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Cool username☺. Bawolff ☺☻  01:10, 9 November 2005 (UTC)


You're not perchance the same "trek" as runs one of the remailers in Italy are you? Brian McNeil / talk 22:46, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

Then perhaps I should sign my next message "Doc". :) Welcome to wikinews. Brian McNeil / talk 23:01, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
I just realized why you probably couldn't /msg me on IRC. Nothing to do with the really old client I'm using, it's the server. Unless you've registered your nickname with the NickServ then you're not allowed to send private messages. This is to prevent spambots from pestering people. Brian McNeil / talk 15:41, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
  • /me waves. Hi from Doc! Only earthquakes bring you back here? ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 10:23, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Good JobEdit

  Good work with the interwiki links.Bawolff ☺☻  04:16, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Olympic picsEdit

If you want to link the pics to the talk page i will put the photos in if they are suitable. Thanks --MarkTalk 11:00, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Tour de France stage 2 interwikiEdit

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe we already have those links. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:16, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Hello again, hugs and kissesEdit

The hugs and kisses is allowed because you're Italian, right? ;)

How are things over on the Italian wikinews, one of the things you might have missed because you don't follow the details here is we've moved to the next level with Accredited reporters. We now have the http://www.wikinewsie.org domain and locally accredited reporters are issued email addresses on that domain. I set it up, I have lots spare, and if it.wikinews can set up a parallel accreditation process I'll set up scoop-it@wikinews.org and issue email addresses to folks. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:01, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Predictable random number generator discovered in the Debian version of OpenSSLEdit

Is there any way this article could be written so that not only computer experts understand what is going on? The article can continue to include all the technical stuff, but please include a paragraph for non-professionals so they at least get the idea. --SVTCobra 02:31, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, the later paragraphs do start to explain it. I guess, just got lost early on and couldn't continue. I don't think I am slow and I think I am on the upper side of the digital divide. So, if you don't mind, the opening paragraph is very-techie.
Of this part "the pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) of the Debian version of OpenSSL, one of the most used cryptographic programming libraries. The problem affects all the Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions, like Ubuntu and , that was used to create SSL/TLS keys", I know what a random number generator is and I know what the GNU license is and know of the Linux operating system.
I do not know what "Debian", "Knoppix", PRNG, SSL/TLS key, and OpenSSL, or cryptographic programming libraries are. I have heard of Unbuntu.
Can the introduction be more accessible? That way, non-techies won't tune out until it gets over their (my) head. --SVTCobra 04:10, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Debian 7.0Edit

Killer effort, really. Maybe just bring it down a notch or two for us regular-type folk!! Try again....please!! It's a great topic!--Bddpaux (talk) 02:56, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi. The review process for this article raised interesting challenges; I don't think they're insurmountable for future articles, but they're thought-provoking. My review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 13:53, 10 May 2013 (UTC)