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Recipe For Building a Cheap Raspberry Pi Honeypot Network

DECula Re: I don't understand all I know about this ... (68 comments)

Throw up new box on the internet. How long is it safe these days?
"They shouldn't try to break into" != (They won't || They can't)
Counter-intelligence deserves a place in a security kit these days.
Not only can it waste their time, you should get logging of who is
knocking on the door.

Of course, denial has always been a great security tool.

about a month and a half ago
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Why It's So Hard To Predict How Caffeine Will Affect Your Body

DECula as a long time abuser (212 comments)

I have never come close to the minimum lethal dose (injected) of 3.2 grams, but I have done as much as 1.2 grams in a 24 hour period. It's great for focusing on 1 project. A few jitters, but not horrible - compared to the time when I went cold turkey on sugar for 2 months and had a 44 ounce unnamed citrus soda. It was hell trying to play Duke Nukem.

I'm a bit aware that my ordering a pound of white powder and having it sent through the mail may raise some eyebrows, but they'll just have to find their own. It's MINE, all mine, I tell ya!

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

DECula Re:Reduce gun violence? (436 comments)

"GUNS DON'T MAKE THE INDIVIDUAL SAFER. THEY INCREASE THE RISK OF DEATH AND GUNSHOT WOUNDS FOR EVERYONE AROUND."

cars don't make the individual safer. they increase the risk of death and injury for everyone around.

knives don't make the individual safer. they increase the risk of death and slashing wounds for everyone around.

ex_wives don't make the individual safer. they increase the risk of financial ruin for everyone around.

where would you like to stop?

    welcome to life. play nice with the others, as best you can, and remember, no one gets out alive.

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

DECula Re:Reduce gun violence? (436 comments)

Nice post, grantspassalan.

      I would only add that the first 10 amendments are called "The Bill of Rights" and have additional weight of a promise to the People when they were accepted. Changing them shouldn't be as easy as, say, the 18th amendment was. For just reasons.

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

DECula Re:Reduce gun violence? (436 comments)

The only one of the 23 executive orders that bear public scrutiny is allowing the CDC to study gun violence. Why fund this through the CDC when there is an agency with FIREARMS in it's name. I'd imagine it's to come up with some bullshit laws like OSHA has been involved with. IMHO

-dec

about a year and a half ago
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New York Pistol Permit Owner List Leaked

DECula Re:F*ck off, gun haters (899 comments)

Hell I don't get why this hasn't been modded up. I was taught to shoot by an neighbor in the Air Force. My father was busy doing something in Vietnam, so he didn't get the opportunity. I was 8. The lady who commented above is bang on, there were guns. We respected guns, but humans even more so. Why should she be penalized for the criminal actions of others? I hope you get to enjoy shooting those targets forever - it was promised to you.

about a year and a half ago
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World's First Linux Powered Rifle Announced

DECula Re:So.. (272 comments)

+1 too funny

about a year and a half ago
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Worldwide IPv6 Adoption: Where Do We Stand Today?

DECula Re:killer app? (327 comments)

Are you counting before or after filtering? My point is that certain filtering schemes are going to be hindered by ip6.

about a year and a half ago
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Worldwide IPv6 Adoption: Where Do We Stand Today?

DECula killer app? (327 comments)

Unless we come up with a viable DNS RBL for ipv6, the killer app for ipv6 is going to be spam. Hey mister, wanna buy a Rolex?
I hope someone is working on services like this. I can also imagine one heckofa bot net once we get all those soda machines and
refrigerators online.
 

about a year and a half ago
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Raspberry Pi vs. Cheap Android Dongle: Embarrassment of (Cheap) Riches

DECula hardware vs software (233 comments)

    you are missing a critical point. break out the IO on the USB dongle. Make it turn lights on
    and off. sure, you can slave it to other USB devices, but there is a nice IO header on the
    PI for those who wish to play with it. it's comparing apples to oranges.
    The PI was made with hardware tinkering in mind, the USB dongles - not so much.

about a year and a half ago
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IQ 'a Myth,' Study Says

DECula lemme guess (530 comments)

"If there is something in the brain that is IQ, we should be able to find it by scanning."

The test group consisted entirely of politicians and the control group was Slashdot readers?

about 2 years ago
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Gmail drops support for connecting to pop3 servers with self signed certs

DECula Re:Typo (2 comments)

It's a good thing you caught that!

about 2 years ago
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How Red Teams Hack Your Site To Save It

DECula Re:In my days we called them whitehats (58 comments)

It's from the military side of cyberspace:

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/042508-red-team-blue-team-how.html

about 2 years ago
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Google Outage Shows Risk of Doing Business In China

DECula Re:anyone else curious (113 comments)

So you did catch that the Pakistani company's upstream was PCCW?

about 2 years ago
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Google Outage Shows Risk of Doing Business In China

DECula anyone else curious (113 comments)

if this could be related to the BGP routes issue last week
http://blog.cloudflare.com/why-google-went-offline-today-and-a-bit-about

seriously, there should be a 1 strike rule on announcing prefixes that are
not in control of the announcing entity.

about 2 years ago
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Nokia "Suspends" Its Free Developer Program

DECula Re:damn that would affect all.. (136 comments)

then MS should call Windows 8 the same platform name on devices that can't run the same applications, no?

about 2 years ago
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To Mollify Google on Moto Patents, Apple Proposes $1/Device Fee

DECula Re:At last an offer. (582 comments)

now now, apple has shown it's more than capable of doing business without Google.
Look at the wonderful maps they came up with!

about 2 years ago
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Apple Posts Non-Apology To Samsung

DECula Re:A sincere apology... (413 comments)

- As someone who has been on /. longer than that (and around technology of any kind even longer) - all I can say is "this too shall pass".-

you young apple hipsters with your sub 10,000 uid's

about 2 years ago
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Apple Posts Non-Apology To Samsung

DECula bottom line (413 comments)

This is what you get when you expect corporations to behave as people.

about 2 years ago
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Zero Errors? Spamhaus Flubs Causing Domain Deletions

DECula Re:Legit .info user? You must be the first. (170 comments)

"and the expected cost of blackholing china was... $25..."

Good post. I agree with you and have also implemented this type of 'fix'.
I'd really like to see what your long term *savings* end up versus that $25 investment.

about 2 years ago

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Gmail drops support for connecting to pop3 servers with self signed certs

DECula DECula writes  |  about 2 years ago

DECula (6113) writes "In a move not communicated to it's users before hand, Google's Gmail servers were reconfigured to not connect to remote pop3 servers that have self-signed certificates, leaving folks with unencrypted connections, or no service when getting email from other services.
Not good for for the small folks. One suggestion was to allow placing the public keys on Googles side in the user configuration. That would be a heck of a lot better than just dropping users into never never land."

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