Re: This is when I know I'm getting old...
Ay, but the irretrievable MTBF on that clay media was epic!
82 posts • joined 29 Aug 2007
Ay, but the irretrievable MTBF on that clay media was epic!
The folks who first IDed the Equation Group at Kaspersky are saying the binaries use encryption the way the EG uses it, and consider that to be good evidence this is a real exposure.
At least one ASA vulnerability is new and useful, a good insider attack tool.
ouch. Enjoy every sandwich, as Mr. Zevon pointed out.
A fairly significant Bluecoat acquisition was Netronome, which gave the company an ASIC that could break SSL at wire speeds well north of 10 gbps (circa 2010, so I would expect the performance has gotten much better since.)
Now we add ISPs and governments throwing these systems in and running transparently, along with the dishonesty of Symantec around certificate management and its important to trust to begin with... Awesome.
A few years back, I had an SSG 550 series go titsup and pulled the memory for a peek.
The workstation I was looking at it on pointed out that there was a trojan in the filesystem.
My impression is that Juniper's been a target for this kind of thing for a long time. I'll need to see where the sample is - I'm fairly sure I still have it or can find it.
not too good to get caught with your hand wrapped around certain tills....
firetv basically blows chromecast out of the water.
add kodi and you have the big three - amazon, Netflix and your local files. launched with Ethernet and dedicated audio out. sideloading apps is trivial.
I get the impression that roku is very good also, but don't know if Amazon video is available for it or not. my memory is that it wasn't at the time the fire launched.
here in Oakland, we slept through the quake. Saw the news and checked the logging - 4 of 4 Vallejo locations online and no reported issues overnight. Not one call. One unmanned site lost house power for three hours. And that level of non-issue was 8 miles from the quake.
In Silly Valley they might have felt it, but jolted? really? I gather the author of this piece is a new arrival. he ought to read up on the Hayward fault which runs near his home in Oakland and is capable of very large motion. its proximity to bedrock means its tremors are less diminished with distance than many faults, and virtually all the drinking water feeding the mains in the east bay passes across it. We have a lot of water in three gallon jugs distributed in the house - enough for two dogs and three people for a bit, and more for our neighbors as I'd like them to have incentive to help.
How sure are they that they'd finished resetting the passwords? The doc's only three months after Snowden left. I've had access-via-incompetence at old worksites for far, far longer than that.
I'd like to thank the Reg for bringing this to my attention, and the good folks at the tor2web subsidiary of the DEA for letting me access this website without needing to install a Tor client.
Blackberry rolls over for law enforcement on a regular basis. And there are few rollovers for law enforcement that aren't also accessible by hackers.
http://en.rsf.org/blackberry-gives-way-to-pressure-11-10-2011,41159.html gives a summary of several instances of government pressure and varying degrees of caving.
Was that for amplifiers, performance is measured, and for speakers, almost anything *but* performance is measured.
If you go look at stereophile equipment reviews, especially those for speakers, what's striking is how many measurements they make on things that don't matter. Impedance changes as a function of input frequency, for example. They always measure it, and it's a proxy for nothing predictable. Instead, they could do much more thorough measurements of sound pressure time and amplitude response to simple and more complex inputs, seeing as it's the sound pressure that we actually hear.
But what they really, really never do: compare, in the same measurement, recordings played through otherwise identical systems with only the speakers being different - this despite the fact that they often refer to a pair of speakers as "my reference speakers for years were..."
head to head performance metrics across vendors, as we're used to seeing for all other electronics? Nope!
Instead, volumes of meaningless stuff that sounds like wine snobs talking. Except that the number of people who are physiologically able to reliably (ie, measurably and repeatedly) distinguish some of the facets of wine being snobbed over is probably higher than those who can accomplish the same thing with audio.
The up side for the rest of us: the cast-off gear from two or three decades ago can sound as good as the very expensive stuff sold today. (All the moreso when the ebay seller misreads the label on what he's punting.)
Usually, I hope a technical site will mention the OS that a new piece of gear will be running.
Which in this instance is Android, for anyone who hasn't skipped to the link.
For years, SuSE has relead heavily on SaX2 to manipulate the xorg.conf file and actually get xwindows visible.
With 12.1 landing and the Sandy Bridge chips (and associated new graphics capacity) coming online just as SaX2 is dropped hard... big fun.
I still have a viable SaX2 on an 11.3, and may have it on an 11.4 that was done as an upgrade, but on new installs, I don't have it any longer and it is truly annoying at times not to have it. (as, for instance, I was setting up a new laptop a few weeks ago - so, completely fresh install on new hardware.)
they've noticed that the 7" tablet from BN - a store with, like Apple, actual physical storefronts - is currently the best-seling Android tablet. This despite or because it's being pitched as an e-reader.
I think Apple has realized that there is a good-sized chunk of the market that wants a smaller display.
I'm curious about whether they want to go to 7" or down to 5" -- I had a chance to play with the Samsung 5" android mini tablet / big media player this weekend, and it is a very nice size point.
Genuinely pocketable. About the size of the Tungsten T3, extended.
@BB: My favorite piece of news about the (probably pre-LulzSec) hack of Sony was that it was launched from an Amazon Cloud Services box.
Lots of bandwidth, Amazon quite obviously has no effing idea what anyone's doing in there, their own router teams included, and who wants to be Sony had lots of permit ecs2.* rules in their firewalls - and that's assuming they bothered with firewalls on those connections at all.
They might not have; they might have believed the bandwidth salesmen who told them MPLS=VPN.
the better-looking one is the one who did the math.
I think the author of this rather curiously spurty essay didn't realize who was whom on the team when composing it in hopes of obtaining a face to face interview.
The fact that I have encryption flipped on is, in the eyes of the law, enough to define my router as a protected computer system.
Accidentally stumbling upon it looking for your own AP is one thing. Recording it, geotagging the address, and phoning home to store it with Google? That's quite different.
(You _do_ understand that a MAC address is broadcast whether or not SSID broadcasting is suppressed, I hope.)
Great. You like Google's location service.
Google doesn't own my access point, nor collect any fees from me in exchange for using it to sell ads.
And yet, if you're on my block, my access point's MAC address is being monetized by Google to make your phone give you better location signal and push ads to your phone.
I'd like to see everyone who's got a MAC in their database send them a bill for providing location services.
before Sunbelt was bought by GFI. I never did understand what, exactly, GFI thought the value of Sunbelt was.
During the brief period when I trialed their antispam/antivirus box, I learned that they were using another outfit's good and very expensive definitions on it - and to cut costs, didn't actually license it properly but paid per update. This meant that it wasn't auto-updating but only updating when something really nasty was on the loose.
after their staff pulled the truth like taffy on a mailing list discussing the issue, I sent it back.
And I will never again do business with a company in Florida. Seriously. I've had nothing but bad experiences with folks who decide to run businesses from there.
If the guy's right it shouldn't be hard to verify the claim. A plaintext password left in a DLL is very likely to be available in caches. Also, the Comodo partner could simply own up.
For me - and on the desktop, I'm a gearhead, running multiple VMs and wanting plenty of ram and computing power, and a few T of storage in the living room - the Nook is an excellent tablet.
The tablet is mostly about consumption - about a nice thing to read the news with the evening, or a book or two.
The blazing fast CPU isn't a big deal to me (though if I watched movies on a tab, the Nook might start to seem slow) on a tablet. I want control of the OS and I want easy file management.
The nook's trivially rootable, my model most often boots the BN firmware rooted so I can use an RSS reader but was running a mod this weekend to look at bluetooth support (keyboard, good; microphone, not so good yet in my hands.)
It's the first device I've come across to rival the 12 year old niche Palm Pilots have filled for me, with the addition of b-folders for locally accessible address database.
I hope Amazon makes a 500 dollar device - I'd hate to see them make a 300 dollar device and have the nook dev community get more interested in Kindles.
Probably the third thing I hunted up once I got the color nook was graffiti.
It's early days yet, but the nook may finally be a useable replacement for my TX.
B-folders to migrate over the contact database. Graffiti for input. NewsRob for avantgo-like offline newsreading ability (based on a synchout to Google Reader.)
Also, I'm buying apps. NewsRob and Graffiti were no brainers. I want to encourage this community.
This keyboard certainly looks worth checking out , though.
If xbmc discards bonjour in favor of actual networking, it would be very interesting. If it's still using bonjour, less so, as it took me several days to sort-of, kind-of get the ipad working at the house - I run a wifi network on a different lan segment from the nas and handing the bonjour traffic off was, at least for me, not working at all.
that this will be implemented. Along with a serious cell signal jammer on every plane.
That would almost make up for the Shoes Off Theater on every fucking flight (at least here in the US.)
Is that the APS has breached its own rules by ignoring a petition from sufficient APS members to start a group, and instead launching its own survey about interest in a different group.
I agree with him, that is problematic and grounds for walking.
However, his letter on things beyond the APS politics is quite weak. He approvingly cites convicted fraud Monckton's silly book and - surprising to see from a scientist - chose to read the selected email disclosed by hackers, and not the responses to the leaks from those whose email had been stolen.
granted, that's in a synology box, so it's software raid in linux, but the OS is installed on the first partition, which is an mdraid.
I've run the green power part both in raid5, raid6 and raid10 configurations.
I have not tried putting an OS on them and booting a gui from them. Entirely possilbe that'd blow.
But not an AppleTV.
I do not have a large library of files transcoded into h.264 - I have a large library of files in a range of formats accumulated over the years. I've never much liked itunes, even though I have an ipod.
I do like lots of storage, and have a 4 bay nas in the house. I wanted to be able to use it as well as netflix.
I picked up the WD live tv plus box last night, and so far I'm impressed.
It seamlessly picks up the DLNA served media. It doesn't obligate me to have a PC switched on (and doesn't interrupt watching movies if I need to reboot the system, or do work on a different box.) It costs 20 bucks more than the new Apple box but seems to support the widest collection of file formats from a media server that anyone supports today.
And it has netflix, which I may or may not keep.
A small script can easily be tucked away on a legit website. Local government
websites are good target environments for trying to inject malware. An ad with
a malicious payload embedded was successfully put into the NYTimes queue
not long ago.
The attack runs a trusted script on your PC, so you needn't click on anything
to be popped.
As for the unlisted Trendnet.... Untested too, but I have a suspicion that AC
here would be happy to buy it as a hardened router. You can include the
spreadsheet as evidence.
It's only 100 million US.
the NSA can't brew tea for that little money.
This just about covers a quarter of the Raytheon project managers' bill to spend an afternoon reading up on Snort and recommending the NSA make something just like that, only for SCADA commands too, and not just in TCP/IP, and with a neat dashboard.
I haven't run across a linux app that can read and create visio diagrams.
Am I missing something? If I'm not, an update to this piece specifically addressing Visio would be of interest, since Open Office doesn't read visios (or at least the variant I use doesn't.)
Similar questions apply to Project.
I have not used a Mac in production for some years now. I recently bought, then gave away, an ipad after getting tired of the lack of internal filer. I do have MacOS installed on a couple of the systems I use regularly, so that I can answer questions about it when they come up.
At the office and at home I use more and more linux - SuSE at work, and Ubuntu on the CULV laptop I replaced the ipad with.
So, having heard the hoo-ha about Apple's site demo'ing HTML 5, I tried visiting.
In Firefox, I'm told to go get Safari. Not available for my platform.
In (webkit driven) Konqueror, I am not told to get Safari. The page just fails to work - the initial page loads, but all of the links just reload the page.
Brilliant start for a demo of an open source technology.
Thanks very much for posting this. I was much less interested in wireless mic specs than I was in the implications for astronomy, and I was disappointed by the subhead once I'd read the article.
Are basically prohibited from implementing the top two uses for any computing device.
This is exactly how my mom wound up with an ipad.
And she loves it. It lets her listen to music and read email and websites. She's never been able to sort out a computer with a GUI before, in part due to not wanting to.
I haven't yet shown her the youtube video explaining that the ipad is the magical and revolutionary computing device for housecats. Seems unsporting.
I have a large library of technical PDFs which I'd hoped to consult using the pad. But needing to use any of the kludges on offer was a complete fail - it simply wasn't worth the hassle to get the files on, and then to quickly update which were and which were not on it an ongoing way.
A second issue is that my home network has a Netscreen running it, and Netscreens don't put the wireless network and the wired network in the same subnet. Nor do they make passing broadcast traffic between routed subnets trivial.
Consequently, many bonjour based apps worked terribly in terms of reaching my filer. I was able, ultimately, to watch video from the filer - but I have a television for that, and if I want to watch something while out of sight of the TV, I want that something to be displayed on a screen that can be easily stood up, then repositioned.
Now I have a CULV laptop for my dicking around the house toy. It runs win7 if I need it to, but spends most of its time running ubuntu. It has a useable local file system and is able to reach things in the house by IP address rather than by broadcast.
It is not magical and revolutionary, but it is very much more functional for me.
Boy, if they don't like apps that look like desktops, how much longer will the NPR or ABC apps live?
What, forever, because they're driven by major players?
Newsgroups. That's the ticket.
The thing which distinguished newsgroups for me - and continues to do so, in principle - was that they were truly a many-to-many medium. Any individual post had one author, but when posting you knew many others would read and many others could comment and in an unmoderated group, there was no one with veto power.
Also very importantly, no one owned all of usenet or all of a newsgroup, in the way that entities own websites - and are thus in principle liable for their content.
Sadly, as other tools became available many of the best writers retreated to less noisy forums, and I think few understood how much less interesting and surprising an owned and/or owned and moderated platforms were going to have to be.
"It's like someone fell out of a time vortex from 1990."
You've seen photos of the man, right? This is entirely in keeping with the "greed is good now won't someone put two in my center of mass" attitude that the man simply radiates, a hot stream of Bush era piss off simply fountaining out upon you.
Until now, only corporate types went near anything Ellison touched. He's the anti-Jobs, moreso than Gates, really. But now, with the Sun buy, I think his exposure to the world will start to go up, up, up.
is the point of that stupid dog website, the .net one?
Looking at it is like flashing back to geocities circa 1999 or so, back when pets with their own websites had just heated up the doublewide community in the rural South.
I've been using various Palms for around 10 years now, for contact management and for extensive use as an e-reader.
I relied on Handspring devices for five years, then tried (and did not like) the Sony variant and am now happy on a T3.
I started using Avantgo as a newsreader, and moved into RSS once AG was killed.
The great thing that the Kindle has done for me is create many more ebooks than initially were available (aside from hardcore dork things, which have always been available as PDFs and hence were things I could load up.)
The kindle and the Apple and the JooJoo are larger than I want to tote and give me much less control over what lands on the reader and how I use it.
Granted, you're now limited to buying used devices off Ebay if this is what you want to keep Ludding along with, but I hope by the time I finally have to give up on these, someone will have come up with something close to as good.
The title claims webmasters are up in arms about this.
The webmasters I know are fine with this. They design pages, do some front-ends for databases, and generally work on getting things out there for people to read on websites. Honest work.
Metz' piece does not quote any upset webmasters, either, despite the title - though the lede gets it right. SEO types are unhappy. Especially the lazy ones who wanted to be able to keep selling the same old crap to every new customer for the same outrageous fees.
Boo hoo hoo.
Who is driving your spellchecker now? Spellcheck would have offered both tenet and tenant as alternate spellings for whatever was fat-fingered in, so someone obviously doesn't know much about, hm, words.
The author should be off the hook; if the author used the word tenet, one hopes...
okay. scratch that.
Where did using tenant come from there? And can that person's left pinky fingernail be torn out as a way to raise staff morale and inspire them to stop making everyone look like droolers?
And can the resulting Staff Morale and Inspiration Lifting Exercise (SMILE) be posted to Youtube?
If this comes in at around a kilo, charger included, it's not competing against budget boatanchor notebooks, it's competing against higher end machines, the Thinkpad ultralights and high-end lightweight Macs. These are machines people buy with weight as a factor more important than cost.
If the screen opens properly it may be something I'll buy - I gave a netbook to my sister last year for Christmas, after figuring out how bad the keyboard was for the actual work I do, which involves typing but does not need a lot oomph. The screen was a problem, also, since it didn't fully open.
Sis liked it, I enjoyed playing with it, but even as a personal machine, it didn't work out.
This? This might do well for me.
Dunno. Seems to me that putting pockets behind Metasploit not be a good idea. Particularly not a security company's pockets.
Unlike Snort, Metasploit is an intrusive tool.
Seems to me that the first time some script kiddie starts poking around some company that uses logging with Metasploit and a few weeks later a Nexpose sales call comes in, an argument could be made that Rapid7 is deliberately beefing up Metasploit to drive sales of its security consultancy.
wouldn't it help to have the comparable NetApp performance score somewhere in this article?
I do appreciate the detail the article gives explaining the paternity of the joint venture.
Running for UK parliament on the labour platform? Sounds as if he ought, if he isn't yet.
A year or so ago their anti-spam hardware devices started developing troubles detecting viruses.
Questions were asked and answered on the Sunbelt mailing list; Alex Eckelberry stated "It (one of the viruses not caught by the product) is recognized by Bitdefender, but due to the nature of this trojan, I would trust defense in depth more than I would trust any AV engine."
What he meant to say was "your expensive antispam and antivirus product is currently unable to download a/v updates. Our admins have already been on yoiur system but are not permitted to tell you we have ID'ed the fault."
Also, the company issued a press release advising everyone using either its appliance or its software antispam tools to block all ZIP files at the gateway.
Can take either 3.5 or 2.5 disks and has very similar noise levels, but a bit lower - probably because they can fit larger, slower fans into the case.
The power consumption on the 409 is similar at idle (16w for the 409 versus 12w for the slim)
If only the Reg editors would ask their hardware reviewers to study up on benchmarking methodoloy or else focus on the usability and cite more thorough benchmarks than they can provide. benchmarking a nas properly ... it's a complicated process and the benches here provide precious little info, as is invariably the case in hardware reviews.
My tests of the 409 gui leave me very disappointed. It is much prettier than the Promise GUI, yes.
However, all that enabling NFS support does is start the NFS daemon - there is no option to work with /etc/exports given (that I could see) in the GUI in either simple or full mode. The only editor available at the commandline by default is vi. Asking a newbie try to work in vi and then try to get a working exports file going is just atrocious. At least the Promise NFS gui actually did ask "oh, um, who should have access to the NFS mounts?" and then set up an export, even.
Raid level migration is similarly murky. Expanding a raid from 1 disk to three in raid 5, you are not shown which disk will be used as the data source, you have to trust the device that it is in fact going to erase only the newly added disks. Very pretty but very uninformative as to which disk is where. Or how many total you will be left with.
If only the original promise 4300 weren't such a noisy beast! The 4600 is somewhat tempting, but does not give you what Synology does, real root access to the box and a package manager.
If I were recommending one of these to someone who wasn't a pro, though, I might recommend the gen 2 2disk Promise system in preference over a Syn 209, because while ugly the UI is actually more functional. I will wait and see to find out how loud the next generation of Promise systems are. The claim is that the 4600 is fairly quiet and fairly fast.
I had thought that the Register's official editorial policy was that there was no need to pay attention to CO2 levels?
Yet, this article seems to imply that polluting the Atlantic with soluble iron would be a good thing because it would promote CO2 capture?
Could you please get James Inhofe, your chief scientific advisor, to let you know which way to report this story? Good news, or totally unnecessary?
While you're at it, you probably need to sign up for his geoscience and earth history course. You likely already have the textbook inherited from Gran, but I've seen far too many Reg hacks act as if Evolution is something more than the devil's work.
and I find it to be a read-only device. Problem is, I do 60 wpm on a real keyboard, and don't read manuals. It's possible that it's a useful keyboard for those who are not used to going fast and/or who read manuals. I'm find with it as it is, though; the boss pays for it and he's not expecting me to reply from it, he's expecting me to know when gear sends me email.
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