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Porn Troll Panics, Dismisses Pending Lawsuits

GeorgeS Re:The TRUTH about Slashdot! (106 comments)

And yet you return again to experience that same feeling over and over

about a year and a half ago

Eben Moglen: Social Networking "Creating Systems of Comprehensive Surveillance"

GeorgeS Re:Moglen is right (236 comments)

I'd say the same but, I can not see your comment

more than 2 years ago

Eben Moglen: Social Networking "Creating Systems of Comprehensive Surveillance"

GeorgeS Re:Moglen is right (236 comments)

Hey slashdot....just show the fucking posts when I browse at -1
No need to sugar coat it for me.....I've been here a few years and I can handle it.
It's a real pain in the ass to have to load a comment in another window and then go back to where I was reading.

more than 2 years ago

US Threatens Spain For Not Implementing SOPA-Like Law

GeorgeS blocklists (508 comments)

I think it's time the IT industry as a whole(worldwide) just stops buying from US tech companies.
Fuck it....let the big, rich corporations fight our battle in congress. When these big tech companies see their sales drop down near $0 they will panic and do almost anything to fix it.

I know I'll be checking out the "block lists" before I start building up another data center and with some creative shipping I can get equipment from almost anywhere in the world :)
I vote with my dollars too!

more than 2 years ago

Massachusetts Plans To Keep Track of Where Your Car Has Been

GeorgeS Re:I've been waiting for this. (521 comments)

Thank you for explaining this better!
You are correct that anyone can walk down any street anywhere and tell anyone else what they see.
The issue here is the retaining of that data indefinitely BUT, only allowing government agencies access to that data!

I would not have as much of an issue with this plan IF they allowed public access to the stored data so we could snoop on the Politicians, DA's and Judges just as much as they will snoop on us.

more than 3 years ago

A Court's Weak Argument For Blocking IP Subpoenas

GeorgeS what about this? (220 comments)

Did anyone stop to think that perhaps someone from the rental car agency could have actually been the person driving the car at the time of the accident?
They do pick-up and deliver cars too.
And just as well, an operator at the ISP could have been the person using the IP address at the time of the incident and it would be the burden of the ISP to prove otherwise!

more than 3 years ago

IPv6 Traffic Remains Minuscule

GeorgeS Re:Force All Porn Sites to switch to IPv6 (406 comments)

or maybe make the new .XXX TLD IPv6 only.....with all the pre-registrations that would really drive the site operators to switch and eventually the end users too.

more than 3 years ago

Where does an old geek get a fresh start?

GeorgeS Re:Planning (5 comments)

I didn't actually take any courses with CompTIA, just took the cert. tests. I've been learning all this stuff on my own at home for the last 25+ years(started with a Commodore64 BBS way back in the early 80's).

I know I want to work with Linux systems and if possible I'd like to work with Cisco hardware as well.

I'm going in tomorrow to talk to the guy at ITT and if they don't include some Cisco certs in their courses then I'm out of there and I'll just keep studying on my own and keep looking for some real schooling/training that I can afford.

I already know that with a bit of studying and some hard work I can pass the Linux+ test at CompTIA.

Good advice though so Thank You!

more than 3 years ago

Google Videos Going Offline; Time To Grab What You Want

GeorgeS Re:The cloud. (131 comments)

Yet another reason not to use Google for anything other than what it is...A search engine.

more than 3 years ago

US Police Increasingly Peeping At Email, IMs

GeorgeS Re:Simple Solution (113 comments)

An ISP that blocks ANY incoming connections isn't an ISP.

Fixed that for ya.

more than 3 years ago

US Government Domain Seizures Failing Miserably

GeorgeS Re:tl;dr (132 comments)

I couldn't imagine running an on-line business and not having some sort of back-up plan in place in case the US government did make a mistake or just decided to seize my registrars servers for some reason.

Full disclosure before I continue....I run 2 of the Cesidian Root Servers

I also know that as long as my site has an IP address and a net connection my "customers" and the rest of the Internet will be able to access my systems. I am NOT dependent on ANY US based ICANN root server to keep my sites on-line and my business operating and/or making a profit.
I often wonder if ANY shareholders are aware of these critical flaws in nearly all companies on-line infrastructure !!....once those caches time-out your on-line
business is DEAD...period!...NO DNS = No more money to PAY CEO's bonuses and to pay dividends to shareholders.
How much has your company spent on back-up systems and redundant net links? will any of it matter if your customers can't reach the site? I would sure hate
to be the head of an IT department if my domains got pulled and the CEO, Board of Directors, shareholders and customers couldn't get their e-mail

The Cesidian Root was crucial in keeping the domain on-line after the seizure and since we have root servers world-wide now, no government
can take down any domain or TLD we serve.
We also offer TLD's that you won't find available on any ICANN server and if you really need it we can provide you with a custom TLD.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T's Metered Billing Off By Up To 4,700%

GeorgeS Re:One more reason to not do metering. (250 comments)

I'm not suggesting that my way is the only way but, after seeing the "bandwidth" monitoring on my DD-WRT enabled wireless routers( I have several) I wasn't really impressed. They don't track overall usage for very long and they don't track different types of traffic at all. They also don't differentiate between IP's.

Bandwidthd does track usage for up to a year, and months and weeks and days and tracks different types of traffic and tracks by IP address as well as the whole LAN.
It also was a great place to setup a firewall since all traffic on the LAN passes through this box now so I wanted a system with a bit more power and reliability than
a basic Linksys wireless router running on flash ram.

I'm sure there are several other ways to do this too.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T's Metered Billing Off By Up To 4,700%

GeorgeS Re:One more reason to not do metering. (250 comments)

Build your own "meter" ... Setup a cheap little spare box with 2 nic cards in bridged mode.They will not require a Real IP address so anyone can set this up!! Then just install bandwidthd and Apache2. It may not be perfect but, at least YOU will know about what your usage is and have something to show to back you up.

I've had this setup for years now and Thankfully I've never needed it...sure nice to know what my systems are doing bandwidth wise though!!

Doubt anyone here would need it it but, if someone does need some help with this setup feel free to email me.

more than 3 years ago

DNA Testing Proposed For All Felony Arrests In New Mexico

GeorgeS Nothing to hide? Protecting the public? (155 comments)

I would be all in favor of this IF it also included any and ALL elected officials and anyone serving the public such as Judges, DA's and police officers.
These people above all should have absolutely nothing to hide and should be forced to deal with the false positives just as much if not more than the average person.

more than 3 years ago

Can World Governments Veto Your Domain Name?

GeorgeS Re:A competing DNS, that's what happens (177 comments)

There are alternative DNS roots already. The Cesidian Root comes to mind right away and I'm sure there are others although I'm pretty sure AlterNIC and OpenRoot have been shut down :(

more than 3 years ago

If You Think You Can Ignore IPv6, Think Again

GeorgeS Re:IPv6 Mess (551 comments)

Guess what has to be done to have IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack? The IP stack of every IPv4 host needs to be updated!

at worst they have to wait for a timeout on every pageload which makes web browsing EXCRUCIATINGLY slow).

If the site is not on IPv6 they shouldn't have DNS entries for thier v6 addresses so why would people have to wait for a timeout?

more than 3 years ago

Internet Groups To Stream Live IPv4/6 Announcement

GeorgeS Re:Idiot! (185 comments)

I have no issue( I've been using IPv6 just fine for the last 2 years and have an IPv6 cert from but, the millions of people that may/might be required to Flash their own hardware may have plenty of issues.
and he is not correct....there may be plenty of ISP's that ask/require an end user to make changes to the settings on a cable modem or router...this is trouble...always will be...Period.

more than 3 years ago

Internet Groups To Stream Live IPv4/6 Announcement

GeorgeS Idiot! (185 comments)

OMG Olaf just told everyone they should not even notice the change over when asked what people needed to buy or do to get on IPv6!!

more than 3 years ago

Internet Groups To Stream Live IPv4/6 Announcement

GeorgeS Re:Seamless (185 comments)

::1/128 ftw :)

more than 3 years ago



Where does an old geek get a fresh start?

GeorgeS GeorgeS writes  |  more than 3 years ago

GeorgeS writes "I'm an old geek(gonna be 44 in 2 weeks) but, I want to finally break into a real career in IT. I barely have a high school education(GED) and a few CompTIA certs(A+, Network+ and just barely failed the Linux+ test) and I'm considering enrolling in the Information Technology — Computer Network Systems course at a local ITT Tech campus.
It's doubtful I could get into a real CompSCI college degree program due to the costs involved and my lack of education.
So I ask you all, is this the right course for me, should I just keep going with the CompTIA certs or is there a better way?"


GeorgeS GeorgeS writes  |  about 6 years ago

GeorgeS (11440) writes "It seems Tivo and DirecTV have made amends and worked out a deal to launch a new HD Tivo that will work with the DirecTV satellite service. This is great news for those of us that have been stuck with SD television due to our aging Tivo's that we refuse to give up. Now we all have a reason to upgrade and this could spur an increase in HD television sales which could further lower prices. The new Tivo/DirecTV sets are scheduled to be available sometime in mid 2009."
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