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Boston Dynamics Wildcat Can Gallop — No Strings Attached

Glendale2x Re:Only one purpose (257 comments)

Why does it always have to be weapons? Why can't it just deliver pizzas or groceries autonomously?

about a year ago
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What Valve's Announcements Mean for Gaming

Glendale2x Re:HL3 (182 comments)

whoosh

Half-Life 3 is the new Duke Nukem Forever.

about a year ago
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What Valve's Announcements Mean for Gaming

Glendale2x HL3 (182 comments)

No, the only thing this means is that they're still not working on Half-Life 3.

about a year ago
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Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

Glendale2x Re:Say what you will (182 comments)

Netflix routinely touts all the stuff they do to make sure they have high availability - including loss of a whole zone - yet they are still often impacted by AWS choking. Something's not right.

about a year ago
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Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

Glendale2x Re:Say what you will (182 comments)

No, you have to manage your own redundancy and failover on AWS. Look at all the effort Netflix has put into programming failover and stress testing and yet they still have frequent outages with AWS.

about a year ago
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Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

Glendale2x Re:Say what you will (182 comments)

Outages with AWS and cloudy friends are becoming so common it's almost a non-story at this point.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

Glendale2x Re:Extensions needed! (399 comments)

If I send you an email encrypted with my private key then anyone can read it, but can also be (reasonably) sure the email did in fact come from me and hasn't been tampered with.

I'm familiar with that as signing, not encrypting.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

Glendale2x Re:Extensions needed! (399 comments)

No, they don't need the sender's public key to decrypt. The sender encrypts using the recipient's public key which is tied to the recipient's *private* key. That private key is used for decryption. And nobody should have the recipient's private key but the recipient themselves.

about a year ago
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First California AMBER Alert Shows AT&T's Emergency Alerts Are a Mess

Glendale2x Re:Really? (380 comments)

The last straw for me disabling them was when it wouldn't shut up with repeated alerts or obey volume settings. And it was for custody battle crap where I was still getting emergency alerts long after the news had reported finding them safe at a restaurant and were never in any real danger. Yeah, this probably makes me a terrible person for not caring about the children, but I don't need to be walking around with my phone constantly blaring loud noises, either. I signed up for SMS news alerts from local stations long ago which are far more effective for this kind of thing IMO.

about a year ago
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How One Drunk Driver Sent My Company To the Cloud

Glendale2x Re:agreed. double up! (290 comments)

You will never get a sla that returns money for the lost productivity.

Not entirely true, you can negotiate such things with many providers, but it will cost above and beyond the default contract.

about a year ago
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Apple Updates MacBooks and Mac Pro Desktop With Haswell, "Unified Thermal Core"

Glendale2x Re:and... (464 comments)

A decade ago I would have cared about the ability to swap cards and redo the internals on my computer in 6 month or less intervals, but honestly performance changes these days are slow and trivial by comparison that by the time I feel a part needs upgrading it's probably to buy a new computer anyway.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Files Dispute Against Current Owner of XboxOne.com

Glendale2x Re:What's there to dispute? (381 comments)

Microsoft has staff lawyers that won't cost them anything other than the fee to file the dispute. Since the domain just goes to some GoDaddy parking page filled with ads it's more likely to go in Microsoft's favor. I'm sure their lawyers are aware of this.

about a year and a half ago
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Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy') Release Planned For 1st Weekend in May

Glendale2x Re:Wheezy (226 comments)

Toy Story.

about a year and a half ago
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FCC Issues Forfeiture Notices to Two Business for Jamming Cellular Frequencies

Glendale2x Re:This is awesome (350 comments)

Go read Title 47.

about a year and a half ago
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FCC Issues Forfeiture Notices to Two Business for Jamming Cellular Frequencies

Glendale2x Re:It should be legal (350 comments)

It doesn't matter. The jammer is transmitting on a licensed band of which the operator is not the licensee. That alone is illegal in any licensed band irrespective of the jammer part.

about a year and a half ago
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FCC Issues Forfeiture Notices to Two Business for Jamming Cellular Frequencies

Glendale2x Re:Tip of the iceberg (350 comments)

Shielding is fine, mostly incidental anyway, and isn't an offense. Transmitting on a licensed band when you're not the licensee, on the other hand, is very illegal. Jammers do not "block" RF; they are transmitters. Unquestionably illegal (the jammer part doesn't even matter, really) unless you're the licensee of whatever it's transmitting on.

about a year and a half ago
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Six Retailers Announce Recall of Buckyballs and Buckycubes

Glendale2x Re:Seriously? (343 comments)

You mean CAT scan?

An MRI is a really big superconducting magnet. If you swallowed some of those balls, had them get stuck in your intestines, then went for an MRI... I can't imagine that would be a very pleasant experience, having several balls forcibly pulled through your soft squishy organs.

That was the joke, i.e. "eat them and go die".

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To (or How NOT To) Train Your Job Replacement?

Glendale2x Re:You're a contractor. Your "secrets" are yours (292 comments)

I'd say "what's to teach?" They have the source code, and presuming it's documented or well commented, well then that's that. There aren't any secrets. Whether or not the replacement is up to the task at hand is a totally different issue and I'd say is not the poster's problem in the least. If the new kid is worth anything and can actually program then he can easily learn all the "secrets" by reading the code and learning from it. Help familiarize him with the unique points of the particular project? Sure. Teach him how to program? Nope.

about a year and a half ago
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Brian Krebs Gets SWATted

Glendale2x Re:This should never happen (240 comments)

All that ended when we went to the Interwbz for phone. Now I have no idea how phone calls can be made unspoofable.

Implement RSA on telephones and have key-signing parties like we did in the good old days. Done.

But the tubes are supposed to be anonymous.

about 2 years ago
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Certificate Expiry Leads to Total Outage For Microsoft Azure Secured Storage

Glendale2x Re:Somebody (176 comments)

Eh, don't put anything too important that you can't live without on systems outside of your control.

about 2 years ago

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Verizon Refuses to Provide Complete IPv6

Glendale2x Glendale2x writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Glendale2x writes "I'm the progressive sort of guy and I want to go full dual-stack, IPv6 for the future, etc. However I recently tried to turn up a new Verizon circuit with IPv6 (after a 6 month fiber install process) and to my chagrin the order they accepted back in May they're now saying it's against their policy to provide. They're missing around 29% of the IPv6 internet and refuse to carry it. Tell me again how we're supposed to encourage IPv6 adoption when there's huge black holes like this?"
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