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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

Danathar Not for Federal Customers (150 comments)

If Amazon closed shop I GUARANTEE you the Federal Government will be able to get it's data regardless of what happens.

about two weeks ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

Danathar can't stop a VPN (429 comments)

So what will happen is that said bittorrent uses will use a VPN with bittorrent on the network. THEN what will you do?

about two weeks ago
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Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration

Danathar Great way to get Businesses & Gov to drop Fire (117 comments)

Many government agencies and businesses have Firefox installed as a primary or as a secondary browser available for use (in addition to IE of course).

They also have policies against the use of proxies, p2p, etc.

If TOR is included within Firefox and they don't give administrators a way to keep people from using it on the job you can bet they will jettison Firefox as an option for their users.

about three weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Danathar Philosophy of Science (795 comments)

It really irks me that we teach more about the objects of Scientific investigation in school (Biology, Physics, etc) then the actual philosophy of Science itself. Sure, there is usually about an hour in HS that covers basic Scientific approach but then it gets left by the wayside.

Schools should be spending more time discussing and learning the philosophy of Science itself.

Just my 2 cents.

about a month ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

Danathar Re:Why do they take the risk? (144 comments)

Both. You can make money and have the lulz...

about a month ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Danathar What exactly is YOUR definition of Net Neutrality? (531 comments)

Unfortunately you have to have an agreed upon definition of what net neutrality IS before you can have a reasonable discussion about what needs fixing. Unfortunately the issue has devolved into knee jerking reactions where each side's idea of what it means and when the government should or should not regulate mixed in with their own biases.

Take settlement free peering for example? When is it unfair when one side or the other has to accommodate a lopsided ratio of data transfer? When is it fair to say that that the disadvantaged peer should buy a dedicated line and move off of settlement free?

"I wantz my packets to go through no matter what"

does not address issues like above.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

Danathar Do you need a firewall? (348 comments)

So...

If you had a Server with one port open inbound (port 22).

Would you still need to put up a firewall? I don't see why.

about 3 months ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Danathar Re:When going into business with Friends (183 comments)

That SOUNDS a lot easier than you think.

Firing a relative or friend has repercussions outside of your business relationship. It simply isn't easy for most people who love and cherish their family and friends to toss them out on the street along with their kids.

Do you really think that a nasty money fight between friends and relatives with contractual obligations in a business would not affect the personal relationships between them?

about 3 months ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Danathar When going into business with Friends (183 comments)

This should serve as a cautionary tail of what can happen when you go into business with friends and or relatives. As soon as big money starts being made...unfortunately the greedy side of human nature tends to rear it's ugly head.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says

Danathar Antivirus, anti-malware, anti... (589 comments)

Did they factor in all the additional basic software into their TCO when buying windows? Most organizations don't.

about 6 months ago
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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Danathar REGULATORY CAPTURE (410 comments)

If this isn't regulatory capture, I don't know what is.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Danathar Re:Seriously (328 comments)

3Mb/s is more than enough to do HD.

about 6 months ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

Danathar Why I switched to Audio books (224 comments)

I've been ADHD since the 8th grade in the 80's. I simply can't read a book without skimming and turning pages when I come upon a section that seems boring. Since moving to unabridged audiobooks I'm actually hearing the whole novel.

about 7 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

Danathar Re:And yet they supported Obama (564 comments)

How many Slashdoters (and for the record I did not) contribute money to Ron Paul? I'd bet a LOT.

about 7 months ago
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P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

Danathar Re:Computable? Simulatable? (199 comments)

It's called "The Simulation Problem" and is best explained in Ian M. Banks scifi novel "The Hydrogen Sonata"

about 7 months ago
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Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

Danathar harping on limited amount of coins (301 comments)

Can somebody explain to me WHY it matters if there is a fixed amount of coins when you can split a coin to something like 8 decimal places, price and buy things in fractions of a coin.

The dollar practically speaking can only be split into pennies. I can understand why you would need more money made. Bitcoin will probably ALWAYS have enough atomic satori to go around.

about 7 months ago
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The Future of Cryptocurrencies

Danathar Expect Bitcoin to fail (221 comments)

"expect first-movers such as Bitcoin to fall,"

I'm still waiting as this has been said EVERY YEAR since Bitcoin has been created.

about 7 months ago

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Google and CISCO face off at the IETF over video codecs in WebRTC

Danathar Danathar writes  |  about a year ago

Danathar (267989) writes "Last week's RTCweb working group meeting at IETF 88 in Vancouver failed to reach agreement on a Mandatory to Implement (MTI) video codec for WebRTC. As Eric Krapf noted, the debate has been between Google's royalty free codec (VP8) and H.264, use of which can require royalty payment for use to MPEG-LA."
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Should IPv6 have NAT?

Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Danathar (267989) writes "Recently the IETF held a BOF (Birds of Feather) meeting to decide if they should proceed with creating a published standard for network address translation (NAT) in IPv6. Here are the minutes of the meeting http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/09mar/minutes/6ai.txt. NAT breaks the end to end nature of the internet and MANY applications. Organizations are demanding NAT in IPv6 before they deploy it so they can hide their network topology and have independence from ISP's when designing and addressing their networks. What do Slashdotter's think? Is NAT inherently BAD? Should the IETF proceed with putting together a standard? This single decision could have far reaching consequences on for internet applications for decades."
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Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Danathar writes "I have to admitt, I have NO idea what the purpose of giving Journal entries to slashdot users is.

What are they trying to achieve? Why should I post here? Why would anybody look at what I'm writing?"

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Is this a blog? What exactly is it for

Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I have to admitt, I have NO idea what the purpose of giving Journal entries to slashdot users is.

What are they trying to achieve? Why should I post here? Why would anybody look at what I'm writing?

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