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colonel_mortis

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    colonel_mortis got a reaction from GDRRiley in Which search engine do you use the most ?   
    I'm also a DuckDuckGo user. I've not had any issues with the quality of search results, and I find that for some thing it is much better - the bangs are really useful when you know what site you want to search, and including the best answer from stack overflow questions when they appear in the search results is really convenient sometimes. The privacy is also a significant plus, but I would use DDG even if Google offered equivalent privacy.
  2. Agree
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Crunchy Dragon in Which search engine do you use the most ?   
    I'm also a DuckDuckGo user. I've not had any issues with the quality of search results, and I find that for some thing it is much better - the bangs are really useful when you know what site you want to search, and including the best answer from stack overflow questions when they appear in the search results is really convenient sometimes. The privacy is also a significant plus, but I would use DDG even if Google offered equivalent privacy.
  3. Like
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Eschew in Which search engine do you use the most ?   
    I'm also a DuckDuckGo user. I've not had any issues with the quality of search results, and I find that for some thing it is much better - the bangs are really useful when you know what site you want to search, and including the best answer from stack overflow questions when they appear in the search results is really convenient sometimes. The privacy is also a significant plus, but I would use DDG even if Google offered equivalent privacy.
  4. Agree
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Move the day to the middle   
    The reason it's there is that the left is meant to be a timeline, with the days/times and items on it. Moving it to the middle would work, but it would make that timeline part a bit weird I think.
  5. Like
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from CarlBar in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Another 4 political posts have been removed. If your post expresses or implies any opinion on whether Brexit is a good idea (regardless of what that opinion is!), it is politics and not tech, and therefore not allowed.
     
    I don't want to lock the topic or hand out warnings, but prior experience has shown that even dipping lightly into politics on this site almost invariably leads to arguments which escalate into flame wars.
     
    This is the final warning.
  6. Like
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from DutchGuyTom in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Another 4 political posts have been removed. If your post expresses or implies any opinion on whether Brexit is a good idea (regardless of what that opinion is!), it is politics and not tech, and therefore not allowed.
     
    I don't want to lock the topic or hand out warnings, but prior experience has shown that even dipping lightly into politics on this site almost invariably leads to arguments which escalate into flame wars.
     
    This is the final warning.
  7. Agree
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from SlimyPython in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Let's please not let this turn into a discussion about whether Brexit was a good idea. I've removed one comment, and hope to be able to leave it at that.
  8. Funny
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Beskamir in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Let's please not let this turn into a discussion about whether Brexit was a good idea. I've removed one comment, and hope to be able to leave it at that.
  9. Like
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from GDRRiley in Poll options.   
    That makes sense, I've changed all of them to not have question marks and have rephrased the multiple choice option.
    This would be a lot more involved, so it won't be feasible for me to change.
  10. Like
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from KnightSirius in Poll options.   
    That makes sense, I've changed all of them to not have question marks and have rephrased the multiple choice option.
    This would be a lot more involved, so it won't be feasible for me to change.
  11. Funny
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Caroline in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Let's please not let this turn into a discussion about whether Brexit was a good idea. I've removed one comment, and hope to be able to leave it at that.
  12. Informative
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from j.son19 in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    If I'm reading the document correctly, the use of SHA-1 here is not actually a problem at all (in the way that it's being used, it is still considered to be secure against even nation state attacks), although the industry is moving away from it.
     
    SHA-1 is broken in that (with a huge amount of computational effort) researchers have managed to construct two different files that hash to the same value. That's not a problem here though, where it's being used to generate a Message Authentication Code (MAC), because generating a MAC involves a secret value that is not known to the attacker. If I'm remembering correctly, even MD5 (which IIRC a modern laptop could find a collision for within a few minutes) is secure enough to use for a MAC.
     
    RSA-1024 is not secure, and could be compromised by a nation state attacker (or very determined criminals), so it should definitely not be used.
  13. Agree
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Albal_156 in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Let's please not let this turn into a discussion about whether Brexit was a good idea. I've removed one comment, and hope to be able to leave it at that.
  14. Like
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from FakeNSA in Poll options.   
    That makes sense, I've changed all of them to not have question marks and have rephrased the multiple choice option.
    This would be a lot more involved, so it won't be feasible for me to change.
  15. Like
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from fpo in Poll options.   
    That makes sense, I've changed all of them to not have question marks and have rephrased the multiple choice option.
    This would be a lot more involved, so it won't be feasible for me to change.
  16. Like
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from FakeNSA in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    If I'm reading the document correctly, the use of SHA-1 here is not actually a problem at all (in the way that it's being used, it is still considered to be secure against even nation state attacks), although the industry is moving away from it.
     
    SHA-1 is broken in that (with a huge amount of computational effort) researchers have managed to construct two different files that hash to the same value. That's not a problem here though, where it's being used to generate a Message Authentication Code (MAC), because generating a MAC involves a secret value that is not known to the attacker. If I'm remembering correctly, even MD5 (which IIRC a modern laptop could find a collision for within a few minutes) is secure enough to use for a MAC.
     
    RSA-1024 is not secure, and could be compromised by a nation state attacker (or very determined criminals), so it should definitely not be used.
  17. Agree
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from FakeNSA in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Let's please not let this turn into a discussion about whether Brexit was a good idea. I've removed one comment, and hope to be able to leave it at that.
  18. Funny
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Gamer Schnitzel in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Let's please not let this turn into a discussion about whether Brexit was a good idea. I've removed one comment, and hope to be able to leave it at that.
  19. Agree
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Applefreak in The UK/EU Brexit Agreement contains references to Netscape Communicator & Mozilla Mail   
    Let's please not let this turn into a discussion about whether Brexit was a good idea. I've removed one comment, and hope to be able to leave it at that.
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    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Moonzy in Staff, do you see who has reported a post?   
    Here's a more complete example of what reports look like:

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    colonel_mortis got a reaction from zeusthemoose in Staff, do you see who has reported a post?   
    Here's a more complete example of what reports look like:

  22. Agree
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from akio123008 in Scrapyard Wars 2021 - Content Idea   
    That's going to be a problem - the winning strategy there is to not do anything, so you have a "profit" of $600. A small tweak to make it the team with the most money at the end would solve that though - Linus would have $800 and Luke $700 in that example.
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    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Eschew in [Wish product] Techlinked MUST review this. [Mouse with built-in scales]   
    Sorry, for meme content we ask that you post it as a status update (from your profile) instead of on the main part of the forum.
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    colonel_mortis got a reaction from Eschew in Dumb ebay listings "Brand new rx 580 for £138"   
    In future, random "look at this" posts where there isn't much scope for discussion should be posted as status updates from your profile instead.
  25. Informative
    colonel_mortis got a reaction from PoolcueTheFecker in [Wish product] Techlinked MUST review this. [Mouse with built-in scales]   
    Sorry, for meme content we ask that you post it as a status update (from your profile) instead of on the main part of the forum.
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