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Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

Jayfar Re:Change log? (115 comments)

Same here.
Popup without ANY indication what was installed or why.
No mention of anything in AppStore Update history either.
They do that already for regular security updates.
Why not for the auto-pushed one ?
At least I would have expected to see a "Security update automatically installed on December 23. Click here for more info." message.

I agree. You can find the install info, but not in the App Store where you'd expect to see it.
About this Mac -> More Info (opens System Info) - under Software, click on Installations, then click on the Install Date header to sort.

about a month ago

Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

Jayfar Re:It should be noted that... (115 comments)

What you assume is incorrect. Automatic updates are not enabled on my Mac, and this update was the first ever that installed all by itself, merely notifying me after it had done so.

It installed automatically on my Mavericks machine with a notification afterwards. The option I have checked that allowed it is: System Preferences -> App Store -> and checkbox "Install system data files and security updates"

about a month ago

Bezos-Owned Washington Post Embeds Amazon Buy-It-Now Buttons Mid-sentence

Jayfar Re:I'm not sure these buttons belong to the Wash P (136 comments)

No. Bezos bought the Washington Post newspaper and online version, but he did not buy the Washington Post Company, which owns slate.


First, Slate is a property of the Washington Post Company but is not part of the Washington Post. Neither it nor Foreign Policy nor the Root have been sold. In fact, Bezos isn't even buying the building in which the Post is currently located.
--end quote--

about 5 months ago

How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

Jayfar Re:Congressional fix? (217 comments)

You use that phrase a lot, blissfully unaware that there's no such legal device as imminent domain. Maybe you're referring to eminent domain? Not being able to spell the term, you probably know very little about what it entails.

about 9 months ago

Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

Jayfar Re:the moral of the story (448 comments)

No, this was a clear violation of CPNI. They either needed to confirm his identity via physical photo ID or his password/Pin over the phone. If they gave ANY information about his account at all, even the fact that he had one, without the Pin/Password they violated CPNI and their fines will be substantial.

Now if his Pin was something stupid like his birthday, well that's his own fault.

As far as I understand it, CPNI rules only apply to telecommunications carriers.


about a year ago

JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

Jayfar Full Retard (292 comments)

With the astounding ignorance of patents shown by the majority of posters here, not to mention lack of knowledge of the actual claims listed in the proposed patent, /. has officially gone full retard.

about a year ago

JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

Jayfar Re:Has nothing to do with bitcoin. (292 comments)

The patent is a near-exact description of how paypal works.

Minus the ridiculous fees no doubt.

about a year ago

Meet the 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins

Jayfar Re:The problem is collecting the bounty (291 comments)

Of course, Bitcoin probably doesn't go very far at the Terre Haute prison commissary.....

Oh I disagree. I would imagine the population there would be familiar with the Silk Road.

I think that's the Hershey Highway you're thinking of.

about a year ago

Lessons From the Healthcare.gov Fiasco

Jayfar Ot-of-pocket-maximum is your friend (501 comments)


Your insurance pays everything after you hit your annual out-of-pocket-maximum. For instance the lowest-end plan offered by my employer:

Lowest premium with highest deductible
No office visit co-pays, but member is responsible for full cost of care until $6,000 (individual) or $12,000 (family) deductible is met
No co-insurance responsibility - After $6,000/$12,000 deductible/out-of-pocket max is met, plan pays 100% for covered services
Certain preventative care is covered at 100%
Prescriptions have the same co-pay amounts as other PPO options ($10 for generic, $40 for formulary).

As an individual, my total yearly cost beyond the premium payments is capped at 6,000.

Note a lot of plans have a higher out-of-pocket-max than the deductible.

about a year ago

Xerox "Routine Backup Test" Leave 17 States Without Food Stamps

Jayfar Generator transfer switch test? (305 comments)

With various reports referring to it as a power outage and others as a test of backup systems, I'd guess this was a generator load test where something went wrong with the transfer switch. We do those off-hours monthly at the data center where I work and, being the nervous sort, I'm grateful they usually coincide with one of my days off, although ours have gone smoothly.

about a year ago

Goldman Suspends 4 Senior Tech Specialists After Trading Glitch

Jayfar Re:Let me get this straight (140 comments)

Some high profile companies/people fucked up and lost money, so the market shut down.

Er no, this was an unrelated glitch with Goldman 2 days *before* last weeks Nasdaq shutdown.

about a year and a half ago

Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria That Can Colonize Most Plants Discovered

Jayfar Re:Now all we need is a bazillion immigrant labour (187 comments)

Let me know if they ever figure out how to apply this bacteria to seed before planting or spraying after sprouting. Then they'll have something worth talking about.

Er, that's exactly what is disussed in TFA:

"The process that Cocking developed, based on his discovery, is known as N-Fix. It involves covering seeds in a non-toxic coating that contains the bacterium. As a seed sprouts and the plant grows, the bacterium enters through its roots, and ultimately ends up in every cell of the plant. This means that every one of those cells is capable of fixing nitrogen from the atmosphere – just like sugarcane does."

about a year and a half ago

Rat Attack Causes Broadband Outage In Scotland

Jayfar Cause code: Rodents (85 comments)

At the ISP where I work one of our ticketing systems actually has Rodents as a standard cause code.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T Goes After Copper Wire Thieves

Jayfar T1s go missing too... (338 comments)

I work for an ISP and recall, I think it was last year or maybe early this year, that one of our Atlanta data customers had 3 circuit down trouble tickets over the span of several months where the reason for outage ultimately turned out to be theft of telco cable. 3 times!!!

more than 4 years ago

Stupid Data Center Tricks

Jayfar Re:Know your colo contracts (305 comments)

After the usual confusion it was finally determined that one of the ISP's staff had "noticed a cable not quite seated" while working on the data center floor. He had apparently followed a "standard procedure" to remove and clean the cable before plugging it back in. It was a fiber cable and he managed to plug it back in wrong (transposed connectors on a fiber cable). Not only was the notion of cleaning the cable end bizarre -- what, wipe it on his t-shirt? -- and never fully explained, but there was no followup check to find out what that cable was for and whether it still worked. It didn't, for nearly a week.

Actually there's nothing odd about cleaning a fiber connection at all and it is a very exacting process (see link below). Apparently exacting in this case just didn't include re-inserting the ends in the right holes.

Inspection and Cleaning Procedures for Fiber-Optic Connections

more than 4 years ago

FTC Targets Massive Car Warranty Robocall Scheme

Jayfar Consider yourself lucky... (361 comments)

...if you were only the recipient of these robocalls. For several days a few months ago I was the recipient of massive blowback from these calls. My number was one that a robocaller was programmed to spoof and I received dozens upon dozens of calls, some of them extremely angry. I finally ended up recording an explanatory message on my voice mail.

more than 5 years ago

FBI Seizes All Servers In Dallas Data Center

Jayfar Core IP Networks LLC???? (629 comments)

Funny google never saw a website for this supposed company and its 'datacenter,' it only appears as a listing in a couple online business directories with no real information. Nearly 50 customers out of service? As another poster suggested, I suspect this is one small potatoes colo/hosting reseller who had their rack of servers confiscated from a larger colo facility.

more than 5 years ago


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