570 posts • joined 16 Oct 2007
Re: It was only a matter of time...
This is the one good thing that has come out of the crisis. Russia has shown itself for what it really is. The same kind of antics we hear about in their domestic sphere now extend to their international actions.
It almost makes me laugh (I'm too terrified) when the Russian nationalists in Krim excuse their actions by saying Kiev was taken over by ... wait for it ... nationalists. Their view of history is a tiny bit skewed, ignoring that many of the Russians now living as minorities in the ex-Soviet states are the result of Stalin's russification effort: sending entire populations to Siberia and transplanting Russians in their place. But history is history. I actually hope they get their way, provided the secession happens peacefully and isn't too much of a repeat of that one time someone decided all Germans must live in one country. It must be great to live in Russia, may their dreams come true.
If/when and however painfully the Russian minority issue is eventually resolved in Ukraine and a bunch of other places (it's not just Krim, see South Ossetia, Abhkazia and other Russian majority enclaves), the people there will have a much stronger sense of national identity, one largely defined by being non-Russian. Way to go, Putin.
"Target health improvement"
"identify trends and patterns in order to target health improvement more effectively"
What they mean is target their advertising. Another marketingspeak win.
Re: Isn't this what TP-Link have been doing for a few years?
As does Vyatta and pfsense, both are free and can be installed on a bunch of hardware platforms. How many machines would you put behind your Asus with Merlin firmware? 5, 50, 500?
It's horses for courses of courses. Some people find it comforting to pay for stuff, don't want to spend time on setting stuff up, or perhaps offload responsibility to a 3rd party. If your boss wants to pay for IBM and Oracle, you pretty much know what they'll choose for a firewall.
I personally wouldn't touch a firewall that is hooked to the "cloud" (i.e. US-based servers) with a bargepole.
Re: Isn't this what TP-Link have been doing for a few years?
The point is not the 4G connection. The point is it has both fixed and 4G connections, so the router fails over to 4G when the fixed line goes titsup (see article subheading).
Re: Growing like Topsy
They pronounce it "poned", sadly.
Re: Tired of self professed "security experts"
I hope you're kidding. This isn't about encryption that someone is trying to actively break by looking for a hash collision.
Advertising is a big security risk. Even responsible advertisers are known to leak exploity flash adverts for our consumption. Then there's Java, not to mention all the false virus blocker and download ads. Ad blockers increase security, full stop.
Played it this weekend
Spectacularly pretty. Character appearance customization was excellent. Exploring the world was the most fun part.
First 6 levels were mostly just running from A to B and talking to NPCs. Very little combat. Character customization and combat seemed quite limited compared to Dungeons and Dragons Online, which is the only MMO I have really played before. Yes it's "active" combat and you can block, but with just 5+1 possible moves it's quite simple. I guess the console market dictates this.
Internet commenting is always entertaining, statements and declarations based on guesswork and conjecture. Let me indulge in some guesswork myself. Maybe the "rebuild" time is not about rebuilding a single disk, but about rebuilding the entire storage system from "degraded" to "healthy".
Let's say your data is distributed across 100 storage nodes. Any one chunk of data in a "healthy" system is stored on n nodes where 100 > n > 2. One node dies, so the array is now degraded. To "rebuild" the system you just have to copy the chunks to free space on a sufficient number of nodes to satisfy the above requirement. Given that GPFS gets its high performance from storing files in small chunks across many nodes (not just 2 as in RAID1), it follows that rebuilding is also very fast. "Rebuilding" does not even necessarily have to involve replacing the broken node with a new one.
Socket Two Me
Never mind the factual content of the article, that was way better.
Matt Bryant is good for a laugh!
Are you opposed to any of her opinions? Do you want more red tape, more censorship, unclear rules and global imbalance? We have an official stating on record that these are desirable goals, now we can measure EU performance against these standards. Let's have an official from the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave repeat these same statements.
The fact that EU countries do electronic surveillance is irrelevant. There's surveillance and then there's subverting key internet infrastructure. "The others also like to spy" is not a excuse for these abuses.
It's the Microkia side. It's all a calculated move by Microborg, doing what they do best: shafting the competition by cooperating with them.
Re: Nickname the 'Snide Phone' ?
You read it here first, predicted by Alan D. Anyone else remember Embrace, Extend, Extinguish?
Microsoft didn't buy Nokia, just their mobile business.
Re: Amiga graphics
It was in 32 colour mode, but with a lot more colours on screen. The beauty of old crappy (by today's standards) hardware was that it made programmers push the hardware beyond what should be possible.
For example you would change the 32 colour palette from one raster line to the next and have more colours than that on screen.
Re: How many are there?
You probably mean BSD OS's.
Re: 10% market share
"that's what they're doing isn't it?"
No it's not.
They're stopping making phones full stop.
Struggling = permit for damaging and unethical business practices?
One word: SCO.
They are protecting the market from damaging practices to ensure fair competition, not persecuting a single company. Good on them.
Should monitor every single FPS server as well then
I was playing CS:GO on a French server not too long ago, which had a guy screaming long streams of what sounded like Arabic into his microphone. I'm not sure if it was a player damning us to hell or a jihadi giving directions to his agents, probably both.
Just to underscore this
Hand held shotgun?
You lack imagination
Comparatively little. Open relays were a problem in the 90s, but now the main issue is hordes of zombie PCs. Looking at the article attachment and own my mail and ssh logs confirms this: spam and probes come from home user PCs. It's fairly easy to confirm with whois lookups and hostnames which contain clues like "dialup", "ras", "dynamic" and such.
This is also relevant to using iptables: it is helpful for ssh probes but not so much spam.
Another technical fix for a social issue
Would the idiotard journalist read a paper porn mag in the church cafe or the childrens' section of a bookshop? Or a laptop or mobile device using mobile Internet?
Get off my Internet lawn.
The lure of the cloud
MS figures the desktop is dead and you just need a Hardware Secured ™ Microsoft Approved ™ thin client to access the Microsoft Cloud™.
"Espaw" and you're really close.
MS is not buying all of Nokia, just devices and services (phones and Ovi to you and I).
Nokia will use that cash and extra MS cash to help pay off loans it took to buy Siemens out of NSN.
stop trading as an independent company?
Really? It sold a division to MS.
And can you develop iOS apps on anything but OSX?
Re: Extradition should be mandatory for all digital crimes
Why not just establish sharia law while you're at it?
Re: @ Andrew
Re: I like it !
Plumpy was also selling stuff on Ebay that matched purchases made on his credit card.
Just a couple days ago I realized I haven't used my media server for film or tv for ages, and decided to delete all of it. My TV appetite is more than sated by Netflix, which costs me some pocket change per month. Only thing missing is sports.
Re: Of course it couldnt stop it....
Do you mean extraction operations that line the pockets of local elites? Or "aid" of which 90% goes back to domestic contractors, kills competing local businesses and creates dependence on foreign aid?
Or do you mean investment in businesses that actually help foster the local economies? Yeah, I'm really interested in hearing about *those* trillions.
Re: never "forget" any edge system!
RHEL (and CentOS) are meant to be used in enterprise environments where things don't change quickly. This means Red Hat maintains an "old" version of a software component way after others have upgraded, religiously backporting patches to make sure it's secure. In other words stuff like BIND and openssh will have ancient version numbers, but still be up to date.
If you want cutting edge, either compile the software yourself or use another distro. I like CentOS myself.
Re: @ Toothpick
AMFM operates on a knee'd to now bases. That belong to US. If you don't see it you aren't looking closely enough, or too close.
Echoes of SCO
Legal supernova imminent? At this point I'm almost hoping.
Can you please post the traffic profile?
I'd like to be blacklisted by advertisers too.
"appended an unrelated file to the data"
In other words, cat killed Curiosity?
In the interest of our national security
You'll have to hand over your technology for inspection by our experts from Red Flag Cola Co.
Thank you for doing business in the People's Republic.
Re: Sorry, but.....
Andus McCoatover lost Carrie Fisher's beauty! Now we know who to blame, you dizzy git.
P.S. The extra clue is in the article title and the big blue "Servers" section header at the top of the page.
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