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I just got my reservation from @Aviate http://bit.ly/aviatepass Sign up to simplify your phone http://getaviate.com #flywithus #getaviate
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This is how it's done.

Thanks +Koushik Dutta 
 
Technical Details on +CyanogenMod Device Finder

The new +CyanogenMod Device Finding service creates a secure connection between your browser (javascript) and your phone.

The server never has your password. Your authentication is a derived password.
A public key is generated in the browser, and hmac'd with the actual password (unavailable to the server).
On a device find request, the Android device receives this public key, and validates it is authentic, as the Android device also has the same, underived/original, password.
The Android device sends back an encrypted symmetric key using the public key.
The server can not decrypt the symmetric key, as it does not have the private key.
The browser receives the encrypted payload, and decrypts the symmetric key.

The browser and phone at this point have a secure communication channel, and both sides have authenticated each other. The server is not capable of listening in. It merely provides a transport.

The browser then requests the device location (or requests a wipe) through this secure channel.

The result? As seen in firebug below, the data sent through the server is completely opaque.

This is how device finding should be done. You can not trust that a service will never be compromised. You can never trust that a service will not be subject to the will of a government request.

You can only trust that your data was secure from the service itself.

The code is up on github, and a review from outside parties is highly encouraged.
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What AUR helper do you use and why?

I've never even looked at them before, but if one could handle updates well, that'd be pretty nice.
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Aura is a complete substitute for pacman afaik it is very neat
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I don't know what to say except thanks to everyone who got me here. 
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I'm having an incredibly infuriating and probably stupid problem after reinstalling Arch on my main desktop last night. This is the first time I've done so in a couple of years.

I'm running Cinnamon with SLiM and have almost nothing installed other than Firefox, VirtualBox, and GIMP. Applications load fine and everything works great until I connect to WiFi. Once I do, all I get is:

No protocol specified
Failed to open the X11 display!

I was using wifi-menu originally, so I installed network manager and the Gnome applet and tried that way. After a reboot everything works fine... until I connect to WiFi. WTF am I missing?
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+Jason Weatherly That may be a good way to troll Star Wars and Star Trek fans, but my favorite has a picture of Gandalf with  the quote "'Do or do not, there is no try.'  - Albus Dumbledore" Trolling Star Wars, LoTR, and Harry Potter fans!

+Claire Farron Depends on who's the one playing the pacman game. If I was, +Colin Azzam would be dead in under a minute (sorry Colin :P).
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Now I can be cool like +Jason Weatherly 
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Looks great. Same electronics, different look. :) 
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Glad it's Friday....I'm beat!   #happyfriday  
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Finally got my #archlinux system totally set up! Thanks +Colin Azzam for all the advice and support.
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+Colin Azzam His ThinkPad is testament to that.
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That's all for tonight. I'll deal with +Colin Azzam and +Jason Weatherly tomorrow.
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+Kyle Hawkins Really? I thought I was the adult supervision... ;)
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