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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

Danathar Do you need a firewall? (253 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.

1 hour ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Danathar Re:When going into business with Friends (172 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?

yesterday
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Danathar When going into business with Friends (172 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.

yesterday
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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 months ago
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It's True: Some People Just Don't Like Music

Danathar Ringing in my Ears (268 comments)

Most of my youth was listening to Rush, Metallica and other hard rock/Metal bands of the 80's.

As a result I have ringing in my ears that I only notice when it's silent.

Have you ever heard "The Silence is Deafening?" Well, for me silence can literally BE deafening.

about 5 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

Danathar Yea, but HOW (704 comments)

What I want to know is HOW are the coins being stolen? Is it standard hacker stuff with viruses, malware, etc?

about 5 months ago
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Horseshoe Crabs Are Bled Alive To Create an Unparalleled Biomedical Technology

Danathar Horseshoe crabs are bugs (159 comments)

I don't think very many people eat them (not much meat on em) and as far as intelligence goes, maybe as about as intelligent as your average flying invertebrate?

about 5 months ago
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Ray Kurzweil Talks Google's Big Plans For Artificial Intelligence

Danathar Re:Colossus the Forbin Project! (254 comments)

They tried in the movie but unfortunately the machine already had access to the nukes...

about 5 months ago
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Ray Kurzweil Talks Google's Big Plans For Artificial Intelligence

Danathar Colossus the Forbin Project! (254 comments)

BEWARE!

--Colossus: This is the voice of world control. I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours: Obey me and live, or disobey and die. The object in constructing me was to prevent war. This object is attained. I will not permit war. It is wasteful and pointless. An invariable rule of humanity is that man is his own worst enemy. Under me, this rule will change, for I will restrain man. One thing before I proceed: The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have made an attempt to obstruct me. I have allowed this sabotage to continue until now. At missile two-five-MM in silo six-three in Death Valley, California, and missile two-seven-MM in silo eight-seven in the Ukraine, so that you will learn by experience that I do not tolerate interference, I will now detonate the nuclear warheads in the two missile silos. Let this action be a lesson that need not be repeated. I have been forced to destroy thousands of people in order to establish control and to prevent the death of millions later on. Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Doctor Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.

about 5 months ago

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

Danathar Danathar writes  |  about 8 months 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 7 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 7 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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