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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

Dogers Re:Good (341 comments)

No choice over here..

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

Dogers Re:I've been toying with rolling my own distro (533 comments)

Does it have anything along the lines of yum verify (http://bencane.com/2013/12/23/yum-plugins-verifying-packages-and-configurations-with-yum-verify/) or yum history (http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/yum-history-command/)?

Genuine question! Last time I properly used FreeBSD I don't think pkg_add even existed? Have downloaded the 10-current ISO and will give it a try in a VM over the weekend..

about 3 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Dogers Re:Not malicious but not honest? (447 comments)

I know what you're saying, but to me if you're coding to a specification (even if he wrote it himself!) which says "if X then Y", surely you should create a test to ensure it meets the spec..?

Or okay, he didn't create the test, but perhaps someone else should have before integrating the patch. But yeah, hindsight, 20/20, etc :)

about 4 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Dogers Re:Not malicious but not honest? (447 comments)

If the RFC says the request should be dropped if the length doesn't match, surely that would be a specifically required test case?

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

Dogers Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (466 comments)

I'd love to see what AT&T would say if one of those companies suddenly piped up :)

about 4 months ago
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Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History

Dogers Re:ipconfig /flushdns (373 comments)

I assume you're doing that on your router too?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Will Squeeze Datacenters On Price of Windows Server

Dogers Re: They'll gladly pay (274 comments)

ASP.Net outputs HTML which any decent browser (and even older IE's!) can read without issue..

about a year ago
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Microsoft Will Squeeze Datacenters On Price of Windows Server

Dogers Re:They'll gladly pay (274 comments)

you cannot fail a Windows Server instance over from one physical Windows Datacenter server to another and then fail it back in under 30 days without violating the license of the Windows Server instance.

If both servers have datacenter licenses, then you can.

Server 2008: http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/C/A/FCAB58A9-CCAD-4E0A-A673-88A5EE74E2CC/Windows_Server_2008_Virtual_Tech-VL_Brief-Jan_09.docx
P10, paragraph 5 above the box
Or Server 2012: http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/7/0/7707E736-4557-4310-9709-87358F7E6D1A/WindowsServer2012VirtualTech_VLBrief.pdf
P8, paragraph 2

... licenses may only be reassigned to new hardware after 90 days. This, however, does not restrict the dynamic movement of virtual OSEs between licensed servers. As long as the servers are licensed and do not simultaneously run more instances than the number for which they are licensed, you are free to use VMotion and System Center Virtual Machine Manager to move virtualized instances between licensed servers at will.

about a year ago
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Paypal Rolls Out Photo Verification Trial In UK

Dogers Re:wallet (61 comments)

VISA & co haven't even gotten the stupid contactless stuff everywhere yet - how on earth does PayPal expect to break in?

about a year ago
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Btrfs Is Getting There, But Not Quite Ready For Production

Dogers Re:Happy with XFS (268 comments)

So root FS on ext3/4 and mount your large data volumes elsewhere as XFS. Job done?

about a year ago
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TSA Says Screening Drinks Purchased Inside Airport Terminal Is Nothing New

Dogers Re:The TSA needs to be stopped (427 comments)

The BIG thing to remember, make SURE the crook is DEAD.. a wounded burgler is deadly..

As someone once said - it's your word against their and if they have no words, well, who are they going to believe?

about 2 years ago
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TSA Says Screening Drinks Purchased Inside Airport Terminal Is Nothing New

Dogers Re:The TSA needs to be stopped (427 comments)

But who decides when Sovereignty starts? Obviously it's the guys with the bigger guns, but just because a land is populated by an unsophisticated society (by european standards) that did not value land ownership, shouldn't mean that they lose control of their land and get relegated to small reservations with a fraction of the territory they used to live in.

I say, do you have a flag?

about 2 years ago
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Firefox 12 Released — Introduces Silent, Chrome-like Updater

Dogers Re:It's not just like chrome... (411 comments)

Actually, Chrome also installs a service which runs as LOCAL SYSTEM, just like Firefox now has. Local system is higher than administrator, it's kernel level, for all intents and purposes.

If someone breaks the Chrome service, then it's just as bad as breaking the Firefox service..

more than 2 years ago
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Tools, Techniques, Procedures of the RSA Hackers Revealed

Dogers Re:An excellent summation. (54 comments)

My question is why do the client machines (heck, even servers) need direct unfettered internet access? Block everything outbound, use a proxy and you have control of it - especially if you have a proxy that can intercept SSL and runs AV.

Also, assuming Windows, you can lock down exactly what software is allowed to run. Don't have admin rights? Can't modify what can run, can't install new software, can't run malware.

Straight away you're far more secure.

more than 2 years ago
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No More SSL Revocation Checking For Chrome

Dogers Re:Why? (152 comments)

When was the last time you so much as looked out a window when you heard a car alarm?

The first few weeks after I got a new car..

more than 2 years ago

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