Re: Reg's a changin'
I use the "Disable HTML5 autoplay" Chrome plugin. It blocks things from annoying me until I either click on whatever it is that wants to run or whitelist the site.
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I use the "Disable HTML5 autoplay" Chrome plugin. It blocks things from annoying me until I either click on whatever it is that wants to run or whitelist the site.
I typoed.. it is a 6 char password and I just went back into the site to confirm I'm not crazy. The password field on bmo.com's "everyday banking" won't go past 6 chars.
The Bank of Montreal (Canada) supports max 5 char passwords consisting of letters and numbers only.
They did, GNUTLS and almost no one supports it despite the API being a lot more sane.
Been there, still have a copy of the report saying I passed the PCI-DSS audit. I cringe at the security practices I come across. My all time favorite was having to explain to a company I was doing business with why prefilling my payment form with my CCV2 number was a very bad idea.
"Having said that, ANY caddy which doesn't include the necessary screws for mounting a drive is one that needs ramming up the arse of the designer. Far too often the dummy insert is just clipped in via moulded studs or only held with 2 screws. Provide all 4 screws or make it so drives clip in."
But if they did that, then you would be more likely to buy your own drives rather than Dell SAS drives at 2x the OEM price (4x if SSD).
"Yes the R730xd is the same (up to 26 x 2.5 in drives. 24 round the front, 2 round the back). We now have a fair few in the field and I'd have to agree they are a good evolution."
I'm fond of the DDR4 and the little graph next to all of our SSD drives in the iDRAC that let me know how close the drive is to it's expected maximum number of writes.
This is only an issue with PCs and laptops, NAS (they run windows) and SAN storage units (they don't tell you until they are about to deliver that they require a Windows server to manage the SAN). For servers, there are very few I've come across that have any sort of Microsoft dependency.
A few years back I was maintaining software in C and added a bunch of declarations to the function definitions to enable GCC to detect and warn on format string errors. The other programmer got angry and promptly turned them all off again because they were "creating too many warnings." and making it harder to see bugs he needed to find. (he liked to refer to what I did as the "code nazi thing")
Fast forward a few weeks, and we tried the software on 64 bit servers for the first time and my software works perfectly but his won't run for more than a minute without crashing. Our boss ended up having all of the servers reformatted with 32 bit Linux just to accommodate him.
A few years after that, he left the company and I inherited the code complete with an enormous bug list. First thing I did was enable every possible warning and correct the compiler's complaint (something he liked to tell me he never had time for). The result was a 90% reduction of bugs for two weeks of effort.
They didn't drop sytemd as much as keep the legacy interfaces around. From what I can tell (I'm not a Gnome user) they were hoping Canonical would finish their logind replacement sooner and allow them to drop the legacy interfaces.
"We get it. You like systemd. Buy why should it be mandatory - and in effect, it is - instead of optional? The whole point of the Unix philosophy was "do one thing and do it well", so that individual components you don't like can be swapped out. Systemd - and the massively REL-influenced projects like Gnome that that have decided to depend on it - remove choice."
Gnome has no such dependency. In fact, they had to change their plans because the logind replacement just wasn't ready and they didn't want to lose support for non systemd systems such as FreeBSD. Do a quick search on Google for "Gnome systemd dependency" and you can see their thoughts for yourself.
I'm really tired of listing to people whine about systemd.
Systemd (at least in Debian's case) was voted on by the maintainers with all of the pros and cons spelled out on publicly available web pages. The resulting flame fest happened close to a year after the decision was already made and involved trolls misrepresenting it's design and posts of fake bugs.
In fact, this is the second time I've gone to research something for myself only to find out that most of the things said about it in the forums were actually false (Wayland being the other)
The reality is that it is vastly better than what was there before and it has allowed me to get things working much faster in cases where the boot sequence is complicated (iSCSI Gluster etc) The result is a more maintainable system that as a side benefit happens to boot faster.
The older cable modems don't do IPv6.
The problem is that it's cross browser but not cross platform. You have
A: Windows (X86)
B: Mac (X86)
C: Windows phone
Windows on ARM? not there.
Linux? Android? iPhone? no supported
And even between Mac and Windows things like networking work differently so that's not cross platform either.
Don't forget, Sarah Palin also drew huge crowds and lost. The Republican right wing is very noisy and is just large enough to get someone past the primaries. The downside is that the resulting candidate ends up being so extreme right that not even moderate Republicans will vote for it let alone the independents or Democrats.
@Dan 55 That's because most people in Spain have fiddled with the meter since that's pretty much the only way tog get a usable power feed so 80% of the time they will be correct.
I think the only place I lived in Spain with a decent power feed was when I was staying in Torrelodones in a home built by someone who knew General Franco ..
My employer is being sold a "cloud" service by Oracle where the actual meaning is that they maintain a colocated machine for us for a price that's more expensive than buying new hardware and paying our developers to finish migrating our software off Oracle.
Oracle is not a company that gets the concept of cloud computing.
Because the regulations vary by region and:
1 It's expensive to make different hardware per region..
2 For things like laptops or portable hotspots, you have the problem of people traveling from region to region with their devices so there should be an easy way to make the per region change as you travel.
If DD-WRT is not doing the correct thing here, feel free to open a bug with them about it although would be curious is if the hardware is capeable of DFS but if it's not, it's probably better to disallow the channels completely. I imagine the problem is also in the other direction. If you are using these bands around a radar system, I'm guessing the frequency will be close to unusable for data transfers.
That is a lot of FUD for devices whose 5hz signals can often be measured in meters.
As for hobbyists respecting frequency restrictions, they already do. People who code wireless drivers tend to take RF restrictions very seriously and many of the core Wifi people on Linux were/are HAM radio fans and as a result, tend to know first hand how much it sucks when they have to deal with interference. And I have no reason to believe it's any different for the *BSD folks.
Debian Linux, as an example, defaulted to a minimal wireless config where the wireless was limited very limited channel wise until I specified my actual region. After I set my region, it opened the channels allowed by my country. To change that, would require me to actually go and edit the kernel source.
The few replacement firmwares I have used tend to not edit the kernel source and instead focus on security updates and providing interfaces the Wireless manufacturers hate like "AP mode" (mostly because they want to charge more for business class routers). In many cases 3rd party firmware is the ONLY way to secure your wifi router.
Does that mean the boycott over systemd was unsuccessful?
I'll do you one better. My phone on the night stand actually controls the lights and dims them on automatically when I am supposed to get up in the morning.
Not in Git, git is a source code management system and not a backup. If anything, I have an example config with a different name (config.distrib) otherwise you pollute git with a ton of changes to config files, and it gets worse when you have multiple conflicting changes (dev vs live/server 1 vs sever 2 etc).
Passwords, keys or any other private info should not be stored in Git, instead, they should be in a proper backup system.
Config files should NOT be synched with GIT. They should be local to the server in question and if it contains passwords should have it's rights restricted. That is basic security practice.
@Steve Crook, That logic is why I get panicked calls from small companies wondering why their webserver can't even come close to meeting their needs. Lets assume your application takes 50 mb ram per user (I've actually seen this amount on a server) Now you have 100 hits per second in the evening and that's nearly 5 GB ram already and you aren't even making much money on the app yet.
"we don't care how much ram this takes" is Desktop centric thinking and even then customers are getting sick of it.
That's fun logic but as someone who used to work for an ISP, I can tell you that a lot of the copper between the street and people's houses is crap and in need of replacement. At that point, the costs of fiber and the costs of replacing the copper are a lot closer.
I just got off a flight last week and in the 10 hours of total travel time I saw 20 ads where that website described itself as a way to spice up a dull marriage. You can hardly blame the media for parroting Ashley Madison's own message.
It is part of the answer. The other is that portmap is mainly required for NFS and NFS is not needed on most systems and in the case where it is needed, there is a lot of manual configuration needed anyhow so there is no reason to install portmap or NFS by default.
I really don't understand why so many Linux distros install it even in a barebones install.
I'll raise you my projection machine.. VGA monitor and HDMI projector. Windows insists that the HDMI should be monitor #1 and I can change the settings to do roughly what I want desktop wise.. until someone disables the projector and the screen I've setup for the projector is now locally on my monitor and the start bar is somewhere else. This means the projector must be powered up before the machine is.
The fix? There isn't one. Just trust Windows to do what's best and deal with the result. At least in Linux I can edit xorg.conf and permanently force things to work the way that I want although I find it's getting less often that I need to touch that file...
This is why Bell is delaying FTTH for as long as possible. I worked for a smaller ISP before, and the first thing we discovered after renting space at Bell was that Bell had the advantage because they were the only ones allowed to install curb side equipment meaning they could be double our speed in most cases. I'm sure now the gap is even worse.
These stats are for Facebook running these things in a very loaded server environment and do not correspond at all to desktop style loads.
Videotron still won't pre cable cable new developments. My friend owns an apartment building in Saint-Laurent that was gutted by a fire and had cable run to a junction in the basement when they rebuilt the inside and then badgered Videotron for several months to hook up in the basement.
When I ordered internet Bell told me I was limited to 15 mbps so I went with cable for internet. The Videtron guy showed up with a big freaking drill and drilled in through the brick wall from the outside and ran the cable and a few months later, another Videotron guy came and wired up basement and switched my cable to the one going to the basement and pulled the old cable out and covered the outside hole with some gum like substance.
The fact that it would have been cheaper to do it in the right order would have been cheaper and more secure against illegal hookups does not matter to a company like Videotron. Their internal processes will not change for anyone.
"The sole reason for G.FAST existence is that moving to fiber to the home will mean immediate termination of employment for 90% of the field force. This is the reality of a fiber network - it costs practically nothing to run and it does not break. No "national minorities" stealing the precious copper and selling it at a recycling center either."
Tell that to my previous employer who, had FTTH and lost internet for several days because the fiber optic cable inside his house was chewed through by a puppy.
The flip side? I am the guy people hire when there is a mess they don't know how to clean up and my method of operation is to fix the problem, make the solution as idiot proof as possible(sanity check inputs, informative errors, auto generate configs when possible, leave multiple very obvious warnings about gotchas in places where the next admin will see them etc). then train as many people as possible on how to deal with my solution.
In my experience, the guy who walks in and thinks he is so above everyone else that nothing can be explained is either not as good as he thinks he is or he is posturing to overcome his own shortcomings.
I'm cleaning up after such a guy now. Aversion to package managers, shell scripts where web config would have been better, duplicate information in SQL tables, firewalled off several countries to compensate for the fragile state of his security etc.. If I change anything it often has unexpected consequences.
If you are the only one who holds the keys then good luck when your weekend/vacation is ruined because of some outage in the office.
One thing about my current job I absolutely love is that there is a Jr admin that can take over if I'm unavailable.
If they do it right then someone gaining access to your phone does not necessarily mean having them gain all of your passwords. Right now my existing password manager logs out on a timeout requiring a new master password login before it will fill passwords again.
Blocking outgoing SMTP breaks signup confirmations, password recovery links, and comment notifications, Blocking outgoing connections in general breaks any use of external content such as news feeds and blog updates.
I'm not sure that is helpful. Some will be bad manufactures but some will be early model bugs/bugs and even old cases where SSD was new as a product (I recall a high failure rate when TRIM was new) and some will just be dumb luck.
Point of example: my 5 year old 32 GB OCZ drive just died 3 months ago and the failure rate of that model was famously high.
That hasn't been true for several years now. My SSD based setups easily outrun my spinning disk by a very noticeable amount and even sequential writes tend to do better. Did you miss the point where flash has been moving to PciE because the SATA/SAS ports were too slow?
Great plan.. unless you have a user who needs to read their email or have a user that needs to shell (bonus points if they have old software)
A far less obnoxious approach is something like fail2ban. I have mine set a 1 hour ban after 6 bad attempts in 5 minutes.. (root is ssh key only) It reliably nails the botnets without bothering legitimate users who make.the odd password mistake.
The fact that Sony disabled features on the PlayStation for their own internal business reasons guarantees I will not buy anything from Sony for a very long time. I will never buy hardware from a company that thinks disabling features after I have paid for the product is in any way acceptable.
The deal with Spain is that the bins are on the street and not on anyone's property.
You left out the part where they took the initial crazy growth, drew a straight line upward and declared that we would all replace our laptops and desktops with tablets.
The trouble is that once you base a produce around Oracle, it is extremely hard to change.
The bottleneck (and the monopoly) are the last mile. The actual routing of packets is the cheap part and in places where there is actual competition, traffic prices are falling sharply and there is no reason other than keeping an obscenely large profit margin that an ISP should be having congestion anywhere other than the last mile where the customer has control of what gets transferred anyhow.
I suppose someone had to maintain the Canadian stereotype...
The fact that Canada has a set of privacy laws that the EU considers acceptable rather than the American voluntary system makes Canada two years behind? And somehow Canada's strict limit on personal donations and total ban on corporate donations rather than the American's unlimited somehow makes Lobbying more effective in Canada?
You really don't seem to know much about your own country.
There are perfectly good cloud hosting providers in Canada and Germany so there is no reason to host in the US.
I'm not so sure there would be much left of the pizza after being heated to 600C
From what I hear there is a shortage of COBOL programmers to the point where (at least in the US) they are paying people not to retire.