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The Avengers: Why Pirates Failed To Prevent a Box Office Record

Cytlid What if ... (663 comments)

... you stole the money from a pirate to see the movie? Who loses then?

more than 2 years ago

Belarus Bans Use of Foreign Websites

Cytlid Belarus? (361 comments)

You've spelled "America" wrong.

more than 2 years ago

Zuckerberg Only Eating Animals He Personally Kills

Cytlid I knew it! (544 comments)

That's what he's doing! Jees, you'd think I would have figured it out by now. He's eating our privacy.

more than 3 years ago

Murder Trial May Turn On Missing Router

Cytlid Re:Any other evidence? (214 comments)

I agree Brian. I'm a network engineer as well, and uh, even if they find the router, unless it's logging itself to flash, they won't find any evidence. Maybe if it's configured for voip that's some pretty pressing evidence. I think if they want to find out where the call came from, the "stolen router" isn't the key to the technical piece of the investigation. The routing of the phone call is. It would be routed through the telco system a certain way, and if he did fake it, the origin of the call would be the server where the voip client (router or otherwise) was registered, and not his wife's cell phone. A subpoena to the telco in question would yield better evidence and the router config, or the router itself would become a moot point. It's a network. The tracks through the network are the evidence, not any single piece of equipment.

more than 3 years ago

Samsung Keylogger Stories a False Alarm

Cytlid Re:Wife's Laptop (183 comments)

That should read that her laptop is a year _older_ not newer... oops. We all make mistakes.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Keylogger Stories a False Alarm

Cytlid Wife's Laptop (183 comments)

My wife has a Samsung R580 which is almost a year newer than the laptops the guy mentioned in the article. I was going to scan it with some decent rootkit programs (like f-secure blacklight or rootkit revealer) only to find out some of my favorites don't work with 64bit Win7. I wrote to the guy who wrote the article, asking about the name of the "commercial security scanner" he installed. He never replied back. I booted my wife's laptop into Linux last night using a Live CD, and performed some find commands for supporting files of the StarLogger program (which showed up in a google search). Nothing. I was thinking if this was true, hers was exempt because it was almost a year older. Turns out, I find out today, I did more research than this supposedly "phd security expert" had.

more than 2 years ago

Inside a Verizon Wireless Superswitch

Cytlid Re:Which Switch? (107 comments)

This isn't a datacenter. It's a telco central office. My point is there's a big difference.

more than 3 years ago

Inside a Verizon Wireless Superswitch

Cytlid Which Switch? (107 comments)

I love the vernacular "switch". It's a telco switch. Not to be confused with the more nerdy (and hopefully slashdot-friendly) network switch. As in Layer 2 of the OSI model. Because the $50 gigabit switch sitting on my desk can handle "tens of thousands of gigabytes of data a day" as well. Maybe I'm just not impressed with telco stuff, being a network nerd and overall "virtual protocol" kinda guy. Just wanted to point out if you're thinking network switch like I was, you won't be comparing apples to apples.

more than 3 years ago

N.C. Official Sics License Police On Computer Scientist For Too Good a Complaint

Cytlid What can I say? (705 comments)

I moved to the south four years ago. Sometimes, I think the motto should be "The South: Afraid of the Internet for over 200 years".

more than 3 years ago

Look Forward To Per-Service, Per-Page Fees

Cytlid Three Laws of Robotics (400 comments)

If this comes true, just like the three laws of robotics, this can only come to one conclusion. All the best technology will reside outside of the United States. Move and prosper.

more than 3 years ago

Georgia College's New Policy — Reporting All P2P Users To the Police

Cytlid Georgia? (421 comments)

It's Georgia right? They'll probably hand you over to police if you have teeth.

more than 3 years ago

A 3D Lego Fabricator Made of Lego

Cytlid Name? (87 comments)

Maybe they should have called it "GCC"...

more than 3 years ago

Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Sell Speeding Passes for $25

Cytlid They're going to need that $1 billion... (825 comments)

... for all the lawsuits of families who's loved ones die in speed-related accidents. Would make it too easy for lawyers. "Oh look, he bought a $25 'get out of jail free card' 45mins before taking out three other cars." Why are people in this country so stupid?

more than 3 years ago

Belgian ISP Claims One Customer Downloads 2.7TB

Cytlid In other news, ISPs cannot do math. (276 comments)

If you read the ars technica coverage on this story, that same ISP offers connections up to 100mbps. If 100mb/sec is 12.5 Megabyte/second, and there's 86,400 seconds in a day, that's a little over 1TB a day. So if that customer has the top tier, let the bandwidth go full boar for less than three days, then disconnected it for the rest of the month, he could get just under 3TB. They should put more realistic constraints to their resources. This guy used less than 10% of what was possible (full bandwidth 24/7), if he's at the top tier. Granted, I understand the ISPs point of view. This is excessive. But their service offering was a factor. Why sell it then act surprised because it was used?

more than 3 years ago

New Tool Reveals Internet Passwords

Cytlid Title is Inaccurate (140 comments)

It should read "New Tool Reveals Windows Passwords".

about 4 years ago

Tracking Down Wi-Fi Interference?

Cytlid Crappy Soundsystem (499 comments)

A few years ago I purchased a simple sound system, (actually I believe I got it for free when I purchased something else like a TV), and it was a Panasonic. It didn't come with rear speakers, but they had these wireless rear speakers, so I bought them a few months afterward. These were 2.4 ghz as well, but they interfered with the wireless upstairs something horrible. We would sit down to watch TV (you know, like prime time, 8pm-10pm) and turn on the sound system, and it would kill our wifi access instantly. The worse part about the system is that it scanned channels automatically and picked one which wasn't being used. I live in a suburban area, and you can see 10-20 SSIDs from my house. Needless to say there are not many channel "holes". Perhaps one of your neighbors has a similar setup? I've since bought a new sound system complete with wired rear speakers.

more than 4 years ago

EFF Says Forget Cookies, Your Browser Has Fingerprints

Cytlid Public Place? (175 comments)

I'm all for privacy, don't get me wrong. But is the Internet a public place? I mean, if I go out to lunch somewhere with my wife or a friend, anyone can take pictures of me. People can see what I'm wearing. They can overhear my conversations, and maybe glean my name or address from them. They can look at my car and my license plate. A whole slew of valuable personal information about me can be gathered from something as simple as a lunch date. Someone can follow me. Anything can happen, really. Is being on the internet any different? Just because it happens while you're at home, behind a computer, you're accessing the public world from the privacy of your own home. Is there something in the human brain that wants to pretend they're in a private space when they're not? (Think people in their cars). Just because it's virtual and not tangible, doesn't mean it isn't public. Your "address" on the internet is a public space, even if you don't like it. Just like the address of your house is public. My point is this. Your picture of your aunt Sue in your "Pictures" directory on your computer is private information. Chances are noone has that same image in that same spot, named exactly the same thing. Your IP address, what browser you use or sites you've visited is not private information. It's generic information. Some person uses Firefox. And Ubuntu. And they went to and their ISP is ABC corp. I'm glad the EFF is a watchdog group keeping an eye on these things. But sometimes I'm just a normal guy doing normal things and if I told you everything I did and where I went, you'd be bored to tears.

more than 4 years ago



Is Linux Sexy?

Cytlid Cytlid writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Cytlid writes "There's a story over at LinuxJournal that highlights many of the benefits of Linux. One of the topics mentioned was some of the nice bells and whistles that can be added, as those are some of the heralded features of other operating systems. So my question is, is Linux sexy?"
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