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Der Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung sammelt (online) Unterschriften gegen das neue österreichische Staatsschutzgesetz. Meiner Meinung nach eine unterstützenswerte Aktion.
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While there have been advertisements on Steam regarding a Linux port of Witcher 3, CD Project Red never confirmed that they are working on it. Please upvote the request on the GoG website, which is also run by CD Project.
 
Please vote up this wish in the GOG community wishlist to bring the Witcher 3 to Linux
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I'm wondering about ISRU. Stock seems reasonably well done, but I'm not sure if it wouldn't be more fun to use SCANsat together with Karbonite instead, as SCANsat requires time to produce maps, what sounds more "right" to me than the stock mechanics where simply putting a scanner in the correct orbit will reveal all relevant information immediately, and Karbonite doesn't have the ridiculous 1:1 conversion ratio between ore mass and fuel mass. Has anyone had experience with both systems? If yes, which solution is more fun? Also: Are the Karbonite and SCANsat parts easier to obtain in career, or are they in "hard" to unlock tech nodes as well?
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I've now tried Karbonite, and in my opinion the parts are too easy to obtain in career. It takes away quite a bit of the challenge. I mean, I haven't unlocked the orange tank yet, but could start a happy mining station on Minmus already?
For now (meaning: until I've unlocked stock ISRU parts) I think I'll go back to stock ISRU.
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pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee

cat /dev/urandom | hexdump -C | grep "ca fe"

http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6663/pretend-to-be-busy-in-office-to-enjoy-a-cup-of-coffee
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Could someone (who has enough money so that they'll listen) please explain to the US, UK and Chinese governments, that it is a really, really, REALLY stupid idea to demand that only those encryption techniques should be legal, that can be cracked by government agencies?

Key escrow is a nearly as bad idea, as the key database presents a single point of failure, and it's not a question if the key database will be compromised/leaked, but only when this will happen.
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Wenn Nutzer von Apple- und Android-Geräten eine der Millionen für den Angriff Freak anfälligen Webseiten ansurfen, kann ein Man-in-the-Middle die verschlüsselten Verbindungen knacken. Angreifer können nicht nur Daten mitlesen, sondern auch manipulieren.
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Keep in mind:
Whenever you buy a computer, no matter if it's new or used, format the HDD, make a clean installation of the operating system, and if possible don't use the recovery disk that comes with the device, for it might contain malware as well.

Of course this doesn't guarantee that the system will be free of malware afterwards, as there have now been reports that cyber-criminals managed to infest device firmware with spyware (Source: http://securelist.com/blog/research/68750/equation-the-death-star-of-malware-galaxy/ ), but it at least helps to get rid of not so advanced data-vermin.
I extracted the certificate from the SuperFish adware and cracked the password ("komodia") that encrypted it. I discuss how down below. The consequence is that I can intercept the encrypted communications of SuperFish's victi...
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If this thing really works as advertised, it's an awesome innovation regarding the exploration of our solar system.
 
Well, this is neat.  Tiny, simple ion engines that scale way down (the pictured prototype is 10x10x2 cm).  Interplanetary cubesats, anyone?
Accion Systems to test compact modular thrusters for the tiniest of satellites
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Only 7 Days until Launch!
HYPE HYPE HYPE
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Pillars of Eternity has been released. It's one of the projects I backed on Kickstarter, and I'm really looking forward to playing it. Nevertheless the developers asked us backers a very tough question regarding the digital download version: Do we want a Steam, or a GoG key? The choice is exclusive...
The obvious differences are, that GoG downloads are (afaik) DRM free, while DRM is Steam's primary purpose... On the other hand Steam also functions as an update manager and has the Steam community features, what might for many people outweigh the DRM... For Linux users the differences reach even further. Steam has the Steam Runtime, a collection of shared libraries ("dll-files", as Windows users would call them). While these libraries can be easily installed using the distributions package manager, they might be available in different versions on different distributions, what could in principle cause issues. The Steam version of the game will use the Steam runtime instead of the distribution specific libraries, making such issues much less likely.

Although Steam therefore would guarantee a much smoother installation and maintenance experience, I've still chosen to get the download from GoG, just because I don't like DRM...
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So true.
 
accurate when i'm compiling c from mousepad
anyone else have that problem?
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It always makes me furious, when people, particularly politicians, resort to cherry picking in order to back their far fetched claims.

But what's that German news article linked below about?
In short, Tony Abbot claims that, since Germany does not have data retention, while Great Britain does have it, clearance rates for child abuse crimes are much higher in Great Britain than in Germany.

Well, numbers say something different...
Luckily, Germany publishes the clearance rates sorted by crime here (there's also an English PDF):
http://www.bka.de/DE/Publikationen/PolizeilicheKriminalstatistik/pks__node.html

For Great Britain I didn't find any prepared numbers for the clearance rate of (sexual) child abuse crimes, but one can calculate the outcome rates using the detailed raw data available here (that's actually quite depressing, as alone the sheer size of the tables illustrates how many crimes are being committed):
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-crime-open-data-tables

A condensed report of outcome rates for England/Wales is available here, but lacks a separate listing for (sexual) child abuse:
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/crime-outcomes-in-england-and-wales-2013-to-2014

It turns out that the clearance rate for sexual child abuse is much higher in Germany (around 84% in 2012/2013) than the outcome rate for the same crime is in Great Britain (around 30% in the same years).

While this doesn't proof anything (again I've taken just one example - I only compared Germany and Great Britain for two years, completely neglecting all other countries and time frames), it certainly hints that data retention might not be the most important factor when it comes to crime clearance rates.


Disclaimer: I'm not absolutely sure that the German "Aufklärungsrate" can be directly compared to the British "outcome rate". Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Australiens Premier Tony Abbott tadelt Deutschland für die Nicht-Einführung der Vorratsdatenspeicherung. Ohne Datensammlungen ließen sich Verbrechen wie Kindesmissbrauch nur schlecht bekämpfen, findet Abbott.
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The Jolla Tablet is back on Indiegoo. In my opinion it's an awesome alternative to Android or iOS based devices. Of course I'm getting one in order to mess with the OS, and see how bad I can break it, but I think it's also an excellent choice for real everyday use.
Be a part of making the world’s first people powered tablet, running Sailfish OS 2.0.
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