2015-03-31T00:34:51Z via AndStatus To: PublicWhile I'm busy shaking my fist at the clouds. What is the age in years of the proverbial grandma/grandpa that people are always referring to when talking about ease, or lack there of, of computer/software systems? Just curious.
2015-03-27T00:26:42Z via AndStatus To: Public
How odd if I allow #AndStatus access to the net via #afwall+ it ignores my proxy settings guess it just gets LAN privledges.
Here's the thing about whistleblowing: the person doing the whistling should be able to be completely anonymous BUT, the person they share the info with, well, probably shouldn't.
Reasoning: Why should I trust https://bayleaks.com ? Who is it? A whois doesn't help (privacyguard registration). Which "variety of media partners" do they work with?
Trust man. It's important. If you want anyone to take a chance on you, you need to show them they can trust you.
Notice: Dianara Git repository moved
at 2015-03-25T22:24:08Z via AndStatus To: Public
Due to the upcoming shutdown of the gitorious.org service, caused by the company behind it being acquired by GitLab, I've moved my Git repositories to their proposed gitlab.com service.
You can update your clone with this command in the dianara-dev directory:
git remote set-url origin https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev.git
... and then just git pull as usual.
Translators will probably need an account there for Pull Requests, but I'll be happy to just manually merge translation files sent by e-mail.
The issue tracker is now here.
Let me know if you find any issues with this move.
2015-03-25T00:22:51Z via AndStatus To: PublicTrying AndStatus again hopefully my automatic syncing of the timeline is back.
Windows 10 to make the Secure Boot alt-OS lock out a reality
Microsoft is at it again. With the pending release of Windows 10 they are once again angling to get Laptops and Desktops permenantly locked to Windows. http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/index/~3/lbJDQQ8NsTc/
Is it just me???
I may have to stop listening to the "Security Now" podcast on #twit.tv. First they have a podcast on how it is "technically" feasable to do a secure/safe backdoor in crypto. Yeah, Yeah, they kept mentioning that they were just talking about the math.. but the failed to make the point strongly enough that ANY backdoor in ANY crypto renders it useless. The purpose of Crypto is for me to get a message to other person with the secure knowledge that NO ONE else can read it. Once that fact is not longer true the crypto is useless. Because I'm basically trusting someone that's saying "I wont look.... honest".. Really???
Did someone get to these guys? have they just lost the point? Do they fail to understand that a TV sending random bits of conversation (probably unencrypted) over a public network is the exact opposite of Security.. Really??
Or is it just me?
Yes, I often get frustrated with other people who know and acknowledge that Skype, Facebook, whatever is totally insecure now but continue to use it. It's like anything that takes more then 3 clicks or requires any work is “too hard” so they just go ahead and take the security/privacy hit.
For the minimalist vim fans in the crowd..
2015-03-09T00:33:19Z via Puma To: Public
Earlier today I tried #vimb a minimalist webkit based browser with #vim type key bindings and commands. Super easy to build. Small and fast. May replace links2 for some of my browsing needs.
Definitely worth a look if you are a vim fan.
Just saw http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11411759 Thanks to @Jorge
Yet another thing to bum me out today.. but I do have to say.. Those sysadmins at the NSA certianly know how to scale! with GBHQ and Newzealand doing "full Takes" (probably Canada, austirallia, and the US too (who are we kidding)) That is a mind numbing amount of traffic to sort, direct, process, store., etc. Kudos on their tech skills. To bad they lack any scrupals (Snowden excluded from that scrupals statement). Seriously tho.. if you have a big startup and are having scaling problems.. go poach some NSA talent. Just make sure they aren't backdooring you while they help you scale.
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New in F-droid
2015-03-04T17:05:22Z via Puma To: Public
I'm really enjoying #Mitzuli from #f-droid today. Finally an offline translator I can use on my mobile device. It took me a minute to figure out the offline mode (pin button beside the translation you want from drop-down list) but once that was sussed I took away it's firewall privileges and can still translate all the non-English folks I follow here on pump.io
Mitzuli (Offline Translator) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.mitzuli
Soy realmente disfrutando #Mitzuli de #f-droid hoy. Finalmente un traductor off-line puedo utilizar en mi dispositivo móvil. Me tomé un minuto para representar fuera del modo off-line (botón de alfiler junto a la traducción quieres de gota-abajo lista) pero una vez aquello era sussed saqué es firewall privilegios y todavía puede traducir todo el no-inglés folks sigo aquí en pump.io
Mitzuli (Traductor Off-line) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.mitzuli
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Well, the translation to Spanish you just posted is quite clunky, sadly, but I guess it serves the purpose of understanding others =)
I wouldn't trust it too much to convey my ideas in other languages though.
Maybe it works better spa>eng than eng>spa, and maybe it works better with other languages.
I figured it might be clunky. For me it lets me get the gist of what people are saying. Also my folksie east coast techie way of talking probably didn't help the translation any. But yes wouldn't trust it is I were trying to instruct someone on the finer points of building a transdimentional temporal engine. Things could go oh so badly wrong with a poor translation. :-)
2015-03-03T14:40:18Z via Puma To: Public
Back to Puma for now #AndStatus just screwing up too badly
2015-03-03T13:57:13Z via AndStatus To: Public
Dropbox exfiltrates data from all files on your Computer?!? Horrifying if true.. We need someone to independently verify this finding. See: http://www.e-siber.com/guvenlik/dropbox-accesses-all-the-files-in-your-pc-not-just-sync-folder-and-steals-everything/
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2015-02-28T22:10:21Z via AndStatus To: PublicOk just flushed #AndStatus. Lets hope I get automatic updating back.