* Posts by panhead20

9 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Mar 2013

Something strange stirs in the storage backwater swamps, long ribbons of rust that never forget


The truth is tape is more reliable

Bit Error Rate (BER)

LTO-7 tape - Hard Error Rate 1 x 10 ^19 bits

Enterprise FC/SAS Hard Read Errors per Bits Read 1 sector per 1 x 10E^16 bits

Enterprise SATA Hard Read Errors per Bits Read 1 sector per 1 x 10E^15 bits

Desktop SATA Hard Read Errors per Bits Read 1 sector per 1 x 10E^14 bits


NSA using Firefox flaw to snoop on Tor users


VMs are your friend

Time to start running your browsers in a VM that is deleted when your session is closed to avoid 'staining'

US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests


Re: err ,,,,

“It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished. But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, "whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection," and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.”

- John Adams


The NSA and all the other alphabet agencies have completed destroyed the US cloud business and the internet. Time for the world to create a new network and leave these agencies to themselves.

PRISM leaks: WTF, you don't spy on your friends, splutters EU


"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."

- Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and US National Security Adviser [March 10,1975 Ankara Turkey]

"Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government. Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart."

Justice Robert Jackson, chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials

Confidence in US Congress sinks to lowest level ever recorded


As long as R's and D's are running the country, nothing will change. The poor will get poorer and the rich will get richer.

HP's Ray Lane faces $100m tax bill over 'sham' tax shelter


"The amount of taxes I pay are staggering, and this is the only transaction I've been audited on."

The amount of compensation I receive is astronomical and I could never spend it all in a 100 lifetimes.

Federal lawyers, MIT threatened following Aaron Swartz' death


Don't feel sorry for these bottom feeding prosecutors.

Congress plans to make computer crime law much, much worse


He [Holder] admitted that the DOJ only wanted Swartz to plead guilty to the felony, serve a few months in jail

With a felony conviction, his career is ruined at the age of 26.