, and safe to ignore if I didn’t want it.


Now, you’re partnering with a “search company” (HA!) that has resorted to underhanded shady tactics to boost their usage numbers.  I never used Yahoo because I don’t need a “content provider” for my web searches.  Yahoo is floundering so hard because, just like AOL, they sat back on their collective butts, content with the number of legacy users they managed to gather back in their heyday, instead of trying to keep with the times and make themselves attractive to new users.  Looks like they’ve realized how far back they’ve managed to slide, and are willing to resort to any means to make themselves look better to potential buyers.


Meanwhile, uTorrent has resorted to trickery, relying on their users’ trust and acquired expectations/habits to sneak this stupid hijacker past them during an “update”.  It took me just a few minutes to figure out why I couldn’t get my homepage settings to stick, but once I did, I knew EXACTLY who had introduced this malware (and make no mistake, that is EXACTLY what it is) to my machine. Yes, I should have been more aware when the installer threw a full page of text at me (the “agreement”), but it was late and I simply wasn’t expecting this changed behavior from such a trusted program.


So, like so many other companies before it, uTorrent has apparently decided that it’s time to start foisting this crap off onto their loyal users.  Thing is, you don’t have a captive audience here.  You’re not the only fish in the sea, and I can very easily adapt to another program that does the same job, but doesn’t treat its users like delicious marketing numbers to be manipulated and sold.


Rest assured: the people who will be most offended by this behavior are the people who supported your efforts from the very beginning.  The feeling of betrayal is a lot stronger with folks like us, and the reaction will be just as strong as it is quick.


Now, uTorrent is no longer a mainstay of my regular apps, and will not be recommended by name to the many people I talk to in a support capacity every day, as I had been for a few years now.  I suppose I can at least thank you, though, for confirming I was doing the right thing by steering users away from Yahoo, which has apparently decided any tactic is fair game where boosting their numbers is concerned.


Enjoy whatever pennies you got out of my accidental click.  They will be the last you see coming from my direction.


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

the future is immutable


among others..


https://github.com/coreos/etcd


A highly-available key value store for shared configuration and service discovery – that ships with CoreOS.


 


http://nerds.airbnb.com/smartstack-service-discovery-cloud/


SmartStack


 


http://www.serfdom.io/


serf


 


https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/charms-config.html


juju


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Umbrella tomolo!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Monday, October 21, 2013

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The Birthday Bundle Bonus Game is Unlocked

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The Birthday Bundle has unlocked its extra game! The latest collection from Indie Royale has added action-packed game Zombusters by Retrowax Games to the line up. Zombusters is available from Desura for Windows and is in Greenlight seeking a place on Steam.


Cities in Motion 2, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Impire, XenoMiner and Perfection. were already part of this week’s bundle.


In addition, beat the $8 bonus target and you also get the awesome chiptune album: Theme Tune For 10 Games Never Made by Remute.


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tptacek 9 hours ago | link

This is a browser built on Chromium. Where is its source code? Is this a closed-source wrapper around Chromium?Later: Answer: Yes. https://twitter.com/jeremiahg/status/392335814048247808


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reginaldjcooper 8 hours ago | link

I am doing a double-take as well.It seems like closed-source is antithesis to “designed for the every day person who really values their online security and privacy.”


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true_religion 7 hours ago | link

I think the key word there is ‘every day person’, which for most non-technical people means that they trust someone has looked after the problem, and may actually feel safer by paying someone to do so.reply




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pyalot2 3 hours ago | link

Oh there’s no problem paying somebody to do a job. But somehow you’ll need to be able to check that the job is done. Or at least read the opinion of somebody who has no stake in the matter to attest to the job being done.So “the job” here involving making a browser not do things, which you can’t see. How often pray tell do you pay somebody to perform a job you can’t verify the outcome of, but take him by his word that he did it?


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vezzy-fnord 7 hours ago | link

The placebo effect does not really apply to software, though.reply




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recursive 4 hours ago | link

How can you be so sure?reply




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vezzy-fnord 4 hours ago | link

At least for one, it is so much easier to break the placebo.reply




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jessaustin 7 hours ago | link

Unfortunately the aforementioned persons are unlikely to realize they could pay someone to look after security in an open, communicative fashion.reply




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nextstep 7 hours ago | link

How? Seems to me like an “every day person” wouldn’t dive into the source code of their browser.reply




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reginaldjcooper 6 hours ago | link

they would not, but the “many eyes” effect would benefit them neverthelessreply




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themechanic 8 hours ago | link

My thoughts exactly. Why haven’t they made the source public.reply




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beaker52 9 hours ago | link

If I got an email from george@avoid416scam.com claiming to protect my bank account from 416 scams for free if I give him access to my bank account, I’d be suspicious.Instead I got a website from whitehatsec.com claiming to provide me a more secure web browser for free, claiming it’s perfectly safe to put in my bank account info into it.


Won’t touch it with a barge pole. My spidey sense is tingling for one reason or another.


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eCa 5 hours ago | link

But with Chuck Norris [1] on the board, how bad can it be?[1] https://www.whitehatsec.com/abt/board.html


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dubcanada 7 hours ago | link

Well it is Whitehat Security, so the website is not really a negative I would say.But I agree ;)


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everettForth 7 hours ago | link

How does this make any sense?” As the adage goes, “If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.” Browsers are no different,



WhiteHat Security has no interest or stake in the online advertising industry, so we can offer a browser free of ulterior motives. What you see is what you get. We aren’t interested in tracking you or your browsing history, or in letting anyone else have that information either.”


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Mikeb85 7 hours ago | link

And with Chromium or Firefox we can see the source code and know for sure….reply




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shuzchen 7 hours ago | link

“And yet not a single browser vendor offers ad blocking, instead relying on optional third-party plugins, because this breaks their business model and how they make money.”.I’m actually happy when browsers keep their core features as lean as possible and instead do the work that enable plugin creators to create functionality. More true for ad-blocking, where you want the plugin to be updated more often than the browser itself (e.g., for newer lists, new techniques for detecting ads).


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throwaway9101 5 hours ago | link

Adblock plugins slurp down new lists without updating the plugin code itself. Newer techniques, sure, but I don’t think ABP’s release cycle is substantially faster than Firefox’s.reply




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Ralith 3 hours ago | link

It could still make sense to ship an ad blocking plugin with the browser distribution.reply




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pyalot2 9 hours ago | link

Proprietary “safer” web browser. Yeah right.reply




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davidgerard 4 hours ago | link

Best comment:“Closed Source: Check Potential GPL license violation: Check Random “whitehate” company using wordpress to host website: Check. Maybe it’s just me, but unless I see the source, I wouldn’t touch this with even a virtual machine.”


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fnbr 8 hours ago | link

I find it incredible that someone would publish a web browser claiming to be safer:a) without publishing the source code, and


b) acting surprised when people don’t trust it.


Seriously, what was @jeremiahg thinking?


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glomph 8 hours ago | link

Something actually interesting in the space of a safer web browser: http://goto.ucsd.edu/quark/reply




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officialjunk 2 hours ago | link

Do you use this?reply




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saejox 9 hours ago | link

Totally downloading because a wordpress page with binary download link is the safest/private thing i can think of.reply




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rada 8 hours ago | link

Registered through GoDaddy, no less:http://whois.net/whois/whitehatsec.com


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webwanderings 8 hours ago | link

Never heard of this company before, not sure what to think of their blog post announcing the availability of this browser. If I’m not mistaken, one can pretty much configure any browser to do what they have identified done in their browser, unless there’s more.reply




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TruthSHIFT 9 hours ago | link

“If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.”I was hoping that this was something I could pay for. It’s still a free web browser.


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CrankyPants 9 hours ago | link

Noticed the same thing.I hope they’re more careful with their software design and monetization plan than they were with that announcement. And at some point they should probably address that it’s still an advertisement–for their services.


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cmiles74 7 hours ago | link

I would imagine the target market consists solely of those who have already contracted with this company.reply




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clienthunter 4 hours ago | link

Am I only the only one who worries what the repercussions of an ad-blocking-by-default browser getting market share might be?“Facebook, sign up now for only $4 a month…”


“You have 12 tweets left. Why not top up now?”


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grncdr 3 hours ago | link

I personally would love to see both of those changes, as they’d force people to place some value on such distractions.- a confessed twitter addict


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clienthunter 2 hours ago | link

Give me your twitter password and I’ll lock you out, then write you an app that only lets you tweet after solving a soduku.reply




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0×0 5 hours ago | link

I wonder how diligently updates will be handled. Do the authors have access to all the restricted/confidential security chromium bug reports, and will they be able to push out updated binaries the same second chrome does? Otherwise this could quickly end up leaving users visibly exposed to otherwise-well-known future vulns.reply




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lloyddobbler 2 hours ago | link

“We strip out referring URLs across domains to protect your privacy”Which makes it even more interesting that they’re using Google Analytics to track visitors and sources on their site.


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webjunkie 9 hours ago | link

Oh yeah, really long text and then an inviting “click here” at the end. That is neither the best usability nor SEO-friendly in any way.reply


 


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https://blog.whitehatsec.com/introducing-whitehat-aviator-a-safer-web-browser/