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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

CyprusBlue113 Re:Or they will simply get it banned or restricted (517 comments)

True. I am preparing for a multi-year court battle myself over the right to put an antenna on my roof. I did it to myself, but fighting fascism from the inside is more effective when you're dealing with people who don't understand that in UDOTS, laws are for restricting governments, not freedom.
Still, I fear the battle is lost once you realize that a strip search at an airport is deemed reasonable. Before you argue what "a well regulated militia" means, you need to define "infringed". Well, I mean to say, you need to stop running words through Google translate English--doublespeak.
More to your point, I suggest you start reviewing the laws in your own town. Just because you haven't been prosecuted for violating a city ordinance or tax law, doesn't mean you're not guilty.

There shouldn't be any court battle over this if you did it correctly. FCC trumps.

about 2 months ago
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Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

CyprusBlue113 Re:Stop using Facebook (261 comments)

Dick Cheney brought us the current mess. He set the bar. W was just his sock-puppet.

Oh yeah, that makes sense. The son of a former President, former CIA Director, grandson of a U.S. Senator, and great-grandson of one of the 19th centuries rail barons was merely a sock puppet serving the interests of the son of a minor bureaucrat with the Department of Agriculture. You know, people should look at the nature of history before they start building conspiracy theories.

Every family has their dumbass.

about 2 months ago
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UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

CyprusBlue113 Re:Yeah, that's gonna work (254 comments)

Says the guy that doesn't have to manage a network that just outgrew an /8

about 3 months ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

CyprusBlue113 Re:Is he a senior? (251 comments)

This also explains using names like John Connor. You and I would be able to recognize the source of the name. It's much less likely that a senior citizen would, so it gives them a way to filter out the people least likely to fall for the scam.

Really? The original Terminator movie came out in 1984. People now in their 60s would have been about the same age as most of us here. Someone now in their 90s might not know about the movie, but I would bet at least as many people in their 60s and 70s know the name John Connor as do people in their teens and 20s.

Actually it would be the opposite.

The original terminator movie came out in 1984, the sequel came out in 1992. Someone born in 1984 is now 32 years old, you get a lot of people in their 20's who have never seen terminator.

If we add a non-western culture into the mix (in Australia, a lot of these telemarketers/scammers have thick Indian accents) they will likely have never seen Terminator, let alone make the John Conor connection. Also, it's not an unusual name.

I want to know how someone born in 1984 is somehow 32 years old in 2014. This isn't even hard math. The last digit is the same...

about 3 months ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

CyprusBlue113 Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

Got anything better?

Remove the laws and regulations holding back community fiber projects.

If you truly believe this is the problem, then you clearly have never tried to run a business in that market.

about 4 months ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

CyprusBlue113 Re:consider the source (529 comments)

Jeff Sessions, Tea Party Guy. Of course he's going to take the nativist view. He probably thinks Microsoft could just take the 18,000 people it's laying off and repurpose them to fill whatever positions it's trying to use H1B visas for. Because tech skills are interchangeable, right? And all those 18,000 are totally okay relocating across the country (or globe) right?

Just because a lot of his opinions are idiotic, doesn't mean this one is. Tea Party people terrify me, and I still agree with this point.

If all you see is the source in a vote, and not the individual messages or topics, you're part of the problem in our system of government.

about 4 months ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

CyprusBlue113 Re: Two sides to every issue (401 comments)

I hear the same arguments from failing restaurants, no one complains. People don't complain about the food, they just stop going there.

What you guys don't get is we just don't bother with you at all if you don't look attractive.

about 4 months ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

CyprusBlue113 Re: Two sides to every issue (401 comments)

We're paying a general market rate here (Palo Alto) plus ~20% and it's STILL hard to find good developers because of the competition with companies like Google.

Right, so you aren't competitive... This isn't hard, you just don't like the answer.

about 4 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

CyprusBlue113 Re:Good! (619 comments)

You think we'd have a lot of money if we didn't spend it on wars, imagine how much we would have if we didn't spend it on Welfare (corporate and social) which represents a MUCH larger number.

We could buy every working person a new fuel efficient car every year and repave all the interstates and still have money left over.

Yeah, all we have to do is kill the indigent, poor, lazy, and crippled. Imagine what a better world it would be.

about 5 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

CyprusBlue113 Re:Tragedy of the commons (462 comments)

History, and science, seem to think you're an idiot, and the parent is absolutely correct.

See: Tulips, Fishing, Whaling, Timber, Trapping, etc etc etc

about 5 months ago
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Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

CyprusBlue113 Re:The FCC has no right to dictate terms (208 comments)

#1 is critically important. It is my understanding that getting land rights to put up poles and lay cable is the largest hurdle for many potential providers, to the point of making it cost prohibitive. And who is lobbying to keep it that way? The one provider already in the area. This must be fixed. I agree with you that a free-er (as opposed to completely free) market solution is the best. We just need some ground rules to ensure that competition can be made fair.

Too many people are looking to strong-arm the companies with strict regulation instead of looking at the situation and providing an environment in which the free market can work. We haven't really had a chance for the free market to work, and #1 is a great example of why, so we haven't seen what the free market can do in this sector.

Let's try the less-government solution first. If that doesn't work, then we can go to the more-government later. We can ALWAYS get more government later. It's excruciatingly difficult to go the other direction.

No, you idiot, because this: http://trillastravels.files.wo...

about 6 months ago
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You Can't Kid a Kidder: Comcast's Cohen May Have Met His Match In FCC's Wheeler

CyprusBlue113 Re:Pretty Thin Ray of Hope (56 comments)

'You can't kid a kidder. Having been a lobbyist, he knows all their tricks,' says Blair Levin.

So this is what we've been reduced to? The disconsolate wish, having turned the regulatory body over to one of the kleptarchs, that he will discover not only his duty to society but also unbiased objectivity, and turn on his own? A ray of hope so thin strains my credulity.

I don't know, if done right it can go really well. See Joseph Kennedy and the initial SEC. He may actually be on the up and up, only time will tell.

about 8 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

CyprusBlue113 Re:How can the situation be improved? (513 comments)

"Perhaps it could feature democratically elected managers."

Because a popularity contest is the best way to chose technical positions.

As if it worked any different in private industry...

about 8 months ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

CyprusBlue113 Re:Root issue is lack of URPF and similar (92 comments)

The problem is you have to trust that peer to police their network.

It leads to a situation where one bad actor network with content can make it never successful.

about 9 months ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

CyprusBlue113 Re:Root issue is lack of URPF and similar (92 comments)

Let me try this as simple as I can. Just because you ran BGP with your provider, does not make you a peer or transit network.

You just said default route. That is a leaf node. You're at the end of the world. You are not peering. uRPF is useful when you're a leaf. It is *completely useless as a real peer* in it's current form.

Let me illustrate this for you with a completely made up scenario: You are Telia, you peer with Abovenet in 3 places, how do you configure uRPF on those links so that it keeps spoofed packets out and doesn't break all your downstreams?

about 9 months ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

CyprusBlue113 Re:Root issue is lack of URPF and similar (92 comments)

As one who has maintained an ISP's peering, it is no where near as complicated as you make it sound. Enterprise class hardware (from Cisco, Juniper, etc.) have builtin support for unicast reverse path filtering (uRPF) that's effectively processing free -- based on the routing table ("FIB" -- forwarding information base) -- very effectively preventing traffic from entering (or leaving) your network that doesn't belong there.

(As an end user, uRPF presents a small problem as the ISP DHCP server is a 10-net host and I null route 10/8.)

Yes obviously, which can be implemented in 2 modes: strict, which is useless as an upstream peer because you don't necessarily have best path down to them for everything you're hearing, or as loose, which is again useless as an upstream peer because you might as well turn it right off.

Dude, clearly you have no idea what you just read.

about 9 months ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

CyprusBlue113 Re:Root issue is lack of URPF and similar (92 comments)

The problem with this becomes what if you're a transit provider yourself. The logistics of managing that kind of fitering suck. It's why most peers don't.

There needs to be a middle ground between loose and strict like feasable. I don't want to accept packets for any route I have, nor do I want to drop any packet that doesn't head back the same direction. For reasonable filtering at that level, it needs to be "allow any packets that should reasonably come from this peer per their advisement that I can filter". Sure you can base it of IRR or something, but it would be much more effective if this was signaled than configured.

about 9 months ago
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An open letter to the management of Slashdot.

CyprusBlue113 Re:Noted (14 comments)

If you don't mind, can you also pass along how utterly offensive it is that articles are being deleted that are critical of the new site. It's worse than the beta itself. This is a user content site, and has always been open forum. The very fact that criticism is being squelched makes me want to walk away in disgust.

Your users aren't idiots, stop treating us like them, or there won't be any left in a month.

about 9 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

CyprusBlue113 Feedback (2219 comments)

Heres your feedback: The site is AWFUL.

The reason I have thus far not taking your survey is it is HOPELESSLY biased in your favor and useless.

Scrap the new site, or don't expect me to be here when it's implemented. Social media is fickle, and this site will be a myspace memory if you continue to ignore the userbase. We can always go tolerate reddit for a while until something else takes it's place. I've been coming here for 10 years, but this may end it for me.

about 10 months ago

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