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Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

JaJ_D How does it feel to be you :) (612 comments)

How does it feel and impact your daily life to be, in some quarters, respected with almost demi-god like reverence, as someone who helped create the whole IT world we see around us?

more than 2 years ago

What Happens To Your Used Games?

JaJ_D Re:Ban libraries.... (276 comments)

Some of the comments depend upon where you are

Libraries are not free. They are, at best, pre-paid by local taxes. The build, maintenance and staff yes. In some countries publishers have to give free (yes 100% free, no cost etc..) copies of books to libraries.

You could start by not saying that public libraries are free.

may want to check my comments. I NEVER mentioned "public libraries" - there are many types of libraries (company, private, academic,etc..) as well as public.

more than 2 years ago

What Happens To Your Used Games?

JaJ_D Ban libraries.... (276 comments)

...we cannot have people reading copyrighted material for free!

Seriously where is this sort of BS going to stop?

more than 2 years ago

2010 Geek IQ Test

JaJ_D Question 21 (245 comments)

Apparently missing this question

Q) If you have a website, and have a Geek test, and this gets slashdotted, what sort of increase in traffic would you expect, and how would you cope.

I cannot get to the quiz!

more than 4 years ago

Blu-ray Update Sent To User Via Credit Card Records

JaJ_D Re:Cash (526 comments)

Ah but were you wearing gloves????

If not expect them to trace you


Here's hoping I am joking

about 6 years ago

FBI Wiretapping Audit Secrets Uncovered Via Ctrl+C

JaJ_D How much!!! (231 comments)

The FBI paid Verizon $2,500 apiece to upgrade 1,140 old telephone switches. Oddly the report didn't redact the total amount paid to the telecom â" slightly more than $2.9 million dollars â" but somehow the bad guys will win if they knew the number of switches and the cost paid.

It's more likely that the total number is large and people go "ok must be a lot" but at 2.5k usd per switch people would go "how fucking much!!!" - that's what they may want to avoid


more than 6 years ago



Home network configuration for a small business

JaJ_D JaJ_D writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JaJ_D (652372) writes "I am involved in a small business (two people) and we need to have a test environment that we can both use, log into, have a mail server, have a webserver etc..

Now the system will be Linux based (4-8 machines) going through (finally) a wireless router.

As part of the system (and the fact that I have been hacked by someone once before) I want to change the system so all comminications go via a proxy server (rather than the wireless router) and this is recorded and monitored (ie all traffic through the router [internet, IM, YM, keylogger traffic etc..] will be recorded and logged). As a sight downer my primary laptop (due to client restraints) has to be Windows based. I am the only user, and my business partner is aware that the system will be fully monitored and recorded (so people don't hack and accuire our software).

So the questions I have are:

a) What would be the ideal setup for the proxy server?
b) Are there any GPL tools out there that can be used to setup, configure, record, monitor and play back (pref on a machine, by machine basis on the logs) the recording of all the traffic in and out of the proxy?
c) How easy is it to configure WindowsVista to go through proxys?
d) How easy is it to set up a mail server in this system?
e) Any advice/help/comments that people have

Many thanks


Terry Pratchett has early onset Alzheimer's

JaJ_D JaJ_D writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JaJ_D (652372) writes "According to Paul Kidby's website, Terry Pratchet has been diagonsed with early onset Alzheimer's.

From the site:

would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's, which lay behind this year's phantom "stroke".


JaJ_D JaJ_D writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JaJ_D (652372) writes "Following the recent coverage on slashdot on the subject of global warming (and other issues like renuable energy), there are plans to build the worlds largest off shore Wind Farm off the coast of North Devon .

Currently the worlds largest off shore wind farm (London Array, which should generate enough energy to power a quarter of the homes in Greater London) is being constructed and the company who was initial involved in the London Array (Farm Energy) is also involved in this project.

According to the report "....it could be powering more than 1,000,000 homes by 2018", which would be enough to power all the homes in Devon (as well as some in Cornwall)."

JaJ_D JaJ_D writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JaJ_D (652372) writes "The BBC has got a nice little piece of history.

25 years ago today the ZX Spectrum was released (in the UK), and for £125 (250 USD at todays excahnge rate) you could get a 16 kB of RAM or with 48 kB for £175 (350 USD)

This was my first introduction to computing, and I still have my 16k (almost mint) and my 48k (not so mint) at home in the loft, and I can still remember the first program I wrote!

Looking back it is amazing the performance improvement of computing, in fact the standard size of an empty Word XP document couldn't be loaded into the memory of this little thing.

In the UK at least, this computer, more than anything else kicked off the whole home computing market, and triggered the first geeks sat at home in their bedrooms writing some fantastic code on this little thing.


JaJ_D JaJ_D writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JaJ_D (652372) writes "According to the the BBC there is now a security hole with the use of different cursers (see the Microsoft Security Advisory)

According to the report "Microsoft is investigating new public reports of attacks exploiting a vulnerability in the way Microsoft Windows handles animated cursor (.ani) files. In order for this attack to be carried out, a user must either visit a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit the vulnerability or view a specially crafted e-mail message or email attachment sent to them by an attacker."

It appears to affect all OS from Windows 2k upwards, although the wesite hole is protected in Windows Vista/IE 7 combo."

JaJ_D JaJ_D writes  |  more than 8 years ago

JaJ_D (652372) writes "How many times has a Unix user been stuck and typed in the now famous man to get all the details they need? (ok not as often as they should, granted)

Well today marks the 35th anniversary of the first UNIX "man" pages

The original versions are on the Bell-Labs site and the ironic thing is that they are now in pdf form and somewhat bigger than the originals!



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