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2078 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

HP busts out new ProLiant Gen9 servers

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Re: Great Step Forward

Dual boot ESXi?

You're doing it wrong.

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

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You've got to give them a little credit

They actually admitted that they'd screwed up, and also how badly.

How many other government agencies/quangos do even that?

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Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline

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if you believe their job postings

They're running a mix of Cisco and Juniper, although the comment above about Linksys and Buffalo got me laughing. On the other hand, as a Comcast victim, I can tell you their network has been yo-yoing here northeast of Atlanta for a week.

edited because I can't tell Buffalo and NetGear apart...

edited again because apparently I can't tell above from below, either...

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New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records

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I hope its not too late to start the second American Revolution?

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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

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Re: Great, maybe...

Well, part of the problem (in the US, at least) is that running fog lamps without the main headlamps is against the law, which means that the law is stupid.

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Re: Daytime running lights

And I thought it was just to accellerate global warming.

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Brookhaven boffins boggle at baryons

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Re: Question

Oh, so relatively useless.

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Re: Sounds fascinating...

Neither did I, but I'm not quite sure.

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The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

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consider this a 2nd upvote

And this a third.

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Re: it is a shame

Chris, that wasn't his point.

His point was, grotesquely: what's one more murder. And the answer is to convince people to stop killing other people. Of course, if every criminal took two months' holiday, how many police would go on the dole and courts be shuttered?

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No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate

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VC?

You do mean "Venture Capitalist," right?

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SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk

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Re: On YouTube

Thank you.

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BOFH: We CAN do that with a Raspberry Pi, but think of the BODIES

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Re: I really needed this

By "Friday," you must mean yesterday.

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Pedals and wheel in that Google robo-car or it's off the road – Cali DMV

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I hope the insurance requirement applies to all

I would love to hear the screams of rage from all self-insured companies.

How much do you think bus, train and plane tickets would have to rise to cover this?

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Carbon tetrachloride releases still too high, says NASA

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hooray for carbon capture

At least now we have a better grasp (or not) of what happened when you try to capture carbon.

maybe.

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Lazy sysadmins rooted in looming Mozilla cert wipeout

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what I'd like to see

Is the transcripts of Mozilla's conversations with these CA's.

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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34 years later and ...

It still looks like it belongs on one of those over-night cable channels that sell something different every 15 minutes.

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Xen to practice art of motor vehicle embedded development

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Re: And Mr.Pirsig quietly puts the wrench back.

It is.

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Insert coin to continue: GameOver ZeuS zombie MUTATES, shuffles back to its feet

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what do you mean by this?

"It targeted mostly internet service providers and others operating in the telco space."

Does this mean that its only targetting people with jobs? Or is specifically targetting customer service reps in order to increase the value per infection?

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ROAD TRIP! An FCC road trip – Leahy demands net neutrality debate across US

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Re: Leahy has it right....

Nah....since most of them are probably members of the Bar, they'd still be in the first group against the wall.

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Click on a Facebook ad on your mobe, then buy a thing on your PC ... Facebook remembers

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no real solution...

A long time ago, I used to change my browser string to somethink like: RFC Compliant on CP-6 E00

Until web pages stopped working because my browser was incompatible with their code.

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Five Totally Believable Things Car Makers Must Do To Thwart Hackers

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Re: We will all be driving $25.00 cars that get 1,000 miles to the gallon

So, will that be a Red (Wind)Screen of Death?

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Brit infosec firm lets hackers think they've stolen something

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oh, hell, that'll make it easier

Why sift through a bunch of randomly named servers (planets, generals, cars, etc) when you can just grab everything from this appliance.

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One in 12 Tweeps are bots

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so they doubled their revenue and quadrupled their loss?

They should stop while they're ahead.

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Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness

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Re: BGP

It's not that it's too big, it's that its too wide.

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No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off

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Unfortunately, they know better...

I can't tell you how many cheap, not-so-cheap and downright expensive USB-to-micro-USB cables I've bought and subsequently had to buy again. Now I'd agree that it doesn't need to be as strong as a Type-N connector, but goddamnit...

The best design I've seen thusfar, which was discontinued in the subsequent model, is on the Samsung Galaxy SII, where the socket is recessed and the connector's hood is integral to the connection. It does tie you to specific cables, but the person I know who has one...hasn't had to replace any.

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Stalwart hatchback gets a plug-in: Volkswagen e-Golf

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Re: "pre-crash preventative occupant protection"

Automatic braking, seat-belt pre-tensioners, maybe even an ejection seat.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Ha ha ha ha

I'm going to try to convince my significant other's 16yo to try that the next time she's at a starBucks with her friends.

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Re: Black coffee

True, perhaps, but this one started off especially fine.

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Re: You want...

To you, sir, to you!

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HTTP-Yes! Google boosts SSL-encrypted sites in search results

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Re: More cowbell^WSSL

You should subscribe to Websense. Then you'd get 2+ duplicate hits every time.

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Re: Slightly off-topic but

Yes and no. Yes, because the traffic between you and the server will be encrypted.

No, because you have no way to tell if $ISP's proxy server is recording everything or just reformatting it for your 4 inch screen.

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Re: On balance...

Hell, I already deleted that one.

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CIA super-spy so sorry spies spied on Senate's torture scrutiny PCs

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Doesn't Utah still have firing squad as a method of execution?

If so, I suggest the senators from that state bring the charges against ALL of them.

I'll pay for the bullets and I already have a shovel.

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Plug and PREY: Hackers reprogram USB drives to silently infect PCs

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Re: Michael C

re: diodesign

Pity I can only upvote this one time.

I need more accounts.

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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Re: Your name on the coffee 'cup'

I just use God. Although I've found that while the rejects in Starbucks aren't offended....the staff in Chik-fil-a REALLY DON'T LIKE IT, AT ALL...which is the whole point.

I like reserving a table for "God, party of one" just to have them annouce it over the PA system. Calling God, party of one...

My other choices are 'Who Cares", "Make One Up" or "John Holmes*"

* - I use that name for test accounts when working on clients' computers because, why not.

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Securobods claim Middle East govts' fingerprints all over malware flung at journos

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Re: Middle East govts' malware?

And you link to a PDF file? Ha!

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FTC: We've put '$100 MEEELLION phone bill fee cram scam' on ice

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you didn't finish the article, did you?

Try again.

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Canada's boffins need A WHOLE YEAR to recover from China hack attack

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Re: Easy fix

Easy, but not simple. I have to keep updating my block-apnic-china list every time APNIC assigns a new address block to China.

One thing to be said for IPv6 is that my block list will be shorter and/or it will be easier to block an entire country with a single /8 or /16.

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

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take a bow ladies and gentlemen

I sincerely applaud you for that headline.

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FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great

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Re: Fraud pays

Forget cutting the bottom line, cut the jugular.

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Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency

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oh hell...

How much did it cost them to prove that incenerators do work.

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CAPTCHA challenges you to copy pointillist painter Seurat's classic

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Re: Another Tech That Should Die

I think you'll find that the ones that are bastard hard are the fault of the site admin. 4chan had the same problem because every post view called captcha. They rerwrote it to only call captcha when you clicked to post. This meant that the number of failed (including unanswered) capchas was considerably less than before, and they got easier because the success rate went up dramatically. I could find moot's post about it, but I've got to work.

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Google's Canadian 'memory hole' to continue

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but the links themselves are chilling, effectively

If I recall, from when I cared about searching for porn, following the chilling effects links took you to a document that had the links unumerated. I'll admin that they were sometimes quite long and hard to type in manually, but I figured that if they were listed in a quasi-legal document, then I was sure to find porn there.

I hope google does the same thing for those ***** who want their own history rewritten.

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Four fake Google haxbots hit YOUR WEBSITE every day

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Re: What's the big deal?

You're right, but that's only part of the problem. What Incapsula failed to state (or wasn't quoted in the article) was the TOTAL number of requests from Google's (and Bings, etc) polling engines.

I've had sites polled by more than 4 separate googlebots in a relatively short timeframe.

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

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Re: WTF??!!

Yes, but it didn't sink in.

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Roll out the welcome mat to hackers and crackers

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Re: @John Smith 19

DavCrav, if you have programmers that would do that, you have bigger problems that bugs that an outsider might find.

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

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Re: Er messing with hybrids for how long?

You don't have to do that. Some of them were brilliant.

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Re: MY EYES!!

I disagree, but then when I see one, I think '911 on hydrazine' whether its true or not.

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There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

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Re: TV - the illness of the 21 century...

Actually, I think you'll find that even if you don't smoke in your recliner, you can still enjoy one during the commercial breaks...if only because they are now 5 minutes long...

This is the only good thing about cable tv.

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