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Is Whitelisting the Answer To the Rise In Data Breaches?

Jaruzel Re:SLASHCOTT (195 comments)

I'm SO sick of this 'Fuck Beta' crap.

YOU the /. community are one of most technically-able groups of users on the internet. Therefore, instead of whining about a FREE service that you no longer enjoy, why not group together and build something better? If it's better than /. (not hard...) then your user base will come. A handful of you could throw up a simple blogging system in a few hours, whilst you work on something permanent...

So instead of bitching about it to corporate owners who do not care, get off your arses and build something better.

http://altslashdot.org/ seems to be offline at the time of writing - a good effort but when I did look at it yesterday it seems to be 90% ideas, and sod all development. The best sites on the net, didn't spring into life fully formed, they evolved. The important thing is to just get something up and working as fast as possible.

(Why am I not joining the effort? I'm a Windows guy, my linux foo is simply not good enough else I would.)

-Jar

about 8 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

Jaruzel Re:Vanilla.js FTW (573 comments)

Seriously, This.

I *hate* JQuery, I also *hate* that every time I ask the internet for how to do X in JavaScript, 95% of search results are actually JQuery examples.

I'm not a pro site builder, I do little projects for fun, I DO NOT need jQuery. It seems to me that so many script-kiddies who have actually NO IDEA how to write JavaScript, bolt-on JQuery by default and then live inside the $ class, using unaltered code lumps ripped from the aforementioned search results.

Until JQuery is merged with the core JavaScript library on most browsers (which is kinda pointless seeing as it's just JavaScript anyway), It CANNOT be considered a 'core' language and is still very much an 'extension' which may or may not be supported in browsers going forward.

Anyway, rant over... :)

-Jar

about 9 months ago
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Building an Open Source Nest

Jaruzel Re:Cold zones (195 comments)

Aha thanks. Good reading on that link. I now understand much better what's going on.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

Jaruzel I reckon... (533 comments)

Ignoring the '3 line' thing because that's just dumb, my vote for the most run piece of code on the planet right now would be:

DNS. Either the part that queries or the part that answers.

Think about how many times that's being called at this moment, globally.

(And yes, this Ask /. is the stupidest ever.)

about 9 months ago
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Building an Open Source Nest

Jaruzel Re:Cold zones (195 comments)

Mind sharing which Honeywell it was that you bought?

I've recently swapped out an old rotary one for a DT90E, and I'm really not happy with it - it keeps flicking the boiler on/off too often :(

Thanks.

about 9 months ago
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Partially Censored Database From Snapchat Intrusion Released

Jaruzel Re:Almost no value (51 comments)

I've just scanned the CSV version - they all seem to be US users as well, either that or Snapchat has useless geographical data.

about 10 months ago
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HTTP 2.0 May Be SSL-Only

Jaruzel Re:Only if I can use self signed certs (320 comments)

I tried that - then discovered that MS Exchange* will NOT do ActiveSync properly to some devices unless the cert is proper trusted one.

Bloody annoying.

If the world wants https-everywhere, then a) free trusted signed certs must be available for everyone (like StartSSL offers, but with wildcard certs as well), and b) the ability to attach different certs to virtual hosts on the SAME ip must be enabled (IIS on Windows can't do this - can Apache/non-MS-Webservers do it?)

(*And no, I wont swap to a Linux/SendMail/Whatever solution, as I'm a professional MS consultant, so have to eat my own dog food)

-Jar

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mitigating DoS Attacks On Home Network?

Jaruzel Re:How are they finding you? (319 comments)

You're changing your MAC address? wut? and why?

Because that's a good way to 'force' your ISP to re-allocate you a new IP immediately. Not that I agree with the practice as it's clearly not working in this case.

-Jar

1 year,10 days
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An Animated, Open Letter To J.J. Abrams About Star Wars

Jaruzel Re:Please ruin it like you did Star Trek (376 comments)

IIRC, the baddie starship in 'Into Darkness' *IS* a 'Dreadnought' class - so you may be right about that connection.

-Jar.

1 year,22 days
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How To Turn Your Pile of Code Into an Open Source Project

Jaruzel Re:Approachable download for the way! (176 comments)

...code compatible with the most incompatible OS currently available

Also the most widely used on the desktop, which makes your argument invalid.

Unlike Linux, Windows enjoys (typically) a compile once, run anywhere model. Hence the desire from Windows users to obtain pre-compiled binaries - why should I waste time compiling source into the same binary that countless other Windows users have already got?

I want to enjoy using my platform of choice, not waste endless hours watching packages download, and compilers run.

-Jar

about a year ago
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Calibre Version 1.0 Released After 7 Years of Development

Jaruzel Re:Does it do custom folders? (193 comments)

Why is all the good stuff already modded 5, when I have mod points?

This. Pretty much why I don't use my Mod points when I get them any more. I'm a daily /. reader, but even then, everything worth modding is already modded :( It's like the system hands out mod points to EVERYONE all on the SAME day, about ONCE a WEEK...

-Jar

about a year ago
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"Piracy Filter" Blocks TorrentFreak for 4 Million Sky Customers

Jaruzel Re:Add DNS for "legitimate" sites (122 comments)

Your idea kinda works....

But:
1. What if the block filter is also blocking the IP address?
2. What if the block filter is scanning the HTTP 1.1 request header that will contain the line 'host: <blocked-domain>' ?

for your concept, I believe it's quite simple to configure a linux distro to be a DHCP server for your network that also does DNS and performs it's own querying of the DNS root servers, so your concept is totally doable technically, i'm just not sure how it well it would work in reality...

-Jar

about a year ago
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Signs Point To XKCD's Time Ending

Jaruzel Re:Misleading summary (226 comments)

Dude...

I just read this:

http://remembersue.tumblr.com/remember

Wow. :( Made me cry a little.

I won't say I'm sorry, as I don't know you, but thanks for sharing; There's so much shit on the Internet not worth reading these days, it's nice sometimes to find something so real and emotive.

-Jar

about a year ago
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Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

Jaruzel Re:I thought it was designed that way. (191 comments)

Really? - Something goes on with BES and the RIM service - coz when theres a RIM outage, BES based BBs can't get mail.

about a year ago
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Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

Jaruzel Re:I thought it was designed that way. (191 comments)

So the issue is with POP3, and not ActiveSync? Ahhh, that makes more sense then.

about a year ago
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Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

Jaruzel Re:I thought it was designed that way. (191 comments)

I've read all the comments on this thread (at time of posting) and this is the FIRST commenter that actually understands what the problem actually is.

For BB10 devices:

[BB10] <---> [Your-Exchange-Server-via-ActiveSync]

For nonBB10 devices with BES or BIS:

[BBxx] <---> [RIMs Email Proxies] <---> [Your Email Provider]

So, yes, if BB10s are sending email creds to RIM, then that's huge fuckup.

My guess is, someone forgot to comment out that lump of code when they switched to ActiveSync support.

-Jar

about a year ago
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WWVB Celebrates 50 Years of Broadcasting Time

Jaruzel Re:Nearly the entire globe- except not really (97 comments)

I'm pretty sure, that outside of the US, Joe Public doesn't even know WWVB exists, which is a shame as a single standard global time signal (back in the day) would have been kinda cool.

Here in the UK we have something similar (even runs on the same frequency):

http://www.npl.co.uk/science-technology/time-frequency/products-and-services/time/msf-radio-time-signal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_from_NPL

It's referred to as the 'Rugby clock'.

-Jar

about a year ago
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Microsoft To Shut Down TechNet Subscription Service

Jaruzel Re:This is mostly outdated service (280 comments)

You have no idea what you are talking about.

Technet has not been about the help pages for years - Technet was about providing legal software with keys for evaluation for as long as you kept your Technet sub going.

As other posters have said, 90-180 days is not enough to learn/evaluate platforms. I for one would not have learnt anything useful for Exchange 2010 if I had it running in sandbox lab with no real email flowing through it - I use it as my home email server, for 5 accounts. I migrated my previous Exchange 2003 installation into it, an arduous task that took weeks to complete correctly and I learnt SO much in the process - that's not something a dry lab environment could have provided. (and for those that say I'm falling foul of the T&Cs, I'm not - I don't class my home environment as a 'Production system'.)

Losing Technet for me is a big loss - my alternatives are MSDN (too expensive for non-contractor who likes to dabble/upskill), or the MS Partner programme (also fairly expensive and maybe not available to individuals). I might just say f*ck it, and migrate over to non MS software over the next few years, turning my back on 20+ years as an MS whore.

I think MS have lost the plot recently, and seem to be doing their best to alienate all their current userbase and developerbase.

-Jar

about a year ago

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From Bedrooms to Billions, a UK Gaming Story

Jaruzel Jaruzel writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Jaruzel (804522) writes "Eurogamer.net have an acticle on an upcoming film about the origins of the UK Games Industry called 'From Bedrooms to Billions'. It's being crowd funded on Indiegogo but is currently short on its target amount.

The film will tell the story of the UK video gaming industry from 1979 to 1996, a period in gaming which was very different from the rest of the world. They plan to interview several key figures in the UK gaming industry including Elite creator David Braben, Eidos's Ian Livingstone and the venerable Jeff Minter."

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Legal Purchase and Download of CD Quality Music?

Jaruzel Jaruzel writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Jaruzel writes "Over many years I have faithfully ripped my vast CD collection to uncompressed WAV audio, and I play it all back via a custom built pc, with all the appropriate digital audio stages, into a high quality amp and speakers. However, it is becoming obvious that buying music on physical media is fast becoming obsolete, which leaves me wondering; Where is the best place to preview, purchase, and download complete albums? The service I'm looking for should provide a vast library of differing music (I have eclectic tastes), and be able to provide the audio in a non-DRM format (obviously) that can be easily converted or played back. If no such service exists, what do slashdotters feel are good alternatives ?"
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Jaruzel Jaruzel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jaruzel writes "In response to the ongoing consumer shift away from Plasma to LCD as the technology of choice for a television (as previously reported on Slashdot). Three major Plasma manufacturers, Hitachi, Panasonic and Pioneer, have formed a coalition and created a website that promotes the benefits of Plasma over LCD. By comparing things like Screen Burn, Motion Blurring, and Viewing Angles, they hope to prove that there's still life in Plasma screens yet."
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Jaruzel Jaruzel writes  |  about 8 years ago

Jaruzel writes "The general public can now register websites ending with .mobi as the backers of the mobile net hope to overturn consumer apathy, according to an article on the BBC. Only one in 10 mobile owners use their phones to surf the net due to concerns over cost, speed and poor content. Sites ending in .mobi are designed for phones and must meet agreed standards. It is expected that over the next year, more than 200,000 addresses will be registered.

Is this all just hype, or is .mobi finally the right launchpad for true mobile Internet ?"
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Jaruzel Jaruzel writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Jaruzel writes "The BBC reports that 'SanDisk succeeded in overturning an injunction ordering it to remove its audio players from its stand at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. A court in Berlin had ruled against the US-based company, which has refused to pay Sisvel, an Italian patents firm, for a licence to the MP3 audio format. SanDisk says it uses a non-patented technology to play back MP3 files. However Sisvel insists that any equipment capable of playing or recording compressed MP3 files must be fully licensed.'"

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