Always overreacts to anything to do with their stupid computers.
2275 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007
Always overreacts to anything to do with their stupid computers.
more trouble than it's worth
Problem is these "nice things" are interfering with normal things. Perhaps some day we'll evolve to where bling is not considered cool.
The problem in this case is that DYN is the host for these domains which are spread over many servers. It is not like one domain name and one IP. Unless you have relevant information in cache, a lookup isn't going to work.
A class action law suit by users of these devices would cover older models just fine. My non-lawyer thinking suggests that being put at risk without any warning labels would make a case. I want to see these socially irresponsible companies put out of business. I'm sure there are others willing and able to take their place.
"I would rather buy a device that uses open protocols"
I'm with you there. And I would like to see IoT labelled in that regard. If it isn't open source it should say:
WARNING, this device contains CLOSED software and will need future repairs from the manufacturer.
Don't know about "custom router". Sounds like you're doing the hardware too. I'm sure that can have advantages, especially with the low power consumption computers like Raspberry Pi and such. However, lots of off-the-shelf routers support Linux. I've never had to run the proprietary software on my home routers, choosing instead to install Tomato immediately upon getting the device. My main router is currently an older Asus RT N-16. Has lots of memory for extra stuff too.
to get rid of the 20% consisting of um and ah.
we'll soon have companies declaring that they've appointed smart-looking chairs to support executive decision making.
Then it will actually make sense to address the chair.
$ echo "here is some text" >> picture.jpg works just fine. Doesn't show in the image which looks just the same as it did before. You can read it clearly in the code by doing $ cat picture.jpg. Try it. This isn't exactly what I'd call hacking.
Gets critical MS comment of the year award. Priceless!
So even Google can't keep the cloud from breaking? This does not bode well.
The buck stops right there, and that's probably the problem in most cases. Servers have been capable for a long time, and most operating systems within the last 10 years have supported it out of the box. That leaves a few very old consumer routers and the ISP - who is really the culprit in the slowness of this transition.
PS: No, I can't change ISP because there isn't another one offering service where I live. That's probably the case in most of North America.
I'd buy it for a buck, just for the lols. Anybody here get a SCO share certificate before the collector's price went up?
Equador is not making a political statement but does have a need to remain neutral, and so must distance themselves from any influence on the US election. Wikileaks will function just fine in the meanwhile.
Propane is a direct drop-in for R12 and you can use it safely in your car. See here. Lots of people are doing it. A licensed person probably can't do it, but you can do it yourself or use an intermediate refrigerant to circumvent the law - this will depend on country.
There is a lot of FUD on this topic. I suspect that it is both political and emotional. I note that the ones crying fire/danger are not generally experts and in fact refrigerative engineers think propane (sold as R290) is just fine. Here is an article from actual experts: Propane as R22-Replacement in Commercial Appliances
What the FUDsters (fudtards?) don't seem to know is the basics. Propane has a very narrow flammability limit. In fact 2.15 and 9.6% of the total propane/air mixture must be propane in order for it to be combustible. If you are outside of this range, it won't burn. It is an exceptionally safe gas. Appliance engineers calculate the amount of propane in a refrigerator and look at what mixture you would get in a small kitchen if all the propane got out at once. This would be an extremely rare event but even then you could not have a fire or explosion because there is not enough propane to make a flammable mixture.
I'm thinking that there might be some economic and control issues somewhere in the supply chain regarding traditional refrigerants. Bringing up the fear of fire and explosion is an effective way to stop people considering this gas - even though the scientific facts show them to be lying.
Major US-based providers like Google and Yahoo! store a customer’s email content across an ever-changing mix of facilities around the world.
I've chosen to not use those services and instead opt for a private service which suits my taste. It is a fallacy that users have no control. That would imply that they cannot chose what company they use. Which is wrong.
If the safety pin was invented today, it'd have an 8 core ARM, a buggy OS, a battery life of less than 8 hours, and 102 forms of telemetry to "enhance user experience".
Got it, thanks. I'm off to the patent office.
"You mean they finally realised that no matter how hard and long you flog a dead horse, it's never pulling your wagon?
I doubt that lot will ever learn that. More likely the head council realised it was a dead end for him.
"Mobile email has always made me despair. You cannot usually view the headers"
So targeting mobile users has advantages.
I use only text all the time. Never understood the need for html in mail.
Verison is going to play this to the hilt.
No Marmite. No deal.
"Because, 'new, shiny' isn't enough to sell a new computer these days."
Shiny is especially unimportant when it goes under you desk.
too bad these guys just don't give up
Avtech's IP cameras and video recorders offer the world the usual list of possible exploits
What's the chance of those same devices being used to DDoS Avtech?
"Police/secret squirrels aren't going to pay commercial rates."
Then they can do without, just like with any other commodity they buy.
And probably not yours either.
No worries. I'm not impatient and always jumping on the latest and greatest, so still using 10.1 which will is supported until the end of the year. Moving to 11 will be a December project.
Google may be thinking about the average age of employees, perhaps hoping that having Vint Serf on staff is all it takes.
I'm hoping we'll be seeing Verison!
(not sure if formal punctuation demands a period after the ! in that sentence)
Not a bad plan, but that wouldn't get them the contents of emails, which I believe is the issue here.
As referenced at the end of the article, the body is acting as a transmission medium in this case. There's no modulation nor demodulation.
It seems to be popular to assume that Tor users are unaware of basic security practice. I guess that makes a more popular story.
@Kurt Meyer I think you didn't catch the gist. Of course there are loonies everywhere and I completely understand your message. However, you may not have noticed, like I have, the number of posts on DNS forums and IRC looking for alternatives to ICANN because they are afraid that the UN will censor sites talking about guns. Do you really think this is not remarkable? My comment was not a generalised one but targeted directly at DNS interests which is the topic of this article.
And sale of guns will go up in USA. ... buncha loonies.
Yes, Firefox's pdf viewer works just fine already, and it would be better if they just stopped supporting flash altogether. Here's hoping things don't get worse.
You mean send them to Scotland?
Never had a Yahoo! account.
"Agreed, but the bad news is that there's more than enough kit out there to cause havoc and little if any means to get it cleaned up."
Cleaning up what's there may indeed take a long time. But surely there are a few key manufacturers of this kit who could be sued and prevented from continuing the situation. If not a class action suit, then publicly shaming of the these charlatans is at least a possibility. Other consumer devices are required to meet certain basic safety standards. I see no reason why the same principles wouldn't apply here.
"It cost them money to create that "professional capacity" wifi system."
But as it turns out it wasn't actually professional capacity.
ARIN is out of IPv4 addresses and that is what is being peddled as we are out of IPv4 addresses. Of course we're starting to run into a different landscape of IP economics now, but there are lots of addresses to be had. As a low end user I'm still getting an address with all my services, even getting server space with two addresses for a buck a month. Until I see the price becoming unreasonable I won't believe that we are running out.
I fear we're soon going to get a Heidi Powell icon here. In any case, she's a great meme.
probably American then
The gain is to whoever is profiling the infrastructure through this.
But this is just not going to be a fix in the long run. This situation is really a heads-up on the vulnerability of the internet and we're going to need the cooperation of a lot more companies to get a grip on this. Let's hope everyone rallies.
I'll believe it when I see it.
Indeed. But there's no guilt. It's just because they piss me off.
I can't get comfortable with that. It's too much slumber lodge or mattress or something.
it's sure to upset the apple bag.